I really need to apologize to the other players, and to Kaed, who has been patient and flexible throughout this game. My recent absence was unplanned, and I could make excuses for it, but it's fairly obvious to anyone paying attention that it's only the latest of a series of instances where I drop unexpectedly off the forums for days (or in this case, almost two weeks) at a time. While I enjoy the heck out of this game and feel like I've done a great job with it during the time when I'm actually here, in the end a game that's actually being played is always superior to one that is not- so no matter how good of a player I am, in the end I likely worsen the game by occupying a player position which could be held by someone reliably present.
Also I didn't show up until after I got a PM from Kaed telling me that I was out, so there's that too. I can probably arrange to hand off my PM records to whoever is in line to pick up the side so they shouldn't have too much trouble keeping things rolling- there's a massive pile of details accumulated at this point which it would be a shame to lose.