I'm sorry if this question has been asked before, but I wanted to ask with context from my project and hopefully get some more insight into Dramatica in doing so.
In my current project, due to both character and story reasons, the player representing the IC since the start leaves the MC after securing both a place of residence and respect in a foreign land for them. This happens rather suddenly at the end of IC Signpost #3 for reasons personal to the IC, but of which the MC is completely unaware.
Now, what I'd like to do is have the memory and the apparent secret agenda of the IC affect the MC in the final stretch as IC Signpost #4. That is, I'd prefer that there be no "real" character influencing the MC at this point in the story, and have only those lingering effects from the player that left.
My question is:
Does this make sense structurally with Dramatica? Can I use a lingering memory or effect of the original IC player in IC Signpost #4 this way, or will I need to find some other way of presenting this influence?
I suspect that if the influence is clear, I can do this, but I wanted to verify my suspicions before moving forward.