John smiled as his bad mood seem to drift away. He quickly goes to work, marking his targets. He draws power from the earth itself and attacks the stirge threatening Jarred. He cuts into the creature, doing very little damage to the beast.
Jack struggles against his captor, breaking free from the blood-draining creature. "Kill the purple one first! Don't let it smite anyone!" Jack then tries to make his own attack against the stirge, but fails to hit.
Allyria draws her longsword and looks up at the swarming monsters. Time to see if this body is any good in a fight.. Channeling her new psionic energy into her blade, she swings it in a wide arc, causing small spikes of energy to fly out of her blade and into the swarm of stirges. The attack is about to miss, but some glimmer of knowledge from a previous lifetime flashes across her mind, causing her to readjust her aim at the last minute. Unfortunately the stirge is too crafty, and her attack still misses despite the adjustment.
"Purple one, you got it boss," ZhuGuan says to Jack. Need some room first. ZhuGuan runs out of the room so he can put some force behind his blow. He runs back in with a roar, "Get off Vicky! She's my bird!"
ZhuGuan still manages to miss his intended target. Once again a black feather falls unnoticed with his attack. It looks as if could have come off of Vicky. Vicky struggles against her captor unable to break free of its hold. She can feel her life slowly slipping away from her. She swings her sword trying to hit the creature attached to her chest, but her swing is weak and barely misses the creature.
Jared takes a cautious step back. Then he decides to give himself a bigger advantage. He moves further away, wrapping himself in shadows to help hide from the strange creatures. The fiendish stirge continues to feed on Vicky. The other stirge continue to attack their meals. Again, the first stirge fails to get through Jack's armor and this time he manages to defend himself from the one that managed to feed on him a few moments ago. The last stirge risks angering the fiendish stirge, and attacks Vicky as well. It is unable to connect with the former doctor.