Another month passes by and nothing. I'm not very optimistic that we'll see another patch this year.
Supposedly the Second Chapter will be out in "late 2014". Work may have shifted to that. Frankly, the missing bestiary isn't really bothering me at all. There's always the option to slot Information quartz.
The beastiary is one thing (and it was promised "soon" after release) but the game is still rather buggy, it's still crashing straight to desktop when I press the camp button and then press the button that replaces it.
A bug patch is what I was thinking of, but the beastiary I've filed under promises that are not going to be kept. I just don't expect it any more and the developer has been completely silent on the matter.
Speaking for myself, I don't see myslelf buying the next chapter if this game is going to be abandoned in this state and with gameplay promises "forgotten".
At the very least the developer could spend five minutes to communicate the status of this game.
edit: there was a patch on Steam on Oct 27, nothing here yet. As usual there's no information on what it fixes nor any trace of it here on gog.com