Right, well, that was a nice week off, and I'm ready to work.
I've seen people write on this communication device that they were desiring of training. I understand there to be a great variety of options already for this kind of thing, but if it's not a kick in the teeth, I'd like to have a go of it as a way to earn my keep around here. This wouldn't be intended for people who have the experience and the skills and powers I can't comprehend, etc, already in place, although I wouldn't kick out anyone with a genuine interest in improvement. This would be intended for people who have little experience with self-defense and want the basics, and we build from there - a way to keep the populace safer when we have these monsters breach our defenses and get as far as city center.
I'm thinking daggers, sword (one hander only, and on top of that, I don't have much use for shields in this exercise because they require so much body strength up front, and because the point here is not to tank through a hit so much as avoid it in the first place), club... open to suggestions. Also will have a blunderbuss or its like on standby; Vallo has yet to give me my gun but I'm not an Upper Cathedral snob; I'll work with what's available.
So: common lessons for those who want to learn from the ground up. I did it off and on for years back home. Physical self-defense only; while I can do magic there are several perfectly knowledgable universities that can be of more assistance for that, and I hear they don't even make their students prospect through any cursed tombs.