Solo Ways of the Sword III

Using his short sword, Neras spars Greasy with a spear.

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Ways of the Sword III

Postby Neras Frostfawn on March 12th, 2018, 5:30 am

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Timestamp: 31st of Spring, 518AV
Location: Proving Grounds
Who: Neras

Picking up the wooden short sword of the rack, Neras walked to the center of the ring to spar with his first opponent. The thief had to show Marshal Iztel that he was healthy enough to head out into the street to do the gangs bidding. Jaren told him that he couldn't say no to her if she said that he was good to join the ranks of Sun Birth once again. He just needed to defeat his opponent to gain the Marshal's confidence. Marshal Iztel was always hard on him because she wanted to push him to his limits to unlock his potential. The marshal looked at him and said with a nod, “The Sun Birth's only want the best in the street, Jinx. I want to see it here...”

Neras a few practice swings with his short sword, and he waited for his opponent to step onto the arena. The rest of todays class was sitting in the seats around the arena watching him take on his opponent. Neras was dressed in leather armor with a thick leather helmet on his head. On his left arm was the Sun Birth issued shield, he had the wooden practice sword in his right hand. Eventually, his opponent came into the ring, and he saw it was Greasy with a blunted and padded short spear. The look on Greasy face seemed pleased that Neras was the person that he would be facing in the spar. He knew Greasy would do anything to put Neras back into the clutches of the doctor, so he steeled himself that he needed to score point with the doctor, but he needed keep himself from getting hurt too.

Getting into his fighting stance, Neras still felt awkward with the shield, so he kept the shield lower protecting his body while his short sword was eye level point at Greasy in his pimply face. When the Iztel called out, “Begin!”

Greasy wasted no time in his attack on Neras. Immediately, he jumped up in the air and doing a over head swing to catch him off guard. Neras jumped backwards out of the way to dodge the attack. He realized that he was at a disadvantage with the length of his weapon compared to his short sword, so he needed to get closer. Greasy got up to his feet with his spear pointed at Neras chest. Neras waited for Greasy to attack and quick thrust at his chest. The half breed stepped swung the shield left to intercept the spear and deflect it away. As he defected the spear, he stepped forward and did a long thrust his short sword into Greasy's chest.

All Greasy did to dodge it was jump back out of reach of his wooden short sword blade. Bringing up his spear as he jumped backwards trying to pull back his spear. Neras with a quicker and smaller weapon back after he missed the short sword once again swung his shield left to deflect the spear. He missed the shield swing this allowed Greasy to get back into position and back into a battle stance. Neras thought to himself, 'Petch I should have just attacked with my sword...'
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Ways of the Sword III

Postby Neras Frostfawn on March 12th, 2018, 5:31 am

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Neras re-positioned himself with the shield out protecting his abdomen. This time, he kept himself low and behind his shield to not give Greasy any targets to attack. Neras started to side step to see if he can knock Greasy out of position. When Greasy attacked at Neras' feet, he jumped to the side to dodge his attack. The pimply man said with chuckle, “Are you going to play defense all day or are you going to attack...”

Neras just smiled at him and waited patiently for Greasy to attack. Suddenly he thrust the spear at Neras's head. The thief moved his head out of the way of the blunted and padded spear, but he brought it back quickly and thrust the spear at his leg. Neras brought his shield down and deflected the blow from landing. Seeing the sword bounce off the shield, he swung as hard as he could down on top of the spear to knock it to the ground. When Neras heard the sound of wood on wood, he rushed forward did a large backhanded slash from the spear across his body. Greasy tried to jump backwards slash hit hard in Greasy's ribs cage. Suddenly, he heard Iztel call out, “Good Match. Point for Neras!”

Stepping backwards, Neras gave him respectful nod to Greasy and back into position. He was breathing hard since he never really fought a spear user. It was taking a lot quick movement to close the distance than facing a swordsman. He had to admit Greasy really improved in the time that he was injured. The thief wondered if his anger was the reason for his new found drive, but he realized that anger was huge modervator for anyone. If he wasn't angry at his mother's killer, he would have pushed himself to join the Sun Birth ranks. Looking at Greasy, he could tell his shield arm was burning with fatigue from the metal shield, but he needed to score one more point to beat the pimply bastard and win his freedom from the barracks.

Iztel looked at both of them, raised her right hand, and yells, “Begin!”

Still feeling the weight of the shield fatiguing his arm, Neras walked forward with shield out in front of his torso. He looked at Greasy who narrowed his eyes at him as he walked forward. This time Neras decided that he would attack since Greasy attacked the whole time last round. Neras walked forward with his sword over his head pointing at Greasy. The Guardian moved forward, and he swung a quick arching swing down across his body towards the spear. Greasy moved his spear effortlessly out of the way of Neras' attack, and he countered with a thrust hard into Neras' shield. The thief braced for the impact with the shield, but the blow almost knock off the shield from his arm. All Neras could do was jump back as Greasy jumped back to get back into position.

The circled each other as they fought with their foot work and their eyes to find a opening. The impact on the shield really fatigued Neras' arm. He could feel the muscles in his arm start to throb as he kept the metal shield up in position. Neras was about to attack, but Greasy beat him to the punch. Suddenly. His rival stepped forward and two quick thrusts of the spear went towards Neras's abdomen. All the thief could do was step in front of the attack and let the shield take the impact of the attacks. The impact could be felt through the shield and went directly into Neras' already fatigued shield arm. Greasy was smiling, and he was wondering if he knew something that Neras didn't know.
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