I actually didn't do all this today. I have a "dream story" brewing in the back of my head that I plan to work on next year. It's a high, swashbuckling adventure set in a fantasy world that has a lot of resemblance to eastern Europe during and just before WWI.
I decided to work on that today a little more. I've got a whole heck of a lot of world building to do, as I think the story may be a serial.
Cast of Characters:
Lady Paulina Trent-Wollsey-Beethingham - adventuress and interfering do-gooder.
Alex Mandrake - jilted swain and secret hero, as well as a daring photographer and map maker.
Lily Beeton - companion to Lady Pauline and master organizer and committed spinster.
Dr. Mason Filey - brilliant crackpot who wants to catch a Waelbeast, and who needs regular rescuing by Alex.
Waelbeasts - giant carnivorous roly-poly bugs.
Captain Akio Rozinshura - Charming, roguish but patriotic captain of the Awarshi regular army unit assigned to take care of Lady Pauline's charitable Civilian Aid Unit.
Commander Zuzo - gruff and short-tempered commander of the local Awarshi irregulars/partisans, sentimental goatherd, and the man who knows everything there is to know about Waelbeasts and the wilderness in which they roam.
The Awarshi - imagine displaced Bolsheviks with a really seriously bad case of being French. I mean seriously ... there is no tobacco in this universe, and yet every time I picture them, they're smoking.
(Now all I have to figure out is whether the bad guys are other Awarshis - since they tend to fight among themselves a lot - or aliens, or magic beings from another dimension, or something else. Also did the poor roly-poly bugs become monsters due to magic or pseudo-science?)
Yeah, I do have interesting dreams. Why do you ask?