Why a fusion of fitness and fantasy? Simply – to fantasize on a subject whether fact or fiction inspires us to accomplish greater things. The fact is, by thinking about a subject we change the way that we feel. A sad or funny story told, has the same affect as one experienced – we cry or laugh. Imagine what self-limiting thoughts accomplish? Now imagine what self liberating thoughts may accomplish? Through the stories of Torqueadia and the experiences of the characters we can be inspired by their hardships and accomplishments to reach for our goals. The attributes we gain from this endeavor may be shared with other travellers on the roads of Torqueadia.
All exercises programs are applicable for a prudent person of a regular mental disposition. The exercises are based on the sound principles of progression, functionality and rate of perceived exertion. A feeling of effervescent exuberance is often encountered; please temper your display of enthusiasm.
On the other hand, all newspaper articles are pure fiction. Any bearing on past or present actions of individuals who may have had similar experiences is purely coincidental. Also, taking into consideration that the universe is constantly changing I reserve my right to do like wise.
Ministry of Information Corespondent:
Simply apply at your local regimental headquarters and the recruitment officers will forward your application to MOSAEC.
Remember, all of those who survive gain a minimum of a hectare of land and are deemed pensionable on completion of their successful contract.
Secrets shared from the Tao of Torque:An interview with: Sterling Bracky – Council member of the Torqueadian Advocates of Physical Prowess By Stanley Morton Correspondent for the Torqueadian Times
Stanley Morton: Good day Chief Instructor Braccus, I am glad that you can take a moment from your schedule to talk to us at the Times.
Sterling Bracky: My pleasure Mr. Morton.
S.M. We have many correspondence from our readers requesting assistance with their health. Do you have any suggestions?
S.B. Well Stanley, I am glad that you put that question before me, as the information that I will share with you is actually common knowledge.
S.M. How so?
S.B. I am sure every one of your readers has read or at least heard the fables of Torqueadia, wouldn’t you agree?
S.M. Yes of course, but they do not speak to the modern person, the stories are allegorical and may lead to self-interpretation.
S.B. Quite so, quite so. In actual fact, many of the stories are based on sound reasoning.
S.M. Such as?
S.B. Consider the story of “The Thieves from Ignorance” Where the perpetrator is caught by his own deception.
S.M. If I remember he thought that the lady knight marshal hunting him had gathered his war bands heads in a sack and thrown them through the broken window. I believe the sack was full of rotten rutabagas.
S.B. Do you remember what she said when Samuel complained that she had tricked him?
S.M. Oh hold on a moment, erm? Yes, she said “The way you judge yourself affects the way you judge others and therefore the world”.
S.B. Near enough, but yes. If people have a less than genuine opinion of themselves then they will act that way. People will generally avoid tasks, which are hard and distasteful in favor of those, which feel good.
S.M. Well I understand that, I am sure most of our readers will as well.
S.B. I am glad to hear that, but I will go further and say that the way that we judge the world by our own experiences has a direct effect on our decisions and therefore many of us will follow a disingenuous lifestyle rather than a beneficial one.
S.M. How can a person tell the difference from a disingenuous or beneficial lifestyle?
S.B. Time for one thing, your actions will eventually catch up with you. Self-awareness for another, observe the things you fear and what holds you back from your dreams.
S.M. And if a person discovers that their lifestyle is not copasetic, what should they do?
S.B. Change the way they do things, most people fear to aspire in the event of limited success. How insane must we be, to know that a beneficial lifestyle will stave off illness and ageing, yet we shun the very idea in favor of disingenuous past-times?
S.M. Many reading now may believe that to change may be to hard?
S.B. It depends what motivates them, the Advocates of Torqueadian Physical Prowess are always available to assist in any issue, feel free to pass on our contact information Mr. Morton. If I may, I have here a few vidflicks describing the fundamental motions of the ancient regime. I hope your subscribers enjoy the distraction supplied by Chief Instructor Holdsworth.
