So, I remember reading somewhere in one of the threads in this forum that, Jack, you weren't sure about Chalassa's cannon ending. This is just a thought and I think it could make for a GREAT tie in. Let me explain.
If you decide to let the canon ending be that Chalassa is saved by Althea, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. And I'm looking at this from a writer's perspective. I completely adored the happy ending with Chalassa because as I see it, yes, her mission is to help the other Bloodskins see freedom with Althea at her side all the time. But also, I see Chalassa not just as the Bloodskins' champion, but the Shapeshifters champion and protector as well. Her skills and devotion to Althea and her family raised the bar in that. Also, consider the connection with Jariel, the shapeshifter girl he saved and her brother. That all connects to Grandtree and Loren's world. These tie ins can make for an AWESOME combination of the two lands. And I completely understand that undertaking would be immense. I do not deny that at all. But the set up between the two is just too delicious to pass up with the Chalassa being saved happy ending as canon.
Now if people decided not saving Chalassa was their cup of tea, nothing lost, nothing gained, the world would go on...in a manner of speaking.
God dammit. Now I have to do a write up for the happy ending connections.
-goes off to spend time writing-
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