The true origin of our hidden class, Nak Muay, is shrouded in mystery. Although Muay Thai dates back centuries, its roots and prominent figures are heavily debated amongst modern scholars. What can be agreed on, however, are its traditions and the existence of a man known as the father of Muay Thai. Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand, and those who practice its craft are called, Nak Muay. Muay Thai is a form of fighting that utilizes the whole body – hands for solid punches, elbows for sharp blows, knees for powerful strikes, and legs for lethal kicks – giving it the second name: the “art of eight limbs.” This fighting style also consists of three different combat distances, each with their own techniques. The signature tattoos, wards, amulets, and ceremonies of the Nak Muay are there to increase the fighter’s good fortune and to ward off bad luck or whatever evil spirits that may follow them into the ring. The origins of Muay Thai are still unclear as much of its history has been lost. However, there is a prominent figure from Muay Thai history that is celebrated every year on, March 17th. The father of Muay Thai, Nai Khanom Tom. Nai Khanom Tom was a historical hero turned legend. In 1774, Nai Khanom Tom was one of thousands of Thai prisoners that were taken captive by King Mangra, the Burmese King, after the Burmese invaded and destroyed Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. Because the Burmese also had their own form of martial arts that was similar to Muay Thai, King Mangra, during a special festival, wanted to see which fighting style was superior. For this trial, Nai Khanom Tom was selected to go head to head against one of Burma’s best champions. Nai Khanom Tom prepared for the fight by performing the ritual of Wai Khru Ram Muay, where the fighter circles the ring in a counter-clockwise direction, prays at each corner, then performs a dance that expresses their respect to their teacher, parents, and ancestors. The Burmese were mesmerized by the dance, thinking it to be some sort of black magic, and as such, when Nai Khanom Tom defeated his opponent, the referee deemed it invalid. The king then sent nine other fighters, one-by-one to go against Nai Khanom Tom and he defeated them all without taking a single break in-between. King Mangra was so impressed that he said, “Every part of you is blessed with venom, even with your bare hands you can fell ten opponents,” and granted Nai Khanom Tom his freedom and the freedom of his fellow Thais. This famous story illustrates the best attributes of Muay Thai: the willingness to face against any odds and to win not only for oneself but for others -- thus proving that the path of the Nak Muay is a tough one, but its rewards, just as great. References Khiri. 2016. Thailand’s Art of Eight Limbs. [Online.] World Muaythai Council. 2018. Nai Khanom Tom Muaythai Legends. [Online] Martial Arts Thailand. 2015. Nai Khanom Tom: Father of Muay Thai. [Online] Wikipedia, 2018. Wai Khru Ram Muay. [Online] Kombat Group, 2018. History of Muay Thai. [Online]
Greetings, Saviors! Introducing our new [BGM Movie Trailer] "Onmyoji" English Lyrics Ver. Trailer #2/ SFA - Heaven on Earth ● Onmyoji About 90 years ago, the first Onmyoji abandoned their homeland and made way to our blessed Kingdom, where they took on different positions at the service of the Royal Court. Though their work in the Court ended 4 decades ago, the Onmyoji remain in the Kingdom, quietly tending to their craft in communion with the local people. That, they believe, is the way to creating a place for the Onmyoji in our society. After Medzio Diena, they have focused their efforts on addressing the hardships of a nation struck by catastrophe through the harmonious ways of their class. It is in the balance of heaven and earth, light and dark, yin and yang that the Onmyoji find the source of their power, and nowhere are these forces better represented than in the union of the human body and spirit, which stand between heaven and earth. That is why the Onmyoji imbue their power onto sheets of paper cut out into human shapes. The energies in equilibrium manifest themselves in the properties of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, which are known as the Five Elements. The Onmyoji can use these properties not only to confuse and attack their enemies, but to protect themselves as well. In recent times, Onmyoji Master Ahiro Seimei was involved in mediating between his country of origin and the Kingdom he now calls home. According to what was reported, the Master had been tasked with attending to complex diplomatic requests coming from