Introducing the Warrior Burn 7.0 Cleat
This week, Warrior dropped a huge bomb with the release of the new Burn 7.0 cleat, in both a mid and a low version. This is a continuation of Warrior’s most popular line of cleats, and we’ve got a look at the specs and the different color options available here.
Here’s the lowdown on these new beauties, which can already be purchased on the Warrior website at Warrior.com.
Re-imagined and reignited. New ExploWeave tech targets support for heated cutting moves, reduces weight, and balances flexibility and stability where you need them.
- Lightweight, mesh-based tongue for enhanced forefoot flexibility and breathability
- Non-stretch woven textile saddle minimizes the upper distortion and increases breathability
- Lightweight synthetic upper for optimal support and stability
- Built on the custom fitting TSL® speed last to ensure a performance, athletic fit
- VaporTek® moisture-management liner keeps feet dry and comfortable while wicking away excess moisture
- 14 Lightweight TPU pegs provide superior traction and motion control on all field playing surfaces
See the available colors of the Warrior Burn 7. 0 low and mid cleats below. To see much more from Warrior, visit the ILGear.com archives and check out the Warrior website at Warrior.com.
BURN 7.0 LOW CLEAT
BURN 7.0 LOW CLEAT
BURN 7.0 LOW CLEAT
BURN 7.0 LOW CLEAT
BURN 7.0 LOW CLEAT
BURN 7.0 LOW CLEAT
BURN 7.0 MID CLEAT
BURN 7.0 MID CLEAT
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Opinion | Trump’s Postmortem Roasting of Powell Could Burn Him in the End
If Trump had thought it necessary to justify himself, he could have claimed he was only telling the truth, adopting the position first articulated by I. F. Stone that “funerals are always occasions for pious lying.” But neither remaining consistent nor tweaking convention was Trump’s primary objective. After all, nobody needed Trump to remind anyone that Iraq was Powell’s great failure; it was one he had acknowledged himself. That corrective sentiment could be found in most of the ledes of the obituaries and assessments that came spilling out. The AP even moved a story that dealt exclusively with the special hatred Iraqis still harbor for Powell for his role in pushing the invasion.
So the postmortem smear didn’t illuminate Powell. But it did help explain something true about Trump. Without Twitter, without chyron-to-chyron coverage from Fox News and without a pulsing presidential campaign to boost his messages, Trump depends on his shock-jock skills to elbow his way into the public sphere and onto the front page. Wicked mugging like this may look brainy and calculating, but it’s a good bet that, for Trump, swinging wildly when nobody pays attention to him has become his first instinct. Shouting through a megaphone to reach the cheap seats is also a technique he uses in court, too, filing ridiculous lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to overturn election results or to punish his niece Mary Trump. His grandstanding shouldn’t work after all this time, but it still does.
The Powell incident doesn’t mark the first time Trump has dug up a corpse and danced it around to win the spotlight and score a few political points. Trump continued to verbally assault political rival Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain for months after he died in 2018. In 2019, Trump suggested that the former Michigan Democrat Rep. John Dingell, then only 10 months dead, was “looking up” from hell. (Trump was irate about Dingell’s wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, also a Michigan Democrat supporting the Trump impeachment even though he had approved the lowering of flags for the late member of Congress.) And he’s never been sentimental about America’s war dead. In 2020, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg reported that behind the scenes, Trump called them “losers” and “suckers. ”
Trump seems to intuitively understand that these cheap shots don’t cost him with his base, which applauds his corrosive moxie. Given his history of explosive comments, he has set a baseline expectation for rude conduct that he must exceed to keep his fans entertained and to keep his critics appalled enough to drive his “statements” into the news. Truth be told, he probably didn’t care much one way or the other about Colin Powell, but, seeing the general’s death forming a news wave, he decided to paddle out and ride it to shore in hopes of getting noticed. But the downside for Trump — if downsides exist in Trumpworld — is that as he descends ever lower to hack his way into the news, he will end up sending the equivalent of an audition tape to the social media outlets that have only suspended him (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch), that they should never let him return.
That leaves Trump standing there, smoldering, lacking enough rhetorical fuel to reach political liftoff and waiting for his next countdown.
The Trump obituaries will be fantastic. Imagine a lede and send it to [email protected]. My email alerts read the Irish sport pages first thing each morning. My Twitter feed imagines that few flags will be lowered when Trump expires. My RSS feed seeks only to outlive him.
Native American Burning And California’s Wildfire Strategy : NPR
Elijah Knight of the North Fork Mono tribe lights grass on fire as part of a broadcast burn, which is a controlled application of fire to fuels.
On a cool February morning, around 60 people gathered in the Sierra Nevada foothills to take part in a ceremony that, for many decades, was banned.
Men and women from Native American tribes in Northern California stood in a circle, alongside university students and locals from around the town of Mariposa. Several wore bright yellow shirts made of flame-resistant fabric. For the next two days, the group would be carefully lighting fires in the surrounding hills.
Also sprinkled throughout the crowd were officials from the state government, which a century ago had largely prohibited California’s tribes from continuing their ancient practice of controlled burns.
Fire has always been part of California’s landscape. But long before the vast blazes of recent years, Native American tribes held annual controlled burns that cleared out underbrush and encouraged new plant growth.
Now, with wildfires raging across Northern California, joining other record-breaking fires from recent years, government officials say tackling the fire problem will mean bringing back “good fire,” much like California’s tribes once did.
“We don’t put fire on the ground and not know how it’s going to turn out,” Ron Goode, tribal chairman of the North Fork Mono, tells the group. “That’s what makes it cultural burning, because we cultivate. “
A group of men and women from Native American tribes in Northern California, university students and locals from around the town of Mariposa gather at the beginning of two days of lighting fires in a series of controlled burns.
When Western settlers forcibly removed tribes from their land and banned religious ceremonies, cultural burning largely disappeared. Instead, state and federal authorities focused on swiftly extinguishing wildfires.
But fire suppression has only made California’s wildfire risk worse. Without regular burns, the landscape grew thick with vegetation that dries out every summer, creating kindling for the fires that have recently destroyed California communities. Climate change and warming temperatures make those landscapes even more fire-prone.
So, tribal leaders and government officials are forging new partnerships. State and federal land managers have hundreds of thousands of acres that need careful burning to reduce the risk of extreme wildfires. Tribes are eager to gain access to those ancestral lands to restore traditional burning.
“This is old land,” Goode tells the circle. “It’s been in use for thousands and thousands of years. And so what we’re doing out here is restoring life.”
Ron Goode and Ray Gutteriez keep an eye on a burning sourberry bush.
Ron Goode and Ray Gutteriez keep an eye on a burning sourberry bush.
After a blessing, the group grabs shovels and chainsaws before heading out into the brush. It’s late winter, and Mariposa’s oak woodlands are dry and largely dormant, which is when controlled burning is safest.
“Sourberries,” Goode says, spotting a bare-limbed, tangled bush. “Three-leaf sumac. There’s a good one right there.”
The group begins harvesting the long branches, which are used in traditional basket-weaving. It can take hundreds of branches to create just one piece.
Ray Gutteriez then takes a lighter to burn the plant, which encourages new growth that produces the flexible, straight branches prized by weavers. The plant is adapted to fire. Its root stock remains intact after burning and will quickly resprout after spring rains.
“All of our basket material needs to be tended to in some way,” says Gutteriez, an ecologist and member of the Wuksachi Band of Mono Indians. “So they need to be burned, and they’re used to being burned. And then next year, we’ll probably have sticks that are 6, 7 feet tall in one year.”
The group also burns a large field, several acres across, which is choked with dead grass.
“When I was a kid, I learned from my mother,” Goode says of when he first started doing cultural burning. “But my mother got in trouble when she burned because the fire department didn’t want her doing what we’re doing today.”
Althea Walker rakes the ashes of a sourberry bush. Raking is an important step, so the ashes are mixed into the soil to accelerate the process of plant regrowth.
History of suppression
Before 1800, several million acres burned every year in California due to both Indigenous burning and lightning-caused fires, far more than even the worst wildfire years today. Tribes used low-grade fires to shape the landscape, encouraging certain plants to grow both for tribal use and to attract game.
The arrival of Western settlers dramatically changed the fire regime.
“They came with their concepts of being afraid of fire,” Goode says. “They didn’t understand fire in the sense of the tool that it could be to create and what it did to help generate and rejuvenate the land. So they brought in suppression.”
The U.S. Forest Service infamously had the “10 a.m. policy”: to put out all forest fires by 10 a.m. the next day. Without regular fires to clear out underbrush, forests quickly became overgrown, creating the conditions for more extreme fires.
“A cultural burn is very spiritual,” Keith Turner of the North Fork Mono says. “I used to fight fire for the Forest Service. And it was all about fighting fire.”
Native American tribes were forcibly displaced, and their religious ceremonies were banned throughout the state by the early 1900s.
“There was actually a bounty on California Indian people,” says Beth Rose Middleton Manning, professor of Native American studies at the University of California, Davis. “The governor had announced a war of extermination. So you have all that history, and it really fostered removal — settler ownership of Indigenous lands.”
Now, Goode and other tribal leaders have been reaching out to ecologists, researchers and fire agencies about the importance of Indigenous knowledge.
“I think it’s really important that we don’t think about traditional burning as: what information can we learn from native people and then exclude people and move on with non-natives managing the land,” Middleton Manning says. “But that native people are at the forefront and leading.”
Goode looks on as sourberry bushes burn. After the bushes are burned in the winter, they sprout again in the spring.
Goode looks on as sourberry bushes burn. After the bushes are burned in the winter, they sprout again in the spring.
With wildfires causing record-breaking destruction in the last few years, California has committed to reducing the vegetation on a half-million acres. The federal government has set a similar goal. But there’s a long way to go to reach those numbers, and controlled burning can be challenging in landscapes with too much fuel.
“Fire is a very wicked problem when you have years of suppression, because the longer you don’t have fire in the system, the harder it is to put it back in,” says Jonathan Long, ecologist with the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station. “So what we’re trying to do is get these footholds.”
In Northern California, the Karuk and Yurok tribes have partnered with the Forest Service to manage land for traditional values and wildfire management. Studies have shown that the two goals work hand in hand.
“By having these partnerships with the tribes, I think we can get that very frequent use of fire back in the system,” Long says.
Dirk Charley, tribal relations specialist and member of the Dunlap Band of Mono Indians, places a few branches onto the remaining flames of the broadcast burn.
Jennifer Montgomery uses a drip torch, essentially a beefed-up lighter, to spread a line of fire at the corner of a field. As director of California’s Forest Management Task Force, she knows the state is working against the clock to address its growing wildfire risk.
“It’s an opportunity for me to see how effective cultural fire can be in addressing the issues we have around uncontrolled wildfire,” Montgomery says. “The work that we did today, if a fire comes through there, it will drop down to the ground and frankly it may, given the right circumstances, just stop the fire entirely on its own. “
Still, it’s early days in developing these partnerships for many tribes, particularly after a long history of inequality created and reinforced by the government. Many California regional air regulators require burn permits over concerns about smoke and air pollution. Some counties offer special permits for tribes to facilitate their burns, but others don’t.
Goode says he is hoping that bringing together a wide network of researchers, officials, students and tribes will help those conversations happen faster.
“I’m excited,” he says, looking across the blackened field in the early evening light. “I’m elated. Because I’m looking around at what we’ve done. How beautiful the land is looking. And it is. It is.”
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This program consists of 18 unique 25-minute workouts, sequenced strategically over 4 weeks so you get the most incredible results possible.
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The program progresses in difficulty over the 4 weeks to make sure that you properly learn all the techniques to ensure best results. There are 4 workouts per week. Each consisting of 20 minutes of pure calorie torching MMA techniques to make you look and feel like a complete and total badass. Along the way I will be giving you constant instruction on proper form as well as coaching to keep you motivated. So, flip your switch to Ninja mode and let’s get started.
The prenatal workout program is for Mamas-to-be throughout your 9 months of pregnancy.
Our prenatal program has a separate program for each trimester, so make sure you choose the corresponding trimester program with how far along you are in your pregnancy. Jillian will train you for approx. 25 minutes four days a week with the appropriate modifications for each trimester so that you and your little one get the best results as safely as possible.
Postnatal Bounce Back Baby
Postnatal Bounce Back Baby from leading fitness expert Jillian Michaels.
In Postnatal Bounce Back Baby, Jillian will ease you back into your fitness regimen post-kiddo to “get your body back” to tip top shape. Jillian takes into account any who have had a C-section or diastasis recti and all the exercises are designed to heal and recondition your abs to not just flatten your tummy, but rebuild your core strength. Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before starting the program!
365 Day Fitness Plan
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One year. You and me. A 3 tier, pure fitness challenge, accommodating athletes of all levels, culminating with you achieving your fittest, fastest, leanest, strongest, sexiest body. Features sequential monthly challenges to keep you energized, motivated, and focused ALL year round. Participants will train and become proficient in multiple disciplines of fitness: Running, Calisthenics, Yoga, Kickboxing, Lifting, HIIT training, Jump training, and much more.
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Designed to get you walking and moving safely and comfortably
For my beginners who are feeling a bit overwhelmed. During this program you will feel confident while gradually getting yourself in shape and preparing yourself for walk jog programs and/or total body toning plans.
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In just 8 weeks, Jillian will take you from your current running level all the way to a 10k. Whether you run regularly, you just finished the 5k program, or even if you are a novice runner. This program incorporates run-walk intervals, distance runs, HIIT training, mobility work, and resistance training to build lower body strength, prevent injury, and built endurance.
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So if you’ve packed on 20 or so extra pounds and you wanna see that six pack again this program has you covered. You’ll perform four 25 minute metabolic circuit training workouts a week that are comprised of resistance training and hit intervals. Then you will perform 2 days of moderate 20 minute active recovery cardio sessions. With one day of complete rest per week. If you are consistent and utilize one of my meal plans in conjunction with this program your results will be tremendous. Get excited.
How to Workout with Sciatica: Ideal Sciatica Workouts
Working out with sciatica requires a bit of caution, but having the painful condition should by no means keep a person completely sidelined from physical activity and exercise. In fact, the “use it or lose it” saying applies even to those who have this condition; while rest is an important aspect of healing from an intense flare up, being overly sedentary for an extended period of time can sap your lower back of it’s strength and mobility, which only causes further problems.
Core workouts for sciatica prevention and relief
Well-developed core strength can help protect the lower back from becoming misaligned and lower the chances of strains and sprains.
Try this Sciatica Stretching Video or this short Home Ab Workout in order to tone and tighten your core to protect the otherwise vulnerable lower back.
Stretching for sciatica
Maintaining flexibility is very important for a person who is prone to develop this painful condition. Stretching the surrounding muscles in the lower back and hamstrings that might otherwise lead to a pinching of the sciatic nerve is of paramount importance. This Deep Glute Stretch is one of the best stretches that you can do to help keep the pain and stiffness at bay. Try it once and you will feel a deep stretch in the muscle along the back of the thigh and in the glutes.
Here is a Printable Sciatica Stretching Routine built specifically to relieve the tension of the muscles that play a big role in the development of the condition. Do these stretches as often as you feel necessary, and especially after working out – even if the workout was light (i.e. a walk).
How to do cardio workouts with back pain
Cardio is maybe the most difficult type of workout to do during a flare up, predominantly because so many types of cardio are fairly high impact. Cardio exercise is important to both healing and general health, however, including perks such as improved circulation, a strong heart, the release of mood boosting endorphins, and the burning of extra calories that might otherwise be stored as fat. Just because a person is struggling with lumbar issues doesn’t mean they have to lose out on the benefits and health advantages of cardio.
Here are a couple of different types of cardio workouts that are ideal for people who are currently struggling with sciatica or who are prone to chronic back pain.
Swimming & sciatica – Swimming is an excellent workout for people who suffer from back pain. It’s a very, very low impact environment for getting the heart rate up, with aqua aerobic activities burning as many calories (or more), as their land bound counterparts, without the jarring of the joints and spine. Whether you do aqua aerobics, water walk, or swim laps, a pool is a great place for low impact workouts.
Pilates and sciatica – Pilates workouts tend to be focused on developing core strength and for this reason can actually help to keep your spine properly aligned. Much of Pilates involves stretching in slow, smooth, and controlled motions. It is also a very low impact way to tone the body, making it a great choice for someone prone to back pain.
Yoga and sciatica – Many people who regularly practice yoga swear by it’s ability to alleviate back pain and prevent it from reoccurring. During a flare up, it would be best to stick to the more gentle of the yoga poses that are not overly taxing on the back.
Walking and sciatica – Walking for exercise without proper posture and thorough stretching when finished can actually lead to more sciatic troubles. However, walking is fantastic for people with back problems because it keeps extra bodyweight off (which would only intensify sciatic nerve issues) and it allows muscles to retain their mobility and limberness. Walking and lumbar pain can go well together if you keep your shoulders back, your head up, and your hips tucked in under your torso, almost as if you are trying to pull your hips up towards your bellybutton. Don’t let your spine become overly-curved so that your butt sticks out, as that can make it more likely that that sensitive nerve gets pinched.
When dealing with back issues and pinched nerves, always talk to your doctor or chiropractor before jumping back into any fitness routine.
Kael’thas Sunstrider – The Eye Burning Crusade Classic Strategy Guide – Guides
Kael’thas Sunstrider is the fourth and final boss encounter in Tempest Keep’s 25 man raid, The Eye. Kael’thas is one of the most difficult encounters up to this point in World of Warcraft Classic, with five phases and many mechanics going on during the fight. Looking back on the original Burning Crusade, this is one of the most well liked encounters of the entire expansion.
This guide provides tips and strategies for defeating the Kael’thas Sunstrider encounter in The Eye in Burning Crusade Classic.
Looking for more information about The Eye in Burning Crusade Classic? Then take a look at our The Eye Overview!
The Eye Overview
Kael’thas Sunstrider Tips for The Eye in Burning Crusade Classic
Tips for Tanks on Kael’thas Sunstrider
- During Phase One, the Tank should move Lord Sanguinar and Master Engineer Telonicus to the side walls of the room, as you can control where they resurrect in Phase Three by killing them in a good position.
