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The sphere glows, hums, shines. It darts up past Kinâ€™adeâ€™s horned head and hovers high up, drifting left and right as if looking at the views. It is the size of a humanâ€™s head...and then larger...and then smaller again, fistlike, hard. It flits from place to place and glides. It is smooth, and glimmers like a fluid, hard and spiked with countless protuberances. There are so many contradictions to the sphere, it is so ambiguous, that when it attacks, it takes Lanoree a few moments to figure out what is happening. By then her leg is bleeding and her arm aches, and the other students are in disarray.
The Darrow sphere attacks and then retreats, rises and falls, fires darts of light, and impacts against flesh. One moment it seems intent on killing them all, the next it drifts away, glowing an almost serene shade of blue as it seems to contemplate the views.
It sweeps toward Master Kinâ€™ade, who performs an Alchaka move and kicks the sphere aside.
â€œConcentrate,â€ Kinâ€™ade says. â€œDonâ€™t panic. Donâ€™t get flustered. Let the Force flow with you, sense the sphereâ€™s movement. Know its intent.â€
The Darrow sphere sweeps behind [Lanoree] and delivers a paralyzing charge to her leg.
The Wookiee manages to get a hit in with one heavy fist. But perhaps the sphere let her, because she cries out as the hairs on her arm stand on end and her fist sparks and sizzles.
â€œEnough,â€ Master Kinâ€™ade says. She performs a graceful gesture with her hand and the sphere sinks to the ground, fading until it is almost transparent. Lanoree has the impression that it is still of its own mind, and that Kinâ€™ade is barely controlling it at all.
â€œThis is the Darrow sphere,â€ Master Kinâ€™ade says. â€œI created it myself to help student training here at Stav Kesh, and this is the only one.â€
She nods at where the sphere came to rest, and Lanoree is not surprised to see it gone.
â€œWhere is it?â€ Dal asks.
â€œThere,â€ Kinâ€™ade says. â€œOr perhaps not. Are you too trusting of your senses, Dalien Brock?â€
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There follows a blindfold exercise that ends about as you'd expect.