I'm glad to say, I have some strong ideas growing for Hybrid! November cannot come sooner.
Also, for the first time, I'll actually do what I've said I'll do here in the Qarollverse blog and divulge some secrets related to developments for Hybrid.
I have it all figured out! Now, I started this story last year but failed to complete it. I did manage to give the story a nice strong beginning which I will use again for this newer version (version 1) and newer plot. I plan on uploading the entirety of the plot's outline, as well as the story itself, I suppose, on World Avi, eventually.
Right, now on to it!
The beginning of the story goes like this (so far):
Jean spars with Celezar > Returns to his island's outpost > goes to the Cider headquarters > goes to the hunter meeting
Very straightforward, very good. I think so. There is also a subplot that happens in the middle called She's One of Us. Yes, it is that very same novella/novelette that was supposed to be its own thing. I tried to start it earlier this year but failed. It works considerably well into Hybrid, so in it goes.
For those who don't know, the entirety of The Molt Series was inspired by the world and stories within Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, Resident Evil, and Assassin's Creed. This book of the Human Shed Skin subseries embodies elements from all four of its inspirations! In particular, several of the characters introduced may seem...familiar. For now, their similarities to their inspirations are fine, but if it works out, I'll keep it that way even after these first drafts.
In particular, look out for characters inspired by Ezio, Dante, Cereza, Patty, and Enzo!
And that's it for now. I can't wait for November to start...!