I actually have...well basically. The entire series more or less with a basic plot outline including what is probably the entirety of the Thaukama. I'll start with the trivial and work my way down the list.
For a start, pronunciations. The way Phyrra is meant to be pronounced is a bit unusual--the 'a' at the end can be interpreted most commonly as 'aw' or 'uh'; the latter is the correct one. The double-rs can be thought of as Phy-ra, Phyr-a, or Phyr-ra; it is meant as Phyr-ra. The y can be interpreted as 'ai' or 'e'; the latter is the correct one. Ph can commonly be thought of as 'f' or 'p'...but in this case, it's actually neither, more in-between the two. Much, much, MUCH closer to 'p', but not purely 'p', with the slightest of accents on it which kinda brings in the 'f' sound but not strongly.
The way I like to remember this altogether is to think, Pier-ruh, and then make it P'here-ruh to get the accent more or less right. Myra, on the other hand, has the 'e' sound; it is My-ruh, essentially. Thaumason, as established, is pronounced almost exactly like 'Thompson'. Just, instead of a quick almost-silent p, it's a quick, almost-silent a.
Most of the other names I've come up with are pretty self-explanatory. Now for the fun part. Outlining the characters.
Last time, I more or less talked about everything there is to know about Ace, but today I figured out his full name: Ace Marcus Samson. As established, he's sixteen years old, a sharpshooter, and wilderness survival expert, with great medical expertise. He is the first human member of the Thaukama to be introduced--within the first 12 episodes, before even Kaze is.
The first Big Bad is defeated in episode 12, but during this conflict, Gora is badly wounded; Kaze comes in at episode 13 as a result.
I'm not sure if it is during this time or during the first 12, but at some point around here, we are introduced to Cedric Thomas Jenkins, a nineteen-year-old prodigy in wielding a very specific form of telekinetic magic: he controls magically-enhanced platinum spheres, which he launches as if bullets. (If you've seen the scene from X Men 2 involving Magneto's jailbreak, think like those.) He knows only that one spell, and it is very specifically only applicable to the platinum spheres he controls; this is noted as being difficult to do.
He is a mercenary, and a bit of a rival, even antagonist, to the Thaumason siblings. However, he does eventually join the Thaukama full-time as a fairly early member.
The next arc after this is a desert kingdom arc, where a demon master has seized control of an empire. (There is enough of a strong resistance led by the legitimate heir to the throne that it can be considered a civil war, but the bad guys are winning...by a LOT.) This is where Myra is summoned and introduced.
Bard Tune Song ("...Really?" "...Unfortunately, yes.") is introduced during this arc. He is a seventeen-year-old street urchin, who looks younger than he is (he looks like a scrawny fifteen-year-old). He actually likes life on the streets. He loves to be a street performer of various different types--yes, including being a traveling musician--but his repertoire also includes being a con artist, a pickpocket, and thief, in that he is skilled at sneaking around and stealing.
However, he is also a being known as a 'Spirit Demon'. This is, essentially, something which is comparable to the mixture of a vampire and a werewolf (so, yes, a werepyre as they are commonly known); neither vampires nor werewolves exist in the setting so this is the closest thing to either which combines traits from both. It also has a bit of a Jekyll/Hyde relationship (or more like Banner/Hulk), in that the Spirit Demon can come out when the individual experiences any form of extreme distress.
This is normally not a problem--normally. In this setting, a Spirit Demon has full control over themselves. Usually. They are ferocious shapeshifting beasts, yes, but they are still lucid, in full control of themselves. Their shapeshifted form is just a super mode of sorts. Said form is also the form where they drain energy from individuals, something which if extreme enough can kill the person, but they are equally as capable of just ripping or tearing a person to shreds were they inclined to.
Spirit Demons aren't easily created, either, but do spread on rare (seen as) unfortunate moments. They need the energy of others to survive, thus their moniker, but they do get many upsides; regeneration, superstrength, endurance, a thick hide, agility, claws, teeth, and the like.
This makes Bard a great combatant, and he'd be all too happy to be a hero...
...But during his introductory arc, he is against his will a slave to said big bad, who as noted is a demon master, and Bard is a spirit demon. Bard, in is HUMAN form, is free...but once he transforms into his spirit demon form, he is enslaved, and worse...he is conscious of his actions, just forced to obey orders he'd really rather not. So he's an antagonist who is all too happy to join the Thaukama once he is actually able to.
Said arc lasts until around episode 20. At this point, there is a mini-arc revolving around traveling to 'The New World', a world where if you are capable of surviving, fame is almost-guaranteed. It is a place far more dangerous, such that it is even hazardous to get there. The Thaukama getting stranded on an island thanks to being shipwrecked by a common storm of the area forces Phyrra in Cyrus's body to summon Hera and learn her water magic. (With her controlling both water and air, she can control the storms and prevent them from decimating the Thaukama on their journey.)
