Jun 23, 2021 8:26 PM
Bys in modern earth joins a cultivator chatroom
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It's worked out alright for me, I'd say.

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It's your choice, Abyssal Bride. Do what feels right and fits your Way.

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:thinking: :thinking: I don't have an understanding of these things like you all do. What are the differences between the two techniques on a descriptive level like - more/less controlled/adaptable/fast?

What sort of payment would you ask for, Senior Twice Heiress?

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I would call this a medium-sized favor. Something moderately dangerous and time-consuming. Go and harvest a rare, poisonous plant, say. 

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Canadian Fist is a diverse foundation building art pulling from many sources. It's composed of a punching technique, a kicking technique, an agility technique, and an insight meditation. The kicking technique is derived from Capoeira and is quite difficult but has a very high skill ceiling, and should remain effective even into the third rank; the fist technique is derived from boxing, a counter-punching technique based on keeping distance from the opponent and punishing mistakes; the agility technique is also from boxing, it's called "Ring Dancer" and produces short bursts of high agility. Finally we have the insight meditation, which is a modern Wiccan form - it emphasizes qi direction and control, what witches refer to as "energy work." These work together to produce a flashy style that wears down its opponents with superior speed and then counter-punches or lands a heavy kick for the win.

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Precise Fist is a pure Chinese martial art based on karate and buddhism. It is composed of a fist technique, a sensing technique, an agility technique, a body-strengthening technique, and an insight meditation. It is focused on striking once at a vital area with superior speed and force and thereby deciding the battle; the sensing technique allows you to trace your opponents' qi and strike where their body is weakest, with the rest of the techniques aiming to make the strike a final one. It is tried, tested, and strong enough to form my own foundation as a fifth-rank Spirit Sovereign, whereas Canadian Fist is relatively untested and required much adaptation of the material to qi-powered fighters. 

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Hmm.

She thinks about it for a while. Canadian Fist appeals on one level - flashy, stylish, wearing down the opponent, spacing and control. The modern cultivator. She can almost hear music thinking about it, a heavy rhythmic beating. Precise Fist is appealing on an entirely different level - the decisive strike, standing still at the center of a storm until just the right moment, landing one blow to end entire battles.

After getting back to her hotel, she ponders some more. Fighting sounds like an important part of being a cultivator. Who is she, as a fighter? Maybe she should look around for more options... But that would be considerably harder, and these two seem pretty different already. It'd just lead to choice paralysis.

Pacing, or kicking out the foundations. Flowing motion, or perfect stillness.

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After nearly an hour,

Thank you for the clear explanations, seniors. After due consideration while both sound appealing, I have decided to use the Canadian Fist technique.

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Need I remind you two that this is a serious matter and should not be bet on?

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In that case, you just need to view the files I sent you on your laptop. They set out the basics with a simple hypnotic technique to improve retention.

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o_o hypnosis that actually works? Cultivation is scary.

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You only just realized that now?

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Someone had to say it.

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Not really just now. I've been told I'll probably die of it several times now.

I'm not really clear on how casual this place is. On the one hand, so many powerful seniors. On the other hand, it's a *chatroom*. I'll tone it down?

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We try to keep it informal. We're tired of old stuffy sects, mostly. Just keep in mind the consequences of mouthing off to your seniors. Black Claw has a history.

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Understood. That was meant to be 'impressed' anyway.

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I took it that way. It was a little naïve perhaps but well-intentioned. Don't worry. 

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Both True Monarchs on at the same time, huh?

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Don't say that where Senior Red can hear you. She's coming out of seclusion soon.

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