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A city floating in the center of a lake, Ravok is a place of dark beauty, romance and culture. Behind it all though is the presence of Rhysol, God of Evil and Betrayal. The city is controlled by The Black Sun, a religious organization devoted to Rhysol. [Lore]

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Much ado about bending

Postby Hwyn on September 27th, 2016, 12:10 pm

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54th 516Av Fall Ravok bound


There is a certain uniqueness to being adrift at sea, after leaving mura and heading for Ravok Hwyn found the experience of sailing still didn't sit well with him, not so much that they were on water, but the fact that from nowhere on the boat could Hwyn see land. It made him paranoid to think that if the ship he was on sunk there was nowhere in the world he could swim to in sight. That said he had at least managed to put seasickness behind him. However riding the ship not as crew but as a passenger it gave him an uncomfortably large amount of free time, rocking with the cabin Hwyn pondered what exactly their was to do, he was not terribly keen on the idea of heading above deck and glaring at the sun, hot weather really didn't sit with him well that said he needed to find a way to keep himself entertained. Sitting staring at his toes and bare feet Hwyn pondered how badly leaving about was going to affect his body if he didn't bare down on himself and do something. Reaching forward Hwyn tried to lunge and grab his big toes only to wince when his thighs informed him that such a feat was not going to happen so suddenly. Frowning Hwyn remembered being a bit more flexible than that in his youth.

Leaning forward Hwyn put his hands on his knees with his legs sprawled out before him. this time inching his way forward Hwyn sought out his toes with a much slower pace, he needed to be in better shape, anything from running to climbing couldn't be done well if your body refused to act accordingly as such Hwyn decided that he'd try to spend the remainder of the trip bending his body so that when he finally hit land again he'd not be out of shape from doing nothing. Huffing with his hands on his ankles Hwyn paused and glared at the toes on his feet. it felt like his body was taught from his feet all the way up his back, like even the flexibility of his legs was effected but the flexibility of his spine, like his whole body was responsible all over to the limberness of a single leg. slowly inching forward Hwyn now had his fingers wrapped about his heels as he looked down at his knees. It'd be nice to be able to headbutt my knees he thought to himself. Hwyn snickered at the thought of compacting himself to fit into places that no one would dare look for a human in, yes even for a larson flexibility was an exceptionally useful skill.

That said the burning feeling in his back thighs and calves was trying to inform him he had a long way to go before he'd manage to reach the level of flexibility he desired. Glaring at his toes Hwyn slowly inched his fingers up his feet intent of grabbing them inching towards them slowly he managed to hook each of his index fingers about a toe before huffing and flopping onto his back. looking up at the ceiling Hwyn grimaced.

"I"ve a long way to go don't I?"


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Much ado about bending

Postby Hwyn on September 27th, 2016, 12:37 pm

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That said... what other parts of his body did flexibility matter in and how could he test them? How far could he spread his legs apart before he hurt himself? Standing spread eagle Hwyn grimaced, this was one of those positions where he could hurt himself pretty badly if he wasn't careful inching his legs apart inch by inch Hwyn was glad he'd already done one stretch before this to limber himself up a bit Leaning forward the first half of the splits was easy, Hwyn was fairly short and his small size added to his capabilities when it came to just raw flexibility, but the ability to do the splits was a feight that few could perform without preparation or years of contorting themselves.

Beginning to sweat Hwyn stared at the wooden floor of the small room in the ship as the ship rocked slowly in the ocean. letting his body rest in this position Hwyn was mildly irked by how inflexible he was, considering he didn't have raw muscle to back himself up with it would do him good to have some physical trait to compensate with. After a few chimes Hwyn found that even as he stretched himself he could not get more than a bit lower to the ground than when he'd first started lowering himself, it seemed that not matter how he tried he could not get his legs parallel to the ground, it was simply at this point beyond him. That did not mean that the practice was a loss simply that he had found a limit that he would have to strive to beat eventually, not quite ready to straighten up Hwyn explored the contours of his body in the taught position, keeping on hand places firmly on the ground he ran a hand over the inside of his leg and marveled at how it felt like his muscles had become steel chords unable to strain any further, it made him wonder just how strength and flexibility related. would being stronger make him more or less flexible, he wanted to say that people with large bulging muscles would have a hard time doing some of the things he was working on, but he couldn't say for certain what the truth to the matter was.

Putting his hand back to the floor again Hwyn walked his hands backwards until his hands went between his legs and behind them and his head was now lower than his bum, the position might have been embarrassing in the presence of company but for the sake of exercise and stretching it was a good way to test his limits in his lower back now that his legs would no longer budge. looking at the back wall of his cabin he laughed ruefully, even upside down from between his legs his cabin still looked surprisingly boring... or unsurprisingly boring as it were. Walking his hands forward again Hwyn began the process of letting his body come out of the strech. Getting his hands back in front of his legs again Hwyn flopped backwards into a sitting position again. he flet decidedly looser now, if a tad sore.