This would conclude the first season, around episode 24.
At this point, in the new world during episode 25, we are introduced to Clara Cleopatra Carson. She is a Paladin--think Magic Knight. Specifically, it is a knight-in-shining-armor, full plate mail, wielding sword-and-shield, and trained to use a very specific type of magic, sun magic. Even though she is a prodigy, Clara is only sixteen, so she's still a trainee; she knows only two spells. Those spells are a spell to essentially make her hand act as a lantern, and a spell which engulfs her sword, greatly increasing the cutting power of it and allowing her to send out the stereotypical anime shockwave with her slashes.
When she combines the two, she can channel them into the five throwing knives she carries to create a straight, long, cavalry blade made of light--yes, a quite literal light saber. She is also a skilled blacksmith, as a prerequisite for becoming a Paladin is to forge your own equipment; this makes her a pragmatic member of the team.
As it just so happens, she is also a childhood friend of the Thaumasons, in that they grew up in the same orphanage. This leads to a number of funny moments when they meet up, including Clara showing off her magic and saying that if they are very lucky, that Phyrra and Cyrus when they are her age might be able to do similar. A quick nonverbal communication occurs between the siblings as Phyrra eyes a "...Should we?", and Cyrus's smile indicates a, "Oh yes."
...So in synch, Phyrra forms a mini-cyclone in one hand and a flowing circle of water in the other; Cyrus forms a rock spike in one hand and a fireball in the other. Poor Clara is left uttering broken insensible words as she blue screens from the sheer shock. (Keep in mind that prodigies, even prodigies of specific types of magic, take until their teens to do it; Clara is an immense prodigy for being so young and having what she does, so it should be impossible for Phyrra and Cyrus to surpass her while they are their age.)
Her luck doesn't improve much. Because Phyrra and Cyrus are, obviously, still in each other's bodies (which they are for the vast majority of the series aside from some specific instances where they go into their rightful bodies; I worked out that they are themselves for the 24 hour cycle of both a full and new moon, so once every other week), Phyrra decides to prank poor Clara even further.
Phyrra acts exactly like Cyrus, with Cyrus acting exactly like Phyrra, a scheme they ask the Thaukama to go along with. However, in some moments, the two will overtly, deliberately, act like themselves, confusing their old friend immensely. Clara does figure it out eventually, but it gives you a fair idea of what the poor girl has to live through.
Despite that, though, she is a serious character; Paladins are immensely talented warriors and even though she is still a trainee, she IS a Paladin, skilled in martial combat and whose smithing skills are of endless use to forging and repairing the Thaukama's equipment. So she fights well and provides services valuable to the team outside of combat.
The next arc is a mini-arc lasting until about episode 30, revolving around an arctic land. When the Thaukama find themselves in need of appropriate winter clothing, they stop by at a tailor shop to obtain the goods they need, and are introduced to the shop owner of Lilian's, Lilian Rose Wolfe, AKA, Lily (her preferred name). She is older than any other human(ish) member of the Thaukama, at 32, and has the life experience to go with it.
She offers to clothe the Thaukama for free, on the condition she is allowed to study Hera's clothes, as she knows that the inspiration she'd receive from having gotten a good look at them would when she made some based off of Hera's clothing (Hera is one of my favorite designed characters aesthetically as I envision her), be worth far more than any fare she would charge the Thaukama; she points out that if anything she'd be ripping them off.
Hera notes that the only reason her clothes are practical are that they are magically crafted as part of her body, more or less, but Lily is quick to point out the vast majority of her customers across all the shop branches she has opened aren't interested in how pragmatic the outfit is, and that aesthetics sell.
Hera is still rather put off at the idea of it, though, because she would essentially be selling herself off to pay for clothing in her eyes, only to have people wear clothing which is a pale imitation of her own, bringing hers down.
Phyrra sways her to take the deal with a rather simple observation:
"Miss Hera, this pretty lady is offering to take your measurements."
Of course, Lily makes a point that taking measurements, while an intimate process, is not a sexual one, and that it is poor professionalism to mix business with pleasure, especially with clients who wouldn't typically assume she's into them. (The implication being that, yes, she does in fact like her ladies, and have a job which gets her intimate with them, yet she avoids taking advantage of her clients.)
With the biggest of knowing smirks, though, she notes, "However, if the deal relies on me being a little less professional than I normally would be...some sacrifices can be made." She also assures Hera, with some flattery, that her work would make everyone be in awe of the original, increasing rather than decreasing the allure of Hera's original.