- During the Weapon phase, the Main Tank should hold threat on Devastation and keep it away from the rest of the raid, as the Whirlwind attack can one shot anyone hit by it.
- The Main Tank will absolutely need Phaseshift Bulwark for Phase Four and even in Phase Five, as it has an incredible on use ability, giving the wielder an absorb shield of 100,000 damage. Use this whenever Kael’thas is casting the first Pyroblast. Hopefully the raid can kick the second one!
- Any Off Tank holding threat on the summoned Phoenix need to move away before the Phoenix dies, as it will explode and deal significant fire damage.
Tips for Melee on Kael’thas Sunstrider
- During Advisor Phases, do not go near Thaladred the Darkener or Grand Astromancer Capernian. They can kill you very quickly if you are Fixated or Conflagrated. Just stay away from them to ensure clean Advisor phases!
- Another helpful reminder, do not go near Thaladred the Darkener or Grand Astromancer Capernian!
- All Melee should pick up a Infinity Blade along with their normally desired weapons, because if a player is Mind Control near you, you can be a hero and weapon swap to the Infinity Blade and break them free. The item’s effect is worded poorly, it should be noted that the dispelling of Mind Control only happens when you hit with a weapon-based ability, and does not happen from auto attacks.
- If a Phoenix Egg is up, you must burn it down quickly!
- Interrupt Kael’thas whenever he casts Fireball.
- If Kael’thas casts Shock Barrier, burn it down quickly and try to interrupt Pyroblast.
Tips for Ranged on Kael’thas Sunstrider
Tips for Healers on Kael’thas Sunstrider
- During Advisor Phases, always stay at maximum range from Thaladred the Darkener and Grand Astromancer Capernian.
- Absolutely pick up Cosmic Infuser after the Weapon Phase, as it is extremely powerful for healers. Phase Three can be extremely chaotic and hectic, but if all Healers have a Cosmic Infuser and have healing assignements for this phase, it can be a breeze.
Kael’thas Sunstrider Strategy for The Eye in Burning Crusade Classic
Before the Pull
One of the most important things to understand as a raid is the mechanics to each Advisor and where the best place to kill them is. Where they are killed in Phase One is important because in Phase Three, they will resurrect. Typically, Thaladred the Darkener is killed wherever he falls, as controlling his death location can be very difficult. Lord Sanguinar dies against a wall, Grand Astromancer Capernian dies at the back of the room, near the entrances, and Master Engineer Telonicus dies at the opposite wall of Lord Sanguinar.
Phase One – Advisors
The first Advisor to be set free will be Thaladred the Darkener, which has a Fixate and basically one shots anyone he hits. So, when someone is Fixated, they need to run away from the mob and not let him get in range to attack. Melee damage dealers really shouldn’t go on the mob, because they can get Fixated and instantly die.
After Thaladred, Lord Sanguinar is set free and should be tanked against a wall. His only mechanic is a fear, meaning Fear Ward should be on a tank and all Shaman should drop Tremor Totem. Remember this for Phase Three, as well.
A Warlock will be tanking Grand Astromancer Capernian with Searing Pain at the back of the room, and Hunters should help with threat by using Misdirection. While Capernian is moving, the entire raid needs to stay max range away from her, avoiding Conflagration and Fireball. Once in position, the ranged can kill Capernian at the back of the room. Melee can watch.
Lastly, Master Engineer Telonicus should be tanked on the opposite wall that Lord Sanguinar died on. Telonicus throws Bombs and puts a stun debuff on a random raid member. Once all four Advisors die, the weapons will spawn and we go into Phase Two…
Phase Two – Weapons
Kael’thas will summon seven Legendary Weapons as enemies. Whenever a Weapon from Kael’thas Sunstrider’s arsenal dies, it becomes lootable by anyone in the raid for 60 seconds before despawning. Players should loot the best weapon for their class and their role, and then use it to counter some mechanics during the fight.
Typically, Hunters in the raid will tank the Netherstrand Longbow and face it away from the raid, to prevent any Multi-Shots hitting the raid. A Warrior or Druid Tank will pick up Devastation, as it hits the hardest, dragging it away from the raid to avoid any Whirlwind damage. The remaining weapons will be tanked by an AOE Paladin Tank, and damage dealers with AOE abilities will burn them down.
For focus firing, typically the Staff or Bow are the first to die, followed by anything else. The Shield is one of the least important to kill and will probably die last, as it doesn’t do much damage and it is only needed before Phase Four.
|Staff of Disintegration||Staff of Disintegration has a Frostbolt and Frost Nova ability. After Frost Nova, it will attempt to run away and cast Frostbolts.|
|Netherstrand Longbow||Netherstrand Longbow does a Multi-shot and should be tanked away from the raid. In addition, the Longbow drops threat for all melee range users, meaning it has to be tanked by range. Lastly, the Longbow has a blink ability.|
|Warp Slicer||Warp Slicer has a stacking Rend ability, dealing damage over time.|
|Devastation||Devastation has a massive whirlwind attack that deals significant damage. A Tank should hold threat on this and keep it away from the rest of the raid.|
|Cosmic Infuser||Cosmic Infuser has a heal ability which needs to be interrupted by Warriors and Rogues.|
|Infinity Blade||Infinity Blade has a Thrash effect, granting it extra auto attacks.|
|Phaseshift Bulwark||Phaseshift Bulwark has a Shield Spike ability, reflecting damage back at the attacker.|
Once the weapons have been killed and looted, raiders can equip the Legendary weapons to gain extra effects that are beneficial for the raid encounter. Here is a list of the effects the equipment offer:
|Staff of Disintegration||On use ability AOE that grants immunity to stuns, such as the Remote Toy debuff.|
|Netherstrand Longbow||Chance on hit to increase all physical damage dealt to the target, can stack up to five times.|
|Warp Slicer||Chance on hit to increase movement and attack speed.|
|Devastation||Chance on hit to increase movement and attack speed.|
|Cosmic Infuser||All heals cast from this wielder gives a buff, reducing fire and shadow damage taken by 50%.|
|Infinity Blade||Chance on hit to increase magic damage dealt to the target, can stack up to five times. 100% chance to dispel Mind Control on attack from this weapon.|
|Phaseshift Bulwark||On use ability giving the wielder a 100,000 absorb shield and immunity to Fear and Snare for 4 seconds. 30 second cooldown.|
Phase Three – All Advisors
Two minutes after the Kael’thas Weapon Arsenal is spawned, all Advisors will resurrect where they died in Phase One. This will get extremely chaotic and it is important to have your tanks in position and healers assigned to each tank for this phase.
This is the best phase to use Bloodlust on, because if you save it for Kael’thas, you run the risk of a Shaman getting Mind Controlled and using Bloodlust on Kael’thas, leading to severe raid damage and a group not getting Bloodlust at all. Furthermore, this is a very difficult phase during progression and Bloodlust can help getting through this phase.
Thaladred does not need to be tanked, as he will Fixate on random players. Whoever is Fixated has to run, no matter what. The designated Warlock Tank should be holding down Capernian in the back of the room, where Healers are max range from Capernian. The Main Tank should be on Sanguinar and an Off Tank should be on Telonicus.
Melee Damage dealers can not go near Thaladred or Capernian, so they will instead focus down Sanguinar and then Telonicus. Ranged should focus fire Thaladred first, and then Capernian. As long as everyone avoids mechanics and getting one shot by Thaladred, you can make it through this phase without many deaths.
Any player that picked up Staff of Disintegration can use it to remove the Stun debuff from Telonicus. Cosmic Infuser makes healing the Warlock tank much easier through this phase. And it is imperative that the Shield is killed before this phase ends, as the Main Tank absolutely has to have Phaseshift Bulwark equipped before Kael’thas goes live.
Phase Four – Kael’thas
Three minutes after all four Advisors resurrect, Kael’thas will enter the fight. All classes with an interrupt ability need to kick Fireball each time it is cast. It is a good idea to set up a Kick rotation if a group is having issues. Each time a Mind Control goes out, everyone in the raid should stop DPS to crowd control those Mind Controlled, until a melee can run over with Infinity Blade and break the Mind Control. Just because Infinity Blade exists does not mean you shouldn’t crowd control the Mind Controlled Targets.
Periodically, a Phoenix will spawn. An Off Tank needs to pick this up and drag it away from the raid. The Phoenix will slowly kill itself with a Hellfire ability, so damage dealers don’t need to hit it. The Off Tank only has to worry about Healer threat on the Phoenix. Eventually, the Phoenix will get low on health and the Off Tank should run away, because the Phoenix explodes on death. After that, it will turn into a Phoenix Egg for 15 seconds and all damage dealers needs to swap to the egg and kill it. If the Egg isn’t killed, it will respawn with full health and now the Off Tank will likely have to tank two Phoenixes at the same time.
The entire raid should avoid the Flamestrike and move away from them. There is a clever use of mechanics regarding the Flamestrikes, whenever Kael’thas is about to cast Arcane Disruption, players can jump into the Flamestrike intentionally to break free from the disorient. It is similar to intentionally jumping in the Consecrate from Maiden in Karazhan to avoid the Repentence.
Throughout the encounter, Kael’thas will cast a sequence of abilities. Shock Barrier, which puts a shield on Kael’thas and prevents interruption, followed by three consecutive Pyroblast, which deal an absurd amount of fire damage, and lastly an Arcane Disruption to finish the cast sequence off. If a Pyroblast is ever interrupted, Kael’thas will not cast any more Pyroblasts and will finish the sequence with an Arcane Disruption.
These cast sequences are very dangerous moments during the encounter, because you absolutely have to get a kick on Pyroblast, but the Shock Barrier prevents it. So the best thing to do here is have your Main Tank use Phaseshift Bulwark to “eat” the first Pyroblast, while the entire raid burns through the Shock Barrier, hopefully breaking it and kicking the second Pyroblast.
If there is ever a situation where there is Phoenix Egg and a Shock Barrier + Pyroblast incoming, the entire raid needs to prioritize the Pyroblast over the Phoenix Egg. Because if the Main Tank takes too many Pyroblasts and dies, the entire fight is over. Dealing with multiple Phoenixes at the same time might be chaotic and stressful, at least the fight isn’t over.
Phase Four – True Power
Once Kael’thas reaches 50% total health, he forgets how to use Pyroblast and Mind Control, instead opting for Gravity Lapse, Netherbeam, and Nether Vapor. Whenever Kael’thas uses Gravity Lapse, he will teleport the entire raid to him and give everyone the ability to fly for 30 seconds. While Gravity Lapse is in effect, all Phoenixes will Evade, so you can ignore them. If any player touches the ground during Gravity Lapse, they will take damage and be launched back into the air, so try not to touch the ground.
Right after Gravity Lapse, Kael’thas will begin casting Netherbeam, which deals Arcane damage and bounces to nearby players, doubling in damage each bounce (think of it like C’thun’s Eye Beam). So, the entire raid needs to spread out while flying in the air and get away from one another, to avoid Netherbeam from bouncing. After 30 seconds of Gravity Lapse, players will fall from the sky, so don’t fly too high in the air or you can die to fall damage.
Kael’thas Sunstrider Loot for The Eye in Burning Crusade Classic
Kael’thas Sunstrider Abilities for The Eye in Burning Crusade Classic
Thaladred the Darkener Abilities
|Fixate||Thaladred has no threat table and will fixate on random players in the raid, slowly moving toward them. If you are the target of Fixate, you must run away from Thaladred.|
|Psychic Blow||Psychic Blow is a knock back attack, dealing damage and knocking the target away. It has a 30 yard range, so if you are Fixated, you must stay far away.|
|Silence||Silence will interrupt spellcasting for all players within 8 yards of Thaladred.|
Lord Sanguinar Abilities
|Thrash||Thrash will sometimes trigger extra auto attacks for Lord Sanguinar.|
|Bellowing Roar||Bellowing Roar will fear all nearby players. It does have a cast time and can not be interrupted. Tanks should have on Fear Ward and Tremor Totem nearby.|
Grand Astromancer Capernian Abilities
|Fireball||Fireball deals fire damage to the target with the highest amount of threat.|
|Arcane Burst||Arcane Burst deals Arcane damage and knocks back to all targets within melee range. No one should be within melee range of Capernian at any point.|
|Conflagration||Conflagration targets a random player within 30 yards, dealing fire damage over time and disorienting the target and others nearby. Just like Arcane Burst, everyone in the raid needs to stay at max range from Capernian at all times.|
Master Engineer Telonicus Abilities
|Bomb||Bomb deals fire damage in an area around the target. Short cast, not interruptible. Stay spread out if you are near Telonicus, to avoid raid damage.|
|Remote Toy||Remote Toy places a debuff on a random target, periodically stunning them for 4 seconds. This debuff can be removed by the Staff of Disintegration on use ability.|
Kael’thas Sunstrider Abilities
|Fireball||Fireball deals a massive amount of fire damage, likely one shotting any player hit by it. This spell must be interrupted each time it is cast.|
|Flamestrike||Flamestrike deals area damage and Fire damage over time in a specific area. All raid members have to move out of this immediately.|
|Summon Phoenix||Summon Phoenix will happen throughout the encounter, where Kael’thas will summon a Phoenix. The Phoenix continuously casts a Hellfire type ability, dealing fire damage to itself and any nearby players. Once the Phoenix dies, it will spawn a Phoenix Egg which needs to be killed within 15 seconds. If the egg isn’t killed, the Phoenix respawns with full health.|
|Shock Barrier||Shock Barrier is an absorb shield Kael’thas applies to himself. It lasts for 10 seconds and while applied, spells can not be interrupted. Whenever Kael’thas uses this ability, the raid needs to burn through it so the next Fireball or Pyroblast can be interrupted.|
|Pyroblast||Pyroblast is a 4 second cast that deals around 50,000 fire damage to the target. This spell can be interrupted, but the issue is Kael’thas only casts Pyroblast directly after a Shock Barrier. Typically, the Main Tank that will be receiving a Pyroblast will use Phaseshift Bulwark to gain a shield to absorb the first Pyroblast.|
|Arcane Disruption||Arcane Disruption deals Arcane damage over time and disorients the entire raid. This follows up after three successful Pyroblast casts or shortly after a Pyroblast interrupt. One way to avoid the disorient is if raiders intentionally step into a Flamestrike and take fire damage.|
|Mind Control||Mind Control goes off periodically throughout the encounter, where multiple raid members are Mind Controlled by Kael’thas. Typically, raid groups will assign melee to use Infinity Blade, where they can quickly attack the Mind Controlled player and dispel the Mind Control.|
|Gravity Lapse||Phase 5 – Gravity Lapse will teleport the entire raid to Kael’thas and give them the ability to fly in the air for 30 seconds.|
|Netherbeam||Phase 5 – Netherbeam deals Arcane damage and bounces to nearby players, doubling in damage after every bounce.|
|Nether Vapor||Phase 5 – Nether Vapor are black clouds in the air around Kael’thas that applies a stacking debuff, reducing the total health of the player that touches the Nether Vapor.|
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) or are concerned you or someone you love might have it, you’re probably confused and scared. Take a deep breath and know this: Everyone featured on HealthCentral with a chronic condition felt like you do now. But we—and they—are here for you. On this page alone, you’ll not only discover the realities and challenges of the condition, but also the latest treatments, helpful lifestyle changes, where to find your hidradenitis suppurativa community, and all the other crucial information you need to help you not merely manage—but thrive. We’re sure you have a lot of questions…and we’ve got the answers you need.
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What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Anyway?
There is a lot of misinformation surrounding this chronic, inflammatory skin condition that produces painful bumps, called nodules, under the skin. Because the nodules look like acne, boils, or folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles), patients and providers often assume that’s what they are. Hidradentis suppurative (HS for short) is anything but—HS lesions form when bacteria get trapped in hair follicles, trigger an immune reaction, and plug them up.
Unlike one-and-done pimples, HS nodules keep coming back—sometimes every week, sometimes every few months—in specific places. They can show up where there’s a lot of hair, like your armpits or groin. They also can crop up under the folds of skin on your stomach and breasts. HS happens in stages, and the severity of your symptoms will coincide with whatever stage of the disease you have:
Stage 1: This is the mildest form of HS. People have solitary bumps, usually in one area.
Stage 2: If your HS is moderate, a tunnel, called a sinus tract, forms under your skin connecting a few lesions.
Stage 3: If the disease is severe, you have multiple nodules and many tunnels.
In all cases, when the nodules rupture, they don’t drain like ordinary boils. Instead, the pus and blood spread sideways deep in your skin, which is what helps form more tunnels.
Whether you have a mild case or a more severe one, the pain can be the same—the lumps feel tender at first, then burn and throb as they swell. If these lumps are in places where your skin rubs together (like your thighs), walking can be agony—and even sitting is painful if you have nodules on your butt. When they drain, the pus-filled fluid often stains your clothes and stinks. No wonder nearly half of all HS patients reported in a recent study that the condition had impacted their life in an extreme way.
Another misconception is that HS is a rare disease. It’s not, really—it affects roughly between 1% to 4% of Americans. You’re more likely to develop it if you’re a woman between the ages of 18 and 50, with people in their 20s and 30s making up the largest number of cases. About a third of HS patients are African-American or biracial.
It can sometimes take up to 10 years to get a diagnosis, and many patients go from provider to provider with a few stops at the ER and urgent care before a doctor IDs the disease. And because the disease can progress from a few sporadic nodules to many lesions and tunnels (though that’s not always the case), a delay in diagnosis can mean years of unnecessary pain and isolation. Even worse, the skin around these lesions and tunnels can break down, making them even more challenging to treat.
So, yeah, having HS sucks—which is why it’s crucial to arm yourself with knowledge so you can get a diagnosis more quickly, get the treatment you deserve, and take back your life.
What Causes HS?
There are no clear answers, though there are theories. One thing for sure, though, is that you’re definitely not to blame—this condition isn’t caused by how often you bathe, change your razor, or clean your house. It’s not caused by unsafe sex or an infection. It’s not contagious. There are factors that play a role, but again, experts aren’t sure exactly how. They include:
Genes: Research shows that approximately a third of people with HS have a first-degree family member who also has it. But just because you don’t have a family history doesn’t mean you can’t develop HS and vice versa—having a family history doesn’t mean you’ll definitely get it. Researchers think there’s not one single gene, but probably a lot of different ones (and different mutations) that contribute to a person getting the disease.
