I went to a pagan meet-up here in town tonight. After short small talk with various folks, I had a long talk with a fellow that is into martial arts and military history. He is so into World War II that he has a stack of note books outlining what Hitler did wrong. He's also been thrown out of the army for being too aggressive. This fellow was very much militaristic.
The next person I spoke to talked about his days as a boat captain in Micronesia, about sunken warships he had visited as a diver and caves in the Philippines stocked with ammunition. Some of the caves still wore battle scars.
Interesting conversations considering I just consecrated a sword. Coincidence? No. Magick is cool like that.