Slight change to Thorthal's action. He will instead move towards the nearest door, and pull out a key rod, unless he notices the approaching Klaven, or someone has engaged them. If someone has engaged them, or he notices them before getting to the door, he will move as close to them as possible, and ready to whack a Klaven, attack is in previous spoiler if needed.
Petronicus strides forward, with Scuttles in his wake, then wheels and fires his crossbow in the general direction of the oncoming klaven force.
Thorthal sees that Petronicus has engaged the enemy, and moves to the nearest klaven warrior. He is quick enough to strike against it, but has no luck with his attack.
BR-N3R is still trying to compile the input it got from Haer Kul.
Oh my goodness!
There are a quartet of klaven guards who were in various levels of awareness of the party's presence.
Now, however, they have a target they can focus on.
The one near Thorthal draws an axe and attacks, while the other three fire their spur rifles at the dwarf, heedless of any friendly targets who may be in the way.
axe:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 111d8 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10 Pew!:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (14) + 1 = 151d6 ⇒ 5 Pew!:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (19) + 1 = 201d6 ⇒ 2 Pew!:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 21d6 ⇒ 3
One of the gunners manages to wound another.
Haer Kul sighs. "Good work, M Runecloak and M. Alvario. You have successfully distracted the klaven from noticing my distraction."
Haer Kul will move diagonally down+right, and then right 6 ending diagonal to Petronicus. He will move the lights 50 feet to further illuminate the hostiles. He'll keep the light going even if it does not make a difference.
Morgrom moves forward, and breaks into a toothy grin when he sees the opponents. As he continues, he staggers a bit as he passes behind Thorthal, exclaiming, "Son of a!!"
He ends beside Thorthal, prepared to strike the foes.
The klaven falls, and Thorthal steps over its body towards the next foe.
BR-N3R scurries forward to the far side of the elevator, and arches its tail over its back.
The two rear klaven advance and fire at Thorthal, while the closer, wounded one fires first then drops its rifle and closes.
pew:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 = 31d6 ⇒ 2 pew:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (19) + 1 = 201d6 ⇒ 1 pew:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (18) + 1 = 191d6 ⇒ 4
Two of the thorny projectiles strike the dwarf. 5 damage
Perception:1d20 + 10 ⇒ (9) + 10 = 19
"Good. There is but one left. Finish it quickly! We must repair the machine and escape." Haer Kul will look south to make sure nothing new is coming, then move to AW38 to look north and east as well.
Perception:1d20 + 10 ⇒ (19) + 10 = 29 (if a new check is needed).
Slick is just a bit slow, and the klaven lashes out at him as he passes.
claw:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 71d4 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6
After it misses, the ninja's katana strikes home, and the alien creature falls.
Bardos and Haer Kul notice the comozant wyrd traveling eastwards in the north hall.
The room the klaven were in has a sunken area in the middle of the floor, and two wooden enclosures to the south. A closed door is in the middle of the south wall.
As the party catches their breath, the gong sounds again, followed by the voice. This time, Andretta is prepared and translates as the warning sounds out.
“Warning! Facility power compromised. Auxiliary power diverted to atmospheric shielding. Drain will soon exceed capacity. Repairs required or system failure imminent.”
The doors swing freely, and there are spaces between the slats of the enclosures. Nothing is within.
As the others are examining the empty wooden cages, Andretta gathers up the gear of the fallen klaven.
"Hmmm... they each had a potion of cure moderate wounds, as well as their rifles."
The sorceress hangs on to one of the rifles for later use.