The Order Garrison
Winter Warrior Challenge 2019
I'm clearly a little behind this week so I'll keep these responses fairly brief.
Week 2 - Challenge 3: Do you have a family? Who are they?
Kane does have a family. His parent's were merchant middle-men, facilitating trade between Welsh and English merchants. Kane also does have siblings, but I don't have them well defined yet.
Week 2 - Challenge 4: What is your backstory?
In a nutshell, Kane is a well-traveled person, having spent time wandering through Western Europe and North America, specifically Canada and the Colonies. It wasn't until he found Terrasylvae and joined the ranks did he settle and find a place he'd call home.
Week 2 - Challenge 5: What are your special skills? Weapons?
Kane's a jack of all trades, master of none so fair. He's good at a lot of things he tries and can dabble in almost anything. Swordplay and fencing is definitely his biggest passion which showcases a higher level of skill. He's well versed in the wilderness but can hold his own in the city. He tends to his hidden orchard and garden and is recognized for his delicious apples. He's decent with a bow although he doesn't technically own one. He says that his bow broke before he came back to Europe and is waiting to get another one from the Americas one day. Additionally, he's pretty handing with a hatchet. (I'll hopefully be adding that into my fencing kit come Spring 😉 .
”I think about intuition in the context of fencing as the sum of all of your experiences taking the form of a feeling that something is going to happen even if you don’t necessarily have the evidence to support it.” – Sada Jacobson
Week 2, Challenge 5: What are your special skills? Weapons?
Shay doesn't consider anything she does to be a 'special skill.' If she is talented in any area it is because she has worked to become so. Though maybe that is her special skill. If it means enough to her she is willing to do whatever it takes to do it well. Shay loves to read, so she has a broad understanding of the world, and deep understanding of that which she considers interesting. She loves games and dancing. She bakes bread that while not show stopping is the kind that people want to eat. She learned how to bake in her 8 years away from Woodland traveling Europe. She prefers single sword in combat as taught to her by Kane. Closely followed by sword and dagger.
Winter Warrior Challenge: Grab Bag
So I needed to pick something for today that I could do at my computer and I took about 10 minutes on it. I chose to: Make a list of your positive attributes inside and outside of fencing. I'm not going to share my list but I wanted to share how I felt about it.
I had an emotional "ouchy" the other day that I let dictate my reality for a couple days. It was very minor, and sort of petty, and silly of me. I let it make me feel worthless. So I had a genuinely hard time making this list. I knew it would be good for me and I knew that it would help me get over this ridiculous feeling I was having, so I sat down and made this list. In a little less than 10 minutes I came up with 40 genuine positive attributes that I really like about me inside and outside of fencing.
I'm wondering if there are others of you out there that get down on your self over one little thing and let it dictate your reality when you're actually really wonderful people?