Man and beast exchange glances: the final showdown is near. Steel armor against keratin carapace; the raw power of the sword's edge against the insidious venom of the monster's quills.
The beast pounces with the jaws exposed and murderous intent, but it´s only a façade: the hero only manages to avoid the stinger of the tail by little, he counters with a heavy blow; the blade bounce off and almost loses it, something that would be fatal.
He knows his enemy is heavy armored and is almost invulnerable on the back; the only real alternative is to attack the soft underbelly area, but the beast only exposes it when it attacks: He needs to take the risk.
The monster throws itself at him with bloodlust, but the warrior no longer thinks of avoiding the clash, he just awaits his fate with the heels firmly against the ground and his sword at the ready.
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