I GM'd parry and was amazed at how easily it was GM'd. I just let a Mongbat beat on me while spamming Spirit Speak for heals and using a SelfRepair:4 bronze shield. It took less than 2 days of sporadic training (I also farmed in Ilshenar with a different character). I remember "back in the old days" training with Batlin (he wrote one of the original parry essays on Stratics) GM'ing parry was a major PIA. Wow... what a huge difference.