The Corn team, a group of small town footballers, are wandering.
Life on the run from the Preacher and his posse of zealots has been hard on our
heroes. The team’s Quarterback, Bill Oolie, convinced his teammates to leave
town and save a young girl named Nancy from the clutches of a powerful
Preacher, but after a year of travel and with no end in sight, signs of strain are
beginning to reveal themselves.
We catch up with our heroes in the city where they’ve been hiding for the last few
months in a ramshackle shelter; a dim, depressed reflection of their former
hideout. The walls are thin, urban debris litters the landscape, and Oolie and his crew struggle to maintain their identities and their hope in this new environment.
They adorn the place with photos, trophies, newspaper clippings and anything
else they managed to take with them but it just reminds them of their former
glory, of everything they lost. And besides, with the Preacher and his minions
always one step behind, they won’t be staying for long.
Nancy is a young girl lost and bound between two worlds.
mother, the Great Crow, died bringing her into this life and the
King of Sea, her father, hunts her hoping to eliminate the threat
to his crown. She was raised by seals, nursed on their milk and
taught in their ways. Her name is Nancy and, though she doesn’t
yet realize it, she has power rivaling a god. A man called the
Preacher foresaw this and now seeks Nancy’s power for his own.
The star quarterback of the Corn Team, Bill Oolie, was sent to
recover Nancy but when he found her he saw an innocent young
girl about to become another casualty to the Preacher’s devious machinations. Bill took Nancy from her home, and with his
teammates, decided they would flee the Corn Alliance and the
Now, having left town over a year ago, the team now struggles for survival in an unforgiving world.
SOME MAJOR PLAYERS...
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The Corn Alliance
The Alliance is a group of religious extremists guided by their charismatic
Preacher. Corn is the symbol of their faith and in their society the act of farming
is a form of religious expression.
Having rejected his family, the Preacher established the Corn Alliance.
Using his oratory gifts he manipulates and controls the populace with threats and
prophecies. When the Preacher becomes aware of Nancy’s power he attempts to
harness it for his own agenda.
The Corn Team
The Corn Alliance has a football team. The Preacher uses the team as a
propaganda tool until the his obsession with Nancy turns the team against him.
They leave the Alliance and find themselves fleeing for their lives and Nancy’s.
Bill Oolie is the Corn Team’s quarterback and hero of our story. Raised by the
Preacher, Oolie’s true past was hidden from him and he was brainwashed by
Alliance propaganda. After the Preacher’s prophetic vision of Nancy, Bill is sent
to find and retrieve her but his journey leads him to question his faith. Oolie
returns defiant and refuses to hand over Nancy. He renounces his faith and is
excommunicated from the Alliance. The rest of the football team chooses to
follow his lead.
Justice Marosa is Oolie’s second-in command who sports both a powerful build
and personality to match. He is militant in his thinking and keeps the other
players in line in Oolie’s stead.
Will Cody is a wiry loner with a quick wit and a calm disposition.
Edgar Nash; a soft-spoken country boy, cultivated quite a reputation as an
amateur P.I. before he settled into his place on the Corn Team. He also wrestles
alligators and other pests.
Brooks Sheffield is a ladies man... but his heart is in the right place.
Bruce Shaw grew up in the Corn Alliance and his father was a farmer. He is the
token fat guy who always comes through in the end.
Leon Pave, the team’s kicker, is like the dude from the “Aliens” movie who cracks
a lot of jokes, but when the shit hits the fan he is a complete coward.
Nancy is a young girl with blonde hair. Though unaware, the power of both her
mother and father are united within her. She is the heroine of our story. With the
death of her mother and an angry father searching for her, Nancy meets Bill Oolie
and welcomes his kind protection.
The King of the Sea
The King of the sea, Nancy’s father, is the most powerful creature in the ocean.
He is green, miles long, and resembles an enormous serpent with the torso and
head of a man. He is self-centered, lecherous, materialistic and ultimately lone-
ly. He sees Nancy as a threat to his kingdom.
The Crow is godlike in size, alone and stranded on a desolate beach. She dies
giving birth to Nancy.