Wow, I am producing a lot of threads these days. So, I have this character called Rake. No relation to Mazlazan Rake. Rake's arc is a three book arc and to be resolved it means the end of three other characters lives. I am just at a loss to decide who. The options are characters Anthorn-Nikita-Marapeth-Nish. Anthorn and Nikita are two caravan guards, friends, and perhaps a bit too dense to realise they like each other in that way. Nish is an alcoholic, self pitying guy, who lost the woman he loved when he was forced to take her back for a trial and execution. He finds Marapeth alive later on, to his surprise. Rake has primarily appeared in flashbacks to all characters, though at the moment has only interacted with Nikita. If it is Anthorn then it means that he goes back in time after Nikita dies, in an attempt to save her, but he fails and dies too. A poetic dying in each others arms thing. With the added idea that the only reason he is appearing in everybodies flashbacks is a trip down memory lane. If Nish and Marapeth then he goes back in time to change things deliberately, because he loses her again. I don't want to lose either character, but I know I have to. Actually, even if I don't choose them, Nish and Marapeth still die.