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Mirja waved her arm as he claimed that she had shut down her cafe to go teach him. That was not something she had actually done, this place had an understanding with her when it came to people coming in to learn her tricks, as she had brought it out to everyone who would come down. "Ahh, don't worry about that. I put out fliers to teach everyone who was a nice guy, and you are a nice guy. So there is no trouble with me teaching you what I know. And, if I did have any reservations about teaching you anything of mine. If I did, I would have stopped rather a fair bit before now, no? You've basically learned all I have to teach" she told him, taking her pacing gait as she always did and letting her arms fade as they did, so she was again, two-armed.
"There are limits, yes. You can only have one form for this simple gesture, known as the Personal Tulpa. Once the form is made it is powered by your own willpower. Your own determination, your own drive to move forwards. The stronger this conviction becomes, the stronger your Tulpa becomes. Lost faith in one's self, and it will weaken to the point you can not muster it's form. As you carry on with the use, and the training of it, you will eventually evolve your power. Turn in into something greater, more glorious. This, is known as your Full Tulpa. It might appear strange because of the abstract nature of the sub-conscious, but it is the physical embodiment of your most treasured feelings" she told him, spawning the magnificent Lady Caliburn.
She was magnificent. With a split down the middle, one side being a glistening gold, the other side being a black like night. One hundred arms splayed in a half-circle around her, and half her face was covered with a mask. The construct looked down at Steiner, and smiled to him softly.
Mirja gave him a coy grin as he asked about what else she could teach him. She must have said it wrong, since she meant that he had learned everything about her Tulpa, not everything about everything. Ambitious and greedy, however, to ask for everything while still learning the first bit. "Don't put to much on your plate, you've still got this to deal with. And a lot of my techniques can be dangerous for someone who isn't like me, or similar. You have have noticed the lack of gut-wrenching Reiatsu, because it's all on the inside. Which makes me Woman of Mooscles. Stronger, more durable, and I can put it through a lot more wear and tear than you can without damaging it. It'll be hard work to establish your limits and see what you can use without dying painfully. But, if you are prepared to put in the blood sweat and tears, as well as broken bones, torn muscles, burst blood vessels, myocardial infarctions, stress-induced hallucinations and ruptured organs. Then I will put forward all my tricks for you to learn as you wish. And to aid you in your dreams"
She then returned to pacing while waiting, and eventually, he even managed to pull it off, getting into a nice suit of armour. Mirja would have to teach him the golden rule about armour, but it was good. She was glad he picked it up. "Brilliance. Now, there is one thing you have to learn about this new form of yours" she told him, walking up to him and placing one hand on his shoulder, before suddenly driving a supersonic fist into his gut. It wasn't restrained, because that was the lesson she was trying to teach him, and something would certainly get broken, the armour if not his ribs. While keeping an eye on his vitals so they didn't dip to dangerous levels, she lectured.
"Armour like this can engender feelings of invincibility. These are fallacious feelings and will get you killed on the battlefield. Just your target, see if they have any tricks, or just pure raw strength, that could deal with you. And if they have, avoid them, don't take hits unless you have no choice"
Mirja scoffed off his question of 'why didn't you just say that?' and waved a hand dismissively, clearly not interested in that line of thought at all. "Ohh, if I had used words then it wouldn't have made an impact. You'd have forgotten it in a week, and I wanted to make sure it was ingrained into your mind. And this way, it is. People always remember pain most deeply, and that, dear Steiner, is a universal truth. It's good to hear that you wouldn't do it to begin with, but a Wolf had to be sure before sending you off to the fields" she then watched him get up. While she hadn't hit him with all her strength, it was still something she admired.
"Now, that you are damaged, I guess it is the perfect time to teach you the second technique in the line of Tulpaism. The concept goes like this" she said, before giving him an intimate run-down of the core components that made up the Tulpa. It took a good hour for her to get the right words down and to be able to really impress on him what it was he could do. She wanted to be 200% sure that he was going to do it, because how you unlocked it, wasn't exactly the best of things.
And then finally, she was done, and had handed a green pill to him. "Eat this, and then you will enter a realm were you either learn it, or you don't" she told Steiner. Neglecting to mention the fact that the pill was enough poison to kill a dozen men. If he failed, Mirja could be able to save him, but with or without Mirja, this situation was about to rate one of the worst he had ever had. Which, was a good way to open, really. Mirja didn't teach with silk gloves, after all. "And then we can talk about stuff later. You like to swing swords, huh? You are in luck. One of the best swordsmen in the entire world rules this place. I was always more of a Fists kind of girl, you know? But I am sure I can convince him to set aside some time" She then took a step back, and waited, hands in her rune pouch and ready to save him if his heart stopped.
