I just thought about this plot a few hours ago. I have no names for the places and all that, but before I start developing this tell me if its unoriginal. In this continent there were many barbarian tribes who often fought one another. These barbarians were really savage, they were uncivilized people and natural warriors. One of these tribes, the (i'll be referring this tribe as conquerors) conquerors, led by Bob (no name yet xD) started expanding their territories, and using battle tactics and strategies the conquerors easily defeated the other tribes. Bob and the conquerors united the lands, and the barbarian lands became a Kingdom. Writing systems and many other advances were discovered, and the lands flourished. However (I borrowed this from Norse Myth) the Jotuns and many evil creatures often attacked the Kingdom, and so the Great Wall (I took this idea from China) was constructed around the Kingdom. However, the story plot lies many centuries later... The direct descendant of Bob, King Mike, has been fearful for years. He knows the two most notable noble families, the Lancasters and the Yorks (yes, the plot is taken from the War of the Roses) have wanted the throne as long as he remembers. One day, the King sucumbs to a mysterious illness (assassinated), and the Lancasters and Yorks start quarrelling over the throne. Their followers start fighting, they start paying mercenary bands and assassins to kill their enemies, thieves take advantage of the opportunity and start plundering towns and the Great Wall falls, leaving the Kingdom unprotected. One of the Yorks' spies discovers that a small kid living in a city is the son of Mark, the Legendary Mercenary (brother to King Mike) thus, being the rightful heir to the throne. They try to kill him, but is protected, hid and trained by his father's best friend, now the leader of the mercenary band. Along with the mercenaries, he plans to put a stop to the events unraveling in the Kingdom... Note: The names I used are not the ones I plan to use in the story... Whaddya think eh??