Chapter 137: Aptitude
“The opanim do not forge weapons for the untested,” Taweel cautioned. “It may be some time before your strengths emerge.”
“I want a sword,” Tamaes said immediately.
His mentor’s eyebrows lifted. “Did the encampment’s weapons master already pinpoint your aptitude?”
The boy shuffled his heavy boots. “No, but you have a sword.”
“As did my mentor.” Resting his hand atop auburn hair, Taweel gently urged, “Patience. I wish to see for myself how you fare with ax, bow, spear, and sling. But if a sword is to be your ally, you will receive it from my hands in this place.”
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