- Arwen-sama ohayougozaimasu.
First off, welcome back! Your interest in Japanese persona perked my ears. I always enjoy meeting other nihonjin. I don't know how your schedule is on Tuesdays, but we would love to see you out at the Foxvale A&S night in Aurora. I and many of the other members of house Tengusanji attend this night. You will be in good hands under the advisement of Yama Kaminari, but if you need help locally with any research please feel free to contact me. Ohenji omachi shite orimasu!
Aruki Miko of the Known World
- Thank you very much for the warm welcomes, D'vorah, Wolfram, and Anna. :) Oh, and since I started this letter (before losing power), I also have Yamamura Kitsune to thank for welcoming me.
I had hoped to attend dance or archery practice last week, but the weather had other ideas for my social calendar. We lost power for a few hours, and went through the excitement of tornado sirens, green and yellow skies, and local flooding.
I'm hoping to attend this Sunday's fighting practice in Chicago with my oldest daughter (12), who is interested in boffer fighting. Do non-combatants gather and socialize during the fighting?
My only problem now is deciding between dance and archery. I was hoping to contribute to the war effort this year, so archery might just be it.
I will write to you all individually from here-on-out. I just wanted to acknowledge you all in this public forum.
Oh, and my heart goes out to the Lady Gwenllian Sion Crestin on the closing of her library. I am a library paraprofessional (LTA) and am going for my MLS in the spring. It breaks my heart to hear of cutbacks in the library world. Our home library is now closed on Fridays, of all things. M'lady, I am so sorry, for you and for your patrons.
~Lady Serena del Cavallo
M.K.A. Arwen Domenico Areyzaga
Just in case anyone is worried about the weather for today's fighting practice, we have the indoor site (the Cloister Club) reserved!
I will be there at 2 pm today, rain or shine. I've been doing my armor repairs this week, and I am almost finished. I'm ready to test out my repairs, brush up on my Pennsic melee rules, and generally have a good time.
This looks like a good weekend for new fighters, and new people in general, to come to practice at Grey Gargoyles. There is loaner armor available there, many spaces for hanging out, and a good opportunity for Pennsic training and education. I will be happy to teach melee tactics, and to work with people who need specialty training for siege weapons or combat archery authorizations, or scouting training.
See you this afternoon!