Ask the Blade Dancer

Troll Nijinsky may be a little too recent for any descendants to be produced yet. As for his blood color…


No no no no why—
Why is everyone mistaking me for Troll Nijinsky, even people I don’t know think I’m Troll Nijinsky…
I assure you I am not Troll Nijinsky! I…

What… what do I do…

No no no no why—

Why is everyone mistaking me for Troll Nijinsky, even people I don’t know think I’m Troll Nijinsky…

I assure you I am not Troll Nijinsky! I…

What… what do I do…


No no no whatever could have possibly given you the impression that I could in any way be such an eminent figure living a humble life of anonymity
I am flattered that you would mistake me for the famous Troll Nijinsky but I assure you I am simply the humble Blade Dancer, mid-level Guardian of the Scripture! And I was never famous in any way whatsoever!

No no no whatever could have possibly given you the impression that I could in any way be such an eminent figure living a humble life of anonymity

I am flattered that you would mistake me for the famous Troll Nijinsky but I assure you I am simply the humble Blade Dancer, mid-level Guardian of the Scripture! And I was never famous in any way whatsoever!

Why, Troll Nijinsky! He was a genius! He utterly and completely revolutionized the Threshecutioner Arts! He was widely — and deservedly — recognized for his grace, speed, prowess and beauty in battle! So much so, even the Condesce was impressed by his skill!
…For whatever her regard may be worth.
Now I’m sure you do not care for my opinion on the Tyrant and Thief who has led our people astray, so let us get back on the topic of Troll Nijinsky and all his amazing contributions to the Arts of Self-Defense.
Yes, Self-Defense! You see, Troll Nijinsky was very slight of body and possessing of unusual beauty. You might say he was rather pitiable, in fact! And in the mockery that is our society a young and beautiful troll is simply not safe from the predations of his or her peers and elders. So Troll Nijinsky took up the arms of the Threshecutioners and from them he developed and expanded on techniques which would take advantage of wide swipes and added momentum from full-body turns, as well as silent, soft jumps, elasticity of joints and graceful dodging — all these applicable to one-on-one fights as well as battles against greater numbers. It was the work of many sweeps and much trial and error! It is a testament to his skill that he survived to pass his techniques on. Why, in the battle of Rainbow Splats, he was…



…and the shock of it was so great, poor Troll Nijinsky lost his speech. But that was not all he lost! He also lost his will to live!He laid in his recuperacoon for nights and nights on end without moving, and would not answer to summons. Soon his superior officer took it upon himself to cull him for insubordination — for those in the armada hold no mercy for those whose spirits have been broken. But when he burst into Troll Nijinsky’s respite block - GASP - it was empty. Troll Nijinsky had mysteriously disappeared! And nobody knows what came of him since then.
Some people believe he has joined our movement — and certainly no other place would be more perfect for one who would like to leave a tragic life of loss, bloodshed and disappointment behind! But someone of such incredible charisma would probably find it hard to maintain a low profile, even after having shed his symbol, color and name. Remaining in secrecy would involve not merely amazing skill and intelligence, but also cunning! Which I don’t doubt he had much of, but… you know how it is.

Why, Troll Nijinsky! He was a genius! He utterly and completely revolutionized the Threshecutioner Arts! He was widely — and deservedly — recognized for his grace, speed, prowess and beauty in battle! So much so, even the Condesce was impressed by his skill!

…For whatever her regard may be worth.

Now I’m sure you do not care for my opinion on the Tyrant and Thief who has led our people astray, so let us get back on the topic of Troll Nijinsky and all his amazing contributions to the Arts of Self-Defense.

Yes, Self-Defense! You see, Troll Nijinsky was very slight of body and possessing of unusual beauty. You might say he was rather pitiable, in fact! And in the mockery that is our society a young and beautiful troll is simply not safe from the predations of his or her peers and elders. So Troll Nijinsky took up the arms of the Threshecutioners and from them he developed and expanded on techniques which would take advantage of wide swipes and added momentum from full-body turns, as well as silent, soft jumps, elasticity of joints and graceful dodging — all these applicable to one-on-one fights as well as battles against greater numbers. It was the work of many sweeps and much trial and error! It is a testament to his skill that he survived to pass his techniques on. Why, in the battle of Rainbow Splats, he was…

…and the shock of it was so great, poor Troll Nijinsky lost his speech. But that was not all he lost! He also lost his will to live!He laid in his recuperacoon for nights and nights on end without moving, and would not answer to summons. Soon his superior officer took it upon himself to cull him for insubordination — for those in the armada hold no mercy for those whose spirits have been broken. But when he burst into Troll Nijinsky’s respite block - GASP - it was empty. Troll Nijinsky had mysteriously disappeared! And nobody knows what came of him since then.

Some people believe he has joined our movement — and certainly no other place would be more perfect for one who would like to leave a tragic life of loss, bloodshed and disappointment behind! But someone of such incredible charisma would probably find it hard to maintain a low profile, even after having shed his symbol, color and name. Remaining in secrecy would involve not merely amazing skill and intelligence, but also cunning! Which I don’t doubt he had much of, but… you know how it is.