Hello, I am Warrior of Garalzja and I have liked manga and Anime a lot. I'm kind of a writher since I was young(er) and have come up with an (from my point of view) original idea for a manga. The problem is, I can't draw at all. I'm trying to learn but I have no real talent. I really want to share my idea so thats why I'm contributing to this forum. Now for a summary of the story:
We live in a world where there are 2 kinds of magic. Nature magic, the art of controlling plants and life, and necromancy, the art of controlling the death. In a distant past there was only nature magic, however the seven most skilled nature mages found a new way to preform magic. This was necromancy. There leader found that it is possible to extract energy from humans and animals to access a plane different from ours.This is the place where you go when you have doubts or haven't finished the purpose of you life. The necromancer than makes a contract with the spirit so the spirit will go to heaven when the contractor dies. The contractor takes the place of the spirits he has contracted. The leader of the original seven had nothing than good will with this and wanted to free the spirits. He only extracted miner energy's from people and never killed anyone. However, among the other six was a men with an impure and war-seeking heart, that wanted to use and master this new technique to crush his enemy's. Eventually he gained support from the other five through lis and blackmail. A war started between the six and the leader (who also is the strongest) in which al seven die and go to the necromancy realm.
This al happend long before the main story started. In the current world necromancy is banned, but commonly preformed. the nature mages and the necromancers are still in war and whenever a necromancer finds a nature mage they fight, with death as a common result. the main heroine is a necromancer, but different from the others. she is one of the strongest and the only Necromancer to have found a way to extract necromantic energy from plants instead of people. She goes to school with her sister and keeps the fact that she is a necromancer hidden from everyone. one day there a exchange student enters her class. This student is a skilled nature mage and part of the the zealot police of the nature mages. He develops an interest in her and decides to visit her home after school. There he finds out she lives in a cave with her ghost sister and sees her preforming a necromantic ritual and attacks her. the girl, also interested in him tries to mainly dodge the attacks, buy after she is hurt her sister protectively attacks the boy. After a while the girl screams "stop!" to stop them and raises her trump card, a dragon riding undead knight. He appears to be the leader of the original seven necromancers and explains the boy about necromancy. The boy sees that his actions are wrong and that he should base his actions on facts, and not what he assumes. he and the girl take a liking in each other and want to establish peace between the two warring sides of magic. They have to follow a long road and fight the "fallen" six, who now control the majority of necromancers. the other Zealot nature mages are after them as well, thinking they are just common sinners.
This basically is the story. In the series there blooms a love between the boy and the girl as well. Some additional info:
Both thee nature mages and the necromancers have got "pets" suiting there personality to help them
not all of the "fallen" six are bad. There are some jerks in the nature mage ranks as well.
A ghost is the strongest normal form of undead creatures. It is almost impossible to make one and only the most gifted necromancers are capable of raising it. To raise it, you have to fully absorb the energy of two loved ones and use it to capture the spirit of a third. In the girls case, this were her parents and her sister. Ghosts can become corporeal and use beams and melee attack techniques. Furthermore, under the ranks of the undead are: Liches, powerful beam magic users, and capable of putting curses over the enemy, ghouls, which are the strongest melee users, but cannot use weapons or magic. ghasts, which can become invisible, zombies, who are slow but strong, and skeletons, which are fast but weak. This list can be increased with new creatures, such as undead (mythical) animals. Undead creatures have to go back to their realm when the necromancer runs out of power or when they get hurt to badly. Ghosts are an exception. Necromancers usually don't keep there spawns out.
The girl is a happy, active (but not hyperactive) and careless girl which loves nature. Her parents and her sister were gifted nature mages and she accidentally absorbed them when she wanted to show her skill. She has great regrets for her actions and loves her sister very much. Her undead creatures are: one of the seven, the dragon riding leader, her ghost sister, who never goes to the undead realm, and a battle axe welding skeleton. I mainly see her appearance as a green, blue or brown/black haired, with a little skull in her hair that copies her facial expressions. She wears a school outfit even outside of school (she gets comments on this but says she prefers them, with a slightly angry and cute touch). I see her as the light in the darkness. Her partner is a penguin, were she receives many comments on, since it is a very strange pet especially as a necromancers pet but as a nature mages pet as well. She keeps the fact that she is a necromancer hidden and is the only necromancer capable of extracting energy from plants.
