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'the trained assassin has inhumed a total number of people somewhere between nought and one, while the trained handmaiden has congressed a total number of people somewhere between nought and one.'

The edition I have reads Teppic says 'it would be best to say a number between zero and ten ' and Ptraci says 'a number between zero and ten '. Athough, It is explicitly said that Teppic has inhumed noone and it can be assumed that Ptraci hasn't congressed anyone either.

How can it? A trained handmaiden is unlikely to have been unleashed into the concubinage of the king without showing a high degree of prowess in her highly-specialised field. --Knmatt 15:13, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
It's strongly implied that neither of them has actually made use of the skills they've acquired. TP never states these points directly, of course. --Old Dickens 18:44, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Ptraci is stil only Grade Three, even after long patient training. From the quality of her dulcimer playing and singing, can it be inferred she is stil only at entry level?--AgProv 09:46, 13 May 2011 (CEST)