Today’s A to Z writing challenge is the letter “R” for Revenge. Defined as:
To inflict punishment in return for injury or insult.
In my mythology “The Chosen One of Allivar” revenge is the motive for the chief antagonist – Haggarfuse. Haggarfuse is a Charafuse, or angel of the light. He is one of ten immortal stewards that the mythological creator – the “Unseen” has created. Haggarfuse is charged for stewarding over mortals, a task he finds demeaning to his power and rebels against the Unseen. In his rebellion, Haggarfuse’s world of Helloria is the first to fall and seal the fate of all that live there. In sentence for his rebellion, the Unseen damns Haggarfuse from the beauty he was created to a figure of death and fear – a Charamorg.
All of the lesser steward angels – the Charamen, who are charged to report to a Charafuse become damned as well when they fail to provide moral instruction for living beings and they become the dark and shadowy Charagrung. You might liken a Charamen and a Charagrung to the old commercials where a devil is on one shoulder and an angel on the other of a person.
For the reason of their damnation, the Charamorg and Charagrung loath and plot for revenge against the Unseen. It is a classical good versus evil plot line. In my debut novel “Rise of the Fallen”, the compressed history of the creation of the heavens, the Charafuse and the immortal beings required nine chapters of narrative. It is the basis for the trilogy that can stand alone without further stories. However, this mythology will not be complete in my mind until the sixteen stories of the “Chronicles” have been told.
The need for vengeance is a common human trait. It is a trait that will be displayed over and over again in the stories. It is closely related to wrath, which is one of the seven deadly sins. Revenge is effectively used to create one or more antagonist in a story. It is also a trait that can be used to create a hero that rises above revenge and settles for justice.
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So, which great story have you read lately where revenge was a key component to the plot?