This is what happens to people when their ashes don’t float down the river,” Saeth lamented as she took a stance that pointed toward the waking beast. “A pity the humans don’t seem to have realized it yet.” She took a step back down the hallway, where there would be no room for the monster to swing his great axe. “Someone could stand in the side passage, lest I be forced to step back?”
Curses! This is all we need. Still, these beasts do not realize who they are dealing with. “Stand aside Seath, the Might of Halav will arrest his advance.” Holding forth his Holy Symbol, again Maruc advanced upon the creature without fear. “Gaze at the power of Halav Incarnate! Flee if you value your foul skin!”
Unfazed, the re-animated bugbear continued its march forward.
Miklos look aghast at the horror ahead of the party, “More your sort of situation Feldard I think.” He pressed himself against the wall allowing the sturdy Dwarf to pass him. He pulled open his backpack to search for the lampoil. Damn Maruc had it. “Try burning oil Maruc!” He didn’t know if he’d heard him over his own commands to the beast.
Nicolai tried to aim his bow for a shot at the slow moving beast, but could not get a clean shot, so he pulled out his sword to back up Maruc and Saeth.
The poor dwarf, stuck at the back behind the lot of them, couldn’t get a view of what lay beyond his companions in front, that is until the bugbear zombie stood. He could just glimpse the decaying head and shoulders of the creature as it came towards. Feldard chafed to join the melee up front, but short of pushing aside the humans between him and it, that wasn’t going to happen. For a long moment, he actually considered doing just that, before he grimaced with a huff and stood back to keep watch, ready to intervene if the Elf and others have trouble with the creature. But given its slow moving gait—he doubted it would come to that.
Saeth stabbed the creature, but the large, hairy zombie barely flinched. It brought its axe down upon the elf with great force, bashing her into unconsciousness.