Author's Comments for Chapter 40: To Honor the Dead
Sorry for extreme delay. On the plus side, the second-to-last chapter is now halfway written.
On the minus side (again)... I kind of think I want to not post another chapter until I do write the whole end now. I've got almost all the details lined up in my head and don't want to either forget, or waste my energy making notes I wouldn't have time or energy to read anyways. Plus it'll take me a while to format the next chapters for posting, and proof them, anyways, so that'll add to the delay.
If you don't watch the Epics forum regularly and worry you'll miss when I start up again, look for another update notice in my profile when I do post the next chapter here (hopefully also saying the whole thing's written by that point ).
As for how long that'll take, no idea at this point. Work situation has intensified a lot, but part of it has gotten less burdensome and time consuming, so not sure how much free time that'll open up. I may change my mind and post another chapter sooner... but I doubt it. Hopefully I'll be on a roll and get the end written in one sitting... but unfortunately I doubt that too. We'll see.
These images [the key and the knob-like device it unlocks] are of a different location. My use of it for reaching the Pit is non-canon; most likely Botar would be needed to go in and out of the Pit officially. Also, my implication that the Order invented this device is unconfirmed though possible.
Several details of events in this chapter are non-canon. We know, for example, that Makuta loosed Rahi in the Archives Massacre, but not the specific powers he used. Likewise, most of the details of this Mask of Life scene [at the end of the chapter] are unknown.
To repeat just for clarity's sake, we don't know the mask this Toa [the one in Jovan's team who died to heal Mata Nui] normally wore.
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Glad people like the Kapura thing. I liked that moment a lot too, but wasn't sure what to expect from readers, mainly because it's now my third take on it across my various fanfics. Maybe now I need to make a fourth explanation for the Multiverse somehow LOL (except there's no Kapura there so yeah). And it was another of those things I didn't plan when I first started writing this story or anything, just came up in the moment. Love how writing such stories can bring moments like that out.