For the last few months I built up my own fictional world for school. In my mind and on paper. Now my problem is: Actually I didn't want to create a story for characters or a whole plot to shape the world into, but I now feel that my world lacks something. For example I created different regions and continents, with some animals and stuff, but they do not connect to each other, there is no common theme. Now, the main theme of the world is: A institution controlling all minds and thoughts through different kinds of minions to prevent the creation of new worlds through the power of thought (another idea: a being can create some sort of matter with his thoughts, which would mean that our reality is created by a superior being).
My wish would be that there is an epic, impressing 'thing' that influences the whole world. Like Sauron and the War of the Ring in Lord of the Rings or the Imperium in Star Wars.
I think I have a little bockade...could you help me out? Just posting some brainstorming ideas on epicness, evil villains, world-devastating gods and stuff would help me massively!