Affiliation: Chicanery, Deceitfulness, and the Fel Crew.
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Despite this, his opponents next move reassured Dante as to his opponents ability to measure his surroundings - as Krios recovered from the sand, he to followed with a sand kick; just as he simultaneously pushed forward to strike at Dante with his walking stick. In all, it was a good attack, yet easily defeated. Dante's race possessed a nictating mimbrane (that is, a third eyelid). In nature, the third eyelid is excessively common in mammals and bird - typically it is a hardy transparent membrane that covers the eye during diving through air (to protect birds of prey from particles during their 60mph plus dives), or even during swimming through water (as the case for mammals, acting as a form of transparent goggle). Dante used his own nictating membranes to his advantage, flicking them closed over his eyes as the sand sprayed towards his face. Harmlessly, the sand spray impacted his face with some of it going into his mouth, his eyes though, suffered only the most minor of irritation as his third eyelids swept back to their natural positions. While it was true it left a completely unwholesome sensation at the corners of the eyes, it served its purpose; while the sand impacted his face, he was able to see clearly and with precision. Albeit, he had to struggle to resist reaching up and wiping the now clumped sand from the corners of his eyes.*
*Powering through the sand, Dante stood stock still as his opponent approached...refusing to go on the offensive in lieu of testing. No...Dante would defend...defend defend and defend. The goal here was to measure. Not to obliterate. As krios struck with his low handed grip (A grip, Dante noticed, which maximized the length of the spear.), his opponent slashed from high right to low left...a diagonal slash which intended to impacts between the neck and shoulder. A sound strike.
As Dante's hand were already at chest height, Dante lashed his right arm to his right in a simple block; the forearm moved so it was at a slight angle, with the entirety of the arm moving in a controlled striking motion to Dante's high right. The result would be the stick slapping against Dante's arm (armored as it was in his gauntlet), with the stick glancing off to Dante's right due to the angle. As he blocked, Dante shifted his stance into a classic stava front stance - his left foot coming forward, his right foot back and turned at a ninety degree angle away from his body, knees bent. The stance was well rounded, and offered stability, while simultaneously putting his left side forward - lowering his profile, while simultaneously maximizing blocking ability.*