I had an interesting idea for my future fantasy volumes. I am thinking of featuring a military order like the Knights Templar. Like the Knights Templar, these warriors will be an elite order of knights, but they will not be a religious order like the Knights Templar. Essentially, it will consist of the ten thousand of the absolute best knights in the Empire and they will serve as the guardians, chief enforcers, and executioners of the Imperial Dynasty. I have not thought of a name for this order, but they will make their debut in the second volume.
I often wonder if there would be early signs people would see before a Kaiju attacks. When it comes to earthquakes, you would feel the ground shake slightly before it shakes more violently. When a tsunami forms, the sea recedes before forming a massive wave. With Kaiju, I think there would be similar signs that a Kaiju is coming if you know what to look for. For instance, you could see fish and sharks jumping onto the beach in a desperate attempt to flee the Kaiju. You could find the eaten remains of whales, submarines, and cargo ships washing onto the shore with visible bite marks on them. Since many Kaiju are nuclear in nature, it would be likely that everything a Kaiju touches is potentially radioactive. For instance, if you live on the beach and have a Geiger counter, you would probably get high readings both in the water and whatever washes onto the beach. These would be clear signs that a Kaiju is coming and it would be the calm before the storm. I will be elaborating on these signs when I write my Kaiju story.
For the second volume of my fantasy series, I will be depicting an entire war from start to finish. Due to this, it is definitely going to be bigger and more action-packed than Numen the Slayer. There will be more epic battles and more complex politics. I am already six chapters into the story and I have even skipped towards the more significant battles. I will be drawing inspiration from the War of the Roses and this war will have a similarly poetic name.
For the Kaiju story, I decided to tell the story from the point of view of a news intern, rookie cop, scuba diver, laboratory assistant, political intern, and a rookie soldier. The beginning and end of the Kaiju attack will be seen through the eyes of these characters, who come from all walks of life.
I came up with a complex origin story for the Kaiju in my new story. I decided to take a Frankenstein approach and draw inspiration from various forms of science. I am currently watching three documentaries that focus on gene splicing, synthetic biology, and nuclear mutations. By studying all the details of these three scientific fields, I believe I can piece together a scientifically plausible way to create a Kaiju. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
What would you do if a Kaiju attacks your hometown? Me? I would treat the Kaiju like a natural disaster and find the deepest and most secure area I can find and wait for the Kaiju to blow over. What about you? Would you run, hide, or fight?
Here is my writing costume to help me get into character while writing. I will also be wearing this costume during book signings.