Alea, angel of the Lord -- Pandora's Box
This is the tale of evil older than time itself...
The tale begins
thousands of years ago, when the first woman to exist in mortal form was
created by the gods of Greece and opened the Box. Unlimited evils
were let loose upon the world, and the only thing that remained when the
Box closed was our Hope. Champions arose over the centuries to fight
those evils, but although they could be pushed back or kept at bay, mankind
has never been able to truly defeat the Box's legacy.
Millenium passed, and the tiny, insignificant residue of those evils within the Box festered and grew into forces more substantial.
Now, the Box has been found and is opened once again, letting loose those forces upon a world already at the brink of war. Several beings of Darkness are created, given life by the evils of the Box, among them five robots of unprecedented killing power -- Jezebel, Navia, Raex, Iman, and Quin, receptacles of rage, madness, greed, lust and fear.
But another has been created to battle the darkness : Angelynn, a robot that houses the Box itself and holds the power to take the evils back to where they belong. She, along with others spirits of goodness, fight the evil robots and the others who have been corrupted by the Box.
The theme of Pandora's Box will be a combination of action, questing and a bit of my own philosophy thrown in. A big message of the story will be that in the end, everything boils down to "What do you believe?". I plan on integrating many different religions and myths with technology to create an interesting techno-fantasy feel, and will be setting the whole thing up to grown in literally cosmic proportions.
off, a bit about the story's namesake, Pandora's Box -- this magical artifact,
appearing to be nothing more than a small chest chipped out of obsidian
and lined with gold, is the most powerful containment unit ever to exist
in Creation. The Box can hold nearly anything and will NOT open under any
circumstances except one : it has to be voluntarily opened by a living
However, it's not really the Box itself that bears so much weight in this tale as it is the people whose lives are influenced by it. Angelynn's quest to put an end to the evils is the main focus, and as the story progresses she finds others who also have a need or drive to prevent the Box's spawn from achieving their respective goals -- there are even those who arrive on the scene who seem to know that there's more to the Box reopenning than just the robots, those who serve a higher power. These beings and their own agendas reveal secrets that grow deeper and darker, until Angelynn is led to understand that the Box is but a tool in a conspiracy so immense that it reaches the highest of all Powers, and is part of unleashing the greatest threat Reality has ever faced...
Confused yet? Well, I'm trying to keep people generally in the dark for now, until this thing actually gets somewhere on paper. No point in giving away everything before the show, hmm?
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