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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 12:54:54 AM »
The blue pen in Prism's hand is moving rapid-fire throughout Malina's explanation, filling over half the notebook page with various notes and reminders to herself about the complicated aura process. Find and achieve the shape of your soul through focusing inwards. Observe it until you find a part of yourself, then break off that part of your soul. That part of your soul will temporarily be filled with aura until it grows back - temporarily boosting your defensive capabilities to theoretically boundless limits. If you're willing to sacrifice enough of yourself, you'll become indestructible.

Somehow, that makes perfect sense.

Prism promptly chugs half of the energy drink, before raising her hand and firing off the usual series of rapid-fire questions. "Beyond being utterly fascinating, there's a lot of questions I have about this process. Firstly, you mention that you're essentially chipping away at your soul for the sake of replacing it with defensive aura. What're the negative connotations of that, especially when you start removing entire pieces? Is it possible to lose certain parts of your soul entirely, or even all of it? Furthermore, what happens if you do- if you get rid of so much of yourself in the conquest for power that you're left without a soul- is that actually possible? Secondly. you mentioned the defensive boost will only last for eight hours - do we know why it lasts that long? Is there a way to extend that amount of time, or even make it permanent? Finally, why does it necessitate taking the attribute about yourself that you love the most, instead of getting rid of the negative ones such as fear or cowardice? If you're able to temporarily shed certain attributes about yourself - fear, cowardice, whatever - it could be a major battlefield advantage. So is there a specific way to change what trait is replaced, or even choose?"
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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2018, 01:35:35 AM »
Amane glances over at Prism's note while giving her a nod before paying back attention to Malina, listening to the lecture. She was familiar with using meditation to train her aura, but her sensei had taught her to focus her thoughts outwards instead of inwards to train her aura detection. Amane decided to quickly try out what Malina taught.

Closing her eyes for a few seconds, she immediately formed a deep connection with her surroundings like what she was used to. She saw that everything was perfect, and everything had balance. The first thing she acknowledged was the soft breeze that came from the air conditioning in the classroom and felt gratitude for it in the summer heat, then let it go. She acknowledged her fellow students around as they scribbled down notes on the teacher's curriculum. The tapping of a pencil. The idle clicking of a pen. Prism humming next to her. Every one of them was a perfect existence, the pinnacle of an eternity of creation culminating into a mind, body, and soul, each capable of their own hopes and ambitions. She let them go. She acknowledged the chair she sat on. Wood that came from a magnificent tree, processed by the ingenuity of mankind into an object which provided comfort, then let it go. This went on until all she saw was herself. She was grateful to exist in this world. To be able to sit in this classroom as a living, breathing human. To be able to understand the miracle of language, developed through the eons of man. To be able to work for the good of all living beings. She was grateful for everything in her past that led up to this point. The good and the bad. Her successes and her mistakes. And then she realized that she was looking at her soul. It was invisible, but she knew it was right there. It was who she was and she felt an inner peace looking at it. Opening her eyes, Amane raised her eyebrows for a split second and began writing down a few notes as Prism began firing off questions again.
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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2018, 07:45:53 PM »
Malina paused thinking back to when she started the process of breaking parts of her soul just to get a little stronger. "It... Mm.." She cupped her chin as she considered the questions. "You're getting into a part of the field that is much, much more theory than concrete answers but to try to answer your questions in order, there hasn't been any records that I could find of anyone fully eliminating their soul. I figure at the point where they are strong enough to struggle through that process, they can already achieve the final step toward becoming a master. That said, there haven't been any records of someone permenantly losing part of themselves from just doing one purging but... Two? Yeah, there are records for something like that." Malina took her hand away from her chin and her generally neutral expression sunk into a frown. "It's most common with people just starting out, they remove part of themselves and replace it with aura and they get greedy, try run the process again before the eight hour mark. I haven't read anything about them losing part of themselves but they come back..." Malina sought for the right word. "...Changed. Whatever they had removed comes back muted while other aspects are more emphasized. Record seem to indicate that it only got worse with time."

"To answer the second question, it's more of a soft limit than anything. Keeping that replacement aura on the edges of your aura takes concentration, even if just a small amount. As tike goes on, though, it becomes tougher and tougher to hold. When you start the process, you will not be able to hold it for eight hours. Eight hours just seems to be the general limit for most people to keep the aura up. Generally speaking if you're going around doing things after adding aura, it won't last as long while if you're just sitting in a room training your aura, it'll last longer. Assuming you can keep yourself sane. As for making it permenant... Theoretically if you permenantly removed part of yourself maybe but, like I said, I've never heard about that happening."

