Shiro steps back in time to unravel unusual weaponry.
Thus they did indeed… set their World on Fire.
Learn the secret antidote… well within… your grasp it seems.
A LEGENDARY burn from days of yore.
Seek and search… find too.
The Whys and Hows,.. of…
THE LEGEND UNZIPPED.
Fire is both… boom or bust.
An element form that has given and taken much,.. on many levels.
A Cultural and Societal Survival necessity (click).
NINPO Fire Training involves both the use and misuse of it’s burning power.
Acclimatizing by training through and around,.. respect is quickly tempered.
FIRE-PIT TRAINING builds knowledge and eradicates fear.
Learn the BALANCE.
The FIRE has a WAY too. ALL the Elements do.
YOU too btw indeed, so sayeth Shiro it seems.
IN DEFENSE OF FIRE.
Certain of Our World LEGENDS bring out the good in Humanity.
That is,.. our ability to view ourselves with… irony,
respectful ridicule too.
We enjoy the laughing at our idiosyncrasies and ways indeed.
Shiro sayeth, this be one of them it seems.
Taking the… pith indeed.
Our ability to conduct WARFARE amongst ourselves has brought TECH to the planning table per se.
Whilst this sometimes filters down to find other Societal uses…
a lot of us, die in the process.
The Greeks of yore… had a problem,..
with the defense of their Cities and so forth.
They kept getting attacked and marauded apparently (click).
Regularly and oft.
Again and again,.. too.
This would have of course…
pithedoffpleased not the public citizenry and populace.
Indeed it seems.
So Our World LEGENDS say,.. Shiro too.
TO WRITE THE RECIPE.?.
Now… here tis a bit murky;
the LEGENDS involve a Tech that the GREEKS kept as a BIG SECRET,..
so sparse are detailed details.
Sometime in the 7th century… a SCIENTIST OF HELIOPOLIS burnt… his fingers.
Whilst pouring a Liquid.
The LEGENDS call this fiery yet liquidy,.. HERO…
The LEGENDS call this fiery yet Liquid… MIX…
Somewhat of an ALCHEMIST or suchlike,
he enjoyed using his MIND to manufacture the mixing of minerals… (click)
LIGHT THAT FIRE.!.
The exact composition of this LIQUID FIRE…
KALLI… Hero of Heliopolis;
kept to himself it seems.
(Science and Shiro seek solutions… somewhere…)
The TRADE and MINING of the day was quite advanced and thorough.
Several ingredients suitable and applicable, were indeed readily available…
as per today.
FLAME… ON, NO OFF SWITCH…
Science, Mining and Trading LEGENDS indicate the ingredients inherent:
Combinations of these natural extracted Minerals/Elements would all suit the setting of fires (click). The LEGENDS indicate a hose and spray set-up… was set up… on the GREEK SHIPS OF FIRE… which were shipped and sent out… into the enemy shipping…
to hose their way forward and shop enemy ships it seems.
or rapidly retreated, licking and treating their wounds.
WATER… CAN’T TOUCH…
THIS FLAME INDEED.
Strange and mysterious burns…
that Life-giving Water… just couldn’t and wouldn’t,.. put out.
This Water Treatment… didn’t…
work a treat,..
at all… it seems in deed,
indeed and in fact too.
Related Our World LEGENDS,.. tell this hot as tale too;
Roman Author JULIUS AFRICANUS, (click) writing app.3rd century A.D.;
tells of a similar mixture that could self-ignite from adequate heat and sunlight:
” …Automatic fire also by the following formula. This is the recipe: take equal amounts of sulphur, rock salt, ashes, thunder stone, and pyrite and pound fine in a black mortar at midday sun. Also in equal amounts of each ingredient mix together black mulberry resin and zakynthian asphalt, the latter in a liquid form and free-flowing, resulting in a product that is sooty colored. Then add to the asphalt the tiniest amount of quicklime. But because the sun is at it’s zenith, one must pound carefully and protect the face, for it will ignite suddenly. When it catches fire, one should seal it in some sort of copper receptacle; in this way you will have it available in a box, without exposing it to the sun. If you should wish to ignite enemy armaments, you will smear it on in the evening, either on armaments or some other object, but in secret; when the sun comes up, everything will be burnt up…”
(vis JULIAN AFRICANUS; THE CESTUS, D25, 116-117.)
The GREEK FIRE PHENOMENON kept the enemy at bay…
and out of the Bay… too.
For some six hundred years… if the LEGENDS be… right.
The advantages gained kept many invading fleets… all out to sea.
SARACEN FLEETS… and SIEGE ATTEMPTS were all stymied by GREEK FIRE SPRAY.
If only the opponents of GRECIAN yore;
HOW TO PUT OUT…
THAT FIERY GREEK.!.
A TRIO OF TRIUMPH, WHO CAN LICK THIS LIQUID FLAME OF GREECE,