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Yay, first ruck of the year! #jealous

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Level 75 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 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 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

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

 

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Challenge Journal:  Date of 04.17.020M3

Weight:  227.4lbs

Today marks the last of my new 4 days off schedule, back to work for 0530hrs tomorrow - but I've worked out each of those 4 days off and accomplished a lot.  Four Muay Thai workouts, usually with a kettlebell finisher, three short yoga app sessions, one ruck and one C25K run today.

This could be the start of something magical.

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But legit everything hurts right now.  Rinse and repeat... left this from my last check-in because it's just a relevant today!

  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☑☑☐☐☐
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☑☑
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☑☑☑☑☐.☑☑☑.☑☑
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  Routine, routine, routine!
  • Librarium (Study):  Started watching Idris Elba's kickboxing docu-series from the UK.

Ongoing To-Do List mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Currently The Rational Male and Deathwatch Omnibus.  TBC
  • Minimalism: [In Progress]  Organize and tidy Guest Room.
  • Dojo:  Paint & Wood accent wall.
  •  Dr Appt: Re-scheduled indefinitely due to COVID-19.
  • Journey to 8000: Post more, check in with friends.

 

On 4/15/2020 at 11:15 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Glad you're still at it, and to see you on here. Shiftwork makes getting good data on weight very difficult. It also throws your body off going back and forth between days and nights so it's normal to have progress slow down in that situation.

 

That's the theory I'm operating on.  We'll see what results I see this upcoming Monday anyway.

 

On 4/15/2020 at 11:26 AM, Salinger said:

Good job on the exercise you are doing.
How are you coping with the virus stuff going on?

Hope all is ok xx

 

Thank you! 

 

COVID-19 hasn't affected my life as much as most; other than my Muay Thai gym closed and the inconvenience of grocery shopping now, work is only slightly heightened awareness but also slower than usual, I have a home gym, and I'm a homebody introvert to begin with.  All things considered, I'm just enjoying the pace and quiet while so many others lose their heads.

 

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11 hours ago, darkfoxx said:

Yay, first ruck of the year! #jealous

 

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Embrace the suck.

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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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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Good job using your days off well. 

 

Also, note to future Tank: If it feels like Rurik hasn't posted in a while, has it been at least five days since you posted this?

If no, relax, he's probably at work.

If yes, send the hounds after him.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

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

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On 4/17/2020 at 4:47 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Good job using your days off well. 

 

Also, note to future Tank: If it feels like Rurik hasn't posted in a while, has it been at least five days since you posted this?

If no, relax, he's probably at work.

If yes, send the hounds after him.

 

I'm trying to be better about that 😂

 

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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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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Challenge Journal:  Date of 04.20.020M3

Weight:  223.4lbs

Kicked, rucked, and ran my ass off last week, but I crawled down 4lbs over the last two weeks. #quarangrinding.

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#quarangrinding.

Last week's wrap-up below.  It's Monday, we're back at it again.

  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☑☑☑
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☑☑☑☑☑.☑☑☑☑.☑☑☑
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  Routine, routine, routine!
  • Librarium (Study):  Idris Elba's kickboxing docu-series was beyond excellent.

Ongoing To-Do List mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Currently The Rational Male and Deathwatch Omnibus.  TBC
  • Minimalism: [In Progress]  Organize and tidy Guest Room.
  • Dojo:  Paint & Wood accent wall.
  •  Dr Appt: Re-scheduled indefinitely due to COVID-19.
  • Journey to 8000: Post more, check in with friends.
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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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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Look at all those filled in check boxes!😍

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

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

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All about that routine.  No cheat meals (well, one small snack here or there), 6-7 training days per 8 day rotation, sprinkle in yoga for recovery...

 

New shift pattern is excellent.  Lots of check marks! B)

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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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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Challenge Journal:  Date of 04.26.020M3

Weight:  224.6 lbs

Wasn't as ultra-motivated this week.  While I built up a relatively successful (read: thrice weekly) C25km running routine as my warm-up to Muay Thai Home, I did fewer Yoga cooldowns and had a few iffy eating days.  Iffy enough that I weighed in early today instead of tomorrow and seemed to have gained 1.2lbs.  Not the end of the world, and I know I need to be better if I want to stay on track with my long term of hitting 200lbs flat by mid-summer.

Easily doable considering I'm down 20lbs since mid February.  Since this challenge is nearly up and I'm struggling with posting/accountability, I'm brainstorming a few 7-day challenges I'm going to implement as a mini quest, like a dancing goal (I've always wanted to learn the Shuffle), a week-long Yoga daily practice, and carb-free for the week.  7-day makes these achievable and fun, kind of like a mini-challenge quest would be.  So maybe at the start of each of my 4 days off, I'll roll a dice/draw a card and do that #'s challenge that week.  Also might be a fun way to spice up the quarantine monotony!

Another thing I might try to do is a 2/week vlog check-in.  Nothing fancy, but just a talking point where I'll do a video instead of just a text update.  That'll force me to do my hair and keep the house clean too ;)

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#QuaranBrainstorming

Last week below.

  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☐☐
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☑☑
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☑☑☑☑☑.☑☑.☑☑☑
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  My quarantine routine is well established, so long as I go straight into my workout or run instead of getting too comfortable sipping BCAAs on the couch - this is my work in progress.
  • Librarium (Study):  I've been watching running technique/strategy videos lately, and I feel much better running than ever before.

Ongoing To-Do List mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Currently The Rational Male and Deathwatch Omnibus
  • Monastery: [In Progress]  Sold my dust-collecting guitar, primed my laundry room for paint, ordered a bunch of IKEA organizers to complete house projects.
  • Dojo:  Paint & Wood accent wall.
  •  Dr Appt: Re-scheduled indefinitely due to COVID-19.
  • Journey to 8000: Post more, check in with friends [Postponed to next challenge] .

