Switch climbs up the wall again, and has a slightly hairy moment at the point where he fell off last time, before he goes up and over the top. He tries to push the first troglodyte he finds off the edge but doesn’t quite have the stature and strength. He soon finds himself ducking and diving as three troglodytes go after him.
Tol tries a trick shot to try and shoot the covers of the lights up, using his twin strike – which also hits a troglodyte.
Ozzie moves forward and uses the sphere to burn the troglodyte. Memnnon gets up from the rubble fall and lets loose his lance of faith, burning one of the troglodytes with celestial fire. It returns the favour with its javelin. Another javelin flies out of the dark, striking Memnnon although the launcher squeals in surprise as Mem ‘s infernal wrath takes burns it brightly in the darkness. Kathra avoids another flight of javelins. A troglodyte leaps off the wall and confronts Ozzie but its slobbering jaws and flailing claws strike nothing but thin air. I retaliate with flame shroud, cindering one troglodyte and causing the other to leap out of the way. Simultaneously I move my Mage hand up to light up one of the lights and also send the flaming sphere forward to engage with the others in the cavern. Memnnon moves up the cavern misfiring his spell and healing himself.
Switch is weaving and dodging for his life on the cliff top and Memnnon does a nifty dodge to avoid a hail of javelins before shouting righteous indignation at the troglodytes. Kathra frees herself from the pinioning javelin and engages the bitey troglodyte -they trade blows. Switch ducks another blow and Memnnon is pinned to the ground by another javelin. The gareb-dhur rolls to Kathra’s aid and flattens her opponent, however it is still standing. Tol fills the troglodyte facing Kathra with arrows, each one striking home, causing the Troglodyte to stagger and slowly slump to the floor as Tol’s fourth arrow at last kills it.
I release my orb masters detonation to aid Switch by causing them all to move away from him. I also move away from the troglodytes. I point out to Kathra and Tol that there are some Troglodytes doing nothing over my way, which they might like to keep busy. Not that I was feeling exposed or lizard bait! Kathra moves forward to engage the troglodyte, marking it and then tide of ironing it, but misses; they trade blows before Kathra smacks it as it tries to leap out of the way. Switch is ducking and diving for his life, as again he is surrounded by troglodytes. Another Troglodyte comes down and tries to stab Ozzie, but misses. Tol runs up and swings up the cliff letting loose a flurry of arrows. Ozzie moves the flaming sphere to assist Memnnon. Kathra at last lands a solid blow with her hammer, bloodying the creature -and then – with the back swing again striking very hard. Her opposition is looking very mashed, but still there as it strikes back driving the spear deep into her thigh.
I am desperately trying to keep the troglodytes from mobbing Switch – with some success as I use their burst avoidance move to my advantage to make them leap away from Switch. Tol also assists by firing a disruptive strike which stops Switch being smacked by a troglodyte.
Elsewhere I move the flaming sphere to menace the troglodyte which Memnnon is battling, just as Memnnon blocks a potentially killing blow from it. A cliff top troglodyte throws a javelin at Kathra which hits her, before she moves over to assist Memnnon, as her assailant turns to throw it’s javelin at her before slumping to the ground. I move my Mage hand over to another light to light it up, and fire a ray of frost at the troglodyte , before stupidly realising that I had intended to use my lightning from the eye of storms- d’oh! The battle goes our way as the last of the Lizard-dhar are killed in a flurry of arrows or mashed on the end of Kathra’s hammer. It’s not over yet though as we can still hear movement amongst the caverns and tunnels nearby – but enough time to catch a breath, bind some wounds and relearn some spells.