"Also: Got a spam report that spam had been sighted here - I can't seem to see the post though. Possibly already removed by another mod. Otherwise feel free to point me at it again."
I reported it. Some ad for a product, with link. There were also a lot of other spam (spams? hamhocks?) in the forums. Damn, the stuff accumulates rapidly. Those folks never sleep.
Good to see this epic novel still in progress, with the usual fine touches of humor, character, and swashbuckling misadventures. Please, keep doing the voodoo that you do so well.