“The incantation? Don’t think I heard one.” Saeth spun as the new creature revealed itself. “I think Feldard may need a hand!”
Gripping it in two hands, Saeth raised her scimitar and slowly stepped forward, circling to get behind the gigantic skeleton as it approached the Dwarf.
Defiled indeed! thought the cleric. “Perhaps this the guardian we were warned of! Stand side. Let the might of Halav the incarnate send this creature hence.” Maruc pulled his Symbol of Halav free of his vestments. “Woebgotten creature, a priest of divine Halav stands before you! Flee if you value your foul life!”
Maruc attempted to turn the creature, but the tangled mass of bone seemed completely indifferent to his holy efforts. Indeed, the priest did not get the same vile feeling from it as he had in his previous encounters with undead.
The mage jumped back startled out of his concentration. He backed off staff raised protectively in front of him. “Have you seen its like? It looks like a devil to me!” he blurted out in horror.
Feldard glanced behind to see the skeletal guardian and it’s 4 swords. The thing was enormous. At 15 feet high, it towered over him.
He had little chance of blocking all 4 swords, so he dodged back, moving more into the centre of the room—this ideally would give the others more room to attack from behind.
He tried to get close to the monstrosity, but its arms were huge and surprisingly fast. Two of the creature’s swords cut through the dwarf’s armor. Still, Feldard maintained his charge at the animated creature and swung his axe toward its core with the might of dwarven strength. The axeblade struck with such force that it would have felled most foes that the dwarf had fought before. Chunks of it cracked and split, but the creature did not slow its attack.
From the rear of the beast, Saeth swung her scimitar directly into the thick bones of the thing, but it bounced off, doing no damage. The massive creature had bones that were tougher than any she had ever encountered. The creature did not pay any attention to the swordswoman, and kept the focus of its attack entirely upon the dwarf.
As the combat raged on, one of the doors opened ever so slightly, as a familiar face peered in to see what the commotion was all about. It was Nicolai. His eyes opened wide at the sight of his four companions hopelessly outmatched against the gigantic four-armed skeleton creature.