I'd like to begin by apologizing for the terrible location of this thread. However, I couldn't find a more suitable forum. That being said, a friend of mine advised me to make a timeline for my game. This is supposed to make the screenwriting process more fluent.
I'm using as a basis lucht pecht's (a.k.a. noise) excellent tutorial, STORY STRUCTURE IN GAME DESIGN and this real world map of trade routes of the Nabatean Kingdom. I'm writing the timeline at this precise moment. I'll try to be coherent and concise. It might not make too much sense.viewtopic.php?f=270&t=74861The Hook
The Nabatean Kingdom, located within the Arabia and Judea provinces, is expanding its borders. Having already taken over the Samarian Kingdom, the Nabateans attack the Sirian Kingdom.
Two main characters, Bella and Alis, are leading the attack on Damascus. The other main characters, Flamma, Mirus, Felis and Juvo, are also in Damascus.
The attack goes as planned and the Sirian Kingdom surrenders. The main characters, except Bella and Alis, escape to Palmira.
Alis goes on his own to find Flamma. He gets ill in the Sirian Desert. Bella must save Alis. To save him, he must go to the Bosra, the sacred city of Siria.
The other main characters also wind up in the desert, since they must travel to Alexandria and must stay away from open roads. A sandstorm leads them into Bosra.The Characters
Bella and Alis, generals of the Nabatean army.
Flamma, the runaway Nabatean princess.
Felis and Juvo, pirates.
Mirus, the storyteller.The Inciting Incident
Bella, with help from the other characters, manages to save Alis. Flamma reveals her real intentions. Bella promises to take them to Alexandria.
In Gerasa, they meet Hostia, the antagonist, leading the army to Alexandria. In order to beat them to Alexandria, the party must travel by sea.
They grab a boat from Gaza to Alexandria. They meet with the King of Egypt and warn him the army is on its way.The Midpoint
A climatic battle takes places on Alexandria. The Nabatean army retreats.
The party forms a rebel alliance between the Egyptian Kingdom, and the nomad tribes of the Neguev and Sinai deserts. They rebel army leads an attack to Petra, the Nabatean capital.
They rebel army takes over the capital, but just when it claims victory, they're betrayed by the nomads. Hostia reveals having been in control all this time.
Hostia kills the Nabatean King, enraging Bella, Alis and Flamma. The party manages to escape to the Wadi Rum desert.The Point Of No Return
The party is split in two. Bella, Alis and Flamma continue to the Nafud desert. Mirus, Felis and Juvo go on to Leuke Come.
Bella thinks they still have a chance to defeat Hostia. The must go to Medina and ally with Arabian Kingdom before it's too late.
They cross the Wadi Rum and the Nafud deserts to get to Medina, only to realize it has also surrendered to the Nabatean Kingdom.The Climax
When all hope is lost, they hear about another rebel army in the uncharted provinces. They head down to Myos Hornos by way of Karkuma.
The party allies with the rebel army. The lead the army to Leuke Come. Here they meet with the other party members, who have also gathered rebel soldiers.
The army heads over to Petra, but instead of fighting head on, they wait until nightfall and infiltrate the city through the sewers.
While the battle is going on, the party finds Hostia, who has now ascended to a God-like figure, and defeat him.The End
Having taken over Petra, the party now has the hard task of liberating the provinces. Flamma, as the true successor to the Nabatean throne. Bella and Alis, as generals of the Nabatean army.
Felis and Juvo return to Damascus. Mirus, who has been telling the story, heads over to Medina, to start a story of her own.