After delaying things for god knows how long (lots of edits to backstories, writers block, flip-flopping on what weapons and such the characters will use), I've finally gotten a solid start on the story I want to tell with my characters, and figured out how to organize my thoughts for it.
One of each race, 10 complete strangers from all across Tamriel all forced to work together to reclaim their souls and put an end to the Planemeld; two of each class, both sexes covered equally. The only thing left I need is a beta reader. Soon as that's worked out, I'm hoping the two of us can create something spectacular to be posted both here and on fanfiction.net, and make it well beloved enough that even the devs might take notice of it. I've discussed a few of my characters with LadyN herself, and some fellow players, and received positive feedback.
To give you all an idea of what I'm going to be writing, the first three or so chapters will be prologues, showcasing the characters personalities, their goals in life, and their personal lives, and how they got sent to captured by the worm cult in the first place.
Avoiding spoilers, here's the basic characters descriptions, starting with the Ebonheart Pact:
A Dunmer peasant of House Dres, looking to raise herself and her family up the social ladder through her mastery of magic.
A Nord from a mighty clan of Eastmarch, born as the runt of the litter, more at home in the wilds than with his own blood.
An Argonian mercenary with a love of slaughter, cheery manner, a shadowy past...and all the subtlety of a brick. You'll recognize him by the great sword strapped to his back, and the mildly disturbing grin on his face.
Onto the Aldmeri Dominion:
An Altmer patriot, clad in steel, and with a temper as fiery as her passion.
A Khajiit mage veteran, scarred by forces beyond his control, and a plan to deal with ANY threat he sees.
A Bosmer of the order of Stendarr, quiet as a mouse, and rigid in her adherence to her code.
Finally, the Daggerfall covenent:
An orc raised in ignorance, the world of Tamriel a book for her to open, and a cool wind to push her along.
A Redguard thief, beautiful as she is dangerous, and as aloof an ally as you can get.
A Breton priest of the Eight Divines, home never far from his heart, and struggling to find himself.
Lastly, independent of them all:
An Imperial of Chorrol, frustrated by an unambitious lineage, in way over his head.
(yes, I know you HAVE to choose an alliance in the game, but that's why its called 'taking liberties with source material. He's technically on the Covenant side in the actual game, but will not be tied to any of the alliances in the story.)
WHO WILL JOIN ME ON THIS GLORIOUS VENTURE??
...But in all seriousness, A beta reader would be EXTREMELY helpful, and I'd be extremely grateful for it.