Honest and for true. A choice has at long long last been made.
After 2 years and 1 day.
But here’s the thing. You start this story thinking the choice is the end. That’s how it works. The story builds to a climax and then there is an Event or a Choice of some sort; the bad guy is defeated and the good guys live happily ever after.
Except happily ever only works in romance and then only about half the time.
So, while a Choice has been made, this story still ain’t over.
And what a Choice it was!
The Chosen One pondered long and hard about the situation with the renegade wizard and the Gang of 3 or 4 and then took 60 pages (!) to let it be known through out the land that the wizard owned up unto half of the kingdom and must be given full right and control of it and the Gang of 3 or 4 owned the other half.
The Wizard was pleased and immediately began scheming to bite off a chunk of the Gang of 3 or 4’s remaining territory.
Because that is the sort of guy he is.
The Gang of 3 or 4 were not pleased and immediately began scheming to lay waste to the land in it’s entirety. If they can’t have all of it, no one gets any of it.
Because that is the sort of guys they are.
The Wizard likes this plan because he claims he will take over the whole of the kingdom if they lay waste to it.
A Chosen One from a while back also likes the idea because he claims HE will take over the whole of the kingdom if they lay waste to it.
But he may not want it enough to duel with the Wizard, so who knows?
The Kinda Pissed Off Band of Adventurers would really like it if everyone involved would get their heads out of their asses, stop acting like a bunch of spiteful toddlers and start behaving like rulers of the damn kingdom already.
Because those zombies that have been hounding the various Chosen Ones through all this do not come cheap and the kingdom is almost entirely out of brains at this point.