Well, I can't help but feel like we don't necessarily need to restart the IC, given the small start we have at the moment.
I mean, let's take stock of what we have:
- The Owl is at a busy, interesting port location
- The principle characters that have been in the game (Iris, Ollie, Tailla, etc.) are on their way back to the ship. Merle and I have been conspiring on Henri and Iris getting back in a fairly entertaining way; Merle has just been busy.
What we can do is just have the Owl take off, let the cast get to know one another through dialogue for a little while, then Jackson can come down with the Next Phase Of The Story, which can be whatever you were planning for the 'next' IC.
Please don't take this as a demand - I just really want to see Merle's post, and I thought I'd offer a suggestion.