You thrust your right fist upward at the troll's jaw, and to your own surprise, connect! Sadly, the troll doesn't budge, and you're fairly certain that you've managed to hurt your hand much worse than you've managed to hurt your opponent's mandible.
The beast eyes you quizzically and soon mimics your actions, lifting his large hands as rolled fists to the front of his body. You return to stance and try a left hook. He deftly dodges and sends a light jab to the side of your stomach. Oof, that hurt, but nothing's broken.
A few punches later, it hits you. You're boxing a frost troll! This is actually sort of fun!
The troll eats you.
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