Bastian Fate Posted June 8, 2015 Report Share Posted June 8, 2015 Entry I, The dirt road I walked upon became more faded with each step, and soon enough I had journeyed beyond any civilized land... into the wild. This was it. This was my first time travelling outside the village, and into the world, alone. I had only minimal training before this moment; my home village had been visited on occasion by a Knight of the Rebellion, and he had taught me a few things. But I was not ready... not yet. That would be my first real challenge. Just being able to survive out here. "Remember, when travelling into the wilderness, it's not swords and arrows that will kill you. You must first find water... next, food." The Knight spoke those words to me; my first concern would not be to defend myself from the agents of the Emperor, but to forage for food, and water. I hardly knew good plants from bad, how to skin which animals, or if I could even stomach it. This was my test... though it was not entirely by choice. Several days ago, a legion of Imperial soldiers marched into town. They found the Knight, and they took him prisoner. They have no honour. A speaker for the Empire stood in the village centre, warning that all who would even breathe a word of rebellion would be crushed. I had never felt such a weight over the village; it was the heaviness of fear. It was then that I knew, I could delay no longer. The world was calling; I needed to prepare myself. I knew the road ahead would be long and dangerous, that I would have much to learn, but I also knew in my heart that this journey was vastly important. I needed to join the Rebellion.- Bastian's Journal Chapter I - Into the Wild My name is Sebastian Woodland; most people call me Seb, but I as an adventurer, I go as Bastian. You can call me whichever you want! As you can see I wrote up a bit of a story here, I figured to keep myself (and other readers) entertained, I'd add a little fantasy story update as often as I can when I post my updates. Also, I love writing and don't do it enough, so this is a good excuse to get a little creative every now and then! I wrote this part in my first challenge but I don't think anyone saw it since I joined halfway through, so here it is:"More about myself: I'm a wannabe indie video game creator, as well as musician, artist, almost anything creative. I've also been using HabitRPG for a year now, and it's greatly helped me, but I think this community will be even more help! I love video games, role-playing games, and movies, sci fi and fantasy, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Mass Effect, Zelda, Dark Souls, that sort of thing. Since I was a kid I always looked up to the heroes in these stories and wished I could be just as awesome as them; being able to run for long periods of time and defend myself, doing cool acrobatics, climbing mountains, etc. The thing I'm really focused on now though is trying to raise my energy levels, becoming more flexible, more in-tune with my body, and yes, becoming stronger." Specifically for this challenge, in case you couldn't tell from my short fantasy story, my goal is to learn new, healthy foods, learn how to prepare them and practice doing so. For the time of my first challenge, I managed to work out every second day, but in between then and now that sort of fell short. So I also plan to continue with that. This challenge will probably look very similar to that one, with a stronger focus on food instead of working out. Current Main Quest:To connect more with my body, and increase my energy levels and flexibility.To become stronger, and increase my stamina.Specifics:Comfortably touch my toes with straight legsRegain my ability to run for a long time: 1hourWithin the next few months, build up enough strength to do 10 pushups (no knees; this would be amazing for me, I've never been able to do it yet) The StepsI will eat a Paleo meal at least four times a week, and try a new Paleo meal once a week. I will practice preparing this food myself, as I am not skilled at cooking (yet) which is an important skill for any ranger! - I'll count this as training Stamina and Charisma I will do my stretches routine every day of the week - This is like training for both Wisdom and Dexterity I will do my workout routine 3 days a week and run for at least 10 minutes 4 days a week - Constitution and Strength training This Challenge I will climb mount Finlayson at least once, maybe more times (a local, semi-treacherous mountain ) to re-connect with my ranger Spirit. - This counts towards Stamina and Wisdom Side Quests:Finish making the armour pieces for my Commander Shepard Cosplay by the end of the Challenge - it's been way too long since I worked on it seriously (and I didn't succeed here last challenge)Write a song this month to post to bandcampFinish reading The Name of the Wind (which is really good so far!)Finish my arrangement of Dark World/Lorule theme for two guitars Weekly GradingMonday --> SundayPaleo Meals: _/4 A+: 5+, A: 4, B: 3, C+: 2, C: 1, C-: 0 New Paleo Meal: _/1 A+: 3+, A: 2, B: 1, C-: 0 Stretches: _/7 A+: 7, A: 6, B: 5, C+: 4, C: 3-2. C-:1-0 Workout: _/3 A+: 4, A: 3, B: 2, C+: 1, C-:0 Runs: _/4 A+: 5, A: 4, B: 3, C+: 2, C: 1, C-: 0Challenge Grading Grading will be done each Sunday. 1 Quote My Character There is always hope. - Aragorn, Lord of the Rings Link to comment
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