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Fourth Challenge

                   [ January 14th – February 23th ] (I know that's not right, but for me it is ;)

Initiate Trials

 

Where I came from...

 

Where I went to after this....

 

BACKGROUND STORY

William Waldgeist left the chamber with a smile on his face. He'd just finished the last part of his trial of the Force successfully. He didn't know it, because the examiners had told him. They were forbidden to do so, but each time the youngling had felt a spark of achievement. Others of his friends, who had done this trial before, had on occasion had the same feeling. On one side this made Bill happy, but on the other side it made him anxious. Younglings who were strong in the force were considered to be needed an even more harsh evaluation in the other two trials!

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High over the constant noise of Coruscant there was just silence when the High Council of the Jedi Order started it's session. Master Verra rose to give the other members of the council an overview over the first parts of this year's initiate trials to discuss how they should proceed. There was little disagreement and no open controversy, until she reached the end of the list: "William Waldgeist, Katarn Clan, youngling here at Coruscant. Finished with the trial of the Force, halfway through his trial of Knowledge, not started the trial of Self-Discipline yet."

"He passed the trial of the Force with flying colors, all examiners - including myself -  were deeply impressed by his immersion in and manipulation of the Force", Master Kil'Noan added solemnly, "now I know, why you have been so adamant about this boy, Grand Master!"

Before Yoda could answer, fellow Jedi Master Sandrin Grell cut him off: "Great power leads to over-confidence and arrogance, which is an open pathway to the dark side! Can we be sure, that there is enough wisdom and self-discipline in him to balance that out?"

Master Verra consulted his notes, before she answered: "His trial of Knowledge is going well so far, he is ahead of his peers. So, there is enough reason to believe that there will be wisdom to balance out his powers one day."

"It will still depend on how this trial ends...", Grell stated, "he could still fail!"

"And there is then the matter of his trial of self-discipline, of course", Yoda interjected, "this the crucial one will be! Not an ordinary trial but a rigorous one it should be."

"I agree", Master Grell said a little surprised.

The other council members signaled their consent, which Master Verra recorded in her trials notes.

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MAIN QUEST – Passing the Trial of Self-Discipline

 

Goal 1 : Meditate and Fast (+2 CHA/+2 CON)

Fasting as in intermittent fasting, I might experiment a little with different variants this time, though.

Meditating as in I don't know yet. ;-) But I experienced a LOT of stress in the last months generally and the last two weeks especially. Technically the stress period isn't over, but things slowed down a little bit again. I want to use that time, to clear my mind and figure out some stuff about the future course of my life. Also, there has always been something on my mind (usually negative) and

Grading:

         A - 6 weeks of IF + at least 35 daily meditations

         B - 5 weeks of IF + at least 29 daily meditations

         C - 4 weeks of IF + at least 24 daily meditations

         D - 3 weeks of IF + at least 20 daily meditations

         F - less than 3 weeks of IF + less than 20 daily meditations

 

Goal 2 : Walk through middle earth (+3 STA)

I saw this at ApfelStrudis last challenge and I had to copy it. Although since I saw The Hobbit last (and I actually read the complete book compared to LOTR); and that book comes chronologically first - I'll do the journey towards Erebor. Well, techically Rivendell comes first anyway. And I have no idea, how far I'll come anyway, but the following is an educated guess.

Grading:

        A+ - Reaching the Trolls

        A - Reaching Weathertop

        B - Reach Midgewater Marshes

        C - Reach The Forsaken Inn

        D - Reach Bree/The Prancing Pony

        F - Not leaving the Shire

 

Goal 3 : Hand-Standing and stuff (+1 STR/+1 DEX)

Meaning not only handstands, but everything where I need to hold my own weight through my hands. Including especially crow stands and related stuff, since I managed to learn those (for a few seconds anyway) last challenge. If I can get access to paralletes or rings, that would count for this goal, too.

Grading: Consistency measuring

         A - 35 days

         B - 29 days

         C - 24 days

         D - 20 days

         F - less than 20 days

 

Basic life : Work out and eat right

This is not a goal, there won't be any stats awarded for this. But I want to track it anyway. This is the essence of my healthy life, which I've acquired over the last year: 1) Only paleo food will cross through my lips, 2) Do my calisthenics workouts twice a week for every split, and 3) Go to every karate practice.

 

LIFE QUEST – Passing the Trial of Knowledge

Grading: same for each goal, consistency measuring again

         A - 35 days

         B - 29 days

         C - 24 days

         D - 20 days

         F - less than 20 days

 

Goal 1 : PolSci Final Oral Exam (+1.5 WIS)

 

Goal 2 : JapStud Final Oral Exam (+1.5 WIS)

 

Goal 3 : DevPsy Module Written Exam (+1 WIS)

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TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Sub'd my friend!

 

Ready to lurk another successful challenge thread! ;)

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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I like your goals.  Quite similar to mine, in fact.  Ummm... the background story seems to be missing....

 

Yeah, I haven't finished this "chapter" yet. But hopefully I'll update that tomorrow along with the grading and stuff.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Daily Report : Jan 14th (Tuesday Week 1)

 

Goal 1 : Did a 20 hour fast from monday night till tuesday evening. And a 1 minute meditation trial.

 

Goal 2 : Walked today 3.8 km (2.36 miles) [total 3.8 km / 2.36], which means I'm somewhere between Hobbiton and Bywater. Not as good as Bilbo who managed 5 miles in half an hour, but still okay.

