The Holy arrow struck the greater horror with a mighty force. This force diverted the screaming monstrosity as it slammed into the ground a couple of feet short of where Aethelcília had just been. smoke bellowed from the creature's core as the flesh bubbled around the embedded arrow. The arrow fell to the ground with a clump of bubbling goo. It was quite clear that far more damage had been done by the holy power than both the impact and landing combined. Never the less, the voices of four innocent people called out in unspeakable agony as the pile of rancid flesh charged towards Aethelcília on a myriad of haphazard legs. a number of tendrils emerged from the mass and opened to reveal seven toothy mouths desperate to feast on new flesh. a larger mouth was forming on the main body, but the bubbling wound was unresponsive and the mouth was only half formed.
The abomination that Gozen attacked was little more than a burnt pile of bones and guts, its decimation had been so rapid that even the creatures puppeting the flesh were unable to scream out in pain. The covering fire shot by Stormbreaker in turn, hit far more of the lesser horrors, but to a far smaller effect. the insects controlling the stitched together bodies cared little of the blood-soaked hosts being mildly singed. one horror, that was made of seven legs and a old woman's head, was able to deftly dodge one of the flames. These creatures charged towards the pair of relatively young dragons with unshakeable resolve as the stitch worms reinforced the joints and the puppeteer bugs got the hang of piloting reanimated corpses via trapped souls. Likewise, the host of unmounted stitch worms and puppeteer bugs had begun rounding up the collapsed humans in the surrounding area to begin constructing more abominations. the victims unable to even scream out in pain as their flesh began melding with that of their neighbors.
three abominations flailed at Stormbreaker as two charged suicidally into Gozen's fiery body. They intended to strike their targets with no regard for self preservation, these attacks would strike with the force to break their bones upon their enemies. or at least, the bones of their cobbled together corpse suits. simultaneously, the roof of the resturaunt burst open as Kahd'Xel lept and landed nearby the two brave heroes, and squashing one of his abominations in the process.
"Miserable spawn of winged newts, Your childish embers are nothing to the light of truth!" "You shall perish here and aid my crusade!"
"Muwyrikdy weisl ao sulqyv lyszw, hafr tmudvuwm ypkyrw vory lazmulq za zmy duqmz ao zrfzm!" The Demon said with its ensemble of jaws. "Haf wmidd eyruwm myry vorv iuv ph trfwivy!" with that, Kahd'Xel bellowed a great cloud of toxic fumes that covered the area and obscured vision, He then struck with his tree like arms at Gozen, so as to strike him even if he dodged the abominations.
Also through the deadly cloud came the loud buzzing and assorted cutlery of the Five insect horrors. Who assaulted Stormbreaker with murderous fervor, and whose humanity was little more than tattered clothing and the occasional vestigial finger. The Fungal horror had yet to join the melee, either out of strategy or simply lagging behind.
OOC: The greater horror has taken noticeable damage but charges at Aethelcília with its ravenous mouth stalks.
Gozen has slain a lesser abomination but is now caught in a poisonous cloud with two lesser abominations trying to body slam him and Kahd'Xel about to strike him with his clawed hand. Gozen is within the effective range of Kahd'Xel's eyes
Stormbreaker was able to damage four lesser abominations but missed a fifth, the damage is superficial since no damage came to the puppeteer bugs. Stormbreaker is also caught in the poison cloud and is being swung at by three lesser abominations and all five insect horrors who are attacking with knives, skewers, and meat hooks. Stormbreaker is also within range of Kahd'Xel's eyes
the fungal horror has yet to reveal itself. the swarm of unmounted stitch worms and puppeteer bugs are amassing the bodies of three incapacitated villagers and have begun melding them into a more powerful abomination. Thus, the current count is 90 devoured, 31 lost but not eddible, 29 incapacitated, and 50 who are still hiding.
villain team: 15 lesser abominations (3 near Stormbreaker, 2 near Gozen, 10 in transit), 1 Greater horror (attacking Aethelcília), 1 ??? abomination (being created by the bug squad), 5 insect horrors (attacking Stormbreaker), 1 fungal horror (somewhere), and 1 Kahd'Xel (attacking Gozen)