A hyperactive immune system: People with HS have an overactive immune system, which is triggered by certain things, including genetic mutations and possibly bacteria. Normally, the skin acts as a barrier to the millions of bacteria on it. If certain types of bacteria (say, staph or strep) enter the skin, they destroy the tissue around it, resulting in an infection. But in people with HS, benign bacteria may be causing the immune system to become more hyperactive. The result? Immune cells mistakenly attack these ordinary bacteria, causing inflammation.
Hair follicles: Normally, hair follicles get infected when you irritate them, either by shaving or by rubbing the skin. But while experts think hair follicles play a role in HS, it’s not as simple as the follicle gets blocked up and then bad things happen. One theory is that inflammation may be affecting the oil glands that are attached to hair follicles, changing their structure or the type of oil they produce; that makes it easier for keratin, a type of protein, to build up along the walls of the follicle and plug it up. The blockage traps the normally benign bacteria that live on your skin, and your immune system goes on the attack. As the bacteria proliferate, the inflammation only worsens.
Hormones: Androgens and estrogen, the sex hormones, may play a role in HS, but it’s complicated. It’s true that people typically develop HS as young adults, when these hormones are in high gear and producing changes throughout the body. Another clue: For some female patients, flares become worse during their periods, and doctors have noticed that the rates of HS are lower for women after menopause. But people with HS often have normal hormone levels, though medications like birth control can manage symptoms. Lots more research is needed.
Smoking and obesity: These things don’t cause HS—not every person with HS smokes or has a high BMI—but they are considered risk factors. Smokers have nearly twice the chance of developing HS than non-smokers. One reason: Nicotine and other chemicals can affect the hair follicles, making them more likely to get plugged up even if you don’t have HS. Being overweight can also aggravate HS—you have more skin folds and friction, two things that can intensify the pain from nodules.
Do I Have the Symptoms of HS?
HS can be unpredictable and symptoms can vary from person to person. Sometimes mild cases progress and become worse, and other times they don’t. You can have breakouts in the exact same spot every time (or in the same general area), or they might occur in multiple places at once. The breakouts on your skin may be small and look more like blackheads, or they might be large and red like boils—until they burst and drain, when they appear more like a wound. Either way, if you’ve noticed these bumps have come back at least twice in the past six months, you may have HS.
Signs of a mild or moderate case of HS can include:
Having a single nodule that sometimes grows and comes back in the same place again and again, lasting anywhere from 7 to 15 days
Having recurrent lumps in your armpits, genitals (yes, even inside), groin area, inner thighs, butt (yes, even in your anus), or under the breasts. Sometimes they appear on the neck or behind the ears.
A burning, stinging, or itching sensation. Nodules may also feel warm, tender, and/or very painful.
Odorous pus and fluid that drains after nodules erupt, leaving a deep, painful wound.
A rope-like tunnel, called a sinus tract, under the skin that connects several lesions (in stage 2 cases).
In more severe cases:
You’ll have so many lesions that you get multiple tunnels, or sinus tracts.
After breaking open, these lesions may not heal completely and may leak pus more or less continuously.
When To Call Your Doctor or Dermatologist
If you notice any kind of pus-filled boil or a tender, red lump in your armpits, groin, genitals, or under your breasts, even if you’re not sure you’ve had something there before, see a doctor. Or book an appointment directly with a dermatologist if your insurance allows it: Dermatologists are trained to look at skin conditions, and a savvy one will be able to distinguish HS from boils caused by bacterial infections as well as other skin rashes.
How Do Doctors Diagnose HS?
There’s no lab or blood test that will diagnose the disease. Instead, providers take a detailed medical history and do a thorough skin check. Before the physical exam, your doctor will want to know about your symptoms as well as how often these outbreaks happen, how long the lesions last, where they occur, and if anyone in your family has had a similar condition.
Then the provider will examine your skin thoroughly, looking for signs of the disease: boils, blackheads, nodules, tunnels, and scars and where they occur on your body. If these breakouts don’t look like the classic signs of HS or have been there a long time, a provider may do a biopsy to rule out squamous cell cancer, which can occur in some people with severe cases of HS. A biopsy can also rule out rashes produced by other inflammatory diseases, especially IBS and Crohn’s. Patients with these GI disorders sometimes have painful red lumps on their legs and lesions near the anus.
If your dermatologist suspects you may have another chronic condition along with HS (and many patients do) or you have a high BMI, you’ll get your blood tested to check your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. If they’re high, you may have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, or metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors that include high cholesterol levels as well as high blood pressure), and your doctor may treat that with medications along with the HS.
What Are My Treatment Options?
The goal of treatment is simple: to stop or reduce the pain and drainage and prevent the nodules from coming back—or at least lengthen the time between flares. But those goals depend on the severity of the disease. If you have HS in just one area, like the armpits or your breasts, you may be able to go into remission with medications, including topical ones, and laser surgery. If your HS is in multiple parts of your body, then the goal is to manage the pain and drainage and reduce the number of flares. But again, HS is an idiosyncratic disease, and so what works for one person may not work for another, even if both have similar-looking cases.
Dermatologists use three ty)pes of topical washes or gels—antibiotics like Cleocin HCl (clindamycin), antiseptics like Brevoxyl (benzoyl peroxide), and keratolytics like DiabetAid Anti-Itch (resorcinol)—to reduce bacteria and decrease inflammation. You might use a benzoyl peroxide wash on a daily basis to prevent flares and control the odor and an antibiotic gel to reduce inflammation on single nodules. These work best for people with mild cases of HS who have nodules in one particular place—and topicals may be all you need to control flares.
These can include a host of drugs, including antibiotics, hormonal therapy like birth control, retinoids, and anti-hyperglycemics (aka diabetes drugs that lower blood sugar like Glucophage, or metoformin). Some of these meds work best on patients who have stage 1 HS or women whose HS flares up when they’re premenstrual. And some are just used to manage outbreaks. Many HS patients have to take several systemic drugs. Options include:
Antibiotics: While bacteria may not cause HS, they need to be reduced during acute flare-ups. A course of antibiotics, used alone like Sumycin (tetracycline), or in combination such as Cleocin HCl (clindamycin) and Rifadin (rifampin), won’t put you in remission, but it can help stabilize the disease and help manage the drainage and pain. Doxycycline is an oral antibiotic that can be used as well.
Hormone Therapy: Dermatologists will often turn to androgen-blockers to control HS since hormones can make inflammation worse. These drugs work best if your flares get worse before your period or if you have irregular cycles. If you’re a guy who’s balding in the typical way (thinning on the crown along with a receding hairline) you might be a good bet for hormone therapy, too. Birth control pills as well as Aldactone (spironolactone), a blood pressure med, can put women with mild cases in remission. Men usually take Proscar (finasteride), a medication used to shrink an enlarged prostate.
Retinoids: About 15% of people with HS also have acne, according to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dermatologists use retinoids in cases that don’t respond to other meds or topicals—these powerful drugs can shrink oil glands and reduce the number bacteria in both the oil glands and on the skin. They can improve HS outbreaks in some people, but are more effective on the acne.
Metformin: Many patients with HS are obese (though not all), so doctors are likely to screen them to see if they’re prediabetic (or actually have the disease) and recommend an anti-hypoglycemic like Glucophage (metformin) to reduce insulin resistance. But the drug does more than that—it can actually reduce the number of nodules too. The link—high insulin levels can lead to more inflammation.
Biologics: These medications are designed to target different types of proteins that fuel inflammation. People with HS often produce too much TNF-alpha, so biologics called TNF-inhibitors (like Humira) latch onto these cells. That in turn reduces inflammation and the number of flares, and it can prevent the disease from progressing. In severe cases, biologics can reduce drainage, which in turn decreases pain.
Surgery and Laser Treatments
Getting rid of the hair under your armpits or your groin can prevent HS from progressing—at least in the earlier stages of the disease. And the best way to do that is via laser. The concentrated beam of light (i.e. the laser) can zap hair follicles to minimizes hair growth. If you do this once a month for about three months, you can reduce nodules and keep outbreaks at bay with topicals.
If your lesions have formed tunnels, you’re probably a candidate for surgery, but what kind depends on the stage of the disease. If you have a single tunnel, then doctors perform something called deroofing, or opening up the tunnel to wipe out the jelly-like material in there called a biofilm. Then the tunnel heals, becoming a scar and preventing nodules from erupting there.
For multiple, interconnected tunnels in patients who have a severe case that’s not improving with medication, doctors use a laser to remove all the tissue along the tunnels. The wound is either closed or left to heal on its own. This can ease the pain of the lesions. This is a bigger operation, requiring general anesthesia and sometimes a hospital stay.
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Other Types of Therapy That May Help
Eating fewer carbs and more protein can help reduce inflammation for everyone—and it may help you shed pounds, lowering the risk of other diseases associated with HS like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. So can eating a Mediterranean diet—one that’s rich in vegetables and fruits, lower in red meats and processed carbs—or one that’s mainly plant-based.
There hasn’t been a lot of research on the role of diet, although there were two small studies that found good effects—symptoms improved, the HS stopped progressing—when people went dairy-free or stopped eating bread and products with yeast. There’s some anecdotal evidence (mainly on social media) that avoiding nightshade plants (tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers) may help too.
People swear by turmeric, which is an anti-inflammatory, but the evidence that it can help HS flares is purely anecdotal. But taking a zinc supplement every day if you have a mild or moderate HS may help, according to one study. That’s because zinc plays a big role in your immune system’s ability to fight off harmful substances and repair damaged cells; and too little zinc may result in lesions and slow healing.
Complications and Comorbidities of HS
Many HS patients have other chronic illnesses, leading researchers to think that hidradenitis is a systemic disease affecting the whole body, not just the skin. Another theory: HS shares some sort of defect in the immune system with other autoimmune disorders, like inflammatory bowel disease and certain types of arthritis. In those cases, the autoimmune inflammatory cells occur in the bloodstream, but they’re being directed partially to the skin, partially to the gut, partially to the joints.
If you have a high BMI, you might be at risk for metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. This may be a result of the inflammation as well as becoming more sedentary if your pain keeps you from walking or doing any kind of physical activity.
Comorbidities of HS include:
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—People with HS are two to three times more likely to have this chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Metabolic syndrome—Half of all HS patients have metabolic syndrome, which is a group of risk factors including obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and cholesterol that increase your chances of heart attacks, strokes, and type 2 diabetes.
Spondyloarthritis (SpA)—About 5% of people with HS also have this inflammatory joint disease that attacks the spine and produces back pain. Patients who had both conditions developed SpA roughly four years after the first symptoms of HS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—Roughly 9% of HS patients have this hormonal disorder that causes women to produce higher-than-normaltext in bold amounts of male sex hormones (testosterone and other androgens).
Complications of HS include:
Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type of skin cancer—4% percent of HS patients go on to develop this type of skin cancer, maybe because the constant inflammation in lesions and nodules produces changes in your skin at a cellular level.
Anxiety and depression—Understandably, about a third of HS patients have anxiety and 35% suffer from depression.
Suicide—Roughly 10% of HS patients have had thoughts of killing themselves or attempted it. And a 2017 study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that people with HS were twice as likely to die of suicide.
Well, truthfully, there’s nothing that can prevent hidradenitis because no one knows what causes it in the first place. But these strategies can help you avoid complications, and may improve symptoms and lessen the pain.
Stop smoking. Smokers were twice as likely to have HS—probably because of nicotine, which can affect hair follicles—and the incidence was highest among those who were in their 30s, African-American, female, and obese, according to a study in the British Journal of Dermatology. While quitting may not do much to reduce flares, it certainly can’t hurt—it will lower your odds of developing heart disease, which is also high with HS because it is a known comorbidity.
Lose weight (or maintain a healthy one). If you’re obese, odds are your HS flares may be worse. While that may have something to do with the role body fat plays in inflammation, being overweight means more skin folds, more moisture on the skin, and more places where your skin rubs against itself—all factors that slow down healing and up the pain. There’s some evidence that losing 15% of your weight (so 30 pounds if you weigh 200) could decrease your symptoms by about a third—and significantly reduce the number of places on the body where nodules appear.
Eat more fruits and vegetables—and less sugar. Diet is the best way to lose weight, so to achieve a lower BMI, stay away from empty calories (like soda and sugary snacks), processed foods (like cold cuts, white bread, and chips), and fatty foods. In fact, avoid sugar and high glycemic foods—foods that are white, like pasta, bread, rice, and potatoes—that your body can turn into sugar quickly. That raises insulin, which in turn fuels inflammation.
Move. You know what an overall health-booster exercise is, but you also know that sweat and the friction caused by clothing or your skin rubbing against itself can make pain and draining nodules worse. That’s why walking and swimming are two great choices (you sweat less, for one) that are gentle on your joints as are yoga and tai chi, which also are good for your mind (and soul).
What’s Life Like for People With HS?
One word: heartbreaking. During outbreaks, your day-to-day life means managing the pain and odor as fluids drain from tunnels and nodules. On top of that, you’re figuring out everything from what to wear to what to say about your condition and how you’re feeling. And feeling like you have to constantly explain yourself is exhausting. While it may seem overwhelming now, especially if you’ve just been diagnosed, find a doctor who has your back and will work with you to reduce the flares so you can get your life back. It’s possible.
It’s hard not to feel depressed or anxious when you have HS—or to get down about the chances of having a “normal” life. The best way to deal?
Find your tribe. No one knows what you’re going through like someone who’s been there before. That’s why talking to someone with HS can help. There are online support groups and those IRL in certain cities (Detroit, New York City, and Atlanta, to name a few) as well as groups, private and public, on Facebook.
Talk to others. Joining an advocacy group can help you channel difficult feelings into something more positive, like change and awareness. Or simply take the opportunity to open up with family and friends about what your life is like, and let them help you when you can’t manage.
Talk to a therapist. Finding someone sympathetic who can suggest coping skills and acceptance will help you feel more in control of your emotions—and less depressed and anxious.
Being intimate with someone is rough when you have oozing, painful boils and tunnels in all the places that are supposed to be erogenous zones—your genitals, breasts, and butt. And some meds might send your libido plummeting, which also doesn’t help. You’re not alone though. Both men and women suffer from sexual distress, though you’re more likely to feel more self-conscious if you’re female (what else is new?) and single. But people with HS do have satisfying sexual relations and partners. What helps:
Be upfront. Explain the condition to any potential partners, and let them ask you as many questions as possible. And don’t assume you know what they’re thinking—ask if you aren’t sure.
Find satisfaction other ways. You may not feel like having sex during a flare, but sex doesn’t necessarily have to include intercourse—there are other things you can do to express your love. Snuggling on the sofa makes intimacy grow, as can having a nice meal together or binge-watching your favorite shows.
Change positions. If you’re self-conscious about the scars or lesions on your breasts or around your genitals, try spooning from behind or doing it doggie-style.
Being pregnant is tough enough without worrying about your skin or having to change up your meds (and routine). But take comfort that your flares aren’t likely to get worse (only 8% of women’s did) and there’s a 1 in 5 chance that your HS may improve, according to one study. It’s important to talk with your doctor about the safety of continuing medications you’re currently using to treat your HS, and it’s worth asking about risk factors. A study in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that pregnant women who had HS were more likely to have their babies by C-section and also were more likely to have elective termination of their pregnancy than women who didn’t have HS. The study also found that women with HS were more likely to have pregnancy-related high blood pressure. Having an early conversation with your OB/GYN about these risks will go a long way in preventing them from happening during your pregnancy.
Where Can I Find My HS Community?
We can’t stress this enough—HS can make you feel isolated and alone, so you really need people who really know what you’re dealing with, even if you’re just posting comments online. Find them here:
Top HS Instagrammers
Follow because: If ever there was a meme that spoke to your HS-soul, well, you’d find it on Selina’s page. Sprinkled throughout her hilarious and completely relatable feed are small life updates about her own HS, to remind you that there’s a face behind all that hilarity. Now, back to your regularly scheduled meme.
Follow because: She’s a young mom on a journey to become healthier and more fit, which, in turn, she knows could benefit her HS. She also squashes stigma about HS along the way, reminding everyone not to judge a book by its slightly bumpier cover.
Follow because: You would never know she has HS because all you truly see if her mega-confidence. She is proof that HS does not define you — instead, she’s defined as wife, mom of two, entrepreneur (and founder of @createconnectcollab).
Top HS Support Groups
HS Awareness No More Silence on Instagram. Self-proclaimed warriors with battle scars, this is where you’ll find all your fellow HS’ers on Instagram. Hear their stories, reap the benefits of their been-there-tried-that tips, and nod along with their HS-life woes. Share your own story and you could be featured, too! Just be sure to tag them.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Support Group on Facebook. This is a private group on Facebook, and for good reason — it’s a place for you to go where only people with HS will know your name and there’s no chance in someone from your usual feed finding out about your condition or detailed questions. The five admins, all affected by HS, make themselves available by private Facebook message in case you need to talk on an even more private level.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Warriors on Facebook. With nearly 16,000 members and roughly 25 new posts daily, this private Facebook group will have your back with support, a safe place to share news and info, ask questions, and provide the strength you need to tap into your own inner HS warrior.
Top HS Non-Profits and Organizations
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. With a mission to improve the lives of those with HS through education, advocacy, and research, HSF is the place to find clinics and doctors who can help you. Their support goes beyond endless scrolls of treatments, new research, and general education (though, they have that, too), and dives deeper into the effects that HS has on your mental health, and how you can get involved in speaking up about this disease.
HSAwareness.org. While there’s yet to be a sole podcast dedicated to HS (hint, hint, nudge, nudge), you can find a sprinkling of podcasts about different aspects of HS curated here, along with videos that tug at your heart strings.
Hope for HS. Started by people with HS and those who love them, this non-profit is run strictly by volunteers. Here you can find clinical trials and research news in layman’s terms, as well as support groups online and in various cities, including Miami, Richmond, and Detroit. They truly are here to give you hope and show you that you’re not alone.