S.M. I will Sir, good luck to you.
S.B. And you Sir.
S.M. Below are the following vidflicks shared by Mr Bracky
Full body exercise
A healthy choice, Cleric Tea?
“This writer has discovered that the Clerics Tea being drunk by the populace may not be as good as it is proffered to be”.
I read the above statement by one of the seddittious penny dreadfuls available on a Thameston street corner. I am glad to say that I reported the perpetrator to the local regulators. The miscreant was arrested soon after.
I was quite disgusted by the whole affair. These ignorants conspire to ruin the Empire from within whilst the best of our youth go to war.
On reporting my feelings to the editor in chief we came to the conclusion to do our bit for the boys and girls at the front. We decided to repost an advertisement from last week. This time with a competition to win a months supply of premium Emperor Blend Cleric Tea for your favourite regimental division. Please send in your answer to this question by Pethraday next week.
The question is: “Who discovered the Cleric Tea blend” Good luck!
The “Tribe rock” under scrutiny?:
By Correspondent Guy Labell
The alleged “tribe rock” is up for debate again. After murmuring’s within the empire senate regarding the authenticity of the rock.
The artifact scribes have been asked to allow an independent testing of the sigils to authenticate the markings and delve once more into the history.
The main proponent of this quest is the newly elected Church Council member Alderman Jack. Alderman Jack brief, yet succinct quote is as follows, “It is our duty as Torqueadians to delve into our history and confirm what we believe to be true”.
Well this writer enjoy’s the history’s whether true or not. I do believe that the world would be a duller place without stories of Torque and the eighty warriors thwarting the Eresh–ki horde of Flesh wearers.
We will be following the findings closely with kind permission of Alderman Jack.
New Ministry of Healing is heading the way in wellness:
A glorious debut for the Ministry of Health, no need to exercise or diet, can this be what we have all been seeking? I know that several of my friends at the ladies health club are very excited. They have already purchased tickets to the inaugural celebration party for the SAP slimming pill.
An evening of dancing, drinking, dare I say cavorting and mass consumption of the miracle pill.
Perhaps you are curios if I have bought my ticket? No need to worry dear reader I have a guest pass. See you on the slimmer seats.
Ancient physical conditioning regimes now vogue?
By Correspondent Ley Surely.
A call to traditional training methods has been answered by Professor Bellus. An avid practitioner of the arts of physical prowess and holistic wellness, and ladies you’ll be glad to know an eligible bachelor.
The good Prof’ has returned after a successful tour travelling the empire with his review of physical prowess. For additional information regarding venues and times, be sure to contact our office or one of the Professor’s assistants. Professor Bellus is also please to announce that he will be conducting examinations for all particpants who completed the aethernet vidflick programs.
Ministry of healing endorses Cleric teas properties :
It does seem that we are in a stressful age, but I can tell you that at one time or another, nearly every person throughout history has made this complaint. From the ancient Romanus historian Pliney to 17th century swordsman & weapons Master named Silver.
In Pliney and Silvers age, the workloads of the day assisted with ridding the body of accumulated unwanted emotional stressors. Today’s lifestyle is such, that a diligent work ethic and modern coping skills are not sufficient to deal with our perceived stressors. It is fortunate for us that our modern Apothecaries have on hand the Emperor Blend Cleric Tea to assist with the ailments of the mind and body.
The Ministry of Healing has endorsed the Attributes of Cleric Tea. Further more, as an act of appreciation Emperor Blend Teas are issuing a Colonial Conflict Bonds with every five packets of Cleric Tea. This will assist our boys and girls on the battle-lines protecting our empires borders. So, as you sit back and enjoy the relaxing effect of the Cleric Tea, you can take pride that you are assisting the effort on the front and at the same time save for your future.
Imperial Museum – Tour of The Uniter:
By Correspondent Ley Surely.
This year the Imperial Museum has taken receivership of the last leg of the tour of the Uniter of the Nine Tribes. This tour has been received well in each province. The display will take place in Thameston for four weeks over the Methrayear celebrations.
