What to do?
I am seriously considering adding a new thread to the tale, one which would involve all new characters, following their own subplot. These would be characters of Miðgarðr, so a big step out of the world of elves and dark elves.
Now, there is definitely going to be a little breech between the realms, in which a few new characters will enter the stage, but these will be joining the action taking place in Svartálfheimr.
This new thread I’m considering would remain within the mortal realm. It would have it’s place in the grand scheme of things. That’s not the issue. The thing that worries me is the risk of creating too much complexity that the story becomes overly confusing. If I can keep this thread as a very minor part of the greater plot, fine, but if it will cut in too much, and divert excess attention from the main characters and plot, then maybe it would be better to leave it out…
What to do? Do I write it and mark it so I can easily come back and delete it all if it doesn’t work out or just leave it out altogether?