I had this idea today about a quest story. It’ll be called the Dragon Quest but with a different thing to other quest stories. I have a few options:
Update Oct. 27: I’m going with Option 3 which is like the best of all worlds (has a humanoid dragon on a quest, and a quest person on a quest, and an adventure person on a quest, and then all of them on a quest). I really wanna lean super heavy on this quest business. Idk if it will be an epic fantasy or a slightly humorous fantasy with a bit of epic boss battles. We’ll see.
Option 1 & 2
It’s a story about a humanoid dragon going in search for certain people because he heard the new king would be coronated, but they are missing an important gem. The MC’s parent dragon died earlier and gave the gem to MC to return.
The MC has to travel to the land of humans to return the gem to the lead quest person because MC hears they are looking for the gem. Dragon Quest is a story about the humanoid dragon’s quest to find the lead person without getting captured by humans.
The MC will be in disguise. Maybe even meet the lead person while in disguise. Maybe humanoid dragons are hunted in this world in hopes to get rid of all dragons. Maybe MC can’t give the gem to the lead person as a human or as a humanoid dragon. MC ends up following the lead person to the dragon’s land to find the gem, but MC has it in their pocket.
Maybe they build trust or something. Maybe the gem turns out to be an evil, dangerous item that not even lead person knew about? Maybe the new king is evil?
It’s a story about a quest person going in search for a quest with dragons because the adventure groups are becoming lazy without their quests and the economy is going sour. The quest person searches for quests and gives them to the adventure groups. But there’s a shortage of dragons, so now the MC has their own quest–to find a dragon to make a quest out of. But the last dragon of the land is humanoid. The MC wants this humanoid dragon to be evil and hopes it would make a good enemy.
Turns out, the humanoid dragon is on their own quest–to free a dragon. The most popular, famous, rich, and successful adventure group has a dragon as a captive pet. They got it as part of their last quest. The quest person would be fired if they let the captive dragon go. But the humanoid dragon is so nice (saved MC’s life? healed a wound?) What to do?
Somehow combine Option 1 and 2.
Option 3 Updated Oct. 27
Humanoid dragon is on a quest to return a gem to the humans which their dragon parent took from humans a long time ago and wants their child to return it when they are older. The dragon dies.
Some years later, lead adventure person is on a quest to find the gem they know dragons took, but dragons are extinct, so the lead person goes only with a mage friend just in case. Not enjoying this because it is not a bound quest by quest person. It’s just a retrieval. No battles. Nothing.
The quest person from, who gives quests to people, is looking for a good group quest possibility. Was shunned for not having any available quests to bind adventurers to. If they can’t find a quest in the next month, they will be fired. They meet the humanoid dragon on their way to the human lands to return the gem. They are in the yeti mountains. That’s the only way cross from dragon land to human land.
Quest person thinks humanoid dragon is on their way to avenge the death of their parents. But the two end up with yetis who are feuding with a nearby gnome village and the yetis say they will let them go if they help. During this, the humanoid dragon is angry at quest person for destroying dragons. The quest person says this is their job to bind adventurers to quests. Through yeti task, they learn more about each other.
They both find out the evil nature of the gem by chance (ends up controlling the gnomes or yetis or both?) and have to figure out how to destroy it.
Once friends, adventure person shows up with mage friend to fight humanoid dragon for the gem. Humanoid dragon tries to explain the evil nature. No one listens. Quest person is praised by adventure person for the finding this quest. Orders quest person to bind adventure person to capture the humanoid dragon and retrieve the gem. Says they will tell king about this quest.
Humanoid dragon is betrayed and captured (in some kind of magical dragon case created by mage). Then new king begins to control the creatures with the gem. New king is evil. Quest person then frees humanoid dragon and tells the truth of what happened to the adventure person even at the cost of their job. Something makes adventure person believe quest person.
Now new king has evil gem. Lead person, mage friend, quest person, and humanoid dragon have to save the world. Quest person binds them all to the quest with their special spell. Now, it’s either save the world or die trying because they are bound to the quest.
I think the evil gem can control all the elemental creatures when the king hits them with a spell. The icy yeti, the ground gnome, the wind bird?, the lake creature?, and the humanoid dragon. But the humanoid dragon is the last one not controlled because the mage protects them. The evil king chases them for the dragon.
Epic boss battle between the heroes and the evil king over the gem and humanoid dragon.
Any ideas? Thoughts? Comments?