There was a heavy thwack, and deWalt's sword was knocked away, landing on the bare ground.

" Ludel was right," deWalt said, collecting himself. " You really are... a prodigy... aren't you?"

Henry helped him stand.

" I just have a lot of experience, and I learned from the best. I'm indebted to Master Ornstein," he said.

" So that's why you put up with Hresfeldt, huh," deWalt replied.