What Will Happen Next After Everyone Leaves the Estate?

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What Will Happen Next After Everyone Leaves the Estate?

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So the last few chapters have taken place in the Legacy Estate and this arc of the story may be reaching its conclusion soon (depending on how Tom chooses to play out the fight against Brahn and Clovis I would guess one or two chapters at most before the story moves away from the Estate and even Edenmire). That begs the question though, what's next for the comic? Where are the different characters going?

Here are some key plot points and characters to keep in mind when discussing your theories:


-Both Team A and Team B are currently planning on going to Lyn'knoll.
-Flora is pregnant with Trace's child.
-The portal in Riftwall Tavern isn't quite as inactive as Adira claims.
-The Edenmire guard arrested Adira under suspicion that the Wolves used the portal to attack Edenmire.
-Euchre is currently recovering at a Templar outpost after being wounded by Neutral.
-Brahn is attempting to capture Trace, and his and Clovis' forces are currently trying to find a way in.
-Carver was "escorted" to the Basidian Isles and ran into the Western Basitins.
-Evals is planning on returning to the dog lands and Eric has agreed to escort him.

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#2 Post by SpottedKitty »

Was that actually a human guard? I'm not entirely convinced; remember, we'd just had a number of Clovis' disguised wolves attacking the harbour, and Brutus and friends actually attacking the town while disguised as Templars. One more disguise wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
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SpottedKitty wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Was that actually a human guard? I'm not entirely convinced; remember, we'd just had a number of Clovis' disguised wolves attacking the harbour, and Brutus and friends actually attacking the town while disguised as Templars. One more disguise wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
Niether do I Adira Is quite the character in Edinmire and she was removed without even a reason also the guards, that work under Kieren and should know who she is. Seemingly Failed to recognize her. Considering the large amount of parties involved in town now. The guards, the templars under Brahn, Clovis, Trace and his dark rituals etc. I think it is safe to assume those were not just edinmire guards.

I was hoping for a predictions topic to pop up. I am not a gambling man, but if I were i would put money on to these theories:

After Dark!Trace manifest itself, pushed by either his dark Alexa AI he left behind or by seeing just how close he is to bring back Saria, he is gonna be barely contained by the power of Love.
Regardless of details The aftermath of the incident wont leave the manor standing.

Clovis and his men are gonna be slaughtered by the manor defenses or Trace if he feels like it. But Clovis will survive, he will also save Brutus, he realizes he cares for his subordinates more than he is willing to admit, despite being having his curse dispelled, and after seeing all his men turned to mincemeat he decides to do the first good thing in his life and save him from a similar fate. They are either able to escape or are pardoned by the party. they subsequently appear on side comics.

With the Manor destroyed and Clovis strike force wiped out Branh decides to storm what is left. either to kill or to collect Traces for his further plans. Or they have to high tail away from edinmire for any other reason, given very little options the cast saves Adira from the captors and escape through the riftwall. So Lyn'knoll is put on hold. At this point we may have to drop Reni for a while as she goes back to castle.

Since the original plan is disrupted, neither Mike is able to go to Lyn'knoll nor Evals is able to return to his home, they are forced to stick together. They are both glad they are able to stay together a bit more but the situation strains their relation further.

Carver stars his own basitin-harem themed side comic, where he realizes he is much happier living there than return to Clovis.

And that is all she wrote.
Well not really. These next theories are for the long run. What I imagine will happen in the next 10-20 chapters. Or at current publishing rate around 10 years in the future. So these are most likely wrong. But I think they are al least interesting enough to share. And it will be fun to laugh at them in a couple years in the future.

The party will spend a couple chapters stuck somewhere else. A lot of drama ensues, Mike and Evals bicker as a married couple as neither of them got what they want. Karen and Sythe wonder whether they should keep their relationship going forward, Flora has to come to term to the kind of monster the father of her son is, Trace has to come to terms with the kind of monster he was. Nat and Keith seal the deal and Zen hook ups with Kat. Red after much soul searching finally asks Raine to be her girlfriend and after the same amount of soul searching she accepts. Finally Eric falls of a cliff and dies, really what does Tom expect to do with his character beyond the Basitin isles is way above my paygrade.

Eventually Trace comes to term that he needs to somehow fix the mess he caused because no matter he was a different man back then, it is still his responsibility. They return to the war zone and try to stop Brahn plans for world domination and get rid of the rest of Traces former co conspirators.
At some point Trace is used to finish whatever his plan for Keidran erradication was. Either forcibly or by reawakening his dark side yet again. After much struggle and with Dark Trace and his minions are finally put down in either a final battle, using the power of love, again, or Trace finally accept his past, that he is not omnipotent and there there are thing beyond his control an thus is able to get rid of his dark self. Or any combination of them.

