The sight of this horrid creature feeding on Kashue spurs the others into increased focus, and the attacks strike hard and fast.
Raen's speed is no match for anyone else, and his deft maneuver causes eyes to widen across the camp. His blades slash through the air, though only the rapier connects
. As it hits, it bursts into flame, and Raen smiles in triumph...only to see that the flames quickly die out, leaving the creature in no worse shape than before.
Ara and Delphine both continue their attacks on Tamrik's attacker, with Ara's sling
and Delphine's magic
causing the creature to shake in its death throes. Tamrik makes one last stab at the creature, and his dagger plunges deep
into the creature's brain. As he pulls out his ooze-covered dagger, the creature's grip loosens, and it falls to the ground like a wilted flower.
Meanwhile, Lorem has come to the aid of Kashue, attempting to pull the weed off of his companion. His grip is firm, but the creature slips through, raking the fighter with its sharp thorns
. His attempted tug at the monster moves it slightly out of Korakk's swing, so that he only hits
with a single strike, albeit a powerful one.
Zetroc follows up his friend's attack with a powerful spell, sending a massive jet of fire straight at the creature. The flames singe Kashue's clothing, but do far more damage
to the weed. Though the flames quickly die out, as with Raen's attack, the powerful magic nevertheless disintegrates several thorny vines.
And as the white feeding tube once again descends upon the trapped Kashue, a final combatant strides forward, a massive blade in his hands. As he brings the collossal weapon down upon Kashue's attacker, his entire body swings with the effort. Fortunately, he manages to miss Kashue's head, but the weed is not so lucky. Mere inches before its tube reaches Kashue's chest, the blade slices the entire creature in half
, dropping the feeding tube, still writhing, onto the hot desert sand, where it promptly shrivels and dries.
As Kashue breaths a sigh of relief and nearly faints, Joachim collapses onto the sand, the heat and effort of battle taking its toll upon his armored form.
|Phew! Talk about last-minute rescues! |