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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.”