I will freely admit that, going by what I say on the progress page, I should have published last week. I won't make any excuses but I can absolutely say that not doing that did not in any way extend the time it's going to take until I publish the next chapter.
But now we're here with Chapter 053: Avasine, city under siege. Returning to the city where the journey started for real, but things are different now! Please enjoy and I'll see you again here hopefully soon.