Grey vs Tam, conclusion
Swords clashed for what seemed the millionth time. Grey's fatigue was beginning to show. His sword forms loose. Tam on the other hand, became firmer, his position solid. Or so Grey had led him to believe. The rise of fatigue was only barely holding. Tam fought this fight cautious. That shield.
Grey used what energy he had left, pushing it all into his attack pattern. He brought the iron studded butt of the spare sung wood staff against Tam's shield. Once, twice, three times. Deflecting Tam's return attack easily he continued to press. The spear came from every angle. Low, high, left, right, the barrage never halted. Tam was forced to give ground, yielding every inch with determined reluctance.
The duty of a Warder was to protect his aes Sedai. With everything he had. And tam began using words, as well as weapons to assault Greynor.
"You swore to serve the Tower!" He yelled as he parried a sharp slash that would have taken his leg off at the thigh. "Honor and duty. That is what we have, a purpose beyond us that sets us apart." Tam's shield blocked another attack. "We are to walk in the light, protecting them so they can protect the world. You would spit on that!?"
Grey growled as he pivoted and launched a kick that caught Tam in the midsection sending him back a few paces.
"How can you, in good conscience, follow this criminal, who has caused the Tower so much grief? How could you choose her over us?" What could Grey say? How could he answer such questions. He could feel the pull, he could sense her now. She was just around the bend. His mind blazed with the need to reach her. PUSH!
Tam swung his sword and grey dodged, slapping the bigger Warders sword out wide to the left once, then again, then slapping it high and again to the left. Tam used his shield perfectly, but Greynor knew his style now.
Grey attacked Tam's sword arm over and over till he saw his opening. Tam swung his shield in to block but was just a tad bit late and Grey's sword slashed across Tam's thigh just under the shield. Tam stumbled and grey immediately sprinted passed him.
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