Aaaaaand all is right with the world again.
Yori /totally/ ignoring the Viking reference XD no wondering “Wait, what’s a viking?”
At this point, Yori just takes the gist of Cho’s Ice-Cream Koans and runs with them. If he stopped to puzzle out every detail, he’d never get anything done.
The Cho Koan that can be understood is not the true Cho Koan.
Re-reading this from the beginning today. And I have to throw my two cents in. Any fight you walk away from is technically a win. Especially when going against super powered, uber-cheating monk warriors.
Surprisingly insightful – with it’s strength stolen by Christianity (raider kings defanged, spare sons going to monasteries instead of to battle), Ireland and Scotland (the snakes in the metaphor), were NOT ready for the Vikings!