After days of extensive reinstall efforts toward the Electron Toolset, only to end in vain, the decision to overhaul the OS resulted in a successful rendering of the Neverdarklands module (and prior modules, much larger ones in fact, to include the Original Campaign). The NWN2 package was also reinstalled, along with all the updates (which were executed AFTER the disk overlays, for future reference).
Multiple tests were conducted, and it is safe to assume that further progress toward the engineering of Neverdarklands can continue unhindered.
Still, automatic updates for Windows 7 have been shutoff until further notice. No need to tempt the fates on this. Manual control, I always say; ab nun jetzt fort.
For your patience, here is a sample wall hanging that will be included in one of the emperor’s keeps in Never Darklands, to give you an idea of the rich medieval culture and quality of detail being integrated into the game setting.