his homeland while minimizing the burden on our Kingdom’s authorities. Thanks to his harmonious nature, Seimei managed to gather the support of other Class Masters, who helped him fulfill his duty most successfully. Besides his work on the balance of the Five Elements under the rule of the goddesses and divine spirits, the Onmyoji Master is also particularly concerned with achieving harmony in the relations between his native country and our nation. Fortunately, the Kingdom’s divine spirits are known to be gentle and temperate, allowing the Onmyoji Master a certain degree of freedom in his work. On the other hand, the burden of communicating with the divine spirits is one he shares with the Miko Master, whose carefree personality at times hinders his intentions. In an era where the Onmyoji are no longer newcomers but integrated subjects of the Kingdom, the aftermath of Medzio Diena is heavy on the young Master’s shoulders, but our people trust his strong dedication to harmony to lead us into peaceful days, where the Kingdom and its divine spirits can live happily under the grace of the goddesses. ● Lyrics As time flows by like a river Pines and forest are evergreen Cherry blossoms bloom gracefully But my joy and sorrow wither away As my heart drifts away into the Southern wind Memories of summer breeze fill the air Though I yearn for my homeland for a thousand times My vision will be burnt into ashes As my heart drifts away into the Northern wind Memories of autumn bliss caress my soul Though I yearn for my homeland for a thousand times Every dream will be burnt into ashes As I pray day and night under the sun and moon Everlasting peace on Heaven and Earth May the gods protect us from the skies above And unite the nation in one like Yin and Yang Winter has arrived in the shrine May my home be safe as sound I believe with the sovereign’s guide We will have a miracle in store Heaven on Earth (Onmyoji Main BGM) Composed by SFA See you soon!
Greetings, Saviors! Introducing our new [BGM Movie Trailer] [BGM Movie Trailer] "Retiarius" English Lyrics Ver. Trailer #2/ Kevin - Ra Reina ● Retiarius In combat, the Retiarius’ main weapons are the net (called the ‘rete’), the trident, and the dagger. Though seemingly harmless at first glance, the rete is used to entrap enemies or pull them towards the Retiarius with one hand while the other attacks with the weapon. Also, the rete allows fighters to reach multiple enemies at once, a move which never fails to impress their audiences. This class is well-known for their dauntless displays in the arena, and the rete-based combat style is a crucial part of that. Reriarius Master Caecilia, however, knows that fame is only momentary, as the public will always admire the strongest champions. Because of this, her determination to survive in the arena has allowed her to make a name for herself as Class Master. Many believe that, after losing her father in a combat accident and removing herself from the arena, she has returned only because of the events of Medzio Diena. However, her true intentions remain a mystery. There are no eternal victors in the world of gladiators; defeat is an inevitable part of the experience. Despite this, the Retiarii have remained the most popular arena fighters for centuries, in large due to an old story dating back to the reign of King Kadumel, a story which also happens to depict the unfortunate temperament of the infamous tyrant. One very famous Retiarius lived in the era of King Kadumel. This particular Retiarius was known for almost never wearing a helmet, in part because regulations at the time were nonexistent, but mostly to flaunt his well-sculpted features, or so the rumors said. One day at a tournament, the crowd was especially excited for his performance. When the referee finally gave the fighters the sign to attack, the handsome Retiarius immediately threw his rete upwards in the direction of his opponent. He knew that any competent gladiator would detect the trajectory of a descending net in seconds and escape before it could hit them. That day, however, the Retiarius’ nimble attack failed to suppress his enemy, who had blocked the net with his shield. The crowd’s excitement dwelled down at the sight of their champion’s mistake. The Retiarius could no longer attack; the other gladiator had already breached the distance between them and reflected away his trident away with a throw of the dagger directed at his torso. He fell to his knees. The shouting crowd and loud music around him drowned the Retiarius’ cry of pain. The referee quickly interrupted the battle to stand between the two men, looking up