The empowerment work went well. There was no Internet in the train stations or on the train, so these entries are a bit late. I noticed something that was present and now has gone away: the talismans gave off this odd sensation for the last week as I would trace the talisman. Now, the talismans feel slightly warmer, lacking a better term, when the empowerment is done, and the odd, almost discomforting feeling is entirely absent prior to coming back on the train.
When I arrived home, after unpacking, I gave an offering of blood and beer, again, Killian’s Irish Red, to Rúnatýr and the Runevaettir. The ‘feel’ of each talisman is expanding, to where when I started I could only feel the energy of the talismans when I hovered my hand right over it, now I can feel it a few inches away. Progress is going well.