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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Annyshay walked the rest of the distance across the crumbling roof and climbed up into the central front tower of the ruined temple. The Old Man laughed once again and praised her for reaching him. Suddenly, his clothes changed, and he was wearing a crown, royal overcoat, and several other stations of high office. He revealed that he was King Rhoam Bosphermous Hyrule, the last king of Hyrule. A kingdom which he claimed no longer existed. Then, he told me of the Great Calamity, and how he died during it. He looked toward Hyrule Castle and spoke of the legend of Ganon. Pictures of the things that he described danced in my head almost like memories. He told me of the Divine Beasts, giant machines meant to be piloted by warriors, and of the Guardians that could fight Ganon autonomously. He mentioned a prophecy that spoke of a princess that wielded a sacred power and her chosen knight with the sword that sealed the darkness. He told me of the preparations that the kingdom made, choosing Champions to pilot the Divine Beasts and the appointed knight. He told me of Ganon's rise and how he took over the power of the Guardians and the Divine Beasts. He slayed the Champions chosen to pilot the Divine Beasts and severely wounded the chosen knight as he protected the princess. He told me of the princess, Zelda, the voice I had heard in my head all these days, and how she had faced Ganon herself. Zelda was King Rhoam's daughter. He revealed that I was the knight that had protected Zelda, and that 100 years had passed since I had been laid in the shrine of resurrection to be revitalized. He warned me that Zelda's power was coming to an end and Ganon would break forth and destroy everything. He asked me to save Zelda, annihilate Ganon, and save Hyrule. Finally, the Old Man, now King Rhoam, advised me to gain strength and wisdom by seeking out Impa in Kakariko village instead of heading straight to Hyrule Castle to face Ganon. Then finally, when his long speech was done, he gave me the paraglider. "Annyshay... you must save... Hyrule..." he said as he disappeared into a wreath of blue flames for the last time. Stunned, I unfurled the paraglider and set my sights off of the isolated plateau. The whole world of Hyrule spread before me as I jumped from the tower into the sky. The paraglider held me, and I slowly drifted to the kingdom that so desperately needed my help.
  2. Annyshay blinked in shock as the outline of the Old Man faded into blue flames that disappeared just as suddenly as he had done. Who on earth was this Old Man that had been guiding her around the Great Plateau? She shook her head, half expecting to hear an answer from the strange disembodied voice that had started her on this journey by urging her to pick up the Sheikah Slate that hung from her hip. No answer was forth coming, so she was left alone with her thoughts. The Old Man had told her to head to the point where lines through the shrines that she had found would intersect. Looking at the map on her Sheikah Slate, it was clear that he meant the old, broken temple close to the cave where she had awoken in nothing but her undergarments just a few short weeks ago. Annyshay could remember nothing prior to waking up in that cave. She couldn't remember anything about who she was or how she had found herself in this strange wilderness. She didn't know much, but she knew that she wanted to help the princess that was fighting that Beast called Calamity Ganon. To do that, she needed to get off of this Plateau and out into the wider world of Hyrule. The paraglider that the Old Man offered was the only way that she knew how to do that. Well, sitting around staring at the Sheikah Slate and ruminating on what had happened to her in the last few weeks wasn't moving her any closer to getting the paraglider from the Old Man. She returned the Sheikah Slate to her hip, and climbed a nearby wall. She would have to be careful not to get into too many more battles on the way back to the temple as she was running out of weapons.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Swimming has been such a gift while I'm rehabbing my foot. I highly recommend it. Thanks, I'm really glad that the shopping went so well!
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Friday - w0d6 Mindful Eats - lunch - no screen, sitting down - dinner - gratitude Careful Moves - upper body circuit at the YWCA - swimming 20+ minutes Grateful Wins - got the the gym early despite some resistance - went pants shopping with friend and wasn't triggered by body issues
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    I'm writing a story based on the game. At the beginning, it's following the game pretty closely, but it's about to become much more flexible. *rubs hands together in anticipation* We're about to get out of the training zone and into the real meat of the game.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Annyshay heard one more sentence from the Goddess statue. "Go, and bring peace to Hyrule..." With that, the light from above the statue stopped glowing. Annyshay heard the familiar hail of the Old Man, but she couldn't see where he was until she looked to the ruined roof of the once grand temple. He was wreathed in the same eerie blue light that she had seen when he had disappeared by the fourth shrine. A shiver ran down Annyshay's spine. The Old Man laughed and bid Annyshay to join him on the roof, quickly! She wandered around the inside and outside of the temple until she found a ladder that was intact and climbed all the way to the roof. She ascended and then picked her way across the broken roof, careful not to step on any of the areas that looked less than stable. The Old Man waited in the front tower of the Temple, wreathed in blue flames. Annyshay approached him very carefully.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Thursday - w0d5 Mindful Eats - lunch with fellows - ate sitting down with no screens - dinner - was not hungry so just had a small snack Careful Moves - iced my foot 20 minutes x 2 Grateful Wins - was patient with myself when I accidentally fell asleep
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Heart Container here, obviously. I tend to get in to situations that are over my head with monsters that are bigger than I have any reason to fight. Hehe.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Thanks, and glad you're enjoying it. So, which is you?
