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The Rescue of Shokkra Deathrage

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[[ This is a log of an RP event that took place across two days on Sanctuary's Discord server, wherein Sanctuary confronts a villain they've been trying to stop for some time in order to rescue a Sanctuary officer who was kidnapped: Shokkra Deathrage. ]]

 

Kexti 10:52:34 AM

Kex'ti waited at the staging area with his staff, his sword, and his armor. A variety of medicines and potions rested at his waist.

Kexti 11:56:08 AM

He shuddered as he looked up at the Dark Iron fortress. "Are we all ready?"

Konro 12:29:40 PM

Grim Batol stood as a monument to chaos, corruption, and tragedy. Its original dwarven roots were barely visible now, only vague lingerings of the Wildhammer's gryphons had stood the test of time. More visible were the orcish improvements but even those were eclipsed by the crude ministrations of the Twilight's Hammer. The skeletons of those unfortunate enough to become victims of the cult adorned the ancient fortress. Drakonid statues acted as gargoyles among the parapets, and the malignant corruption of their meddling could be felt in the air.

Konro 12:29:59 PM

The main doors are unguarded. As are all the doors.

Arahe 12:36:01 PM

Ohee finishes setting up a small medical tent not far outside Grim Batol. It's a sort of Tauren-style tipi, easy to break down and move, with hides painted to help it blend in to its surroundings. She bows to the Commander. "If anyone should get hurt, I will be on duty right here. Give me a shout if you need me to move up at any point!" She announces with a smile and a crisp salute.

Rabblerouser 12:38:09 PM

Taozhu taps his staff, a crisp sheen of blue washing over the party after he had mass teleported them to the target location. His paws soon began weaving more spells, his staff drawing within the dirt around Ohee's tipi. Each pull through the ground causes the divots to begin alighting in arcane energy, like water following a divvy.

"It would not do for Karthok to try and assault here, one moment my lady, and I shall prepare a shielding spell to hide from scrying eyes."

Arahe 12:39:17 PM

The plump, golden-furred Tauren claps her hands excitedly. "Oh, thank you, that is very helpful!"

Yuki 12:39:58 PM

Kejala checks her pack to make sure she has all the fetishes and totems they may need in this perilous assault. Instead of her usual light leathers, the shaman is clad in thicker layers of chain and scale with leather padding between. She certainly does not look like what most would picture for the Earthen Ring. "Dat be a good idea, ya," she replies absently. "Don't be wantin' our best Tauren t'get hurt."

W A N D E R 12:46:48 PM

He'd not made a sound, complaint nor introduction, he'd simply wrapped his hand around his wolf's reins all the tighter, the two of them pacing, highly agitated. The orc held something in his left hand; a hefty, carved piece of wood attached to a string, a bullroarer. He looked to be in his early forties, and had the appearance of something that had the misfortune of falling into a meat slicer. Warsong proud, judging by the tabard stretched across his chest. The wolf he rode kept low, whined and urged towards Grim Batol every now and again. "Not just yet, Gar'mak."

Rabblerouser 12:47:57 PM

Taozhu merely smiles and keeps at his work, until the whole of her staging area is pockmarked by small arcane trenches. The pandaren claps his paws together, before slamming them to the ground, almost in a bowing gesture as the trenches well up with energy to begin forming a large domed bubble of magical violet color around the tent.

Arahe 12:59:12 PM

Beaming at Kejala, she gives the troll a good luck hug while the Pandaren finishes his work. "Oh! And it's so pretty! I love purple!"

Yuki 1:03:29 PM

The troll lightly pats her friend's back in return. An actual hug would probably be uncomfortable, given the armor, but she still wants to reciprocate the sentiment. Moving to the entrance to the tent, she peeks outside to get a better view of their magical bubble. "Huh. Dat be somet'in'," she comments.

Shizari 1:04:05 PM

T'suro is grinding sharp the points of his multi-pronged spear with a whetstone, as he glances up to Grim Batol. "I hope we have enough for this to work." He states rather openly.

Xara 1:05:14 PM

Juli looks over those assembled. Many from Sanctuary had come, many of their friends, and many of those who had a stake in the battle versus Karthok themselves. No one that she didn't have reason to trust was present. "We have more than enough," she says. "We've stopped Karthok at his every endeavor. Now we've chased him back to his last bastion. Here, we'll stop him, and recover Shokkra, finally. Are we ready?"

Rabblerouser 1:08:05 PM

Taozhu dabbed a handkerchief at his head, wiping away the small beads of sweat that had appeared; such an endeavor so quickly formed did take a toll on him, he had long been removed from field work. "I am glad it suits your tastes!" He chuckles, turning to Julilee.

"Ready as I shall ever be, Commander."

Yuki 1:11:29 PM

Observation complete, Kejala ducks back into the space and turns to face the Commander. "Ya, be ready here," she replies with a lazy grin. One hand settles onto the pommel of her chosen mace for the day; unlike the simple one usually favored by the mercenary, she sports one with a much broader head and carefully arranged ridges of blades. Good thing she had chosen armored leggings, or she would have one tattered thigh right now.

Shizari 1:11:33 PM

T'suro packs his whetstone away and sheaths his spear as he looks up the dark visage of the dwarves structure. "Ready as can be."

W A N D E R 1:14:04 PM

Sarrak dug his heels into Gar'mak's side, letting the bullroarer's rope slide a little, preparing it for his charge. He glanced at the assortment of strangers beside him. What an interesting warband. He gave the roarer a few half hearted swings. "My hound craves war. Let's go already." He snorted, motioning his head towards the fortress.

Xara 1:18:16 PM

"We have some scouts ahead already," she says. "The fortress is thickly inhabited ad not as lightly guarded as it looks, and we won't be going in subtly. Be prepared to fight as soon as we step inside." She turns toward the fortress entrance. "Let's go."

Xara 1:19:25 PM

[[ @everyone Those whose characters would be here are welcome to jump in after this point with the assumption they've been along the whole time (or are one of the aforementioned scouts up ahead!). Players may also lapse in and out of posting if you need to do other things and it will be assumed that your character is still there. Have fun! ]]

Rabblerouser 1:26:14 PM

From the mountainous slopes, lined with shrubs and deep brush, emerges the one-eyed orcish Boss of Borrowed Time as though he had suddenly teleported in from thin air. He takes a deep breath through his nose as Julilee leads her troops forward, nodding in greeting. He cradles the double-barreled rifle in his arms, letting it hang in his grasp idly. "Been 'ere since dawn." He says, turning towards the former Wildhammer capitol. "Ain't 'adda peep outta tha mountain, not su much a damn mouse skittered bout."

Xara 1:27:22 PM

Julilee nods at Cobrak. "Anything unusual?" she asks.

Shizari 1:28:42 PM

"Hopefully Karthok's forces are our only obstacle." T'suro said, motioning towards the rest of the Wetlands behind them, the massive mountain of Ironforge dominating the skyline.

Quaotik 1:29:21 PM

The white Tauren was having trouble with the multiple spirits in the area he concentrated to keep his head one strong spirit trying to take his body to attack the Wild hammer. The ice felt around him. The deathknight slid through the portal and looked around with his blue eyes his hooves clipping on the ground. He had basic deathknight armor on line he just came from arcurus. His two blades shirt swords and out of the deathlike ice if northrend to say the least he was intimidating the plate cowl concealing most of his face e crept his nose his mask protecting his cheeks and eyes. He was apparently ready for war. And by the chill in the air his magic was craving the fight it had so long been denied.

Rabblerouser 1:32:31 PM

Cobrak looked at Julilee, "Aye. S'quiet. Too quiet." He shrugs, obvious the orc was a cautious one in situations like these. "E'en Morinth needed supplies brought in wif guards....but this? T'ain't a soul we seen."

Kexti 1:32:32 PM

Kex'ti looked towards the entrance. "Let us find Shokkra. Mayhaps we can level this Light damned place in the process."

Kexti 1:33:04 PM

"Cobrak, have your mages found any temporal or Nether anomalies?"

Kexti 1:33:25 PM

"Doubtless Karthok will be drawing demons and worse to fight us."

Yuki 1:37:31 PM

"Means dey eider got a stockpile, or somet'in' mighty strange be goin' on in dere." Again the troll shrugs. "Let's be on our way, ya? Only way t'be findin' answers is to be goin' to look fer 'em."

W A N D E R 1:39:19 PM

Sarrak tugged at the reins, beginning their impatient pacing. Back and forth, side to side, the two of the sizing their target up, just straddling the inside line of the camp. Every swing of his roarer made a low, droning whistle. The wolf rider grumbled lowly, snorting. "Every second we sit here, there could be less and less of my niece to take back to her mother." He paused, the idea seemed to just add fuel to his roaring fire. His wolf barked; an abrasive, harsh sort, clearly more than ready for the hunt.

Arahe 1:39:33 PM

"Couldn't it just be a tunnel somewhere else?" Ohee offers, looking over in the direction of Iron Forge.

Rabblerouser 1:40:41 PM

Cobrak puts a finger to his ear, repeating Kex'ti's question to it, taking it off when he receives an answer. "Small bumps o' fel energy, thass all I got...Probably callin' demons er usin' lock portals." He looks over at Ohee, "Ya know wut be in Grim Batol's tunnels, aye? Not e'en Karthok be that stupid to go down that deep...leas' I 'ope 'e ain't, though me gut now says othawise."

Xara 1:45:32 PM

"All right," Julilee says. "That's as much as we're going to know before we get inside. Let's go." She mounts up on her zhevra and sets a hard pace to the unguarded gates.

Kexti 1:46:46 PM

"I know more than enough about Grim Batol. Trust me. I would not be here if Shokkra were not in danger."

Shizari 1:47:03 PM

T'suro climbs back into his Courser, grabbing hold of the reins and giving a small kick to its sides. "Onward!" He called out as he set off, following Julilee towards the gates

Kexti 1:47:24 PM

Kex'ti saddles up his venomhide and puts on his helmet. He hands his wife a potion and quaffs one himself.

Yuki 1:49:05 PM

"... Guess dat be da order t'charge." After waving farewell to Ohee, the troll heads out of the tent to mount up on her favored ride--a jet-black panther that must have been captured far away from her homeland. The big cat yowls irritation at being ridden, but at least he does not throw his rider. For that kindness, he earns a headpat and a chunk of dried meat from her saddlebag.

Rabblerouser 1:49:50 PM

"Shite...guess we're goin' in 'ard." He says, shrugging it off before letting loose a harsh whistle that shreds through the air. A massive armored proto drake screeches through the sky, landing just barely enough for the orc to swing himself into the saddle.

Taozhu cocks his head, "Oh, a frontal assault? Well then!" He chuckles, only for talons to dig into his shoulders as the proto-drake hefts the pandaren up like an eagle snatching a rabbit. "WHO WHAT WOOOAAAH AHHHH!"

Cobrak merely laughs, "C'mon, Tao! Be like ol' times!"

W A N D E R 1:51:21 PM

"Ha, about time!" Sarrak howled out, kicking into Gar'mak's sides, the pair took off like a bat out of hell, the orc energetically swinging his bullroarer. The air caught the divots in the wood, every swing produced a splitting, droning whistle. The Warsong was coming to break a foot off in an ass or two, and Sarrak had every intention of letting them know just who exactly was on their door stop.

Kexti 1:57:55 PM

Kex'ti grimaced at the cavalier nature of his allies.

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Konro 1:57:58 PM

Immediately inside the gates, there's nothing but debris. Remnants from earlier fights in the castle's history and perhaps earlier in the day. A few dwarven bodies lie scattered as they move further in, some corrupted by fel, some looking like the usual Dark Iron warriors.

Konro 1:58:22 PM

Eventually, the party emerges into one of Grim Batol's massive caverns. Rivers of fire crack and burn far beneath them, and debris of the crumbling fortress lies smashed around them. Suddenly from farther down the open corridor a horn sounds three times. Looking out across a bridge spanning the gap between sections of the sculpted castle, charges forth a mass of dwarves in ornamented fel armor, and from the other side charges a mass of average looking Dark Irons. They clash in a cacophony of steel and flame, dwarves being thrown off the bridge or toasted in their plate. On the average dwarf side of the bridge, the end Sanctuary is closer to, a large dwarf in heavily detailed plate armor shouts commands to his fighters, while an orcish mage stands by his side slinging flame.

Rabblerouser 2:08:17 PM

The mage himself looks more like a fighter than a priss in a gown slinging spells, a massive two-handed sword alit with flames carves through the charging fel-infused Dark Irons like a hot knife through demon butter. His armor was aglow, much like his yellow eyes were now, a perpetual gleaming ember aura that punctuated his steel-plated. The mark of Hellscream's Kor'kron was emblazoned on his spiked pauldrons, similar marking on a small squad of orcs who also held the line.

The orc drew in a deep breath, soon belching out a gout of orange flame from his mouth that erupting into a fireball amongst the charging dark irons.

Kexti 2:10:15 PM

"Well, the enemy of my enemy..."

Kexti 2:10:43 PM

Kex'ti utters, takes a swig from his jug, and charges his raptor down at the mass of dwarves, drawing his sword.

Kexti 2:10:54 PM

"Hoi, friend! We are here to help!"

Yuki 2:14:22 PM

"... Well dat ain't somet'in' ya be seein' most days..." Laughing, the troll spurs her cat forward with a dig of her heels. Better to get close before unleashing any spells, unless they want to be mistaken for a new enemy.