At the end the mask freak out, the game simple got out of his control and they are about to reset the whole thing killing everyone. At this point Trace to stop the mask using them to play Age of Empires and break away from their ruling. Either by heroic sacrifice or by Deus Ex Machina: the elder god comes and removes the masks due to their transgressions against his will.

At this point everything ends and everyone lives happily ever after. Except Trace I honestly do not believe he will manage to outlive the comic and will die at the end one way or another.

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I have been wondering if this arc is more or the less the end of the story with some narrator endings. From a character development standpoint, it would make a lot of sense. The story begins with Trace losing his memories. Now the new man he has become is confronting the awful man he used to be.

Of course, that would leave the war unresolved unless Trace quickly retakes control of the Templar, but that could be wrapped up pretty quickly. The Master Architect is dead. The Master Spy (probably!) and Master Strategist supports new Trace. The Master Mage is a total mystery. The Master Seer is kind of ambiguous in his motivations, despite the Edinmire stunt, but even so Trace can take him if need be. Instead of a war of extermination Trace, as Grand Templar, could easily make it a short and ordinary conflict.

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SpottedKitty wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Was that actually a human guard? I'm not entirely convinced; remember, we'd just had a number of Clovis' disguised wolves attacking the harbour, and Brutus and friends actually attacking the town while disguised as Templars. One more disguise wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
We don't know. It's definitely plausible that it wasn't a human guard.

Anyway, here's my theory:

The mansion will probably be destroyed somehow by the end of the chapter and Rose will probably die completely, at which point Brahn and Clovis' army attempts to subdue Trace. However, Brahn betrays Clovis and decides to capture/kill the wolves in addition to Trace. Reluctantly, he and the wolves ally with Trace and his friends to fend off the Templar. After witnessing the events of the Manor and what the Templar is doing to Keidran, Trace decides he needs to clean up the mess he made and defeat them. However, he needs to build up an army of his own to stand against them so he and his friends split up and decide to recruit allies from the various Keidran and Basitin tribes. Trace, Flora, Sythe, Maren, and Karen visit the tigers (with Trace tagging along with Flora but not going inside the village because his presence wouldn't be welcome). Eric and Evals go to dog lands as planned, but instead with the intent of recruiting them to help, with Kat and Mike tagging along as well. Clovis and Brutus go to the fox lands. Euchre reappears and takes Raine and Red to the snow wolves (Team A finds out about Euchre's true nature from Raine and is uncomfortable with letting her go with him, but after losing Rose Euchre is the only connection she has left to her wolf side and insists on going with him). Keith, Lynn, Maddie, Natani, and Zen go back to the Basitin Isles and request King Adelaide to provide troops, and while there, they're attacked by Carver and the Western Basitins (who have been manipulated by Carver) who also ally with them after being defeated. They all return afterwards, I suspect they'll fail at first, but later on in the story they'll agree. Once they do, everyone who can fight stays and the rest of the cast go to Lyn'knoll and big war between Templar and the Allied Whatevers Trace has gathered starts.

Other assorted plot points that I can't find a place for:
-Maeve goes to Trace and Flora for help in freeing Adira, having no one else to turn to. They take her in while attempting to find a way to free her and she becomes an older sister figure to the baby once it's born. I suspect she'll undergo a lot of character development and go from being the precocious little kid to being a dependable older sister willing to protect her family and friends, with the baby taking the precocious little kid role. They also find out about the portal in Riftwall Tavern some time before or after Adira is freed.
-Zen, Natani, and Brutus find out about Clovis' "condition", Zen and Natani find the karma hilarious but Natani eventually empathizes with Clovis because they're both going through something similar. Brutus meanwhile doesn't care and still looks up to him regardless and Clovis accepts his identity as a female and starts a relationship with Brutus.
-Sealeen and Landen join Team A I guess, Tom seems to be setting up for this to happen, but I can't see much to do with them.
-Zen and Kat develop feelings for each other as Kat cares for Zen in the Estate, with Zen wanting to start a pack himself after seeing Natani form a relationship with Keith. Kat meanwhile is torn between Zen and Eric, even though Eric sees her as a sister, she can't seem to let him go emotionally. Eric dies soon after taking Evals to dog lands though, perhaps sacrificing himself to save Kat, and Zen and Kat start a relationship.
-Maren and Sythe pick up where they left off in the Estate at some point.

And there'd be still plenty of room for more plot points in later arcs such as the identity of Mrs. Nibbly, heading to Lyn'knoll, who killed Saria and why (I have a theory about this). There is much more they can do with this story, I feel like we may only be at the halfway point.

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