We have been located by the local red guilds (red = bad). Tonight we had some reds come through and kill some of us. I would suggest always being on guard from now on.. Also choose a combat line you want to do and get to the first 30 skill marker asap this will allow for armor and also the ability to fight back with greater effectiveness. Using the training weapons on each other and actually fighting it out is a good practice aswell.. While using those weapons you take soft HP dmg and when you hit 0 all your do is pass out. Hard hp is your true life bar. Get with any of the carpenters to get yourself some practice weapons going. Those of you doing slinger and archery im not sure how you exactly practice, maybe there is blunt arrows?
Lets get ready for these fights, get with the different smiths Dansker, Scorvi and Azog to get a sharp weapon and some armor made. If you are going for leather you want to get with vancealot.