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#TwitchFam Gamers Get Fit Challenge

Members of the #twitchfam decided we wanted to motivate ourselves to get into shape, because we spend so much time sitting and gaming, it’s important to take care of ourselves too.

Now, creating a challenge for this group is harder than it seems. Everyone has their own goals and visions, some of us want to shed some pounds while others of us are aiming to build some muscle. So for the #twitchfitchallenge we’re asking you to make up your own goals and pledge to them. You are essentially competing against yourself, but with the undying support of the #twitchfam we’ve grown to love. Anything is possible.

The goal is to make your pledge attainable, but something also to push yourself and give you the end results you’re searching for. For example, if you want to pledge weight loss, a great goal would be 8-10 lbs, as recommended healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week. (If you don’t have a scale, could also pledge losing a pant size!) You can also pledge something simple like 30 squats a day. It can be as challenging or easy as you need it to be. We’ll post everyone’s pledge, but the actual progress will be done through the honour system. Technically, you can lie to us about the progress, but that’s not going to help you in the end. Also, it kinda makes you a poop head. You don’t want to be a poop head, do you?

The Challenge
Create an attainable fitness goal for yourself. (eg. Weight loss, Muscle gain, no sugar, no soda, healthier eating)
The Duration
Starting December 12th, 2015 until January 31st, 2016.
The Prize
You had fun, you feel good about yourself, and of course you get bragging rights.
The Consequence
Those who do not successfully complete the challenge will be subject to an embarrassing twitch stream. (eg. Stream in a pink bunny onesie.) What you’ll have to do will be left up to the #twitchfitfam winners, so be careful.

What to Pledge
Need some help deciding what you’d like to pledge? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas.

How to Participate?
There are two ways to pledge. The first is to simply comment on this post with your Twitch username, your pledge, and then get to sweating! You can also tweet at @Orions_Legacy with your pledge. All are welcome to join in this challenge, whether we’re a week in or just starting. Please invite anyone that wants to by sharing this link, and fill out their twitch name, pledge, and twitter (if applicable).

Tags
#twitchfam
#twitchfit
#twitchfitchallenge
#twitchbod
#gamersgetfit

Participant Pumpkinberry has shared with us a playlist to sweat to, featuring music from Deus Ex, Mass Effect, Five Nights At Freddy’s, and more. Let’s do this!

Gamers Get Fit : A Remix Collection from Shapeshift on 8tracks Radio.

We’re Streaming

Orion’s Legacy is now on Twitch! Eventually we aim to have a team page so that users can represent the Guild, but since that requires a partnered account, we’ve set up the main page to link to all our Guild Members that are streaming and we’ll also almost always be hosting one of our Guild Members as they play. Please comment on this page if you’re part of Orion’s Legacy and aren’t on the list.

Orion’s Legacy Streamers
Viper717
Pumpkinberry
ThaiThyme
AfroHarrison
SimplyLadyLike
Cldmani
JillyNilly

Extra Life With Orion’s Legacy

We discovered Extra Life on a Thursday. Guild mate Viper had just introduced the us all to the new form of social sharing where gamers can stream footage of their games to share with friends or other gamers on a rad place called Twitch– and Extra Life, a charity that unites thousands of gamers around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, was being featured.

It sounded like an amazing cause for something we as a guild of gamers were born to do. The only problem was the 24 Hour Marathon was scheduled to happen that Saturday. Were we up to the task with no planning or preparation? Three of our guildies decided to try for it, with a $100 goal for each.

We chose to support SickKids, a local Toronto hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

24 Hours of gaming later and our team managed to raise just over $300 for charity. We are very proud of our gamers and want to say thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. We already have more guildies ready to hop on board for next year, #GamersForChange!

We Dug Down and Persevered

I knew we had a strong guild since the beginning, each member has proven their worth time and time again, but these last few nights were truly a great sight to see! After the celebrations at the tavern, we discussed our next steps, and everyone was ready to buckle down and donate to further our hall. After donating my own material, I stood back in awe as each member flooded in with everything they could carry. I’d like to thank Richard, Skulking, Coralei, Fäustyn, Khaleesi, Jeffen and Deth Angel for their generous donations towards our upgrades. They came so fast and determined it was hard for me to keep up with the tally chart. Although there was still a lot to go, we had enough resources to prep to uncover another area in our hall.

However, for us to progress as a guild we had to come face to face with an unknown enemy. When I gave the call-to-arms the results were outstanding. Richard, Coralei, Ceste, Khaleesi, and Deth Angel came from the mists, ready to stand shoulder to shoulder.

We gathered our first assault group as others prepared for a second wave of attacks. As we pressed the enemy they pressed back just as hard. Our tactics were good, although we lost the first fight, but we rallied again to push forward. The resulting clash of steel and magic in the second assault could only be thought of as mesmerizing. As our members moved as one we were able to secure our hold on the area. Once we had the upper hand we grouped together and pressed the enemy until victory was ours. Cheers rang out among our soldiers as this victory was more than just one battle, but a victory for our guild and it’s hall as well.

