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As Nic, Aronn and Hawk advance, Jibril whips out his Tulwar and scrambles back towards the party. Thwip stumbles backwards, fumbling with his rifle, while Ranar steps forwards, snatching an axe from his belt.
Meanwhile, the things charge. The first lunges forwards, clawed hands snatching at Ranar. Although the dwarven warrior ducks back and raises his shield, the creature is quick, and darts through his defences to grapple. Another thing attempts the same move on Thwip, although the goblin manages to evade the grasping claws, more by luck than skill.
From further out in the chamber, one of the things launches itself into a full sprint shoulder charge at Jibril. There is no chance to dodge; the thing cannons into the Wazifi rogue, knocking him down, leaving him severely bruised as he bounces off the hard stone floor. Fortunately, he retains hold of his sword and the torch.
Back at the doorway, another Thing attempts to charge Thwip. Again, the goblin luckily evades the strike. His assailant continues past, narrowly missing Hawk as well.
From another angle, a fifth thing charges at Hawk. The shaman retreats and successfully deflects the slavering thing with his shield.
As another pair of things move to swarm Hawk and Jibril, two more appear from the shadows.
(Jibril is downed and minus 5 hit points, Ranar is grappled; -4 skill, -2 defence. Ranar is in the same hex as Thing 1, Jibril and another Thing are in the same hex as Thing 7. Thwip is also sharing a hex with a Thing. Feel free to come up with a better name than "Things", BTW)