Hey guys, I'm new to this forum but I am hoping that somebody out there could give me some advice? Okay, so, without revealing too much about my story, I have been having some trouble developing the details surrounding a curse one of my characters suffers from. While he is not the centerpiece main character, the entirety of the plot depends on him and his curse, otherwise there won't be a story. I know exactly what the curse is and how it affects my character, but-- for some fucking reason-- I can't figure out how he was cursed, why and what conditions are required to break it. He is the king of an ancient civilization, if it helps. I really want this character to be born with the curse somehow because it is vital for the plot. The only ideas I've had so far is that maybe he got cursed through the actions of his father, but that still leaves a lot of questions unanswered such as "who cursed him", "what did his father do that would demand his lineage to be cursed?" ect. PLEASE, PLEASE help me figure something out. I can't continue the story without having this part settled first. The whole ordeal is driving me insane.