And here we have a four chapter release to make up for the fortnight long absence. Since I have a bit of a free time, I'll try to get at least two chapters out a day (barring today, of course).
Anyway, while posting these chapters, I almost nuked the TOC on accident, and ended up saving a blank page, so I had to retype that, which is a real hassle.
But let's not worry about that. Have fun with the four chapters!