Rabblerouser 2:14:47 PM

The orcish pyromancer spits out a stream of smoke, turning back around to the reinforcements. "Grom's blood, about time." He says in a muttering to himself.

Cobrak howls in a maddened fury, dropping Taozhu off at the door to tumble over himself with the sudden momentum granted to him before falling head over ass. The orc hoops and hollers as he steers Emberscale into the fel dwarves, taking potshots into the their throng as the proto-drake unleashes gouts of flame through their backline.

W A N D E R 2:18:32 PM

He gave a swing of his bullroarer, gladly announcing their presence before packing it away, a single hand producing his battle axe, holding it aloft with ease. "Sic!" He screamed, tugging his wolf's reins. And like that, the pair were off, seemingly more than happy to throw themselves into the thick of the fight. Wide cleaves of his axe, his hound gorging itself on the neck of an opponent held under foot.

Shizari 2:20:13 PM

T'suro charges towards the gap between the two sides, as obviously he was unable to cross the bridge. His courser gains momentum, and he pulls the reins. The armored unicorn jumps clean across tree gap, smashing into a fel dwarf on the other side with enough force to leave him severely concussed. T'suro stabs his spear through the heart of another fel dwarf, his blade glowing in holy fury as he does.

Konro 2:24:00 PM

The Dark Iron Commander gapes in surprise at the sudden aid, quickly shouting for his own troops to not immediately attack the newcomers.

The Fel Iron, likewise, are taken completely by surprise. The cavalry charge decimates the front lines, bodies already piling up. After the initial smash, the dwarves start fighting back, hacking and blasting fel power at the mounts and riders.

Kexti 2:26:45 PM

Kex'ti sends Diel back to Ohee, not wanting to lose his prized ally in the bloodshed. He wades into the melee, severing tendons and sealing the wounds with enough mists to cripple, but not slay, the fel iron.

Xara 2:28:12 PM

Juli speaks briefly to the Dark Iron commander before joining the combat as well. Her zhevra is as deadly as she is in the melee, flattening with its hooves and impaling with its horn while she strikes to her left and right with sword and shield.

Arahe 2:31:23 PM

Away from the battle, Ohee checks the raptor for injuries before finding a spot in the bubble for Diel to rest.

Kexti 2:32:06 PM

The raptor settles down much as a chicken going to roost.

Yuki 2:32:17 PM

Kejala also dismounts and sends her panther back to a relatively safe area. She then starts pulling sticks and feathers out of her pouches, grinning to herself as she mutters prayers to the loa and elements for aid. Into the fray of fel dwarves she sends arcs of crackling lightning that should conduct well through their armored foes. With any luck, no allies will be hit in the chain reaction.

Rabblerouser 2:32:50 PM

Emberscale makes another run, before taking a chaos bolt to the wing. It causes the proto-drake to veer off his attack, Cobrak pulling on the reins to ease the beast from the battle. "Go on, git outta 'ere...too bigga target." Cobrak says, patting its snout before leaping off.

The orc lands in the backlines, but doesn't stay there for long. His gun is almost more deadly up close than at range, using its bayonet to slash whilst unleashing wild flurries of bullets.

Taozhu, after recovering from his dropoff, begins supporting counterspelling incoming magic, as well dispelling any enchantments en masse upon the enemy.

Konro 2:38:33 PM

The Fel Iron are stabbed and zapped, two or three of them turning into nothing but ash after the shaman's chain lightning strikes through them. They begin steadily moving backwards across the bridge, making coordinated strikes together every couple seconds while warlocks move to the edge of the bridge to throw chaos bolts at the spell casters.

Shizari 2:40:41 PM

T'suro manages to parry and block attacks with ease as he carves his way through to the commander, his Courser doing it's part and stabbing through any in its path. Whenever either managed to take a hit, T'suro would channel Holy light into himself or his steed to close the wounds. He felt a surge of power within him and swung his spear forward, sending a divine storm ripping through a group of fel dwarves ahead of him

Yuki 2:45:17 PM

Dodging chaos bolts makes casting a bit harder, so she tuts to herself and speaks to the spirits of Air to aid her next spell. Whipping across the bridge comes a fierce wind designed to target the warlocks and sweep down their throats so the words for their spells choke off into nothingness.

Rabblerouser 2:45:29 PM

The orc mage in the back sighs, looking up at an incoming chaos bolt boredly. "I hate warlocks." He comments before idly shifting a foot to the right, letting the magic crash into the ground where he was.

Taozhu manages to interrupt one of their backline with a silencing spell, only for his barrier to come under assault by one of the bolts. It singes his fur as it shatters through his magic shell. "Aiyah!" He seethes in pain, grasping at his arm. His concentration is forced into reconstituting his shield for the moment.

W A N D E R 2:47:33 PM

Sarrak dropped his axe downwards, cleaving into the chest of a fel dwarf who'd closed the space between them to plunge a dagger into the thigh of the warrior. He huffed, as though simply inconvenienced, easing off of Gar'mak, he slammed a foot into the gut of the dwarf, tearing his axe free. Gar'mak bounded forward, catching the arm of another to tear him forward toward the pair. The orc took notice of their retreat, holding his arms aloft. "Done already?" He snarled. "I haven't even sated my lust yet. Come on." He slammed a fist against his breast plate, taking a step forward for every step back. He relished in the gore that coated his armor, whether his or theirs. He plucked the dagger from his thigh, humming softly. "Come. I'll clean my teeth with this after I finish chewing on your bones, dwarves."

Kexti 2:48:46 PM

Kex'ti senses Taozhu's disrupted chi and rushes to his side. He immediately sets to work aligning, and amplifying, Taozhu's nerves and tissues with the arcane energy sustaining his various prosthetics.

Konro 2:55:49 PM

Shouts of victory echo throughout the cavern from the Dark Iron. The Fel Iron dwarves  across the bridge start to earnestly retreat before turning into an all-out rout, dozens dying as they attempt to flee the victorious Dark Iron and Sanctuary. The Dwarves cheer and quickly form a defensive perimeter on the other side of the bridge, one officer hustling back to report to the commander. The Dark Iron leader nods and claps the officer on the shoulder, suggesting he get water for the soldiers while they plotted their offense.

Xara 3:03:23 PM

Juli goes to speak to their commander and find out what's going on. She nods toward Kex'ti and looks over her other people to see who's hurt and everyone's condition.

Rabblerouser 3:06:52 PM

Cobrak heads after the retreating dwarves, not in bloodlust, but rather in curiosity. His form appears to fade from sight as he becomes a shimmering trick of the eyes, camouflaging himself further to scout ahead.

Taozhu smiles up at Kex'ti, "Ah, thank you friend."

The orcish mage saunter over, with the small cluster of Kor'kron at his back. He looks at Julilee, and then her tabard, and then back to her. "About time." He grunts, tipping his wide-rimmed grey hat, the only cloth material he had on his person. "Ignazh Deathrage, you ll-l..." He stammers briefly, soon taking an annoyed breath through his nose as he ceases talking. "You bunch here to finally rescue my cousin?"

Konro 3:10:52 PM

The Dark Iron Commander shoves Ignazh over, speaking to Julilee directly. "Nice work comin' out of nowhere to kill those bastards. You here for the orc? The Warlock, not the idiot." He dusts off his hands and offers one to Julilee. "Pyral Harrowmont of the Dark Iron."

W A N D E R 3:15:11 PM

He stood there, blood boiling in the face of cowardice. He whistled for his wolf before cupping his hands to his mouth. "I will come for you and yours!" He howled. "Sarrak Deathrage comes for you!" He glanced quickly behind his back, entertaining the idea of hunting down what was left, continuing his slaughter, but. No, he was here with purpose. Wanton assault could wait. He'd ease himself on to Gar'mak, the pair sauntering back towards the party, Sarrak wondering for a moment if the blood in his wolf's pelt was either of theirs. No matter.

Yuki 3:17:34 PM

The troll almost pouts as the enemy rushes away. With a sigh, she starts putting away her trinkets while naturally eavesdropping on any conversation within earshot. Best way to learn about this crew, after all, not to mention the 'why' of this battle in the middle of Grim Batol.

Shizari 3:25:19 PM

T'suro makes his way over to the others, green blood splashed on the armor of him and his courser. He eyes Julilee and the commander, letting her handle it

Rabblerouser 3:26:54 PM

Ignazh snorts, not bothering to retort before he folds his arms. Up close, one could see he was a brute of an orc, broad of shoulder and a neck so thick it looked like he had swallowed a boulder and it had gotten lodged in his throat. His gut was a bit overtly large, he must eat well.

Kexti 3:31:01 PM

Kex'ti surveys, and interrupts the conversation. "Where is Karthok hiding? I do not care if I need to reach my arm into the jaws of a worm below to wrench him from his hole, but I will find him."

Kexti 3:32:35 PM

"And Shokkra."

Konro 3:33:24 PM

Harrowmont snorts at Kex'ti, hooking a thumb towards the other side of the bridge. "Farther in, heavily fortified in with his lads in this shitehole. Got Bhelen and the rest of that bastards Fel Iron with him."

W A N D E R 3:37:47 PM

The sound of padding paws cut in, the wolf they came from bristled lightly as he was brought so close to the group. Sarrak leaned down, passing a critical eye over the group. "Whether we clean the fel rats out of this hole or not isn't our problem." He rolled his lower jaw. "I'm here for kin. We find her, we leave." He swung his hand flatly, speaking with quite the air of finality.

Yuki 3:42:52 PM

Keeping her head down, Kejala continues to listen. Seems this Shokkra has quite the family. Various levels of dedication to saving her too, though clearly they care enough to put themselves in harm's way. More than a lot of people can claim. With a grunt, she starts altering one of the fetishes she had brought to make it more effective against their current enemy.

Konro 3:44:43 PM

The Dwarf looks to Juli, folding his arms. "You gonna tell me what you're doing and what you want? Other than Karthok."

Xara 3:45:54 PM

"Karthok, and a prisoner he's holding," she replies. "Where would he be keeping prisoners, and where is he, if you have any idea?"

Rabblerouser 3:49:03 PM

Ignazh looks up, "I take it Ureda got my letter to you." He says with a sigh, taking a quaff from a mug at his side; which was empty before but suddenly produced some manner of liquid in the moment he had unhooked it from his hip.

Ignazh casts his gaze at Julilee. "In his private cove...problem is, there's one safe passage in...and odds are...his dwarf shits have sealed it up tight."

Konro 3:50:53 PM

"Aye, we've been trying to hit through to that shitehole for weeks. But, if ye want to get to Karthok an' end this war today, me and my soldiers can smash through that prick Bhelen's defenses with your support. Cross the bridge, up a heavily fortified flight of stairs'n'corridor, we'll be at the ram doodler's throat." Harrowmont punches his fist into his hand and grins through his bushy black beard.

Rabblerouser 3:52:57 PM

It is then Cobrak reappears, phasing back with his camouflage wearing off. "Scouted a'ead. 'Eavy Mithril doors...probably a few feet thick...gonna need a goddamn nuke to blow through that." The orc spits, reattaching his rifle to his back.

Baern 3:53:14 PM

"What kind of cover will we have? If we cross the bridge without it, we'll be sitting ducks for their warlocks." Baern asks. His armor had taken some punishment from the destruction magic already, but not everyone was kitted out with the same heavy plate.

Konro 3:54:48 PM

"We got shields. Odds are those bastards have pulled back far enough that we won't take any fire until we bring the fight to them. Weren't expecting you the first time, won't expect us again this fast after their rout."

Shizari 3:58:09 PM

"So the plan is to madly charge at the doors in a surprise attack?" T'suro asked.

Konro 3:58:41 PM

"Got anything better?" He looks around, particularly at Juli.

Kexti 3:58:46 PM

"When in doubt..."

Xara 3:59:34 PM

"The only way in is through," Juli says.

Shizari 4:02:20 PM

"Let me take point then." T'suro offered. "Paladin protective Magic will allow me to completely soak any damage thrown at me, long enough to meet them face to face with my spear."

Kexti 4:02:32 PM

Kex'ti nods to Baern and Julilee and T'suro. "Let us take to the front. We have sufficient support from behind."

Konro 4:04:25 PM

"Good." The Dwarf laughs madly, pushing through the crowd towards the bridge. "Move out lads! We got demons to kill!"

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Moving over the bridge and through a series of wide streets, Harrowmont and his soldiers stop at a set of heavy iron doors. Tightening his grip on his warhammer he nods to his lieutenant and breaks open the doors. Turret barrels spin in anticipation before firing a storm of lead towards the attackers. Harrowmont's lieutenant and more than a few Dark Iron go down almost immediately. The rest form a blockade around Sanctuary, slowly advancing up the steps. A charge sounds from above. Fel Iron thunder down the steps towards Sanctuary and the Dark Iron, screaming madly as they throw themselves at the attackers. "Smash those turrets and break these bastards!" Harrowmont shouts as he storms into the fray.

Kexti 4:06:58 PM

Kex'ti tries to keep the press of dwarves alive, using his mana and ripping drinks from his jug to bolster their spirits and life energy long enough to secure a foothold.

Yuki 4:10:29 PM

Kejala finds herself quite happy she had tinkered with her supplies. As they charge forward, she beseeches the Elements to create a wall of wind strong enough to hopefully change the course of some of the bullets tearing through their ranks.