 

On 4/20/2020 at 1:57 PM, Salinger said:

wow look at you go :o xx

 

Good weeks and bad weeks.  It's all part of the journey!

 

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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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 support the idea of a Vlog. I miss the dulcet sounds of your baritone voice. For those who have never heard it, Rurik's voice sounds like his beard looks.

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52,53,54

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

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17 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I support the idea of a Vlog. I miss the dulcet sounds of your baritone voice. For those who have never heard it, Rurik's voice sounds like his beard looks.

If that's the case count me in as a supporter as well!

:D 

 

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

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - cute 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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/taps screen 

 

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Level 75 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 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 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

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

 

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Challenge Journal:  Date of 04.26.020M3

Weight:  224.6 lbs

Introductory VLOG post #1!!  Please let me know what you guys think, if this is cool or ridiculous or if I'm a big vain doofus, but this was kind of a fun way to check in.

The week thus far below.

  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☑☑☑☐☐
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☑☑
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☑☑☑☑.☑☑.☑☑☑
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  #QuarantineCity
  • Librarium (Study):  how2shuffle, yo!

Ongoing To-Do List mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Currently The Rational Male and Deathwatch Omnibus
  • Monastery: [In Progress]  Sold my old vacuum and my IKEA order is delivered to my sister's place tomorrow.
  • Dojo:  Paint & Wood accent wall.
  •  Dr Appt: Re-scheduled indefinitely due to COVID-19.
  • Journey to 8000: Post more, check in with friends [Postponed to next challenge] .

 

On 4/26/2020 at 9:11 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I support the idea of a Vlog. I miss the dulcet sounds of your baritone voice. For those who have never heard it, Rurik's voice sounds like his beard looks.

On 4/27/2020 at 2:13 PM, RES said:

If that's the case count me in as a supporter as well!

:D 

 

On 4/28/2020 at 8:36 AM, darkfoxx said:

/taps screen

 

I hope you each appreciate your personalized shut-out in my vlog post.  ;)

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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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 most certainly approve. The only problem was I couldn't give you the hug I instantly wanted to give when I heard your voice.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

52,53,54

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

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Rurik sir, your voice does indeed live up to how your beard looks. Loved the Vlog! 

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Current Challenge: The Adventures of Rhovaniel: Vol I

Previous Challenges: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13 1415|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25

 

2021 Quests:

Run 3 Laps of Oblivion| Run and Complete Man vs Lakes | Achieve a full pull up| Achieve 10+ unbroken push ups| Write 90,000+ words of a novel (0/90,000)| Read at least 20 books (4/20)

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Love it, and can’t wait to see more! 

 

 

*cough* (ruck Manitoba

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Level 75 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 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 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

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

 

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On 5/1/2020 at 3:41 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

I hope you each appreciate your personalized shut-out in my vlog post.  ;)

Most definitely approve :D 

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

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - cute is consistent

Spoiler

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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Yay! Love the vlog- has me inspired. Also, black bean brownies- man, excellent. 

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Daily Battle Log, Sweat like an Orc, Live like a Hobbit, and Look like an Elf

Current Challenge: Plague

“As the Wheel of Time turns, places wear many names. Men wear many names, many faces. Different faces, but always the same man. Yet no one knows the Great Pattern the Wheel weaves, or even the Pattern of an Age. We can only watch, and study, and hope.”  Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World

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Challenge Journal:  Date of 05.03.020M3

Weight:  222.6 lbs

Challenge wrap-up.  All told, this was my most successful challenge in a long while goals-wise, and about par for forum participation. 

Nowhere to go but up!  See you on the other side, friends.

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  • Apothecarium (Nutrition):  ☑☑☑☑☑
  • Monastery Maintenance (Clean):  ☑☑☑
  • Artifact Research & Armory (Training):  ☑☑☑☑.☑☑.☑☑☑
  • Chamber of Reflection (Self-care):  #QuarantineCity
  • Librarium (Study):  Planning IKEA projects.

Ongoing To-Do List mini-quests…

  • Read:  [In Progress]  Currently The Rational Male and Deathwatch Omnibus
  • Monastery: [In Progress]  Laundry room pantry built today.
  •  Dr Appt: Re-scheduled indefinitely due to COVID-19.
  • Journey to 8000: Post more, check in with friends [Postponed to next challenge] .

 

On 5/1/2020 at 5:56 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I most certainly approve. The only problem was I couldn't give you the hug I instantly wanted to give when I heard your voice.

 

That was more for you than anyone haha

 

On 5/2/2020 at 2:21 AM, Rhovaniel said:

Rurik sir, your voice does indeed live up to how your beard looks. Loved the Vlog! 

 

Awe shucks. Flattery will get you everywhere!

 

On 5/2/2020 at 5:21 AM, darkfoxx said:

Love it, and can’t wait to see more!

 

*cough* (ruck

 

I'll have to see what I can do!

 

On 5/3/2020 at 12:05 PM, DarK_RaideR said:

Vlog's cool. Made me reminisce about our last video call. Keep on chugging.

 

And it was great to see you too, brother.

 

On 5/3/2020 at 2:11 PM, RES said:

Most definitely approve :D 

 

Pleased to hear!

 

On 5/3/2020 at 3:15 PM, ladyofthebog said:

Yay! Love the vlog- has me inspired. Also, black bean brownies- man, excellent. 

 

They truly were. Consistency was a little bit odd, but kinda of felt like mushy fudge so it almost worked out better!

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 [ Level ?? ]  Thunderlord of the Legio Thundaris 

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 36

 

"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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Well done on killing the challenge. 

Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

52,53,54

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

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