I'm gonna give you some elements and you tell me how you would write this story in a quick summary and with notes. If you think I should add, remove, or change anything please let me know. The story concerns a singular main character: Toric Valgard, with many other supporting characters. Of note, those characters are: Valius Valgard (Brother of Toric), Lily Valgard (Daughter of Toric), Kara (Mysterious Prophetess to Toric), Sidonis (Semi-Divine Being, ally to Toric in early story), the Icelord (initial antagonist), and Vercyx (primary and later antagonist). There are other characters well, including Ghor Skullgrinder, the Mangler, Avelynn, and Navia, but they're not important for this part of the story. The idea is that Toric has a daughter named Lily. Something happens to Lily (such as being killed) and Toric embarks on a quest to retrieve/revive her with the help of an ancient evil known as the 'Darklord', otherwise known as Sidonis. Toric communicates with Sidonis and does as he orders all in the hope that the Darklord maintains his promise - and yes, he does indeed deliver Lily back to Toric. Unfortunately, by doing the Darklord's 'bidding' he has doomed the world... but that's the thing; Toric has been planning this the whole time. According to 'legend', the world was to be destroyed by the Darklord's brother, Vercyx; Vercyx would have completely annihilated the mortal races, and Toric knew this. The Darklord on the other hand simply wants to rule; he's just as evil as Vercyx, but he's not as extreme; to enslave and rule the world is his goal. Toric figures it is better to let the Darklord enslave the world so that one day they could rebel, rather than let Vercyx completely annihilate everyone and everything. I sort of want to have Toric kidnap/abduct a little girl who developments Stockholm syndrome (where the captive sympathizes with the captor), but I don't know how to implement that. So a little bit more about the characters: Valius: Keeper of the North (elite warriors who protect the realm of Asgeir from the repeated invasions of the Icelord); later becomes the Warden of the North (leader of the Keepers). After realizing Toric plans to free Sidonis, he pursues him but falls into a trap as Sidonis possesses his body. Kara: A woman draped in a red, elegant robe, with obvious mystical powers. She seems to be able to foretell the future, and offers advice into Toric's quest. She knows that Vercyx will destroy the world and so she sets into motion the events that will free the Darklord who will combat Vercyx. I have a theory that would suggest she orchestrated the death of Lily to get Toric to pursue the Darklord's offer. Sidonis, Vercyx, and the Icelord: These are all Shaia; Kara may also be a Shaia, but that's just a theory. Long ago the Shaia fought for control and Sidonis was the most powerful one; his brother, Vercyx, rivaled him but could never overcome him. Vercyx and the Icelord combined their forces and devised a strategy to imprison Sidonis beneath Under Deep for all time. Vercyx and the Icelord were later defeated by the Elves and forced into hiding. The Icelord was pushed into the Northlands where he united the Iceni tribes into a cohesive army. Vercyx was terribly wounded and fell into a deep slumber in order to restore his power, but the Elves estimated that time and wrote down a prophecy to warn those of the future. The Icelord repeatedly invades Asgeir, but is always beaten back by the Keepers of the North. Never mind guys.