In Michael's message Campaign_Newsletter_2005-10-04, players were assigned homework.
Consider the following questions, and email a response back to the list.
Even if your character doesn't do much more than pay lip service, I bet you wrote down a deity for your character. Why does your character worship that god? Please include a short ceremonial act or prayer that you do in order to show your worship. How often does your character pay service to their deity?
I want to see some on-list discussion about what do to next. Some folks were in favour of resting up, while others wanted to press the advantage of surprise and move forward "now". Please send your opinion to the list on what the next move should be.