The story says:
" He touched his forehead, fingers tracing a scar left by the edge of a Demacian shield, remembering the sensation of blood pooling in his eyes"
But then seems to contradict itself later with:
"Capitalizing on his opponent's confusion, the Squeaker lunged, a fatal sword thrust obscured behind his battered shield. Sitting in the sand, Xin Zhao was caught unprepared, too late to dodge, too late to think. The Squeaker’s blade slid into the flesh between Xin Zhao’s eyes, its tip pressing against his skull."
So was the wound caused by the Demacian Shield? Or the guy's blade/sword?