"No," Rhissa told him when his attack was parried. "You do not
use a sword. This is a different type of weapon. Look at me carefully."
4. Up and down
She grasped the staff and prepared to meet him. Nlaminer held his,
carved this morning and carefully balanced by Rhissa. Her
knowledge of this type of weapon seemed to be enormous. He had not
expected such a small creature to be so formidable a
weaponmaster. The only hope a larger opponent had was to use his weight
and force to break through her defense. Though he considered himself
to be more than a novice in sword handling, his staff techniques were
primitive. None of his attacks were carried out even
halfway. Rhissa's staff met his somewhere in the middle; but for
her own spells, Nlaminer's weapon would be broken to pieces already.
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