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Black Lance's Last Strike
First mentioned or used
The Gathering Storm, Chapter 41
Mentioned or used by
Gareth Bryne

Black Lance's Last Strike is a sword form. It is a simple form, depending entirely upon speed to draw a sword from the scabbard and thrust it into the enemy's neck. It is, however, an all-or-nothing move; if it fails, the swordsman usually dies.

Gareth Bryne used this form to kill an assassin sneaking up on Siuan Sanche during the Seanchan raid on the White Tower. The assassin was a Seanchan Bloodknife.[1]


The real-world parallel is found the Japanese iaido.


  1. The Gathering Storm, Chapter 41

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