Hi there, first post.
I usually just browse the forums but couldn't find anything where someone has had a similar situation.
I've got a triple crown master save. Great fun, my personal canon and by pure chance with a Priest of Eothas. I've just discovered there's going to be a POE2. Eder's coming back but not in my save. This can't be good.
I hope we can retcon parts of our save files so our POE choices aren't 100% baked in. Otherwise the TOI part of my save is going to roll into POE2 which isn't something I'm necessarily keen on.
Some of you might say that's the point. You roll with your old save and all it's choices. If Eder died then he died. But each person plays this game their own way. I could just as well say well he didn't die, he was seriously maimed and couldn't continue questing with the main PC. He spent his time resting and recovering at Caed Nua while the main character continued on his personal quest.
I suppose one alternative is to just rebuild the character and the choices made with a new game in POE2. Hopefully there won't be too much flavour that gets lost on a rebuild vs. save.
The other alternative is to use another completed playthrough. I have one where all NPCs survived but its not the save I want to use. It became a boring experience with a cookie cutter feel and a character I became thoroughly unimpressed and unattached to. But if worst comes to worse I'll retcon her into something else. At least then I can have a living, breathing Eder to joke around with.