The game queues your last desired move that is getting executed asap - with that it shall be easy to perform a block right after recovering from a fall down.
Nevertheless - the real reason I am making that post is to let you know that
1) I am working on a mage despite the goal has not been reached
2) Pumping up the sum with fake pledges will not make that happen faster - actually it makes things worse because I am not able to plan my contract work.
I have also bought an XBox gamepad to see if that's possible to bring the gamepad support to the game :)