Hi, I need help coming up with a storyline. Ok basically the novel I am working now has only a light plot so far. It is about a country that is more or less run like a tyranny, though the rulers are priests of a foreign god (you can think of them as 'Dark' I guess). In this country children are sometimes stolen away, to be put in various facilities to be trained as 'Imperials' (loyal warriors to the king). These Imperials are magically and scientifically enhanced each day, and their life consists of brainwashing and fighting. The protagonist is one of these Imperials, however he is only 12 (no brainwashing yet, just physical training and enhancement). However, it was come to the day when Myra (the wizard who runs this facility) must take him to the Capitol to recieve a speech from the King, and become loyal to him. However, on the way a group called the Brotherhood (a bunch of old knights from before the country was overrun by this King) attacks Myra and Eral (the kid). Myra must flee, leaving Eral behind. The knights see Eral as just a kid, and an uncoscious one at that. Eral stays with the knights of 3 years. He is a perfect warrior, able to handle nearly 5 of them at once with just his body. However, he knows nothing of the world, culture or anything- just how to fight. After 3 years, however, he becomes more or less civilized. This is where I'm stuck. The basis of the story is that throughout the novel Eral will be doing random stuff, and Myra/the king in general will be pursuing him. In the end Eral will become the new King. How am I getting there? No idea. I have a map, made using the computer and mapping programs. I've had the map in various stages on paper for years. There is lots Eral can do, but no REASON to do them (lol). One possibility is that the knight camp could be attacked by Imperials, perhaps led by Myra or something, and they are forced to run.. but I don't know. One of Eral's close friends in the brotherhood is Driadoc, a huge an Erkan (kind of a barbarian people). Driadoc is a Baron in Erka, and owns a manor and a wide land. Anyone have any ideas?