What the Kijustsu Anei Village Independence Day Means To Me By: Lord Gareth I know some may be a bit disappointed that the Anniversary falls on the same day as "Best Served Cold" but I also need to remember how many times the EMs have tried to launch that event. Now could we move the Anniversary to the 14th? perhaps... Could we move the Anniversary to the 16th?... perhaps but those are not the dates the Independence Founders said enough is enough. Enough of the dirty tricks being used on them. Enough of every undermining tactic possible used against them and their events. Enough of the public smearing campaign of their name on their runes and guard books. Those are not the dates people who spent years and years building the community here left everything behind and started from scratch. Those are not the dates some spent over 35+ hours straight, to attempt and lay the basic foundation of the village. All the history and years of work left behind to keep the Kijustsu Anei Village community together and continue to support not just its own people but other townships and the general Chesapeake Community. Those are not the dates when Kijustsu Anei Village, despite every objection and very little public support, went off to to found the Village as its own. Those are not the dates the Village OOC Leaders and Inhabitants would find themselves working almost 10+hours daily for 10months, pouring their hearts and souls into creating what we have today. All of this and more brought us to being an Imperium with Six township, many different alliances, guilds, tribes, clans, groups and more, being proud to be a part of it all.