- Anything from the end of Issola or Sethra Lavode has a really, really good chance of being epic.
- Mellar's scheme for revenge in Jhereg leaves Vlad speechless with admiration when he finally figures it out. Vlad's own solution to the dilemma Mellar poses is pretty brilliant in itself.
- Teldra, one of the very few people Vlad knows who has no combat skills whatsoever, manages to disrupt a Jenoine's concentration when none of Morrolan's or Aliera's Great Weapon attacks would suffice. By insulting it in its own language.