I've recently been brainstorming yet another little story, and while I'm definitely interested in where this one goes, I'm having trouble coming up with a motivation for one of my stories most important characters: God. Sort of. Backstory time!: The story takes place in present day Southern California and focuses on a young woman named Annabel who, while contemplating suicide at the end of a pier, notices a necklace with a oddly-shaped stone carving falling out of the sky. Assuming it was dropped by a seagull, she pulls the necklace out of the water and, desperate for a reason to live, claims that it will be her good luck charm, believing that "at the least, no harm can come of it." The necklace she found, however, is no ordinary necklace. The stone at the end of it is called the Godstone, and it's a highly envied piece of treasure throughout the galaxy. While not much is known about, what is known is this: -The Godstone's abilities are nigh-infinite and completely unpredictable. -The Godstone itself is not a living being, in the same way that a powerful storm is not a living being, but it is no less a force of nature. -While the Godstone has infinite abilities, it has limited reserves of energy. It cannot create energy for itself, and in order to recharge it must pull energy out of its surroundings. Annabel, who was unaware of the Godstone's true nature when she put it on, is now its latest host, and it will not let go until its energy needs are satiated. Throughout the course of the story, Annabel is caught in a two-way war for the Godstone. She is initially befriended by the Guardians, human-like beings whose purpose is to keep the Godstone locked away forever (wink wink, nudge nudge), but who lost it generations ago and have now finally caught up to it. She is also being pursued by the Tankuran, a small group of terrorists representing many different species who, with the rising of their new leader, have only recently shifted their focus on attaining the Godstone. Each member seeks the Godstone for their own purpose. For the most part, I have everyone's motivations determined except the Godstone's itself. Late in the story I have planned that a being will manifest itself using Annabel's energy and refer to itself as the Avatar of the Godstone, but I don't know who this being is or what it intends to do. The only thing I know is that the Avatar has no human emotions and is, by our perceptions, evil. I want the Godstone to have some malicious, or at least cold, purpose, and at the very least I want it to be something that cannot be sympathized with. I thought, after determining that the Godstone can do anything, this part would be easy, but I was wrong; when you can do everything, it's hard to do anything. I'm not asking you to write my story for me, but any ideas you come up with are more than welcome.