We are nearing the end of our campaign and some of my players are really fascinated by some of the open ended questions in the book.
Specifically, the Lorekeeper in my campaign is really intent on uncovering how it fits together with a 10 pointed crown of fire that used to be in Dar, the Cinder King has a 9 pointed crown and Zora has a fiery circlet with a point (and also broke Dar).
Last session I covered my ass by saying that Zora would tell the Loremaster the story if they got all the way to Skydagger (just fought their way into Fort Calisco), so inciting him to give 110% to get there.
How have you explained these meta plot threads in your campaigns?
I think it would be cool if there was some relationship between Zora and the Cinder King (Zora is said to be very old in the book) and sort of leaning into the Lady in the Black Company story arc maybe? Maybe they are married or Zora is the mother of the Cinder King or something?