So, here's the thing. The initial large burst of interest winnowed down as I knew it would, from everything from people having very understandable life issues, to being too busy running other games, to the standard just not replying to fpms anymore, to a couple of people just not being able to reconcile concepts with the game. But from that I still looked to have a solid and usable core of five players, four of whom had put backstories together and had em approved, three of whom even threw stats together. Annnd then time kept passing, and of the remaining two, one of them seems to have just stopped responding, and the other hasn't given any kind of further detail on just their concept after multiple drawn out periods of asking.
Which leaves me with three players. Which isn't especially that workable for such things as I had in mind. Even four would have been okay.
So yeah, my apologies to Meliai, Elven Sex Goddess and Ruby, but I think this isn't really going to get off the ground. If you guys wanted to post your backstories in thread for each other to read and all, feel free, but I'm leaning to just closing this up.