Ok, I am currently writing a book and I'm about 7,000 words in. Before I go on I want to get my plot squared away though. So I'm going to post my plot and hopefully get some help fleshing it out and the like. Sorry if its a bit convoluted. A great civilization built on the foundation of magic is wiped out in an instant by a terrible calamity. The only survivor is the civilizations emperor who flees the capital and lives in seclusion on a distant mountaintop, in a broken emotional state as his mind begins to degrade. When he eventually works up the courage to leave the mountain he finds that a new civilization has sprung up and that millenia have passed as he lived in seclusion. The art of magic is lost and technology has taken its place. The idea of a calamity, and a magic civilization is nothing more than legends. Anyways fast forward a bit. While one of three civilizations is excavating ruins near the mountain they find mention of the mans civilzation and a strange object called the Mencalor. Believing the object may lead to the resurection of magic, the three civilzations, who have been waging a kind of cold war, start all out war against each other as they scramble to find the object first. Fast forward to the end, end highly subject to change. The Mencalor is found, however it is not an object, but a powerful being, the being who was the cause of the calamity that ravaged the world. The three waring civilizations must unite to fight off the new enemy before it ravages the world once more. One last thing lol.The Mencalor was a being the original civilization created while trying to create God. They sealedit away but not before the calamity struck. Also all three civilizations are corrupt and power hungry so there isnt really a good guy or bad guy.