Alright, so now that Esthera officially is a "leader", and not an "other", I find myself with lots of questions about the 4 remaining candidates for the harem list. The inclusion of Sabitha, and her subsequent movement from "leader" to "other" threw me off as well, as her place as her placement means that one of the other suspects won't be joining, and that we are out of leaders.
There are only 4 unfilled question marks left, and all of them belong to the "other" category, which seems to be reserved for Tower Walkers/ Tower Beings.
It seems to me that the candidates for the last slots, are Xestris, those with RP scores, and the "friendly" godesses. Meaning:
Elleani, Mestan, Vhala, Ivala, Xestris, Mithryn and Zelica
Vhala seems like the far least likely to join, and Mestan's RP will probably be about whether he trusts Simon or not, and not about if he will join the harem/ go through some gender-switcheroo Tower fuckery.
The fact that Xestris is without an RP score, despite being "recruited" by Simon&co leads me to believe that she won't join. Worst case scenario, she will turn traiter, or die before she can join.
Ivala has an RP score, and is a goddess, which makes her the most likely to join in my book. Mithryn and Zelica aren't far behind, as they fit well into the "other" category well, and Simon has been on the path towards them for a while now. I could already see Mithryn happening after the next free-roam update, concidering Tanurak's words about her defenses.
This leaves Elleani, which is the most mindboggling and interesting of all the candidates, to me. I was sure she would end up as a "leader" as early as chapter 3, but now that's seemingly impossible as the book is filled. That leaves two options open, as far as I can see:
1) She never joins the harem, because she is killed/ married off/ turns out to be evil/ loses faith in Simon
2) She has/ she will attain proficiency in the Tower, and could even up as a goddess, to make her fit into the "other" category.
None of these explainations make sense to me, but it's the best I got, now that she can't be a leader. I don't even think it's because she wants to retire, because then she would become "non-combat" instead of "other"
In the end, I think the final four will be Elleani, Ivala, Mithryn and Zelica, though I am far from certain.
Anyways, these are merely my thoughts. Who do you think will be the final four?