- In Chapter 19, both Zorian and Taiven have such moments in their practice duel: the former by blocking Taiven's initial volley of missiles and nearly incapacitating her with a vial of alchemical gas and the latter by, while blinded and choking, sensing Zorian's smasher and blasting straight through his missile to hit him.
- Chapter 26. Zorian are barely holding his very powerful enemy with mind magic, he can't do more spells less said enemy mindrape and kill him. So he uses a gun.
"You shot me!" the Red Robe's voice yelled hysterically behind him. "What kind of mage uses a gun!?"