Shaman: ( dialogue: warns the Wattali of P’munte raid) – ” ”
Governor of the border tribe: reacts. disbelief. ensures their is no reason the Pmunte would raid. Denies the Shaman’s claims.
Story Details: Link to Story script drafts ( a menu with drafts, by date )
Visual: Background: Huts, border of river, jungle vegetation. Long houses, cabins, canoes, tribal dressed villagers. Details ( supporting cast: women with children, carrying babies. Men doing chores, women doing cooking, men carrying animals. women carrying buckets of water. Men whittling sticks. Youth, playing volleyball. Women carrying fruits.
Storyboard: A. ( shaman design. name. costume. portrait. Expression. Artifacts, gesture) Warning, pointing, eyes appear white, like blind. A stoic, ancient, tall figure.
B. The governor and others, laugh, and mock, jeer, and aren’t worried at all.
C. Show the description of the Umbreed army, and the slaughter, raid.
Audio: Soundtrack: folk, intro. Casual. happy. Interrupted by drama, ( like beethoven storm) when Shaman describes the raid.
Dialogue: Voice acting. Shaman. Governor. Other Committee members. Laughing mocking people.
Visual: Background. a painting of the Temple antechamber, the Jongo, and Wikkoth, and the 4 interns and shaman in foreground or left side, entering, with trepidation. Details: heads on pikes, as icons. Headless bodies as counters, icons, buttons.
Map: details of huts, locations of cast. Tent of shaman.
( style of D& D, or Tolkien- appears handwritten, or calligraphy on a scroll: rather than perfect font, of Skyrim- Can start with type links, – then use scans of lettered hand drawn, as images that link to page locations of map items )
Cast: details of each cast, list, and info – character sheet.*
Variations: costumes, physiques. ( later can figure out how to set up a dress up doll, character creation, and save the details, to use as the characters- for now, just have new art, for several versions)
Audio: soundtrack background: a sweeping, dramatic intro theme, that plays each time the main menu is open ( after the intro preview drama: while maybe is a one time cinematic when the game starts) – that blends epic, with anticipation, and horror; segues into metal, and classic.
Voice over: actress/actor . 1. introduces name of game: “Congo Jongo: Wattali: Massacre“
( last word said with a menacing hiss, The first two words of title, said brightly, like an upbeat cartoon intro).
Map audio: soundtrack background –
( a tedious, bach-like, piano piece that is fast, and many layered melody. Followed by a simple, progression of chords by a wood wind or brass, bass instrument; choir. about 15 seconds excerpts, spliced together. that repeat, loop, auto play)
Main Cast: Jahon
Shaman* ( name later)
boy betrothed to Selya *
Mernuda( choose name later)
Jongo, Wikkoth, Blasphemers, Defiler, Thezrog,
Jotugg Mnemoth, Kornelious,
Tribes: P’munte, Zampuni, Wattali, Nashona,
Current scope of story:
Pmunte, Talverna, Wattali, Outpost, Crooked Sailor Bar, Sheogarto, Pmunte Temple antechamber – caverns of Mnemoth. Brief glimpses into Nyhaelos – through Bn’thosf oram’en.
Artifacts: 5 gifts of shaman*. Eye of mnemoth, Armor ( name later),
Vimril swords of Glorinne.
- details ( link to story/script rough drafts)
Mid story cast influx: Valtor, Jindra, Crissin, mechanic( name later) .
Main seeds for next story: Tabruo, and Carenna, and boy training, in Talshanna. Kornelious. Suathra. The Nashonan farm lords
( origin of umbrion: Misidis.)
The thing that the wikkoth and nihelim fear – Xth’raddon. Grimoire of Mnemoth.
Next story takes place in Virago Mara – Zaydimar.
( with the supplemental scenes – Scheherazade’s Paradigm). -later look up the document with the variant Sharizad, and 3,000 days.
The third story takes place in Witchfynder – in space station. and planned to combine the time travel in history, with an outer pursuit of the Drinna, Gormax, and the Biresan
( a three part story, featuring Rylanda’s search for her uncle, and learning her origin: giving a tour of the concepts: leaving them as stand alone series, to develop in any direction: )
Congo Jongo, – GGA Pre code horror,silver age
Virago Mara – bronze age fumetti, copper
( which can be a variety book, focusing on individuals: ie Zaydimar. Then Skerrah, then Wynpera, Suathra – like a Dc’s Villainesses)
and Witchfynder – copper age, movie age.
( like a quantum leap, or time travel, star trek: historical sci-fi)
*( name later)
Umbreed, Wikkoth, Mnemoth, Jotugg, Nihelim, Crepusculoids, Eogol, Xth’raddon, Suathra, the Jongo, Thezrog: feature as antagonists through all 3 series – and don’ t require their own book Umbreed.
However, if I have time, – that book would be ( like, Predator, or Aliens and be) a survival, gore, suspense thriller; like zombie apocalypse.
But since that story requires the least literary concentration, and cross referencing, I want to develop the most sophisticated ones first:
In order of:
Congo Jongo – the most challenging: soap opera, 4 interns, youth, passion, tension, jungle, tribes, appearance, animals, vegetation. Most beautiful backgrounds, and appealing : as both GGA and pre code horror. Oldest references, and tribute, most effort to study, and acquire vintage. Good starting point also.
Virago Mara: like assassins creed, skyrim, sin city, gladiator. Slightly less effort for the characters. more dynastic, drama. Requiring less humor, and more of a spy vs spy; combat scenes, and betrayals; angry faces; muscles, martial arts. locations, city, tunnels, architecture. Readily available modern references. Lesbian interludes. Doesn’t require many animals, vegetation. Ninjas, samurais, amazons, harems, arenas. Some horses. And costume, armor, designs, helmets, battle scenes.
( like Usagi Yojimbo – a dour, sordid, feudal tale)
Witchfynder. can be completely invented sci fi stations. Historical references, locations. Period costumes. Blue skinned aliens, and green dino/lizard men. Space costumes, military. Ships. Robot, lasers. Lasers are the easiest way to draw combat, and horror scenes don’t require as many gestures or elements. Story is least constrained by fact accuracy, and can be easily invented, without much concern for resembling any reference. Time travel element, allows for making stand alone stories, that have no impact on the subsequent stories.
( like Lois Lane Superman’s girlfriend, stories, by DC: which had make believe stories, using their characters, and then claiming it didn’t happen- gives the writer, the most freedom, to do anything they want, everytime: easiest, and relaxed, fun way to weave stories: is to make it up as you go, and not worry about dead ends, or plot holes).