Ok, that's it. Looks like Sam4books is out. Cheese would be, as well, but given his substantial effort and participation from before, I'm leaving him on the side until he returns. Till then, however, we will persevere. I'm not feeling too well right now, but I'm going to get a full night's sleep, and I'll post the first post of the newest encounter tomorrow morning (or tonight, for some people, I suppose).
After my IC post, Aura, whenever you're ready.
Leo, your post will be big as well, but no one except you and I will know what it's all about.
A couple other NPC's will be joining the fight, depending on the way it goes. Just thought you guys should know in advance so it doesn't look like I'm slinging things at you arbitrarily.