Apologies everyone. Due to budget limitations I've had to take on more of the workload at work. My lack of free time culminated with having to deal with a critical issue recently. I've spent just about every waking hour in the past 5 days working.
It's going to get better, but I'll never know when the next problem is going to pop up. Right now I just can't be a reliable poster and I need to severely cut back on my games, perhaps down to nothing.
It just wouldn't be fair to the rest of you to try to hang on and disappear for days at a time, so I need to withdraw. This sort of adventure needs everyone active and participating.
Sorry, I hope your adventure goes well.