The only explanation I have is that I am extremely busy at my day job. We are currently undergoing mandatory overtime, thus I have little time to devote to this site and the Tales of Ubernorden. However, progress is steady on the next story, though it is proceeding at a snail's pace. I have not given up, now or ever.
Also, I realized that I might not have updated the Databook after the latest story. I will look into that and rectify it