The girl's sister is a ghost. She is quiet and passive, and when there are other people around she wears a lot of clothes. She loves her sister very much and holds no grudge of whatsoever against her.
The boy has a decent view on reality and is a gifted nature mage. His parents and brother where Necromancers, but he ran off and joined the nature mages when his brother absorbed his dog, his only friend. He has a dog as partner. He mainly uses the "quick grow seeds" and "manipulate tree branches" abilities but can use a sword as well.
The six clans of the Necromancers are based on the animal of the fallen one that is in control of the clan. There are the clan of the tiger, unicorn, eagle, (giant) centipede, octopus andSnake. The snake is the leader of the fallen ones. Later in the story the clan of the dragon is also created by the girl. This clan consists of both nature mages as well as necromancers and fight for peace, freedom and balance.
The world from the story has mainly nature landscapes, there are some big cities as well however.
There are modern gadgets like cellphones and electricity, but no cars or guns. The weapons consists of just swords, axes, bows and such.
The necromancers can use beams of energy (and darkness) as well as curses. Curses can weaken enemies, leave them unable to move for awhile and such.
I hope this was enough info about the background and the story. To make it clear if it wasn't, the girl, her sister and the boy go on a journey together. The girl is the main heroine, and the boy is the main hero. The sister has a big supporting role. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your interested or need more info. If you want to help me by drawing i see us as a team and as equals. You can have impact on the story as well and give me tips if necessary. I hope we can have a pleasant working together.
I like the story it sounds good, are you a good writer? I can draw im pretty good at it too but i really want to create my own manga at the moment. I may be able to help you out with small things though? like character design and things like that because thats all fun its not exactly work is it XD
Could you just mail me a picture with the girl and the boy standing back to back, the girl in a bright world full of life and the boy in a dark world full of death (death trees and such) with their pets. It will really help me with my writing if I just have an image. Thanks so much for the reply though.
yeah sounds fun. PM with how you want the characters portrayed and just give me enough detail as you can and then ill see what i can do.. BUT i am no where near ready to use photoshop on my art yet so unless you color them like that or you just want them colored normally and you just want a picture then thats fine.. If that is a major factor for you i know for a fact theres amazing artists here on this site so one of them will be able to do that for you? oh and have a look at my story i posed criticism and suggestions would be helpfull
So the school setting I think meshes well with the nature magicians (druids?) theme. Does the school look something like your typical Japanese manga school setting? You know, Hell Teacher Nube, Mai-Hime, those kinds of settings?
Also, can necro versions of... plants be summoned?
And how about demons? Dragons are mentioned; zombies, ghosts, and even Liches are mentioned as well. But demons are not mentioned anywhere if I read everything correctly so far. I'm assuming they're gonna make an entrance at some point?
Overall I like the style of your explanations about necromancy. Kinda reminds me of my own style, which kinda borrows a lot from manga as well as video games. However I don't feel you have explained much about nature magic. Maybe in another post?
I looked at my previous post and I realize your right. My idea for nature mages is indeed based on the "game" druid. The really active ones wear robes and staves and such. As for their powers, they can manipulate plants, trees and seeds by letting them grow quickly, adjust their branches and leaves, let them get the good old flesh eating heads and such. They currently rule the world, but can't stop the necromancers from gaining power. They tend not to think about anyones true intentions. They want to just live quit in peace with the forest. There are powerless normal people too, th
As for the demons, I didn't really thought about it, but maybe the original seven could have a demon-like appearance.
As for the school setting, I don't know the manga's you mentioned, but I do fancy a school setting, since they go to school together. As for the development, I think I would go for a fairy tail like style, as in 1 main problem stays for some chapters, then they move on to a next with just 1 subject chapters in between.
