As the elves crumpled to the floor the mage’s eyes widened, well it paid to ignore some of the rumours that the elves wove about themselves. It occured to him that he might rouse one of the unconscous elves and try a friendship enchantment on him. Surely he would aid them against the Rahib and his knowledge of the Rahib’s doings and whereabouts would bring a swift and decisive conclusion to their mission. Eager though he was to test his theory, he stepped back out of the way lest a stray blade catch him. Fortunately, he had commited the charm spell to memory.
Maruc knew his flail could not be de-natured in the same way as Saeth and Feldard’s bladed weapons. It relied on its swing and weight. Yet despite this he still held no quarms about felling the Siswa guard, holding the Rahib responsible for their deaths.
Yet he did not relish the attack and held back as long as he dared, trusting to the warriors to fend off the assault. Only then did he consider that Feldard was at best only capable of defending himself. The priest was slow on the uptake and was a step behind the dwarf at the first clash of weapons.
Feldard didn’t hesitate to drink down the small flask that was put into his hand even as he was stepping forward alongside Saeth. He immediately felt his body recover once more from the grievous wounds he had sustained. He met the Siswa’s charge, blocking with his axe then once more tried to use the flat of it to bring down his foe. Feldard’s armor fared far better against the Siswa blade than that of the massive bone golem they had faced in the temple room. With Maruc’s aid, he was able to knock out the Siswa without sustaining any further wounds.
Meanwhile, Saeth and Nicolai faced the other Siswa, and likewise were able to take down their foe with non-lethal means.