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Inside the ruined temple, the large Goddess statue was bathed in colorful light that was falling from above despite the deep hour of night. Annyshay approached cautiously after finding an amber in a broken pot in the back corner of the temple. The Goddess statue was sparkling in the glow of the light from above. Annyshay stood and bowed her head in prayer. She was shocked to hear actual words. "You who have conquered the shrines and claimed their Spirit Orbs. I can offer you great power. It appears you have claimed four Spirit Orbs. In exchange for four Spirit Orbs, I will amplify your being. So tell me what it is that you desire." Annyshay responded instinctively that she wanted a heart container. The same voice answered. "I shall grant the power you seek." Suddenly a glowing red and golden heart descended from the heavens. Annyshay caught it in her hands and felt strangely strengthened as the trinket disappeared into the ether.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Wednesday - w0d4 Mindful Eats - dinner - sat at the table, no screens, said grace Careful Moves - YWCA - upper body machines - YWCA - swimming (~20 minutes) - iced my foot 20 minutes x 3 Grateful Wins - went to the gym even though I was feeling resistance - upped weights on a few machines - finished all my notes at clinic
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    The silence didn't last long as Annyshay began jogging through the ruins at the base of the Temple. As she climbed the stairs, one of the blue bokoblins woke from a deep nap, grabbed his boko club, and came at her swinging. She pulled her traveler's spear from her back and prepared to fight. She circled the bokoblin, giving swift, repetitive jabs any time he got close enough. She ducked out of the way when he swung a blow. Her traveler's spear broke after 10 hits, but the bokoblin's club flew from his hand. Annyshay grabbed it and charged at him with his own weapon. She swung the light piece of wood with wild abandon, showering the monster with hits. He eventually collapsed in a heap, leaving fangs and guts for Annyshay to harvest. Annyshay hung the club on her back and proceeded into the ruined temple.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Tuesday - w0d3 Mindful Eats - breakfast - ate with a few people at the conference, focused on food and conversation - lunch - no screens - dinner - no screens, slowed my chewing Careful Moves - iced my foot 20 minutes x 2 Grateful Wins - wrote a ton (mostly journaling) on 4 the words
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Grace? *blushes* SO SO SO glad to see you!
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Glad you're here and enjoying! So far so good. Thanks.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Annyshay approached the bridge with some trepidation. There was a large hole in the middle. Annyshay wondered how the bridge was still standing, but she didn't stay to wonder long. She backed up and ran with all her might, launching into the air. Her fingers scrabbled at the rock on the far side of the bridge, vying desperately for purchase on the slippery face. Her fingers eventually caught, and she was able to climb to safety on the far side of the bridge. She looked around. With no monsters in site, she jogged toward the ancient ruined temple.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Monday - w0d2 Mindful Eats - breakfast - sat and focused on just eating - dinner - sat, gratitude, no screens Careful Moves - walked a bunch at O'Hare - did not walk to the hotel Grateful Wins - stayed engaged at the conference despite LONG hours - stay late to chat and network with some friends from another institution
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Thanks GoodDoug. I'm glad you're here!
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Yeehaw! Thanks for being here. I'm hoping things are looking up!
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    Annyshay: Endgame

    Hi there, I'm Annyshay. Feel free to peruse my battle log if you want some back story. Otherwise we're going to jump right into the Marvel madness that's leading up to Endgame. I may well need a lot of emotional support after Endgame, and who will understand better than my nerds?
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    Annyshay: Endgame

    Thanks Elize. I've really been enjoying the swimming. Maybe winter's not the best time for wet hair though.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Annyshay threw one of her new bombs at the wall of stone in front of her. It exploded, leaving the remnants of a ruined arch. She walked through it only to see one of the guardians (the ancient machines scattered all over the plateau) begin to glow blue and pink. Annyshay knew longer to stay and stare in awe. She ran and jumped over a ruined wall. As long as the machine could not "see" her she was safe, but whenever she was within range of the machine, a red target appeared on her back in something that looked like a laser. She ran, ducking around corners of the ruins until she was finally out of the range of the blasted machine. She stopped to catch her breath, seeing a ruined bridge ahead and a large monster to her left. To the right was a large cliff that she would have to pick her way down. She decided to take her chances with the bridge.
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Sunday - w0d1 Mindful Eats - lunch - sat at the table - dinner - sat at the table, grace Careful Moves - ankle isometrics up, down, in x 10 - toe isometrics up, down x 10 Grateful Wins - made some progress on creative writing - packed for my trip to Chicago
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    WELCOME!!! Awesome. Welcome!