I have been trying to invent a convention scenario centering around Death Art. I’m trying to get a key situation driven by important characters in conflict with each other. So far it’s just a set of beliefs that can hopefully grow into something better. My worry is that a character like the King might just die at the start.
The King is dying, I will make him my undead puppet and rule this land myself.
The Princess is far too canny, I will contrive tasks to occupy her.
As my apprentice the Prince knows too much, I will sabotage his knowledge.
I am dying. I will make my will known that the princess should succeed me for the good of the kingdom.
I am dying. I will escape this fate by the magicks of my vizier, I will ensure her expertise is respected as I grow weaker.
My son is power-hungry and stupid, I need to show him he has value beyond his dark power.
The vizier doesn’t understand her own power, I will turn myself into a Lich to show her and rule forever.
My father will be corrupted by the vizier’s magicks I will ensure he is free from ensorcellment.
I need my sister to protect me while I grow weaker from the poisons I ingest, I will show her the benefits of my power.
The Vizier is not to be trusted, she plans to kill my father and place my brother on the throne.
My brother’s magic is evil, I will show him evidence so that he will give it up.
My father is a good man and I will amplify his will as he grows weaker.