I fought Travesty with a Bladed Staff. My char has 90 Bushido and 0 Parrying but Travesty parried a lot. Probably less then an invasion Swordsman but close. My perfection bonus rarely went over 27. It took me 25 minutes to kill it. Even my necro archer with 100 tactics/anatomy killed it faster in spite of Blood Oath and other necro spells it used on me.