Of course, I am sure all of you are aware of the history and artifacts on show and to see the display for your self makes a Torqueadian proud of their heritage.
The reconstruction of Torques likeness made from the impression of the death mask has assisted the Bio-contrivers engineer a talking facsimile of our first Emperor. An amazing feat and disturbing to this reporter all the same. Nonetheless, Torques stature is slight and his features unremarkable, but his presence, well – commanding.
Many of the items on display such as his blades are reproductions of the originals, which have been lost. So those of you who are still seeking the blades of Torque still have a chance. There is one item however which has been dated and proven to be of the same time period in which 1st emperor was believed to have lived. Un-earthed in Lewhaven thirty years ago, the Tablet of Torque is a treasure to be shared and as the writings inform us:
“The secret of the Tablet of Torque is there for those who can perceive”.
Presales of tickets are available for veterans and serving defenders of the realm until two days prior to the celebration commencement. See you there.
A letter from the renowned Professor Phileas Purge:
The following essay regards a letter of a self-committed patient within our custody. Our patient who prefers to call himself Mr. Greyman has been our guest for over thirty years. His letter is included within the “fantasy” section of this aether site; make of it what you will.
The Veho, an ancient interpretation of the maladies of the mind.
Since the beginning of the written word we have records referring to the Veho; a plethora of demonic stories regarding the evil that man and women do unto others. Perhaps the stories are a tool to inspire a sense of propriety in mischievous children, or as a record, a lesson for study?
It is my reasoning, as with others within the fraternity that I belong, that these records may serve as a study for modern day interpretations of the maladies of the mind.
There is argument on the other hand, that the manifestation of the Veho is nothing more than reasoning to explain away the evil that resides in the heart of man. We cannot dispute that man has committed violence but to tie the belief to this fact may prove to be irresponsible. On the other hand, the continuing study of individuals that have a disengagement of empathy of others that manifests in abhorrent violent acts has a similar ring to the mythic properties of the Veho stories.
Many of the stories refer to possession by a Veho entity using the individual or individuals as host. The concept of possession may be explained away as simple personality disorder. When referring to a group possession the concept of mass indoctrination similar to that experienced by military personnel may be applied.
The stories that refer to the host being misshapen or “turned” are purely allegorical on first blush. However, there is data that suggests that a change in personality affects the physiology to some degree. Admittedly, the degree of change to a persons physiology is minuscule; yet a change all the same.
There are also those who believe that the Veho are nothing more than a method of education to develop subconscious learning to a higher degree. Taking into consideration the previous information regarding the relationship of psyche, physiology, our perception of reality and how this conditions our behavior suggests that we have forgotten more than we now know. The ring of truth has possibly echoed down through the ages in the voice of the Veho.
My last comment on the subject of the Veho is that keeping in mind that the universe is vast and the more that we search it the more we realize that we do not know everything – perhaps the Veho are the shadow of a forgotten truth.
Gateway seminar – In The Dominion of Canada, Alberta, Airdrie.
I am pleased to announce that a gateway seminar to Torqueblade is being held in the City of Airdrie, Alberta at the Gold’s Gym Fitness Centre, Tower lane mall on the 8th of September.
The Seminar will cover the aspects of the Art of Adaptability through Torsion Training and the concept of an Aspect Avatar for a beneficial motivation technique.
All participants must bring gloves (to ward off wear and tear from the rope covered handles.) and wear loose clothing to perform the required exercises for maximum benefit.
“Edges out & Stay Sharp – Brothers and Sisters”
Fund raising event Mind and Body Boot Camp
A Mind and Body boot camp Fundraising event will be held for the East Kooteany P.A.R.T.Y will be held on the 7 of January at 7pm 2013.
If you are attending please bring leather gloves and appropriate fitness training equipment. Possibly a pen and paper to take notes, the subjects covered are health and wellness skills to combat stress and cardiovascular disease.