The party of ten trooped through the jungle on the mysterious island, when Hoku and Hasnett spot the four awesome reptiles stalking them. Hasnett warns the cartographer and porters back, even as these reptiles, the size of draft horses, covered in pebbly, slate gray
scales, and armed with formidable jaws, grasping talons, and two massive sickle-shaped claws on their feet, advance with economical precision.
The reptiles charge, biting at Irawaru and Henrig. Irawaru's agility is proof against their snaps, but Henrig is bitten and grabbed up in the creature's jaws.
Hoku, thinking quickly, draws her dagger and hurls it at Henrig's attacker in a trick strike, forcing it to drop back and, incidentally, drop Henrig.
The shock of the strange creatures thudding out of the undergrowth
wrecks Hasnett's aim. Irawaru lets out a bestial howl and runs up to the reptile threatening Elohir, hacking at it with his axe.
Elohir looks nervously about to his companions, and slinks backwards away from the creatures and behind everyone else. Strange starlight forms around Elohir, blurring the edges of his being. Those nearby hear Elohir mutter several guttural, nearly unpronounceable words, "Throd llll Caiphon! Fm'latgh!" A strange, pulsing bolt of black, purplish energy emanates from Elohir's outstretched fingertips. Elohir's blast goes sailing off into the trees, burning a path through the leaves which sizzle and give off an acrid smoke.
One of the creatures snaps at the barbarian, but, seemingly enraged by its wound, misses completely. Henrig's attacker approaches Henrig again, a little more warily, and grabs the stormsoul up again. A third monster rushes in, fighting the second for its prey, and also snaps at Henrig, the rending causing even more damage. The loser roars in anger. The fourth beast chomps at Aden, but the shadar-kai dodges easily.
Hoku continues to focus on the beast which originally grabbed Henrig, slashing at it in attempt to drive it back further. Hoku's dagger bites deep into the monster, even as she somehow forces the huge beast back a step.
Henrig (NPC) (bloodied, grabbed)
Kozurn, Boral, and Truk (NPCs)
x2 (trick struck)