I need your help, lore enthusiasts. I am trying to spin a plot for my friends and there is just... a staggering amount of lore out there, but none of it is organised very well, I'm afraid. It's really intimidating to try to go through and I'm not sure what is no longer canon, what is fanfic, what has been contradicted... I'd really like to be as lore-compliant as possible but after having read forums and wiki'd my brains out today, this is me:
What I'm aiming for is a Game of Thrones-esque plot, full of intruige and espionage, murder and political mayhem. My antagonist for this plot are two NPCs I've created, a wealthy magister and his sister, both older and ill-content with Lor'themar's leadership. A friend suggested having them being Sunstrider Loyalists, but... there is the small problem of the Big Prince K being dead and all. (He is
dead, right? >.>) I'm uncertain of how a Sunstrider Loyalist would even be a Loyalist if the person he was loyal to
is pushing up pansies.
Our current player characters so far are the magister's daughter (who is unaware of her father's secret political agenda), a rogue and mage currently involved in a con to scam said daughter out of her family inheritance and an obsessive Blood Knight who has cottoned on to a few rumors about this family and is bound and determined to out them, even if he has to 'find' some evidence.
My problem is this. I'm not really sure where to go from there. I'm not on even footing with my knowledge of Silvermoon's past or current politics and what's more, I'm not even sure where there is solid, concise, organized information. One person tells me to read this or that book and the next person I ask says, oh heaven's no, that book is wildly inaccurate.
If our lore-enthusiasts could point me in the right direction, or provide suggestions for how I might have my magister cause trouble, I would definitely appreciate it. Don't worry, I do not intend to over-reach in my plot, claim that we overthrew Lor'themar in the end or anything even remotely that obnoxious. I'd just like to narrow down my plot, provide some intruige and mayhem for the players to muck about with, all while staying reasonably within the constricts of the game.
Thank you in advance!!