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At the base of Cirith Ungol


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She held her head high. She had made the start and she was proud of how far she came.

I can do this.

She had to keep going, had to be stronger, better, faster, and had to get higher. She paused her run at the base of the mountain and looked up, she had a long climb ahead of her. 



A brief intro – After a crazy awesome first start I am back for another round. I love rock climbing, and am still new to the sport, At the beginning of the last challenge I was climbing about a 5.8 and was hoping to have a long term goal of a 5.10a. Now I've climbed a 5.10a and am not planning on stopping anytime soon. So to update my quest I think I'll switch to a 5.11a. 



Quest 1 – Climbing into Mordor (+3 STR +1 DEX)

 The only way to get better at climbing is to do it! A lot! Fortunately with a gym membership to my local rock gym it is doable! I will climb 3 days every week, with the goal of completing at least one 5.9 route before the challenge time is up.

A – At the gym 3 days a week, successfully climb a 5.9.

B – At the gym 3 days a week (only missing maybe 1 or 2 days), unable to finish 5.9

C – Only climb 1-2 times per week. I simply couldn’t make it into Mordor.



Quest 2 – Running with Orcs (+2 STA)

I’ve never been much of a runner. Never have really been able to. I would like to change that! So I’m currently doing the Zombies Run 5K program! So I would like to dedicate at least 2 days per week to completing Zombies Run episodes/challenges.

A – Successfully complete 2 Zombies Run programs per week.

C – Successfully complete 1 Zombies Run program per week.


 Quest 3 – Flexibility of mind and body (+2 CON)

Thanks to a free yoga class at work I have begun my journey to increase flexibility! A few weeks ago I couldn't even touch my toes and I already feel like I'm making a lot of process, now my palms are flat on the floor in a forward bend!

A – Practice yoga 2 days a week

B – Practice yoga 1 day a week

C – Practice at least 1 day every other week



Side Quest - Bibliomancer (+2 WIS)

I have been a long time lover of the Tolkien saga, and am exploring into the side story, getting off of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. So I just need to take the time to actually read a little bit every now and then. 

A – Read the Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and reread any of the Trilogy or Hobbit

B – Read the Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin

C – Read the Silmarillion


Amazon Assassin | Level 2

|| STR 6 || DEX 3 || STA 4 || CON 4 || WIS 3 || CHA 1 ||


Challenges: Running with Orcs, At the base of Cirith Ungol , Facing Shelob,

Battle Log: Climbing into Mordor


"Well, all good stories deserve embellishment.

You'll have a tale or two of your own to tell when you get back."

"Can you promise that I will come back?"

"No. And if you do, you will not be the same."

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You have free yoga at work?! I'm jealous.

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Race -- GREY ELF | Class -- Assassin

[ Level 2 ] | STR 3 | DEX 1 | STA 4 | CON 2 | WIS 5 | CHA 2

NF Challenges: currently n/a

Battle Logs: WoMD

|"Don't tell me the moon is shining: show me the glint of light on broken glass." - Anton Chekhov|

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Good luck with the challenge!


And I'll admit, the Tolkien reference brought me here :P

Human Assassin

Level 5


STR 5  |  DEX 6  |  STA 7  |  CON 6  |  WIS 12  |  CHA 5



Current Challenge


Past Challenges:  #1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6   #7  #8



"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

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