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Soldier Kandra sur Samarand
Eager to Begin....
Fri Oct 13, 2006 16:43 (XFF:

Kandra walked along towards the practice yards. Through word of mouth he had heard of the Sword lesson planned for today, and he was eager to get there. He pulled his black coat closer to him. Although the leaves had only begun falling not long ago, the cold that was a sign of winter had begun to appear. Kandra dreaded what it would be like when the snow started falling, he would have to learn that trick of not letting the cold or heat affect you. He would find someone to teach him…..

He arrived at the Practice yards, where a number of other had already clustered. Dedicated Zander stood there, watching them all. Kandra had seen the man before, and although they had never spoken, the man seemed friendly enough.

“Good morning to you brothers and sisters. My name is Dedicated Zander Kilgas, and it is my task to teach you a bit about the sword today. Some of you know me, and others do not, but I ask that today no one misbehaves. I do so hate punishing anyone,” he said with a sad shake of hid head for show, “now come forward all of you! Gather round and tell me your name and any experience you’ve had with any weapon, and I stress any weapon” Zander finished with a smile of white mischief and a wink for the students.

Others spoke up, introducing themselves. Kandra waited until a few others had gone. “Soldier Kandra sur Samarand, 23 years of age, I just completed a Knives lesson under Dedicated Styr.”

Kandra had almost called the other man Styr. He forgot the formality bit every once and a while, and learning to call everyone Dedicated this, and Asha’man that, had begun to wear on him. You had to learn your manners, or manners were forced upon you.

Kandra noticed that, as in his Knives lesson, the weapons they would use were simple wooden ones. He had no problem with that, he just thought that they would get more experienced if they used the real thing. Healers would be around of course, just in case. He made a mental note to himself that when he reached the rank of Dedicated, and reach it he would, he would see about incorporating real weapons into lessons. But until then, he was just another Soldier, whose ideas mattered little. He folded his arms across his chest, waiting for the other to finish with the introductions.

  • Beginners SwordDedicated Zander Kilgas, Mon Oct 9 15:16
    Smoothing the lapels of his black coat and wiping the shoulders to free the dust that had accumulated on them, Zander strode from his quarters. Closing the door, he saw that it had begun to crack in... more
    • Part One: Back To Basics...Dedicated Zander Kilgas, Tue Oct 17 14:49
      Zander listened to his pupils introduce themselves, casually juggling the wooden practise sword in one hand, and a twinkle of merriment in his dark eyes. He knew a few friendly faces, and was happy... more
      • Part Two: A Few Dance Steps...Dedicated Zander Kilgas, Mon Oct 23 18:12
        Zander completed his rounds of the students gathered into rough ranks, inspecting their practise swords and their grips also. He corrected where appropriate, but mostly it was a mere quarter-inch... more
        • StumblingSoldier Kieran (Karen), Sun Nov 12 19:43
          Kieran always had known that his friend Zander was not exactly the sanest person around, but he never knew to what extent that insanity went. As he watched the demonstration with a grin, he finally... more
        • Part Three: A Duel or Two...Dedicated Zander Kilgas, Mon Nov 6 08:43
          Zander glanced around at his, for want of a better word, students. He didn't like the word student, as it implied a dependence on some sort of authority figure, but it was the only way to really... more
          • Credits!!! YayAndy, Mon Nov 13 16:37
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          • RevelationsSoldier Kieran (Karen), Sun Nov 12 21:09
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          • In Life, There Are No WinnersSoldier Evie Holinshed, Sat Nov 11 13:44
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          • Enemies DuelSoldier Kandra sur Samarand, Thu Nov 9 18:41
            Kandra gripped his lathe tighter, looking around as everyone else paired up and found their own corner. He hadn't really made any friends since coming to the Tower, so he felt somewhat left out. His... more
        • Dance StepsSoldier Kandra sur Samarand, Mon Oct 30 17:40
          Kandra watched as Zander demonstrated the poses, and then instructed them to repeat as they had seen. Kandra thought they looked a little foolish, but then again, he had no prior experience with... more
        • Two Left Feet?Soldier Evie Holinshed, Wed Oct 25 19:58
          Evie blinked. Zander was nuts. He was thoroughly, wholly, completely, fully, extensively, sweepingly, absolutely mind-numbingly nuts. She really didn’t have to . . . to do that thing, did she? That... more
      • Cutting MistakesSoldier Kandra sur Samarand, Sun Oct 22 17:43
        Kandra only half listened as Zander explained. For some reason, his thoughts were wandering. He was jolted back to reality when everyone seemed to move as one, towards the rack that housed the... more
      • Getting VolunteeredSoldier Kieran (Karen), Sun Oct 22 16:31
        Kieran gave a wince for show, making others believe that it had actually bothered him, and stunned him to be singled out. Of course, it was just enough to cover his grin. He was glad that Zander had... more
      • Odd One OutSoldier Evie Holinshed, Sat Oct 21 21:17
        Evie could hardly help but wonder whether there was something going on between Zander and Karen. An illicit affair between the two men, mayhap? Not exactly commonplace, no, but not entirely... more
    • Getting CheekySoldier Kieran (Karen), Mon Oct 16 21:33
      Kieran made sure to make an appearance at the lesson that his…acquaintance was teaching. Zander and he had become what others may call friends, but it wasn't practical to think that that relationship ... more
    • A Bite of PorridgeSoldier Evie Holinshed, Sun Oct 15 13:45
      Breakfast left something to be desired. Home in Paedrig Rill, Evie had been ripe with choices. A colourful display of fruits was within arm’s reach, and waffles and butter and foodstuffs of the fried ... more
    • Eager to Begin.... — Soldier Kandra sur Samarand, Fri Oct 13 16:43
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      Reyna yawned, her jaw creaking with the early morning. She was half incoherent as she readied herself for the day. Putting all her things in order before leaving her small room. It was still early,... more
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