Crappy title for what this is actually about, but I couldn’t think of anything else to call it.
Okay, so this is kind of a long shot, but I’m going to explain/ask it anyway.
I’m adding in a new chapter into my current project (first draft is already written, so this is for the second draft, which I may or may not be writing for NaNo. Haven’t decided yet) where one of my main characters, a female human girl with magic, spends time with two Outriders (fairy scouts) who basically show her around the summer court (like, pretty much anything within the palace itself as well as in the court’s boundaries). I want it to be a way for her to discover things about the fairy’s world (which is part of hers - it’s not another realm, really, although I guess in a sense it sort of is. Humans know it exists, they just don’t go there) as well as a bit of an opportunity for world building.
So I’m looking for ideas for how she can be shown some of the court by these Outriders. Some of the ideas I have so far include:
- Riding on a giant dragonfly, and getting to see some of the different creatures from above while flying. These dragonflies would be pretty big - big enough for a human to be able to ride on without needing any magic to make them able to do so due to their size. (The fairies can shift to Tinkerbell size, though I haven’t decided if this is something based on ranking or not, but I know the Outriders, at least, can do it, but they’d be human sized when riding the dragonfly.)
- Being shown the library
- Getting to see some kind of a gathering in the throne room with a bunch of different fairies of the court gathered together.
- She’s going to see the court’s dragon guardian at some point, though that’s probably going to be from a distance and not up close. (Dragon guardians=their allies. Basically, they can call upon a court’s individual guardian in a time of great need.)
- She’s going to see the court’s dragon guardian at some point, though that’s probably going to be from a distance and not up close. I don’t want to go crazy with the amount of stuff she sees just in this chapter, 'cause there’ll be some other opportunities for her to be shown stuff in the other courts, too, but even just a few things to play around with.
Like I said, there’s going to be another chapter (or a few chapters) where she visits another of the fairy courts, but I plan on that being a totally different experience.
Any thoughts? Keep in mind it’s a medieval inspired setting, so nothing modern day. Feel free to ask me any questions for things you may need to know. Thanks in advance!