It's probably lame, but I had a story idea I liked and for which I cam up with. I just sort of covered how the story starts with a synopethis or whatever they call it.
A world in the near future is engulfed in a war between human kind and the Sembians, an unknown and very powerful superhuman race that weilds power over the natural elements; wind, water, and earth (much like The Last Airbender but much more powerful). Several major cities of the world have been wiped out at this point by this conflict. In an attempt to combat this impossible war, the world leaders joined together and formed the ASF (Anti-Sembian Special Force) to combat these powerful being and built many academies across the global for this purpose.
The story starts with a young girl named Sana who attends at one of those academies. Sana is a very promising solider at one of these academy and has been granted the opportunity to go out on a live field exercise to one of the smaller Sembian outposts that the ASF has located near by. Sana then has a full team of ten ASF soliders assemble under her, and she and her team head out to destroy the outpost.
But things went terribly south when they found out the small Sembian outpost belonged to one of the five powerful Sembian leaders named Shala, and Sana's ASF team was immediately overwhelmed. Despite their valient efforts, the ASF team is quickly defeated. Being very intrigued by Sana and her team's strength and tactics against thier Sembian force, the Sembian leader takes Sana, being the only known survivor, as a captive.
Sana later learns that the Sembian are not actually at war with the humans. Apearently, the Sembians couldn't care less about fighting the humans at this point in time, but that what simply happened was that the normal humans just got caught up into what was actually a conflict between two major Sembian groups, the Arkanes and the Libans. Both opposing sides were fighting relentlously, and both sides put winning the war above preventing short-term human loss as they were just looking at the "bigger picture" so of course it got mistaken as an assault on the human kind.
The Arkanes and the Lebians, surprisingly, are actually fighting over their ideal means on how to save humanity from its own evil ways; the Arkanes believe that they can somehow teach and educate the human society as it is through peaceful means to create a human society with less sin; but the Libians believe the only hope is to cleanse (wipe out) the majority of human existance to then build up a proper, more perfect human society from the ground up. Ultimately, whoever won the war would get to decide the fate of humanity.
Also, the one of main goals with both Sembian factions is to aquire ancient mysterious crystals called Gaeforms for which they feel can end the war in their favor as well as achieve their ideal mission in regards to bettering human society.
The Sembian leader, Shala, is of the Arkane force, and he hopes to learn from Sana's ASF tactics in hopes to use them to better themselve in their fight against the opposing Sembian force, the Libans. Sana also learns that Sembians are actually ordinary humans who have simply unlocked a great spiritual awareness within themselves and that it is possible, tho unlikely, in all people.
Sana, still ridden with anger over the loss of her team, decides to willingly assist Shala and the Arkanes for the time being, and she then acts as battle consultant and co-leader of Shala's elite force. Shala, seeing a strong spiritual awareness within Sana, begins teaching her how to control the elements like the other Sembian. Now weilding the powers of the Sembian and the strength and knowledge from the ASF, Sana now acts as an increasingly major player in the deciding factor of the Sembian War, hoping that her actions in the end will protect the entirety of human society from destruction.
Sembians can create large gusts of wind, errect pillars of earth towards their enemy, clear trees, freeze water, etc. Basically anything organic to nature can be controlled and manipulated as long as it is not a living being. Sembians also experience increased physical strength and can run and jump much farther and faster than oridinary humans. Sembians have a lot of nasty tricks involved in how they can manipulate the wind.
Sembians' spiritual awareness allows for them to sense and detect living things, including humans and other Sembians, around them. This ability is less effective if the Sembian is, say, in a lush forest as the spiritual energy of the forest will act as a cloak for any nearby people, etc.
Sana's Sembian powers are fairly limited in comparison to the other Sembians of whom were trained at a very early age. More of Sana's strength in battle more relies on her ASF knowledge on Sembians' weaknesses and ASF-proven Sembian counterattacks rather than fighting full head-on with her Sembian abilities.
If I ever do actually write this out, and I want the action to be toned down and more so realistic in the sense of danger and peril rather than nonsense over-the-top action. Tho I still want big happenings with these Sembian powers of theirs.
The story will focus more around finding the Gaeform crystals as a means to winning the war as I feel that will give the story a bigger "end-goal" to work with.