Qullan and Confusion
Somnak drummed and chanted his tribal cant. The pounding beats thundered rhythmically through the jungle.
Somewhere in the rain forest, a panther growled and sunk its teeth into a duiker’s throat. In the canopy, monkeys chased other monkeys, intent on violence.
Thorgir clanged his shield to axe and charged, oblivious now to anything but the battle. Yet he managed to grin as he charged, when he heard the uplifting hammering of Somnak’s goat-skin instruments and rhythmic chanting.
Lumori clung to a viney branch with scissor-legs now, his body vertical and upside down, knives clutched in hand, waiting like a spider on a web for its prey to pass by.
Rasmus was sneaking quick glances at the buxom damsel, in between fiery, indignant stares toward the painted giants.
Melior began talking rapidly, his fingers twitching with anticipation of spell-casting.
Thorgir’s axe crashed mightily into the advancing painted giant, severing the creature’s left arm at the elbow, unluckily not the sword arm. A warming spout of blood splashed Thorgir’s face, but he didn’t flinch, raising his axe once more…
The Qullan somehow remained silent as his forearm flew clean from his arm, and a shower of blood burst forth.
Now striking one-handed, the Qullan hissed and took an agile lunge-and-swing at Thorgir, his shark-like alien eyes betraying no emotion. The Qullan’s combination of speed and strength were impressive but he only managed to smash his long steel sword into Thorgir’s forward-thrust shield (I rolled, he missed )
. The barbarian grunted from the collision.
Thorgir was about to attack once more, when a feeling of nausea overcame him as the many colors of the painted man’s body paint danced, as if alive, like a kaleidoscope, flashing in his brain.(ooc: Thorgir has to save vs magic with +1 for Somnak’s drumming, or see ooc table of confusion and roll a 1d6.)
The other three Qullan seeing their leader now fighting one-handed sped up their pace to attack the other companions. One headed toward the drumming Somnak, the other two toward Melior and Rasmus.
The steel of their blades glistened in the heat.
The one that was headed toward Somnak, Lumori noticed from his shadow-bound perch in the canopy, was about to pass at any moment almost directly beneath the hanging thief.(ooc: you all won initiative. Thorgir just had his attack, and his foe had his against the barbarian. Their round is over. New one beginning. Somnak began playing drums. Rasmus, Melior, and Lumori get an action/attack now, then other 3 Qullan will go. )