Meet Our Writer
Linda Rodgers is a former magazine and digital editor turned writer, focusing on health and wellness. She’s written for Reader’s Digest, Working Mother, Bottom Line Health, and various other publications. When she’s not writing about health, she writes about pets, education, and parenting.
90,000 review of the film “Little Warrior”
Vitya Kasatkin (Ilya Sigalov) is a difficult teenager. His father, an orientalist and sumo specialist (Kamil Larin), left the family a long time ago. More precisely, he flew away, probably to Japan, the country of his dreams. Now Vitya has a goal: to find his father. For this he needs to go to the Land of the Rising Sun; in order to get to Tokyo, he must win the sumo wrestling championship; find a good coach before that; and even then it is necessary to gain weight properly.However, the last point has already been passed, and so everyone at school is bullied because of his excess weight, but this does not bother the hero at all. His obstinate disposition and sharp tongue will finish off anyone, even classmates, even the headmaster. This is where the adventures of Viti Kasatkin begin.
Camille Larin in the scene from the movie “Little Warrior”
Camille Larin in the scene from the movie “Little Warrior”
Strictly speaking, the plot of “The Little Warrior” can hardly be called an adventure. The plot scheme of the film is simple: the boy wants to achieve the goal, for this he is not easy, but successfully overcomes one test after another, but before the victorious finale an insoluble problem appears, which is happily solved without his participation.Nothing new except for one eccentric detail. A simple boy of the Slavic type is engaged in sumo, it seems that he has never seen such a domestic cinema sport. And all this is performed by “bright-type” children. If Viti’s girlfriend Gelia (Masha Lobanova) could still be found in the database – the actress starred in “Food block” or “Just imagine what we know” – then where the filmmakers found so many young talents who worthily played would-be sumo wrestlers is unknown …
Ilya Sigalov in the scene from the film “Little Warrior”
Ilya Sigalov as Viti Kasatkin in a scene from the film “Little Warrior”
We say “an eccentric Russian family comedy movie” – we mean something like “Good Boy”.In the case of “The Little Warrior”, it happened so somewhere, Vitya – a boy who is clearly not on friendly terms with his head – is surrounded by people with a crippled psyche. From a nervous and impulsive physics teacher (Nikita Tarasov) to my mother (Anna Slyu), who almost immediately runs to play the console. Therefore, the behavior of Viti, testing his sumotor skills, either on the machine with chocolate bars, or on the elephant minibus, can be justified. How can one justify behavioral, technical, plot inconsistencies – here, after all, don’t go to the grandmother, there is a debut full-length film, which came to support Russian stars of almost the first magnitude (Nikolai Schreiber as a master, Artyom Bystrov as a “bad” coach, Yan Tsapnik played school director, and Maxim Lagashkin – rich daddy).Apart from the previous exercise “Behind the Scenes”, “Little Warrior” is the first major directorial work immediately taken on the KION streaming platform by actor Ilya Ermolov.
Ilya Sigalov in the scene from the film “Little Warrior”
Ilya Sigalov as Viti Kasatkin in a scene from the film “Little Warrior”
It seems that for a good artist, good actors should at least play well. However, almost all of them play the role, as if they were running past, and here they shoot “Yeralash”.And they work, as if in a children’s almanac of movie jokes: condescending towards the material, towards children-actors, towards the director and the producer, about whom there is a separate conversation. Therefore, it seems completely natural that the charm of the children outweighs the entire film. You believe a couple of Viti and Geli more than all the adult heroes of the film put together, and the film rests on them. They were prescribed a thin background (both are fans of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, respectively, hence the little things in clothes and in the design of the home), and thick (well, both are nuts, what can you do).You can, of course, write off everything on the fact that this was the intention. They say that the children are in front, and the star actors are behind in the wings, but, as you know, for an episode character to be bright, you need to play him appropriately. Immediately, the entire backdrop glitters with bright names, but there is zero sense from this. On the poster, you can see Kamil Larin at full height, who played the unlucky father, the president of Russian sumo, but in the film he appears in exactly three scenes (one at the very beginning, two at the very end, flashbacks are not counted), but it seems that the viewer is already learned not to trust posters and trailers.So, if Larin is on the poster, this does not mean that he will sparkle the whole film with jokes from the Quartet I.
Another thing is Pavel Ruminov, the organizer of this whole enterprise, a creative producer and a member of the author’s group. Yes, we know that this is a miracle man who does not care what to shoot: horror, highly artistic porn or rom-com – everything will work out. It seems that for him “Little Warrior” has become a personal joke for the industry, a kind of challenge: it turns out that Ruminov can organize a sports movie filmed in accordance with all the canons of the genre, and a family comedy with his share of everyday madness.But one thing is clear for sure. Not a single person, except for Pavel Yuryevich, could and is unlikely to be able to make such a funny, quick and accurate joke on the topic of a pandemic, “covid-19” and quarantine. True, the thought creeps in: was the pandemic exactly spelled out in the script from the start, or was this a coincidence? However, be that as it may, it still turned out to be unexpectedly funny.
Nikolai Pobeda – Russian warrior
Dedicated to the memory of the defender of the Fatherland …
My grandfather Nikolai Sergeevich Pobeda was born in 1912 in the family of a hereditary Kuban Cossack.The family was large, strong, of average income, and, like most families in the Kuban, everyone worked, young and old, from early morning until late at night. But in the 1930s, the USSR had a decree of the Central Committee “On measures to liquidate kulak farms in areas of complete collectivization” and an instruction to it, in which it was planned to evict more than a million people to remote regions of the country. Dekulakization continued in 1930-1933. Kulak families were resettled to new lands, depriving them of political rights and property.The Victory family was no exception. Under escort, they were loaded onto a freight car and sent to the Urals. In winter, in the frost, they were thrown into the forest, where the settlers themselves built barracks for themselves, worked in mines, and died in hundreds. There the war found my ancestors. The two older brothers of my grandfather went to the front and never returned. In 1943, Nikolai Sergeevich was drafted into the army. After completing a four-month training course, the driver of the T-34 tank was sent to the front.
The legendary “thirty-four” has become the main symbol of Victory for a reason.What did the soldiers of the Wehrmacht first recall when they spoke of the horrors of the Eastern Front? Armada of Soviet tanks. Who bore the brunt of the war on their shoulders, paid the highest price for Victory and died the most terrible death? According to the front-line soldiers, “there is a special attitude towards the tankmen – they died terribly. If the tank was knocked out, and they were knocked out often, it was certain death: one or two, maybe, also managed to get out, the rest were burned to death. ” Ahead was the Kursk Bulge, Operation Bagration. More than once my affairs burned in the tank, miraculously staying alive, buried comrades in arms, rejoiced at victories, received well-deserved awards.Once I asked if he was scared, and he said: it was, and even very much. And when asked if a tank battle is difficult, he answered: simple as death, and complex as life. “On the battlefield for infantry, anti-tank artillery, enemy tanks and aviation, you are a living target, you are in an“ iron coffin ”and your life depends on skill, strength of armor and elementary luck,” said my grandfather.
He did not like to talk about the war, and if he managed to persuade him, he did it without pathos and unnecessary heroism, more often speaking about comrades in arms, some funny everyday stories, jokes with which everyone tried to support a friend and cheer up, understanding that the next hour may be the last.
There was always irony in my grandfather’s character, she helped him to endure all the difficulties of life, although in appearance he was a reserved and serious person.
Nikolai Sergeevich did not live for several days until the next anniversary of the Great Victory. The Orthodox priest, seeing him off on his last journey, gathered the choristers and served a requiem for the Russian soldier, defender of the Fatherland.
Alexander Shulupa, Head of the Special Department, Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar
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Russian film won the festival of children’s and youth cinema | News from Germany about Germany | DW
The main prize of the Schlingel international film festival for children and youth, which ended in Chemnitz, Germany on Saturday evening, October 16, was awarded to the film “Spaceboy” by the Belgian director Olivier Peru.Evaluating the film, in which 14 children from six countries are involved, the jury noted its unusual storyline, vivid play of the leading actor, harmoniously complementing the plot of the soundtrack.
A total of 193 films from nearly 50 countries were screened in seven days at the Chemnitz Film Festival. Awarded 23 prizes, the main among which, in addition to the Belgian ones, were received by filmmakers from Russia, Bangladesh and Iran.
A special prize from the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk radio company went to the film “Little Warrior” by Russian director Ilya Ermolov.He tells the story of a “difficult” teenager who dreams of participating in sumo competitions in Japan in order to win the attention of his father who left the family.
The Schlingel Film Festival for Children and Youth was held in Chemnitz for the 26th time. According to its organizers, Schlingel is the largest film festival for children and young people. Its seven venues have gathered 17,000 spectators this year. Its main award is the Europäischer Kinderfilmpreis of the Saxon Ministry of Culture.This year it is 12,500 euros.
The best cars of James Bond
“Doctor No” (1962): Sunbeam Alpine Convertible
Fight scenes, shootouts, chases – and a super agent who comes out of any situation safe and sound: Bond , James Bond – as he unobtrusively introduces himself. For more than 50 years it has been impossible to imagine it without beautiful girls and luxurious cars. Pictured is the Sunbeam Alpine Convertible, which 007, played by Sean Connery, ran in the very first Bond movie.
The best James Bond cars
Fireball (1965): Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 is considered to be one of the most famous Bond cars. In “Ball Lightning” this car is packed with many gadgets. Two cars were used directly on the set, and two more were used for advertising.
Best James Bond Cars
You Only Live Twice (1967): Toyota 2000 GT
In You Only Live Twice, the action is mainly set in Japan.Accordingly, secret agent James Bond drives a Japanese car – a Toyota 2000 GT. In the period from 1967 to 1970, only 351 such models were produced. At the time, it could be bought for 2.4 million yen. Fortunately, Bond didn’t have to pay for it.
The best cars of James Bond
“Diamonds Are Forever” (1971): Ford Mustang Mach I
This film was remembered as a very spectacular car stunt at that time, and an unforgivable flaw.Bond (Sean Connery), leaving the chase in a Ford Mustang Mach I, puts the car on two right wheels – and overcomes a narrow passage. But it leaves it – on the left wheels. And all because the shooting was led by two people. The mistake was noticed too late – and they decided not to reshoot such a difficult scene.
Best James Bond Cars
Live and Let Die (1973): Mini Moke
Actually, in this movie, Bond (Roger Moore) doesn’t have a company car. In only one scene, we see him driving a Mini Moke.Not quite a typical Bond car, but it still attracts attention!
The best cars of James Bond
The Man with the Golden Pistol (1974): AMS Hornet
The AMC Hornet in The Man with the Golden Pistol is also not quite a company car. Bond (Roger Moore) kidnaps him from a car dealer in Bangkok and performs one of the most legendary stunts in Bond history on him – a 360-degree jump across a river.
The best cars of James Bond
“The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977): Lotus Esprit S1
Finally, Bond (Roger Moore) has a real company car again: the Lotus Esprit S1. He gets the nickname “Wet Nelly” because he can transform into a submarine if necessary. Underwater, Bond can even launch anti-aircraft missiles from it. What a wonderful car!
The best cars of James Bond
“Moon Rider” (1979): Bentley 1930
In the movie “Moon Rider” (in the role of Bond – again Roger Moore), which takes place in space, agent 007 does not have a car, but it shows the original 1930 Bentley.By the way, it was this car that was the personal transport of Bond’s spy according to the books of Ian Fleming. Bentley featured in two of the Bond series and was then blown to pieces during the chase in The Moon Rider.
Best James Bond Cars
Octopussy (1983): Range Rover Classic Convertible
Bond Car (Roger Moore) in Octopussy, set in an unnamed Latin American country, East Berlin and India. – Range Rover Classic Convertible that has never been available for sale.The manufacturer made a model specifically for this movie.
Best James Bond Cars
Sparks from Eyes (1987): Aston Martin V8 Volante
In Sparks from Eyes, Bond (Timothy Dalton) returns to Aston Martin, this time a V8 Volante. Its equipment is impressive: tires with retractable studs, skis and even a jet engine. Ideal for traveling in the mountains.
The best cars of James Bond
“Golden Eye” (1995): BMW Z3
In this film, Bond (Pierce Brosnan) has the first BMW: the creators of the picture signed a contract with a German automaker.The BMW Z3 was an absolute hit. It was produced until 2002.
Best James Bond Cars
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997): BMW 750 iL
In Tomorrow Never Dies, the Bond car (Pierce Brosnan) becomes BMW again – this time 750 iL, ” stuffed with “all sorts of details. Here and armored glass, and missiles, and machine guns, as well as a remote control system. In this picture, Bond also sits behind the wheel of a motorcycle – of course, also a BMW (model R1200C).
Best James Bond Cars
“Die Another Day” (2002): Aston Martin Vanquish
In 2002 Bond (Pierce Brosnan) again drives an Aston Martin – this time a Vanquish V12. Among its “bells and whistles” – rockets, machine guns, aluminum carbon fiber body. It can also become invisible. Memorable was the chase scene on the frozen lake, where Aston Martin was chased by a Jaguar XKR convertible.
Best James Bond Cars
Casino Royale (2006): Aston Martin DBS
The spy makes a unique pirouette in the Aston Martin DBS driven by Bond (Daniel Craig) in the movie Casino Royale …Rushing along the road at night, he suddenly notices his beloved lying in his way, who had been kidnapped by the villains before. At the last moment, Bond turns the steering wheel abruptly, the car skids, and he rolls over 8 times.
Best James Bond Cars
“007: Skyfall Coordinates (2012): Land Rover Defender
Bond (Daniel Craig) tries to catch up with the villain who has stolen critical information. First he chases the Land Rover Defender, the villain he leaves for the Audi A5.During filming, 15 Audi and about a dozen Land Rover Defenders were smashed.
Best James Bond Cars
No Time to Die (2021): Aston Martin Rapide E
James Bond (Daniel Craig) – Green? Yes, yes, in the 25th Bond film, a super-agent saves the world by driving an electric car – Aston Martin Rapide E. Its retail price is about 297,500 euros. Prior to that, James Bond had always driven cars with an internal combustion engine.But the spirit of the times has not spared 007 either: it is becoming environmentally conscious.
Author: Natalia Koroleva
90,000 Quotes from Castaneda. Book 7 – Fire from within. Last thing.
A set of closing quotes from the 7th book of Castaneda “Fire from within”.
– All the time I have been telling you about the great discoveries made by by the seers of antiquity . So, just as they discovered that organic life is not the only form of life present on earth, they also found out that the earth itself is also a living being.
He explained that the key to everything he calls the direct knowledge that the earth is a living creature, and, as such, is capable of giving a warrior a powerful impetus. This impulse is the impulse emanating from the awareness of the earth itself at the moment when emanations inside the warrior’s cocoon are attuned to their corresponding emanations inside the cocoon of the earth.
– No one should know what the nagual is actually doing, ”he said to me.- The nagual comes and goes without leaving a trace. It is this freedom that makes him a nagual.
He reiterated, as if he wanted me to be sure to internalize this, that conformity is a unique force because it either helps assemblage point move or fixes it in its normal position. That aspect of conformity, he said, that keeps the assemblage point stationary is called will , and the aspect that moves it is intent .He outlined that one of the most fascinating mysteries is that will , the impersonal power of conformity, is transformed into intent – a personal power that is at the disposal of each individual.
– The Tumbler is the force emanating from the emanations of the Eagle , he replied. – A force that, without stopping for a moment, rolls over us throughout our life. When you see her, she is deadly. But in our ordinary life, we do not notice it, because we have protective screens.We have all-consuming interests that occupy all of our awareness. We worry all the time about our position, about what we own. However, these shields do not save us from tipper hits. They simply do not allow us to see it directly, thereby protecting us from being hit by the fear that arises at the sight of fireballs that continually hit us. Screens are a big help for us, but also a big hindrance. They calm us down and at the same time deceive us by giving us a false sense of security.
Don Juan warned me that someday in my life there will inevitably come a moment when, having lost my shields, I will be exposed to the continuous impact of tipper . He said that any warrior will certainly go through this stage. It is called loss of human form .
Don Juan replied that seers call human form the irresistible power of attunement emanations , ignited by the glow of awareness in the place where assemblage point of a normal person is located.It is the power that makes us human beings. Thus, to be a human person means to be forced to obey this power of attunement, and, consequently, to be rigidly attached in our actions to the place where it comes from.
Thanks to the practice of warrior , his assemblage point at some point begins to shift to the left. This shift is persistent, leading to an unusual sense of detachment, or control, or even self-abandonment.The displacement of assemblage point entails a readjustment of emanations . The new setting marks the beginning of a series of even more significant shifts. Seers have very accurately called the initial shift the loss of human form , as it marks the beginning of the inexorable movement of assemblage point away from its original position, as a result of which our attachment to the power that makes us human is irreversibly lost.
“The rolling force is the vehicle by which Eagle gives out life and awareness for use,” he explained.“But this same power is what he uses, so to speak, to charge. The rolling force causes all living things to die. What you saw today , ancient seers called overturner.
– In order to open , the rolling force only needs to move assemblage point . If the force of this to see intentionally, the danger is minimal. On the other hand, the situation is extremely dangerous when the assemblage point shifts accidentally, for example, due to physical fatigue, emotional exhaustion, illness, or simply a small emotional or physical crisis, such as fright or alcohol intoxication.Inadvertently displacing of assemblage point , the rolling force splits the cocoon.
– If the displacement of assemblage point is negligible, the cocoon recovers very quickly. At the same time, a person experiences what has ever happened to everyone: he sees colored spots of irregular outlines that remain in front of his eyes, even if they are closed.
– If the shift is significant, the crack will be noticeably larger. Therefore, the cocoon will take more time to heal itself.This happens with warrior using plants of power to purposefully shift assemblage point , as well as with people who take drugs and thereby shift assemblage point unknowingly. In this case, the person feels numb and cold. It is difficult for him to speak and even think, the feeling is as if everything was frozen inside.
– With catastrophically significant shifts of the assemblage point due to, for example, injury or a fatal illness, the rolling force splits the cocoon along its entire length, the cocoon collapses and collapses, and the person dies.
