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The Trial of the Long Knives (chapter)

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The Trial of the Long Knives is the 7th chapter of Brisingr. It takes place from the view of Nasuada.

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Fadawar, a native of Nasuada's and Ajihad's clan, came to Nasuada seeking places of honor for him and his kinsmen, for they shared blood. Nasuada denied his request, as his reasoning was dependent only on bloodlines. Insulted and furious at Nasuada's denial, Fadawar challenged Nasuada to the Trial of the Long Knives. In this, each person would cut their forearms with a dagger in turns, and the person who withstood the most cuts(not exceeding six per forearm) without any form of interference by healing, and without losing consciousness would be declared the winner. The winner would gain control of both participants' tribes—that of Fadawar's and the Varden. Nasuada accepted, believing that Elva had foreseen her winning, and won by besting Fadawar's eight cuts with her ten. By winning, Nasuada gained control of Fadawar's tribe, and strengthened her hold on the Varden. Elva later revealed that she had not foreseen her winning, but by saying she had foreseen it, Nasuada then had the courage to go on.

Brisingr
1. The Gates of Death | 2. Around the Campfire | 3. Assault on Helgrind | 4. Divergence | 5. Rider and Ra'zac | 6. To Walk the Land Alone | 7. The Trial of the Long Knives | 8. Winged Tidings | 9. Escape and Evasion | 10. A Delicate Matter | 11. Bloodwolf | 12. Mercy, Dragon Rider | 13. Shadows of the Past | 14. Amid the Restless Crowd | 15. To Answer a King | 16. A Feast with Friends | 17. Intersecting Sagas | 18. Making Amends | 19. Gifts of Gold | 20. I Need a Sword! | 21. Unexpected Guests | 22. Fire in the Sky | 23. Man and Wife | 24. Whispers in the Night | 25. Orders | 26. Footprints of Shadow | 27. Over Hill and Mountain | 28. For My Love | 29. A Forest of Stone | 30. The Laughing Dead | 31. Blood on the Rocks | 32. A Matter of Perspective | 33. Kiss me Sweet | 34. Glûmra | 35. Clanmeet | 36. Insubordination | 37. Message in a Mirror | 38. Four Strokes upon the Drum | 39. Reunion | 40. Ascension | 41. Words of Wisdom | 42. The Whipping Post | 43. Among the Clouds | 44. Butting Heads | 45. Genealogy | 46. Two Lovers Doomed | 47. Inheritance | 48. Souls of Stone | 49. Hands of a Warrior | 50. The Tree of Life | 51. Mind over Metal | 52. A Rider in Full | 53. Greaves and Bracers | 54. Leave-taking | 55. Flight | 56. Brisingr! | 57. Shadow of Doom | 58. Sunrise

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