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‘I do not doubt your visions,’ the Khan said, quietly. ‘But what do they change? Shall we stare up at the shadows and let our blades fall from our hands?' Know this, son of Magnus. There is more under the arch of heaven than victory and defeat. We may fall back, but not forever. We may feint and we may weave, but not forever. We may yet be doomed to lose all we cherish, but we shall do so in the knowledge that we could have turned away, and did not. We remained true,’ the Khan said. ‘They can never have this, not if they burn all we ever built and scorn us through the dancing flames. You hear me? We remained true.’  ~ Jaghatai Khan, Path of Heaven.

 

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Rurik is a quarter-orc Blademaster Mystic (Ranger/Warblade/Monk multiclass archetype).  His war-name is The Blade Who Dances but he has also been called 'the Windblade' and is often referred to as the Warhawk of the Steppes.  Willingly exiled from his savage homeland on a pilgrimage for wisdom, he seeks balance in all things while sojourning far and wide with his loyal and ever-present companions: a shrikehawk known as Gwahir and his savannah cat affectionately called The Prince.  A natural master of the dao longsword, he is similarly skilled with bow and martial arts, though now he fancies himself just a simple man making his way in the world.

 

The Blademaster Mystic class skills include Acrobatics (DEX), Athletics (STR), Climb (STR), Concentration (CON), Craft (WIS), Deception (WIS), Escape Artist (DEX), Gather Information (CHA), Handle Animal (CHA), Hide (DEX), Intimidate (CHA), Jump (STR), Knowledge (geography) (WIS), Knowledge (nature) (WIS), Ride (DEX), Stealth (DEX), Survival (WIS), and Tumble (DEX). 

 

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 Action:  Sharp Mind, Savage Body

 

  • [Sharpen The Blade] (+DEX):  A disciplined mind alongside an impeccable knowledge of anatomy and razor-sharp steel will devastate any foe.  Completing a daily yoga flow of 5:00 or more will passively generates Focus (7) which is consumed by [Bladestorm] for an extra +2 Damage (DMG) per week.  
  • [Focused Strike] (+DEX):  The first lesson learned is that strength is useless unless properly applied; every Blademaster technique is strength made finesse, a whirling Dance of Death. I must practice handstands and ring muscle-ups as accessories each twice (2) per week.  Completing this goal contributes +2 DMG weekly.
  • [Bladestorm] (+DEX, CON):  With enough focus, a Blademaster can become One With The Blade and harness the very winds to become an unstoppable tempest of ferocious strikes, unlocked through completing five (5)  workouts consisting of Muay Thai, agility training, or kettlebells.  Every workout deals one (1) damage each for a combo of +6 DMG per week. 
  • [Mirror Image] (+DEX):  Summon spectral illusions that mimic the Blademaster's attacks to both distract and wither down opponents’ guards, allowing him to expose weaknesses for an effective, merciless strike.  Harnessing this ability requires completing my daily hangboard pull-ups, half of which must be with Disadvantaged Grip.
  • [Awakened Alchemy: Gourd of Vitality]:  A simple gourd canteen containing spring water and mysterious gourd seeds, consuming a draught of the medicinal elixir within will restore +1 HP for every two weeks of nutritional compliance and 10lbs/10 weeks PVP. Reminder: Track the day early.
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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

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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Samuro Idle Animation by AlexRedfish on DeviantArt

 

 

ungos_spiritfall-quick-item-sekiro-wiki-  Rurik, the Blade Who Dances.

Race:  Human variant (features suggesting quarter-Orc ancestry) 

Class:  [Level ??] Blademaster Mystic (Ranger/Warblade/Monk) 

Alignment:  Chaotic Neutral/Good 

Attribute points:  Brutality 15 | Finesse 14 | Insight 16 | Moxie  15 | Grit 15

 

       Health Status:  game-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpg

Inventory:  Mardu dao sword, Leather Armor with silks, flute, dice, alchemist's kit.

Achievements:  

1 / 2healing_gourd-quick-item-sekiro-wiki-guide[Gourd of Vitality] health recharges.

  0    crossed-swords_2694.png dealt (0%).

 

 

.: Welcome to THE CRUCIBLE :.
Where all Legends are born!

