It's so sad that they won't get to see the festival, especially after how long Lor's been waiting for it. Well, I suppose that getting freedom and heading toward a long life of happiness might possibly be more worthwhile than attending the festival! :)
"Will the other comic ever be updated?" I can answer that one if there's no change of plans! From the Arkaedea page:
'Don't worry, I'm NOT discontinuing it - I'll be back as soon as Stitches is done, and then when Arkaedea is done I'll move on to the sequel. '
I won't try to answer the other questions though :)