Rainbow Snippet for 3-26-2016

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Continuing from last week’s snippet discussing why Sword Dancers no longer exist.

 

Tirza tilted her head to one side, considering Kel’s words with a soft frown.  “Another thing I don’t understand – if Sword Dancers were as good as the legends say they were, how were they defeated?”

“Treachery,” Kel replied.  “And once they were captured they were put into a fighting pit, one at a time, and forced to fight – wild beast after wild beast, fighter after fighter – no rest, no food, no drink, until they collapsed and were killed.  After the first few, the others refused to fight, refused to take life needlessly, and simply allowed themselves to be killed.”

 

 

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11 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 3-26-2016

  1. Jana Denardo

    Now that’s a sad history.

  2. Honorable and very sad. 😦

  3. Alexa Milne

    Sad end.

  4. Ouch. But it explains why, if you happened to be a sword dancer, you’d do anything you could to hide it. My next question would be: who put them in the fighting pits and why? Seems such a waste of resources…

  5. Sword Dancers need some sweet revenge.

  6. louiselyons013

    What a horrible way to be treated. One would think it’d be better to get the Sword Dancers on side and have them fight with you, rather than to the death as punishment or entertainment 😦

  7. Very bleak. That’s a society that needs to be brought down.

  8. AM

    Oh, that’s sad and horrible. Were sword dancers seen as that much of a threat to their society? Seems like there’s a lot more to this story. It certainly has my interest.

  9. Horrible. So much like the gladiators. I’d be amazed if any survived. 😦

  10. Such a sad and dark history. No wonder Kel is so cautious.

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