at King Kadumel who was watching from the royal box. The king did not ponder for long before ordering the gladiator to finish off the defeated Retiarius. As it later came to be known, the king had only sentenced the champion to death in order to win a personal bet, an act not unexpected of a monarch as ruthless as Kadumel. The handsome Retiarius’ death became the most well-known incident in the arena under King Kadumel’s rule. After his reign, the Court abolished the practice of deciding the fate of their gladiators, and Retiarii gained the massive popularity they still carry to this day. Most of the Kingdom’s combat arenas have closed since Medzio Diena, making it difficult for those in the field to host tournaments. Despite this, the Retiarius Master continues to train new fighters as a way to address the constant struggle for survival in today’s world and preserve the important role of gladiators in society. ● Lyrics Finally called To the place legends are born And the blade of death is nowhere to be seen Journey continues As the day begins anew Hear the heroes anthem as it brings you peace There are times when you will fail Wrecked into pieces Cast by the shadows of fear But despair will not be your last fate Fight on for justice Freedom and salvation This is where you belong I will be your savior You’ll survive no matter what I'll be the strength in your whole life You've come down a long way road And now this path shall be yours forevermore Lost in the dark Where the beasts begin to lurk Ready to ambush and tear your soul into two Fear strikes once again Driving you insane Lost in the tempest and fail to escape There are times when you will try But end up falling With guidance I bring into you No discourage shall be in your way Fight on for justice Freedom and salvation This is where you belong I will be your savior You’ll survive no matter what I'll be the strength in your whole life You've come down a long way road And now this path shall be yours forevermore Ra Reina (Retiarius Main BGM) Composed by Kevin See you soon!
Greetings, Saviors! In honor of TOS’ second anniversary on Steam (celebrated on March 29!), we’ve prepared some gifts in the form of the 'TOS - Second Anniversary Present' DLC! (Link to Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com//app/474804) The DLC will be available at our Steam Store from March 27, 2018. Please note that it will be removed later on so make sure you don't miss out on this opportunity! Check the details down below to see what we have in store for you! [TOS - Second Anniversary Present DLC Contents] - 1 x Token (15 Days) (Untradable) - Receive premium benefits for 15 days! - 1 x Leaf Penguin Egg (Untradable) - Get your very own adorable Leaf Penguin Companion to travel with! - 1 x Steam 2nd Anniversary Armband - Show your support with this fashionable armband! - 1 x Attribute Points 1,000 Ticket (Untradable) - Hit harder with your skills after investing attribute points! - 10 x Enhancement Discount Coupon: 100,000 Silver (Untradable) - Save silver while enhancing your gear with these Coupons! - 1 x [Event] Warp Scroll - Start 2nd Anniversary Event (Untradable) - Go to the Event Helper NPC to get 2 costumes and start the 2nd Anniversary Event with this special Warp Scroll! - 20 x Highly Condensed HP & SP potions (Untradable) - 10 x Lv2 Settlement Support Potions (Untradable) - 5 x Highly Condensed Movement Speed Potions (Untradable) - 5 x Goddess Sculptures (Untradable) - 5 x Second Anniversary Firecrackers (Untradable) [Information on the Second Anniversary Present Items] 1. The items will be sent to your in-game message box via GM message that will be accessible after Team creation. You may choose which character you wish to give the items to from the GM message. 2. You may only receive the items on one server so please choose carefully. 3. There will be no time limit on when you can redeem your items. You may decide to receive them at the time of your choice. 4. The Steam 2nd Anniversary Armband cannot be obtained in-game. It may be obtainable in the future through other products or events. 5. Token benefits cannot be paused/restarted once the Token is used. Please make sure you wish to receive the benefits before using Tokens. 6. Using a new Token will cause it to overwrite the benefits of existing Tokens. Please be careful when using Tokens.
Greetings, Saviors!We would like to announce the details of our weekly maintenance for (March 20, 2018). Make sure to check below for the maintenance schedule and patch notes.Please note that other issues and bugs are also being worked on even if they are not mentioned below.