Shizari 4:12:45 PM

T'suro ties his courser to a post before they advance, he didn't want to risk losing his prized steed. When the charge breaks through, T'suro immediately calls forth a bubble of holy energy around him. He gives an almost mad laugh as he tanks turret fire through his advance, the rounds vanishing harmlessly into his shield. When he gets close enough to one of the turrets, he stabs through the barrel, breaking it apart before he lunged over to the other side, grabbing the fel iron dwarf by the neck and running him through.

W A N D E R 4:19:54 PM

Sarrak tugged the reins lightly. "Shadow him." He hissed to Gar'mak. The pair stuck behind T'suro, banking on the paladin's shield until the time was right. Once it dropped, they flew once more into the fray. "Thank you, friend!" There was a particular streak of malice in the laugh that followed. "Lok'tar ogar, elf! Match me!" He hopped off his wolf, the canid running rampant to gore and feed. "Match me in blood!" His attention was stolen by what he deemed to be a worthy opponent, and he was glad to run the dwarf down.

Konro 4:21:18 PM

The Fel Iron are not deterred, hacking against the Dark Iron through to Kex'ti and Kejala. The other turret crews notice T'suro's destruction of the first one and turn their lead towards him and Sarrak even as some of it shreds their own soldiers. Warlocks at the top of the stairs focus on breaking through the shields the paladin and throw chaos down towards the other members of Sanctuary.

Rabblerouser 4:27:08 PM

Ignazh and his kor'kron move in the throng of soldiers pressing forward, "Juggernaut formation!" He yells out, the four orcs bearing shields now hefting them above their heads in a protective manner as Ignazh runs into their center.

"Ten o'clock high!" One of the orcs shout, for the shields to barely open in their center for Ignazh to send out a massive spiraling pyroblast towards a turret to blow it smithereens.

At the forefront, Cobrak is in the fray with a flurry of bullets and claws. A frenzied orange aura envelops him as he practically tears a Fel Iron in half with his bare hands.

Taozhu is in the backline, murmuring to himself as sends up what seem to flying wards around T'suro. Three of them whirl around the paladin, activating when one of the chaos bolts impacts against it, sending it careening back towards its caster; two more wards still yet remain on him.

Yuki 4:33:16 PM

The troll snorts to herself. Apparently brute force is the way of this group. Fine. She can play that game too. Switching to a slender piece of wood like a totem in miniature, the shaman again asks for aid--and receives it in short order. From within the shelter of the shields rockets a gout of pure flame aimed at the group in front of them. Upon impact, it would scatter into showers of flaming debris. Blast after blast finds openings in their protective detail to try to decimate those blocking their path.

Shizari 4:41:42 PM

T'suro dives behind the turret, listening to the rounds pelt re metal. He knew it was only a matter of time before they cut through the metal and killed him. He had to think of something quick! He clenched one of his fists, surrounding it in holy energy, before he quickly shot up from behind the cover, hurling a Judgment bolt at the other turret operator.

Tirien 4:47:12 PM

From the crags above soars a truly monstrous eagle with cared horns of stark white sweeping forward alongside its beak.  The young drake-sized creature looses boulders from its talons; trajectory aiming at the Fel Iron operated turrets.  Once released, it dives into the wide chasm separating the roads of Grim Batol, disappearing in the rising smoke from the fires below.

Konro 4:55:21 PM

The turret operator burns up in holy flame, throwing himself down the stairs, but is quickly replaced by another dwarf who starts lighting up the Kor'kron only to be crushed by a boulder.  The two remaining turrets farther up the stairs turn their attention skyward, firing a barrage of pain towards the druid. The burning corpse is joined by several others as they tumble down the steps, shamanic rocks imbedded in their bodies. The Fel Iron start to become anxious, being pushed back up the stairs bit by bit. The warlocks at the top are quickly joined by more, along with mages and shaman. Fire, chaos and corrupted earth are flung down in equal measure at the attackers.

Yuki 5:07:19 PM

That simply will not do. Gritting her teeth as the violent earth begins to tear up the front lines, Kejala turns her will toward reversing the course of the enemy shaman's spells. The Elements generally do not enjoy this sort of manipulation, but this place has been tainted for so long that even the Spirits have grown mad. Her mind turns to the loa for aid in overcoming the twisted influence of the Fel dwarves to try to turn the spell back upon them, to make the earth violently rupture beneath their feet.

Rabblerouser 5:10:41 PM

Cobrak seethes as a bolt of fire lances through his shoulder, his lone red eye alights in a flame to make their spells looks like wisps before an inferno. The pain fueled his bloody fury, as he unleashed a howl. There were still animals here, ones that many people thought were not a threat..but in large numbers...

The Fel Irons casters soon had to deal with a veritable swarm of rats that scurried out from every nook and crazzy to begin biting and tearing where they could, whipped into a frenzy by the beastmaster.

Baern 5:18:03 PM

Baern had the disadvantage of being twice the height of the dwarves offering them cover, but he had always trusted in thick armor to get him through and now wasn't the time to lose faith in it. But with the threat of automatic gunfire focused on Lohd, he didn't mind being the spearhead on the stairs that plunged deep into the dwarven lines. All he needed to do was bear the brunt of the magic storming down at them and, hopefully, his allies could weaken them enough to break through. He'd fought on plenty of occasions with this team, and now wasn't the time to lose faith in them.

Kexti 5:25:08 PM

 "Baern! I have you! Thunder-Pan Hammer and Anvil!"

Kexti 5:25:39 PM

Kex'ti envelops Baern in a thick, obscuring cloud of spiritual energy. "I will follow you through! Break the line!"

W A N D E R 5:26:11 PM

Sarrak snorted as he yanked his axe from the remains of another dwarf. He ran his hand over his face to brush away the sweat, coming to realize he'd done so much as smearing blood onto his skin. He rolled his lower jaw, staring at his open palm for a moment. His attention was grabbed, swinging his axe out to drop a dwarf, the orc just as quickly lurched forward, slamming his foot down upon the being's head. His laughter was thunderous, booming.

Baern 5:30:33 PM

"Don't have to tell me twice!" Baern says, feeling the familiar power flow through him.

Lodging his axe in the stairs before him, he cocks himself like a pistol and takes off up the stairs three or four at a time. The pauldrons he wore were curved and thick allowing him to shouldercheck right into one of the firing turrets without fear.

Shizari 5:34:31 PM

T'suro leaps out from the turret he was behind and bounds back up the stairs, behind the unstoppable juggernaut that was Baern. To assure Baern's safety, the elf reached out a hand. A crown of light formed above Baern, and sprouted wings. The Tauren felt himself enshrouded in a barrier that, while leaving him open to magical attacks, let him soak physical damage like a sponge

Kexti 5:36:20 PM

Kex'ti follows along, channeling mist with his hand and keeping on on his staff. He cracks the rod down butt first on any still moving adversaries.

Rabblerouser 5:37:46 PM

One of the Kor'kron orcs is unable to hold from the turret fire, her shield dropping and her succumbing to a barrage of bullets that has her perforated corpse fall down the stairs. Ignazh growls, "Keep together!" He shouts, picking up her shield and charging forward with the remainder of his forces.

Konro 5:41:25 PM

The Fel Iron spell casters are suddenly struck by trifles unbearable. The stone cracks open from beneath them, swallowing whole two warlocks and a mage before sealing shut again. The rest are assaulted by a swarm of rats, the miniature beasts scampering over and into their bodies, burrowing through the dwarf's eye sockets, ears, and in one case, a belly button. The remaining spell casters fling as much as they can before turning to run, only to be overtaken and slaughtered by Baern and Sarrak. The last turret is knocked over, the crew member smacked righteously by Kex'ti. "Retreat! Retreat!" The Fel Iron lieutenant shouts, fleeing from the top of the stairs as his forces wither to nothing. The few stragglers either escape or are crushed by Sanctuary's forces, felblood staining the massive flight of stairs. Harrowmont cheers, kicking a body down the stairs as he reaches the top. "We're almost in that bastard's britches! When I'm done with him he'll wish N'zoth himself had broke down his door!" The Dwarf commander laughs.

Burg 5:47:20 PM

Aaren skips the camp altogether, since from her vantage point it seemed sparsely populated at best. She sends her bird away after landing at the gate, but it takes several moments of long, deep breaths before she can bring herself to walk inside. She does so in no hurry, side stepping bodies and rubble and shrapnel and whatever else might litter the ground while making her way to the noise ahead.

Burg 5:52:07 PM

She takes her staff into her hands, but she doesn't need it to walk against anymore. Perhaps she just needs it for security.

W A N D E R 5:54:21 PM

Sarrak growled, bringing his fingers to his lips, uttering a piercing whistle, bounding onto his wolf, they ran back to the group, circling them for a moment. When they stopped, Gar'mak reared, posing almost proudly. "Destroy the door!" He screamed, raising his axe, motioning towards it. "Let's finish this! Gar'mak hungers for more!"

Rabblerouser 5:54:34 PM

Cobrak takes a deep breath, his aura dissipated as he feels the fatigue that comes after his rages. He looks down to the swarm of rats that scamper and trickle through the throng of corpses like water, their grey fur matted by blood. He waves his hand over them, dispelling their rage. "Good work, lil' lads." He says, soon picking up a corpse and hauling it off to a small alcove, tossing it in for the rats to now feast on. The orc himself is swathed in blood as he moves to rejoin the group.

Yuki 5:55:16 PM

Kejala stops her spell as the retreat begins, breathing hard from the exertion of redirecting the other casters' spells. No time to rest though. She gives herself only a moment to catch her breath and temporarily staunch the bleeding from the bullethole in her arm that she had not even noticed in the heat of battle. Once that is done, she looses her mace and starts forward again. "Someone be needin' a door gone?" she asks with a deep laugh.

Xara 5:55:35 PM

Juli is bloodied and bruised herself, having been lost amongst the throng of battle for most of the fight. Her zhevra had been abandoned or fallen or both at some point. She looks around to check and ensure everyone is still together.

Rabblerouser 5:57:54 PM

Taozhu jogs up, his staff alight in magic as he begins waving it before the door. He traces it for magical protections, time was of the essence after all.

One of the Fel Irons lifts up an arm, on the verge of dying and begging for mercy. Ignazh delivers mercy in the form of a flaming sword impaling his chest, wrenching it for good measure.

Shizari 6:03:44 PM

T'suro walked up to the door, spear gripped tightly in his hand. "How soon can we get this damn thing down and get out of here?"

Burg 6:04:08 PM

Aaren creeps along the path of destruction, and even seeing the others ahead and hearing voices she recognizes, she still inspects every inch of the scenery in paranoia. She knows better than to suspect anything foul outside of what they were immediately prepared for, but it's not exactly something she can help. Granted that nothing appears to impede her advance, she meets up with the rest without a word, the only one of those gathered without a wound or single hair out of place.

W A N D E R 6:05:22 PM

Sarrak paced through the group, a critical eye on them. He'd reach down, patting roughly against Cobrak's shoulder, nodding approvingly as he wandered off, giving the same gesture to T'suro. His attention turned to Ignazh, his brow furrowed and he motioned him over.

Yuki 6:07:33 PM

"... Depends on what magical guards dey got in place." The shaman starts digging through her packs while she waits for the mage to finish his evaluation. "Gotta trick dat should be doin' da job if dey don't got a ward we can't be breakin'."

Rabblerouser 6:10:36 PM

Ignazh huffs, taking off his hat to wipe his brow to reveal the muddy brown hair underneath. He looked at Sarrak with a raised eyebrow, the orc seemed familiar somehow.

Konro 6:12:56 PM

"Or." Harrowmont smashes his hammer into the door lock, the doors swinging open with a crash. "The old fashioned way, heh." He chuckles, stepping into the room beyond.

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The room Sanctuary enters with Harrowmont is nothing less than horrifying. The Dark Iron Commander curses as he steps in, disgusted at the sights. It reeks of rot and chemicals. Both dried and fresh blood cakes the ground. Victims of savage experiments are strewn across the floors and tied to medical examination tables with enlarged maggots squirming through them. Some are twisted and contorted into half-mutated monsters, others are in different stages of fleshcrafting, skinned with grotesque new flesh being melded into them. A pile of dragon whelps lay dead in a corner, stripped of their wings. At the far side of the room three heavily reinforced doors stand with a balcony above them.

Kexti 6:14:11 PM

Kex'ti and Baern return from the fray. Kex'ti hobbles over to his wife, coughs up blood, swigs his medicine, and sets to work patching her up with a smirk.

Shizari 6:14:48 PM

"By the Light..." T'suro whispered, the horror palpable on his voice. He looks around the room and starts to retch and gag.

Kexti 6:15:53 PM

Kex'ti sighs at the sight. "Twilight cultist indeed."

W A N D E R 6:17:59 PM

Sarrak's victory grin faded and he tugged at Gar'mak's reins, easing the wolf away. "Don't look." He whispered, drawing in a deep breath. "That's a damned shame. Disgusting." He shook his head, easing his hound back towards Ignazh. "Burn the room. Nothing deserves to be buried in that state." He called out.

Yuki 6:20:51 PM

Kejala surveys the room with a frown, though her expression does not reflect the revulsion of the others'. "Should be lookin' 'fore we burn it all down, ya? Might be findin' somet'in' t'help us know what we be facin' ahead." Curiously, she starts to move about the space, nudging things aside with her mace when necessary.

W A N D E R 6:24:17 PM

"You'll find abominations, shaman." He growled out, waving his hand flippantly. He wasn't going to stop her, but he'd take no part in playing with the contents of that room.

