Well, if exaggerating ninja abilities can lead to crazy mystical powers, maybe exaggerating the power of mundane things enough will lead to mystical powers too? Stranger things have happened Faerie. Likely on a daily basis.
One deadly poet carries a lute. Musical poetry? That's gotta be super deadly.
Also I look at the uniforms they wear and can't help but wonder if there's some sort of rank thing going on with them, but maybe they aren't quite that...militial? I want that to be a word. Military-like. I think I need more words. Ima go read a Thesaurus or something.