I hope I have been clearer this time, Warrior of Garalzja
I'd like to read this information but it seems a little bulked up, try to spread out your text to make it more readable and use the spoiler function if you know how, trust me it's all about presentation.
Theorangefox: I'm not sure what you mean. I've just figured out the spoiler button by the way.
Aldrichcresent: I'm not sure about the artstyle, but I like Hiro's however. With Fairy Tail I meant the development. They usually use several chapters to tell about a main event, for example the Edolas ark. I want to alter it just a bit to create more of a continuous story. For instance:
The boy (I'm still having some trouble with names, suggestions appreciated. For now, let's call him Gard. I want to ultimately pick a Japanese name. I won't be using the name Gard either, because it's the name of my god.) and the girl (Asleif for now. Again, this isn't the name I'm going to use. Asleif is the name of the wife of Gard if anyone is it to know where I got it) and the clan of the dragon, by then already founded, are attacked by necromancers. The attackers are defeated, and a dying one tells them that "lord Abzal (once again and for the last time, not the final name) will avenge them". Asleif had raised her dragon knight (the leader of the original necromancers for those who can't remember my first post) Gorgas. He looks shocked after these last words. When Gard asks him what's wrong he tells him that it was his best friend, and that he had to kill him when he attacked a village of commoners as one of the fallen six. After chasing some grunts, in which one of their classmates that helped was taken hostage, they find the shelter of the unicorn-riding fallen one (as seen on the flags outside of their cave.). They force their way in and get to the leader, who isn't as bad as the others. He returns the girl unharmed and says he want's an honorable fight, one on one. When he asks them who want's to fight Asleif replies immediately that she will fight stating "it's fate that the two friends should meet again". She first raises her skeleton and let it attack her opponent. He raises a ghoul, that easily blocks the attack. They clash a bit, but at the end Asleif shoots a beam at him making him jump backward. She than let's her skeleton cleave his back, making him return to the undead realm. He than raises his fallen one, a knight riding a pitch-black unicorn, that easily takes care of her skeleton by piercing him with it's horn. Asleif raises her knight too, which allows both without words. The unicorn rider stutters in disbelief: "Gorgas? Is that you?". Gorgas replies:"Hello Abzal. I see your done slaughtering innocents?" after which the battle continues. They clash for a while. Asleif begins to attack the necromancer with her twin daggers and he protects himself with his sword. Gorgas asks after a while:" I just don't understand it, Abzal. Why have you betrayed me? You must have seen that Durlab's (the leader of the fallen six) plans where evil. Haven't we made an agreement to perish all evil in this world? And now look what you and your unicorn have become. His heart is closed now, and he has become as evil as Durlab. As evil as you!". Abzal responds:"You don't know the whole story." "Then tell me!" Gorgas replies "tell me what made you murder so many innocent lives." "Do you really think I was just following Durlab blindly? Do you really know me that bad? Don't you think I've cried for centuries in the realm of the undead? I was forced! Durlab killed my daughter, Gorgas. He killed her right in front of my eyes. He said he would kill my wife too if I didn't do exactly what he did. I was scared. And I'll tell you another thing. I was glad that I died by your hands. It was the least I could do after my sins. I just hoped that Merta was ok.". "Merta was killed as an example, right before I came to you. She would have died anyway.". After hearing this Abzal begins to cry. "So it was all for nothing? All those innocents have died for nothing?". "I'm sorry. But now I can finely understand your actions. You really are a true friend. Now let's end this." They continue to clash. Asleif and the other necromancer continue as well. Then Gorgas jumps from his dragon's back and slides Abzal, who is sent back to the undead realm. Asleif manages to kill the necromancer as well by using the two knife technique. Gorgas says in with tears blinking in his eyes:"This is for you my friend. I hope you will be happy with your daughter and Merta in heaven."
This is an example both of a story as well as my writing style. I'll alter it so it will fit manga pages as well. Hope you've enjoyed it.