Cheating Death

I permit the optional rule for Burning XP in order to Squeak By, Power Through, or Shake It Off (p 93). You can burn 1 XP and choose one of those, no more than once per round. Also the Cower maneuver is permitted in this game setting (see p. 207 of the Reign RPG).

It's always a good idea to keep 2 or 3 XP in reserve for emergencies.