 

The CRUCIBLE is the training ground nexus of the Sanctum Parabellum

It is here where heroes are forged and warriors are tempered on the hallowed fields of battle.

Enter now, and ready your sword!  Before you lies several challenges just as ready to take your life as you are theirs.

 
Week 1

Hogger, the Scourge of Elwynn:  10/10 HP

Week 1 in progress (0/4 goals completed)
 

ArtStation - Hogger, Tim Moreels

 

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

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'm here for any incidental magnificence, including seasonal feasts with multiple pies. That's right, it's like pie, but more.

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Let cheese and oxen and mead crowd out our secret desires for power and domination - Harriet the viking

Just be bold, fluid and unapologetic, not small, hairy and indecisive - Harriet the artist

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Much as I like Grom Hellscream's redemption arc, Blademasters feel way too alien. Think they pulled the "orc samurai" as a joke in WC3 and it kinda stuck. And don't even get me started on the 40K stuff, especially anything related to the Imperium of Man. Anyway, enough grognard whining. Here's a blademaster-y gif to cleanse the palette.

 

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For starters, kudos on the challenge setup. It feels a lot more simplified and stripped down condensed, something that should be easier to keep up with this challenge round. Not a minor accomplishment when dealing with narrative and RPG mechanics. To quote Jon Oliver, "and that's game recognizing game" :D

Only mildly jealous of you being able to train. Instead of wallowing in that or feeling sorry for the cards I've been currently dealt, might as well play them as best as I can. Gonna try and use your momentum as inspiration.

 

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No such thing as too many Samurai Shodown gifs

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3 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

 

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I was just gonna say - is that some Samurai Shodown I see??

 

Ukyo was my favorite!

 

Also HIII RURIK! Let's get to showing 2021 what's uuuuup!

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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."

» visit me @ my BATTLE LOG~

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Here for the awesome 

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STR: 9          DEX: 4          CON: 8          INT: 6          CHA: 7

SKILLS: Swordsman 

EQUIPMENT: Padded Armor, Wooden Sword 

BADGES: Stormrider

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Always glad to draw swords together brother.

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

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15 hours ago, Morag said:

Glad I spot another familiar name in the forest of new threads.

Hope you are well. Do take good care of yourself.

 

Bestest wishes!

Let's see how long I can keep up with your thread!

 

Always glad myself to see a familiar name checking in at my humble corner of the internets!

 

I am well, hope you are as well.  I adore that image you included.  So spooky but also mysterious and enticing and mystifying.  It reminds me of the Drust from Warcraft too!

 

Drust | Wiki | WoW Amino

 

Bestest wishes your way!

 

14 hours ago, Harriet said:

I'm here for any incidental magnificence, including seasonal feasts with multiple pies. That's right, it's like pie, but more.

 

Incidental magnificence is the best sort because it doesn't imply the expectation of daily perfection 🤣

 

And, judging from the fact that someone grabbed another stack of pie plates last grocery expedition, I'm sure there shall be more pies to come...

 

13 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Much as I like Grom Hellscream's redemption arc, Blademasters feel way too alien. Think they pulled the "orc samurai" as a joke in WC3 and it kinda stuck. And don't even get me started on the 40K stuff, especially anything related to the Imperium of Man. Anyway, enough grognard whining. Here's a blademaster-y gif to cleanse the palette.

 

For starters, kudos on the challenge setup. It feels a lot more simplified and stripped down condensed, something that should be easier to keep up with this challenge round. Not a minor accomplishment when dealing with narrative and RPG mechanics. To quote Jon Oliver, "and that's game recognizing game" :D

Only mildly jealous of you being able to train. Instead of wallowing in that or feeling sorry for the cards I've been currently dealt, might as well play them as best as I can. Gonna try and use your momentum as inspiration.

 

No such thing as too many Samurai Shodown gifs

 

I won't protest your points at all.  Just like the Pandaren, Samuro (the named Blademaster from WC3 in HOTS) is a total trope character and entirely out of place (especially with Samwise's riduclous voice lines) but at the same time, I love love love him!  For me, in this case, it's more about the noble Orc who can break the stereotype of his own race but also dichotomy between large bulky strength race and blending in over-the-top dexterity with a finesse weapon like a katana.  It was actually Jaghatai who inspired this challenge's RPG character when I read this excerpt before committing to buying all of the White Scars ebooks...

Then the primarch looked up, and despite the racing furnace around them, a chill descended over every soul. He uttered two words only, his voice suddenly as spare and bleak as the void.

‘Pull away.’

His sons complied instantly. Even Sejanus and the Luna Wolves, warriors from a Legion that gave no quarter to any foe, withdrew.

The Khan advanced then, alone now, his demeanour changed from flamboyance to a night-sere menace. He swung his sword about him languidly, loosening up, cutting the air into whispers, and the orks themselves hung back, bellows snuffed out, bravado shaken into wariness.

Then he started to kill. He broke into a run, first heavily, measuring his strokes, then accelerating, faster and harder, until he had moved into that state the Chogorian sages called alakh geh, where the thought alone could kill, where the distance between intention and action was made nothing, and where vengeance became a living thing with both extension and immanence. Under a gathering shroud of elemental vendetta, he killed them all. If he had slain freely before, now the carnage was so complete that it scraped the boundaries of both the divine and the diabolic. Even the war-hardened Legiones Astartes, used to witnessing prodigal exercises of violence, were silenced by it.

The xenos never laid a claw on him. The Khan moved now, not with joy, but with dreadful perfection. They faced up to him, and they were swept away. They tried to parry, and he cut them down. They tried to combine, and they were ripped into whimpering slivers. He danced through their numbers and built a corridor of blood around himself, slaying like some spectre of the endless dark, silent as a grave-mark, chill like the night gale of the Ulaav.

 

I had been having one of my classic internal struggles about my IRL RPG character again.  The previous rogue archetypes hadn't stuck, and I've never enjoyed the typical warriors because of the heavy armor and lack of style unless they were a swashbuckler, who naturally are extroverted character types while I am not, so the sudden realization that were was an archetype of duelist who could fit the withdrawn artistic swordsman instantly resonated with me.  It also pulled all of the Samurai/Shinobi discussion from @Wild Wolf's November challenge with Ghosts of Tsushima and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice rushing to the forefront.  Similarly my boredom with my Nightborne Subtlety Rogue in Warcraft had me listing, seeking a new class to play around with, and I recalled Samuro the Blademaster from Heroes of the Storm; I finished the quest-chain for the uncorrupted Mag'har Orcs within hours and had myself a gray-skinned Mag'har Arms Warrior with a big-ass demonic katana before long :D 

 

All that to say I fully realize I'm playing with the goofiest Mary Sues of all warriors, but true to style, I always find a way to pull some inspiration from that wreckage!  🤣

 

As for the challenge itself, I was tracking silly things which were habit already or simply didn't need tracking to begin with.  Condensing simply made sense.  I'm still going to implement a weekly boss battle for extra epic fun and accountability but I'm keeping that simple and my goals minimal.  I won't deny I was also very fortunate to have my home gym together right before this mess started sliding down hill and I've at least had full access to the basics (if only occasional workouts haha) all year.  New gloves (Hayabusa hybrid L3s) for Christmas have me really loving the game again, and it's easy to tell myself that doing Stupid Human Tricks™ with the paralettes or kettlebells or gymnastics rings are sculpted a Blademastery physique is just icing on off the cake!

 

Also, I encourage all the Samurai gifs here.  Any non-western swordsmasters are welcome this round!  Particularly loved the first one though ;) 

 

11 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

I already love this :D

 

And I love that you've popped by; positively ecstatic to hear I'm delivering on the content too!

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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 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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1 hour ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Also, I encourage all the Samurai gifs here.  Any non-western swordsmasters are welcome this round! 

 

I've only got one off the top of my head...

Well, he's not a samurai anymore.

 

rurouni kenshin GIF

 

I think you'd like him, both for his skills,

 

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and (back)story :) 

Or maybe you even know him already?

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STR 2 | DEX 3 | CON 2 | STA 3 | WIS 5 | CHA 5
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10 hours ago, shaar said:

I was just gonna say - is that some Samurai Shodown I see??

 

Ukyo was my favorite!

 

Also HIII RURIK! Let's get to showing 2021 what's uuuuup!

 

HAIIIIIIIIII SHAAR!!!! I refuse to say anything like "2021 is gonna be my year" because while I am not supersitious, I am a little stitious, so let's not tempt the Fates too wildly.

 

But I am comfortable saying we're gonna shoot this MFer full of arrows, hack it to pieces, and then burn it to the ground!

 

Wait, did somebody say Ujio?

 

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(I know you didn't but still)

 

9 hours ago, h3r0 said:

*snip*

 

Here for the awesome 

 

The awesome is always here for you!

 

My successor chapter would definitely involve Space Wolves raised by White Scars. Still speed and jetbikes cuz I like motorcycles. Still glaives and curvy swords because axes/mauls are blah. Still lots of hair and fur and runes.  Basically the Varangians In Space, I suppose.  With a snow leopard aesthetic!  I'd steal the Storm Lords chapter name, paint everybody dull gray with a golden pauldron and a Space Wolf-like snow leopard sigil.

 

This is dangerously fun.

 

9 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Always glad to draw swords together brother.

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Best Theodens GIFs | Gfycat

 

 

8 hours ago, Big_Show said:

Challenge looks good mate, all the best for it!

 

Glad to see you back for another round, mate!

 

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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 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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2 hours ago, Athenα said:

 

I've only got one off the top of my head...

Well, he's not a samurai anymore.

 

rurouni kenshin GIF

 

I think you'd like him, both for his skills,

 

teacher vehicle GIF

 

and (back)story :) 

Or maybe you even know him already?

 

I do not know of him yet, but I loved this from his backstory:  Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will.  I love the mixture of a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and strong will.  ;) 

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

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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23 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

I do not know of him yet, but I loved this from his backstory:  Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will.  I love the mixture of a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and strong will.  ;) 

 

Oh. Oh. I have to step in. My Extreme Nerd Sense is tingling and I need to second this wonderful recommendation!~

 

If you want to watch some amazing movies filled with 1800s era Meiji Era Samurai Goodness and also some killer fight scenes, PLEASE look up the Rurouni Kenshin live action movies on - I think - Amazon Prime. I've been a Kenshin fan since my teens (dating myself HEAVILY here) and I've seen all of the anime, but we binge watched these movies on my birthday this year, and I wish I could forget them so I could rewatch them all over again for the first time. They were THAT good.

 

Perhaps good source material for NEMRWB viewing! 🤣

 

Kenshin Himura Rurouni Kenshin princess of winterfell:mine fuckyeah1k sato  takeru takeru sato himura kenshin rurouni kenshin live action mineRuroKen  meandmyfeels leave it to the japanese to make everything into an art

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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."

» visit me @ my BATTLE LOG~

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Best of luck Rurik! I'll be following.

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Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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Can't lie, here for the MoamaMonday... there will be MoamaMonday, right? :D 

 

But also, the challenge looks great. Here to see you crush the goals!

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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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Challenge Journal:  Date of 29.12.2020

Weight:  214.0lbs.

 

Here we are at Update #1 of the 2021 (well almost...) challenge!

 

To get the ball rolling, this challenge is in sore need of some White Scars Mongolian warrior to balance out all the Samurai gifs so far...

 

The Sword fight between Kublai Khan and his...

Jaghatai Kublai Khan getting after it like its 2021 already.

 

Lots going on in my camp, less so at home given that we're stick in lockdown and the world hasn't changed much here in 7 weeks, but we've mapped out some individual and house goals to keep focused on, programmed some workouts, and are getting back at those things which are important to us.  It's sad to see Christmas go, but I'm keeping my eyes forward to the horizon and the new sun rising there.  You can expect a Year In Review/2k21 Goals post in the days to come, but for now I'm just taking Week Zero as a 'half' week and focusing on building my habits without worrying too much about checkboxes - although those are still close at hand ;) 

 

Without further adieu, let's just get into it, shall we?

 

Also, since we're still in Pandemic World 2020 and time has lost all meaning, I declare it still Monday.

 

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Anybody down for a cold shower challenge? 🤣 #MomoaMonday

 

 Action:  Sharp Mind, Savage Body

  • [Sharpen The Blade]:  (=======) 15%
  • [Focused Strike]:  (HS) ☐☐. (MU) ☐☐
  • [Bladestorm]:  ☑☑☐☐☐☐
  • [Mirror Image]: 40 (20) / 105 hangboard pull-ups 
  • [Gourd of Vitality]:  ☑☐☐☐☐☐☐

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ungos_spiritfall-quick-item-sekiro-wiki-  Rurik, the Blade Who Dances.

Race:  Human variant (features suggesting quarter-Orc ancestry) 

Class:  [Level ??] Blademaster Mystic (Ranger/Warblade/Monk) 

Alignment:  Chaotic Neutral/Good 

Attribute points:  Brutality 15 | Finesse 14 | Insight 16 | Moxie  15 | Grit 15

 

       Health Status:  game-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpggame-pixel-art-retro-game-style_163786-43.jpg

Inventory:  Mardu dao sword, Leather Armor with silks, flute, dice, alchemist's kit.

Achievements:  

0 / 2healing_gourd-quick-item-sekiro-wiki-guide[Gourd of Vitality] health recharges.

  0    crossed-swords_2694.png dealt (0%).

 

20 hours ago, shaar said:

Oh. Oh. I have to step in. My Extreme Nerd Sense is tingling and I need to second this wonderful recommendation!~

 

If you want to watch some amazing movies filled with 1800s era Meiji Era Samurai Goodness and also some killer fight scenes, PLEASE look up the Rurouni Kenshin live action movies on - I think - Amazon Prime. I've been a Kenshin fan since my teens (dating myself HEAVILY here) and I've seen all of the anime, but we binge watched these movies on my birthday this year, and I wish I could forget them so I could rewatch them all over again for the first time. They were THAT good.

 

Perhaps good source material for NEMRWB viewing! 

 

I've sourced it and will be watching as soon as I carve out the time!  Seriously falling down a rabbit hole over here... and I appreciate the recommendations!  :D 

 

18 hours ago, Stronkey Kong said:

Best of luck Rurik! I'll be following.

 

Happy to have you by!  😎 

 

13 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

Can't lie, here for the MoamaMonday... there will be MoamaMonday, right? :D 

 

But also, the challenge looks great. Here to see you crush the goals!

 

We can't forget the #MomoaMonday!  ;) 

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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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20 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

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Anybody down for a cold shower challenge? 🤣 #MomoaMonday

It might need to be a cold shower challenge if your  #MomoaMonday gif game stays that strong! 😂

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I've been holding onto this for a few days, waiting to share it.

 

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I'm training er'day to be a DeathKing MurderBoss.

 

And this article from StrongFirst (160 seconds a day keeps the doctor away!) that talks about the benefits of supplementing your daily exercise with more NEAT, especially if its approx 160 seconds of intense activity (in this case, intense kettlebell swing protocol) throughout the day.  I'm considering making that a goal of sorts.  At least mulling it over in the meantime! 🤔

 

2 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

It might need to be a cold shower challenge if your  #MomoaMonday gif game stays that strong! 😂data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==

 

2 hours ago, Big_Show said:

ALWAYS Monday.

 

I think it's official that we declare EVERY day #MomoaMonday in a Rurik challenge.

 

...we're gonna need Aquaman 2 sooner than later so I can keep my .gif game appropriately lit up!

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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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2 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Also, since we're still in Pandemic World 2020 and time has lost all meaning, I declare it still Monday.

 

...this is how I find out it isn't Monday?

 

Well.

 

Nuts.

 

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"The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring."

 

 

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1 hour ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

...this is how I find out it isn't Monday?

 

Well.

 

Nuts.

 

Where you are it's barely still Tuesday.

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Here for the shirtless man buns. and momoa monday obvi

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9 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

And this article from StrongFirst (160 seconds a day keeps the doctor away!) that talks about the benefits of supplementing your daily exercise with more NEAT, especially if its approx 160 seconds of intense activity (in this case, intense kettlebell swing protocol) throughout the day.  I'm considering making that a goal of sorts.  At least mulling it over in the meantime! 🤔

 

I just started it myself and I have no idea if it'll burn the calories it claims it will, but it's like a shot in the arm every hour and I'm hecking productive as a result. So, you know, it's got that.

 

Anyway, I haven't seen a single bad Samurai rec out here. I'll add a clip of a couple fights from After the Rain, which is my go to for what a Jedi should be like:

 

 

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