This is the story of a spell to bring one’s true love closer - gone a little awry. The details of the spell are in the link above. My young lady is a modern 21st century very amateur witch. Or rather she tried to act the part of one. She didn’t really believe the spell would do anything. No, she simply looked it up online and cast away, following the instructions as best she could.
Thing of it is, as smart as she is, she didn’t pay attention to the exact wording. Instead of bringing her true love to her, it sent her closer to HER true love. The spell hadn’t exactly been specific. The problem is that her true love isn’t of her world.
She cast her spell on July 4, 2020 23:44 near Rome, GA … and was transported an instant later to July 5, 2020 04:44 near what would have corresponded to Caerleon, UK. (Feel free to use any calendar you like. 43rd Year of the Yak would work.) Sunrise was at 03:38 am at that latitude.
The land is still locked in the Dark Ages, struggling to rise. There was never a Camelot, King Arthur, Round Table. There is no King at all really. Instead barons fight over the land. Brigands and slavers raid and loot. Culturally the land is Arthurian.
Magic. This is not Middle Earth. No elves, dwarves, etc. Mythological beasts are another matter. Magic is highly academic. The ability to use it is rare. The closest rpg system to the way magic functions is found in Chivalry and Sorcery.img.4plebs.org/boards/tg/image/1378/2…
This is a 1st edition pdf. Page 200 is close to where all the types of magic starts. But bear in mind, I am not looking for magical armies. Unlike C&S I do not plan to have monotheisms (Christianity, Islam).My character.
The damsel in distress. She was exceeding intelligent in her own time and very much an overachiever. She is age 17.5 (recently graduated high school). Caucasian, dark hair blue eyes. She actually knew middle english, latin, gaelic … But she will be bereft of computers and all the 21st century perks. She cast the spell while skyclad. She was self made wealthy. But say goodbye to all that. I am going to submit her 21st century CS. Just bear in mind that much will be gone. (She is mildly OCD in her own time. The stress of her new environment will aggravate this.)Your character.
Needs to be worthy of her affections. Knight, prince, etc. Shallow won’t do it. Neither does she necessarily care about social status. (Any godlike hero will do? Just kidding.) In truth, perfection might not be the answer. But neither would she take interest some evil villain. Again, this needs to be discussed. And yes, I will require a good CS.