"The knight still waits silent. He stands and pulls his sword in scabbard from the wrapped saddlebags. The snowflakes swirl as he moves, like sand in an underwater stream. A pale green gaze, like a leaf caught under frost.
Samurai art of drawing a sword ~ Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.