I spoke to Pearse today. He's putting a very brave face on it.
Appears reports were wrong. It wasn't O'Tool that cut him down, it was Miss Pennyfeather.
Miss Pennyfeather, in the Great Hall, with the Poison Blade.
I didn't think I could be any more shocked. It's still the weapon of a louse, but I'll leave Pearse and the ladies to sort that one out. What a damn mess.