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I am currently writing a story themed with revenge and isolation. The two main characters are a teenage girl living in an ordinary 17th-century Japanese village, and an elf man with no memories, who was coincidentally found lying unconscious by the village, wounded. The girl's stepmother finds him and treats his wounds in their residence.

The plot that I managed to write up so far is a mere draft, but I am seriously thinking about going to an end with it.

In this story, when the girl encounters the elf for the first time whilst he gets his treatment, she despises his appearance, considering him to be a beast. After series of unfortunate incidents, it appears to be that their origins and memories are connected. The girl was accompanied by an older teenage girl and a boy a few years ago, who were rather unusual from the human race. They were often mistaken for twins. Because of their appearance, they automatically became the outcasts of the village and on one unfortunate day, they disappeared without a trace. The elf slowly recovers memories only to realize that he recalls them as well. I am planning to disclose it at the end, that the twins were murdered.

The plot may seem obvious. As to the theme of revenge, one of the 'Twins' comes back as a ghost to torture the village. My main priority is to focus on why and how they disappeared, which would by default be linked with the past. If you know, I could refer to 'Inspector Calls' which has a similar plot except for the revenge.

I want to find out more about how common people ended up being rejected from the society in a 17th century village such as this. I'm especially looking for answers explaining how villagers behaved or what villagers did to outcasts back then.

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closed as off-topic by HDE 226868, Shalvenay, Frostfyre, Gary Walker, Tim B Dec 14 '15 at 9:21

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to the site. Since you're looking for answers regarding historical incidents of our Earth (as opposed to building a world of your own, our general focus here), I would suggest you flag this question for moderators to migrate it to History SE. $\endgroup$ – Frostfyre Dec 14 '15 at 1:17
  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it really would be a better fit for History.SE expertise-wise $\endgroup$ – Shalvenay Dec 14 '15 at 3:30
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    $\begingroup$ @Frostfyre This question should not be migrated. I really doubt that History.SE is ready for questions about elves. If the poster wants to get the historical background from there, a new question should be posted that conforms to what they would expect. $\endgroup$ – Brythan Dec 14 '15 at 4:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Frostfyre The problem comes if they then close the question because it needs rewritten to fit their site. That rejects the migration and sends the question back here. It would make sense for them to do so, as the current question is phrased as a Worldbuilding question (here is my plot, what are realistic behaviors for these kind of people). Most of the preamble could be cut and the last paragraph expanded on History.SE. If the asker posts a new question there, then that editing would happen naturally on their site. $\endgroup$ – Brythan Dec 14 '15 at 4:37
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    $\begingroup$ The OP flagged requesting migration so I've migrated and we'll see what the history guys make of it. There is a pure history question in here. Note that just something can be asked on history doesn't mean it cannot be asked here though. Don't be too quick to throw good questions onto other sites. $\endgroup$ – Tim B Dec 14 '15 at 9:21