Before anyone screams about sequel, I’m going to put a disclaimer. This is a possible story and it can happen no matter what happens in Legends of Windemere. The reason for this is because it revolves around Yola Biggs the Goddess of Chaos. She can be a factor whether she lives, dies, goes good, goes evil, ends the series with an anti-gravity tea party, or ends up wandering to Earth where she rules the marmosets with an iron fist. Seriously, this is a ‘villain’ whose combat repertoire may including taking off her own head and wielding it by the hair like a flail. Basically, she’s nuts, a goddess, gets a lot of growth in Book 8, and has a story that can be told if I feel like it. Still, I’m going to put the ‘more below’ thing here just to be safe. So I’m toying with the idea of a Yola Biggs story because I think she’d be an interesting hero since she’s the ‘Rogue Goddess’. As stated in Legends of Windemere, Yola broke the Law of Influence and is hiding with the main enemy of the champions because he can keep her from being sealed for her misdeeds. This means I can use her from time to time, but she has to be careful or her ‘family’ will come to get her. In other words, I rarely get to delve deep into the powers and psyche of this woman. After Book 8 . . . I really, really want to use her more often. Thankfully, she’s a character who can easily brought back even if I kill her. It really would depend on if fans want more of her too, which is why this story won’t be a central one and the other series can go on without it.
The core idea here is that Yola will either be free or be revived to a world where her ‘master’ is no longer around. She’s free to wander the world, but she soon realizes that there is a problem with her being absent from her post for centuries. There are beings battling over the right to be the next Chaos Deity, which marks Yola as a threat even though she’s not aware that there’s a competition. Kind like if someone woke up as the Heavyweight Champion, nobody told them, and they keep getting jumped as they go about their day.
A fun piece of this is that Yola has never been a hero or a villain. She’s either followed orders or followed her whims, which tended to be for the evil side. This time she’d be getting pushed to the good side. This can result in some good humor like her showing up to attend classes at Hamilton Military Academy or barging in on one of her surviving enemies to ask for hero tips. I’m seeing a lot of comical incidents that stem from a leap of child-like logic or something incredibly random. For example, Yola might get involved with a character from another series that she wouldn’t have any reason to meet up with or even know about. I’m really liking the idea of a Goddess (or former depending on events in the first series) searching for instructions on how to be a hero as if it’s something you can learn.
A part of this story that I really look forward to when I can squeeze it into the schedule is that the combatants will be random. Not like I’ll draw them out of a hat, but their fighting style and methods will be created as the battles unfold. I got to do this in Book 8 when I finally gave Yola someone that she could go toe-to-toe with. Sprouting extra limbs, strange energy blasts, stomach maws, using a squid as an ink cannon, and I’m not sure what else I used. I can’t have her do this very often because it’s too off the charts and she’s not really a combat type. She’s more mischief and mayhem than death and destruction. So this book would really let me demonstrate her as cutting loose against something of equal power.
Eventually, the truth behind Chaos and Yola herself will turn up. Though it could also get mentioned in Legends of Windemere, but we’ll see. The origin of her and her powers is still in flux. I just recently figured out why her last name is Biggs and it isn’t because she’s busty and walks around naked, which is something she’ll have to not do in this book. The origin of her last name is that she was born with a large head that the rest of her had to grow into. At least that’s what she says. There’s really no way to tell what’s real and what’s imagination with her.
Final note: I really do mean that I can do this story whether Yola lives, dies, or whatever. So don’t take anything I say here as evidence of her fate in Legends of Windemere. After all, resurrection and an adventure in the After Life are also possibilities.