In Michael's message Campaign_Newsletter_2006-07-03, players were assigned homework.
You've got one last week with Verana. Describe for me what you're doing during this downtime. (Please answer this one as well Nich). I'd specifically like to know about shopping and item creation - if any is being done.
Shensen is going to show up fairly often at dinners and such during the week; Katie will pass on some information about that. If you're amiable to hearing more from this swordsman that Jenya described, Maavu is willing to set you up with a meeting at the end of the week. (A day or two after Verana departs.)