The rolling force is death. As soon as she finds a slack in the luminous creature’s lumen, she automatically splits the cocoon, opening the lumen and destroying the creature.
– Does any living creature have a lumen? I asked.
“Of course,” he replied. – Anyone who did not have a gap would never die.
The human lumen is a bowl-shaped depression the size of a fist, the shape is very fragile and extremely vulnerable. The clearances of other organic beings are similar to those of humans.Some are somewhat more stable than ours, some are even weaker. But only the clearances of inorganic beings are really very different from ours. They are more like a thread, a thin hair of luminosity. Accordingly, inorganic beings live infinitely longer than we do.
– The first of 90,047 new seers in believed that being left with nothing after a life of discipline and hard work was no better than being helpless after the aimless and meaningless life of an ordinary person.Both are unacceptable from the point of view of modern seers .
I noticed that I understand: it brings me to the question as to whether the ancient seers managed to carry out their intent and get rid of death. But he himself already told me that the knowledge of tipper did not save them from death.
– They carried out their intent . They managed to ward off death, ”don Juan said, carefully pronouncing every word.“But still they had to die.
– How did they manage to ward off death by intent? I asked.
– They watched their allies , – he replied, – and, seeing that they are living creatures with a much higher resistance to the effects of rolling force , rearranged themselves in the image and likeness of allies .
– The ancient seers realized that only organic beings have a cup-shaped opening.Its size, shape and fragility provide ideal conditions for the impacts of toppling force to easily split and shatter the luminous shell. The allies of , whose clearance is, in fact, a thin line, expose the impacts of tilter to such a small area that they turn out to be practically immortal. Their cocoons are able to withstand the onslaught of overturning force for an unlimited time, since the linear configuration of the lumen creates extremely unsuitable conditions for the successful impact of tipper .
– The ancient seers developed extremely specific techniques for closing the lumen. After all, in principle, they were right – a linear lumen is much more stable than a bowl-shaped lumen.
– Do these techniques exist today, don Juan? I asked.
“Techniques don’t exist,” he replied. “But some of the seers of the who practiced them still exist today.
Don Juan has firmly hammered into me the formula: warrior always lives side by side with death. Warrior knows that death is always near, and from this knowledge he draws courage to face anything. Death is the worst thing that can happen to us. But since death is our destiny, and it is inevitable, we are free. One who has lost everything has nothing to fear.
Don Juan explained that during normal sleep , the assemblage point shifts along one of the edges of the human strip. Such shifts are always associated with a drowsy state. And in the process of dreaming , the assemblage point shifts along the middle section of the human strip.Therefore, the drowsy state does not arise, although dreamer is really asleep.
Don Juan said that the energy contained in the emanations dormant within us is enormous, and there is an immeasurable amount of it. A very rough estimate of the volume of this force can be based on the fact that all the energy that provides the perception of the ordinary world and all our interaction with it is generated by tuning no more than one tenth of the total volume of emanations , enclosed in a cocoon.
Don Juan reminded me of how much time he and I have spent in the past discussing one of the most enduring items in the human inventory – the idea of God .
“This point,” he said, “is like the strongest glue that holds the assemblage point in its original position. And if you intend to collect another true world using another large strip of emanations , you need to take measures to completely release assemblage point .
– A very radical way to get rid of the glue is to see human matrix . And today you have to do it yourself.
– The human matrix is a giant block of emanations in a large band of inorganic life, he said. “It is called Human Matrix because it is a structure found only inside the human cocoon.
– Human matrix – that part of the emanations of the Eagle , which the seer can see directly, without being exposed to any danger.
– Your, as, indeed, anyone else’s, belief in the existence of God is based on what someone once said to someone, and not on your direct vision , – he continued. “But even if you could see even , you would still inevitably make the same mistake as the mystics. Anyone who sees human matrix automatically takes it for God.
Don Juan then said that at the beginning of my training he used plants of power , as new seers recommend to do so.From the experience of their vision they know that plants of force swing assemblage point very strongly, shaking it out of its usual place. In principle, the effect of plants of force on the position of assemblage point is very similar to the effect of sleep. But plants of power induce deeper and more all-consuming shifts than sleep. The disorienting influence of such a shift is then used by the teacher to reinforce in the student’s mind the understanding that the perception of the world can never be final and unambiguous.
The human matrix can be seen in two different forms, – he began, – as soon as we sat down, – in the form of a person and in the form of light. It all depends on the shift of the assemblage point . With a transverse shift, you see the image of a person, with a shift in the middle section of a human strip, the matrix is light. Today you moved assemblage point in the middle section. This is the only thing that matters.
“Freedom is like a contagious disease,” don Juan said. – It is transmitted, and its bearer is the impeccable nagual .People may not appreciate this because they do not want liberation. Freedom is frightening. Remember this. But not us. Almost all my life I have been preparing for this moment. The same will happen to you.
– The dream body is called differently, ”don Juan continued after a long pause. – Personally, I like the name “other” the most. (in previous books it was referred to as double )
– That night, like hundreds of times before, Genaro moved your assemblage point very deep to the left.He did this with such force that he pulled assemblage point to the position where dream body is formed. And you saw your own dream body , which was watching you. Genaro achieved all this with the help of his dance.
The secret itself lies in the very position of dreams . Its power is sufficient to pull all of you from one place to another, to the most different ends of this world or beyond. Ancient seers used this extensively.They disappeared from this world because they woke up in the dream position , which is beyond the known.
Everything that we have learned to perceive is inextricably linked to the position at which assemblage point is located. As soon as assemblage point leaves a certain position, the world immediately ceases to be what it has always been for us.
Don Juan stated that if assemblage point moves beyond the center line of the cocoon, the entire world known to us in an instant disappears from sight, as if it had been erased – for the stability and materiality so characteristic of him in our perception are nothing more than the power of attunement … Certain emanations , customarily tuned by the rigid fixation of assemblage point in one and the same specific place – this is what our world is.
In the last chapter of the 7th book, the author again writes about that “leap into the abyss”, which he made at the end of the 4th book “Tales of Power”.
– And in a few days all of us – you, Genaro and I – will meet at the top of the mountain. And there you will have to do the same, but there you will not have any advantages, because at the top you will be in a normal state of awareness.And you will need to do this in the blink of an eye. If it doesn’t work out, you will die the death of an ordinary person who fell off a cliff.
He hinted at the action that was supposed to complete the training of the right side of my awareness – the jump from the top to the abyss.
And he explained that breaking the barrier of perception is the culmination of everything seers do. From the moment of overcoming the barrier, a person and his fate acquire a completely different meaning for warrior .In view of the transcendental significance of overcoming this barrier, seers use the act of overcoming it as a final test. Warrior must jump into the abyss from a cliff while being in a state of normal awareness. If he fails to erase the world of everyday life and assemble another world before he reaches the bottom, he will perish.
“You have to make this world disappear,” don Juan continued, “but at the same time, in a sense, remain yourself. This is the last bastion of awareness that 90,047 new seers are counting on.They know that when the flame of awareness burns them, they will retain self-awareness, in a sense, remaining themselves.
– New seers burn out due to the power of attunement, – don Juan continued, – of the will , which they transformed into the force of intention by their impeccable life. Intention is the attunement of all amber emanations of awareness, so it would be correct to call complete freedom – complete awareness.
Freedom – gift of the Eagle to man.Unfortunately, very few people understand that in order to accept this priceless gift, we only need to have enough energy . And if this is all that we need, then we must by all means save and accumulate energy .
At sunset Pablito, Nestor and I jumped into the abyss. Don Juan and all the members of his squad were burnt to death from the inside. They went into full awareness, for they had the amount of energy sufficient to accept the mind-blowing gift of freedom.
Pablito, Nestor and I did not die at the bottom of that abyss, just as other students who jumped from the top to us did not die there. For none of us hit rock bottom. Under the influence of such a significant and incomprehensible act as a jump towards death, we all shifted our assemblage points and collected other worlds.
This is how Carlos Castaneda’s 7th book, Fire From Within, written in 1984 ends.
90,000 A young warrior from a Scythian mound in Siberia turned out to be an Amazon – Science
TASS, July 14.Deciphering the DNA of the remains from the Saryg-Bulun Scythian burial ground showed that not a young man, as was supposed, was buried in it, but an “Amazon” girl, who was probably brought up as a warrior. The press service of the MIPT writes about this with reference to an article in the scientific journal Stratum plus.
“We were offered to study the origin of this young warrior on the paternal side. laboratory of historical genetics MIPT Haris Mustafin.
Scythians are an ancient people, some tribes of which in the VII-III centuries BC wandered in the steppes from the lower reaches of the Danube and Don to modern Kazakhstan. Ever since the time of Herodotus, historians believed that the ancestors of the Scythians were among the first peoples who managed to tame horses. Paleogenetics have recently confirmed this after analyzing scraps of DNA from ancient horses from the mounds of the Proto-Scythians in the vicinity of the Kazakh village of Botay.
Thanks to the historians of antiquity, many myths and legends arose around the Scythians, some of which were subsequently not confirmed.One of them was considered the stories of Herodotus that among the Scythian warriors there were “Amazons” – women who fought on an equal basis with men.
In the footsteps of the Scythians
Russian paleogenetics have found confirmation of this myth. They analyzed DNA from the remains buried in the Saryg-Bulun burial ground in Tuva. Historians found this mound back in 1988. It was built in the 7th century. BC e., in the heyday of the Scythian tribes.
In one of the burials, scientists found a log hollowed out from a whole piece of wood.It contained the body of a child, presumably a youth of 12-14 years old, with a full set of weapons: a stamp, a bow and a quiver with arrows. Thanks to a special environment isolated from external influences, the body was partially mummified, the warrior’s weapons and clothes were well preserved.
Recently Mustafin’s team, specializing in the study of “fossil” DNA from relatively recent historical eras, studied the genome of this warrior. Having studied the structure of DNA fragments, paleogeneticists thought they were wrong. But in fact, the archaeologists were mistaken: the remains did not belong to a young man, but to a girl.
“After a complex of studies that we carried out in several more ways, in great detail and thoroughly, we were able to prove that we are dealing with the remains of a young girl who, apparently, grew up and was brought up as a young warrior,” concluded the head of the laboratory.
90,000 One soldier in the field. About the features of the single-circuit boiler NAVIEN Deluxe One | Archive S.O.K. | 2020
First, let’s talk about the painful one – the obvious advantages of a single-circuit boiler over a double-circuit one.Despite the fact that its main purpose is to heat the premises, the installation of an indirect heating boiler easily solves the issue of hot water availability. A bundle of 24 kW “single circuit” and a 200-liter boiler allows you to get up to 260 liters of hot water in the first ten minutes at a temperature difference of Δ t = 35 ° C. After that, the characteristics do not differ from the double-circuit boiler and are 9.8 l / min. hot water with a difference of Δ t = 35 ° C.
Has the need for hot water increased due to self-isolation? Not a problem, change the boiler to a more voluminous one.Is there a breakdown in the expansion tank or three-way valve? You can easily buy any analogue of any brand that is suitable in terms of parameters. As a result, the system becomes more flexible and allows the consumer to make the necessary changes painlessly. However, such versatility has its price, which is expressed in a larger volume of space occupied by heating equipment.
Now back to Deluxe One, because it is worth talking about separately. In its compact size, almost all the technological know-how of the flagship Deluxe S could fit.
This applies to both the closed combustion chamber and the weather-compensated touch panel. You can connect the NR-40D Wi-Fi remote control to the boiler, which allows you to remotely control the settings via the Smart TOK mobile application. The boiler model range consists of capacities of 24, 30 and 35 kW.
It is also necessary to stop briefly on the combustion chamber. When developing a new platform for wall-mounted boilers, a number of design solutions were adopted to improve the reliability of the equipment and the quality of combustion.Thus, the dimensions of the main heat exchanger and the combustion chamber were increased, which made it possible to lower the thermal stress of the furnace and reduce the load on the heat exchanger. The technological solutions used reduced the average wall temperature by 13 ° C. Along with this, the number of burner lanes has been increased.
The main characteristic of Deluxe One is its hydraulic group, which is made according to the type of European heating equipment. It has retained the connecting dimensions and most of the Deluxe S elements.A high-performance pump (head 6 m, flow rate 35 l / min.), A water pressure sensor and a heating circuit strainer are installed. Instead of a secondary heat exchanger, outlets for connecting an indirect heating tank are mounted. To connect the boiler, no additional kits are required, and the built-in three-way valve switches the direction of movement of the coolant either to the heating system or to the boiler coil.
Electronic stuffing cannot be ignored. Unlike the rest of the boilers of the new line, Deluxe One received an intuitive touch control panel with an error log viewer function.
The boiler can be controlled by a room thermostat or an outside temperature sensor, which guarantees the maintenance of the set temperature in the room. The control board is protected from voltage surges by an SMPS chip and has a convenient connector for connecting external sensors, including the boiler temperature sensor, which is supplied with the boiler. Among the innovations: when the gas pressure drops, the control board switches to the operating mode at reduced pressure, preventing the boiler from blocking.The boiler also uses a universal 60/100 mm coaxial flue system. Thanks to the use of a modulating fan and an APS sensor (air pressure sensor), the maximum length of the coaxial flue is 8 m and does not require the installation of throttling discs for different flue lengths. The APS system monitors the differential pressure across the fan and automatically adjusts air flow based on load and wind boost to ensure optimal combustion performance.
The novelty will go on sale in the Russian market in early August 2020.All details can be obtained from the official distributors and dealer network of NAVIEN.
90,000 Semira – Sumarokov. The full text of the poem – Semira
Oleg, ruler of the Russian throne.
Oskold, Prince of Kiev.
Semira, his sister, Rostislavov’s mistress.
Rostislav, son of Olegs.
Erected, relative of Oskoldov.
Vitozar, confidant of Olegov.
Chosen, confidante of Semira.
Action in Kiev, in the prince’s house.
Semira and Selected.
That love ignited me in sorrow,
I often foreshadowed you, Chosen,.
Has it come true now? Rock brought those flour.
Where to look for help ?! Rulers of heaven,
In anguish and pity, my spirit grows weak,
And my languid heart breaks and suffers!
Look to this country from the utmost height
And, despondent, give me fortress!
Chosen, I want to leave my lover
And, having overcome myself, forever glorify myself.
But will you have only a lot of strength?
Although my beloved is dearer to me than life,
But I remember that they deposed my father from the throne
And our crown was given to them by Igor.
When Oskold, my brother, had no hope
Universe to show its heroic deeds,
I did not win my heart then,
And now my part has become completely changeable.
Oleg freed the slaves from bondage
And generously let go of the involuntary prisoners,
So that our subjects, giving them their freedom,
Show himself a father to the captive people
And, conquering hearts, seek new countries.
But my brother was given a proud spirit,
That he was a slave and that he was in captivity
And saw Igor on the Kiev throne?
Why did Kiy surrounded this city with walls,
So that a relative in it was his slave Oleg?
Young Prince, given to his father by Rostislav.
Oleg ruled both the army and the state.
He is a relative of the Ruriks, he has been cocked to honor this,
And Igor is entrusted to Oleg from his father,
He calls him Father, hears his statutes.
Oskold’s son is accepted by the ruler here,
Oskold is not in poverty – he lives in reverence,
Your life is like life in glory here floats …
In glory ?!In sorrow!
Oleg’s son sighs …
This is an agonizing torment for me.
If you abandon your intention,
Your misfortune will pass into happiness:
Your strength has weakened against Igor,
And fate has conquered you to him forever.
When the people under our control are liberated,
We have enough strength: for the third year already
We leave fruitless in our hearts of annoyance
And we get used to slavery for so long in vain.
Your blood was not burned to slavery, Semira, blood …
Oskold will not be enthroned with this love.
Kash’s father did not die on the throne,
Deer, his younger brother, died on the battlefield,
He is alienated from the throne. Semira every hour
Raises his former voice to heaven.
These are the circumstances into which we have fallen,
And eh wanting to stay calm with my brother?
But what will he do with the army only small?
Oleg does not think so about our army.
Why did he leave Igor before these days
sent him to Ilmen and did not leave with us?
Sowing bounty he did not do with him
And the bonds without him allowed the captives.
Oleg, as his daughter, honors Semyra.
He doesn’t know my pride yet,
Or thinks, when Rostislav became dear to me,
That passion softened my heroic disposition?
He is deceived: although I am captive and Sira,
Though I am a mistress, but the same Semira.
When passion could change my temper,
It would be dishonorable for a hero to love me.
What fruits do you have from love?
What do you remind me of that more?
Or do you think to seduce me with cowardice?
Do we broadcast about love already?
Oskold, Semira, Chosen, Erection and warriors.
The day has come for us to seek il death, il freedom.
Let us die or win, O brave peoples!
There is hope when the belly remains in us,
To the powerless courage gives fruit to victory.
Not all is afraid of the one who is not afraid of death.
Even though nature will take up arms against us,
What more misfortune can happen to us,
As soon as in courage to separate us from life?
O parental hail, fatherland dragoe,
Where I grow up in splendor, in joy, in peace!
Can I forget that I was born in you
And that I am alienated from your throne!
O faithful rabbis, let us reject the burden of captivity!
The time appointed by fate has come,
In which we must show the universe,
That we are not related to being under the yoke.
If our shackles break with courage,
What joy will be heard in the hail!
And if fate determines death for us,
The fall of these things will not take our deeds.
Let the loss of freedom be irrevocable,
It is pleasant for me to taste the debt of the fatherland and death.
Such is the end with victory equal,
And with it our life will remain forever glorious.
Intending to fulfill our duty unapproachably,
Let’s save the fatherland or we will perish.
Let us not spare ourselves where you are leading, let us go
And for the fatherland we will shed all our blood.
At least the stars hardened everything on us
And heaven would throw thunder at us, throw lightning,
We will not be afraid, fighting, nothing,
Every destruction is easy, loving the one
Who now sends us to righteous battle
And with us in office die himself wishes.
Let’s go, oh sir, let’s go against the enemies!
Let the light know that the burdens of shackles,
In dungeons, no matter how harmful they did not weigh us down,
Courage in our hearts did not soften in the least.
