“Plead as you may but stop hassling me, I keep my writings short.
You will not learn the way of the blade from a book.
Do not quote laws at me, the tip of a sword makes for a poor pen.
Insipid moralizing, haughty posturing, flimflam of flan; I detest allegory in all its forms.
Eat well, exercise and train the body in all manners.
Lift a rock, pluck a pear and trip over a bear.
Fools grow by the dozen and flock together.
Fight to your hearts content and do not die.
I am immortal, yet I do not have time for this.
The Riddle of Steel has a short solution, I will kill you.”
– Rare writing attributed to Saint Belindar, Starbinder.