Hi I'm training u some strong GD's and I notice despite very similar stats *edit* overall stats, skills resists everything, one has a higher barding difficulty. Could this be the hidden parry skill I read about here somewhere? If I didn't know better I'd think one of them was quite a bit tougher than the other. Once bonded I will pit them against each other to the death - say 10 times (would have to retrain the loser). In fact that sounds like a headache I probably won't - but one seems to be better than the other. It would be great if there was still this mystery about something in UO. p.s. these GD's were 130 and 134 barding difficulty as fresh tames, the latter is at 147 now with roughly 10 points to gain on all skills but med (and mage obv). I notice the other drag (130) is gaining wrestling slower. p.p.s Considering they started off nearly at the same wrestle skill and similar dex I wonder why the stronger of the two has gained more wrestle skill. I wonder if the stronger drag has a higher parry so the other gd is whiffing more often and gaining slower as a result.