First of Osis

I am a relatively new fighter . I have been turning up at the Skeldergate fight practices for almost a year now. It was at one of these fight practices that Osis elected to teach me the proper way to deliver a "slot shot". This is killing your opponent by sliding your sword into the "slot" between their sword and shield and then snapping your wrist to hit them in the side of the head.

I was trying very hard but I still wasn't quite getting it. Needless to say I was getting a bit frustrated with my lack of ability. I was ready to pack it in and he said, "All you need to do is put more hip into it." Then he hit me in the head with his sword and said, "Come on, one more time."

Osis showed me how to swing my hip into the shot to gain more momentum and then spent time showing me how to snap my wrist to gain that extra bit of "punch" to the shot. He said, "Have you got it now?" : and I said, "I think so, are ya ready?" He said "ya" : I said..."So I do it like this?" and I swung my hip, found the slot and cracked the whip catching him solidly in the side of the head!

He gave me that shocked look he would get under such circumstances and said, "Uh...ya...that's it." Then he asked me if I was ready, I said yes and he thumped me on the head. Laughing he said, "I thought you said you were ready."

(Who is going to miss sparring/fighting and playing evil fighter tricks with both her friends more than she can possibly say.)