Woman in Black: Can they really tell what kind of heartsword you’re going to have before you pull it?
Del: Most often, yes.
Your driving traits and motivations make themselves clear over the course of training. Instructors learn to recognize the common types.
Rarer types like mine tend to confound the system. Of course I was scouted by someone who knew the signs, but I’m not certain if the regular staff ever guessed.
The regular staff, trying to guess.
Artie: Twenty crowns says that kid pulls an axe.
Gerri: I’ll take that bet. My money’s on an unusually broad sabre.