"The last part... Now diving deep into therotical aura study. There are plenty of ideas, no answer. Maybe it's just you subconsciously hardening yourself to train, maybe it's some external force, maybe man's nature. No one knows." Malina consciously wiped the frown off her face. "Any other questions?"
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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2018, 11:06:26 AM »
Prism manages to generate another solid half-page of notes from Malina's latest explanation, a concentrated frown on her face as her pen flies across the page. Well, that throws one theory out the window of using this method to chip away at her PTSD - it's not worth making it come back worse, even if there's a way she could mute the memories.

"Two more, Ms. Nauhalli. What type of effect does this process have on a person's semblance? Since you're replacing part of your soul with pure aura and semblance is dependent on aura, does it temporarily receive a boost in power as well? Or does it weaken, or just stay the same overall? Secondarily, do you essentially just... lose access to whatever you sacrifice? Like if you love someone, you won't love them for approximately 8 hours after that chunk's been removed?"
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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2018, 04:07:38 AM »
Amane sits back and listens to Prism and Malina's Q&A. Good birb. Asking all the right questions. Once Malina finished answering Prism's last two questions, she would raise her hand for a question of her own. "How about permanent effects that are less... direct? What would your stance be on implementing this technique into regular daily practice to more effectively improve one's abilities? Or say, could training with larger stores of aura to draw from help to improve the user's base aura capacity faster?"
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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2018, 06:50:44 PM »
Malina shook her head, "No, it seems like this process only boosts the aura that feeds the defensive barrier, so unless you want to shoot yourself in the foot and pull from there you won't find any increase in power, control, any of that." Malina paused once more, weighing her words. "It's more than just losing it, though it depends how far gone it is. The more you're able to replace, the less you feel whatever you lost. The further it gets, though, the less... concrete things get. You don't just lose the ability to love someone, you lose the ability to understand love for anything, anyone. The idea of being able to love, being loved, or others loving others is lost entirely to you. It's not that it's just gone, it was never there. You know something is missing but you don't know what."

Malina turned her vision to Amane. "They won't help with natural aura training, no. The main purpose of the first step is to prepare you for the second and third... Speaking of which..." Malina turned on her heel and picked up the can from its place and stuck it just on the edge of the desk. "The second step is where many people who have the potential to master their aura stop, mostly for two reasons. The second step provides ample abilities to those who can achieve it and breaking into the third step is incredibly difficult, painful, and time-consuming on its own."

"After completing the first step and gaining the ability to double one's aura, they are tasked with putting that aura to use. The first step is to train you to get used to having larger pools of aura than normal, the second step is putting it to better use. While normally, using aura is limited to what we had on the board before, with a significantly larger pool of aura we can try new things with it, such as..."

Malina stretched out her hand and a faint raspberry glow began to emanate from her, extending out a foot, a foot and a half, two feet before it reached the can and pushed it off the desk before snapping back to the contours of her body.

"Nothing flashy, I know..." She began as she went to pick up the can, "but it's an important baseline to show. You know it wasn't my semblance, those that have seen me fight, because if it were..." Malina bent back up and cupped the can in her hand for a split second for a bassy crack filled the room and the can rocketed up and slammed into the ceiling. "... It wouldn't have been as controlled or soft."

"Now, like I said it's not flashy but there are plenty of things that the second step can afford you. As far as I'm concerned, you're only limited by time, aura pool, and creativity. Some of the more common uses range from extending your aura out to take hits in a larger range, cover spots or people with aura to defend against semblance that can't affect anything with aura covering them, or just general beefing up of normal aura attacks. My current favorite is thickening, solidifying, and softening the aura underneath your feet, essentially creating a buffer between you and the ground or, if you're going downhill, free skates."

"The main purpose of this stage is to let you act, fight, and live with increased aura pools as naturally as you do with normal pools. Any questions?"
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Re: Introduction to Advanced Aura [Closed]
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2018, 04:19:54 PM »
Prism pauses her notetaking through Malina's demonstration of what you could do with the advantage of expanded aura pools, actually staring with a minor look of awed wonder on her face. Prism's capable of some fancy tricks with her aura, and she's still attempting to learn it's other common offensive uses, but that - that was something she'd never seen before. As the can hits the ground, she flips the page in her notebook and begins to rapidly scribble another page of notes - recording everything the TA said.

The sudden sound of Malina launching the can makes Prism visibly start, her gaze snapping to the sight of the can embedded in the ceiling while her spare hand reaches for the back of her belt. She stares for a moment after seeing it's just a can, watching a bit of drywall crumble to the floor, before releasing a silent breath and bringing her hand back around. Right, it's not like that would've done much anyways - she doesn't carry Hawk's Eye to class, anyways.

Prism doesn't really bother to raise her hand anymore, just launching into her next questions. "So step one is to sacrifice a piece of your soul in order to raise your overall aura pool. Step two is the application of that expanded aura pool, which allow for essentially a limitless possibility of different tricks. So what's step three then, and exactly how many steps to this process are there?"
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