Greetings, Saviors! In honor of TOS’ second anniversary on Steam (celebrated on March 29!), we’re offering a special 50% OFF discount on our New Rank Booster DLC for two weeks! The discounted DLC will be available at our Steam Store from March 22 to April 5, 2018. Click the links below to access our Steam Store and purchase the New Rank Booster DLC: - North America (for [NA] Klaipeda) - Europe (for [EU] Fedimian) - Southeast Asia (for [SEA] Telsiai) - South America (for [SA] Silute)
Greetings, Saviors! Login to TOS with your guild members and get Talt and Attribute Points gifts every day for three weeks! Event Period FROM the scheduled maintenance on March 20, 2018 TO the scheduled maintenance on April 10, 2018 Who Can Participate - Guild members of Team Level 5 or above How to Participate STEP 1. Login to TOS and interact with your nearest Event Notice Board to join the event. Do this every day during the event period (resets at 00:00 server time)! STEP 2. Go back to the Event Notice Board to receive daily rewards according to the number of guild members who checked in on the previous day! Here’s what you can win: 1-9 members: - Talt [Event] x10 - Attribute Points: 50 x1 10-19 members: - Talt [Event] x10 - Attribute Points: 50 x2 20-29 members: - Talt [Event] x10 - Attribute Points: 50 x3 30-39 members: - Talt [Event] x10 - Attribute Points: 50 x4 40+ members: - Talt [Event] x10 - Attribute Points: 50 x5 - Instanced Dungeon One Entry Voucher (14 Days) x1 Important - Today’s rewards are calculated from yesterday’s attendance, so on the first day of the event you can only check in (the Event Notice Board will not give you a reward). - Each reward is sent to the inventory of the character that checks in at the Event Notice Board, so make sure you’re participating with the correct character beforehand. - ‘Talt [Event]’ and ‘Instanced Dungeon One Entry Voucher (14 Days)’ cannot be traded or transferred via Team Storage. - ‘Attribute Points: 50’ cannot be traded, but it can be transferred via Team Storage.
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NPC Profile – Bullet Marker Master Who is Flint Winterwood? Flint Winterwood's hobby is keeping an eye out for exciting opponents. Unlike others who may simply hunt stronger foe, Flint searches for a deeper challenge: opponents who can match his skill in battle and offer an interesting fight. This follows that he relishes the trial presented when facing off and defeating wickedly skillful foes. And to continue to do so he has developed the areas of gun-tech, marksmanship, and bullet manufacturing. Although he did not break any of the Kingdom’s laws, he did have a poor reputation due to his life or death fighting ways. In truth, he lived by his own rules and presented a personality that was hardened and not the least bit sociable. But this changed when the day came that his opponents were no longer people, but monsters and demons. It was that day, Medzio Diena, that helped his reputation. Winter Flint A mansion, dating back centuries, had been overtaken by a melancholy mood that matched its aging years. Yet, it was not always like that. Just a few weeks ago, the mansion glowed with the prestige it had gathered over the years and the atmosphere was not so heavy. But, the actions of a certain someone led to a family meeting being held in a mood so somber that it affected not only the disposition of the mansion but the extended family as well. Walking down a corridor of this mansion, in the direction of the meeting, were two men and one woman. Of these three people, the one to the far right, Vaidotas Winterspoon, addressed the man walking to his left. “’I did wrong. I will not do so again in the future.’ That is what you will say. Understood? Don't speak of anything else.” The woman interjected, “But, why must our Flint apologize? And you, Vaidotas, are being quite annoying.” ”You are the annoying one, Lucienne. Do you then think it's alright for Flint to be punished?” “What did he do that this is the case?” “I also think he did nothing wrong. But if it's all so simple, why have the elders gone so far as to hold a family meeting?” “For the elders to feel the need to do so, shows how old fashioned they are. If Flint inherits the head of the household our family will have to change as well.” “It's important that he first endures today's meeting before considering his inheritance.” Although Flint was carefully listening to the words of his cousins, he did not speak. It was not that he refused to answer, but rather he had yet to decide what it was that he would do. Whether they were aware of this or not, Vaidotas and Lucienne continued their debate until the three of them arrived at the doors of the meeting. Just before opening the door, Vaidotas stressed his previous thoughts onto Flint one final time. The door, now opened, revealed dozens of men and women sitting inside the hall. A look around and one would note a single, remote chair that was prepared as though its future occupant was to face trial or interrogation. To the front and at an angle on either side of this chair, the men and women waited. Vaidotas and Lucienne took their seats in their respective