Rabblerouser 6:25:28 PM

Cobrak grimaces, an all-too disgustingly sight for him to behold; it seems whoever so holds Grim Batol, so too do they invite the horrors wrought by warped curiosity for the sake of power lust. He takes in the sights with a scowl. He makes his way in cautiously, "An' be mindful, summa these may look dead...but I seen worse things stand up."

Ignazh snorts, "That takes time we don't have." he spits out, "After we get Shokkra."

Burg 6:26:18 PM

Aaren steps forward to peer at the room. The stench was enough to tell her what would be inside, but she didn't expect this level of evil within. If she wasn't silent before, she is now. Completely consumed by the disgust, but unable to look away from it all. She covers her nose and mouth with the sleeve of the hand not holding her staff.

Rabblerouser 6:27:09 PM

Taozhu almost gags from the smell alone, it was at this point he did not relish refining his other senses to make up for lack of sight. He fought down the bile that crept up his throat, swallowing it down.

Xara 6:27:25 PM

After Kex'ti is done healing her, Juli enters the room, looking around warily. She doesn't like it. Besides the obvious evil that went on here, something is wrong. "Where is he?" she says.

Konro 6:29:47 PM

As if answering Julilee's call, Karthok steps out from the hallway coming to the balcony, a wicked grin plastered across his scarred face and wearing nothing from the waist up. The Fel Iron Commander Bhelen, a badly beaten succubus, and the Demon Hunter Kalisto flank him. He slides his rear onto the iron railing halfway and looks around the room as if he's just noticing it all for the first time. "Would you believe it if I said it wasn't all me?" He chuckles. "You'd be amazed what sick people come to live in this place. Or not, I’m sure a few of you have met some of them. Though at this point you'd think someone would have burnt it all down by now, or at least tried." He trails a finger across the dusty rail, then looks up to notice two of the orcs in the room. "Uncle, cousin, good to see you! Thought you would’ve died by now, Ignazh. Good thing your resistance is such a good meat shield. But I'm sure we'll get time enough to talk later. For now, I want to play a little game." He stands up off the railing, gesturing below him. "Below me are three doors, and behind them are three souls. Behind one, a dear friend of mine. Behind another, my favorite pet. And behind one door, my sweet sister." Karthok smiles maliciously. "Pick one."

W A N D E R 6:30:49 PM

Sarrak's hand brushed over the wolf's head, easing the hound. He drew in another breath, easing his glance down to Ignazh once more. "Throm'ka, boy." He held his tongue for a moment. "It's been some time. Odd circumstance brings us together, it seems."

His attention was stolen, the voice kicked him into action and he charged into the room, staring up at Karthok. "What's all this, boy!? What are you doing!"

Rabblerouser 6:33:32 PM

The orc mage looks to speak at Sarrak more, until the grand entrance. Ignazh growls at Karthok, snorting smoke from his nostrils like an enraged dragon. "You always did like your games..." He says with a growl.

Cobrak stares upward, "'E's lyin'. Alla these doors got death on them...why gives us a one outta three chance o' bein' right when 'e kin give a zero chance."

Burg 6:36:08 PM

Aaren gathers her senses again with the orc finally showing himself. Her eyes dart between those among the group he may have been referring to, people she didn't know. It seemed he didn't care, anyway. Her focus snaps to the doors when he suggests Shokkra would be behind one, but she didn't believe him. She expects he just wants them all to meet their deaths somehow first in whatever sick chore was prepared well ahead of time. Her nose it pinched closed under her sleeve, and she takes a deep breath through her mouth with the cloth as a filter before closing her eyes and doing her best to sense if Shokkra was even near. She had no connection with her as she had with Tes, so it was probably hopeless, until there was a need to act again.

Xara 6:36:16 PM

Kalisto looks down at those gathered expressionlessly. It's hard to read a demon hunter's expression anyway what with the blindfold, but she seems highly indifferent.

Konro 6:40:55 PM

"Cobrak, always the cynic. I admit I was tempted to have all three doors be a blatant lie, pondered filling one with explosives and just watching you all die horribly due to your hubris but, that wouldn't exactly be fair. Think of picking a door as an opportunity. You should know all about opportunity, like the one your mate took when she left you." Karthok turns his attention to Sarrak. "Surviving. Very difficult for someone like me, but I've gotten quite good at it. Now pick a door."

Aaren can vaguely sense Shokkra's presence nearby. Perhaps behind one of the doors, perhaps not.

Xara 6:42:31 PM

"Someone get up there," Juli says.

Rabblerouser 6:43:32 PM

Cobrak's eye widens, blatant hate evident. "'E's mine." He growls at Julilee, and off like a cheetah he goes. "YE'RE GONNA WISH YA BURNED TA DEATH IN THAT ASH PILE I LEFT YA IN!"

Yuki 6:43:37 PM

Kejala calmly continues her study of the room. When the 'game' is mentioned, her focus turns upon the doors. Maybe there will be something around them--scraps of food or footprints or drag marks in the mess of entrails--to help pinpoint which door is the correct choice.

Kexti 6:44:29 PM

"Surrender, Karthok, and we will give you a fair trial."

Kexti 6:44:34 PM

"Where is Shokkra?"

Burg 6:46:19 PM

Aaren starts making her way from the back of the crowd. No doubt they all want to charge the orc at the first opportunity, and she's not going to be in the way when that happens. She wants to get closer to the doors. If finding Shokkra does prove being futile for now, she will at least be in good position to shield Juli when she moves.

Konro 6:47:41 PM

"Behind one of the doors Kex'ti. Hell even if you pick the wrong one, just open the other two, not like I can stop you."

There's no direct path to the balcony, and upon closer inspection there appears to be some modicum of a ward on it. The door on the left has scorch marks around it, maybe from burnt food. The door in the middle has the most scrapes around and on it, suggesting it's used the most. The door on the right looks relatively clean, if a bit dusty but lacking the bugs that move around the rest of the room.

W A N D E R 6:48:25 PM

He stared, bearing his teeth for a moment. What happened between their last correspondence and now? Regardless, he knew where he stood, and likely, what he might have to do. Still, he peered at the doors, drawing in a slow, shaking breath as his rage built.

Yuki 6:50:18 PM

Kejala runs a hand over the ridge of her mohawk, frowning. "Left or right..." she muses to herself. "Gotta half chance."

Burg 6:51:02 PM

When Aaren is behind Juli, she gives up guarding her nose and mouth to rest her palm against her back. Not enough to push, enough to keep stable when she attempts to gain sight through Karthok's eyes. If she can, there may be something she can see that the others can't.

Xara 6:51:06 PM

"Taozhu, can you break that ward?" Juli asks.

Shizari 6:55:25 PM

T'suro steps forward, pointing his spear at the dark warlock. "Technically you can't stop us fro just opening all three at the same time, by your own logic."

W A N D E R 6:57:21 PM

"And then we can all deal with the trapped door. And kill Shokkra if she's here. Great idea." He grumbled, suddenly regretting acknowledging the Elf's prowess earlier. "If you get us killed..." He simply raised a hand, waving it as though he were going to deliver a backhanded slap.

Shizari 6:59:09 PM

"He could also be lying." T'suro stated. "We cannot trust a single word he says. We could open these doors and find nothing, or find prisoners other than Shokkra. Or hell, they could all be traps. Nothing this beast says holds any weight." T'suro turned to the other Deathrage. "He says he can't stop us, but he could throw fel at us the instant we moved for a door. We could even already be trapped."

Konro 7:06:51 PM

"Please, it's not as though I could kill you all at the same time. Some of you might live to get all three open."

Konro 7:11:24 PM

"Simply open one or two or three of them and let's get on with it."

Burg 7:14:56 PM

Aaren doesn't give up. She's not trying to be very obtrusive at the moment yet, without a distraction to allow her to work. She leans closer to Juli, and all she whispers to her is "I can't tell."

Rabblerouser 7:15:53 PM

Cobrak growls, whipping out his rifle and peppering the wards with bullets. When they deflect off he growls, taking something from his belt and tossing it. A plume of smoke obscures the balcony, so at least Karthok cannot try to stop his wards being depowered.

Taozhu claps his hands, weaving the arcane to try and rip off the wards one by one. "I am on the job, Commander."

Xara 7:16:36 PM

Juli nods at Aaren slightly and watches Taozhu begin his work. "Guard Taozhu," she says to the others, staying where she is to guard those behind her.

Burg 7:19:50 PM

Aaren has a general idea of where Karthok is of course, but without being able to focus on him she can't very well steal his vision. She instead shields Taozhu for now, then peers through the smoke. If she catches a glimpse of any of Karthok's posse, whoever is visible, she will try to see through their eyes instead.

Yuki 7:25:31 PM

After observing the doors for a bit longer, Kejala returns to the group to relay her findings to the Commander. "So, da middle one looks like dey use it da most. Might mean dey take da orc in'n outta it all da time. Might mean he be takin' his favorite pet out for walks on da regular." She glances that way again. "Left door's got scorch marks on it. Dat makes me worry 'bout a weapon in dere. His toy, ya?" One hand lifts to gesture toward the right door. "Dat one ain't got much 'round it. No mess. Don't look like it be used much. Cleanest place in da room."

Kexti 7:25:57 PM

Kex'ti smirks. He moves calmly towards the second door.

Kexti 7:26:18 PM

"I will be fine. Let us bring this farce to completion. You had a chance to surrender, Karthok."

Baern 7:26:54 PM

"Whatever door we choose, be prepared for the worst," Baern says, brandishing his axe.

Burg 7:27:47 PM

Aaren gives up on her scrying and gets ready to shield Kex'ti the moment he reaches for the door.

Konro 7:33:27 PM

The door doesn't get halfway open before a massive red orc smashes through it. Harbinger roars as it gains freedom, the dark plate armor covering most of the monster clanking as it does so. Harbinger leaps forward, smashing and battering at the group around it, howling tremendously through its helmet. The succubus next to Karthok casts a spell as Harbinger enters combat, muttering all the while as her eyes turn foggy. Karthok grins, barely visible through the smoke. "Dear, sweet Harbinger. The perfect soldier."

Karthok nods to Bhelen and the dwarf whistles piercingly. Out from the doorway on the balcony comes a sizeable force of Fel Iron dwarves clad in varying degrees of armor. They whoop and holler as they vault over the railing and through the smoke down onto the ground, immediately charging towards Sanctuary and the Dark Iron. Bhelen moves up to the railing and begins shouting orders on who to hit first and how to hit them.

Kexti 7:34:40 PM

Kex'ti scrutinizes this beast.

Burg 7:36:13 PM

Aaren, after having shielded Kex'ti, places a barrier onto the ground around Taozhu.

Kexti 7:37:19 PM

"This aura seems...familiar..."

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 Shizari 7:38:23 PM

T'suro huffs and twirls his spear over head before entering combat stance. Wings of light pop from behind his back as he charges at the Harbinger. As he charges, he hurls a bolt of Judgment at it, and stabs it in its side after charging his spear with holy power.

Xara 7:39:01 PM

Juli moves toward, raising her shield to catch the massive fel orc's strike. Its strength is considerable but she plants her feet and pushes back.

Rabblerouser 7:39:48 PM

Cobrak growls, as the Fel Iron suddenly strive to overwhelm the orcish Boss. Not an easy task for them at least as they try to dogpile him, but the orc is in too much of a frenzy to stop killing now. One unfortunate dwarf gets his throat bitten out by the savage orc, another receives a point blank rifle shot the forehead.

Taozhu takes deep breaths, his paws forming quickened gestures that seek to counteract the fel wards. "Grl'zigog nuras trarl..." He mutters in the Demonic tongue, weaving another rune between his paws. "Shien sho ti guo pan..." The pandaren mutters in his native tongue, sn arcane rune materializes in his opposite pw before clashing the two together. One piece down...

Rabblerouser 7:41:58 PM

Ignazh snorts smoke, "Oh hey, its the Big Red Bitch." He takes several deep breaths, "Cover me." He orders, his arms weaving around a small living meteor that ignites into a dazzling blue fire. A pyroblast usually reserved for siege fortifications now being summoned to deal with Harbinger.

Yuki 7:44:48 PM

Kejala rolls her eyes and moves to the back of the room to watch. Fucking morons.

Konro 7:45:16 PM

Harrowmont whistles to his own Dark Iron, charging forward to meet the fel dwarves head on. Blood is spilled immediately, the Dark Iron forming a defensive blockade and letting the others smash against them. A few break off and charge towards Sanctuary, some throwing their weapons at the taller members wildly.

Harbinger roars in rage, T'suro's spear impaling into the unarmored bit of its thigh and the fire billowing into its filled breastplate. It swipes at the elf with and smashes down at the spear to break it off. It howls piercingly through its full helm, loud enough to break eardrums as a few unfortunate Dark Iron learn, their ears bleeding before they're ripped apart by Fel Iron.

Kexti 7:48:16 PM

"Get to Karthok. This one is mine. Baern, cyclone!"

Kexti 7:48:46 PM

Kex'ti runs backwards, building momentum, and pivots.

Baern 7:49:29 PM

"On it!" Baern drops immediately to one knee and gets ready to toss his axe.

"Now!"

Kexti 7:49:45 PM

Kex'ti runs and ascends Baern's armored form, leaping forward as the Tauren rises.

Kexti 7:49:53 PM

He vaults off the warrior's shoulderplate.

