Happy New Year! As you can see there was no post yesterday and there will not be one today.
I am, as a New Year's present, be starting another comment contest. Twenty good comments will get you a passing mention in the text. Fifty comments (of more worth than 'ooh' 'ooh' or merely clicking on the buttons!) shall get you a spear-carrier character in Arko. (If you are into role-playing, we'll see if your character interacts well.) A hundred comments and I will write a short story about your character.)
I have to have Ili deal with an aging Jiaklem. Domoctopus's live quite a bit longer than wild ones but he's very old. Breeding would kill him.