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Postby Hwyn on September 27th, 2016, 2:17 pm

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Now sitting cross legged Hwyn looked at his feet again, uncrossing them slightly Hwyn put his feet together sole to sole and looked at them, his legs forming a diamond. leaning forward Hwyn slowly pressed his knees to the ground and slowly leaned forward. One thing that was immediately noticeable was that with his knees bent a lot of pressure was taken off of his thighs. in this position Hwyn quite easily touched his forehead to his feet. Wrinkling his nose when the smell of his feet hit his nose Hwyn was otherwise pleased with the display of flexibility. fluttering his knees up and down while he sat on the floor Hwyn tried to think of other things he could do to stretch his body out, his legs had been the focus of his exercise so far, that said his legs alone weren't going to do all the work.

Getting on his hands and knees Hwyn flexed his back, stretching like a cat he leaned back on his knees while pushing himself back with his arms arching his back so that his stomach touched his knees. besides being tight the stretch actually felt pretty good. Hwyn let out a long yawn as he enjoyed the position, he could understand why cat's and dogs liked to stretch like this there was a certain euphoria to be experienced from the position. Holding the position Hwyn rested his forehead on the floor before again flattening his body out, this time outwards so by the time he was done he was lazing on the floor on his stomach with his legs folded outwards. It was funny Hwyn thought, how flexibility aided him in his other hobby of lazing about, he was already beginning to find new ways and positions to both lay about and keep his body limber. In fact he felt it was a bit of a shame that he'd not made this realization earlier, he'd have spent way more time being lazy in creative positions, but at the very least now could be a starting point for a future in gaining flexibility. putting his elbows on the floor and propping his chin on his hands Hwyn began to bend backwards again this time focusing on his upper back and leaving his hips on the floor. this position was drastically less comfortable than the first but it also got a new series of pops and cracks out of his back that informed him that the new position was indeed stretching parts of himself that the other had not. It was a slow process but Hwyn felt he was beginning to find a slight understanding of what it meant to be flexible. It wasn't so much about how far you could spread you legs or bend your spine, but a culmination of your entire body that made you flexible, being double jointed in just one joint did you no good if the rest of your body was tight like a wire. Letting out another satisfied Yawn Hwyn pondered what the next lazy exercise he should was.


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Much ado about bending

Postby Hwyn on September 30th, 2016, 9:10 am

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Flopping over onto his back kicked his feet into the air and braced himself with his hands. Looking up at his feet he pondered what he wanted to do with his feet, he’d walked far and wide over the course of the past year, he’d rested his feet in sand, in lakes, rivers, in the loamy soil of farms, and yet he’d yet to find a place that made him want to stop traveling. Wiggling his toes, he sighed, melancholy was an emotion he’d become too prone to in these past days, her really couldn’t stand long periods on boats. That said hopefully their voyage would be coming to an end soon.

Pulling one of his legs to him Hwyn Hugged his knee to his face and slowly began trying to extend his leg further the goal to touch his foot to the ground behind his head, it was an awkward position as he pulled himself into a small ball attempting to accomplish the feat, very slowly as his butt lifted off the floor he folded in on himself tell one foot, and slowly the other met the floor. Holding the position Hwyn went back to debating the pros and cons of his place and the world and what he was doing, he was small, that much was decidedly not going to change, not that he had any problems with that he was content with his body but it did mean that he’d never wander around wearing some suit of great armor swinging a sword about. However, he hadn’t really had such ambitions from the start, violence didn’t come easily to him and it was becoming evident that a life of crime did not suit him either, so what marketable skills did he have? He had his eyes that he refrained from using, and he could play the violin. Was that it? Looking at his ceiling from between his legs Hwyn wriggled trying get a little more stretching out of the position.

Ok, so it was fairly evident that he didn’t have too many marketable skills at the moment, but wasn’t that why he was exercising right then? To pave the way for some new life skills? But what did he want to learn and do? He wanted to learn to read still, that hadn’t changed, he also wanted to learn to dance, dancing and playing music went together hand in hand but he’d only learned one half of that and he hadn’t even learned music all that well. Being an entertainer didn’t seem all that bad, to dance play and sing, that was something he could see himself doing with his life if he pursued it. That said his life seemed to attract trouble… it would do him to buckle down and learn the sword, that’d be cool right, a sword dance…? No… nobody did such things there was no way it would work right? Shrugging Hwyn let go of his legs letting his stomach and body flatten out as he tried to get a full breath of air, he hadn’t realized the tightness of the position had been robbing his lungs of oxygen until he let his body relax.


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