Kexti 7:50:13 PM

The monk lets his staff fall to the ground before the Grimtotem, one hand forward, the other extended back.

Baern 7:50:15 PM

On the first footstep that hits his back, he lobs the axe forward right into Kex'ti's arc.

Kexti 7:51:04 PM

His backward hand grabs the axe, and with a surge of mists, allows the momentum to propel him forward, bringing the weapon into both hands and spinning in a horrendous somersault of steel, using an axe heavier than even his ample frame.

Baern 7:52:17 PM

Baern, dutifully, picks up the staff and wades into the combat with Dwarves less than half his size. He swings the staff about with one hand, batting at them like a toddler playing with a stick.

Kexti 7:53:23 PM

Kex'ti whirls, taken by the enormous weapon, slamming it downward at Harbinger's shoulderplate.

Yuki 7:56:34 PM

Kejala eats a strip of beef jerky and wonders if her panther made it back to the base camp.

Rabblerouser 8:01:54 PM

Taozhu keeps switching between Demonic and Pandaren, each time clashing two runes against one another. Progress is being made, slowly but surely until Harbinger's battle cry near shatters the pandaren's eardrums, his sensitive ears rattling from such a cacophonous sound.

Ignazh grabs his sword, lifting a Fel Iron off his feet as he plunges the blade into the dwarf's gullet and tossing him off like he were a poorly-made kebob.

Cobrak's clicks uselessly as he prepares to blow another dwarf's head off, said Dark Iron flinching in fear before laughing at the orc's misfortune; he should have worried more about dodging the bayonet plunging between his eyes instead of thanking his newfound demonic gods that Cobrak was out of bullets. His knife in one hand, and rifle in the other, the orc becomes a maelstrom of death and steel amidst the Fel Iron.

Yuki 8:06:03 PM

The troll picks at her teeth with a sharp nail. Those stringy pieces of kodo can get really annoying. Tasty, though.

Konro 8:09:44 PM

The Fel Iron throw themselves at Cobrak and the rest without abandon, trying to do as much damage as possible before they're destroyed. Harbinger screams furiously as Kex'ti's whirlwind of death has through it, the momentum moving clean though its shoulder plate and into its shoulder meat. "Foolish elf!" It snarls, leaping up to try to grab Kex'ti and throw him into the ground. Karthok laughs from above, the smoke starting to fade. "Never learned, did you Kex'ti?"

A dwarf warlock near one of the doors notices Kejala's vulnerability and lets loose a volley of shadow bolts at her.

Kexti 8:12:06 PM

Kex'ti vaults forward from the weapon, skidding low behind the dire orc. He cannot hear over the screeching, but manages to balance his chi enough not to go deaf. The sonic attack hurts him.

Shizari 8:12:58 PM

T'suro gets knocked back, having pulled his weapon back before it broke. the paladin shakes his head and shivers from the impact, before standing back up, grabbing at his chest. "Damn beast... you won't break me so easily..." With wings still glowing form his back, T'suro charges forward, and slashes his spear in a wide arc, sending a wave of holy energy that cuts down several fel iron and slices into the Harbinger. His ears are ringing, but he keeps himself pumped with holy energy to heal the damage.

Burg 8:15:59 PM

Aaren spends more time observing rather than fighting, since she's about as bit as a twig as it is. She can't worm into Karthok's head, and can't see the others to assault them, either. A shadowfiend is summoned and bursts from the ground, ordered to bite at Harbinger's ankles and legs, or what it can reach. Aaren hopes it is enough to fool the creature into thinking it's Kex'ti there, and give him time to escape.

Yuki 8:17:23 PM

So much for taking a break while the rest of the group handles the mess they made. The troll yells in pain as the first chaos bolt strikes home. That will hurt in the morning. Shoving a hand into her pack again, she draws out a fetish and brews a retaliatory spell. That warlock is not the only one who can throw magic around. Another ball of fire and stone rockets toward the warlock as she tries to buy herself a moment to recover.

Burg 8:26:07 PM

Aaren does her best to hide behind people, not wanting to dirty herself too much because elf instinct. After hearing Kejala, who she decided she liked at the previous meeting, cry out in pain, she throws a volley of healing into her direction without caring much what the source was. Just in time to be able to muster another reflective shield, which she directs onto the large handsome tauren that's mowing down dwarves.

Konro 8:26:13 PM

The warlock throws himself to the side, taking a scorch to his feet but otherwise fine, until the stones smash into him.

Harbinger whirls around to stomp at the shadowfiend as T'suro's holy energy blazes into it. The light cuts across its helm and upper breastplate, nearly burning through its head. With the helm essentially useless, Harbinger rips it off, tossing it at the elven paladin. Underneath the helmet, Harbinger has strong features, increased by the fel corruption its body has suffered. Its hair is cut short enough to hide under the helm, white in colour. A scar runs from its lower jaw up its right cheek.

Yuki 8:32:57 PM

The healing energy is a welcome change to the pain, and she calls out a grateful, "T'anks!" to whomever provided it. As much as she wants to let the rest of the group clean up their own mess, being a bystander clearly is not an option. Sighing, she turns her focus toward any remaining casters and begins to pepper them with fireballs and eruptions of the ground beneath them to disrupt their spellcasting.

Shizari 8:49:37 PM

T'suro gets beaned with the helmet and falls onto his back. Blood oozes from his forehead and he reaches for his weapon. He manages to pick himself up, but the wings on his back vanish. "Dammit, time's up on that..." He huffs. The elf charges again, holding his spear to the air, a surge of light in the form of a blade stabs through the harbinger, coming up from beneath its feat

Kexti 9:06:04 PM

Kex'ti focuses on the creature's chi, underneath the fel and oozing stain of corruption, he finds something....familiar about the beast.

Baern 9:19:25 PM

Though the Fel Iron are short, that does not mean they don't pack a punch, and Baern finds himself in need of retreat when equipped just with Kex'ti's staff and without Aaren's shield. Even though he found it satisfying to swing away and pummel dwarves with the THWACK THWACK THWACK of it, he was built for 9 foot long axes that weighed hundreds of pounds.

Freeing himself from the melee, he retrieves his axe from the ground near the brawl with Harbinger. Kex'ti seems to be taking the beast on one versus one. Should he help out?

"Nah," he says to no one in particular, and wades back into the dwarves with wide, sweeping swings.

Kexti 9:22:41 PM

"T'suro! Fall back, let me handle this one, I have a bad feeling about it!"

Kexti 9:22:46 PM

He calls to the blood knight.

Kexti 9:23:46 PM

Kex'ti is unused to wielding a weapon longer than himself, and clears a path for T'suro by hurling the axe in Baern's vague direction. "Baern! Take your axe! "

Konro 9:40:47 PM

The holy sword blazes through Harbinger's foot, but at this point the pain only fuels the massive muscled orc's adrenaline. It takes a running stance before charging Kex'ti, making to pummel him into the wall.

Many Fel Iron are knocked unconscious by Baern's thwacking of Kex'ti's staff, but more are laid down by his axe. The spellcasters are disrupted by Kejala's shamanistic talents though they soon recover, refocusing efforts on the Tauren.

Shizari 9:52:24 PM

T'suro hears Kex'ti's call and jumps backwards, only to see the hulking beast charge forward towards the commander's husband. "If you say so!"

Yuki 9:56:06 PM

"Time t'use da big ones..." After another moment of digging, Kejala draws out a couple of carved wooden pieces she quickly binds together with a strip of leather decorated with beads. Once it has been assembled, she mutters a few words and drops it to the ground. Instantly the floor begins to quake and roll, cracks forming in a line racing toward the casters. The crack bursts into a crevasse as four towering earth elementals break free and begin to crash toward the warlocks.

Konro 12:15:12 PM

Bhelen pales at the earth elementals. His remaining forces will be decimated in no time at all unless he does something. The Fel Dwarf shouts to a fleeing spellcaster to open the scorched door, to which the warlock sprints to accomplish. Opening up the door, he is greeted with the poignant smell of smoke. At the center of the room is a heavily scarred eredar with an enchanted collar around his neck, which if one can read demonic, translates to a spell blocking teleportation. Around the eredar the cell is scorched, looking as though he was attempting to burn through the stone. Upon seeing the open door he roars and charges, throwing forth a wall of flame to blast the toast the warlock. "He's been in there for weeks without food or water. He has quite a fiery temper, a real hotshot that one." Karthok cackles wildly even as the eredar throws a fireball towards him, nearly scorching the orc if not for the wards.

Xara 12:17:55 PM

Juli charges to intercept Harbinger. Instead of Kex'ti, the fel orc slams her into the wall and starts pummeling her. She catches some blows with her shield, but not all.

Rabblerouser 12:39:45 PM

Taozhu claps his paws again, sending out a wave of arcane from his paws now that he believes the wards have been depowered from his spellweaving. One more push was it needed.

Cobrak is atop a veritable pile of Fel Iron corpses, beating his chest like a maddened gorilla; several stab wounds and burn marks marr his body and armor; it seems rage is all that's keeping him on his toes right now.

Ignazh growls, making for Harbinger with sword alight in flame. Best to dogpile the one they've injured already. The kor'kron swings his blade, aiming for the back of the red orc's knee, hoping to cripple him.

Kexti 12:40:10 PM

"Juli!" Kex'ti yells.

Kexti 12:40:43 PM

"Who are you!?" Kex'ti yells at Harbinger? He sends a surge of renewing essence to Julilee, then turns to batter Harbinger with a series of slashes from his sword.

Tirien 1:06:21 PM

Those present feel a sickening pull in their gut.  The lights dim just slightly as the air thickens.  Something feels...wrong...despite the tortured Eredar, the hulking Orc, and the bloodshed thus far.  It's as if the stones take on a fleshy texture as red veins crack and streak along them, winding and twisting through the stonework.  Some would recognize the unnatural growths seeping up here and there, others would find it simply unnerving.

Through Karthok's gloating, the veins skittering and slip past whatever ward is in place, for who can ever truly prepare against the Nightmare?  The hulking form of some unholy mixture of cat, bear, and wyvern seeps up from the red veins pulsing behind Karthok.  The sight of it sends a thread of terror to those who may be considered prey and a heightened sense of alarm for those who align with the predator.

The chimeric beast utters a low guttural growl as its form rips from the fleshy tendrils on the ground.  It's fur is black and thin, skin pocked and festering.  Its horns, however, stand in stark contrast to its form.  Their pristine carvings remain immaculate amidst the corruption and the white of them remains solid and stable.  Savage claws and teeth lunge forward toward Karthok, intent upon claiming the Orc's head.

Kexti 1:13:15 PM

"Gods below..." Kex'ti utters.

Yuki 1:31:10 PM

"... Shango protect us," the troll whispers in awe of the thing that rises in the room. At least it seems to be on their side. They will deal with it if and when it becomes a problem.

Taking a breath to steady herself, Kejala yanks a bundle of sticks and bones from her pack. Casting so many spells is exhausting, but she has to help going to protect herself if nothing else. Toward their latest enemy she slings a rock larger than Baern designed to splinter into shards that will dig deep into the monstrosity's flesh.

Konro 1:48:16 PM

Karthok's eyes widen in surprise as the chimera leaps onto him, clawing into his back and chest and chewing through his shoulder. The orc snarls, biting back a larger acknowledgement of the pain. Those beside him quickly sidestep him save for Kalisto, the demon huntress readying her chain swords. The Orcish Warlock grabs the Nightmare Druid by the paws and forcefully throws him over onto the railing, showing a tremendous amount of strength on the orc's part as the Chimera's spine lands with a sickening crunch as it smashes through the rail and onto the edge of the balcony. Karthok keeps hold of the paws and leaps forward into the air, flipping Lohd over and cracking his nightmarish back into the stone again. He drops the druid's battered form, fel sparks crackling at his fingertips before lighting the chimera's skeleton with green lightning, Karthok sneering maliciously as Lohd cries out in pain.

Kalisto drops down next to Karthok, brandishing her chain swords defensively.

Harbinger batters Julilee relentlessly, only stopping when Ignazh and Kex’ti hack into its legs. "I. AM. HARBINGER!" The fel orc shouts in a voice that's not as masculine as one would assume of it. The succubus on the balcony above strains as Harbinger continues to fight, her nose bleeding. Harbinger whirls and charges back at those striking at it, roaring.

The Eredar is pelted with shards of stone, barely protecting itself enough to stay conscious. He curses in eredun and fires a volley of pyroblasts at the troll shaman.

Kexti 1:49:34 PM

"Somebody, kill that succubus! I do not think Harbinger is as she appears!"

Burg 1:57:34 PM

Aaren looks up when she hears Kex'ti call out. She had been more worried about keeping people up than attacking, and when she did attack it was fire descending from the heavens onto the enemy. Its damage wasn't enough to be obvious through the pain of the real fighting, but it fueled minor healing of those she was shielding. Her neck was itchy with sweat and her hair was getting matted to her forehead in the heat and the fighting, and for once it wasn't her top priority to fix it.

Burg 1:58:07 PM

She lifted her staff with focus on the succubus Kex'ti pointed out and began weaving a spell of shadow and light.

Shizari 2:02:29 PM

T'suro turns his gaze towards the succubus and growls. He slams his spear forward, the entire body of it glowing bright as he shoots a bolt of holy Judgement at the succubus on the balcony.

