Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
Stranded like a runaway, lost at sea
City on a rainy day down in the harbour
Watching as the grey clouds shadow the bay
Looking everywhere 'cause I had to find you
This is not the way that I remember it here
Anyone will tell you its a prisoner island
Hidden in the summer for a million years
GREAT SOUTHERN LAND
The Southern Continent is in flames.
Generations have passed since the Commonwealth, that mythical union of the Australians, was destroyed in the Great Deluge. In its place have risen hundreds upon hundreds of independent tribes and entities which masquerade as the successors to this Crown, each vying for control of their slice of the Continent. All men dream of a day when the Australian Race is reunified under the Southern Cross, when the Commonwealth is restored. Prophecies speak of the day when one man will arise from the Outback and, with sword in hand, reunify his people.
But life goes on uninterrupted by these fantasies. In the once-great cities of Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Sydney, and countless others a perpetual war of survival is fought by the twisted and corrupted inhabitants, who have long ceased to be recognizably human and have become primal beings all together. Elsewhere along the coasts, men try to eek out what little existence they can under constant threat from raiders and war spill-overs from the urban centers. In the outback, however, Bushrangers continue as they so often did centuries ago - struggling against the elements more than they ever struggled against each other.
At Kelly Station, one of the Bushranger Stations in the Queensland Outback, a man is confronted by a strange Aboriginal, who tells him that he must collect ancient Talismans in order to fulfill the Reunification Prophecy. With the assistance of his fellow Bushrangers, this man will go on to reunify the Commonwealth. Or will the forces of the Wasteland corrupt him, and drag him down into the pits of history?
So, essentially, I am looking for three-four good writing individuals to be part of this world-building adventure here. We're going to be Bushrangers who are driven on by the Prophecy to collect Talismans across Australia, and reunify the Continent. A lot can and will go wrong, so I think this will be an interesting concept.
If anyone wants more information, I can post up more about it if people are interested.