'Sure, this is a great idea. Poison him and watch him slowly die in the hopes that he might possibly come to the same conclusion you did and stop himself from dying' Hvit exclaimed, clearly not to happy with Mirja's choice of teaching tactics. And with Steiner on the floor unconscious, there was little need to think, so she spoke openly. "He is in no danger of actually dying. The only danger he is in, is learning his limits, now let me listen or he really will be in danger because my darling distracted me while he was laying dead" she replied, focusing her sharp hearing on his internals.
To expedite his possible need for salvation, Mirja got her runes ready and held them in her hand, pushing every point of her body to react when his heart stopped. And there was more than just the lack of beating that would tell her that. With such intense, single-minded focus she would be able to tell from the sudden lack of rushing blood in his veins. However, amazingly, she heard what she was meant to hear, and then suddenly he spoke again. Decrying her method of teaching, and asking for water. Replacing the Health runes and retrieving a Water rune, she clapped it over the top of a bottle and it filled with pure spring water, some of the best that could be found. And that, was handed to Steiner.
"You are alive. Well, backstory time. This Territorial Tulpa, was taught to me directly from Ashigoi Kazuri. The man who made the foundation of the Tulpa you and I know today. He was a brilliant man, and not prone to sharing all his secrets, hence the need for the Earth Defying Array that you can feel powering your body. I met him, and we started talking about our cousin techniques. Eventually, he gave me the same lesson I gave you, the basics and the core principles of his magnum opus. He told me that he was making dinner one day, and a few mushrooms that shouldn't have been there slipped in, and as a result he was tripping balls for the whole night and some of the day. And in his hallucinations, he found enlightenment. And when he returned to sanity, he created and perfected the Territorial Tulpa.
A week later I was strolling through Karakura Forest, and my mind was not exactly what you could call...sane. I saw some mushrooms and thought 'ooh, yay, enlightenment' and so I bent down and snacked on them, grabbing a whole handful and stuffing them into my mouth. Only, to find that they were incredibly poisonous and I was dying. Slowly, agonizingly. And then I appeared and told myself that, among other things, I was an idiot, and that I needed to fix myself before I died. And that sparked something that allowed me to do just that. And so I fixed myself, and in doing so my body became malleable to me. Like clay. The burning, near-death experience that comes from that situation is how I learned, and so it is how I teach. My style is the style of sacrifice. You have to sacrifice your memories, and then finally your life. And these are replaced with yourself" She told him, pacing a little as she spoke.
"You'll find that any thought you hold onto sufficiently becomes reality for your body. But this should be very careful. What I have taught you is a double-edged blade with no handle. I once nearly killed myself because in despair, I believed myself so weak and helpless that when I was struck, my neck nearly snapped. Doubt, and Despair, and Depreciation are now lethal to you, Steiner. You can not lose hope in yourself for a moment, or you will become what you believe yourself to be. Also, you are still organic. So, learn anatomy. Become well versed in the limits of your body before you start messing about with it, or you'll do yourself such damage you may not be able to right it before you die" She warned him, before exhaling and moving onto her Wudang-an-han. This was, despite the name implying otherwise, Mirja's stoic Meditation.
"If you wish to learn more, follow how I move, and control your breath so it is in synchronization with me. And believe that this will make you stronger. For you, now, belief is more important than anything else. Belief is literally a matter of life and death, now"
Wudang-an-Han was basic but all things started somewhere. She liked his drive, his tenacity, and his courage. He was not quite to judge or swift to anger, and always ready to learn, even after he was nearly killed. That was just the person Mirja wanted to pass on everything too, and so that was her intention. And he was curious as well, Mirja loved curiosity. Mainly because she loved explaining things to people. "Ahh, that was a Nordic Rune. They are small pieces of Sarsen Stone etched with a single word and infused with power. The runes I have are, Fire, Water, Vine, Sonic, Health, Smoke, Sloth, Strength, Vigor, Earth, Wind, Shade and Sight. Some are self-explanatory, others are pretty abstract. It's not something I can teach you. Something about Runecasting means you can only learn it from the Sage, and if another tries to teach you, they can't find the right words to explain it" she told him, smiling softly. She had good memories of how she had learned how to Runecast. "The Health Rune is why I was not worried about the dangerous nature of the test. I could heal you if anything went wrong"
Steiner was a quick study. He would probably be feeling the new power gained by this pretty quickly. It would be amazing,to feel her Earth-Defying Array and the Reiki from this when once he had nothing. And that was why Mirja did it. For the smiles, and the emphatic reactions that came from him. "As for that guy. Nothing happened to him. I got the feeling that he preferred solitude so I left and didn't really go looking for him again. He's still alive in the mountians of the Himalayas somewhere, eating mushrooms and being awesome"