Excerpt from Book 2 The Wounding of Zarrotta Athos
During a skirmish, where Veena and Zarrotta are waging a guerilla war with the vangaurd of House Raynis; Zarrotta becomes briefly distracted by Veena. Entranced with watching her move, Zarrotta becomes easy prey for a Raynis spear. He is surely saved from much worse wounds, as Veena deftly dispatches the spearman. From then on, Zarrotta would walk with a strange gait, which only served to accentuate the individuality of his already eccentric sword-style. It is quite fortunate that the Warrior-Priestesses of Athena are skilled at mending wounds as well as causing them, as Veena would tend to Zarrotta when the sun went down.