As we gathered up our men and our resulting rewards we headed back to the hall; celebrations were to be had at the tavern. We met with a very renowned prospector, gave him his pay and provisions, and as we sat down for a drink, he set off to find us anything good from this great hall of ours. We heard back from him a short while later and he found a rich vein of Aetherium so he set up a mine shaft for us and the tools we need to start harvesting. It wasn’t soon after that we got right back to work, gathering materials and prepping for our next great adventure.

I can’t wait to see what next great adventure awaits us!

Azureal Steelheart

When A Small Dance Becomes A Two Hour Party In Lion’s Arch

Remember when the ORLY crew met up in Lion’s Arch about a month before HoT hit and we had a two hour bash in Lion’s Arch? Yeah, turns out I was recording the entire time. So here’s to that time when a small dance turned into a 2 hour long party in Lion’s Arch and devolved into summoning the Mad King, a Box of Fun, Costume Brawls, and a random lute player jamming out “Thriller”.

We can’t wait to host more of these.

Song: Alphabeat DJ Madeon Remix

Raise a Glass in Celebration

Members of Orion’s Legacy, it is time for a celebration! We worked valiantly to gather the materials we needed to get our very own tavern! First round of drinks is on me!

Every one of you has helped us grow as a Guild, but I would like to personally thank Corelai, Richard, Fäustyn, Skulking, Hurdurp, Khaleesi, Jeffen and Deth Angel for their generous contributions towards this new building of ours.

The Tavern is just the first stepping stone in our path to the great Guild Hall we want, and more so deserve. We have set our eyes on getting an Aetherium mine next. Like the Tavern we will need more resources, and will graciously accept any and all contributions. If you want to help but don’t know what we need you can talk to the Treasurer or any of the council members. You can also look at our acquisition list for up-to-date details.

I hope to enjoy a drink with each and every one of you. And thank you once again for all your hard work. Keep it up!

Azureal Steelheart

Orion’s Legacy Claims The Guilded Hollow

Great news, everyone! Last night we successfully ousted the Mordrem and staked our claim over the Gilded Hollow Guild Hall!

A special thanks to our fearless guild leader Azureal, and members Corelai, Richard, SimplyLadyLike, Fäustyn, Ceste, Skulking, Nazarius & SharpShadow for lending their blades and risking their lives to secure our new home.

In the coming weeks we will be working toward Guild upgrades including a Tavern and Mine. We will need resources if you are able and willing to contribute, just check in with the Guild Treasurer at the Gilded Hollow to donate directly. And to see what we need, just take a peek at our list.

In the meantime, explore, enjoy and bask in the brilliance that is our new Guild Hall. We are here and safe from the Mordrem from this day forward!

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Celebrating Halloween In Tyria

The Mad King has returned to Tyria! While the day to conquer the Guilded Hallow quickly approaches, Guildies have been spending time celebrating one of the best times in Tyria- Halloween!

Mad King Says
The Mad King materializes in the center of Lion’s Arch every two hours (on the even hour) to play a round of Mad King Says. Be sure to preform every action he commands, but only after saying, “Mad King Says”. Successfully beating the King at his twisted game grants you three Mad King key fragments, which you can combine to create a key that unlocks his Mad chest. Inside you’ll find a glob of ectoplasm and 5 trick-or-treat bags!

Mad King’s Labyrinth
Enter the green doors at your own risk, inside is a labyrinth of horrors you must battle your way around. Newer players will find it’s an excellent place to get familiar with battle, and fairly quickly. (AKA, It’s a great way to get experience for new characters or alts. Put your EXP boosters on (one birthday/celebration, and one regular), eat some food, and away you go!)

Turn In Your Candy Corn
Don’t forget to stop by the candy corn vendors in Lion’s Arch where you can trade your candy corn for Halloween costumes, minis, or Halloween themed recipes!

The Mad King’s Clock Tower
Jumping Puzzle lovers, be ware! The Mad King’s Clock Tower is no easy feat, but making your way to the top grants you a crack at the King’s grand chest, and inside it this year is a Mad King overcoat.

Ascent to Madness
Grab four guildies and enter the red door: inside lies the Mad King! Be wary of the scarecrows and the Mad King’s fear inducing presence, if you aren’t careful you’ll run in terror right off a cliff!

Laying Claim to the Gilded Hollow

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Guildies, new and old! This is a call to arms, we must mobilize! Rally the troops! The time has come to venture deep into the heart of Maguuma Jungle and claim a new, unsullied piece of this region to call our own. The path will be treacherous, and the Mordrem are a fearless, resilient race. Our very lives will hang in the balance but if you should fall know that we will carry the honorable memory of your sacrifice with us.

We have our eyes set on the prize: The Guilded Hollow. Set at the very heart of the Maguuma Jungle, lined in paths of gold, with brilliant pools of crystal clear water. This will serve as our base, our training ground, with a tavern, a mine and so many other potential upgrades we will have a new home in this strange continent.

Our goal is to storm the keep before the end of the month.

Oct 27th at 7pm EST
Oct 28th at 8pm EST
and, if we still need time Oct 29th 7:30pm EST

Please let us know the date that would work best for you and your schedule so we can make this raid with as many guild members together as we can! If you have an alternative time in mind, feel free to suggest it, though keep in mind we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Until then, my friends, Adventure On!

The Chosen

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