Hearing the unmistakable sound of battle beyond the dwarf didn’t hesitate—he moved into the shimmering mirror.
Miklos counted the seconds to see how long the dwarf would take to re-emerge.
“Let us hope that they return swiftly, and safely.” the priest murmered. He waited poised for action. Following his companion’s lead, the mage prepared his Magic Missile incantation from his book fully expecting the guardian to burst from the Mirror after the others.
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Hasan immediately set the fit jade stone of his ring into the golden pendant. The jade gemstone was released from the ring and attached itself to the newly formed talisman. There was a quick flash of energy as engraved writing seemingly etched itself into the back of the talisman. There was no time to read the inscription as the gargoyle was descending upon him, claws and fangs, poised to strike.
Suddenly, the creature halted. It slowly withdrew, hissing as it reluctantly backed away from Hasan.
Its stony skin contorted with rage and the malignant construct spun and charged toward the portal and Nicolai with great haste.