places. And, without a word, Flint Winterspoon, the man who had followed them both, took his place at the center in the lone chair. However you viewed it, this event was for him. Although his seat seemed that of a criminal on trial, he was today's main protagonist. In other words, today these people would judge if he would be a hero or a villain. From that perspective, you could say he was less like a criminal waiting trial and more like an actor awaiting the reviews of the audience. Now there was but one place of honor that remained empty. If this place was also filled then the hall would seat 33. However, if one excludes the man sitting in the place of the defendant, there were only 31 people sitting around him, staring him down. An elderly man, sitting to the right of the empty place of honor, opened his mouth to speak. “With this, the current members of the Winterspoon family who have completed the rite of passage, for the exception of one, have all gathered here today. In place of our vacant Patriarch, I will take the role of eldest and announce the start of the 817th Family Meeting.” He paused slightly before continuing. “Kohath Winterspoon you have requested the right to speak and thus, you may go first.” To his right, a man sitting in the center of the group rose, bowed his head towards the rest of the family in greeting, and spoke. “This meeting was originally intended to be a joyful one to fill the vacancy of the Patriarch in the family. However, it is unfortunate that one of our members, who was a strong candidate for such a position, has been suspected of violating the family law and the rules of the alchemists. This meeting now serves as an investigation. Our family has been regarded for centuries as the most prestigious in the kingdom and the very founders of alchemy.” Kohath took a breath, then spoke on. ”One. An Alchemist's research and results will not interfere with the divine providence of the Goddesses. Two. An Alchemist's research and results will not bring harm to the Goddesses. Three. An Alchemist will never use the Goddesses or humans as raw material. All Alchemist will seek to follow the aforementioned provisions and will work to ensure others do as well. As you know, as a member of this family, these are the first sentences you learn and last that you keep until the day you die. Yet, it seems that Flint Winterspoon has allowed these rules to slip his mind. He hopes to use alchemy to craft more powerful weapons. If we begin to use the skills and capability of our family to create such things, what sort of issues will arise? What sort of horrible place will our world become if these weapons exist? I judge that we stop this type of research and experimentation. There is not one person in the history of the Winterspoon family who has directly used alchemy to develop weapons. No, even more, no one has spared the thought. And to come here and hear that the person who will be inheriting the family hopes to use alchemy as a foundation to create weapons cannot be ignored.” When he was done, a young man raised his hand and asked for permission to address the family. The elderly man gave such permission with his eyes, and the younger one began. It was Vaidotas Winterspoon. ”What was just said does not match the truth. Cheminis Sword, Vine Equipment, Riena Equipment and more were all created by our family or were provided for by our skill. With these weapons we have made great contributions to the kingdom by saving many lives. If we consider this example, and continue to think that making weapons with alchemy is a problem then this would lead to the absurd thinking that all blacksmiths and weapon makers in our world are killers who do not know the sanctity of life.” Although a select few nodded at Vaidotas words, Kohath did not stand down. ”Do you think I don't know that? My nephew knows of only one thing and speaks unknowingly of the second. Do you know how long ago gun powder was invented? During the time of Sosel the 2nd, our family created gun power, yet as time passed, as powerful as it may be, gun power based weapons did not become the norm. Even the majority of the Kingdom's soldiers use spears and swords. Have you considered why?” But before Vaidotas could retort, another person raised their hand. This time it was Lucienne Winterspoon. With permission, she began to speak. “Nonetheless, the Royal Army does use Sappers and Cannons. The reason why the Kingdom tends not to use gun power is because they are already using weapons founded in magic and divine energy that are just as good as gun powder. But this doesn't mean that gun power is weak. Guns and swords are all just weapons. Our family applied alchemy to swords and spears, so there is no reason for us not to do the same with gun powder based weapons. It is our family that has developed gun power and we should consider it time to develop it further, Father.” And with grace Lucienne Winterspoon ended her appeal. But Kohath words were harsh. ”I have failed as my daughter’s teacher. From the time of Sosel the 2nd for thousands of years, you think that various patriarchs have not thought of applying such research because of a lack of