I can say that only know of 3 characters who are confirmed to survive Legends of Windemere. The rest are still up in the air, which has left me with having to create alternate endings. One such ending can lead to a stand-alone book that gives a character closure if she survives: Kira Grasdon.
I will say that at least 1 person will die in the Sari/Luke Callindor/Kira Grasdon love triangle. At least as things stand right now, so I have plans for Windemere to continue in each scenario. If alive, Luke and Sari would join the other surviving champions as cameos in future series. Maybe even together. As for Kira, I have two paths if she survives. One is that she marries Luke and joins him on the cameo circuit. The other is that she doesn’t get Luke and plunges into darkness. Hence, that story being called ‘Quest of the Broken-Hearted’.
I’ve been playing with this idea for years because I love the Kira Grasdon character. I love Sari and Luke too, which is why the love triangle drives me nuts when I’m writing scenes about it. Anyway, I see her losing everything and simply checking out on life in the scenario where she is alone. There are in-book reasons that she’s going to fall like this and I won’t go into those (BOOK 7!). In fact, I have her slated to become a brothel girl in Gaia simply to survive. This really isn’t the story, but a show that at this point, Kira will have absolutely nothing.
Now, I was playing two games when I designed the current version of Kira Grasdon. One was Prince of Persia, which is why she’s from the desert and resembles Princess Farah instead of Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros). The other is Castlevania, which involves a whip-wielding vampire hunter going after Dracula. This is where the Kusari-Gama came from and where the basis of her story appears.
Having nothing to lose and being depressed, she heads on an adventure after hearing about the evil city of Lacarsis. It is home to thousands of monsters and it moves around the continent of Ralian. Nobody gets out alive and there’s been a big rise in attempts to destroy it. Kira heads off to try her hand and finds that it’s not what she expected. The demon lord treats the adventurers as guests and challenges them to defeat various monsters for entertainment. Think gladiators without a central arena because sneak attacks happen.
This would give an early introduction to Rayne who is a servant given to Kira during her time there. She gets a few life-saving ideas from Rayne and tells her about the outside world since she’s been in Lacarsis since she was a baby. There’s also Roland from Beginning of a Hero who might make an appearance as an example of those who challenge Lacarsis and fail.
If this happens then it will focus a lot on Kira acting self-destructive and possibly finding a new reason to exist. Though, it could also be nothing more than an epic sendoff for one of my favorite characters.