10 November 2006

NaNo- Day 10, Wheels in Motion

From this point forward there is no turning back for my characters. Deeds have been done, schemes put into action, oaths taken. The antagonist massages his manipulations and adds another layer. He has a partner in his deceit, and isn't sure the two of them have the same agenda. Being a good antagonist, he does the proper thing. He goes behind his partner's back and does a little scheming on the side.

In his arrogance, he figures he can handle the consequences of what he is about to do. At least his partner would have known enough to be scared. The antagonist is about to conjure a Godhunter and set it loose in the world. Unfortunately, godhunters are not bloodhounds - just give them the scent and turn them loose. That's what the antagonist thinks he is doing. Godhunters are single-minded destroyers of deities. Problem is, they aren’t real choosy. In their little pea brains, the only solution is kill all the gods you can get your grubby hands on. After all, that is their Raison D'ĂȘtre.

The god that is the object of all this virulence is unaware of the plot against him. He is about to do something extremely stupid. Walk among mortals as one of them. In mortal form he takes on the vulnerabilities of the species. He couldn't have made it any easier for the godhunter if he had himself giftwrapped and delivered by FedEx.

Then again, godhunters aren't the only ones out to get him. Demons want a piece of him, too, and oh, the dark god that he banished to the furthest plane? He's on his way back and pissed. The antagonist is sending soldiers to take his daughter away, a ship with a prophet aboard sails into the middle of the fray, and the lives of hundreds of innocent people are on the frontlines as all these factions meet up at the same location.

If my god character doesn't show up to work tomorrow, I'll understand why.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you're having fun. :)

Carla said...

The idea of a god who comes down to earth and then regrets it is a great one! Good luck with it! By the way, have you read Terry Pratchett's 'Small Gods', which also plays with a related idea?

Constance said...

Gabriele - it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. *g*

Carla - haven't read much Terry Prachett and not Small Gods. My god doesn't exactly regret coming to earth, he's there to rescue his daughter. Whether or not she needs rescuing, that's another story...

Carla said...

'Regrets' was the wrong word, 'gets more than he bargained for' might have been better. I was thinking that your mention of a god who comes down to earth and has to cope with the vulnerabilities of being in mortal form is an interesting premise.

Constance said...

"Gets more than he bargained for" is perfect. Did I mention he's a bit arrogant, and gets taken down a peg or two?
:)

Carla said...

You didn't, but it sounds highly appropriate :-) Arrogance maybe goes with the territory if you're a god, and taking on mortal form is asking to be taken down a peg or two. I rather like the sound of that. Will we get to read it after NaNo?
When NaNo's over, you might like to take a look at Small Gods, unless you've already decided you don't care for Pratchett. I think you might like it a lot :-)

Constance said...

I have another novel that has to take priority over this one. I'm going to see if I can finish one and edit the other without losing my mind. If you're volunteering for Beta, I'll let you know when it's at that point.

I'm undecided on Prachett. I've only read part of one novel... that I can't remember. May have to give him another try.