curiosity or ability? It was through wisdom and discretion that they began to realize the dangers.” Before either Lucienne or Vaidotas could recover permission to speak, the doors flew open and a single person walked in. Although not a usual attendant of such meeting, it was for this person that the highest chair of honor was left vacant. And though not many were used to seeing her, all members of the family knew her face. It was not a face easy to forget even if seen only once over several decades. Time had passed and yet her features had not changed at all, making her all the more recognizable. When she entered the room, the other members of the family rose from their seats and bowed their heads in reverence of the eldest member. And as she walked, she began to speak, “Although I have attended great meetings, it has been awhile since I've attended one where the moment it opens a debate has already started.” The elderly man who was acting representative addressed her. ”It has been awhile, Great Aunt.” The woman, Lucid Winterspoon casually nodded her head and disappeared. Reappearing in the vacant chair high above. ”As time went by I grew tired of being called Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother and asked to go by Great Aunt, but Kenaz, we are both old and to hear you call me that has put me off.” Lucid Winterspoon took her seat and the rest if the family followed suit. As Kenaz Winterspoon considered what to say, Lucid stopped him. “In the time it took to approach this chair I saw all that had occurred here. You do not need to explain it to me.” With that said, Lucid turned her attention to the man sitting in the defendant's chair, Flint Winterspoon. ”It is not clear if pausing a heated discussion is the best idea, but if the opinions differ so much as to start a fight and where opposing opinions could lead to further misunderstandings, the discussion must be put to rest. And I think that time has come.” After speaking, Lucid took a moment to examine the other members one by one. She saw in them the descendants of her brothers and sisters who had long passed away centuries ago. Then spoke again. “Although, I would like us to share our thoughts and wisdom to work towards an appropriate conclusion, I know that the truth is that we do not have the time. Lucid Winterspoon directed her next question towards Flint, “This whole time, we still have not asked you of your opinion. Hearing the opinion of the others is important, but first we must hear from you. What are your thoughts? Do you wish to use alchemy to develop these powerful bullets and sell them?” Flint Winterspoon, shocked by the appearance of a famous family member he had only heard stories about, was at a loss for words. As such, Lucid Winterspoon waited quietly for the answer and this was the result. ”I would prefer if it was not summarized in that way, but your summary is not wrong. Great Aunt.” Lucid Winterspoon turned back to the whole assembly, ”For the exception of a few, the majority of the family members here oppose this thought. I, for one, think that working on something again with alchemy that I have left untouched for the last 100 years would bring exciting developments...” Kohath Winterspoon's mouth fell open and a weak indignant voice escaped his lips. “Great Aunt!” But Lucid Winterspoon silenced him with a wave of her finger. ”This is not the time to get excited, my boy. I simply mean that I do not wish to deal with the family's work here and there. And I am past the age of being able to do such exciting experiments... She stopped and after a long paused continued again. ”I understand that this is not the opinion you would like to hear. But if anyone shares a different one then feel free to speak. But right now, I will ask Flint. The work you would like to do, can you complete it with the help of our family?” Flint's expression changed. It was because he had never let the thought cross his mind. Lucienne and Vaidotas, who were sitting amongst the family, shared a look over this exciting prospect and waited for Flint's response with anticipation. The other family members as well shared a similar anticipation as they stared at Flint. His concerns were many, but time was short and the answer he had for himself was ever more so. Thus his answer came easy. “Of course not. I would not need to focus on the Winterspoon's family power or influence. But, the problem remains that I will not be using my skills for the family.” “If that is the case, why do you feel the need to convince them? If you have no interest in the patriarch seat, can't you simply go and do the work you wish? If you feel frustrated and unable to use your talents within the family, then leave. The family will not collapse without you. I know this because I, too, have done nothing to contribute to the family for centuries.” Kohath and a few others wished to protest but, the family, for centuries, faced no problems with the absence of Lucid's alchemy and there was no evidence to support the opinion that removing Flint would suddenly cause problems. But Flint was still shocked by the idea of leaving the family, a thought that had never occurred to him. But as