I'll admit I also hoped that Apolimesho
comes from her arguing with them about how close they're getting to Loren. I can't remember where specifically but I could have sworn there was a bit where Saren/Elenor can argue with her about Loren and Breza is pissed because she should have been second-in-command and she's always been there for Loren. I interpreted the 'whelp Karen's gone, all hail Loren!' as one part suspecting something wasn't right with Karen and three parts now her bff/girl!crush would take her rightful place as queen letting Breza become her right hand woman.
would have done something insanely heroic to be worthy of diving through the portal too, but I accepted he simply didn't have the greatness that they needed to completely vanquish the bad guy. He was worn down from too many tragedies and much too cautious to do what's needed. I mean come on, the guy tried to groom Amukiki to take his place for all the hard stuff so he could serve as his advisor. The three that can go through all make sense. Loren for finally embracing at the end that yes, she is 'the chosen one' to save the world. Karen because she is ready to rejoin Ryzom for glory of her people as opposed to grief or Saren/Elenor because they spent the whole game constantly stepping up and doing the hard things that needed doing.