"I'm good at a 30 paces, but I don't have Wyngrad's crushing stroke with a sword. I'd rather someone who is comfortable up close here in the last row with me," she says looking up at Sikhandyn from where she is seated on the floor. "No offense Sikhandyn, but you don't strike me as the sort who would be the most comfortable in close quarters."
"Also," Layna continues, "the map should be closer to the front, in case the group gets separated. Methuselah probably could get you out of here by memory, but we saw his map," she flashes Methuselah a quick grin.
"Astaban and Karn sound like logical choice for the front row," Layna agrees. "But I'd give Methuselah the map and a torch in the second row. He's a solid fighter and can heal as the need requires."
"Sikhandyn and Sofia in the third row would be good for some range, magic, and healing as necessary," she says nodding to each of them in acknowledgement. "Wyngrad and I in the back row should protect our backside from anything that we pass by and becomes curious."