For that, fate has given you freedom.
This day is appointed for us to show our deeds.
Near the city there are many in the underground storehouses.
Arms lie in the dark oak trees.
You know places, saved somewhere.
You are all allowed to come out of the city.
The citizens are not afraid of you unarmed,
And their thoughts do not aspire to suspicion:
They will honor your way out with a walk,
They will not find you hidden in the woods soon.
Where the assembly should be, Erecting will show you,
And how you should act, Oskold himself will tell you.
You won’t wait for me for long.
O friends, it’s time for us to raise our weapons!
The first warrior
The whole army, sir, is ready to arms,
And we will fly to our death, just utter a word.
Nature! Why was I born a virgin?
I am now agitated in vain to cheerfulness.
Even though I am in equal trouble with you,
I will not have courage with you.
You are constraining invincible passion in yourself, –
Enough courage, my sister, in you.
Enough – for me, but not enough for the people.
For society! It vibrated your spirit! ..
(I will erect.) Come prepare me an army in the woods
And come back later.
Oskold, Semira and Izbrana.
Princess! At this clock
In the city everything will soon change completely:
Or our people will return to dungeons,
Or Igor’s throne will fall with majesty,
And the city, lifting its head, will lift high.
My slaves show much loyalty to me,
They restore my throne with immeasurable fervor,
But you show me zeal more than anyone else,
Sacrificing me, you are deprived of your joys,
You, preferring the common good to love, are
The mistress of passions, overpowering yourself.
From noble blood I was brought into the world.
Should I be overcome by passions like that,
So that they make changes in Semir,
What are the characteristics of other girls in the world?
Where can I find laudable examples of life,
If vices will live in princely hearts?
Or do we have an advantage over other
Only we are our own titles only?
Though my blood burns, but my mind is awake
And resists the poison of tender thoughts.
Love is powerless, her heart is submissive,
But I have not completely deprived of my strength,
And I still have so much strength in it,
That I can easily resist love.
This is your love for Oskold useful.
If Rostislav is pleased with you and amiable,
A lover will keep Semir without me,
Nothing will hurt you in this custody.
I take you away with me inadvertently,
I can’t keep my dear sisters there,
Where the noise of weapons will move the air all over,
Where fate strives in its severity today,
In the ferocity of a warrior where he does not know the female sex,
No kind of noble, not the throne itself;
Where is the hungry death, when it strikes,
Sometimes innocent babies are not spared.
If I am happy, you will see me;
When I fall in the fields, you will blame your brothers.
You will not destroy lovers’ obedience to yourself,
Oleg as a friend you will mature as you see.
Your destruction does not serve for anything now,
Your courage is not needed by fate.
I wish I was happy in this world,
If I could help you with myself.
But what ?! I will follow you, even though I am a virgin,
You will see me among the warrior’s wrath,
Not readable from anyone as a wife,
Flowing with a sword everywhere behind you.
By your presence there my spirit would have been tormented,
A small emphasis would have seemed to me destruction,
If you would have stopped me in all ways.
I used to, keeping your belly and health,
Forgetting myself and the duty of a military deed,
You would only have my thought in itself.
I will stay and I will not disturb you with anything,
I will not make obstacles in your battle.
But how much tribute will I give to fear without you!
With a few army you go to battle,
And if fate will save you
And gloriously take your parent’s throne,
I will, perhaps, still groan all the hour.
And remember terribly about your lover!
Your hours of fun have passed.
I don’t think about that anymore,
I was determined to leave him;
But I do not want him to die without mercy.
He will not be damaged by anyone’s hand.
And if he is not like that about you?
To fulfill Oskold’s desire,
If death slays me, do not emit lamentations,
Do not cry a lot for me, do not regret much,
You will take the same magnanimity,
With which my eyes fall in battle, I will close,
And do not disturb my shadow with longing!
His imagination stirs my spirit,
One speech about how thunder pierces my ears.
What did Semyra’s parents bring up,
Since my days have become a hell of a torment ?!
Your lover walks, holding tight before him.
He has already become disagreeable in my eyes.
I’ll hide from him.
Oskold and Rostislav.
This act is wonderful to me.
Why am I disgusted with your sister?
Hiding from my eyes everywhere.
Tell me, dear friend, what am I to blame for her?
Like me, Oleg has you as his friend
And allows me to be Semira’s spouse.
In dungeons he released the bonds of the captives,
Returned freedom to the shackled people.
I have used everything to make you feel better,
And for this am I plunged into torment?
That you love her, I am a witness to that.
Love?!. Is it possible for the mind to rest,
When my eyes now show me something else ?!
I see that Semira is leaving me.
When she sees her citizens, she is embarrassed.
Introduced this day, when this country
And this magnificent city fell into your hands,
Her then flour was renewed.
Imagine how bitter it was for us
To conquer such angry times.
The army fled from a cloud of arrows,
And a multitude of people in the Dnieper had finished their stomachs;
The parent is defeated, the proud throne has left,
Wounded, he sought refuge in the forests.
The burning building illuminated the entire sphere
And announced its end in flames.
The clouds stopped from the smoke,
A bloody river flowed through the streets.
I did abuse as long as my feet were holding,
And, ulcerated, in blood, carried up into my palaces,
I tamo ripened you, who will take up the chest,
Making a path for himself from the bodies of the slain.
I saw Semyra groaning in front of you
And, falling at your feet, I pray you,
That your father gave mercy to the captives
And for her citizens the unfortunate took the belly.
O dreadful day! Fierce rock!
Semira, somehow your spirit was taken away, bitter ?!
Oh, if you are happy, Deer, that you, going down into the coffin,
Did not see the time for our most fierce malice!
On the day you died, this city was in hope,
Our fall was not visible before.
Of course, those hours were sad for you,
But fate wanted it! .. Now your beauties
They tell me, Semira, to despise that victory,
Which I wanted to rise in the world.
I do not own here, but if I owned,
Oskold would have ascended the throne of the fathers at this hour.
When the heroes lose power with weapons,
With weapons they return that power to themselves.
I don’t want to receive a scepter by obedience
And I am looking for mercy in myself alone.
Your words bring me to a conclusion.
From grief they come out of my mouth.
Don’t be annoyed with empty summing,
It has passed, as all the fuss goes by.
When there are no ways to fulfill a desire,
Reason of the weak is action – hope,
Your mind is not like that.
Where there are ways not to know
And where there is no hope, it is futile to undertake.
Ah, in vain, maybe I am burning in love,
And I look at your sister without benefit!
Tell my longing, my friend, your sister,
Tell my illness and all the confusion to her.
How I suffer now, Semira did not suffer
And in those days in which death devoured the nations.
Do not lament, being loved as you were before.
Those minutes have passed, I am no longer sweet to her.
Begging to help me, if the brotherhood can,
And return, my friend, her favor to me.
Oleg and Semira.
Aggravating girlish beauty,
I honor all your virtues, Semira.
If Rostislav’s love is similar to yours,
I am glad that you are pleasing to him.
When did this gentle heat gain success
To crown your love affairs,
Appear before the gods and marriage chains
Bind your life forever before the Oltarians.
I will appear, if fate pleases.
But why don’t I see gaiety in you?
I am now finding a wonderful time:
Do you sigh, hear these words?
I am burning with love for your son,
But I see many obstacles to my pleasures.
My bondage will end by this marriage,
And my brother will remain in bondage forever.
In captivity, which he now has,
He lacks only a single throne.
For a proud soul, if you lose the scepter,
There will be no more fun than more.
He hoped to receive the crown from his father.
There is nothing to return it to him.
And for me, crushing about him in the sighs of the immortals,
Is it convenient to appear before the Ottari immortals
And, instead of a complaint, bring them a heart,
To weave it with his sacred bonds
With the heart with which all troubles have come to us ,
With whom did the people’s sorrows enter the city?
Is it convenient for me to appear there for joy,
Where a bitter duty tells me to shed tears
And, satisfying the wrath of the unfortunate creators of fortunes,
To ask for an end to troubles with a groan every day?
The one who honors you and holds you like a daughter
Are you tako, impudent, now responsible?
You, my son, will deceive you, having a fever for Semira!
I see your villain in front of me!
Ah, if I could be a villain to him,
Koliko, Oleg, I was happy!
He would soon find out his change of part:
I would your son, the creator of our evil misfortune,
Long dagger chest …
Oleg, Semira and Rostislav.
Rostislav ascends to the theater when Semira speaks
for the last verse and a half.
Forgetting my love,
Remember the enmity and pour blood against me,
If you count enemies among me
And turn the victor into a tyrant,
Use wrong revenge against me!
Fly out of thought, hope, evil flattery!
For what, hope, did you delight my mind,
For what did you multiply my passion every day!
I have found vengeance, Semira, you have found, –
You crept into my thoughts and entered my chest.
Rip the heart, oppress the suffering spirit in the body
And if you think that this death is difficult,
Ruin and put to death, since I have no favor with you!
With what blow did the rock strike the unfortunate man ?!
Did your cruel eyes seek me?
Did your speech assure me of faithfulness?
This dream has passed, and it was all one deception!
Who is more, heaven, she or I am a tyrant?
I was moved by honor to the battle of their troops,
And from her I was smitten with contemptuous flattery.
Do not have such respect for me
And do not touch my virtue!
Not in vain did your sight seduce you:
My tongue spoke what my heart felt.
Where did that love go?
Raise her in me,
Don’t flatter me that I was your wife.
I know that I firmly assured about her,
But am I canceling what I previously broadcast?
You will always be sweet to your mistress,
But our heat of vain desire agreed.
I will not, Rostislav, I am your wife,
However, I will never be anyone’s,
I will not be anyone’s, and I cannot be.
And that I love you, you know, I’m not lying.
You are familiar with my temper, I abhor pretense
And I never practice flattery with anyone.
To love and not to love does not consist in the will,
But in my will, what must be done.
Passion shakes me, love torments me,
But my mind does not violate its office.
From fiery love, all the blood in me burns,
However, in my thoughts it does not change.
This heat multiplies my troubles a hundredfold,
He is now bringing nature to me.
I love myself more than my lover,
I am already ruining the rest of my peace;
I only resort to generosity
And with the pride of my soul I overcome everything.
There are no measures, princess, there are no measures of my torment.
My torment is more severe than yours.
When you declare the truth about passion,
You suffer with your own will.
Leave your harsh opinion,
End this severe suffering.
Take, princess, you are my useful advice.
If you want your dear one to fall at your feet
And for oblivion of affairs, with what he embarrassed you,
Yours, dear, he kissed your feet,
I am ready to graze before you this minute …
Nothing can soften your villainess fierce.
Am I worthy, prince, is this submission?
You are wasting only tender words,
It is only in vain that they disturb the spirit in me
And, multiplying my flame, my diseases multiply.
Oleg and Rostislav.
On an unfortunate day I became flushed by you,
From your beauty, my whole mind is confused!
My son, you are unusually wounded by this beauty,
But it is indecent to be a faint-hearted hero.
Remember the great deeds of courage,
For whom nature has worn you out into the light,
And how your hand threw death to the nations,
When death flew with your sword here.
You were not born for love, you were born for victories.
Not for, not for love, for unbearable troubles!
That I imitate you, the light has matured recently,
Under your rule I fought gloriously.
You will not be ashamed that I was born by you,
On the day of the battle all ripen that you are my parent.
What vice, when the hero melts in love,
If the sword in his hand frightens the whole North?
If the hero knew how to escape from beauty,
Where would he be exalted above mortals!
The courage of great souls in battle is terrible,
But every man gives tribute to nature.
I am powerless against the eyes of Semyon.
I see, sir, that I am pleasing to her,
And I remember the favors received from her,
Only joyful days cannot be forgotten.
I could easily endure any misfortune,
And I cannot overcome this sorrow.
Unmerciful Semira, you do not drink,
That you torment me more cruelly than all tyrants!
And if you know exactly how I endure,
Oh gods, why do I love her so much ?!
Oleg, Rostislav and Vitozar.
Before your eyes the Erection wishes to appear.
Come in! Oleg commands.
Oleg, Rostislav, Vitozar and Erecting.
(I will build)
What do you want to tell me?
The people stand up for thee
And this day they will go with weapons,
Of which many were stored in the forests,
Today the army has completely armed itself against you.
About the establishment of the assembled regiments there
The prince is waiting for news with me and is ready to go to war.
I was the first to rush to this war with the prince,
But after – I was afraid of your anger
And I tried to show you diligence.
(Vitozaru, pointing to Vozved)
At this hour, you were leading this villain to be executed!
For my great service to you?
You will not be faithful to me if you are unfaithful to a friend.
If you were my slave, then this would be your message
By your position I should have been dear,
But you were a relative of the prince and lived in freedom with him,
I did not make you a slave among the people.
Having become vinen, sir, I create repentance
And I clearly see my delusion.
Not delusion, you see your idleness.
You are disgusting before me, since you hate honor.
(Vitozaru.) Give him to death.
O most bitter hour!
Oleg and Rostislav.
And you bring here the one who rebelled against us
And imagine it as a prisoner!
Resisting your power,
He fell into inescapable misfortunes.
Here is the reward for mercy to him!
You yourself are the reason for your misfortune today.
Until the proud enemy is completely destroyed,
In this country, Igor’s throne will not be established.
Ungrateful prince and daring slave,
Dangerous hail, coliko you are not weak!
We will eradicate the enemy … we will eradicate, I proclaim,
And in my heart I already forgive him!
When you had me a taco in captivity,
Would you leave me such a blame ?!
Your life is reliable, if you submit,
And your death is near, even if you are a little proud.
Oleg, Rostislav, Oskold and the soldiers.
You vainly attempted to be the prince of this country,
Only being my friend, you became a villain to me.
I thought of you as inclinedly as of a son,
And now I see enmity as a reward.
Forgetting all the mercies that you had,
Did you want to stand up against me, Oskold? ..
Ask for forgiveness, fall in front of me!
If you thrust a sword into my chest, I will fall in front of you,
But never before!
Death threatens you today.
Majesty of the soul, she will not hit.
You are taco, impudent, you answer to Oleg!
Or do you not drink torment at death?
Extend the power to torment without mercy,
Everything is easier than to fall before you.
That I am devoted to you, rejoicing in a magnificent rank,
Thank my unhappy fate!
With a sword in front of the troops, I would give you an answer,
And he would have resounded in all the vast light.
You are in thought, a proud enemy, you instill ferocity in me
And you satisfy the generosity in my heart.
I still have time, prince, now I give you
To think about saving your life.
You will be deceived by your traitor, a criminal,
And the captives will not find you alive here,
When you will not ask for forgiveness,
And you will dare to taste the execution of the cruel one.
My regiments will arm themselves for battle at this hour,
My slaves will return to chains.
(Rostislav.) If you hesitate here with him, I will establish the troops
And I will show Oskold mercy or judgment.
Then we will go with you beyond the city from nowhere.
It’s just me that I’m not there now!
Oskold, Rostislav and soldiers.
You are trying with all your might to irritate Oleg
And in vain you, my friend, do not want to live any longer.
The ways to resist you have been taken away,
And you must obey your part.
I no longer shy away from my life,
And I cannot fall before any mortal.
Heroism does not require such severity,
It is not courage that it is a property of despair.
To make you mean, I do not give advice;
By moderation, save your life.
Oleg, you know, the ferocity is unusual –
Respond to your happiness decently.
It was not shyness that brought me into despair today,
But commendable deeds undertaken,
Which were revealed by disgusting betrayal.
When did your intentions not come true,
So why be stubborn anymore?
Submit, who was born to slave and lose heart.
Nothing will shake my spirit forever,
Men who are not timid to gods are like men.
Although I am struck down by a terrible fate,
I was born to feel no cowardice.
Nature made me only firm,
To show me that a part of unmercifulness
In all the desire to shed ferocity
Generosity cannot be quenched.
Enough, heaven, in cruel persecution,
Unhappy, tempted by the merciless fate of me ?!
I am deprived of everything that could flatter me in the world:
I see myself as a prisoner in my parental country,
I carry all that, I look at execution without trembling
And fearlessly I open the doors of eternity.
O eternity! You are the frontier for all worldly vanities,
In you alone, I see the end of my troubles:
From the attack of a fierce fate
Only you are sheltered for my cramped soul!
Live although you are already for your friends,
For my request and for your sister!
If you, prince, do not despise the friendship of a prisoner,
When you honor honest people and in bonds,
Do not waste words to subjugate me:
Your speech does not work in my mind,
Advice, I’m no one else I do not heed,
Without the benefit of the light to live – to burden only the earth!
Having lost my scepter, how can I serve the light?
I wanted to restore virtue here,
To renew the golden age of joys in the city,
Cunning to drive out and imprison in hell.
And now, if only I was vile,
So that I would prefer a life of shameful honor,
Looking at the oppressed virtue,
The troubles of my subjects, I would only be a witness.
Pretendingly poor, persecuted by the strong, to mature,
Kohl of this barbarism there is no strength to overcome!
It is still unbearable for the fatherland to ripen in a groan
And to see your enemy in your crown!
What will I do ?! Hears nothing.
Do not despise, O prince, my petition!
My friend, dear friend, do not deny the advice,
Seasons of happiness are the properties of this light.
Oleg, holding paper, Oskold and Rostislav.
Have you broken your stubbornness?
And now I am what I was up to now.
I still stop your destruction
And I still show you generosity:
Either mercy or death do not hesitate to choose!
In your ferocity, die, villain, die!
(For Warriors.) Into dungeon, warriors, get him out, rush him
And tamo in strong fetters.
When I am your prisoner, when my fate is like that,
Everything is already tolerable to me, ready to go for everything.
O unlucky city! My sister is kind!
Sorry! My life has become useless to you!
Oleg and Rostislav.
Though for me, save this unfortunate one …
And I don’t listen to any mercy to him.
Think differently, do not practice in requests
And by the morning of this night prepare for battle!
On this day of military affairs we cannot conceive,
And if we conceive, we cannot finish:
The daylight has already descended low,
And the ascent of the moon to this city is close.
But before we start to do battle,
I will have to kill Oskold’s square on Oskold’s square.
