So much for not alerting the others… Feldard took a moment to check the wound he received. It was minor enough – nothing that would keep him from battle that’s for sure! He hefted his battle axe and strode forward to meet the oncoming Veiled. If he could get to the entrance before they all arrived he could limit the number that came through. Battling two in close quarters was better than 5 in an open space!
Taking note of the sturdy dwarf’s intentions Maruc quickly marched by his side raising his shield and preparing to block the entrance so that they could not all come out at once.
Blocked away from the fight once again by the armoured phalanx of dwarf and clerk, the swordswoman paused to catch her breath, ready to leap upon any who broke through their line.
Meanwhile, Miklos lightly bounded down the stairs. He was useless in the coming confrontation, unless they broke though so he set about ensureing that the sleeping figures would remain unconscious for a long while with judicious introduction of the pommel of his knife and the back of their heads.
The dwarf’s strategy worked and they were able to choke off the path down the stairs. Reducing the numerical advantage of the aggressors, the armored adventurers were more than able to hold their own. Despite being on lower ground, Feldard swung his axe effectively and ripped through the robes of his foe, eliminating one of the men.
Seeing that the two had the situation well in hand, Saeth relaxed somewhat. Then she noticed the platform running around the back rim of the room. She leapt into action once more, climing the third staircase two steps at a time, and charging around to engage the returning criminals from behind.
“They are blocking the stairs!”
“Go around the other way! Surround them!”
Four of the robed men started to run around the side of the dark firelit balcony toward the other staircase where they would be on a collision course with the charging elf.