Taken from the PDF rulebook (p159)…
Opposing a melee Assault
You possibly can Oppose an incoming melee assault with extra than simply your Melee Ability. The obvious selection is Dodge,
which lets you keep away from incoming blows, however Chapter 4: Expertise and Skills lists many different Expertise that simply may be
helpful in fight, together with Intimidate, Attraction, Management, and extra. In case your GM thinks it’s acceptable for the
state of affairs, and also you’re completely happy lacking out on the chance to attain a Essential Hit towards your opponent, then why
not give it a go.