Only Karethas succumbs to the blinding dust this time. Amir's twin blades dart and weave in a confusing pattern that leaves the alabaster shaitan unguarded. A pair of critical strikes nearly finish off the genie, who falls a moment later to one of Kzrira's arrows. The archer's next shot critically wounds the amber female.
Varkata calls upon divine grace to mend the lumps and bruises delivered by the immense elemental. It seems worse for wear now as divine blade and ally strike in tandem. Karethas blinks and wipes at his eyes, but manages to send Gen on a mission with magic granted by the wand.
The mortal heroes seem to be holding their own thus far, but with more of the powerful shaitan on the way, they wonder how much longer until they are overrun. Thankfully, the Protean have not betrayed them. The wild creatures of Limbo appear with a warping of reality overhead in the pyramid shaped chamber. When the nauseating movement stops, Lahapraset is seen floating with another pale elf-like form that could be her brother though he looks tired and wounded. This must be the newly released Maagiyawara.
A half dozen more strange and primal creatures encircle them; they are serpentine with confusing patterns and colors racing through their scales. Spines raise and sink all along their form from the great adder-like fanged head to a rattling tail. They are further armed with massive clawed hands and tentacles ending in vicious jaws rear from their shoulders.
Great disks of clashing colored light and shadow crash down upon the dispersed shaitan with a cacophony of thunder and roaring and shrieks. Several strike the top of the cube, but though the shaitan are nearly knocked to their knees and afterwards move as if pushing against unseen force, the heroes feel nothing. Zulfikar falls dead, crumbling into sand. A moment later, Lahapraset smiles and waves her hand over you and you are speeded by a haste spell.
Only the great elemental, Obherak and a pair of genies appearing through the wall across the room are unaffected. The elemental continues its deadly pummeling of Varkata and she is knocked unconscious by the force of the blows. Varkata-21, 30 (subtract DR). Though slowed, the amber shaitan manages to push Amir into a tight spot and deliver a powerful slash. Amir-10 slash (no DR). Obherak calls the unslowed shaitan to his side in the face of the Protean assault.
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