This paper will clearly announce to everyone about me,
That I will not give the gods an answer for his death.
Bow, sir, to my request !….
Do not annoy me, or betray him!
You are bold before me, opposing my will.
Leave me, show your courage in the field!
Stop bringing Oleg to anger.
Death lifted up the scythe, the hellish mouth opened.
I showed you mercy in my vexation,
Go, look for a crown and a scepter in hell!
(Oskold sits down to sign death.) Die! Of course, you must die! ..
But why is my hand trembling now ?!
Die! .. What am I forcing myself to do with all my might?
It is shameful to end Oskold’s life I condemn,
The heart trembles, the blood, worrying, flows,
And the thought from rage to pity me attracts.
Imaginations torment me are different,
And feeling unusual changes in myself.
About justice! You support your soul
And opinions differ in one aggregate!
Disappear, pity, you shut up, mercy, now,
And do not resist Oskold’s fate!
I will do that; Oskol can’t live any longer.
(Signs.) Why dare I put my hand?
Oskold’s head will separate from the body! ..
No! Though anger is righteous, cruelty will be satisfied.
(Tearing apart the decree. Rises.) I am forgiving, you are inflated with pride …
You have no salvation, although the trial has been postponed!
It is impossible to forgive the one who so exalts himself
And, being guilty, he does not ask for forgiveness.
Whenever you became a prisoner of a tyrant,
In stubbornness he would tear you to pieces,
And I gave my enemies their former freedom
And I wanted to be a father to a captive people.
That’s why I was boiling with courage!
Who has suffered so much sorrow for a long time ?!
I wear shackles in the house where I was born,
Where I grew up in majesty and learned to reign!
And you’re still on me, about the sun! you cross the light!
And the house, this house will not fall on me yet!
Here is the glory I longed for from my infancy!
Here is my happiness, here is the scepter and the orb!
Why delay, death, when I am disgusted with fate?
O heaven, take out my spirit! I am disgusting to myself.
But why don’t I find my sister here?
Alas! What, what do I want to ripen you for ?!
I will see currents of tears flowing from my eyes,
And the spirit will shake in my fortress.
A painful life! What do I have you for?
As a sacrifice to my fierce villain,
Who from me, what was, having taken everything away,
Seeks to finally change my temper.
Fate can take everything away in the days of angry days,
It took everything away from me, but except for spiritual strength.
You, the army, are waiting for me, gathered in the woods,
But your master is in prison and in chains …
He will die in the square !…. Do not hesitate, strike,
Save my belly or avenge my death!
Oskold and Elected.
Where did my unfortunate sister go?
Waited for you to appear before her eyes:
Semira asked for something from Rostislav
And hurried to the dungeon,
So that Rostislav fulfilled the order there:
Waiting for her during the day seemed like an hour.
But behold she is.
Oskold, Semira and Izbrana.
I look at this in this form,
My beloved brother!
I’m dying in chains.
Did you hear that my end is already ripe? ..
And you on me, Perun, are you still not throwing arrows ?!
The earth has not yet opened up gaps for me,
And my blood does not freeze in my veins yet.
Start up, sunbeams, in front of me!
Everything, about rock, I am deprived of everything by you!
Beloved Oskold !….
It’s not at all,
That would illuminate us with sparks of hope.
Our city is defeated without deliverance,
You are forever a prisoner, I am condemned to death.
Are you condemned to death ?! My brother will die vilified ?!
I carried a lot of troubles, it was also bearable.
Not a false message passed through the hail –
You are condemned to death! Is it possible to take it down ?!
How happiness strives viciously against me,
Did Rostislav tell you about this in detail?
Through the Chosen He spoke to me
And ridiculously announced your misfortune to me.
From these weeping eyes, he hides his image
And no longer dares to appear before me.
Do you know when I want to be mean,
That I will turn away the scythe of death?
Oleg promises to leave my life without fail.
But will I lose what is invaluable to me ?!
He wants me to ask forgiveness
And fell at his feet.
So that my brother should make
Himself and me this shame ?!
What do you command?
Die, if only in that you gain salvation!
Come to an end, dear brother, my life is unhappy!
I deserve to see myself – you, my sister.
And in misfortune you are only equal.
I myself had meanness, but not inglorious.
How Rostislav threw Kiev’s throne here,
I fell before him and emitted a groan,
But then I was not moaning about life before him:
I asked for mercy for my people.
Though that day was bitter, this one is a hundred times more bitter for me.
I am depriving you forever, dear brother!
I am forever deprived! .. O harmful share of life!
You told me to feel everything, poor!
Troubles, how many in the world to find them,
I told my heart to test everything in my youth!
Is the power of your anger awful
Tempted by Semyra’s magnanimity?
Though I am not looking for salvation in meanness,
But fear has seized me, I tremble and tremble.
No matter how proud thoughts strive upward for glory,
Streams of tears involuntarily roll from the eyes.
The heroic mind of souls, though it strengthens me,
But the heart cries out to the afflicted, groaning:
“An abyss of troubles has opened up, but you are not yet torn!
Or are you parting with Oskold without pity?
Forever he will detach his eyes from yours
And you will see him for the last time! ”
Let the share rage as it wants, the share is spiteful,
Be like Oskold in generosity!
Take away my belly, death is in a hurry,
I am confused by that, but not afraid.
I have a suffering heart and in extreme obedience.
Be patient and imitate me generously!
And I will never see you again!
A person will not be born forever in the light,
But forever will that il be glorious for a very long time,
Who was equal in ill-luck and happiness.
In this case, reveal that you are my sister!
Quite this day I am still generous.
Fate has emitted all the ferocity from hell,
And I have not ruined all my memory yet.
Drive your melancholy! Run away from despondency
And for my sake you overcome sorrow!
This sacrifice from you alone Oskold wants,
In this hope he destroys execution and death.
When I am convenient to ease you with it,
I will feel my sorrow in my heart.
And if you hate an innocent weakness,
So you will see courage in your sister.
By definition conquering heaven,
Look at my death without groaning and without tears,
Stay in this firmness, which you promise!
You reduce my cruelty to executions.
If you try to ward off pity from me,
I am going to die calmly from you … Forgive me!
Now, oh, now I need to strengthen myself!
But is it possible to part with you in good spirits forever ?!
(Falls into the hands of the Chosen.)
This, unfortunately, was lacking for me,
So that at the end I would show weakness to this country.
Fierce cases still desired that,
So that, dying, everyone called me timid!
Don’t dishonor your blood in me!
Do not resent me and leave my honor!
Heed the petition! You will take away the courage!
Brace yourself at least for an hour !…. You will not heed my words!
Remember now, remember whose daughter you are!
Close my eyes quickly, oh eternal night!
So the farewell only makes us sadder,
Let’s interrupt it! Your brother hands you over to the gods.
Wait! I will not, I will not moan.
In this you cannot keep your word.
Seven and Elected.
What can you imagine a diarrhea death with anger ?!
Run according to Rostislav, run fast,
Tell him to come to me immediately!
Have you, my spirit, endured not much ?!
In all countries, my hope ended.
In you, love, you alone have it!
O passion, and you gave me a lot of longing.
You, captive, brought me into captivity for the second time
And, aggravating the usual groaning,
Introduced into despair and multiplied desire.
For the evil done, repay me with good,
And turn this terrible cloud away from the hail!
And if you, fate, strike Oskold,
So free you from the vile death!
The spirit endures the most severe torment.
How will I heed this piercing rumor,
That my brother accepted execution ?! And thinking that, I suffer.
I put my hope on thee, love, on thee!
Semira and Rostislav.
Where is the heat of your love? Where is the friendliness to a friend today?
Oskold is withdrawn and accepts the death penalty,
And you allow Oleg to torture!
Or do you not know Oskoldova’s pride?
He draws Oleg to anger by force,
And there is no more room for requests for him.
I brought requests. What have I achieved by doing this?
Only rage on myself pushed the parent.
Your brother hinders his generosity himself,
And there is no way to deliver him to us.
Oskold dies, dies, if he does not submit.
His blood will not be transformed into mean blood,
And you do not lead yourself into anger through a request:
I do not want this help from you.
I can’t find a way to save him.
In this extreme I resort to your love.
Although we are now hindered by chances,
How I love you, you yourself know.
Although it seemed to you in me the severity,
But my heart has never been canceled.
You see why I neglected the marriage.
And what else could I answer?
For all my love, if you love without deceit,
Fulfill me what I ask for!
Imagine how hard it is to die
For the one on the square who was born to rule in the light,
Where, although he lived in captivity, in captivity,
But where was his father on a glorious throne.
I thank the gods, pity is not alien to me.
But what are we going to do, are you suffering from him?
I know his death eternally separates us,
From this thought my spirit is completely weakened,
I am deprived of my friend and the one I love,
But why will I use it to help?
I do not see a way to Oskold’s salvation,
Not to the coveted union with you.
When, then, nothing can mate us,
Love, you have come at the hour of success!
When you fulfill Semyra’s request,
So, maybe you will find relief in your heart.
What do you want, dragging, from me?
Having confused my whole peace and heart,
Kohl truly sigh about me,
Show me that love that you feel,
And let you out of Oskold beyond the city.
Do you want this mortal poison in my heart ?!
Why blame you? What will you find in an excuse,
What are you doing me such a punishment?
You are trying to win all my glory.
Why, princess, why did I begin to love you?
There will never be anger for me for the Fatherland forever, –
This is no way to fulfill this command.
So now all my hope is gone!
And in Rostislav I have found an enemy for myself!
Enough of your passion for Semyra is explained:
Semzda for this heat to me, which kindled me!
You are trying to return my enemy’s enemies
And for my love to end my days forever.
Your heat towards me has disappeared, you have become completely transformed,
And if my gaze is still pleasant to you
And vows are remembered that with imaginary beauty
You will be full of mine only one,
Having chosen me alone worthy of yourself,
Soften, O Rostislav, soften my destiny
And show me that, coliko I am sweet,
What is right to you, I gave my heart
And that in misfortune I am happy with you!
I lost my peace twice through you:
Our throne fell by you, by you, cruel, I
Taken into captivity from my glory.
You deceived your gaze and spirit and became a friend from an enemy,
My spirit called you a lover, a spouse.
Who leaned towards you, and more than I was torn,
That my dissimilar passion intertwined with happiness.
All the sadness from you, unfortunate, I have.
Lean to pity, since I own you!
Behold the tears on the face of your mistress,
Behold the pallor, behold, my prince, the confusion of your eyes,
Behold my trembling! My soul suffers,
The blood grows cold, the mind fades, and the voice weakens.
Will you want to see me dead this day?
Do not let Semir die, dear prince!
Feel your beloved torment!
My salvation remains in you alone.
You are torn, and you tear me even harder.
Don’t flatter, and you won’t find salvation in me.
O bitter hours! Diseases are greater than strength!
Lovely eyes, why are you so sweet to me!
Your brother will die this day, and there is no hope for us.
And if you die, I will die with you myself.
Deprived me of you, everything in the world is disgusting.
You foretold death, cruel, in this answer.
Your father is my tyrant. Be like him!
You are my enemy, but you are also dear to my heart!
You, ah, witnesses, fatherly palaces,
My guilt before him! Leave it to me, gods,
That I love the prettiest tormentor!
Doesn’t want to help when I’m ruining my stomach!
When you look up at me, a soul deprived,
And you will see the imaginary beauty darkened,
You will cry, perhaps, rebellion over the body,
But crying you will not bring me back.
For the impossible I suffer fulfillment!
You command the most grave crime to commit,
You try to arm me against the fatherland!
Ah, can you innocently strike me?
Do not hesitate, invent what you want, executions,
I am ready to accept everything, without feeling fear.
But what did I deserve with my own guilt,
So that I may see you dead before me?
When you ruin your beauty and youth,
So you completely destroy my love.
Innocent before you, Semira, I am in nothing,
I entered the city with no flattery, I took this city with a sword.
I did not receive flattery and I desire a heart, –
For my sincerity it was given to me by you.
If you want to be worthy of my heart,
So you must resolve the bonds of Oskoldu.
I do not believe without the fact that I am pleasing to you.
I see that my love is not similar to yours,
I am ready to die for your honor every hour,
And you strive to ripen me in disgrace.
There will be no treason from me to the fatherland,
I will defend the walls here to the grave.
Kohl, barbarian, I am powerless to soften you,
If you want to deprive your mistress of your belly,
Why delay? Mortify, cast down the feelings of the deprived!
Spill, tormentor, blood, I am inflamed by you!
Do not feel the slightest pity for me,
Ruby, open my chest and tear my heart to pieces,
In which your image was incessantly
And you tormented something in your stomach indescribably!
Satisfy, enjoy my day longing!
Take out the sword: pierce! ..
(snatching the sword from its scabbard)
Behold I am dead in front of you …
(rushing to her and kneeling)
Stick this sword into me, end the passion!
He gave me victory, deprived Oskold of power,
He was stained with blood of your people,
And he is the fault of your misfortune …
And he will make everything end unhappiness.
(Raises his hand to stab.)
(rose from his knees at full speed and held her hand.)
I no longer argue with my fierce part:
Your brother is released.
(giving him the sword)
My prince, from now on I,
No matter how the fight ends, up to your grave.
If I am defeated, I will go into the darkness of the eternal night,
And your eyes will not see me.
Do not destroy my peace again!
Or do you think, my love for you will carry away
The death of Semyra’s faithful lover,
And will I raise up the eyes of the sire in the sun?
When you raise a sharp sword on yourself,
Imagine then how I love you,
That my life is forever linked with yours
And that I will not be alive, I am deprived of you.
Go, emit the slave from the hail
And save my life in your life!
What to do, Rostislav, will you undertake now?
Neither reasoning nor courage can be heard.
You, following your passion, resist it
And you want to betray your people.
My Fatherland! Fatherland is kind!
Against you, passion revolts uselessly.
I will not let you, love, overcome yourself.
But how is it possible for me to mature Semir?
And it’s scary to think, O inhabitants of heaven,
To the cruel execution of me, her eyes are lovely!
O pitiful thought! There is no ferocity in me.
No ferocity, villain ?! You are the enemy of your country!
Traitor, revoke your evil promise!
Desire has permeated your dishonor.
I hear the voice of heaven thundering above me:
“Opened, Rostislav, now the abyss is under you.
For ordinary fun
You will fall from the very heights of majesty and glory
To the bottom of the abyss. Resist beauty,
Resist! Break, criminal, those bonds,
In which you groan and die terribly! ”
But in vain the sky cries out to me with a loud voice.
A fire kindled in the heart burns in all the blood.
O position, give way to love this day!
Torment me, love, when I am in your power!
Oh gods, is there anything stronger than a passion of love ?!
Semira and Selected.
Notify me, has my brother already been released
Have you already been escorted into the gates beyond the city?
I’m afraid Rostislav has not canceled the words,
And, ah, I was not thrown into torment again.
Oskold, Semipa and Elected.
I got the freedom. Thank the gods.
At this hour, Semira, I am going against the enemies,
I am going to rid the city and the Kiev borders.
The door of Oskold’s dungeon is still kept,
And the warriors are pretending to watch me there,
But at this hour they will lead the walls behind the walls
And the faces of Olegov will hide with me.
There is a secret way out, I will go that way,
I will collect my shelves and proceed to the walls.
Rise, heavens, you will fall glory to us!
For your bitter tears I have freedom,
You are my salvation and the whole people.
Great I owe your love a bribe;
Let Rostislav be your husband, Semira, yours!
Although I end my intention with victory,
Even though with my death, I hand you over to him.
If my part will be and this day is harmful to me,
In retribution you will remain alone,
Which I can do to Rostislav,
Follow your tendency to the charter!
Do not disturb me with your fall
And foretell not such calmness to me!
I see you armed before me,
Hope is imagined from everywhere in my heart.
I try to make misfortune all in fun,
And you try to conquer the city of Oskold.
Do not overshadow my pleasures now more.
O heaven, let me see him on the throne!
Why did I come here, I told you that.
If the heat of my love gave you freedom,
Go to the glorious defense of the fatherland!
You will see me or be dead, or in a crown.
Seven and Elected.
I still see a sign of sadness in your face.
I don’t see my brother in a crown yet.
Who knows how fate ends this day?
From one country nature frightens me,
On the other – tormenting passion disturbs the spirit.
It is known what my, Chosen, part is.
As soon as happiness appears before me,
Hope will delight and suddenly deceive me,
Piercing the darkness like lightning in the night
Hides instant rays from my eyes.
Oskold is in danger, and Rostislav is alike.
Although they are friends, heroism in battle is vicious,
And can they save each other’s arrows ?!
They will remember even in the midst of military affairs,
What are you to that sister, mistress to another;
They will all exert their strength to such salvation.
When the bloody battle is burning in a terrible hour,
She does not speak about passion, about kinship,
But if they are saved by each other,
They will not be given to each other alive as captives.
They said that, I know their customs:
Alone, like a stone, is firm in his intentions,
He will not hesitate in what he undertakes,
And, except for courage, he does not heed anything else.
Another, even though he has a tender heart,
But in the extreme he will die, he will neglect my groan.
There is only honor one prescribes right.
They won’t remember me in the midst of thundering glory!
Shake off sad thoughts from yourself
And wait for joy, exterminating confusion.
Give peace of mind to the grieving members!
Everything in the light, whatever it is, is subject to change.
You have been unhappy for many days.
That is why fate brought me into the world,
My belly, like a chain, is made up of many troubles
And, perhaps, it will not be saved from them forever:
The prosperity in which I grew up,
Which, like dust, fate smashed,
When in my mind imagines,
My countless misfortunes multiplies.
Oleg, Semipa and Elected.
Your brother fled from the city with guards,
He did not use the army against me in vain,
But in vain, maybe he will fight with me:
The enraged Oleg will no longer soften.
Yours are the crafts that he left,
But I do not see in them your evil deeds:
From that and you, like him, the womb was born,
And you do not seek malice towards your brother.
I also praise you for what you do.
I just want to know who released it.
Whom have you blinded with gifts, Semira?
I ruined my wealth by you
And I cannot give. Why are you broadcasting to me
About brother, I didn’t mature even in my sleep.
