As I mentioned earlier, over time, I became very dissatisfied with the arc and the character; I felt that some characters were starting to feel like throwaway characters, and that there was too much foreshadowing/deus-ex-machina, and not enough firm, solid plot. So I have been remapping and rewriting the story in its entirety. Although the backstory is, by and large, still the same, I feel much more satisfied with the rewrite's setting; I feel that the world feels more 'real', with more 'depth', as well as the characters populating them.
I may begin posting again, but if I do, it will be from the very beginning; like I said, this is a very major rewrite, not just some editing. The prologue will remain the same, and there may be large chunks which I splice in almost wholesale, but the story itself will be very, very different in a lot of ways, but much stronger, imho.