In an instant Nabthatoron was in the middle of us. He was holding a large cabinet in his claws which he promptly dropped on Myntilly’s head.
Brus charged over. And grabbed one of Nab’s arms in his jaws. I couldn’t really see what was happening, since I was on the other side of the room. I heard Terrem scream and caught a flash of blue clothing as he ran out the way we’d come in.
Sadi and Ian, positioned on the walls on either side of the door, both had good shots at Kaurophon and Thearynn. I knew that both the enemies are spellcasters, so I cast silence in their area to hamper their abilities.
The fighting was fierce. Myntilly, Acgar, Ian and Brus struggled with Nabthatoron. Myntilly threw more than one orb of acid at him. It made his skin bubble and smoke. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Acgar loosen her jaw to spray acid all over him. We’ll have him down in no time, I thought.
When I looked back to the doorway, Thearynn had come to the threshold. That meant she was out of the silence spell area! I couldn’t think of anything better, so I lowered my head and ran straight at her. With my new, improved lower center of gravity, I was able to keep my feet and accomplish my goal of getting her back into the room.
Which brought me face to face with Kaurophon.
I’d fought beside him for weeks. Healed him, helped him, trusted him. Only to be betrayed.
I stepped back to the threshold, where I could cast a spell and brought a flamestrike down on him. It didn’t hurt him as much as I wanted it to. He moved super-fast and avoided some of the flames.
I heard noises to my right and saw that Myntilly was down, hurt or worse, I couldn’t tell.
Nab was dead, too. One down. I was about to run to Myntilly, when Brus began to drag her away from the battle.
He pulled her into the room where Terrem was.
Later I found him guarding her body. It was really touching.
Sadi was doing her best to bring down Thearynn. Arrow after arrow flew into the room.
The rest of us regrouped and tried to focus on the battle and forget Myntilly for a moment. If she was dead, we needed to survive to resurrect her.
Kaurophon sent waves of cold at us. It burned horribly and I had to step back and heal myself again. I don’t remember who dropped Thearynn, but the battle had turned decidedly in our favor.
My biggest worry was that Kaurophon would blink away — teleport or something before we could kill him. I shouldn’t have worried. Sadi dropped him with two quick arrows. And the battle was over.
It had been a fight to the death, for both sides and we were victorious. I dropped to my knees in thanksgiving. A few moments later I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was Sadi.
“I did ghost tongue. Myntilly wants to come back. Can you….?”
I nodded. “I have resurrect prepared. Not that I thought we’d lose, but….”
So much death. Is it worth it?
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