"In Marika's own words. The Erdtree governs all. The choice is thine. Become one with the Order. Or divest thyself of it. To wallow at the fringes; a powerless upstart."
One day a lowly Tarnished will rise and answer the call of long-lost grace. One day they will fell the demigods, claim the Great Runes, and reforge the Elden Ring. One day. But now is the age before the Shattering, before the Elden Ring was torn apart.
It's a different world from the ruined lands that a Tarnished of no renown would one day ride through on a spectral steed. Most would look upon it as the glory days of the Golden Order, but while the Lands Between might shine bright with the light of the Erdtree, there are many dark deeds afoot.
Godfrey, First Elden Lord, has departed for parts unknown, and in his place the red-haired Radagon has taken his spot at the side of Queen Marika The Eternal. Their union brought forth twins, but something is not entirely right about Miquella and Malenia. It's not only the twin prodigies who suffer under curses though. The citizens of Leyndell hear from deep below the howls and screams of the wretched Omen. Two princes and sons of Godfrey watch the world above from their imprisonment in the shunning grounds.
Far from Leyndell, the other great royal family has their own struggles. Rennala, Queen Of The Full Moon, is losing her grip on Raya Lucaria, and the Knights Of The Cuckoo are ready to rebel.
Truly, the grace of the Erdtree has not meant peace.
Yes, so that is the long and the short of the concept. Elden Ring in the 'golden age'. The timeline is a bit debatable as to when events took place, when the various royal children were around, but I think it's fine to shift events around to whatever suits what people want to go for, or diverge a little away from the canon continuation of events if it goes that way.
There's potential for both canon characters, ie the demigods, or characters who play a smaller role as well, like Rollo, Finlay, Tiche, that sort of thing. I think there's also tons of space for original characters to fit into the setting.
We've got the potential for Omen hunting, perfumers being perfumers, knights and sentinels. Raya Lucaria might be about to kick off, and I'm sure the Carian family have some interesting stuff going on. I'm inclined toward directing things based on what characters we get.
It could be a good time.