Harimau, or "tiger," Silat, a Sumatran style from the Menangkabau area, is an unusual fighting style. The combatants crouch very low to the ground, so low that they essentially crawl towards one another. This is done because of the stability such a stance provides on wet and slippery ground. Once the opponents get within striking distance, they may stay on the ground, or they may leap at each other and attack from a somewhat more upright position. Harimau stances are sometimes learned by silatists who practice other styles because of the stability they provide.
To be counted a practitioner of Harimau Silat, a character must know the Block, Legsweep and Kick maneuvers. The Kick is usually low, taking a 2d6+7 location, but if two Harimau stylist are fighting each other on the ground the Kick takes its usual 3d6 location.
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