Pulp Cowboy

  1. Timben

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    I've created my own “pulp action hero” much like George Lucas’s “Indiana Jones” and Sam Rolfe’s "Paladin of Have Gun – Will Travel.” My character is basically, a Pulp Cowboy. I have started my first series of Books. It is set in 1890. My story is about the adventures of an international gunfighter for hire. You see, I want my hero to feel pain, to feel remorse. And when he goes to make a mistake. He wants to go back and fix it. I sincerely hope that doesn't sound like "Indiana Jones".


    I've basically have run into a snag. Without diving into holy relics, I was thinking of using a fictional treasure chest that was filled with the usual cache of gold. But that has utilized to death. And I do love "Indiana Jones" so, any help would be considerably appreciated. I swear I'm not looking to clone, rip-off or steal ideas from George Lucas's "Indiana Jones" films. I wish to add some horrific supernatural treasures into the story. The only problem is I am completely at a lost. I am using a fictional mine in Kenya where the supposed treasure has been dug up. However, I am not clear on what exactly should be buried. I thought of using "The Key of Solomon" but I don't know how that would work. And what type of curse it would influence the antagonist.




     
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  2. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    I don't have any ideas at the moment, but wanted to say that I like the concept!
     
  3. Timben

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    Much oblige.
     
  4. Vladd67

    Vladd67 Stake Holder

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    How about a large uncut diamond that was used to lock away an ancient supernatural evil, said evil is then released upon the cutting of the diamond?
     
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  5. dannymcg

    dannymcg I am not a robot

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    There was also (maybe not Kenya) some creator of the tribe who climbed to heaven using magical pegs. As he climbed he pulled them out and carried them with him so no human could follow.

    Just a thought and sorry for the vague memory but if one of those pegs had fallen and ended up deep underground...?
     
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  6. The Crawling Chaos

    The Crawling Chaos Well-Known Member

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    Some tribes in Benin have/had a myth about a deity called Gu (?) whose essence or original form was contained in a sword and who taught humans blacksmithing and craftsmanship. But I think he is also associated with war. I imagine that his myth could easily be rewritten into the context of some kind of cosmic war in which humans could have been used as pawns by deities to wage war in their name.
     
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  8. hitmouse

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    For source material suggest:
    Prester John by John Buchan
    She, and King Solomon's Mines by H Rider Haggard
    Tarzan of the Apes & sequels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    And possibly The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling
     
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    Also, it was not called The Kenya Colony until 1920.
     
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