I've had a couple of people ask me what sort of story Project Scion will be. After working out some things, my cowriter and I have managed to piece together a concrete plot for the "first arc/book."
Once upon a time...
Mankind was blessed with a powerful and fair ruler known only as the Sovereign, ordained by divinity to maintain order. The world prospered and all was harmonious, until the Sovereign passed away and a calamity brought an end to the Golden Age. However, the emergence of the Sovereign's descendant and true heir brought an end to the 300-years-long Dark Ages and reestablished order. To sustain the fragile peace, the new Sovereign delegated powers to the Cardinal Royals, four bloodlines to rule the corners of the Realm under the Sovereign’s banner. To protect these Royals, an order of loyal warriors was formed: the Shields, guardians of the Sovereign, enforcers of the Cardinals, and champions of the people.