Goad him into a fight
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He won't teach you fencing, but if you get him good and drunk he'll fight you. He's a master: you'll probably learn something if you live.
Locked with Dangerous 151
What did you call me?
Getting drunk with your friend and brawling in the street isn't a technique employed in formal fencing schools. Nevertheless, you learn some techniques while being expertly stabbed.