 

Goal 3 : Stretched my hands and worked a couple of minutes on my crow stand.

 

Basic Life : 100% Paleo today, but no workout

 

Life Goals : no studying today, since my brain is still recovering from my thesis marathon, which ended only monday.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Way to get this started Waldgeist! ;)

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Hey Waldgeist!

 

I added your name in the Assassin phonebook under the category "Handstand"

 

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/43110-the-assassin-phonebook/

 

You'll find there all the assassins that are also working on that particular skill, make sure to check them out :)

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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

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Daily Report : Jan 15th (Wednesday Week 1)

 

Goal 1 : No IF, but did another 1 minute meditation, though without a guide and with some music instead this time.

 

Goal 2 : Walked today 5.53 km (3.44 miles) [total 9.33 km / 5.8], which means I'm past The Green Dragon in Bywater and technically riding a pony now.

 

Goal 3 : Just some hand stretches

 

Basic Life : 100% Paleo today, and push workout

 

Life Goals : Listened to my DevPsy audio textbook during half of my walk.

 

Also edited most of the grading for my goals, except the meditation one, not sure how to handle that... and at least the beginning of this challenge's backgrond story.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Yay for making it to the pony!  :)

 

Are you using a step counter to keep track of this? And can you give me the link or direction on this? How do you follow it?

 

Have a great Thursday!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Yay for making it to the pony!  :)

 

Are you using a step counter to keep track of this? And can you give me the link or direction on this? How do you follow it?

 

Have a great Thursday!

 

I'm using this site as a guide. I only track longer distances, I use google earth in the evening to measure the paths I walked over the day.

 

 

Glad you made it here! Interesting that Bilbo walked 5 miles in half an hour, no wonder they were able to go so far. Apparently hobbits are very quick footed :) 

 

They have big feet, so no suprise there! ;) But the sprint is only in the beginning, after that they usually travel about 12 miles per DAY, but then again, Bilbo had to wait for an old man and a bunch of dwarves. ;)

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Daily Report : Jan 16th (Thursday Week 1)

 

Goal 1 : No IF till Friday night. Did a 3 minute meditation today, while listening to binaural beats, which evoked some strange feelings in me. Definitely going to experiment a little with that.

 

Goal 2 : Walked today 2.31 km (1.44 miles) [total 11.64 km / 7.24 miles], which means I just reached the Great Eastern Road.

 

Goal 3 : Some very basic hand stretches and crow pose practice.

 

Basic Life : 100% Paleo today, and pull workout

 

Life Goals : Listened to my DevPsy audio textbook during my walk again.

 

Finished the background story in the beginning. I think I will write another part for the middle and/or end of the challenge, in which one of the actual trials happens.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Cool! Thanks for the link Waldgeist!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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I enjoyed the backstory!  Good job on your goals.

Love your story telling!

 

Good to hear. So, I guess there will be a mid-/end-challenge additional chapter. ;)

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Daily Report : Jan 17th (Friday Week 1)

 

Goal 1 : Started fasting around 6 pm and did anoter three minutes with binaural beats, this time without the strange feelings.

 

Goal 2 : Walked today 9.02 km (5.61 miles) [total 20.66 km / 12.85 miles], which means I finished the first day of the journey and "continue east at a leisurely pace."

 

Goal 3 : Basic hand stretches

 

Basic Life : 100% Paleo today, but no workout

 

Life Goals : Forgot my earplugs, so I couldn't listen to my audio textbook and when I got home, I forgot completely. :(

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Daily Report : Jan 18th (Saturday Week 1)

 

Goal 1 : IF till 6 pm. no meditation

 

Goal 2 : Walked today 1.89 km (0.88 miles) [total 22.55 km / 13.73 miles], which means I that I didn't really make headway. :(

 

Goal 3 : nothing

 

Basic Life : 100% Paleo today, but no workout

 

Life Goals : Nothing due to work

 

 

It was a long day teaching. Not just the usual, but teaching how to teach. But ont he plus side, I'm Yoda!

 

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Sorry things were thrown off due to work. But, yay for getting the paleo in and a Big Awesome on being Yoda! :D

 

So how did you get to be Yoda....not that I am surprised, I've always though you seem very wise! ;)

 

Have a wonderful day Waldgeist!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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So how did you get to be Yoda....not that I am surprised, I've always though you seem very wise! ;)

 

I painted myself green, chopped off the better parts of my leg and arms and.... Actually I just did a quiz. ;)

 

 

What are you teaching?

Doesn't it suck when life gets in the way of your plan?

 

I'm teaching first aid to (mostly young) people who want to get their driving licence. It's a one-day class, which means I Iiterally work from 9 to 6 or sometimes later (depending on how much people are in the class that day) and do that pretty much non-stop.

I like that job a lot (plus it pays good), but doing it all day, really drains my mental ressources.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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I'm teaching first aid to (mostly young) people who want to get their driving licence. It's a one-day class, which means I Iiterally work from 9 to 6 or sometimes later (depending on how much people are in the class that day) and do that pretty much non-stop.

I like that job a lot (plus it pays good), but doing it all day, really drains my mental ressources.

That's cool. How often do you give those classes?

I believe you about the mental drainage. I used to teach volleyball to kids and that was for 1.5 hours two times a week. But I was always glad when it was over :D I'm not a people person though.

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