Forest Serpent (Sneaky, Quick)
Forest Serpent Form
Practitioners of Forest Serpent use speed and misdirection in ways that make them some of the cagiest fighters in the land. They will never commit to an action or position they cannot quickly retreat from and prefer to lure opponents into situations where they can finish a fight with a series of quick, precise blows. Any vulnerability in a foe is to be identified and exploited the moment it is safe to do so.
Secret Technique: Serpent Strikes from Tall Grass
Forest Serpent masters have perfected the preemptive counterstrike. An opponent moving to attack must contend with being struck along whatever lines his own attack opens up.
Effect: Spend 1 Fate Point as an opponent is about to make a Fight attack against you. You may interrupt this attack with an attack of your own with a +2 bonus to the attack roll. This attack does not count against your next action. If your opponent is still active, he may then attack normally.