of a skill called key: part three [ki training] Nov 21, 2019 18:48:13 GMT -5
Post by Pollux Prima on Nov 21, 2019 18:48:13 GMT -5
Pollux started his way towards the training ground of the Golden Dawn once more. It had been a bit since he had made time to actually train, and the last time had been a session with his Ki awareness as well. He was here once again, and with trepidation, since he would be training his Ki awareness once again. One of the things he realized as he used his Ki awareness was that it was useful, but it could be more useful. He wanted to push his Ki awareness further, and while his range and the strength of spells he can now track were of a higher caliber, Pollux knew it was not enough. He could do better, he could be better, and he knew it very well. The problem was that he was not sure how to continue to progress with his Ki. The last time he had trained was a bit different, since he had used meditation techniques that were for newly minted sensory mages. This time, Pollux was unsure whether the same technique would work. Just because he had been able to improve, does not mean that the same technique could be used to further his skills. For all he knew, he had hit a ceiling for the specific technique of mediation. He might need something more for this one, though he was still unsure as to what. For now, however, he would stick to his tried, tested, and true method of meditation. It had worked well for him before, so it might work now. He was still afraid of hitting that ceiling.
“Alright, let’s get this going.” Pollux muttered to himself, before closing his eyes and centering himself. He remembered his training, his readings about meditating, and immediately tried to find his centre. Everything filled around him, as he sat in silence. The only thing he could hear would be tweeting of the birds, and the light breeze that blew around him. It was an interesting sensation, to not use his sight but only his other senses to get a feel of the world around him. Pollux could not describe it, since there was nothing to describe at all. He could not describe it since it was not a physical sensation. Everything was visual, and if he was asked to explain it, the best he could do was to say that it was like seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing and tasting without actually doing so. It was all done in his mind, and that was the extent of it. He knew that the objects were there, that the lifeforms, worms mostly, were just underneath the earth. Pollux could also detect other life forms. From what it looked like, they were ants, and a mole or two. They would not try to disturb the earth here in the training area, having learned from their brethren that it only led to their inevitable deaths by other Golden Dawn mages. Pollux had been so intent on sensing everything under the earth that he missed the figures who were approaching him.
“Pollux Prima.” A voice called out as Pollux was jolted out of his meditation. It was a bother, but Pollux opened his eyes. He looked towards the men who were now standing in front of him. Interestingly, Pollux could recognize the faces. Two in total, and he was very such he had seen them before. The faces were familiar, and Pollux had take a few moments before he finally recognized them. He would wave them over, as they slowly made their way towards his position. These two were the two that had volunteered to help him during his first time trying to unlock his Ki senses. They had been there helping him test out the range of his Ki abilities, by sending spells at him one after another. They had been low level spells, not strong enough to truly hurt, but they would have been enough for Pollux to not want to be hit. It was the motivator, and so Pollux had been forced to actually use his Ki senses to dodge.
“Pollux Prima, how is your training on this new skill of yours?” They would ask, as they finally stood in front of him. They looked imposing, their stature would eclipse Pollux’s own, while their rank within the Magic Knights was not something to scoff at.
Pollux would close his eyes for a moment, before looking towards the two. “Since the last time, it has improved by leaps and bounds.” He would then look up towards the clouds, before continuing, “The range of my sensing abilities are now much farther than before, and I feel as though the speed disadvantage that I had been experiencing had been lifted somewhat, though I can still feel that I am slowed by my use of this new skil of mine.” He would conclude, understanding that he at least owed the people who had helped him some explanation of the matter.
They would nod, understanding that the hindering of one’s speed was never a good thing, especially for an active duty Magic Knight who is always putting his life on the line during missions. Speed, after all, was important especially during combat. If one was slower than their opponent, then the chances of being hit by a spell was high, which coincided with getting hurt and possibly dying. Therefore, this new skill that Pollux had was a gift because of the given sensory advantage, but was also a double edged sword that can bite one in the buttocks. It was a give and take, and they knew Pollux was taking a chance for utilizing such a skill in the middle of a combat situation. “Is there anything you can do then? Anything that you can possibly do to lessen the speed hindrance that you face when using this new skill of yours? While useful, if you are slowed too much, that might be just your life on the line right there.”
Pollux would shake his head. “Training, I suppose.”