As some of you may know, I'm currently writing a fantasy novel. I recently wrote a scene in which one of the main characters is made to compete in a game of chance in order to win an amulet for a mysterious man who promises to give vital information in return. I planned to follow up the amulet story later at some point, I'm not yet sure how, but then I started thinking- this is a fantasy world. There are lots of people going off and having adventures, not just the main characters, so what if, instead of following the mysterious man's amulet storyline I just leave it. I was thinking that I could add more things like that, characters that they interact with who are off on their own adventures/quests/whatever, where we only gain a slight insight into their lives before they head off on their way, possibly never to be seen again. I reckon this would be a good way to make the world seem more alive, populated by other people just like the MC's, off on their own adventures, but on the other hand I can imagine it would frustrate people who are intrigued by a character and their quest only for them to never be brought up again. Thoughts?