Again, her grin widened under the weight of his praise. Ghislain was much more gentle than her old teachers, for sure. And... And...
Why was he undressing?
Sylvia breathed a heavy, relieved sigh as the man continued to explain, and she rose from the stump herself. She did not remove her coat, however. While he explained further, she turned her attention to the nature of her Blut, changing from the protective Blut Vene
to something she was more experienced with, Blut Arterie
. A small gasp escaped her as the power coursed through her veins with every beat of her heart.
This was stronger than before, she realized.
"It's not quite hand-to-hand combat," she began as her fingers flexed at her sides. Keeping in mind the lesson about letting her reishi flow naturally, she constructed a small, sharp string at the tip of each digit. The strings flowed lightly on the gentle wind, and she continued, "but I'm not entirely helpless in close range."
With a wide, sweeping motion from her arm, she sent the strings from her gloved right hand careening towards the elder Quincy's left side. Despite her lack of intent to kill or severely harm the man, the very nature of her attack spread out its damage potential across the body, as nothing in her arsenal was truly harmless.