Yuki 2:02:45 PM

Great. Now she has made herself a target. Groaning, the shaman hurls herself out of the path of the blasts, but they clips her leg and side anyway. A hot howl bursts free, and she quickly tries to fashion a makeshift cooling spell to counter the pain and heat as best she can. A wave of her hand diverts one of the elementals to take on the eredar while Kejala recovers enough to throw another spell.

Tirien 2:04:01 PM

The chimera slumps over the side.  Bloodied and battered, its form shifts and undulate as flesh and bone knit and stitch.  Lohd emerges from the excess residue of Nightmare magic as it chars and disintegrates.  The shift gets him away from the worst of the combat as he collapses.  His shapeshifting magic, is seems, concentrates on recovery for now.

Rabblerouser 2:04:32 PM

Cobrak snarls, his nostrils flaring as he grabs a potion from his belt and practically drains the thing. His voice goes to a whisper, something hushed to someone unseen before darting for Karthok. His knife in one hand and a pistol in the other, he begins peppering the warlock with bullets to cover his charge.

Should Kalisto interfere, Cobrak has an ace up his sleeve.

Taozhu claps his hands, trying to produce a shield around Lohd to protect him from the lightning.

Ignazh looks up when Harbinger howls, his eyes narrowing before he calls to the kor'kron; two of the males run over and use their shields  as springboards, throwing the burly orc to the balcony.

Konro 2:49:09 PM

Kalisto didn't need to interfere, Karthok looked up as soon as the first bullet was fired and vanished. He reappeared less than a moment later behind Cobrak, slashing across the back of the hunter's legs before teleporting again, this time beside Kex'ti. He throws a punch at the elf's jaw then disappears only to reappear and slam his boots at the small of Kex'ti's back. Karthok continues this trend, moving across the battlefield at impossible speeds to sow chaos among Sanctuary's ranks. Kejela earns no respite as the warlock appears behind her, throwing the burning body of a Dark Iron at the troll.

The eredar blasts at the elementals, his leg taking a good smashing before he torches the rock monster. The succubus is taken completely off guard, holy fire and shadow magics blasting her back against the wall. The loss of interference on her part sends Harbinger into a frenzy, tearing forward at Kex'ti and Julilee in a mad rage.

Kexti 2:56:04 PM

Kex'ti does his best to keep himself and Julilee in the fight. "Kill the succubus!" He yells again. "SHOKKRA, WAKE UP, YOU STUPID CHILD!" He roars and drives his blade in a painful stroke aimed at Harbinger's kneecap.

Xara 2:57:07 PM

"Shokkra?" Juli stares at Harbinger, frozen. "What... No, it can't be!" Her defenses falter.

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 Xara 2:58:33 PM

Kalisto blinks after Karthok, moving with the same impossible teleporting ability. Some have seen it before. Her amber tattoos glow brightly as she whips her chain swords forward, aiming at Aaren, the bladed lash meant to wrap around the priest's legs, dig in, and drag her down.

Rabblerouser 2:59:08 PM

Cobrak seethes as the tendons in his right leg are severed, forcing him to a knee. The fire has yet to burn out of his eye, as he focuses all he can on Karthok, tracing everywhere he blinks to. A pattern that he can see, this was not random but calculated.

Taozhu gasps at Kex'ti, his hands quickly moving before the Harbinger and mumbling an incantation...maybe if he can dispel the magic around her...

Ignazh makes it to the balcony, seeking the succubus.

Kexti 3:02:17 PM

"Get in the fight, Commander!" Kex'ti barks. "Shokkra! Wake up! I know you're in there, you can't let Karthok use you like this!"

Burg 3:02:20 PM

Aaren feels a small bit of satisfaction when the spell hits the demon and interrupts its own dark spell. It lasts only a second before seeing the beast-like orc turning its attention onto Julilee and Kex'ti. Kex'ti can heal himself, and has proven resilient enough, but Aaren casts a protective spell around Juli to help her suppress her pain and make the monk's healing more effective. Her chests nearly seizes at the revelation of Shokkra, but she doesn't quit casting even in her fatigue. Aaren gets one more cast of heavenly fire to fall onto the succubus before the chain grabs her and easily knocks the priestess into landing hard on her back.

Rabblerouser 3:07:48 PM

Cobrak tracks Karthok's movements still; he had attacked Cobrak due to the immediate threat, or the personal vendetta between the two, then he had moved to Kex'ti and Kejala, the menders and casters, he was going to aim for their backline as Cobrak would have...

Which means his next target...would be Aaren or Taozhu. Cobrak struggled to get to his feet, soon leaping towards Aaren with knife in hand.

Burg 3:15:22 PM

The ground-hit knocks the air from Aaren's lungs, and she involuntarily tries to pull her legs from the chains while trying to catch her breath again. They don't loosen as she would wish, and even cause pain to shoot through her legs. Her first proper breath leads to her calling out characteristic obscenities.

K0LD X 3:16:08 PM

There would be a figure tracing Kalisto's movements unseen. As Kalisto would make an attempt to strike Aaren, a pair of darkened katana would thrust towards her back, looking to erupt through her chest, wielded by a feminine assassin in a skull-faced mask without warning appeared behind her.

Shizari 3:16:18 PM

T'suro picks himself up and charges towards the Commander. "Don't falter, commander!" He sticks his hand out, a shield of holy power encasing around her.

Konro 3:17:40 PM

As Ignazh gets up to the balcony, he meets Bhelen head on. The Dwarf Lord charges the mage, swinging his greatsword at the orc's legs. The succubus lies against the wall, barely breathing as she attempts to mend her burn wounds.

Harbinger's armor protects it from Kex'ti's strike for the most part, a glancing blow at best. The orc makes to grab Kex'ti and smash him into the ground. Karthok appears behind Aaren as Kalisto is attacked, shooting fel lightning from his fingertips to wrack the elf's body.

Xara 3:21:47 PM

The katana impales Kalisto. The demon hunter staggers, turning around to strike an elbow at Kahlan's face. Somehow, she doesn't go down, and in fact, the strike is aimed with a shocking speed and strength behind it.

Kexti 3:24:27 PM

Kex'ti lets himself get grabbed, inhaling a potion in the process. "Shokkra, wake up! Remember who your friends are!"

Burg 3:26:13 PM

Aaren isn't yet ready to shield herself, much less sit up and take inventory of the situation. Her past troubles have left her still with little stamina despite her recovery. She isn't ready for the sudden appearance of the Karthok, or the lightning instantly coursing through her.

Yuki 3:29:55 PM

Kejala gets hit by a corpse, of all things, and that certainly knocks her sprawling onto the ground. She lies there for a moment, groaning, and tries to figure out where the fuck that even came from.

K0LD X 3:30:35 PM

The assassin would tumble away from Kalisto, abruptly taking the katanas out of Kalisto's chest and with her as she keeps them firm in her grip. She falters a moment as she finds her footing and gets back up, clutching the side of her head where she was struck before shaking it off and firing a quick distracting shot for the demon hunter's head with a quickly drawn revolver before rushing in again with a sprint, ready to clash blades.

Rabblerouser 3:31:21 PM

"LOK'TAR OGAR!" Ignazh, for the firs time showing passion, blazes his sword as he rushes to meet Bhelen's charge. The two blades clash in a bone-shattering flash of steel, sending sparks flying from their crossing. Ignazh tries to lock Bhelen in place with his blade then, forcing the dwarf to stay in place long enough for him to fill his lungs with air...and then exhale a plume of flame right for his face.

Cobrak's gambit paid off as he collides with the sudden teleporting form of Karthok as he was electrocuting the priestess. The weight of the runty orc was enough to knock the two off course, tumbling around as their last brawl was. Cobrak felt the fel lightning upon him now, but fury kept him in check long enough to stab down with his knife, hopefully perforating one of the warlock's lungs.

Baern 4:04:10 PM

With the threat of the Dwarves out of the way and the threat of the Eredar bearing down on the others, Baern charges. The Dwarves were a painful lot to face and without Aaren's shield and the distractions of the others, he'd be far more injured, but going toe to toe with an Eredar was exactly the kind of combat that he excelled at. Launching off a table, Baern chokes up on his axe and swings for the back of the demon's head with the flat of it. He didn't mind sacrificing power for accuracy in this, and even though the blow wasn't intended to be debilitating or even painful, he hoped that it'd be enough to grab this thing's attention.

Nothing is said. His eyes follow the movement of its muscles. His hands settle into position on his axe. His hooves shuffle into a defensive stance. He awaits the eredar's next move.

Konro 4:19:25 PM

Karthok grunts and teleports out from under Cobrak, the singed beastmaster dropping about half a foot to the ground. Blood dripped from Karthok's neck as he looks over the room and flexes his hands. He appears first behind Kahlan, stabbing a blade formed of shadow at the assassin's thigh and twisting, then moving to Julilee with a conflagration of fel flame. By the time it starts to burn, the neck wound has healed itself halfway.

The Eredar turns as the back of Baern's axe hits its collar. It barks an insult about fel cows or somesuch. The smell of sulfur fills the brief space between eredar and tauren as the demon spouts a gout of flame from its maw.

Harbinger stares at Kex’ti with a burning hatred. "You will break." It says, then smashes the monk down at the stone.

Konro 4:20:56 PM

Bhelen recoils as the flame burns his beard, the Fel Iron commander shrieking and making to run down the hall.

K0LD X 4:22:55 PM

Kahlan would grunt in pain as her sprint turns into a clumsy tumble, quickly reaching to pull the dagger out of her leg and stand again, resuming her sprint towards Kalisto. The one who stabbed her would be next.

Xara 4:24:35 PM

Kalisto had vanished as soon as Kahlan pulled the katana out of her. When she reappears, after a longer length of time than her teleporting had required before, it's beside Cobrak and Karthok just as Karthok teleports away. She reaches down to grab Cobrak and huck him over her head at the nearest enemy, whoever that might be.

Xara 4:25:52 PM

Julilee was trying to get between Harbinger and Kex'ti again when Karthok appeared with the fel conflagration. She cries out as it engulfs her, getting her shield up enough to deflect it partially, but not enough. Badly burned, she staggers and tries to swing at him.

Kexti 4:25:59 PM

Kex'ti hurdles to the stone. "This isn't your rage. You aren't this weak, Shokkra!"

Kexti 4:26:25 PM

He hits the stone, and coughs up blood. "This isn't you!"

Burg 4:29:43 PM

Several moments after the lightning is gone, however long it takes to catch her breath another time, Aaren curls up onto her side. She plants her hands as if she's going to try to sit up, but she is still for as long as she is left while waiting for the effects of the fel to subside, or to become accustomed to it enough to do something again.

W A N D E R 4:43:03 PM

Sarrak grunted, taking note of Baern and the Eredar. He furrowed his brow, glancing at the fel orc for a moment and- No, that couldn't be Shokkra. He rolled his lower jaw, drawing his tongue over the heavy iron bands on his fangs. Fine. He bounded onto Gar'mak, snapping an order. He howled out as they charged towards the Eredar, the orc's axe bradished, held low, skittering against the floor. They'd run a circle around the demon, Sarrak swinging, keen on hamstringing the beast.

Rabblerouser 4:44:23 PM

Ignazh would deal with the coward later, demons must always come first. He snarled towards the succubus, his sword blazing as he rushes forward to take off her head.

Rabblerouser 4:45:58 PM

Cobrak is winded and pained, yet still he tries to fight off Kalisto with his pistol firing off for her. Yet, he only manages to knick her ear before he tossed like a ball over her head and right into Aaren. The orc's landing isn't gentle on her nor his own injuries as he tries to roll off of her.

Burg 4:50:12 PM

Just when Aaren is starting to get a hold of herself, she is flattened onto her stomach by Cobrak being tossed onto her. The force and movement makes the chain tighten around her legs, but between that and being crushed and everything else she can't make sound.

Baern 4:53:34 PM

Sarrak caught Baern's eye immediately, so much so that he bore the brunt of the incoming firestorm to allow himself to be relieved. His armor sizzled in the heat, the enameling boiling and popping almost instantly. It wasn't enough to roast Baern for certain, but plenty to cause his muscles to seize up as the temperature rose.

Sarrak and he spoke for all of ten minutes, and yet he was putting his life in the orc's hands. Sanctuary and battle forge quick bonds.

Konro 5:05:28 PM

"I told you I would have her, Liene." Karthok says, taking Julilee's slash in force across his chest. "But you didn't listen. Just like you didn't listen when poor Shokkra cried for help." He teleports behind her and smashes a demonbolt at the back of her head before disappearing.

Harbinger raises its foot above Kex'ti's chest, its sneer amplified by the scar on its face. "Stronger than you." It stomps its armoured foot down.

The Eredar's focus on Baern costs him, Sarrak swinging his axe clean through the tendons above his hooves. It falls down in agony, the fire spewing from its mouth flying around him in a rage. The succubus holds up a hand meekly to defend herself against Ignazh's blade, but it does nothing to help her as the fiery sword cleaves through her head and into the wall.

Karthok reappears and sends a massive bolt of fel lightning towards the remaining Dark Iron, a strike that would likely turn them all to ash.

Rabblerouser 5:10:53 PM

There's a blink as Taozhu holds his paws to defend the remainder of the Dark Irons, in lieu of blocking the attack with a shield, his arms are drawn like he was pulling back an arrow for a bow. His arms are interspersed with runic symbols as he "catches" the lightning to slid down his arm like it were being conducted; a living emerald snake of energy that coils down and around his form. "Now now, none of that." He says like a teacher reprimanding a student.

