In Part One of the Series bible we explored a new, God mythology. One among us will transcend their human state to become the ‘Creator seed’, a creator of worlds and a mentor to sentient species throughout the universe.
In Part Two, we explore the main character, Toowyn and his journey.
Who is Toowyn?
Toowyn is a contemporary ‘Everyman’ character. He represents the voice of humanity and the human experience.
Skip this if you’re not into history.
Chaucer’s ‘Everyman’ play comes with a heavy-handed God-King demanding fear and obedience. The messenger is, ‘Death’ who calls the Everyman character to give account of his life.
The character of Everyman is representative of all humanity.
Whilst ‘Everyman’ is referred to as a, ‘morality tale’, the mythology employed by Chaucer and the political forces of the time was used to manipulate submission and obedience.
Political powers invoking external and internal threat and creating a heightened state of fear is nothing new.
The battle for Toowyn
‘Three’ is a reoccurring motif throughout the Journey.
The entrance to Toowyn’s home-realm features three massive stone swords, upturned, with its own unique mythology.
Toowyn and his friends, Che and Khalil represent a bond of three.
The King manifests himself in three forms, a creator, a revolutionary and a spirit-presence.
Three entities battle for Toowyn’s heart and soul.
- The King
- Nero, the disinherited Angel, (now known as Kristoff)
- Amon, an Angel aligned with Nero but who acts as a diplomatic link between all
Toowyn will traffic with all three.
Each of the three, The King, Nero and Amon seek Toowyn’s allegiance and right from the get-go he is put to the test.
Each way offered is a valid choice.
Toowyn must choose but the audience will choose for themselves. The gap between the choices is where controversy lies and our audience is engaged.
What’s at stake?
The future of humanity and the kingdom.
What are the choices?
The King offers transcendence
He seeks to appeal to a higher way in humanity. He believes that humanity can transcend itself to become creators of life and mentors to sentient species throughout the universe. This starts with just one, the ‘Creator seed’.
The pros of the King’s way
The King seeks that humanity should become everything he is and to exceed him. Transcendence is a strong offer for humanity.
The cons of the King’s way
In his King form, the Creator is like a white James Brown, a creative genius but a tyrannical ruler lacking in people skills and demanding obedience. He is charismatic but blind to the effect his style of leadership has.
He will push Toowyn to breaking point and by the end of the second series will weep at the realization that Toowyn has turned against him.
Nero offers power
Nero, the disinherited angel, once a favourite son of the King is now, ‘A prince without a kingdom’.
He feels betrayed and sincerely believes that the King’s choice to invest the future of the kingdom in humanity is inherently flawed.
Nero does not care for the transcendence of humanity but he does covet the, ‘Creator seed’ for his own purposes.
He is charismatic, a leader and a visionary but his vision is limited to his need to force his will on others.
Nero believes humanity is dangerous and beyond redemption.
He also believes, some are born to rule and others to be enslaved.
Nero will harvest those humans who seek to rule and ruthlessly enslave to serve his purposes.
He believes that, ‘Survival of the fittest’ is the natural way.
He would be completely at home in contemporary government or as the CEO of a global corporation.
Nero admires Toowyn.
He senses Toowyn’s great power.
He also knows who Toowyn really is.
He feels akin to Toowyn because he is also the son of an ungrateful father, usurped of his inheritance. Toowyn is also a prince without a kingdom.
Nero realises if he can tap into Toowyn’s great discontent with the King and humanity, he can turn him to his way. More so, he seeks a friend that understands him and rivals his ambitions.
Nero will succeed by the second series when even Toowyn’s wife and daughter, which he sacrificed everything for, turn on him.
When Toowyn aligns with Nero, he will change his name again to become known as Axemuror.
He will share a mantra with Nero, ‘Some are born to rule’.
Toowyn will turn his back on the King and align with Nero to deliver back to humanity everything it has visited upon him.
He will become an oppressor and a vicious killer who endorses Nero’s ‘survival of the fittest’ approach. He will become, ‘The destroyer’.
Ironically, Toowyn has been designed by the King to do just that. Toowyn is the biblically prophesized ‘Destroyer’.
‘Behold I create the smith who forges the weapon. I forge the destroyer who unleashes havoc.’
The king forged him for a task but the King’s abuse of the relationship sees Toowyn’s great power fall into the hands of Nero.
The pros of Nero’s way
We will see all the benefits that power brings. We will ride with Toowyn to experience his unstoppable force. We will achieve self-determination with Toowyn and the joy of crushing all those who oppose us.
The cons of Nero’s way
Inevitably, we become satiated and no amount of submission of our vanquished enemies or gold or pleasure satisfies. Ultimately, we are alone.
By the third series. Toowyn will be satiated with killing and Amon’s intervention will see Toowyn / Axemuror confronted with what he has become.
Amon accompanies Toowyn, now a feared creature, to the gates of the kingdom, past fearful angels, to meet with the King.
The angels expect him to be thrown into the abyss by the King but the King is overjoyed and receives him back as his own son, ‘The prodigal’.
The angels are enraged.
This is the final straw.
Amon warns the King of what is coming and a final battle where even some of his most loyal angels will turn on him.
Amon’s third way is a place where angels and humanity can coexist but it fails with the Kings final choice to take Toowyn back.
Amon is aligned with Nero and tries to persuade him to abandon his path but pride will not allow it and the stage is set for the final battle.
Toowyn will start the first series lost in our world, with a lesson to learn.
He will return to serve a thankless king then turn his back on the King to align with Nero only finally to return to a now grateful creator to serve him and to fight in the final battle to protect the creator seed, the kingdom and humanity’s inheritance.
The Series Bible – Part three and four
Part three will explore why Toowyn’s journey starts in our world and the reason for the existence of the parallel universe.
Part four will explore the relevance of the Day One events and its impact on both worlds.
When Parts One through Four are complete and subject to the final poll results, we will create a contest for the team to create a new title for the Journey project.
Adventure is calling
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