I thought up another story concept that made it seem like Darkness was really the good side and Light was corrupt. I’m sure this is not a new concept in any way, but it was interesting to take my characters and place them on different sides and see where it leads. Here’s what happens…
The Story Plot
Three mages decide to better fend off Creatures of the Night and Dark energy by sacrificing themselves to create three different crystals of power. Together, they create a border of protection around certain areas. Anything on the outside of these protective borders are considered part of the Dark Realms and are hunted and rebuked by those of the Light. However, those who are guardians of these crystals found they could channel that power through smaller crystals worn around the neck. This makes it possible to access that energy and in turn make them more powerful.
These necklaces get handed down through different generations until there are a multitude of these small crystals floating around. All of them are corrupt, and because they all tie in with the larger crystals, now they are corrupt too. The malfunctioning crystals allow leaks in the borders. Creatures start to slip into the Light. It is as though the very things created to protect the people and the land are now the enemy and not the other way around. Nature itself has begun a downward spiral of unbalance, which no one seems to understand except for a handful of people.
One of which is actually a low-life creature that looks like a giant toad that has lived on the outskirts of society since the formation of the first crystals. This “toad” reaches out to a particular person, who has seen one of his friends drop into a state of greed and lust. The creature has been locked away from even Darkness itself, but once freed it weaves a tale of truth behind the crystals. Unless the people want their land to truly be protected, they need to destroy what they themselves created.
Everyone believes that the creatures coming into the Light are trying to take over. They are truly trying to stop the crystals from ruining their own land. Naturally, the hero has to destroy what people are deeming as “good” in order to stop evil.
Either way, this hero going through hell… ouch!
Seems the concept of this as I was writing was not just about Light vs Dark, but misconceived perceptions of others. Sometimes what we perceive as one thing, doesn’t necessary turn out that way. Perhaps when those three mages created the first crystals, they were under the impression anything outside the norm shouldn’t exist.