So I was digging through some old documents and ran across a doozy. My original concept for The Undermountain Saga.
This was from December of 2007! Five years ago. I didn’t start writing Undermountain until November of 2010 when my nephew callenged his friends to NaNoWriMo.
So here it is, unedited and uncensored:
Big Foot Underworld
Book 1 is basically an exploration of their world, hinting at a bigger story, but contained within a smaller story arc.
Book 2 picks up with the development of a much bigger story with characters that were hinted at or met briefly in book 1.
Book 3-X tell the story that takes the “kids” through the universes to save not only the Earth, but all life everywhere.
Kids (10 through 18 years old) on camping trip in the mountains stumble upon an injured or trapped Big Foot. They help it to a nearby cave where they are captured by some other big feet.
Turns out the big foot they were following is a kid too, and wasn’t supposed to be out on the surface.
They are taken deep under the Earth into a Big Foot technologically advanced civilization. So advanced that they occupy a galactic civilization. They don’t travel via spaceship very often and never from or to Earth. They have teleportation chambers straight to other places in the galaxy.
They have remained completely undetected by humans for the most part. There radio emissions don’t travel far through the ground and aren’t noticed.
They power their whole civilization using geothermal energy. In fact, the Big Feet are very green and have very low environmental impact.
The few times they have been seen by humans have created many of the mysterious sitings. Yeti, abominable snowmen, Sasquatch.
There are probably a few factions of BF. One favors complete isolation from humans, another wants to establish some sort of relationship to stop them from wrecking the Earth, and the last one wants to just take over the planet and get rid of the humans that resist.
Something has happened recently that has made things more tense. The galactic portals shut down all of a sudden (100 years ago) and they’ve been cut off. They need to investigate, but they have to do it on the surface for some reason and it’s not something they can do subtly.