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What If Different Skyrim Characters Met?

    • 4 posts
    March 24, 2017 9:31 PM EDT

    Hi guys, I'm new here :)


    I got this crazy idea of ''what if your different skyrim characters knew each other?''

    The idea came from a book-project I was working on and thought I would make it, some sort of a skyrim journal.
    Then run a single time-line, so the Dragonborn-stuff only happens to one, simotaneously as the guy in Markarth is being framed and the girl in Winterhold blows up the town etc...

    They'll basically all hear about what's going on in the different areas of Skyrim and they're going to deal with it differently... So far I've set up about a month time-line for 3 characters and figured I needed a 4th guy, which i started today...

    The 3 first guys all escape Helgen with Ralof.

    The witch runs to Falkreath and meets up with her Witch Coven on the way to Markarth and does the Markarth drill, forsworn and dibella stuff before she runs to Morthal vamp stuff and College of Winterhold ends up with the Volkihar

    The hunter joins the companions, helps Sinding, kills witch's coven and then joins dawnguard. I was thinking of making this character taking more and more shady jobs and eventually join the thieves' guild / dark brotherhood, but i think it'll be a 4th character instead...

     

    The warrior runs sort of side-by-side with the hunter.. joins companions after warning the jarl, they both go after wuuthrad fragments and are offered wolf blood same night - yup it's a mess. However, he goes after the dragonstone after this and follows main quest and civil war after this.

     

    The 4th character so far is a bit of a mix between the hunter and the warrior, so far he's only joined the opposite side of the civil war of the warrior... my idea is that after the warrior leaves the war to save the world from dragons, this guy will take back everything he conquered in the war... but it's still iffy 

     

    My problem is though: how shoould I write it? 

    Option 1: I could write each character's journal out in one go?

    Option 2: I could write them inbetween each other?


    the benefit with option one is that every character's journal is seperated and probably less confusing to read. The downside could be that days might get mixed up a bit.

    The benefit of option 2 is that it will change character a lot, more varied read and more maybe more detailed. Downside could be confusing?


    What do you guys think? :)


    ~Schwumpukkel

    • 473 posts
    March 25, 2017 3:33 AM EDT

    I'd definitely check out Okan-Zeeus' Dragon of the West story (here's the prologue for you). It centres around 4 characters that eventually come together for a common good, each character has their own chapter to show their different thoughts and feelings about the same subject, so it sounds similar to your second option.

    • 190 posts
    March 25, 2017 2:11 PM EDT

    I like the concept. And I agree with Zonnonn. Give each character their own chapter and then have them all share a single chapter after they team up.

    • 4 posts
    March 25, 2017 11:27 PM EDT

    Thanks for the tip guys! I'm working on reading Okan-Zeeus story and so far I like what I've seen. I might do something like that :) 

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    • 83 posts
    March 26, 2017 6:05 AM EDT

    Hello there mate, my name is Bonelord and I am one of the hosts of the forums, this post would have been better posted with the story corner, Sotek the host and the members there will give you much more insight into the development of your work.

    • 4 posts
    March 26, 2017 8:59 AM EDT

    Alright, I'll copy paste and remove from this one then :) thanks :)

    • 5 posts
    March 26, 2017 11:10 PM EDT

    I thought about that some time ago, it would be awesome to see it in action. I think you should go for it, if you want.