Well, if she couldn’t hurt it directly, she supposed she’d have to do whatever she could to help the Dwarf. Ducking low to avoid the newcomer Nicolai’s sword and its swings–HER sword, darn it!–she charged into the back of the creature’s kneecaps, grabbing its legs and trying to knock it from its feet.
The dwarf’s attacks were slowing. His wounds telling on him, yet still he refused to back down from the undead thing that seemed only to have malice towards him. While others might ponder the why and wherefor of the creatures motivations, Feldard was battling for his life and his attention remained on dodging and blocking attacks.
At this point the priest realized the creature posed no threat to him, yet. A movement to his left saw Seath grappling its legs. ‘Worth a try’ he thought, then launched himself at the other leg with all the force he could muster. “We’ll attempt to hold it Feldard!” he said grunting with effort to stay the creature. “It only wants you. Get out and we’ll regroup.”
At this moment, Nicolai, wielding Saeth’s sword struck a blow to the giant skeleton. Though it did little damage, it did succeed in getting the thing’s attention. Up until this point, it had ignored Nicolai’s presence, much as it had ignored the others. Now, one of its arms shot back to attack Nicolai. The beast’s blade cut through the Siswa robes and leather armor and inflicted a light wound to the rogue’s shoulder.
“I agree, this guardian is beyond us. I have nothing to affect it. We must flee!” Miklos made for the nearest door opening it ready to slam it behind Feldard as he passed through.
“I suggest a tactical withdrawal now. I’ll try and slow him down whilst you get Feldard out,” offered the brave young rogue.
”I can take him!”
“I knew you’d say that, fool dwarf.” said the priest struggling to gain purchase on the creature to slow it down. “This is not some game to see who is most valourous in the face of impossible odds! We are here to end the evil of the Sons of Night! I’d like to see you do that from beyond the grave! Now RUN!”
But it was too late. The dwarf finally succumbed to his many wounds and fell into a crumpled heap on the temple floor. After the dwarf fell, the hulking boned behemoth turned the focus of its attacks totally upon Nicolai.