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.
Maruc lowered his symbol. He stalked into the corridor and seeing that the demihumans had the situation in hand he took a good look around before continuing to join them. Miklos joined Maruc at the back of the party and watched the fight ready with Dentiata’s wand poised for action should the need arise.
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.
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. Neither blade was very effective. The weapons were together too large for the elf to effectively maintain the balance he needed to strike the fast moving creature. He had been hoping the skeleton’s blade had some sort of enchantment upon it, but it appeared to be nothing more than an old longsword.
With the Saeth and Hasan in place, Feldard closed the distance quickly against the cat and swung out with his axe to end this quickly. The cat fought ferociously. Though badly wounded, it did not go down easily, managing to land another clawscrape on the dwarf before the blades of the three companions ended the battle.