The dwarf observed the others moving to flank it with an apparent expression of .. disappointment.
With a barely observable shrug, he stepped within Gideon's sword reach, and cried loudly "Yetasch!!!!"
With that he brought his hammer down in a thunderous blow straight into Gideon's shield. Though well built, fragments of shield went flying and Gideon felt the shock on his arm even through his armor.
The shield held, but barely.
A moment later, a second blast from Balin's want struck home, but seemed to flow off the creature. Jhorics energy blast quickly followed and this blast staggered the dwarf back slightly. Jhoric caught the creatures gaze and felt a chill of hatred.
Fafnir stepped up lashed out with his scimitar, striking the creature with his enchanted blade. The blade bit deep, carving a hole in the dwarf's armor and causing it to swear an oath, but Fafnir was stunned by a wave of cold that encrusted his blade in frost and bit at his hand.
Shortly therafter, Toboran also stepped in with his spear, stabbing at the creature's exposed flank. He too stuck home, and a mighty strike it was (nat 20!), for it pierced the dwarf through - the point emerging where Gideon could see it. The spear too, was suddenly encased in frost and Toboran also had his hands seared by the cold.
Fafnir - 6 points of cold damage.
Toboran - 5 points cold damage.
Gideon may still act.
Others, please declare.