Strength and capability. But not the inexperience of youth. Not the foolishness. Not the rawness.
Deep in thought, Jibrith did not notice someone stand behind him until his voice spoke quietly.
"Those young men, sent to battle, what do they have to commend them? Years of hard work, years of experience in a trade, years of fighting ledgers and balances. That is all they have to commend them. It is also all they have to defend themselves with."
Though he knew this to be true, Jibrith made no reply nor did he turn to speak.
The voice said no more.