Defender Text: Hamon Book
AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LIBRARY DEFENDERS HAVE BEEN RUSHING TO RECOVER TEXTS FROM THE PAST. SOME HAVE EVEN SPENT TIME TO WRITE NEW ENTRIES INTO THE LIBRARY.
BELOW ARE TEXTS ADDED DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS. THESE DEFENDER TEXTS ARE ALL WRITTEN FROM ONE PERSON’S POINT OF VIEW AND BELIEF…
By: Master Brawler Felito
What is Hamon?
Ha n is a technique created by the Master of the Hamon Dojo and Master Brawler Felito. This technique uses a combination of physical training and breathing techniques to increase control and manipulation of one’s own energy.
I began my training as a Hawker, not a Muse. pushing the limit of my body via physical training and using breathing techniques to gain further control the ebb and flow of my energy. using written skills that use one’s energy to empower oneself as inspiration to use H mon to empower myself in combat.
Breathing Technique and physical training.
Defenders learn to use and apply their energy based on their job classes thus, they train both body and mind to excel in their respective fields. Ham n is no different in terms of training required to be effective.
In order to use H m n, one must train extensively in breathing techniques which allows the user to better control the flow of their own energy. This has to be trained until the user can feel their own energy as naturally as he or she breathes. This will allow you to freely use one’s own energy in ways that job classes tend not to teach or elaborate.
A strong tool for a Ham user is to sit down in a location and work on their breathing. Being in a relaxed position will allow the user to fully concentrate on their breathing and their energy.
Physical training is required as well, since having a weak body will affect the user’s breathing. Being able to execute breathing techniques in all conditions is important. Whether it’s hot or cold, fully rested or exhausted, the user must be able to execute the breathing techniques.
Attuning to an element
It is possible to attune to an element in a similar way that mages do. Attuning to an element is done by performing breathing. This process does take time however, the user may attune to an element of their choosing or to one that is available or familiar with due to their job class. It is important to note that a user’s energy will emulate the said element.
Various defender techniques aspect themselves to different elements, so I made it a part of my training to learn to aspect my own energy to a particular element, I chose fire for my first technique.
During my rigorous training, energy sensitive beings such as Aruan Demons would describe it as “Fires of Doomsday”, I suspect this is due to the wild nature of my energy as I performed my breathing techniques, since it is more akin to a Knight’s Swords of Zant technique than the controlled practices of muses.
Upon achieving mastery of my technique, I ended up with the ability to empower myself dramatically, though the act of giving my aura a fire aspect ended up in causing physical harm to myself during this process.
Therefore, for future mon techniques, I will experiment with attuning my own energy to the nature of an element, instead of turning it into one. Such as many martial arts imitate elements of nature or the movement of wild creatures, so will my energy do so in the practices of Hamon.
Each person’s energy is slightly different, and through the practice of Hamo your fighting spirit will reflect in different ways.
I spoke with an early practitioner of the Conjuring Arts known as Quill, and she mentioned that our own energy has the ability to draw in varieties of beings.
During my journeys, there was a Fiend within the Forgotten Temple which took a strange interest in me, I called it a Stand.
Given how similar energy beings such as Demons had shown interest in my chaotic flames, it seems it also drew the attention of this Fiend within the Temple.
As such I do believe amon Practitioners can attract energy sensitive creatures such as fiends and fight alongside them
These I shall name St d , for future students of Hamo to give them individual names as they so please.