he thought about it the more the idea was to his liking. When Lucid Winterspoon saw this change she was prompted to speak. “If Flint leaves the family, then whatever work he does we have no reason to interfere. However, we cannot ignore the fact that the foundation of Flint's work is our own teachings. So, if you carry the Winterspoon name you cannot complete the work you would like to do. Whatever comes next will be difficult, and ending your connection with the family will also bring challenges, so in the future go by the name, Winterwood. I ask that you use this name as a guide to remember to walk the path between what you have learned from the family and what you hope to do in your own work.” Kohath spoke, ”Saying he will leave the family does not excuse him from the rules of alchemy. It is not just our family but all Alchemists in the Kingdom -- no the world who must adhere to these immutable principles.” Lucid Winterspoon replied. ”I know your worries. But Flint is not the type of person to use what he has learned with reckless abandonment. You too already know this, no? And I also believe that in the long-term this work will be good for the family and for the advancement of our world. Have you forgotten that I am a Chronomancer? And if you would like to discuss the rules of alchemy, it was I who was at the center of its creation. Forget the thought that you can tie me down using the fear of these principles.” Kenaz, not waiting to miss the opportunity to keep the rarely seen Lucid Winterspoon involved with the family, spoke. ”If it pleases you, how about also recommending the next head of the family? Just mention a promising person to be patriarch and you can go your way.” If the person Lucid picks does become the next patriarch, and Lucid is there to help them the success of the family would be even greater. If one considers the generations of patriarchs who had begged Lucid earnestly for a single shred of advice, this was an opportunity the family could not let slip by. “You should pick a person from the next generation. Vaidotas would do well. The family elders will help to guide the younger Patriarch...” Kohath who was ignoring Kenaz's gaze had a need to object this time too. “Vaidotas' alchemist abilities are fine. But he does not share the same strength as Flint. He is but a scholar. And, as you know, to be the patriarch you need to have a certain level of fighting skill as well.” On hearing this, Kenaz realized that Kohath was not opposed to Vaidotas as leader but rather wanted to restrain Lucid to the role of looking after a weaker patriarch. To ensure what this is what was said, Lucid Winterspoon spoke first. “Since he is still young we can prepare him carefully. To develop his other skills. If you feel anxious, we can send him to train. In fact, let us do this. Recently, the Swordsman Master gave up his public office and retired to Klaipeda. Let us send Vaidotas to Klaipeda to receive his guidance.” The elder, Kenaz, spoke. “Learning how to fight like a warrior isn't bad, but don't you think, if it is possible, learning how to fight as a Wizard from you, Great Aunt, would be simpler?” “The Wizard Society would be in an uproar if I trained him. It would be seen as favoritism and I will still need to be responsible for the work I am supposed to do. Send him south. Let him experience the Great Woodlands and other areas, and along the way I will teach him about the climate of each region and their special materials. It has been hundreds of years since I've trained someone in alchemy. But I will yield this amount. In this case you will arrive to Klaipeda a bit late, but warrior training needs not to be rushed.” At this, Lucid stopped and closed her eyes for a moment. ‘No…if our family’s members try to save this world, even just a small step it will prove difficult. We will have to match the time… We cannot be too strong, nor weak, we must match the moment perfectly… It doesn’t need to be Vaidotas, but there is also no reason not to. As long as it does not interfere with the providence and expectations of the Goddesses, it will be okay…’ And like that the thought disappeared. Of course, she could not share her thinking with the others. Instead, she turned to Flint and spoke. ”You have given up the burden of Patriarch, but there is other work you must bear. I will pray that the honor of the goddesses be revealed through you. You still retain half of the family name and for that you must carry our reputation with you.” This frustrated Flint.” If someone else has said that I would not have found it so strange, but from you Great Aunt, I do not know.” At that accusation, Lucid replied. ”Oh? But it is like that, no? Even if we go our separate ways, no matter how far we go, we cannot be fully apart.” When those words were spoken, Lucid Winterspoon, without a single goodbye began to disappear. The remaining family members, who were used to this behavior, sent her off by bowing their heads. Although they did not have the ability to see as far into the future as Lucid, they could feel that this was the start of a new era. However, not one of them remaining there knew how difficult this new era would be.