First things first…I’ve decided to close the “Lady Monica’s Dominion” server. I hoped it would help spur further discussion of The Ghost of Ochs, but it didn’t turn out that way. Such is life, I guess.
The good news is that I got to finish Chapter 43 of the story, and I’m satisfied with it despite how hard I thought it would be to write a compelling battle scene involving the Death Knight, since he’s meant in-universe to be a fearsome warrior, and having him fight four people at once (without any assistance, unlike the giant wolf and the monsters from Chapter 12 or Myson’s cadre of soldiers from Chapter 25) was the best way I could think of doing that.
As for what happens in the next chapter? I haven’t quite figured that out yet. Until then, you can read the latest chapter at the link above, or at any of the usual spots: