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It was but a few minutes before dawn, the town was still asleep except for a few nocturnal individuals that were hurrying back in their den before the first sun ray would hit them. If these creature of the night were looking at the sky right now, they would have noticed a dark cloud raising from the eastern part of the town. Not your habitual cloud, mind you for it was moving, stretching, shrinking in a soft ruffling noise, and if that cloud had given rain, it would be one of feathers and, well, some less dreamy and more smelly substance.

 

It did "rain" a little that day on a few unfortunate.

 

As soon as the sun appeared behind the mountains, the cloud shrank one last time then exploded in a huge silence all over the town. That morning, every assassin in the region was woken up by the cooing of a pigeon carrying on its leg a sealed missive. (well, to be frank, SOME of them may have been awaken by the sound of the mentioned pigeon being disembowelled on their rooftop, bird of prey hunts in the morning after all). Breaking the seal of the assassin's guild, the missive read as this:

 

Greetings assassin,

our first meeting of the year will take place in a few days. Our den having been destroyed months ago, your duty will be to find a new place suitable for us.

The guild expects results within a week.

 

Translation

Here we go again, for the first unofficial mini-challenge of the year (and the second one of all time, I know it's less impressive said like this ) I have to remind you that being un-official and all you won't win any skill points for participating

and that participating is not mandatory in any way  You're not an assassin and you want to participate? No problem! Everyone is welcome. I'm sure the assassin's guild have sent a few missive to the other guilds anyway.

Bear with me, English is not my first language so the storytelling may not be very good

 

Our first goal is to find a suitable place for what will happen next  And for that, I need you to start moving. You can run, you can walk, even use a treadmill but I need you to pile some Km/Miles. Your usual commute doesn't count, I want some fresh distance. I know it's winter, it's cold, it's raining/snowing but that shouldn't stop us from taking a stroll outside. Bonus point if during one of your walk/run you manage to find a nice place for an assassin's meeting. Take some pictures!

 

Where to register the distance:

 

The quick and dirty and ugly spreadsheet is here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AotE3VGxMb_VdGJjWi1jRzEyck5VVzBHSWxjQUNIZlE#gid=0

 

You have 2 columns to register the distance, chose the one who suits you the best (km or miles). You have until next Sunday to log your distance.

 

Countdown

 

 

Mission#2: Masters of disguises

 

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The week has passed and the assassins and other guild officials have sent their propositions to the assassins headmasters. Theirs answers doesn't takes long to arrive as several pigeons are sent to each team members. The messages sent to the assassins and the other guilds officials are cryptic. "There will be juice". "Presence of assassin turkeys". "Beware of falling fish". No need to say, no-one but us could decipher the hidden location out of these messages. Now we have to assemble.. discreetly. No one, not even the untamed guardbirds must know our presence in the new den. In order to do this, we only have one solution. Disguise ourselves to cross the forests, plains and mountains unnoticeable. Assassins are supposed to be expert in infiltrations, today, they need to be masters of disguises.

 

Translation:

Congratulation everyone! Going out to walk in the cold (well for some of us) was not easy, but we still did it. I may have lost one toe or two in the snow, but it was worth it! A big bravo to Croman red who walked/run for 28.4 miles/45.7 km. Good job!

 

This time, to trick humans and animals, we'll have to be sneaky and disguise ourselves in animals. For the next 4 days, you'll have to add in your routines at least one exercise whose name is an animal name, for example:

 

Arm workout (Reps)

 

Legs workout (Reps)

 

Glutes workout (Seconds + Reps)

 

Whole body workout (Distance)

 

Yoga poses (seconds):

Pigeon pose

Cow/ cat pose

Snake pose

Crow pose

Frog pose

 

You got the idea, you can of course add your own exercise as long as it follow the "animal name" rule. Of course, just putting a disguise on won't make it effective.. But you'll see how to become a master of disguise soon ;)

 

Where to write my numbers:

As usual, you have the quick and dirty spreadsheet. One day I'll learn how to make shiny ones, promise!

 

https://docs.google....xjQUNIZlE#gid=1

 

And as usual, the

(yes, I hate myself too for that): http://www.timeandda... disguise&csz=1

 

Mission #3: Gathering resources

 

Anyone
who would have been present at that mysterious place that day would
have find himself in a fantasy world. Cows, cats, dragons, dogs and many
other animals gathering in silence in the same place. If such a person
was here, and obviously still alive to tell the story, he would have
seriously wondered what was in his can of juice because all the animals
would become human and nobody can be that good at disguising self right?
But that's being ignorant of the assassin awesomeness
.

 

We
are in the right place but we notice quickly the lack of juice, some of
us decide to check our surroundings, the news falls soon, just a little
farther:

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As
promised the juice is here, stored in huge crates, We'll need to sort
it, bring it to the meeting point and make sure we have enough for
everyone. Nobody's knows how many pack of juice are hidden over there,
we'll need to figure that out the hard way.

 

Translation:

If we want some juice, we'll need to work on these 6-pack right :D

 

Accepted exercises are:

Plank: 1 point every 10 seconds done

+ Variations: 1 leg/ 1 arm plank, Side plank

 

Hollow body hold: 1 point every 10 seconds done

 

, V-sit: 1 point every 3 seconds done

 

Hanging leg raises: (knees, leg bent, legs straight, 1 point every rep).

 

: 1 point/rep

 

: 1 point/rep

+ variations

 

And so on, feel free to add your favourite abs exercise, and remember the rule: "If it's too easy to do, don't count it and try something harder"!

 

This challenge will last for 4 days or if we manage to gather enough points (I will decide of the total necessary soon)

 

Where to register my numbers:

Ok, this time I'll try to make it less quick and dirty ^^

 

Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AotE3VGxMb_VdGJjWi1jRzEyck5VVzBHSWxjQUNIZlE#gid=2

 

Countdown:

 

Let's work on these abs! For the juice!

 

Mission #4: Attack of the Mushroom men!

 

The
pack of juices have been taken to the meeting point. All the
participant worked hard to secure our juice supplies, now we all hope to
be able to rest a little around a few pack of "old grape" juice before
the meeting start. Unfortunately, the sweet smell of the juice attracted
some unwanted fellows, an army of Mushroom men slowly rises in front of
us:

 

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Their strength: their numbers, in a blink of eyes, they are covering everything around us.

Their ability: With their size (one inch for the tallest) our daggers and any kind of sneak attacks are ineffective against them

Their weakness: Nothing like some good stomping on their head to make them realise that you don't mess with the assassins!

 

Translation:

Jump! Yes, I know you like it as much as I do (ie: not) But we need to crush this army with our feet! A few exercises ideas:

- Jump rope

- Burpee

- Jump squat and variations

- Jumping jacks

 

And so on. Anything that makes you jump works :)

 

I can't jump!

If
for some reason, you can't jump at all, you'll have to take care of
these mushroom in another way! And that mean.. cooking them! I want you
to try at least 2 new recipes respectful of your diet and give us the
recipe (and picture too!) :tongue: Now would be a good time to try a new vegetable or a new way to cook something :)

 

You have a little more than 5 days! So jump to your heart content :) (and hopefully this time, I'll find a way to really participate >_>)

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?iso=20130204T00&p0=195&msg=Attack+of+the+Mushroom+men

 

Boss battle!

 

We've
been crushing thoroughly the mushroom men, more than 15000 of them were
buried into the ground or eaten spreading their spores in the air. But
it seems that the small fry (seasoned with garlic and parsley, omnomnom)
had a chief, a king even. And compared to the inch-tall soldiers, the
king is a giant:

 

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Their creepy looking king came as a last-hope reinforcement, we'll need to fight it to save our juice.

 

Translation:

Lots
of jumps were done these past few days, and lots of mushrooms went back
into the ground The mushroom king is too tall to be stomped on, but
hey, we can punch it!

 

Your job will be to add a kicking/punching routine in your workout. Those who have Wii-fit can use the

game for example, or the
in Wii sport. If you have a sandbag, you can paste the picture of the Mushroom king on it :D.
Kickboxing lessons or martial art classes work too. You only have two
days to defeat the Mushroom king, if he's not defeated when the
countdown is over, he will flee.  All you need to do is count the time
spent doing this kind of warming up, you can do it at your own rhythm.
To defeat him, we have to cumulate 15 hours of kicking/punching in the
air, on a sandbag or on a giant mushroom.

 

By the way, If you're fighting the mushroom boss, you don't have to keep on stomping mushrooms, the choice is yours. :)

 

Mission #5: Choose your side!

