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All my answers will be about my character Rakuno, my ratonga monk in Everquest 2. From this point on it will be him doing all the talk!
Question 6: Describe your character’s happiest memory.
Hmm… Happiest memory… I think my happiest memory is from when I finally obtained the Hand of Serenity and became a true monk. I know this sounds confusing so let me explain.
You probably heard that the basic philosophy of monks is to try to find inner peace. The main way we try to achieve this is through meditation. We also train our bodies since a health mind starts with a health body. But I never got that feeling of peace. There was always this turmoil inside of me, a burning desire for justice, a drive to make things right in the world. And no matter how much I meditated or trained I was never able to quell those feelings. So I never considered myself a true monk.
Now, there was a weapon that was meant to teach the meaning of tranquility, called The Hand of Serenity. Yes, I know, that doesn’t looks like it make much sense but there is a good story behind that explains it. Telling the story would take all night though, so suffice to say, it is a very special weapon for us monks and legend says that it contains a small portion of the power of Quellious, goddess of tranquility. During my adventures I heard about The Hand of Serenity and decided to seek it out. It wasn’t easy, there were several trials to pass, trials that tested my mind, my body and my determination. Eventually I was able to acquire it and the first time I touched it I felt true peace. For the first time in my life, I felt that the world would be alright, that it would be a good place to everybody, without fights. That probably won’t happen during my lifetime or the lifetime of the next norrathian generation or the one after it. But it would happen some day. And that thought brought me peace.