We have experienced a hardware failure resulting in what we call a TITSUP situation (Total Inability To Sustain Usual Performance).
We have a very recent backup of most of the site, although a few private messages may be lost.
Rest assured, we expect to be back online in a few days.
But in the meantime have a cupcake!
You can always find us on IRC, connect at irc.empornium.me (SSL port 6697) on #empornium or use the webchat below.