Cornered

Feldard gave chase after the cat, figuring it would lead him to at least one of the three witch-sisters.

The dwarf was quite grim-faced. He was not looking forward to the upcoming battle, an odd notion for a dwarf. But if what Maruc said was true—that the elf maids were already possessed—Feldard wasn’t sure there was anyway for him fight the sisters without seriously maiming or killing the possessed elves.

As he charged down the hallway after the cat, he hoped the mage and cleric were already working on that problem for him.

“Damn…” swore Nicolai softly, “Easy Feldard, it’ll lead you into some mage-trap.” as he chased after the dwarf. “None of us are fast enough to catch it and you don’t want to blunder into anything.”

“Rats!” said Maruc. “Move left out of the line of fire.” Maruc re-prepared his Holding spell in case the witch poked her head out of the doorway ready to cast it at a moments notice.

Nicolai glanced back and realised his error and pinned himself to the left hand wall.

After the elves Miklos edged passed the Cleric and into the corridor also keeping to the left.

“Come now, Saeth,” Hasan grimmaced. “We must support that dwarf. His melee skills will not be enough.”. The two elves broke into a trot, each of them cursing and admiring the dwarf’s instinctive charge.

The bronze doors at the other end of the hall posed a problem for the dwarf, it was shut tight. The cat couldn’t lead him anywhere , unless it knew how to open doors—a disturbing thought.

Feldard heard the complaints and warnings of the others behind him. He altered his charge more to the left, but continued his pursuit; the rogue and others catching up quickly with their longer stride.

Trapped at the end of the hall, the wounded cat had no choice but to re-engage. It growled at the group, waiting for a target to get into range of its fangs.

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  1. Nicolai (T 4)

    Nicolai remained where he was, allowing the elves to pass. The idea of tackling a savage panther did not feature high on his ‘things to do’ list. Well, not where there was any choice.

  2. Maruc (Clr 4)

    Maruc lowered his symbol. He stalked into the corridor and seeing that the demi humans had the situation in hand he took a good look around before continuing to join them.

  3. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos joined Maruc at the back of the party and watched the fight ready with Denetiata’s wand poised for action should the need arise.

  4. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Feldard muttered to himself about shut doors and cats as he eyed the cornered cat. He had no qualms about engaging the panther; he merely was waiting on the elves to close ranks behind him to ensure that the cat didn’t try to bolt past them and over towards the undefended mage.

    With the Saeth and Hasam in place, Feldard closed the distance quickly against the cat and swung out with his axe to end this quickly.

  5. Hasan

    Hasan hated to attack this wild thing, which had no doubt been distorted beyond it’s natural condition. Still, there was no choice at this point. He got as close as possible, swung the ancient blade first, and tried to follow with his Siswa blade as well.

    (He found it wasn’t easy to hit the agile cat.)

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