I’ve released Beta 2; it’s rather soon and there are not massive changes, mostly tweaks to clear up discrepancies.
Move the HALO stuff to Stevos & Teragdor, cleaned that up a bit elsewhere.
As I was just posting about the motivations of Sentir Falon realized I did not get Zbibk dealt with.
Please check to see if I have cleaned up your major discrepancies and issues in a reasonable manner.
Also the Tiernon & Torean discussions are turning into chopped salad, try to read them objectively to see if they still make overall sense. Clear things up.
Instead of inserting a final scene on the Nimbus, Alvar, Orcs, I added a new final scene that flashes back to Tal Gor that doesn’t interrupt the run up to battle and sort of answers what happened quickly in review and does a few other things. It’s a first pass, so probably needs more work.
Again, big thing is wrap up discrepancies reasonably and make sure I have not missed anything like Zbibk.
The Dis Pater thing is still out there, but I think I can deal with that in the next book. Keeping Rupert as Dis Pater, I really like him as Rupert because so often Orcus and Dis Pater were conflated, that it makes a lot of historical sense.