 

Despite
all our efforts, the mushroom king managed to flee in a dirty cloud of
spores. The spores stings the eyes and make it difficult to breathe. We
try to take some rest in this crunched mushroom-covered forest. For now
everything is silent, consequence of the after battle effect. The
stronger of us tries already to go get some well-earned juice when the
silence is broken by.. some yelling?

 

BY TOUTATIS!

 

ALEA JACTA EST!

 

LET THEM TO ME, LET THEM TO ME!

 

Some
rotten fish smells cover the spore smell, some fights noises fill the
silence and a bunch of people appears between the trees running onto us,
or maybe.. onto the juice!

 

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The spores attack has left most of us in a confused mind. You can interpret what you see in two different ways:

1 - You recognize the druids being pursued by Romans and, to help them, you'll act like a Druid to lure the Romans in a deadly trap. Assassin's style

2 - These barbarians are here to steal our juice! 
Curse them! And they cowardly attack us with stones, spears and smelly
fishes! Grab an helmet to defend yourself! We'll need to avoid these
petty attack and then get back at them.

 

 

Translation:

This
time we're going to have a little fun with the druids! You can choose
whether you want to help them by attracting the Romans acting druid-like
to take care of them in our own way. Or get rid of these Juice-thief
to-be that dares sending rocks, smelly fishes and spears at us! 

 

You can read the their side of the story here: http://nerdfitnessrebellion.com/index.php?/topic/23952-mini-challenge-2-the-romans-are-here/

 

Considering
that we have just finished a big battle, a recovery mission is in
order. I want you to do some sun salutations, you can do them slowly, of
fast for a more cardio-like exercise.

 

http://yogasite.com/sunsalute.htm

 

or

 

http://www.sensational-yoga-poses.com/sun-salutation-b.html

 

If you really want
to do some running or burpee, I won't forbid you of course. But
remember that body maintenance is important! This time you'll log your
results here, please notice that there are some max rep/distance a day:

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtfIzBt5Gx5KdExTczlKa0hUMThqSEUyd003NnpHa3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

 

Final mission: Un-Bearable guests!

 

Our
not secret-at-all anymore meeting point is but a battle field. Some
dented Roman helmets, rotten fishes, broken spears lies here and there,
signs of the previous battle. The druids have escaped the Roman pirates,
or was it some tree-huggers thiefs that have fled us, understanding
that they won't stole OUR JUICE! Some mushrooms roasts on an unattended
fire, producing an heavy smoke that surrounds us all. The smoke is
dense, stinging our nose and watering our eyes, we can barely see our
brothers and sisters assassin by our side. The smoke makes us dizzy, you
hear some coughing  nearby... wait, are those coughing or? Let me check
this handy diagram:

 

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Well, apparently we have a case of BEARS!

 

You
find yourself faced with a bear. The beast, noticing you, lunges at you
and, despite the exhaustion,  you manage to jump up and grab a low
hanging tree branch, pulling yourself up and out of the path of its
swinging paw. It doesn't seems to be enough for the bear that keep on
trying to reach  you. You'll have to escape every single one of his
attack, or else..

 

Translation:

You got it, we definitely need to pull ourselves out of this problem. :D Allowed exercises are:

Dumbbell rows:

Inverted rows

Negative chin up

Negative pull-up

Chin-up

Pull-up:

Wide-grip pull-ups

Muscle-ups

Around-the-world

One arm-pullups

 

But also:

Bouldering: Number of problems

Climbing: number of meters/Feet(?) climbed

Rope climb: number of meters/Feet(?) climbed

 

Pick
the exercises according to your fitness level of course. Each assassin
will be assigned one bear to fight, don't be defeated :x

 

Countdown: http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?iso=20130217T12&p0=195&msg=Un-Bearable+attack

 

Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AotE3VGxMb_VdGJjWi1jRzEyck5VVzBHSWxjQUNIZlE#gid=5

 

It's the final week, let's give it our best!

 

Disclaimer: I will allow myself to shorten this mini-challenge if necessary, I will also allow myself to add some surprises if I feel like it. Think of me as a tyran or even worse! as a Game master :D

 

Good luck and have fun!

Nuala, level 13 Robot mistress of pain, Assassin Guild leader

 

First journey: The Rise and fall of an Assassin

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13

Second journey: Crawling back

#1

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Can I participate without doing the challenge this time around?

"Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection"

Epic Quest: Sif's list of awesome

Challenge: let's smash another year #low-carb #push-ups #intermittent fasting

Spoiler

 

Sif rises once more (~2020): 1

The Return of Sif (~2018): 1, 2, 34567, 8

The Age of Kibcy (~2012/13): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 89

 

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You're not an assassin and you want to participate? No problem! Everyone is welcome. I'm sure the assassin's guild have sent a few missive to the other guilds anyway.

 

This challenge, I'm hanging with the rangers, but I'm still an assassin at heart. Count me in.

drsloomis: level 5 human assassin

STR: 15 | DEX: 17 | CON: 12 | STA: 12 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 8

Current Challenge

 

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*kneels* you have my blade.

FOR THE GUILD!!

 

Seriously I'm super excited. I didn't participate, but I loved reading these challenges last time Nuala, and I'm so happy they're back :smile-new:

 

I'll throw down some miles tomorrow morning.

The body is just a vehicle for the soul...

I wanna build a racecar!

LV. 4 Lycan Assassin STR: STA: 10CON: 8.25  WIS: 5CHA: 4.5   DEX: 3.50

 

Past Challenges: {1} {2} {3}

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Well...

 

Count me in. I need to log some good ole fashion endurance miles. Alpha Warrior takes no prisoners!

 

Wolf

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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I started PT sessions today, so I'm throwing in the running I'm doing for warmups there. Also because that's the only moving-feet distance I can measure atm :P

Half Dragon, Half Elf, Level 0.5 Assassin - I flame people when cranky, but I'm seriously kickass.STR 4 | DEX 2.5 | STA 3.25 | CON 5 | WIS 8.75 | CHA 4 | Challenges: 1  2 3 4 5 | myFitnessPal | Spreadsheet | fitbitChallenge 6, Back to the assassin's rootsBlog: float knowledge return wisdom;

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Looks like i have to add running onto my mobility days.

 

Maybe I can calculate how far I travel when I take the stairs at home...

 

Also, now that I'm dating a girl in the city, I walk a heck of a lot more.

Level 3/1 Wild Elf Assassin/Ranger
Owner of the Lizard Demon
STR 12 | DEX 10 | STA 8 | CON 9 | WIS 12 | CHA 7
Our motto within STG is to always expect trouble. Failing that, create trouble for someone else. -Major Kirrahe

 

We do not experience fear, but we understand how it affects you. -LEGION

Party: Down & Dirties
Level 1: Ranger 1
Level 2: Assassin 1

Level 4: Assassin 3

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Guys... I have an awful doubt. Is missive even an english word? I'm scared to look it up oO'

Im English and i had to look it up. Can honestly say i have never heard that word before.

Congratulations nuala you taught an English man English

And for that i shall go run to celebrate

Vampire Assassin

Lv 1

STR:3 DEX:2 STA:2 CON:2 WIS:3 CHA:3

The Quest Of Awesome

LV 1 40/100

@Questofawesome

And when they seek to oppress you And when they try to destroy you,
Rise and Rise again Like The Phoenix from the ashes
Until the Lambs become Lions and the Darkness is no more

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Ack, running. Why is there never a river that needs swimming? Anyway, I'm in - I will do some sort of walk/run thingy and log it for the next week! Thanks for this, Nuala, you're awesome.

Level 13 Elven Assassin
Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Current
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Goethe

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I didn't have "get outside" as one of my challenge goals this time around, but here is another spur to head out to the wild blue (or at least wild bayou) yonder. Perhaps the geekling will make it down to the local park this weekend after all...

 

Glad to be in, and glad to be part of this!

SpiralGalaxy, Level 9 Halfling Elf Assassin
STR 17|DEX 13|STA 20|CON 13|WIS 21|CHA 15
Electromagnetics Engineer, Freelance sci-fi critic in Maryland

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." 

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Totally getting in on this.

aisis, Level 2 Wood Elf AssassinSTR 3|DEX 5|STA 5|CON 3|WIS 4|CHA 3

 

1st Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/22206-prologue-and-exposition/

Current Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/25678-aisis-part-one-performance/#entry443199

Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/25680-aisiss-battle-log/#entry443214

 

"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."

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Well, since my cold's almost gone, I have the day off tomorrow (well, mostly), AND it's supposed to be 63 degrees outside, looks like I have no excuses not to clock some miles.  Time to get my ass moving!

Theatresara: Wig Stylist and Interactive Performer extraordinaire 

 

Current Challenge Thread   http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/73790-theatresara-joins-the-scouts/

 

Main Quest:  Lose 30 Pounds

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