Lily does end up adventuring with the Thaukama for business-related reasons, though decides to stay with them (she has her apprentice run the shop, something she does often because she has shops in many different towns) after that. She carries the tools of the trade for a tailor, everything from a mallet to knives to pins to needles to ropes and so on and so forth. Beyond that, she also carries survival tools such as a hatchet.
Though she is a combatant, none of those are what she actually fights with.
She fights with...
...Now, admittedly. It is an enchanted whip. Lily cannot use any sort of magic, but her whip was given some permanent rune enchantments mixed with technology, allowing her to dominate fights with it. Aside from it being able to wrap around things disproportionately well and also unwrap just as easily (think Indiana Jones like usage of a whip, which in real life...doesn't really work that well), her whip can be electrified, shocking anything it comes into contact with.
Additionally, the whip can be engulfed in fire. A third option available to her is essentially VASTLY enhancing the crack-sound of a whip to create a sort of shockwave, essentially allowing her whip to both pierce and cut what she pleases. But the real feature is a rather mundane one: various toxins that she can release from the whip at will, which range in effect from paralysis to confusion to temporary blindness to causing unconsciousness. None are lethal, but all are effects that give her an edge where once the poison takes effect, if the enemy isn't immune, she wins.
Hera, upon witnessing this for the first time, has quite the reaction, noting, "It's been a long time since a human has made me feel this way..."
Phyrra instantly catches on, teasing her: "Does Miss Hera have a crush~?"
She's not alone.
On one of the times where Cyrus has his own body, Hera and Lily go on a trip to a nearby city for that day. As they get ready to depart, Cyrus blurts out, "Are you two going to have lesbisex?"
Hera's reaction is to smack him really hard in the head, and then depart.
When they are a fair distance away, Cyrus further notes, "That wasn't a no~!" (Hera and Lily just smile as they leave.)
Once more as explicitly as the show would allow the implication would be that, yes, these two do end up as a couple, but it wouldn't be something likely to be absolutely confirmed during screentime.
After the arctic arc, there is one episode which introduces the only member of the Thaukama who I've yet to name, a 12-year-old boy, who is what is known as an 'Adept Human': a human able to see things for what they really are. In other words, he knows all the guardians are spirits instantly and can see Phyrra and Cyrus's body swap.
This gift also gives him a minor form of combat clairvoyance, in that he is very gifted at knowing where enemies are likely to attack and allowing him to dodge almost anything. However, his true talent is that he is a bit of a beastmaster, in that he tames animals; this is a valuable skill for, saaaaaaaaaaaay, obtaining a ride for long-distance travel; having mounts which are suitable for the environment is a vital skill his addition to the Thaukama allows for.
Immediately after this, the Thaukama face down the third big bad, which concludes at episode 36.
Episode 37 introduces the final member of the Thaukama, Alena Mary Woodrow, an 11-year-old girl. She is the girl I mentioned previously, but now I know her name and also her talent--botany, with a side of alchemy. She has an incredible level of empathy, on par with the Adept Human boy, except she's just a normal girl, albeit prodigous in her field with a green thumb.
Episodes 38-48 would then involve the fourth and final big bad for the series.
Some episodes I have the content mapped out for.
But most of these episodes I very much do not. I have an idea of what I want the general narrative for the story to be, outlined more or less above (albeit with me deliberately hiding some information here and there), and I have the characters more or less pegged down. Yet the vast majority of the series is filled to the brim with gaps in content that I'm not sure what is actually there.
Also, while I have a general timeline in mind, the episodes are a bit fluid. I might end up needing more than 48 total, or I might significantly struggle to fill up the episodes necessary for 48 to make sense. Some arcs might be lengthened or shortened. I don't have any specific idea for how long the desert arc/big bad2 is, just that I want Hera to be introduced at or before the end of the first season, and that she is introduced near the end of a mini-arc that comes after said desert arc/big bad2.
Similarly so for the arctic arc; I didn't have any particular length in mind. Also, the big bad3 being dealt with at 36 in one way actually feels way, way later than it should be and yet in another way feels way, way earlier than it by all rights should be; I feel like this is a big bad who should exist for a long time and yet his effect I want to happen earlier in the series rather than later. (Said effect I know is after Lily's introduction which is after Hera's introduction though, so that gives a pretty specific timeframe.)
One technique I might use to accomplish this: the third big bad might be shown in episodes before his arc, as having ties to both prior big bads, making him seem like the big bad for the entire series even though he's only the penultimate big bad. Given that I have approximately ten episodes to introduce and play around with the final big bad, I'm not concerned about him coming out of nowhere, so I think this works, too.
Is there anything else in my notes?
Hmm...I don't think so. I think that covers both the 18th and today. I don't think I forgot anything so I think I covered basically everything. You more or less have a much better idea what the setting, story, and Thaukama would be like for Phyrra and Cyrus.
If I did my job right, you'll even share my wish that it could be made real.