I'm in the process of brainstorming a story, and it's still in that fledgling, exciting stage where there's all sorts of unanswered questions that I can just sit back and think of explanations for. Here's the gist of it: A strange, black dome called The Night has encapsulated the Kingdom of TBD and prevented anyone inside it from getting out or anyone outside it from getting in, sort of like in Stephen King's Under the Dome. Inside The Night is a equally strange black fog called The Fog (the creativity department of the Kingdom of TBD has become a little lazy) that has the equally equally strange ability to condense itself into certain shapes and forms, creating equally equally equally strange demon-like creatures called Shadows, which are basically The Fog's attempts to mimic the various creatures contained under the dome to suit it's nefarious needs. The purpose of these beasts is to wonder around either slaying people or, preferably and if at all possible, collecting their souls, which for the purpose of the story, appear as small, white flames (unless you've committed great evil, in which case they just appear as dull, gray orbs). I have most of the details ironed out. I know what the dome is and why it was summoned. I know that the Shadow's want souls, and I know that they aren't interested in souls that produce no light, but for the life of me, I can't think of what they want them for. I know a major theme for this story is Light and Dark, if that helps any of you guys brainstorm, but I don't know, it's just not coming together for me. I'm not asking you to write the story for me, I just need someone to throw me a bone so I can figure it out on my own (unless, of course, you're idea is really good, in which case I'll just steal it verbatim). Oh, and by the way, if reading the title made you think of the video game Demon's Souls, then I have accomplished my mission for today.