Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'alchemist'.
Found 2 results
Heidi: Leap of Faith
Heidi posted a topic in #93 2020 December / Holiday Challenge (Dec 6 to Dec 26)Not sure what this challenge holds for me, so I'm coming in with an open heart. Stay tuned, because this is the mindset that usually means the doors get blown off. ❤️
SplitRift's Story: The Dynamic AlchemistSo itâ€™s been a little while since I told anyone a story but I feel like telling you all a story now. Itâ€™s one of my favorite stories. The best part is that the story is a true one and is taken from the journal of a great man. So without further ado, I give you the story of the Dynamic Alchemist. (If youâ€™re too lazy to read, the moral is in the next post). I am known by many simply as The Alchemist, though recently, I've mostly been known as The Prisoner. I have been in prison for a long time now, accused of practicing the forbidden art of Alchemy, an accusation I proudly admit to. I should have been sent to death as many others had but the gods look favorably on me and I have been given a second chance. I donâ€™t know what year it is, or how many I have spent here, but I do know that it is nearing the end of the month of Julius and so my release is imminent. Only three and a half weeks and I will taste fresh air and freedom again. But my freedom is overshadowed by danger. I know that people wanted to see me hanged and that they will be upset about my release. Surely, someone will come to kill me shortly after I get out. Perhaps some mercenary gang or a hit man will track me down. However, I do not plan on going down so easily. It has been such a long time but I was once a member of the legendary Assassinâ€™s Guild. I was taught the skills to survive, to move, and if necessary, to take the life of another. Unfortunately, I have grown weak in here. I have become lazy and managed to put on too much weight drinking the sugar drinks that more privileged prisoners can sometimes get access to. Iâ€™ve sat around most of my days playing the petty games other prisoners play. Surely, like this, I will be an easy target. I have decided to not be an easy target. My main goal is to put some movement back into my body. I want to increase my fluidity and agility so that I can once again call myself an Assassin. I will not be just an alchemist, I will be dynamic; I will be The Dynamic Alchemist. I once learned from some Northern Assassins lâ€™art du displacement in order to move quickly through tough environments and over great obstacles with ease. I have forsaken this art for too long and so I must go back to it if I plan on outrunning the people after me. The prisoners are allowed out into the courtyards twice a week and I will use this time to practice this art. My body also needs further controlled training and so at least 5 days a week I will train my body with a variance of workouts so that I can be strong once again. I must not forget my diet though. My training will mean nothing if I cannot quell the faults of my stomach. I will reduce my intake of sugary drinks down to only one a day at most and I will focus only on my food when I eat so that I make sure not to over consume. Though I will use a lot of my time to train my body, I must not forget my mind and so I will also read for at least an hour a day My time in prison has been long and has made me weak but my remaining time in here is short and I will use it to make myself strong. I will not be so easily taken out, not so easily captured again. I am a long lost member of ancient guild and I have at least one person coming to kill me. We will see who the better Assassin is.