"I believe this belongs to you." The pandaren whirls around, drawing the energy around before igniting with his own pristine azure aura, empowering the fel lightning with his arcane flare and sending it hurtling back towards Karthok.

W A N D E R 5:19:07 PM

He kicked his heels into Gar'mak's side, the wolf scampering off, making a half circle before they charged back. His axe holstered, he held a hand out, hissing as the hair on his bare arm singed and burnt. He groped blindly as they sped past and- Got it. He'd hooked his fingers into Baern's armor, tearing him out of the way. Now, there was only so much he could really do while mounted, and while he'd pulled the Tauren out of harms' way, he'd need to let go, or be wrenched from the hound's back.

Another half circle, turning back to face the combat. Sarrak panted, the smell of singed fur filled his nose. "Damnit." He huffed, his chest heaving. If he were lucky, he'd have just enough time to catch his breath. "Karthok, you dog." He grumbled under his breath. "Finish this." He said, his voice rising. "Nephew, let's finish this."

Yuki 5:44:25 PM

Kejala wriggles her way out from under the corpse, swearing to herself all the while. "Don't be payin' me enough fer dis, elf," she mutters once back on her feet. A quick survey of the room shows everyone embroiled in battle of some type, plus a face she had not noticed before. "Folk be comin' outta da air in dis place," she quips in an attempt to regain her usual good humor.

Feeling a bit better, the troll fires up another spell and holds it baking in her palm until the teleporting madman stays still long enough for her to have a good shot. Then it would fly with precision at her intended target.

Xara 5:46:22 PM

Juli dodges the bolt aimed at her, mostly through sheer luck as she staggers. She turns around to look at Harbinger. "Shokkra...!"  She racks her hazy mind, trying to think of what they can do to disable her safely. Seeing the foot coming down towards Kex'ti, she rushes in again, trying to tackle Harbinger. Though she's a fraction of her size, the force is able to muster is considerable, and Harbinger is on one foot.

Xara 5:48:25 PM

Kalisto looks around, clearly checking to see where Karthok is, and teleports beside him. The wound on her chest is not bleeding, though there is blood down her front and back. Like Karthok she heals damnably quickly. Vionora had gotten run through a time or two as well as some might recall. But Kalisto is definitely not moving nearly as fast as she did before, and her weapons are lost entangled in Aaren. "We should go," she says to Karthok.

Shizari 5:58:01 PM

T'suro runs up towards Harbinger and jumps into the air. With Juli's shield wrecking its equilibrium, T'suro elbows the beast in the gut to knock it over.

Rabblerouser 6:15:49 PM

Ignazh growls at the demonic bitch, the satisfying smell of burning flesh reaching his nose as lifts a hand to turn the whole of the demon ablaze in fire; couldn't be too safe with demons. The orc ran over to his Uncle's call, letting loose an affirmative grunt as he surveys the scene below. If Harbinger really was Shokkra...he'd have to use nonlethal force to bring her down, and that meant 99% of his spells.

He took a sigh, maybe he can try an ice spell. Lifting his arms, he tried to do as his old master had taught, to visualize the spell forming, to bind the wayward energies of the universe into what you willed it to be.

Harbinger's feet became slightly damp as a small layer of frost swept on them. The orc sighed, why did he bother? The orcish way it is then as he took a running leap for Harbinger to pummel the maybe Shokkra to submission.

Konro 6:16:14 PM

Harbinger is knocked off its feet as Julilee and T'suro tackle it, slamming down hard on the stone. The adrenaline starts to fade, and the pain starts to kick in. The fel orc groans as it swats at Julilee.

The last few Fel Iron try to surrender, but are quickly cut down by the enraged Dark Iron, completely oblivious to the fact they were almost destroyed.

Karthok is caught completely off guard by the redirection, his own lightning shocking and burning through his body. He screams, hitting the wall from the force of the blast. Karthok looks up at the pandaren, his features contorted into a mask of loathing. "How dare you usurp my power." He fires lightning back at the pandaren directly this time, catching the bear in his electrifying grip. Taozhu's skeleton in shown to all in the room in green flashes that alight Karthok's face. He starts to laugh in awe of his own ability, screaming his own praises. "My... unlimited... POWER!" Karthok shouts in sadistic glee, Taozhu screaming in agony as his body explodes into ash on the ground.

Karthok steps forward, laughing gleefully. "What's the expression, Liene? From ashes we rise?"

Rabblerouser 6:23:57 PM

Taozhu initially struggles to block the incoming lightning, trying to redirect it once more...but somehow Karthok has changed the mystical frequency of his lightning. The pandaren struggled with this newfound dilemma, weaving it to the best of his ability. It raced and slashed across his person, tearing off bits and pieces of his fur in the process as it began to literally rip him apart. He struggles in vain, tossing off and redirecting as much lightning as he can, but he is a boulder before a tsunami, and can only divert so much. His azure cowl rips off his head in the struggle, blowing away as his body fails to finds the power needed to divert Karthok's onslaught.

He groans, teeth clenching as he calls out a final, "M'sorry..."

The penultimate flash of fel lightning seals his fate, all that is left of Taozhu Shi-Hen is scattered dust, and a forgotten cowl that is greyed from his remains. A pair of amethyst crystalline legs that served as his prosthetics became the marker for his grave, smoking still from the lightning.

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Xara 6:32:17 PM

Julilee is swatted by Harbinger, knocking her head to the side. It's just in time to see Taozhu's fate. "TAOZHU!" she screams. Leaping off of Harbinger, she charges madly at Karthok, all injuries forgotten as she goes absolutely berserk. Whatever is thrown at her she ignores; all she wants to do is reach Karthok and take his head off with Mercy.

Burg 6:33:59 PM

Aaren is jarred to sense with the flashing light that destroyed the pandaren, thought she doesn't yet know its cause. She pushes herself up to sit, though her muscles refuse to cooperate very well. She finally rests down on her elbows and surveys who is where for when she can muster any type of spell. Aaren doesn't see Taozhu, and is honestly in the moment in awe of Juli once her vision straightens.

Kexti 6:34:07 PM

"TAOZHU!"

Kexti 6:34:41 PM

Kex'ti looks between Shokkra and Karthok.

W A N D E R 6:38:20 PM

The veteran orc paused as he watched the display. That sealed it. He charged forward, slipping from Gar'mak, his landing softened by a roll. His footsteps thundered, his axe unsheathed and held angled, ready to slam the pommel into his nephew.

In the mean, Gar'mak bayed, trouncing over to the Tauren they'd nabbed earlier. His teeth sunk into a loose piece of armor, and he was pulled back to relative safety by the hulking wolf.

Rabblerouser 6:40:57 PM

Cobrak rolls up, glaring at Karthok with a growing rage, him and that bitch were going to get the business of his pistol shoved up their-

"M'sorry."

That catches Cobrak's attention, just in time to see his pandaren friend disappear into assorted pieces of a fluttering grey cloud. The orc sits there, stunned into disbelief as images race across his mind.

Rhuune, Brammorn, Ny'shra...and now Taozhu...

There was nothing to mourn, not even a body remained. It clenched the orc's heart like a vice, squeezing upon it s though to drain all of the growing sorrow to fuel the rage simmering below. Everything that he was, everything that he will be; will exist to kill Karthok now...as slowly and as painfully as possible. The orc roared his pain, the orange cloak around him igniting once more into a blur of fury as he raced on all fours to join Julilee's murder attempt on the warlock.

Xara 6:43:54 PM

"We should go," Kalisto repeats, laying her hand on Karthok's arm.

Baern 6:49:11 PM

Whipping through the air and dragged across the ground, Baern's armor cooled swiftly. Still, being trapped with the heat had fatigued him more than anything else. He gave a swift pet to the wolf before getting back to his hooves; a tall order given the weight that he was carrying. He wasn't in any shape to fight any longer, and dropped his axe to the ground. But he did need to check on someone.

"Lohd," he says, clearly winded. "Can you hear me?"

Tirien 6:52:22 PM

Lohd stirs from his recovery.  The Nightmare magics from earlier seep over his form and begin to shape his flesh.  Eyes and tentacles shift and shambles across his form until it again takes on a monstrous form.  His horn retain their purity, even as his rages locks onto Karthok.

"I am fine," The mutates voice relays through a mouth on his ribcage.  It sounds otherwordly, alien, yet distinctly Lohd's.  Being so close, Baern can see the strenuous attachment of the chimera's flesh to its spiked spine.

Burg 6:55:15 PM

Aaren finally gets herself up to a sitting position, since it was made much more difficult by the chain wrapped around her legs. She grabs it to pull its barbs out of her, whichever end would allow that to happen first, and she gasps in pain when the first one or two come out through her gown dripping with blood. Her face suggests she is in much more pain than the gasp suggests. Fel lightning is still lightning, and she has a metal chain wrapped around her.

Baern 7:06:20 PM

Baern rips his helm off. He also doesn't have time to fuck around.

"I don't believe you," Baern says bitterly. The helm becomes a blunt weapon, smashing into the mass of flesh on his spine.

Tirien 7:14:11 PM

Lohd yelps in surprise.  The blow at such a weak spot cripples the thing and sends it to the stones.  A shooting pain spikes up and clouds his vision in white, interrupting the channel of sinister magic.  In a way it purges the sensation all together and offers the Druid clarity.  Controlling his form, Lohd stabilizes into his normal, massive Tauren body.

Baern 7:16:26 PM

Baern drops the helm and stomps it into the stones.

Tirien 7:16:27 PM

He is still conscious, though wracked with pain.  What little restorative magic he is capable of, he knits into his back.

Kexti 7:18:36 PM

"DO NOT LET THE DEMON HUNTER OR WARLOCK ESCAPE! THIS ENDS HERE!"

Kexti 7:18:42 PM

Kex'ti follows Julilee's charge.

Shizari 7:19:30 PM

T'suro sees the dusted remains of the pandaren mage. The elf pants and recoils in horror. Another loss, another dead... because of him.. that orc... that... DEMON. With a wild, feral scream, he purely explodes in the power of the Light, four wings of radiant power appearing on his back, as the radiant fury of the Sunwell swirls around him. "YOU WILL DIE, DEMON!" T'suro charges forward, his body, his eyes, his weapon all glowing a bright, imposing gold as he makes a mad dash. No games, not anymore. His goal is to stab the bastard through the neck and burn him from the inside out with Holy Light until he was reduced to the same piles of ash he left Taozhu in. "EVERY LIFE YOU'VE TAKEN, YOU WILL SUFFER FOR NOW! FOR THE HORDE! FOR QUEL'THALAS! FOR! SANCTUARY!"

Konro 7:54:29 PM

Karthok takes Kalisto's arm, grins, and in the split second before a sure death, he is gone.

Kexti 7:55:29 PM

Kex'ti hurls his sword ineffectually at the grin.

Kexti 7:56:01 PM

"Get back here you fucking coward so I can slit your throat and feed you your entrails! I will find you and fucking butcher you! You will never be safe again Karthok, as long as I draw breath, I will find you!"

Kexti 7:56:14 PM

Kex'ti howls in rage.

Xara 7:57:19 PM

Julilee skids to a stop. The target of her rage vanished, but her rage not, her scream joins Kex'ti's.

K0LD X 7:58:06 PM

Kahlan lines up her revolves at Kalisto to try and unleash a barrage of thunderous shots at her target, ceasing as they vanish before finally collapsing, the wound on her leg catching up to her as she falls to a knee with a sound of pain.

Xara 7:58:07 PM

A few moments later, Kalisto reappears, next to Aaren. "Those are mine," she says, grasping the hilts of her chain-swords still wrapped partly around Aaren. She gives them a swift jerk, bringing Aaren up against her.

Burg 7:58:54 PM

The threat is gone, so Aaren stops trying to rip the chain and barbs from her legs and just breathes, as difficult as that might be at the moment. The jerk tightens the grip again and Aaren screams in pain.

Rabblerouser 7:59:41 PM

Cobrak skids to a halt, his fists beating his chest and then the floor in an animalistic fury, his breath heaving in agonizing snarls. A baleful howl rings from his lips, draining the fury from him as he collapses to his knees, its almost mournful in how it bellows.

K0LD X 7:59:56 PM

Kahlan would look up at Kalisto, following her target as she manages to try to take one last swing at the demon hunter with her blades, quickly switching weapons again. Her voice letting out a pained yell, doing her best to avoid snagging Aaren in the attack.

Kexti 7:59:57 PM

Kex'ti turns back to Aaren's cry.

Burg 7:59:57 PM

Her face pales and she turns to grab onto Cobrak who was nearby moments before, forgetting that he had ran in rage at Karthok.

Xara 8:01:00 PM

Kalisto is forced to vanish again as Kahlan comes after her. Except this time, since she's touching Aaren, she takes her with her. And does not return.

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K0LD X 8:07:48 PM

With her energy spent, the assassin pants, falling to both knees, her chest rising and falling as she works to simply catch her breath and regain at least some of her stamina.

Kexti 8:12:59 PM

Kex'ti angrily retrieves his sword and walks back to Harbinger/Shokkra.

Shizari 8:14:31 PM

T'suro can barely stop, the target of his charge now gone. The elf slams his spear into the ground, and the energy built up around him dissipates in a bright flash. The elf collapses to the ground, bits of armor sagging and falling off of his frame as he collapses, his body noticeably thinner.

Rabblerouser 8:14:51 PM

Ignazh, ignorant of whatever was happening, was busy trying to keep Harbinger from rising again. The kor'kron have begun keeping it pinned and downed.

