It makes me happy that this game is still going. I'm glad you've kept Alain alive as well CL. Happy gaming y'all.
I honestly don't have a preference. Have him guard prisoners with the toad? Stick him in a backpack and call it a 'Cleric of Holding'? Party Sherpa? Have him lead some/all of the friendly NPCs away to safety?I'm sorry to lose you, Brahnamin. Please consider me for any new games you run.
Edit: how would you like me to handle your PC? NPC him, ghost him?