Tell me the truth and do not answer falsely.
What I do not know, that cannot be said.
Being stubborn, do not bring me into the heat of anger
And my strictness, princess, warn me!
By the performance of a villain, to cover viciously
And to regret him is dishonorable and indefinitely.
When you don’t know how to talk about honor,
So I can give you instructions.
What is honest or not, I understand it,
And I have ways to teach you.
You started to threaten me! Or have you forgotten that,
Who am I and that nothing will frighten me?
When my brother is saved and our army is in the field,
I am not afraid of your power anymore.
You want to teach me about the honor to know ?!
Try to learn from me!
Do not think that she is conjured with happiness
And that she can be overwhelmed by opposites.
In misfortune no one even flatters us,
But virtues, and silently, everyone honors.
Don’t you think that our sex is incapable of heroism
And a woman’s spirit is not like a man’s spirit,
Why do you strive to attract me to awe?
There is no shyness in me, your speech is powerless.
You are forcing Oleg to be angry with yourself.
Lya eh, gods, more to me to quench from anger ?!
Oleg was not expecting these answers from the captive,
Before I was Semira, I won,
And it’s indecent for me to live with you.
It is not usual to answer captives like that.
Do not remember my mercy,
What are you hoping for in your insolence,
And such courage was given to you by the breakaway,
Like how would you sit on the throne?
You are not honored by your origin here, but by me.
Just take your hand off you, you will be the dust of the earth.
Although fate vainly flattered me with happiness,
It was not for nothing that nature put me into the light.
I am a prince’s daughter, then the whole world knows.
I have no honor in your mercies.
And you already forget my mercies?
If you honor me with them,
I don’t remember them anymore.
I don’t remember them either,
But I remember that you are my slave.
Ungrateful! You ripened in me as a father,
And now I am your enemy, if you wanted that.
Spread, anger, according to my heart,
You will not seem like a tyrant to anyone:
You are righteous in me! And you will already be here
Live in a different respect and forget your pride.
Send me, heaven, death, only my brother would win
And the fatherly hail freed from the yoke.
Oleg, Rostislav and Semira.
Now you will consider, now you will see clearly,
That you sighed about her and suffered in vain.
As you thought her to be, she is not like that,
Anger in her is revealed through insolent words.
I see what your anger prepares for me:
Thy image reveals no mercy to me,
But, how timid I am, you will ripen it.
I am mortal; no matter when you die.
Tyrant, if your soul has penetrated it!
I’m not afraid of torment, I’m used to it.
Know, by my will my brother got rid of,
But you will not know who was released for the hail!
Although you can take the heart out of the body with anger,
But it is not convenient to pull this secrets out of the heart.
If you dared to say your guilt,
Why should you shelter the villain?
You can’t hide it.Warriors!
(The soldiers enter.)
What do you start?
You defend this enemy in vain!
Under her image I see my soul,
In the intolerable flame of Semira I burn:
My mind is full of it, I live in the world with it,
I abhor without her and my life.
Her and in glory I am the slave of beauty.
Torment her, you torment me.
She hears all threats without fear.
Preparing executions for her, you are preparing executions for me.
You cannot, sir, show her ferocity,
With which you could not persuade your son.
To be happy, although we are devoid of hope,
But our hearts are forever united with her.
I forgive her everything and will control my rage,
Once I know what I want to know.
Don’t flatter yourself, but I don’t want forgiveness.
(Semire) Under guard! ..
I promise to find the villain,
Just tame your intention!
Come to your senses, Rostislav!
Although Semirin’s face is kind to him,
It is useless in dangerous circumstances.
Why, my dear son, we strive to win,
When we begin to please the traitors.
Whom are you looking for, this traitor is before you.
O angry fate!
What have you done to yourself!
What are you worthy of?
To die with torment.
Rise! What rivers you must endure.
He is your dear son, do not be ferocious to your son,
I am the reason for everything, I am one execution!
Execute me! When you create something,
You will inflict the fiercest torment on him.
You need it, the people need it.
You take my life, since you have taken away freedom!
Be merciful to me, and to my son, and to yourself!
If I sacrificed my honor to you,
I am willing to lose my life for you:
By one misfortune I temper the other.
Look, into what troubles you have brought me!
Has taken over all my meritorious deeds!
(Oleg.) Punish me, punish, punish me quickly!
Being in the world makes me angry with all the torments.
A gnawing conscience, repentance, shame,
Love for the fatherland, your anger and formidable appearance
Through all my blood, mortal poison is spread,
All my mind and heart are torn apart.
(Semire.) Why am I deceived by your beauty ?!
Why did my spirit become indignant with you ?!
By one, the gods, you consoled me with your son,
Decorated him with various gifts,
In his youth, he with the darkness of great deeds
My desire far exceeded,
He ascended as much as a hero could when he rose,
On his behalf the whole North began to shake,
But – about a deplorable day! – then changing everything,
Hero, son, you took everything from me!
Without exposure, I suffer intolerable,
And today your name is no longer visible in me.
With fervor ruining your respect,
I am already ashamed now and behold you.
You are not sending your son to death – a criminal, a villain!
Judge and condemn, having no bounty!
I am the old Rostislav, plunged into trouble,
Only by the fact that I am going to death without shyness.
Give back your sword. Go away into the darkness of the dungeon!
(giving the sword to Oleg, who then gives his sword to the soldiers)
Behold the sword that expanded the borders of the fatherland,
Feeding the blood of the Kiev sands.
This fierce and then I did not know melancholy!
Come! Now you are the last hour in the world,
And the courage at the end of reality, you are still in bloom!
If justice blames you now,
Death is indomitable, the door of the coffin is opened.
Die and pay off your crimes with blood!
But will I go into the coffin with parental love?
Do not imagine my cruel wines,
Tell me, my parent, that I am still your son!
As my heart is not annoyed by you today,
That to eternal grief will not be forgotten by me,
You are a son, but not the one that was before,
Although I love you, as I used to love.
Go! .. Now I will embrace you for the last.
Hide my ashes in the ground with parental love!
And you, a painful, sad look to your eyes,
Do not complain that evil fate resisted us,
And, remembering that I did not love you falsely,
Do not cry about something that cannot be changed!
Oleg, Semira and Elected.
(at the very time when Rostislav departs,
kneels before Oleg)
Behold Semyr’s pride is now over!
My lover is a hero, Oleg is his father,
They gave this city to you, I live in captivity by them,
By them Igor reigns on a magnificent throne here.
Curb, curb your anger, do not think of ferocity
And offer justice at the mercy!
If the gods had punished us like this,
We would fall into colic guilt before them,
Where would the clan flee from the thunder of mortals?
Would he hide in the forests, in the mountains, or in the abyss of waters?
Follow them and be only generous, if you are just!
Do you see a difficult path for the father to mercy for his son?
Be a righteous judge, but be a man!
Imagine whose you are going to eat away now!
Who are you giving to die ?! This death I am worthy,
And by me only your fate is restless today.
Whenever Rostislav did not know my eyes,
To this day he would still be innocent.
The light has been taken away from them! Forgive my dear son!
Forgive me, sir! I am the cause of this fault.
My misfortune is the reason for that.
You are innocent in this, that you are dear to him
And you delivered your brother from death,
You showed your statutes by that.
If you are courageous, bear with you as I do.
I feel pity no less than yours.
If the heart does not melt from pity in judgment,
So vain does she dwell in the heart.
No one can live without delusion.
We are mortal. No mortal is perfect.
In court, having a firm heart against idleness,
Behold the weaknesses of people with mercy!
Move though the flow of my tears,
Longing, groaning and the darkness of these torments,
Which pile of me, unhappy, possesses.
The sky sees that Oleg suffers equally to you;
But if I don’t want to wear it,
Can I forgive him? .. Stop asking for him!
All three of us are moaning for this day.
(He wants to go.)
Be calm, sir!
His death came.
Semyra and Chosen.
O woeful day! Will I run to death ?!
I can’t find joy in my stomach!
Whom, Semira, who are you losing today ?!
My prince, you are me, you are me, unfortunate, you are dying;
You have exalted your heroic name,
And the glory of your deeds thundered to heaven,
But the gaze of my eyes deprives you of everything
And glorious deeds with the inglorious interferes!
O disastrous hours! O angry heavens!
Days of my youth! Malignant beauty!
Whom am I, poor, raging, tormenting!
To whom ?…. I open the door of the coffin for the lover!
There is no help for him, even though you suffer, loving.
Do not imagine how he loved you.
Do you think that it might be that when I forget,
How he loved me, how I loved him,
Or how long could I live without him!
It is impossible not to imagine! .. Do not let me down!
Suffer, my soul, if it is so definitely!
Why, oh heart, are you inflamed with love ?!
Semyra and Selected.
Oleg’s regiments went out of the city gates,
And your brother goes from the woods to the very city.
The voice of loud trumpets, noisy, is heard everywhere:
At this hour, the battle will begin between the troops.
Is my prince still alive? Will I see him?
I don’t know anything about Rostislav.
Cramped soul, leave your languid body!
My last day, happiness flew away,
And my life was only a shadow.
Unmerciful rock! Pre-received day!
Your prince is coming to you.
Semira, Rostislav and Izbrana.
You are alive! Do I see you ?!
But, ah, I hate the minutes left already
And only for that I can look at the light,
That, seeing the light, I can ripen you in the world.
Kohl this scolding Oleg unhappily ends
And your brother will crown his freedom with glory,
I will be the people’s poverty to blame.
O heaven! I am the only one guilty before you,
Glorify Olegov’s old age by victory,
On me you will carry out execution and righteous rage!
Do you prefer shameful death to me?
I don’t want to remain cruel to the fault.
The one in whom there is no conscience, is calm in villainy,
And I am ready for death, since I am not worthy of life.
The spirit of fraternal courage I am bored to comfort,
And you are trying to destroy hope,
And, I only love, you threaten to leave me.
When you could save Oskold from death,
Deliver me too! Do not turn away these days,
In which I want to be your wife!
And if Oskold ends the war with glory,
Let him crown our fun too.
Gone are the days of my joy,
I am deprived of my joys until my grave.
Do not force me in the world, you stay
And, shamelessly tenacious, tormented by dishonor.
Though you soften me by coercion today,
But you won’t bring cowardice to me,
And if you follow me into eternal darkness,
You will slay me pitifully with a secondary guilt,
And my shadow will be from the dark depths
Crying to heaven, your guilt :
That you conquered my dishonor with passion,
That you turned my glory into dishonor
And, changing my honor completely into dishonor,
Fiercely took life twice from me.
Why should I live in the world if you will not be in it?
Or do you think, will Semira forget you?
If you intend to kill yourself,
Cruel, why did you love me?
To irritate the father and violate the statutes,
Betray the fatherland, lose eternal glory
And, leaving shame for his offspring,
In contempt, die to your tears.
Love for me aggravated you with a crime.
I do not argue, I brought you all the troubles.
When are you in a bit of trouble for me,
Take off the desired fruits from these misfortunes!
You will return glory, you are only blooming.
Remember, Rostislav, that you are melting with Semira!
Who is virtuous and became a criminal is right,
In lawlessness he does not feel fun,
Does not enjoy anything in the world Bole.
Following your unjust will,
I am honest, but I am drowned in deeds of villainous,
A villain, even though I was born for an honest act,
We love to misfortune, we are persecuted by our father with dignity
And I can’t die peacefully!
The same and a warrior with Rostislav’s sword.
The people, oh sir, your sword gives you,
And the army is waiting for you to save you.
Do not hesitate and go, Oskold is already in the city,
We are all perishing now, your parent is under siege.
Save him and us!
Or I’ll die myself.
When will the end of the woeful hours come ?!
Semyra and Selected.
Let’s go, let’s go from here to the highest palaces
And we will see what the gods will punish me with …
Come alone! My strength will not be there.
The hour of battle divided my thought strangely.
Go and bring poison to the mortal wound.
Whom, alas, of them will I mourn ?!
Unrelenting rock is making noise from both countries,
A terrible thunder is thundering on me from both countries.
Where will I hide, poor? Unlucky Semir
Shelters do not know in the whole vast world.
Who should I wish for success now ?!
With one I am conjugated with hot love,
With the other one womb brought me into light:
I am sweet to both, they are both sweet to me.
In this formidable hour they will age with the victory of gossip,
And that one of them will die, who will be defeated.
So is it possible to set the desire on what,
Or diminish at least a little part of righteous anguish?
That I now suffer in such torments,
You are guilty of that, oh, you, the infection of my eyes.
To the destruction of my nature, you are given to me,
To the hero in youth, the misfortunes are unspeakable,
And my brother is today from bondage, even though you are saved,
But this terrible cloud has not yet been carried,
Which winged him: he oppresses the soul
And over the head still Oskoldova flies.
Give him, heaven, with victory
Peace to his sister and this city!
Send us again the precious days of freedom
And, peacefully agreeing to the opposing nations,
Let Oskold reign in this country
And Rostislav’s wife to be me!
O vain thought! What are you seducing me for?
You, languid heart, foreshadow me otherwise,
And there are no signs of what I desire.
My part is devoid of direct happiness.
I was born to endure various misfortunes
And, to multiply them, I was condemned to love.
But behold, in the city I hear a mixed voice
And I hear the sound of swords. My cruel hour has come.
The groan draws near, and the victory multiplies the noise.
Whom the sharp sword of you, O princes, strikes!
Semyra and Chosen.
Tell me what happened ?! Is my brother still healthy,
Is he ascending to the throne? And is Rostislav alive?
I don’t know at all about their lives,
I only remember the captivity of our troops for the second time.
When I do not see the end of the people’s troubles,
So my brother, of course, is no more?
I did not recognize him in the crowd
And I only saw that our strength had fallen.
Semipa, Selected and Vitozar.
Oskold captured again? But, oh, he’s gone!
I will no longer ripen my brother!
He’s still alive …
Is he alive? And wants to live in captivity?
He won’t feel it for long,
Already pierced with a sword …
Can you be right in front of me ?!
Do not blame him, do not think of him, you spitefully
And listen, princess, to the sad news in detail.
O pernicious news! Oh my confused spirit!
(Vitozaru.) Pierce this news, pierce Semirin’s hearing!
Your prince puts these words into my mouth,
He himself is exhausted to reveal this to you.
Having defeated his enemies and spreading his anger,
Oskold burst into the hail like an angry lion.
Our army was almost captivated by sight,
But Rostislav came, and happiness was transformed.
We got the upper hand, Oskold soon became subdued
And, overthrown from his horse, was even more furious,
He rushed and chopped, but, seeing his captivity close,
He thrust his sword into himself, hating his belly.
He will die, but he still has so much strength,
That he could come to you.
Rock taco swearing!
Behold the hour of the desired joy and peace ?!
Parting forever, Oskold, already with you!
The same Rostislav.
You have become glorious again, your attack has passed.
My one part does not change.
When you suffer, and then I suffer
And then I do not possess my sorrow.
I love you a hundred times more than a belly.
Your, princess, beauty has captivated me
Your sorrows make me equally sad.
What troubles fate befell me!
My prince, dear prince, stop feeling sorry for me!
Let my dust decay without your tears!
Any words ?! What do I hear when I drag ?!
You are cramping my chest, scattering my whole mind.
Overcome yourself, bear the melancholy, bear,
Bear, dear, and save my life!
Curb the excess of the torment of the heart!
You are driving me into the coffin, do not be inhuman!
THE LAST APPEARANCE
Oleg, Rostislav, Semira, Oskold, led by two of his warriors, Vitozar,
Elected and Oleg’s warriors.
The most ancient species! Deadly poison to the heart!
Unhappy sister! My beloved brother!
(Throws to Oskold.)
You will not bring me back neither with crying nor longing.
Calm down, but the door to peace has been opened for me.
Don’t cry and take heart!
Can’t I cry ?!
You gave, Oleg, a part of your victory,
And my fate opened the doors of the coffin for me,
Our malice must now be stopped.
Be merciful to the captives, give freedom to them
And unite this brave people with yours!
I vouch for them! Believe me and be in hope,
That they will serve as I was served before.
Generosity to the captives is above all victories,
And mercy will not be surpassed.
The tyrant also captivates, when fate pleases,
A hero is only akin to being merciful.
Although this is a bitter hour that I gaze in captivity,
And that I still see the light, groaning, and swear,
But if I do not be, asking, repudiated,
I will set this hour for the blessed hour.
Fulfill, conquering, my petition!
Your wish will come true, Oskold.
If Oleg was free in your belly,
Although you were not happy with him without reigning,
I would have used all the ways to do this.
How much I drove you, so much I loved.
Worthy of pride you were a cruel execution,
And now you are worthy of all my affection.
But it is too late to make persecutions in pity.
I can no longer and do not want to live,
I am satisfied that I am not leaving the people in chains,
That I am saving my honor and them from the yoke.
(To Rostislav, pointing to Semyra.) I give it to you, dear friend.
You wish her well, coliko to yourself.
Crown the heat of hearts, live inseparably
In harmony, in love and forever safely.
Forget the sorrows that have passed,
And have fun! You have found happiness.
Do not destroy your moaning joy
And only sometimes remember me.
When you take off from us by death,
I don’t feel my joy at this hour.
Humans are subject to colic sorrows ?!
Forgive me dear friend, forgive me my friend forever!
And you, my sister, don’t cry, don’t cry for me,
But protect the people in your parental country,
Who served us with such loyalty
And they poured their blood for us with all the will !
Present for them! .. My spirit recedes away,
And darkness in my eyes the ray of the sun is eternal night.
Ah !…. don’t be torn! ..
Oskold dies and is demolished.
Alas, I lost,
I lost my brother, and part of it happened!
O my dear brother, you have forsaken me,
And crying in vain, tormented and groaning,
You no longer listen to my groaning,
You no longer accept my part in my anguish!
Rock, whose life have you fiercely crossed?
Interrupt, a deplorable day, and my unfortunate age!
(Falls into the hands of the Chosen.)
All my blood is cold.
Let your generosity take possession of you!
By this miserable sight I am mortally embarrassed:
O heaven, quench her longing and sorrow,
End the sad days in which we endured,
And make hearts in love boil without tears!