|Black Belt vs. the Invisible Man of Cornelia|
|Date Published||Wednesday, September 25th, 2002|
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Black Belt performs a rigorous practice session?
- In a forest, on the way to Pravoka
|Cut to Black Belt who is striking several martial arts poses.|
|Black Belt||(blurred, kicking in front of him) YAAA!|
|Thief||That's quite a rigorous practice session, Black Belt.|
|Black Belt||Practice, shmactice. There's a gnat buzzing near my ears. I hate that.|
|Thief||Ah. And here I thought you were busy honing your mind and body into perfect harmony.|
|Black Belt||What? Why would I do that?|
|Thief||Er... well, I thought that's what martial artists did. You forsake melee weapons and constantly strive to transform your own body into the perfect weapon. This process often involves a training regime meant to unlock nigh-mystical powers within the practioner.|
|Black Belt||Well now that's certainly an interesting approach.|
Back at my dojo they just taught us to beat our opponents senseless.
|Black Belt||The prevailing theory of the school was that an opponent who was too broken to move was an opponent who was defeated.|
|Thief||That's like ancient wisdom of the orient.|
|Black Belt||So is being able to break a man's limbs in six places before he hits the ground. Ha!|
|Thief||Hm, so you are a brutally efficient hand to hand fighter.|
Tell me, you don't happen to have any sort of heightened senses, do you?
|Thief||You know, the kind where you would know if someone was sneaking up on you from the shadows.|
|Black Belt||Nope. Why?|
|Thief takes a scroll out and writes "BB: Weak against stealth..."|
|Thief||Hm? No reason. Anyway, White Mage wants us all back at the camp for some sort of group activity thing.|
|Black Belt||'Kay. What're you writing?|
|Thief||Nothing. Now go have some amnesia dust.|
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