I noticed that the loop is continued in the outline undeterred, and I was wondering whether this should happen.

In Ling's chapter, Eris opens a vortex between her world (#1 in the loop) to his (#5), instead of following the loop. So it seems she can willingly jump from one world to the next. Once they team up with Eris, are they going to stick with the loop, or is she going to vortex them around wherever they need to go, like to find Kin?

I don't have a problem with Eris's loop-jumping -I actually think it provides an interesting development- I just want to clear it up before we go further. There should be a consequence for it, like it quickens the detrimental effects on each world.