Merry Christmas to all and I should have a post come this evening, assuming @Hekazu has nothing interfere or interrupt Orchid or Brannor before then. Even then, I will figure something out to further this turn of events.
It seems @Irredeemable has lost interest in the RP, so we might as well consider Rebrer gone. Luckily enough Parum (@Ryonara) has already noted the stalker whose existence was originally only their knowledge. Oh, and she should also have noted that the figure left shortly after Orchid. Otherwise I do not see reason for DM action, so feel free to go on.
Pardon me for pushing against the limit this time, but tomorrow should be the day of a new post. I've been adjusting my sleep schedule and that has made replying more difficult at times. I'm getting the hang of it though, so with the adjustment period down, that should not happen again.
For those I have yet to inform of the subject, I have been contacted by one of our earlier companions about potentially rejoining. I decided to let them have the second chance on the grounds of it being okay with the people that had expressed the most concerns about our pace earlier and with their 'okay', we shall welcome @Norschtalen and Kyra Shepard back into the band of adventurers!
As things are, it seems there is not much to be said for @Lucius Cypher or @Gordian Nought as their characters are simply seeking food. Same would in a way extend to @The Harbinger of Ferocity, whose character will simply be assigned to more menial labour. If nobody objects, we can probably streamline things a bit by focusing on the interaction between Krets, Kyra (@Norschtalen) and by extension Parum (@Ryonara).
I have no objection for my character in Brannor being relegated to the side briefly. I of course would like to see this chapter further on forward and with more haste, but there is little I can efficiently add until something is done outright. Noting this, if need be I will continue to post as I have been, if only to further elaborate where I can or even exploit a weakness if I so happen to by accident. Regardless, no challenge from myself.