About the fencing on Wednesday night… The leader of the group is David, but he man calls himself “Bunny”. On his leather jacket is a metal pin of a rabbit with a rapier; on the bck, a green patch with the circle-A of the anarchists in black. He has many other buttons on the front left side of his jacket that I could not identify. Another man was very scruffy, jeans with torn holes, truth be told he looked very poor—but her owned a hauberk, plate armour, and a bascinet, 22.7 kg total he said. He squeaked very often, I could not tell if this was a tic or a verbal stim. But he was very personable and I liked him.
There was a very nerdy-looking young man, a trained and skilled rapier fencer, thin and tall and lean and bespectacled, he looked like the scion of a well-to-do family. Knowledgeable and friendly and leaning on the quiet side. Another young man, bearded, very overweight, very knowledgeable and practiced, a natural teacher and interested in all fields related to HEMA. He pulled me aside to train my measure personally. A very good guy! I’m fond of him the most.
There were others, too. An older portly gentleman in a biker jacket. Skinny tall handsome lad in black leather, always smiling, boyish charm, despite his punk aesthetic. Other men. We could not form impressions of them as they came late and busied themselves dueling and practicing.