The quest begins after you have completed the Main Quest. A strange Telvanni-esque tower appears near the
shrine of Mehpala. The player will either be informed instantly or a Dremora herald will deliver and invitation.
Once the player reaches the tower (I've included a screenshot of a concept construction) he finds it empty
except for a note and teleportation pad. The teleport pad transports you to a remodeled version of Mankar
Camoran's palace and you are greeted by an Altmer name Ealdor (This is currently a placeholder name).
Ealdor is a master chronomancer, and is sort of a doddering old man, constantly forgetting what he's doing
or what he's done because he exists outside the normal flow of time.
The chronomancy aspect is a fantastic cheat in the story. He dwells in Mankar Camoran's palace, which has
been destroyed permanently, because the teleport pad did not take you to a place, but a snapshot in time.
He was free to redecorate because later he will remove all these things and restore the flow of time to that
area. This also means that some dead people, or people who were in Morrowind could be involved.
Ealdor is also House Telvanni, meaning there are no stipulations on how you achieve your goals.
Here's the actual story:
Ealdor has gained a lot of popularity among the Daedra, Hermaeus Mora considers him his "Witness" because
he's the only person who has lived long enough to know that Mora's predictions are never wrong. Somewhere
along the line he saw Nocturnal without the protection of the Cowl. This drove him insane, where he was sent
to the Shivering Isles (The chronomancer shop-keeper learned his powers from him). Apparently Sheogorath
liked him and let him leave the Isles. There could lots of comical stories about how Sheogorath made his misuse
his powers to amuse him. There was a second side-effect of seeing Nocturnal's face. He fell in love with the Daedra.
His plan is that, with the player's help, dwemer technology, hist sap, and Telvanni magic he will create a
Counterfeit Heart of Lorkhan. Using it's powers he will transform himself into a god, a suitable mate for Nocturnal,
who apparently returns his affection. Naturally this would cause quite a stir among the other princes, but he would
have Hermaeus Mora, who is his patron, Sheogorath, who will enjoy the chaos, and Mephala, who enjoys the ludicrous
complexity of his plan, on his side his ascension should be fairly smooth.
Azura is the biggest threat (look at all the trouble she went through last time), but Ealdor has an advantage over
Dagoth Ur and the Tribunal gods. He's outside of time, which means that he will not need to bask in the Heart's power,
once he has ascended it is useless, so the last task of the quest is to destroy it.
The rewards would be powerful items and spells that utilize chronomancy. I am unsure how powerful to make spells
like these because it would be somewhat game-breaking. However, it's after the main quest so you would already be
fairly powerful. It would be nice to have some spells that make fortifications of hindrances permanent. (I tested this by
making a spell that permanently paralyzes anyone it's cast upon. I used it on someone in the Market District, left, and
came back in three days and they were still there in the same spot.) The tower might also be included as the reward.
After you complete the quest you learn that Ealdor has succeeded by discovering his new shrine. When you talk to his
worshipers you learn he has become Ouroboros, The Void. Since all the Daedric Oblivion planes were claimed he claimed
the area outside of time as his realm, the space between spaces. He is depicted as a dragon eating his own tail because he
is eternal. He is wed to Nocturnal and, as another time-related dragon is occasionally referred to as "the Perversion of Akatosh."
A minor daedric quest might be thrown in as well. I would also like to make it so you can drag one of his
followers along with you, like the mage's guild apprentices.
As you can see, this is a large mod, and my capabilities are limited. I can voice act, I can script, to a degree,
and I can setup and decorate spaces. I would like to limit the new meshes to ONLY the statue of Ouroboros
and construct everything else out of in-game items, and ideally no new animations would be required.
I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on this and if anyone would like to help either with development or advice.