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Rurik Harrgath

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Many origin stories spin a tale of humble beginnings, of loss or hopelessness and perhaps finding purpose in life again.  History writes our mythologies.  But not mine.  There is no one left to carve words onto the pages and I have been at war for so long I have exhausted every memory.  My story and sacrifices have faded to the transitory mists of time with no beginning in mind and no end in sight.  For too long has a shadow and a doubt chased at the edge of my thoughts; the Void is never far away. 

Embracing Chaos has suited my needs thus far.  Though dreadful in its means and terrible in action, I know the debt will rack up and all must pay.  This is no manifesto, creed or prayer; only the facts as we dare to handle them with a gatekeeper’s silk gloves, showing the care and reverence expected.  It gets no easier going forward but that does not mean the struggle cannot be without any small comfort.  Like a tsunami or avalanche builds up momentum, or a raging conflagration continues to seek fuel for combustion, there is a flow state here as in anything else.  Even though the night is dark and full of terrors, those same demons are my most familiar company and I welcome their haunting.  It has become my fire, my fuel, my momentum.  I shall not let them overtake me. 

Let them come. Madness is my ally and Chaos itself hardens the aegis of my hide and sharpens my claws for war.  Where once few dared to resist the Void and even they failed, let now the dark hordes innumerable tremble in terror at my coming.  The Path is forgotten, sundered now and in ruin.  I have rewritten the Tarot.  I am the way now.  There shall be no peace, for I am war.

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Welcome to the Sanctum Parabellum, the Last Stronghold and Fortress-Monastery of Harrgath.

 

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Continuing with my 2020 challenge theme of a sanctum from which to launch my campaign against bad habits and negative behavior or thinking patterns, this challenge will be my Fortress Monastery to prepare for whatever undertakings I shall embark on in the New Year; and my life/body is the [Artifact] to be forged.  Here is a very simple checklist to serenely rebuild a foundation and return to healthy habits both within and outward.

 

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  • Apothecarium:  Whole foods and intuitive nutrition.
  • Monastery Maintenance:  Complete four home tasks per week.
  • Artifact Research & Armory:  Muay Thai three times per week. Kettlebell & Yoga each once weekly.
  • Chamber of Reflection:  Daily Self-care activities.
  • Librarium:  Self-improvement through NF forum participation, stoicism studies and writing pursuits, or memes.

 

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BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

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"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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:ph34r:

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - is consistent

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Following along my brother.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Yay, front row seats! 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

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STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Rurik you are a legit badass and if I were building an elite fighting squad to covertly travel deep into the mysterious snow-filled forests to come upon a bougie-ass cabin filled with money-grubbing villains and ne'er-do-wells and take 'em all out you'd be HIGH UP ON MY LIST.

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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9 hours ago, RES said:

:ph34r:

 

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6 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following along my brother.

 

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3 hours ago, darkfoxx said:

Yay, front row seats! 

 

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2 hours ago, loire said:

Rurik you are a legit badass and if I were building an elite fighting squad to covertly travel deep into the mysterious snow-filled forests to come upon a bougie-ass cabin filled with money-grubbing villains and ne'er-do-wells and take 'em all out you'd be HIGH UP ON MY LIST.

 

Highest praise indeed.

 

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2 hours ago, deftona said:

Well if that ain't the prettiest opening post I ever saw Rurik. 

 

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 [ Level ?? ]    Havoc, the Cyberpunk Outrider. 

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Legit feeling so much hype for this 10th Anniversary challenge!

 

 

 

On 2/9/2020 at 5:04 PM, Salinger said:

Wow

Gorgeous words.

Think i need to accept some of my own madness/chaos.

Following and cheering you on x

 

Appreciate the follow and encouragement.  All we can do is find our peace within the storm!

 

12 hours ago, thekatisalie said:

Here to cheer you on. ❤️

 

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10 hours ago, Terra said:

So excited to follow along for the Muay Thai, KBs, yoga and the other stuff too!  

 

I fucking love learning to Roundhouse kick.

 

 

And I love Joe Rogan too.  He even mentions using kettlebells to supplement martial arts training! B)

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 [ Level ?? ]    Havoc, the Cyberpunk Outrider. 

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Bring it, Harrgath! Love the focused intensity sir ;) 

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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8 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

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I fully support this endeavor.

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@Rurik Harrgath and @Tanktimus the Encourager... I mean. I mean... I MEAN...........

There are still two unreleased episodes from three years ago XD

But I would create more... I just need the right beer to explore.

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1 hour ago, thekatisalie said:

@Rurik Harrgath and @Tanktimus the Encourager... I mean. I mean... I MEAN...........

There are still two unreleased episodes from three years ago XD

But I would create more... I just need the right beer to explore.

Yeah, and depending on who is in those episodes I wouldn't blame you if you set them on fire and locked the ashes in the vault. 

It's a limited run, and I doubt it's available up there, but you might could feature this:

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2 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Yeah, and depending on who is in those episodes I wouldn't blame you if you set them on fire and locked the ashes in the vault. 

 

It's just me... I did a valentines day baking with beer recipe and a Oktoberfest beer cheese polish pizza. I just got lazy with editing cause that's the hardest part.

/me goes off to find Shiner S'mores

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Current Challenge: therealkat :: a witty challenge title appears!

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7 minutes ago, thekatisalie said:

 

It's just me... I did a valentines day baking with beer recipe and a Oktoberfest beer cheese polish pizza. I just got lazy with editing cause that's the hardest part.

