A shaman must travel to a distant land to kill his former apprentice before she can establish herself as a cruel goddess over the locals.

This one was loosely inspired by Star Wars. I started thinking about what it would look like if it was just fantasy, rather than science-fantasy. I’d also been reading a lot about Genghis Khan at the time, which wound up being a large part of it as well.

Gokhan was originally called “Messiah,” and the early drafts reflect that.