So after a lot of conversation (both in the Serenwilde Faction clan and in the other forum thread), @Maylea
, and I developed a couple of faction concepts that synthesized a number of different ideas and perspectives thrown out about Serenwilde. The intention here is to lay the out for everyone to see, help us spot any holes or defects, and potentially develop them further. At present, we only have two factions considered; the third has been tricky for us to design (and as such, we would be interested in hearing what might a potential third faction look like).
Broadly speaking, the main idea is that each of the factions take on a temporal direction (past/present/future) and a general axis (thanks to @Haghan
for the idea), which is then linked up in some way to a community or concept already entrenched in Serenwilde. This community/concept was generally something that was not directly seen in Serenwilde presently, but had a lot of life to them. Furthermore, we tried to shy away from direct appeals to Mother Moon and White Hart; we felt that, given their status as Serenwilde's Great Spirits, their presence will always be felt within the forest's culture. As you can see, each of the factions that we present below should engage with the two in some manner or form.