Ah, I wanted to be sensitive. In that case I shall hope you find someone who doesn't mind editing.

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Challenge Journal:  The 11th February, 2020CE.

First update of the 10th Anniversary challenge extravaganza!

First Muay Thai group class!  I have kettlebells in my home gym!  Work was done 20mins early!  I'm off tomorrow!

Everything is coming up Rurik today.  ;)

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  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☐☐☐
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☐☐.☐.☐
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  Day off tomorrow, relax tonight.
  • Librarium (Study):  Probably some Joe Rogan podcast tonight.

Ongoing To-Do mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Most likely going with 13 Rules by TF Monkey.
  • Minimalism:  [20g]  Sold my snowshoes.
  •  Dr Appt: Scheduled for Mar 18. 

 

19 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

Glad to see you posting more frequently here Rurik! Keep it up!

 

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15 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

You may be posting Momoa and Wick left right and center, but I'm getting strong Warhammer 40K vibes from that opening post...

 

You saw nothing.

 

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The Inquisition has been informed of your meddling.

 

15 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Bring it, Harrgath! Love the focused intensity sir ;)

 

I'm sure it's a finite resource as always, so fighting to build some discipline while I can and hopefully ride the wave of that success.

 

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14 hours ago, thekatisalie said:

@Rurik Harrgath and @Tanktimus the Encourager... I mean. I mean... I MEAN...........

There are still two unreleased episodes from three years ago XD

But I would create more... I just need the right beer to explore.

 

*ahem*

 

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13 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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How does Shiner even exist?  Like wow, they understand me so well but live so far away!

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BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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10 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Like wow, they understand me so well but live so far away!

 

Texas could use a Rurik for universal counter balance....just sayin. 

 

10 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

I'm sure it's a finite resource as always, so fighting to build some discipline while I can and hopefully ride the wave of that success.

 

I understand that, sir. Just mine the resource with some Diggy Diggy Hole action and store it up for dem cold, winter days. ;) 

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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On 2/10/2020 at 10:28 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

I fucking love learning to Roundhouse kick.

And I love Joe Rogan too.  He even mentions using kettlebells to supplement martial arts training! B)

Rogan is fun!  KBs are so versatile, I need to use mine more! 

 

I'm a big fan of Randy Blake.  Of course I have met the guy and my kids got him to jump with him on our trampoline when he gave his very first seminar at our gym.    Check out this NASTY Dutch low kick!!!  He is pretty amazing and is talking about coming back to to a multi-day camp this summer!    Watch Professor Bankens in this video.  He is a big man and those kicks are hard.  Everyone who attended this seminar had impressive bruises.  

 

 

40 minutes ago, Wild Wolf said:

I understand that, sir. Just mine the resource with some Diggy Diggy Hole action and store it up for dem cold, winter days. ;) 

 

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One of my new co-workers was singing this to himself the other day.   I think I shocked him when I turned around and asked if he was singing Diggy Diggy Hole!  LOL

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Challenge Journal:  The 12th February, 2020CE.

Another group class today.  It's awesome learning combos and employing so many techniques at once, keeping the same pace as more established students.  Quite a contrast from my previous martial arts experiences; in Karate the new students were completely segregated and given 2-3 maximum new techniques to throw at the air (BORING) and my few Jiu Jitsu classes was rolling with experienced students knowing nothing (basically avoid tapouts as long as possible).  So it's been great to learn so much so quickly and constantly have feedback from a sparring partner or heavy bag, and the coach always nearby.

Installed a few mirrors in my home gym.  I'll share that project when I do a room reveal in the weeks to come!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled #WickWednesday (*yawn*) for a Joe Rogan side kick..

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  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☐☐
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☑☑☐.☐.☐
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  Relaxed today, slept in, and worked on the gym. 
  • Librarium (Study):  Always learning!

Ongoing To-Do mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Most likely going with 13 Rules by TF Monkey.
  • Minimalism:  [20g]  Sold my snowshoes.
  •  Dr Appt: Scheduled for Mar 18. 

 

11 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

I understand that, sir. Just mine the resource with some Diggy Diggy Hole action and store it up for dem cold, winter days. ;)

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The entire universe needs more Diggy Diggy Hole.

 

Did you make that meme yourself?  Because if it existed independent of us, I AM BLOWN AWAY.

 

10 hours ago, Terra said:

Rogan is fun!  KBs are so versatile, I need to use mine more! 

 

I'm a big fan of Randy Blake.  Of course I have met the guy and my kids got him to jump with him on our trampoline when he gave his very first seminar at our gym.    Check out this NASTY Dutch low kick!!!  He is pretty amazing and is talking about coming back to to a multi-day camp this summer!    Watch Professor Bankens in this video.  He is a big man and those kicks are hard.  Everyone who attended this seminar had impressive bruises. 

 

One of my new co-workers was singing this to himself the other day.   I think I shocked him when I turned around and asked if he was singing Diggy Diggy Hole!  LOL

 

Mine are almost too heavy >_< probably could use a 35# KB for cardio until I'm strong enough to really use my 45#s (and save my 55# for heavy swings).

 

Holy smokes, those are some VICIOUS low kicks... interesting how you can learn a lot just from a 2:00 video because I'm already analyzing the weaknesses in my mid-low kicks.

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 [ Level ?? ]    Havoc, the Cyberpunk Outrider. 

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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I'm currently using a 15 # bell right now so I can get the movements down and get caught up with the Cardiovascular side of KB work. I have the strength to use bigger bells but not the engine.

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