De Richelieu's Academy

A French private academy with a salon on Martinique, De Richelieu’s Academy (no ties to the Vicomtesse of the same name known to exist) specializes in deception. The trick it teaches is only good once per combat, but it is a good stunt.

When using one weapon only, the hero can lull his foe into a false sense of security. Once per combat encounter, he can switch hands as a free action, giving him the Drop on an attack in the same round as he catches his opponent unawares. Students may use the Florentine Edge when holding a single weapon. They can also learn the Wall of Steel Edge at Seasoned, as they switch hands continually with their weapon to parry incoming blows.

Secret: The swordsman has learned how to flick his blade between his hands with truly rapid speed. When armed with a single weapon, the hero can make two attacks during a round exactly as if he had the Two-Fisted Edge and two weapons drawn.

De Richelieu's Academy

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