Hi guys, its the newbie again. I'm working on a back story. My MC starts off in a region of his country that has been invaded. The enemies have almost broke through the very last barrier of my armies their destination is the Palace of the Fire-eye collective, they are the heart of religion and politics in my world. Magic is an innate, rare, natural form and there is no great magical power, as i don't want it to become part of the war. The collective are hiding their own agenda from man-kind and the world is facing an ice age (this is inevitable) few will survive and fewer still are privy to that knowledge. I need my collective to be facing threat from two fronts, one from invasion and the other from their agenda being discovered by the people they rule, there will be the threat of an invasion AND an uprising. my biggest religious icon is in the form of a girl worshipped for a symbolic personal connection to the creator. I just cant seem to get my head around why the enemies are invading? Id rather it not be for territory and im worried that the religion vs religion theme is being over done. help!!