Back!!!! Its been a long time since I have written an
entry, but theres been a lot going on. Since the last
time I wrote, I have bought a house, become a squire,
taken over the knight marshall position in our shire,
worked, read books, and fought fought fought!!!!!
The summer was real good to me.
I went to Ansteorra's Twentieth year, became a member of
Queen Octavia's guard, and in general had a real good
time. I also started jogging and tried to get my weight
down a bit (not very successfully).
However, I spent most
of the summer learning to fight unpadded glaive. So far,
its been pretty good, but I have been neglecting my sword
and shield work of late. And it showed this last
Wednesday night. Last Wednesday (October 20) Sir Iain
(pronounce Yane) from Atlantia came down to Hildebrandt's
(my Knights) house and spent the evening beating up on
Angus and myself. Now, in Angus and my defense Sir Iain
is one of those perenial finalists in the Atlantian crown
tournament. This year he was narrowly (ask him about
"3 inches") knocked out in the semifinals of
the Atlantian crown.
So we spent most of the
night learning the value of leg shots, footwork, and
closing, three things that Sir Iain excels at. The actual
high point of my night was when I finally legged him,
closed quickly and effectively, and then killed him on
the ground. Granted, I was huffin and puffin at the end,
but I managed to do it.
All in all though, it
was a great time. Iain has an infectious smile and sense
of humor, and I positively enjoyed all of my fights with
him. I will see him again this weekend at Rundel's
Margrave Tournament, and I am both looking forward to it
and dreading it (my LEG!!!!)
Shade and Sweet water,
Seconde, Lion Dragon Guard