Hunter Black Page 0105 – The Sword Is Yours

I might have explained this already, and if I have I apologize, but I wanted to take a moment to explain the terms “Sinwo” and “Sinwa.” When I was coming up with The Way of Scabbards, I was looking to create an ethos that echoes the Knight’s Code and Bushido. This got me thinking about martial arts and the master/student relationship, and it made me think I wanted a term for master other than “master.” “Sinwo” is what came out of me when I was thinking of the words “sensei” and “sifu.” I decided to give it masculine and feminine forms as a nudge to the fact that the community of swordsmen is a pretty sexist one, as a way of underscoring the way things are for Maliya Pel.

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