"I learned some of it when I was a child, before I left my family. It was part of our tradition to learn various combat and meditation techniques to improve focus and keep us fit. That way, we could also defend ourselves if necessary. My former teachers of Chaos taught it as well, since the magic we use has different offensive potential than most, and benefits from knowledge of martial arts. We sometimes would have the need to defend ourselves, since our philosophy is often misunderstood and treated with hostility."
She suddenly began speaking in rhythm, reciting a poem.
"Blades sharp as a razors edge,
to cut the strings of fate,
With pointed needle and hardened sledge,
ripples we create,
With our claws, time, we carve and twist
and with hands the strings we rearrange
With shields we hide from the great tempest
and fate we seal, with binding chains."
What this could possibly mean, it was likely only Almyra, or another like her would know.