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The artwork over the mantle seems to depict Heracles and Iolaus slaying the Lernaean Hydra. Heracles used flaming arrows to draw the Hydra out from its lair then discovered he was unable to defeat it on his own. He was a "shoot first, ask questions later" kind of guy.

Acting impulsively produced results but he needed to re-evaluate his position after the first step. His nephew Iolaus got the idea to cauterize the neck stumps to prevent re-growth of the Hydra's heads and they defeated it together. The lesson of the Knight of Staves is to take calculated risks bravely, but don't get too far ahead of yourself (pun intended).
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