It HAS been a while, hasn't it? Ack.
I got back into the game just as things went ape again at work. Sigh. So much for that wonderous return. Something's gotta give, unfortunately it was AC. What sucks is I still really love playing, and since I suck so badly at it, lots of things are still a challenge for me. I'm still dying to do the Soul Stone quest, because I want that +12 invuln gem for my noble helm.
However, in the past week, I've gone and gotten pincers, jaws, tusks, Ishaq's key, and even made a "library book" run (naked FTW! Librarians love naked guys). Now I just have to find some more snow lillies and I'll be back on track with periodic quests.