What follows is an intense series of reps of a myriad of exercises and sparring, ranging from as simple as spotting Meister as she benches hundreds of pounds, to holding the punching bag as she kicks and swings at it. She asserts that the bag would fly right off its chain if someone doesn't hold it in place while she trains – and it's quite likely that she's right. You engage also in a bit of boxing and sparring with wooden weapons. She thinks aloud about wrestling as well, but thinks better of it as she notices Zjetya giving her a look.
During the process, you end up with numerous bruises and a few welts from her more enthusiastic strikes, but it'll take more than that to seriously hurt you.
>You lost 10 Hits>>731083>>731085
You help Spitshine maintain proper form with the weights, the chin-up bar and the dip bars, avoiding any impromptu trips to snap city. Inspired by the sight of Meister nearly destroying the boxing equipment, he talks you into throwing hooves with him a few times as well – he manages to get in a couple good hits on you, though he's much more careful than Meister. Sugar watches with intense interest and a bit of girlish admiration, occasionally blushing after the good hits. Lockjaw has to be restrained in order to keep him from hopping in on the fight.>>731081>>731083
After the training concludes, Meister gets to work using the magical square in her forge to make the requested modifications to your equipment. She concludes her spells with the most intensive work – that of transferring the tree-staff's former spell to another, proper staff. She binds it to a well-made cedar staff with a white gem at the top, and attaches two rings of red and green, surrounding the gem in a cross pattern.
When all is done, she puts your equipment on the counter, and wipes her head with a towel.
"Thanks… for your business…" she says between gulps of water, finally talking at a normal volume, probably from being worn out.
"You're the one we should be thanking," Sugar says.>>731084>>731082
"A purpose like this is truly what the relic is best for," Mirror Image says. "We sought it as our salvation on the night of the Rapture, but in most recent times, it has served to free those infected by Metatron's disease, creating their bodies anew. What would this be, if not the culmination of that?"
"It is hardly my place to say, considering this is an artifact of your nation's faith," Chorazin says. "But, I must concur. Freeing those who have had this dreadful supernatural mantle thrust upon them… it's a great mercy."
Gadriel is silent, pondering the question.>>731081
"I'll play along with a walk," Regina says. "It would be most unseemly to let the lesser Witches see me running about like a young girl."
"Yeah but they saw you crying like one yesterday," Box says. "Running's not a step down from that."
Regina turns to him with narrowed eyes and a murderous grin. "Would you like to die?"
"I'd like to race!" Box says.
"So be it," Regina says. "A Dark Corridor. Now."