As you may have guessed, I don't have the time for DA anymore. I would love to but I would need literally double or triple the hours in a day. I would like you all to know though that and my business isn't just due to some boring job that I don't like, but opportunities to use fully exercise my creative brain "in the real world," as it were. Everything is going really well.
But yeah... realistically no more time for here, which really I've known for a while but have avoided saying anything final. However I'm feeling now that I really need to release myself fully from the niggling sensation that I "ought," to be doing anything on here - even if its something I've always done for fun, just the knowledge that I have an active account that I'm leaving to stagnate bothers me.
I know there are some unfinished plot ends, which I'm going to tie up quickly here (not going into too much story depth of course just in case I do ever come back and write the actual plots/events.) Basyla leaves the river with Hiral and is successfully moved to a new, safer location, where she lives and grows physically and in confidence, before eventually making her journey to the ocean. Medes stays on good terms with Hiral but his relationship with Vicky never recovers. After having spent a great deal of time in solitude, eventually eased out by Alexia, she does eventually speak to Medes again, once, but their conversation, though civil, is lacking in forgiveness by either side. Vicky, more Gabriel-esque now in her general outlook on life, begins to work to bring about the maximum degree of protection for the colony, which grows in terms of its magic, technology and infrastructure. Eventually, events carefully supervised by Fineas and Gabriel and the other elders, the colony becomes able to avoid Medes entirely. Although initially Medes attempts to alter his hunting tactics, there are too many minds working against him by this point and he becomes frustrated simply at being forced to alter tactics, whether or not they work. Due to this and some other factors, he finally leaves Tolmeshal and returns to the Bolas forest, anticipated by the colony who by now have a "safe," zone that they are able to maintain, to a large degree, without Medes' assistance, though it still isn't as safe as some other colonies e.g Nekomura. What happens to everyone else would be too big a spoiler to say, so for now lets just assume that Zen and Nami float along as usual, Hiral and family bounce along as usual and Jalandro and crew splat along as usual, and just not pay them too much attention. If you need to use any of these characters, and I've already given you permission before, feel free go ahead and use them again. Otherwise, message me, as I will occasionally just check back to have a quick nosey about. Just don't mind if the response is really slow...
Thanks so much to everyone for helping me develop both my literary and artistic skills. It's been a fun journey.
All the best,