What are some interesting character goals which could get you some good game? How might you try to achieve those goals in game? What kind of character would be well suited for that goal?
Here are a couple of ideas I had to get the ball rolling, please feel free to expand upon or explain why it wouldn’t work:
Get revenge on an eternal
First, learn everything about that eternal that you can. This probably involves trips to the Library and trying to make friends with the relevant archmage of that realm. Maybe you need to get help from one of that eternal’s rivals. Then perhaps you try to kill its herald (if that is even possible?) or thwart a plan of the eternal. Possibly best suited to a mage.
Become a general for your nation
Be a warrior type character, at least partially. Take a military unit for your resource so that you can call yourself ‘Captain’ or whatever. Join the Auxilaries to meet the military brass, learn about empire warfare and prove yourself useful. Attend the military council. Prove yourself on the battlefield. Wait for an opening and stand for the position when it comes up…or engineer the opening yourself if you’re an Arnold Rimmer type.