Stance of the Mongoose
Stance of the Mongoose is a Martial Stance combat maneuver available to Monks and Warriors. If the defender successfully parries an attack while in a forward or greater stance, he or she may launch an automatic retaliatory melee or unarmed strike at -2 RT. The chance to launch this retaliatory strike is 50/75/100% at ranks 1/2/3, and such strikes are limited to once every (6 - Rank) seconds.
>cman mong You assume the Stance of the Mongoose, ready to retaliate instantly against your foes. (Monk assumes the Stance of the Mongoose.)
>stop stance You relax from the Stance of the Mongoose, no longer ready to retaliate instantly against your foes. (Monk relaxes and no longer maintains the Stance of the Mongoose.)
A ghostly pooka tries to bite you! As you parry a ghostly pooka's attack, you see an opportunity for immediate retaliation! You swing a vultite flamberge at a ghostly pooka! AS: +317 vs DS: +139 with AvD: +41 + d100 roll: +76 = +295 ... and hit for 115 points of damage! A strong blow cleaves the left wrist! The hand dangles, spinning slowly, and then snaps back in place! You hear a sound like a weeping child as a white glow separates itself from the ghostly pooka's body as it rises, disappearing into the heavens. The ghostly pooka ceases all attempts at movement. The dim aura fades from around a ghostly pooka. Roundtime: 3 sec.