Race: Halfling Region: Luiren Age: Don't ask a Lady's age Height: 2' 8" Weight: Don't ask a Lady's weight Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Diety: Yondalla
Description and Background: One arm's distance gentlemen; this sassy woman expects to be treated like a lady! If you value your shins and ankles you better watch your manners. She prides herself in being able to handle herself and will gladly allow you to underestimate her due to her size. However she is generally friendly and outgoing to just about everyone she meets, mostly likely striking a "superhero hands on hips" pose upon introduction. She comes from a long line of "short Hin" and lived with her family in Beluir, Luiren, but learned of the Hin Fist Monestary in Shallybrook and has traveled to Cormyr -all by herself- with the hopes of building a new sense of community there. Is Shallybrook ready for this level of energy? Is Cormyr?
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2020 22:01:20 GMT -5 by HinYoFace
20th Day of Flamerule, Year of Three Streams Blooded 1384DR:
Today I took some time to stroll around Shallybrook and introduced myself to many of its more prominent members. Frumio was very kind and helped me off the caravan; what a gentlemen he is and a great first impression! Then I met with Frimdriscol, the town Sheriff. Naturally he's a bit of stale cookie but I'm sure he's seen a thing or two in his day to make him that way, and he rightfully takes his job seriously. He pointed out the Inn of the Golden Maiden as a place where I could lay my head down.
Inside I greeted Druppi but he was shy and didn't have much to say, but the Innkeeper Regriappi offered food and drink and a room if I needed it. I told him that I have been on the road for a long time traveling from Beluir to Cormyr all by myself, and I had a bit of a sweet tooth so he mentioned I should visit the Sugarsmith's Bakery...so I did! Merridoc "Pipin Hot" Bloddyknock was just as sweet as the desserts she makes! All kinds of cakes and cookies for me to choose from, I ate so much I nearly gave myself a tummy ache!
But I couldn't let all those sweets go to my hips, so I set out for a walk and had some nice chats with Belomery, the Hin Matron Rosinden Marrymar, and Driobolass. I think we could be friends! I pointed out the Hin Fist Monastery up on the hill and Driobolass directed me to Yondalla's Burrow where I met and prayed with Brandioc. She was kind and helped supply me with healing potions but I needed more than that so she told me to visit the Caravan Merchant on the other side of town.
Little did I know the shopkeeper is Meriom Bloddyknock! Is he Merridoc's brother, or husband?! Either way he had a wide supply of the potions I was looking for as well as an assortment of weapons. Just not the ones that would suit a Hin Fist like me. He directed me to a tall'un shop saying I might find what I need there, so I spoke with Vesper who is a very nice man but I couldn't yet use or afford the items he had for sale.
It was very nice meeting everyone today, but I have one question: Who leads the Hin Fist Monestary, and why are there no clothes or gloves provided by any of the town's merchants given that there is a Monastery right here and the threat of Ogres and Trolls in the nearby hills? No no no no no this simply will not do and so I, Korrah Littlefist will offer my assistance!
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2020 1:51:20 GMT -5 by HinYoFace
26th Day of Flamerule, Year of Three Streams Blooded 1384DR:
I have spent a lot of time around Shallybrook recently, and I am enjoying it very much! In fact, I found my favorite place to meditate overlooking the town and the serenity of the water below. Training of the mind is just as important as training of the body. However sometimes the meditation can be a bit boring on its own, so I found a constructive way to train my mind while also helping others. FISHING! It's peaceful to be able to just find a spot to sit, cast a line, close my eyes and just feel the sensations around me.
All the training appears to have paid off so far! I could sense it earlier this week with my strikes becoming more powerful. The trick is to control your breathing and keeping a calm mind while in a fight. I tested my new power at a place not far to the South of Valkur's Roar, my strikes now glowing with ki.
Every punch and kick is deliberate, with the intent of striking through your opponent rather than just making contact. The power of a punch starts from the ground and moves through your legs and core before releasing the energy through your punch upon impact, forcing you ki into your opponents body.
The force from your kicks is aided by the movements of your upper body, balancing on the non-striking leg. The twisting motion of a round kick allows me to leverage rotational force and ki, which is greater than a straight front or thrust kick.
I still have only just started my journey, and I've only met a small number of others that study Hin Fist. I'm looking forward to the continuation of my training to achieve greater skills so I can protect this community that has taken me in. Training of the Mind, Training of the Body, and Training of the Spirit.
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2020 1:59:24 GMT -5 by HinYoFace
4th Day of Eleasis, Year of Three Streams Blooded 1384DR:
After a few days of physical training Korrah recharges her mind, body and spirit with freshly cooked fish, a side of fruits and vegetables, fresh water and plenty of rest. She treats her body like a temple, keeping out as many impurities as her sweet tooth will allow so that she maintains her good health and natural resistance to poisons or disease. She spends her days outside the Hin Fist Monastery meditating near the waterfall, and her nights praying to Yondalla at the Burrow with Brandioc. As she practices her controlled breathing she discovers a way to harmonize her mind, body and spirit, and when she focuses on that harmony a faint glow of ki hin-ergy surrounds her body. The next phase of her training is nearly complete...
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2020 4:34:30 GMT -5 by HinYoFace
5th Day of Eleasis, Year of Three Streams Blooded 1384DR:
In preparation for the upcoming Shieldmeet Festival, I took some time to spar with the combat dummies outside of Suzail to test my ki hin-ergy while Tammy the "Taminator" observed and critiqued nearby. She helped me to especially make sure that I was equally proficient with both legs when striking.
I still have a few challenges with my technique that I have yet to overcome and obviously these opponents don't hit back but they still provide an good training opportunity to test my skills. Since they have no minds to speak of I wasn't able to test my Stunning Fist technique, but with enough focus and ki hin-ergy I was able to explode the dummy!
With the Shieldmeet Festival only days away and many skilled and experienced contestants signed up to participate, I can only hope that my training thus far will be enough to at least put on a good showing. Who knows, maybe I could even win!
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2020 1:58:08 GMT -5 by HinYoFace
9th Day of Eleasis, Year of Three Streams Blooded 1384DR:
SHIELDMEET! Woo Woo! What a fun couple of days and a fantastic festival it has been so far! What better way to start the day than with a few jokes! Elon did a silent tumbling act that was pretty silly, and Henrik told some really funny jokes about Paladins. I even gave it a try myself with a "short" act and came in 2nd Place! *waves her sparkler around*
I missed most of the events from the first day because I spent hours and hours fishing, but I just couldn't leave because it was such a nice spot! Lots of trees and a waterfall and stiff competition! I missed third place by just 6 points, BUT we collectively caught so many fish (hundreds and hundreds of fish!) that the extras were sent to feed the needy and hungry people of Valkur's Roar! Can you believe it?!
I got to see so many people including Mister Orc Lord Urbu-something, Lord Marister Zorastryl was there, and a few other nobles by the looks of their entourage. One of the Orcs participated in the Mage Duel, and I'm no Mage but some of that magic seemed a bit dark. Some of the judges were a bit concerned but they handled everything very nicely!
I haven't really won any events yet other than my 2nd Place in the Jovial Jesters, so I hope I can put my best foot forward for the Plane Striders Foot Race against some of the quickest monks around as well as the Feasting Frenzy considering that even just one pie is a belly full for me. *giggles*
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2020 23:21:26 GMT -5 by HinYoFace