Episode 9 of The Rainbow Orchid ends with strip 228, and also sees me taking a break from the strip for a good few weeks. This is because I need to turn my attention to some new material I'm developing, and want to concentrate on it wholeheartedly. Orchid will return as soon as possible, and when it does, I'll be concentrating on that to finish it by the end of next year.
But don't go away! Keep an eye on this blog (RSS/LJ), visit the forum, join the Facebook Group - and keep visiting this site as I'll try not to leave it for too long if it can be helped.