Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fairyland

They were driven out once. The world changed; the magic went away. Now, the stars are right and the ancient mounds release the hosts of Otherworld. We're all to familiar with zombie and vampire apocalypses, and I've given other monsters their fearful day in the sun, but now let's consider the revenge of the Good Folk: the Faerie Apocalypse.

So Nuada from Hellboy II (or someone a lot like him) gets there way and a lot of terrible and beautiful (but mostly terrible. Basically think of things from del Toro's other faerie movies--Don't be Afraid of the Dark and Pan's Labyrinth) fae are loosed upon the world.

A game set in this period is more War of the Worlds or Walking Dead. Ragtag survivors are combating magical fairy hordes as best they can. Move a bit more into the future though, and you get something I find more interesting: the post-fairy apocalypse.


In this setting, the faerie would have overrun the world (possibly setting up new Medieval kingdoms and the like--or not) turning into a new Fairyland. Humans might be subjugated (like in Killraven, Planet of the Apes, or DC's original Starfire), or essential hiding in redoubts that provide protection from the essentially disorganized faerie (something similar to Vertigo's new Hinterkind or maybe the post-alien invasion series Falling Skies, if humans have more a resistance left). Playing up the Medieval element here (the faerie's struck against industrial society the hardest, maybe) might give you something like El Cid crossed with Moorcock's Hawkmoon novels.


5 comments:

Darnizhaan said...

Post Faerie Apocalypse sounds a little like the Night Land by William Hope Hodgson (only without the eternal night). Giants, strange terrible creatures, the House of Silence, the Great Redoubt.

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akfu23 said...

That is an intriguing idea, I especially like the idea of a pro-human resistance after the "invasion" is over.

Chris C. said...

I like it.

garrisonjames said...

The War of the Otherworld...complete with Killraven-esque gladiators serving the Old Masters of the world who've returned once more to set things to rights. This would make an awesome series!

Trey said...

Thanks guys.

@Damizhaan - The Night Land is a great inspiration here.

@Garrisonjames - And of course, thigh-high boots.