By next FFT, I mean real one, not another FFXII spin off. Those were alright, I guess.
Chronologically, it would occur some time after the events surrounding FFXII, but long before those in War of the Lions.It’s theme: Genocide. It is a darker story and world, though I don’t know if it will have much Shakespearean structure.
The backstory of the game is as follows: War has ravaged Ivalice for centuries. Rapidly developing technology coupled with magickal might has left entire regions in ruins, countless losses of life sustained, and merely over the clans’ rights to land and natural resources. Just as society itself seems on the brink of annihilation, the people of Ivalice make a decisive stand, and refuse to pay clans until they put down their arms and stop fighting. Some clans resist, and the church has a hand in helping quell the few that stubbornly cling to their turpitude. Finally it seems the ages of darkness and horror are at an end. Yet all does not sit well. Transgressions so profound do not simply fade away, society must have someone to blame. A scapegoat for its misdeeds. But since every clan was merely doing its ordained work, it must not be a single person or organization. It must be the unHumes! Radical words like these are quiet and whispered enough at first, but over the decades, children are raised to distrust anything non-hume. Why was my father or mother taken away from me for their warmongering? Of course many resist the growing tide of racism and bigotry, but it’s only a matter of time before Humes band together to subdue the other peoples of Ivalice.
At first there is no great culling. The Vierra and Bangaa and Seeq and Nu Mou who are captured are made to serve as slaves. Better to put their unique skills to use than simply qipe them out, despite their malcontent. It is not until rebellious armed groups of non-humes begin making strategic strikes against Hume cities that the more outspoken members of society raise the call for a “purge”. As the movement gains in strength, the stage is set. Humes are the only peoples that the world needs; tis far more secure and prosperous thus. The killing begins. Into this world a hero is born, one that will not be recorded in history. A hume, raised to hate non-humes, until something dramatic turns his world upside down.
I also think St. Ajora should be incorporated into the story somehow.