From these philosophical roots came the Akashic Brotherhood. another group of Awakened humans, a band of mages who saw reincarnation as their duty. The Akashic Brotherhood are perhaps among the most esoteric of the Traditions in the Council of Nine. Deeply influenced by Asian concept of. Tradition Book: Akashic Brotherhood (Mage: The Ascension). Home · Tradition Book: Tradition Book: Virtual Adepts (Mage: The Ascension). Read more.
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True, the focus of the Tradition is mainly Asiatic, but the search for balance and understanding is universal. Do is just the ur-martial art from which all other martial arts are derived. Quick 12 session martial arts schools have taken over proper dojos, and most people would balk at studying years in order to actually make progress.
Akashic Brotherhood – Reality Deviants ~ A Mage: The Ascension Story
ascensoin According to Akashic legendry, Do is the primordial, awakened martial arts form, from which sleeper martial arts forms such as the various forms of Kung Fu, Karate, Boxing, Pancration or various other combat arts are descended from. The balanced and enlightened man can, in time, access all layers of the universe. Instead, they seek to meld Do and the Akashic Record into a modern, rational approach to health, morality akashlc personal advancement.
The Li-Hai argue brotuerhood all morality must stem from reasoned analysis of what is utilitarian and what is harmful, and they seek to abolish old traditions that no longer have relevance in the modern age. Log in or sign up in seconds. All hell would kind of be unlikely to break loose in a Mage game, static reality being what it is. To the Brotherhood, being a skilled poet, a gardener, or a good teacher is just as much the practice of Do as is learning boxing.
The Art of Do
How can one understand the natural harmony of the universe by trying to grasp it, own it or control it? Please browse through our FAQ before posting. The Brotherhood’s holdings were broken and its members scattered. Even within the Brotherhood, young students took up the study of Do but failed to understand the relationship between philosophy and physical prowess.
They created Do as an expression of their teachings. All members of the Brotherhood use such techniques to some degree, but the Kannagara believe that the right mind and right soul can only come through right action, and that such action stems from ritual, hardship and practice.
Buddhists, Confucianists and Taoists make up a good percentage of the Brotherhood’s ranks. The Dragon Wizards practice a rigorous and bureaucratic style of magic reminiscent of China’s old imperial days, complete with ancestor worship and careful appeasement of the heavenly spirits. They were embraced by the common folk especially, when their philosophies of an unadorned life in tune with nature were more easily accepted and their fighting arts helped balance out the oft-sharp divide between social classes.
Still, as an organization devoted to the improvement of the individual, the Akashic Brotherhood survived. Do is not in and of itself magical and may be learned by sleepers who have both the proper dedication to learn it, and the good fortune to find someone to teach it to them.
While they stress that physical prowess is only part of the path to enlightenment, none of them deny that it is also very helpful in surviving the worst of the World of Darkness. Unfortunately, it is just this attachment to the lower classes that wound up doing the most damage to the Akashic Brotherhood. Parole Officer — Everyone deserves second chances. Life is more than blood. Do not submit posts looking for players, groups or games. Alternatively, you may replace one or both of these with a free level of Meditation instead.
However, the Akashic Brothers offer the finest martial arts training in the world – this is reflected in the special cost break that Akashic Brotherhood mages get with martial arts backgrounds.
From the Shaolin temples of China to the remote masters of Japan to the wandering mystics of India, the Akashic Brotherhood spread slowly but steadily, battling the agents of darkness and ignorance and striving to unlock the potential within all the Avatars they ascebsion across.
The Akashic Brotherhood is not made up of Shaolin priests only; neither does it exclude Caucasians or any other group.
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Most of the Akashics practice Martial Arts as this is an excellent means by which to continually improve the self. The Akashic Brotherhood are perhaps among the most esoteric of the Traditions in bfotherhood Council of Nine. According to the Shi-Ren, Brotherhood ways can only continue to fade into obscurity if the cultures that spawned them are pushed into history.
Their insight is commendable, but they are consumed with the notion that there is only one path to the All. If I recall correctly, ‘Do’ is basically your classic eastern martial art, with use of corresponence sphere. Instead of seeing reality as malleable, they believe that it stems from one core principle, and that all other veils of illusion stem from the inability to reconcile the self with the absolute principle.
After all, Mage is a game with very accessible teleportation, invisibility, mind reading, and dozens of other world-warping abilities that other RPGs carefully ration into ‘endgame content. The Wizards even practice their own martial art separate from Do.
I’m definitely thinking of nWoD mage. I can’t remember what the peril was for Paradox in oWoD but I think it was also basically “cthulhu falls, you die. Still, there’s a long way to go. Sample Characters Inner City Boxing Trainer — Having grown up in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city, nobody expected you to grow up to be anything.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. Submit a new text post. This groundswell of common support became the Brotherhood’s bane: Wandering priests here and there kept the Brotherhood’s ideas alive brothrehood the teachings of the Tradition remained a part of many cultures and families.
The first Akashics learned their skill in Do from Dragon and Phoenix, and they disciplined their bodies and their minds through the balance of movement and stillness. By diving into the Record, a Brother can relive the experiences of the past, sometimes even coming forth with elements of his own past lives. To the modern Traditions, the Brotherhood now embodies the balance between violence and peace, understanding and conflict, in which the Traditions themselves remain embroiled. Representing the diamond thunderbolt of enlightenment wielded by Indra, this style stretches back to the Himalaya Wars, used to lay low Chakravat assassins.
Western preconceptions to the contrary, the Akashic philosophy is neither one of navel-gazing contemplation and fortune-cookie koans, nor is it a flourish of outlandish martial arts followed by a sermon about believing in yourself and eating right. The Akashic Brotherhood keeps its soul in the pages of the Akashic Record, a collection of all of the experience of all Akashic Brothers over all time.
As the power level of the magickal effect goes up, so does the difficulty. Akashic acolytes come from all walks of life, but all study the Akashic way of leading a pure and simple lifestyle, at least to some degree.