I want a happy ending, but expect a bittersweet one, as I'm sure many deaths await us in the final arc. But in the end, wouldn't it be cool to see the drow back on the surface to stay, and start having Dokkalfar and Vanir babies again? I like the Laths and the Ssu, but these are mutations caused by being underground...I expect genetic reversion when they start living under the sun again. How will the Laths feel about suddenly popping out Dark Elf babies? Will they grow to dominate the Laths, as the Laths did to their Dokkalfar ancestors? And the Ssu...most of them believe they are related to Sharess and the Laths, how will they react to having Vanir babies? Will there be Lath and Ssu who resist the change, and return to eking out an existence underground like the Xuile'solen?
Also, as Sonor pointed out, Sha'sana is still up in the Ninth Tower (assuming they fixed that elevator so she hasn't starved to death), believing she will be successful in restoring Sharess' spirit into her body. Is she still alive, keeping her vigil, or will whoever gets back up there find another Diva-like dead body? And where the hel did Big Red sod off to? A demon god isn't likely to peacefully starve to oblivion. And yes, Char and Hel need explorin' already! Also, to add to her list, how about Vaelia and her kids?
About the future: Arc I was 32 chapters long, Arc II only 17 so far. If Arc III starts with chapter 51, there will only be five chapters in it. Even if we forego Arc III, Arc II will only have 23 chapters (albeit some of the biggest chapters to date). Therefore, I would like to see Arc II run all the way out to 55 with some sort of climactic cliff-hanger (say the exodus to the surface begins), then end Moonless Age, do an appropriate timeskip, and start a New Moons Age or The Sun Age with most of the core cast older and now living on the surface. The kid cast should grow up and become leaders of their factions in the new environment, but keep the continuity to Moonless Age, don't start a totally unrelated storyline. That could be our Arc III, with a new generation of youngsters (kid cast 2?) like Vene, Pup, Octobaby, Suna, and others yet to be born having adventures of their own on the surface, while the old kid cast become mature, and those who haven't had kids yet, might. I would like to see this franchise run for another fifteen years after Moonless Age ends (that would take us out to the 2030s...Kern would be in his 50s!). We might not even be using PCs or smartphones to be reading Drowtales by then...or perhaps they will have an easy way to make animation by then, and we could be watching New Moons Age/The Sun Age in 3D anime with intelligent vocaloid voice-overs and soundtrack, maybe even interactive AI characters that fans can talk to, blurring the distinction between cartoon, anime, and MMORPG. Kern will still be the storyteller, and he would draw, but the drawings would come alive, they would think and help Kern focus on telling his story by taking care of things like story threads and loose ends, on their own! Now that, I look forward to with much eagerness...enjoying Drowtales until I have grey hair
edit: and beyond...durf, I ain't givin' this up just because my hair changes color...as Luna says, *pffft*