Bad news first! After trying a bit, I realized I cannot find an easy way to transfer the characters from the first game to the second. Not really because the tool I'm using doesn't allow it, but because there was a big upgrade right when I was coding the game, so if I try to add new stuff now at the end of the game to do the transfer, when you load the savegame at the end of the game, doesn't work
I can rebuild the game so that NEW players can transfer the characters, but everyone who played the first versions would be left behind (unless someone is so brave to replay the game from scratch!). So at this point I am not sure is worth it (next games won't have this problem since I won't need to do a big engine upgrade WHILE coding it!).
So what will happen? at beginning of the expansion, you'll be automatically leveled up to level 25, the maximum you could reach in the old game, so you can assign several skills (could even be fun to reconfigure your party this way!).
The good news is that the artist finished the new characters hair-styles and is working on the CGs and soon on the new enemies. The background artist is also starting to work on new backgrounds and the battle map, so... yes things are finally moving!
Don't want to make any estimate releases but between Loren RPG, Undead Lily and Planet Stronghold: Warzone, one of those three will be out this fall!