Fearing the consequences of being too close to a Sphere of Annihilation, Nevdor fey steps to bypass it. With the Wand of Petrifaction already in hand, he points it at the Ruach and wills it into action. A stream of energy blasts outward from the wand to hit her, and for a moment you think it's not going to be enough!
Nevdor tries again, a second blast undulating outward to bash the avatar of Lyth. This time she cannot resist... a petrified Ruach now stands before you, her outstretched hand attempting to throw a boomerang at Nevdor's head.
Tech: Burn 2 action points and the wand disintegrates to worthless dust. The Ruach is petrified until the end of your next turn. The area around her is still difficult terrain.
He doesn't have much time to contemplate, as he feels himself being dragged towards the Sphere of Annihilation! To make matters worse, three skeletons (from the west pit) swarm around him and attempt to push him towards that very black orb of death.
Tech: Sphere of Annihilation gravity attack, dragging Nevdor two squares closer. The three skeletons attempt bull rushes on Nevdor as well, one succeeds pushing him yet another square closer.
In the south, arrows rain down upon Selvantis, Ashton, and Tak-tha.
Tech: Two hits on Selvantis. Selvantis is now at 17 hp. One hit on Tak-tha, who is now at 13 hp.
Two of the three skeletons that emerge from the eastern pit swarm Arden who attempts with futility to knock them down as they emerge. The skeletons are fast, getting around Arden with ease. Each one grabs one of Arden's arms and throws him into the pit!
Tech: Two bull rushes against Arden. Both hit, and Arden failed his save to avoid the fall. Arden takes 8 falling damage and 5 necrotic damage, leaving him bloodied at 12 hp and prone in the pit.
The single skeleton north of Tak-tha also manages to strong-arm the Thri-Kreen into the pit!
Tech: Hit! Tak-tha bull rushed into pit (failed save vs fall). Tak-tha takes 4 necrotic, but lands on his feet. Currently bloodied at 9 hp.
OOC: In case you're wondering, the Decrepit Skeletons get to perform an extra shift as a part of their attacks, which is why they're able to maneuver around you for optimum flanking before they strike. For Arden and Tak-tha, the DC to climb the out of the pit is Athletics 15. Good job on stoning the Ruach, but can you take advantage of it? Good Luck! -MilwaukeeJoe