Not for the Feint of Heart
By Robin Red Breast
The Mantis is one of the most feisty insectoids you may ever encounter. Not only do they fade into the greenery that they live in, they are incredibly rare. If you happen to encounter one of these guys, you’ll do well to remember that they are adept at self-defense and should only be approached by an experienced bug catching master. You may need to attend training with a Bug Master if you are bent on hunting The Mantis.
Step 1: Get Your Head ExaminedYou may think I’m joking but I really mean this. You need to really do some self-introspection into what your obsession is with The Mantis.
Step 2: Order Your AffairsThis is exactly what it sounds like. Whatever your reasoning is for being obsessed, you are and won’t be satisfied till you’ve bested the beast. Please, just before you attempt to shorten your life, be smart and contact a good Lawyer. Make sure those you love will be provided for in the case of your demise.
Step 3: Training!!I can’t stress this enough. Training with a Bug Master is a MUST before meeting The Mantis. This is the only way you will ever stand even a marginal chance against your opponent. Be patient and learn all you can from the Master before you embark on your quest.
Step 4: The QuestOnce your Master deems you worthy to face your nemesis, he will send you away on the quest to find The Mantis. There’s no telling when or where you will find him. This could take some time, but you must be always vigilant or he may evade you. We’ve all heard the tales of those who went on their Quests only to be searching the woods for the rest of their lives.
If you are worthy, The Mantis will come to you. Good luck!