Kexti 8:16:41 PM

"You're Ignazh Deathrage, I assume," Kex'ti says, limping over as the adrenaline of combat wears off. He coughs, and mends his wounds.

Konro 8:21:20 PM

Harbinger strains under the pressure, barely conscious. The Dark Iron begin to cheer but are quickly silenced by the bloodied Harrowmont. "We still got one to take lads." He points his hammer at the balcony, and the blood trail leading down the hall.

Rabblerouser 8:22:39 PM

"Hey, hey! Commandant, you in there?! Hellscream's ass, give us somethin'!" The orc growled, turning his yellowed gaze to Kex'ti disinterestedly. "Yeah that's me."

Yuki 8:23:57 PM

Kejala listens to the howls and screams of fury around her as their prey disappears in an instant. She lends her voice to the cacophony, howling... laughter. The troll bends over with it, feeling every wound and bruise and pulsing ache but unable to suppress the fit of inappropriate mirth. It takes her quite some time to quiet down.

Kexti 8:24:47 PM

"This is your cousin. Just so you know.

Rabblerouser 8:26:12 PM

"Yeah I heard the shitstain say it too." He says flippantly, staring back down into Harbinger's face. "...Dunno if he's right or another lie. Hope's a dangerous thing."

Kexti 8:28:36 PM

"It is her."

Yuki 8:30:29 PM

At last she wipes tears from her eyes and catches her breath. "So. Ya rescued da mutant orc 'n lost da pretty elf. Dat 'bout right?"

Rabblerouser 8:32:41 PM

Ignazh snorted, turning the gaze to Harbinger once more. "Even so, this much fel an' she ain't the same."

Rabblerouser 8:34:17 PM

Cobrak collapses to his side, his injuries catching up to him finally as he lowly growls his displeasure at everything. The testosterone had worn off and he was a panting mess. "S...shite..." He grumbles, looking for once distraught.

Konro 8:35:10 PM

The Dark Iron quickly make their way up the balcony and down the hallway. A couple minutes later they come back, holding the Fel Iron Commander Bhelen, and a large demonic looking mechanical device with several documents in Harrowmont's hands. They throw down the still breathing Bhelen and delicately drop the device next to @Xara . Harrowmont hands over the documents. "Here, only things worth something we could find. Along with Bhelen and-" He kicks the device. "This monstrosity."

K0LD X 8:35:31 PM

Kahlan moves to her boss's side, making her way in a slight limp, "What now, boss?" She asks through bared teeth, in pain, but fighting through it.

Kexti 8:36:33 PM

Kex'ti sighs. "Keep her safe while we make our plans for her. I will return."

Kexti 8:36:37 PM

Kex'ti moves to Cobrak.

Xara 8:38:09 PM

Juli had turned and punched the wall, once, twice, three times. Her hand was most certainly broken by the time she stops. With a supreme effort of will, she turns to look over the others, focusing on Kex;'ti and Shokkra first before looking over the others. Injuries, everywhere; but no one else dead. She takes the documents from Harrowmont automatically but doesn't look at the device. Nor does she speak, not trusting herself to not simply start screaming again.

Rabblerouser 8:40:06 PM

Cobrak keeps his gaze to the ground, not answering Kahlan as he absorbs more death. More pain. He'd have to tell Tsuyi. That thought alone made the orc's heart wither somewhat, such news after just having woken up. She hadn't even gotten the chance to see her father since.

The orc closed his eye as he sat in the filth of the battle, his armor bloodstained and torn as he looked sorrowfully at the floor.

Kexti 8:40:09 PM

Kex'ti stares down at Cobrak, and feels the weight of his sword in his hand. He sheathes the blade, and kneels down.

Kexti 8:40:27 PM

"You fought well. Taozhu's passing is a loss for all of us. Shall I tend your wounds?"

Shizari 8:40:43 PM

T'suro pants heavily on the ground, his frame almost looking sickly, as he tries to pick himself up... but can't. "Dammit... damn him..."

Arahe 8:41:20 PM

Ohee continues to be outside Grim Batol, petting the mounts sent to her with a fully equipped medical tent.

K0LD X 8:42:09 PM

Kahlan falls to a knee again with a sound, the blood from the stab on her thigh far more noticeable now, making a sound as she kneels, pausing before sheathing her weapons to clutch the wound.

Rabblerouser 8:42:55 PM

Cobrak gulped down everything, looking up at Kex'ti. For once, it is not a hateful or sarcastic one, it’s an understanding one. The gaze shifts to Julilee then, a silent message as he shakes his head. His gaze shifts to Kahlan then, the orc struggles to stand, falling to his knee but once before rising up to hobble his way to the elfess.

Yuki 8:43:39 PM

"Well. I be leavin' da lotta ya t'sort out da mess. Gonna go get patched up 'n check on Kit." After collecting her used fetishes and totems, the troll saunters her way out of the room before someone decides she needs to be punched.

K0LD X 8:44:03 PM

Kahlan would look up at her commander. Though her face was hidden, it was easy to sense her insecurity for a change. She didn't understand what just happened or the significance of who they fought.

Arahe 8:48:08 PM

Ohee can also be called to move up to their current location, like she established when she said "Give me a shout if you need me to move up at any point!" before they even went into Grim Batol.

Xara 8:50:03 PM

Juli meets Cobrak's gaze, her eyes more than flinty. She clearly wants to murder and Cobrak would understand why. She looks back at Harrowmont. "Let's gather everyone and leave this damned place. We have a medical station outside at a recovery point."

Arahe 8:52:20 PM

Ohee comes jogging in moments later, per Kex'ti's call on the hearthstone. She has the mounts of whomever left or sent them outside in tow. Her eyes widen slightly at the level of carnage but immediately scans for who among their allies was most wounded. She addresses Kex'ti and Juli. "Who is most in need of attention?"

Konro 8:54:24 PM

Harrowmont frowns, barking to one of his boys that rushes up. "My lad here can teleport us outside if ye like. Away from... all this." He watches his soldiers mourn their fallen comrades.

Arahe 8:55:53 PM

Ohee whips a finger up at Harrowmont as if to stop his speech without losing any of her chipper attitude. "We should ensure everyone is at least stable enough to move via portal transport."

Yuki 8:56:28 PM

So much for escaping. Kejala sighs as she moves over to check on her cantankerous panther. He gets the rest of her jerky.

Baern 8:56:54 PM

Baern, watches the fury unleashed around him a profound sense of understanding. He knew this rage and this frustration. He had been victim to it for years. Or, a few months ago, in the case of Karthok, specifically. But even in his understanding, he does not share it. To that, he is numb.

For Lohd, he is worried.

"The first you need to check on is Lohd," Baern says with commanding attention. "He suffered a back injury and I don't want to attempt to move him any further until we know the extent of it."

Konro 8:57:18 PM

"Nobody's stable while they're looking at this mess, and that was before we got here." Harrowmont runs his hand through his blood soaked beard.

Baern 8:58:19 PM

To the rest of the gathered group, he rises to his full height and intones swiftly and decisively.

"If you are not in need of medical attention, use your hearthstone and return to the guildhall. There will be a full debriefing of this all, soon, and your attendance may be necessary. But for now, we need to focus on the wounded."

Arahe 8:58:52 PM

"HAH-SHUSH. Unless you're about to tell me who is the most physically injured here, I dont want to hear it mister!" She declares as she trots over to Lohd and begins a quick examination.

Tirien 8:59:25 PM

Lohd lays on his front and breathes slow and deep.  His magical reserves have run dry from up keeping a renewal on his injuries.

Arahe 9:03:48 PM

Rubbing her hands together causes them to emit a soft glow. She runs them along the giant, probably naked Tauren's back, frowning as she does so. "Oh. Oh An'she." Her hands stretch along his ribcage, soft, healing light suffusing the area. "What in the Earthmother's graces happened to him?"

Xara 9:09:06 PM

To Harrowmont Juli says, "We need to talk about your nephew. Come to Sanctuary's guildhouse in Dalaran when you're available." She walks off to go see what is being done to restrain Harbinger -- Shokkra.

W A N D E R 9:09:55 PM

Sarrak peered at the group before he turned to attend to his own wounds... And fret over Gar'mok. He sat himself down with the wolf, working his boot knife out, he cleaned the blood from his skin, hissing softly as he went about digging shrapnel and fel iron rounds from his flesh. "Is that her?" He called out, turning his head. "I promised Shana I'd find my niece."

Baern 9:13:17 PM

"That's Kex'ti's read and I trust his judgment more than anyone's," Baern answers. "We're going to bring her back to the guildhall in Dalaran, see what we can do about relieving some of this corruption. We have one of the Cenarion Circle's best on staff, so she'll be in the best hands. Specializes in fel corruption, as a matter of fact." It's more matter of fact than reassuring, but he wants to be as clear as possible with Sarrak, given his pulling Baern's tail literally out of the fire.

Arahe 9:16:18 PM

Ohee gently pats the hulking, broken form of Lohd, his fur glowing softly with the energy. "That should... hold him together enough so we can get him to Miss Maralah. As a druid she's going to be better equipped to help him." She moves on to the next most injured looking patient, which is an elf laying facedown on the floor. "Excuse me, sir?" She begins rolling T’suro over.

Konro 9:16:35 PM

"You'll have more luck with this." Harrowmont kicks the device again. "Nasty piece of work it is, but it could help." He whistles to his mages and points at the Fel Iron corpses, as well as all the test subjects. "Burn it."

Shizari 9:17:17 PM

T'suro gets rolled onto his back, his armor continuing to sage and slip around on his frame, plates and straps looking as if they were never tightened to begin with, even though they were.

Xara 9:18:17 PM

Julilee ensured Harbinger is secured. As transportation is arranged, first getting the injured back to the recovery area, then from there transportation back to Sanctuary guildhall, she moves back to the device, hearing what Harrowmont said about it. She looks at it, having no clue what it is or its purpose. "How will it help?" she asks him.

Arahe 9:20:53 PM

The plump priestess huffs in a breath, light brimming around her fingertips before she paps them onto the sides of T’suro's face, the most accessible part of him outside of armor, letting the healing light flow into him and at least alleviate his wounds.

Konro 9:24:42 PM

The corpses burn brightly in the sick torture room, something finally being done about the monstrosities this place creates. "We call it the Hell Ripper. Far as we can tell it was built by a demon. It'll take the fel, every last bit it can muster, out of whatever you point it at. And it can fill something with fel as well, like this bastard." He kicks Bhelen in the jaw. "He'll know more."

Shizari 9:26:50 PM

T'suro gasps as he feels light flow into his body. His wounds close up and start to heal, but his body does not start to fill back out.

Arahe 9:27:57 PM

"Good morning sunshine!" Ohee chirps with a smile. "Can you describe to me the problem?"

Shizari 9:30:21 PM

T'suro huffs and tries to lift himself up. "I used too much power at once... this tends to happen..."

Arahe 9:31:33 PM

Helping him sit up, she scrutinizes the loose fitting armor. "Would removing the armor help? It looks heavy for you."

Shizari 9:32:06 PM

T'suro sighs and flops back down. "I'd be able to move at least..."

W A N D E R 9:34:31 PM

The orc's eyes met Baern and stuck on him for some time before he snorted, returning to licking his wounds. "I'll take your word for it." He said. "What about you, Tauren. You alright?" He asked, not bothering to bring his head up as he dug a piece of metal from his hide, inspecting it for a moment. Hmmph.

Arahe 9:36:03 PM

Ohee sets to work making another member of Sanctuary naked, not that she was responsible for Lohd, and begins removing some of T’suro's armor stopping whenever he indicated he was light enough to move again.

Baern 9:36:45 PM

"Burns," Baern says, without yet demonstrating them. "The fire heated my superheated my armor, so I doubt I'm going to have much in the way of fur or skin once I decide to peel it off. I bought like four fire resist enchantments too, just never got them applies to the plate." He is bitter about that.

Shizari 9:37:59 PM

T'suro is left in a crimson shirt and black pants, with no boots after Ohee strips him of his armor. He slowly stands, using his weapon as leverage. "Thank you... I'll be fine in a day, I hope."

Xara 9:38:52 PM

Juli continues making arrangements, shepherding everyone out, ensuring Harbinger, the devices, and the documents are seen to safely. It wasn't safe here, and as soon as everyone could move, they'd be put on mounts, in litters, or teleported out as abilities allowed.

Arahe 9:39:21 PM

She helps him up as best she can, stepping back when she’s confident he won't just fall over again. "Well, you let me know if you need any more of my help sunshine."

Shizari 9:41:51 PM

"I... should be fine, thank you." T'suro nods at Ohee and smiles.

Arahe 9:42:41 PM

She beams back at him before exiting with the rest under Juli's guidance.

Kexti 9:42:52 PM

Kex'ti stares at the fortress. "I hate this place."

Shizari 9:43:10 PM

T'suro marches through, resting on his spear as a walking stick.

Xara 9:44:37 PM

"Should have bombed it flat," Juli mutters, though it's in rather poor taste considering what nearly happened the last time Sanctuary was here.

Konro 9:44:54 PM

Harrowmont, his troops, their comrades' corpses, and the Fel Iron commander march through a portal, letting the fire scorch Grim Batol clean.

Rabblerouser 9:55:51 PM

Cobrak takes one final look as this hellhole burned, making one final move to take Taozhu's cowl, taking it with him before vanishing into the portal.

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