"Now" being a little less than a year after the alliance's defeat of the One Sith Empire, at the start of Volume II of Legacy? The characters with the biggest "loose ends," in my opinion, are: Morrigan Corde, Hogrum Chalk, and Darth Maladi. What do you think they are up to now, whether they will actually appear in this volume or not? I'd guess that "Nyna" will stay dead, but can you ever see Morrigan truly retiring? Perhaps that scene of her vowing to make things up to Rulf Yage and her daughter is some indication, but I just don't see her becoming a housewife. Maybe she continues to work as an agent of the Triumvirate, helping them track down missing Sith such as... Darth Maladi. Cade may have twisted her mind and forced her to forget some things, but she's still extremely dangerous. Especially since she can apparently create Omega Red in just a few days. Plus Maladi framed the Yuuzhan Vong, and is the true mastermind of the Ossus Project sabotage, but I think the YV have still not been officially cleared or redeemed in the eyes of the galaxy. What could be up to now? And let's not forget who conveniently delivered her (as part of at least her and Krayt's plan, to tempt Fel with Omega Red) into Fel's hands... Hogrum Chalk. He claims to love his niece, Marasiah, yet he apparently leaked the meeting on Agamar to Veed and nearly got her killed, and did get her captured and tortured by Dark Havok. Then he betrayed Nyna to Veed (and Morrigan must still be wondering how Veed found out she was the spy). Then Chalk conveniently found Maladi, and pushed Roan Fel to the dark side... knowing that either Roan or the entire planet of Coruscant would be killed. Now, it seems like he is the chief adviser of his niece, the new Empress and Triumvir. I think those characters are the biggest loose ends, though feel free to add more. What do you think they're up to now?