“If I killed everyone who was stupid I wouldn’t have time to sleep.”

- Sir Alanna the Lioness of Pirate’s Swoop and Olau, King’s Champion, In The Hand Of The Goddess by Tamora Pierce.

Alanna is about 17 here (and actually still a squire and still of just Trebond, so forgive the quote attribution): she’s discovered she likes wearing dresses when she can get away with it, but what she still likes best of all is stabbing stuff.

My Tortallverse Women main post is here.