Exalted: The Sun Also Rises

A Day in the Life of Blazer

Before dawn
Climb out of bed, look up to see reconstructed tapestry with the Librarium’s emblem hanging on the wall, and have to take a split-second to pierce the morning fog and remind myself that I’m not there anymore. It never gets any easier, but I can’t bring myself to put the tapestry away

11:50
High-efficiency steam shower

24:00
Attempts to coerce my hair into cooperating, ending with the same blue band tying back three feet of unruly

24:20
Simple breakfast of three-spice roasted potatoes, dried fowl on a bed of watercress and wild greens, and a bowl of chilled berries and cream

24:40
Meticulously cleaning my hands to make sure I don’t transfer any oils from my food(force of habit, as my preservation methods for my materials have obsoleted the threat of contact with skin. Also, my hands rarely seem to carry grime for long, anyway)

0:00(dawn)
Watch the sunrise through my window in the Lion’s Roar

00:45
Open up my library, receive progress reports from my clockwork aides on their duties

01:00
Practice on the archery range in the library’s grounds

02:00
Transcribing source material lost at the Librarium from memory

04:00
Emerge from the library to see my portrait of Selah and Cern shaking from something beating on the wall, overhearing appreciative howls from the next room – determine that Red and Ven probably have only a few minutes left in them if their usual schedule holds, and settle in to meditate

05:37
Switch from meditation to studying, despite the continuation of extremely loud coitus in the next room – make a mental note to ask Red Lion the origin of this term “shazam!”

06:00(noon)
Return to the library to read some Erda Cromwell

07:30
Exit the library for a short break, and find Apple outside the door to my room in the Roar, pretending to not have been waiting for me. I invite her in, and we share a pot of raspberry tea with honey, along with some random conversation that segways into a story about Ivory Cirrus Speaker, the First Age landscape painter

09:12
Apple cracks a rare real smile

10:00
Combat training with Red Lion. I give him some pointers on military tactics that I picked up in my studies, while he has me run five miles at normal(!) speed, and continues instructing me in close-quarters self-defense. I openly question whether the running is actually necessary, and get another five miles tacked onto my total for being “mouthy”

12:30
Collapse, exhausted, in my room from running ten miles with Red Lion repeatedly saying “No slackin’ off, slacky!”

12:41
Energy restored – begin tinkering at my workbench, improving the efficiency of my water extraction engine and boosting the level of beneficial minerals in its finished product

12:52
Leave workbench to track down Prism

13:06
Conduct a routine checkup on Prism to update my running logs on each of our states of health, and spend some time conversing with him about his visions, and attempting to puzzle out how they work

14:15
Return to library, and recall that I completely forgot to eat since breakfast

14:22
Hammer out a rushed meal of fire-grilled salmon, steamed tundra carrots, and a dark potato stew

14:44
Finish eating, and prepare to return to the library, but a glimpse of the shrine maiden dress from the events at Misty Valley sparks a bit of inspiration for Ven’s dress for our eventual River Kingdoms summit, and I get drawn into experimenting with picking a design from ten different possibilities

16:12
Hang up my prospective works before heading into the library to do some engineering

19:34
Realize that it’s gotten pretty late, and head back into my rooms in the Lion’s Roar to settle in for the night.

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