Gnarls runs forwards, changing his target at the last minute. His focus has been on the captain and changing to the other bandit so quickly made him less prepared for the swing. He goes wide with his attack as the bandit begins a muffled laugh beneath his mask.
Verim runs with his newly formed snake hilted sword in front of him, he runs straight for the bandit to his right that has just shot a bolt towards Tobias. While he runs, Verim looks over at the bandit captain and mutters 3 words in Celestial. The captains eyes begin to glow slightly as Verims Hexblade's Curse (Can't find a suitable tooltip) takes hold. Aiming for the bandits throat Verim jabs the blade at his foe, not quite striking his throat but instead piercing his shoulder.
El shrugs off the ineffectiveness of their spell, giving Shishakli a wink. "Worth a shot." After seeing Tobias' and Verim's powerful retaliations El feels confident that the group can handle the threat. They jog out to the cave drawing their hand-axes (R15) and with an "Oi! Worm food!" El lobs both axes at the bandit leader.
Attack 1: 17 Damage: 5
Attack 2: 6 Damage: 5
OoC: If throwing from R15 puts Tobias at risk then El will move to Q15 instead.
(OOC - It wouldn’t put Tobias at risk but the captain would have half cover)
El runs forwards, both hand-axes at the ready, they can’t quite get a good enough aim at their target from behind Tobias and so they edge slightly closer before throwing their axes. The first one flies through the air with a slight spin, the axe head glimmering slightly as it moves through the air and manages to hit the captains left arm. The second act does exactly the same, heading for his right arm, the axe over rotates and instead of the sharp edge of the axe hitting, the handle makes contact instead as the axe bumps into him and lands on the floor.
Having seen Gnarls run forwards and take a swing at him, the bandit draws his own blade, dropping his crossbow to the floor. He swings at Gnarls who lifts his own sword just in time, there is a moment where both swords are pushing on one another and the bandit stares into the rage filled eyes of the halfling.
In retaliation to a sword being plunged into his arm, the bandit close to Verim also drops his crossbow, switching it out for a curved blade. Rather than aiming high, he instead goes for Verims left leg. He has just enough reach to catch the skin and draw a small bit of blood.
Unable to get a good enough shot, Shishakli runs forwards 25ft. Just enough so that he can see the bandit captain between Tobias and the stalagmite. He takes aim and fires, his arrow veers off slightly to the right and hits the large pointed rock formation, shattering on impact.
Feeling surrounded, the captain grits his teeth and swings at the 3 people stood around him. He swipes at Tobias’ right leg with his scimitar first, spinning in an almost circular motion to then try and hit Cyndral and Gnarls who both manage to jump backwards out of the way.
The light fades from Cyndral's eyes as he tightens his grip on his short sword. A hundred lessons at the hand of his father and the brigands who raised him chided in the back of his mind, mocking his slim frame and pointing out that only precision could aid his sword arm, he'd never have the strength for wild whirling swings like this bandit. Timing his strike with his return step, Cyndral comes in a hair's breadth after his dodge, a adder-cold thrust aiming for what he hoped was a gap in the man's ribs.
El gets a bit of a run up before squeezing in and tries to hit the Bandit Captain. The captain uses reaction - Parry to increase his AC by 2 points. He lifts his scimitar and stops El’s blade from hitting.
Realizing the source of the real threat, Gnarls shifts his focus to the Captain. Risking exposing his back to Bandit 1, Gnarls pivots to his right, slashing across at the Captain, and freeing his 2nd shortsword from it's sheath and attempting to stab up and find an open spot in his foe's armor.
"You are determined." Tobias shakes his head as the leader continues to fight. He looks down at the wounds he has sustained. "NOT today!"The blood slows a bit coming from his injuries as they are cauterized with radiant energy. He then swings his mace again at the highwayman.
With both swords now in his hands, from the low angle, Gnarls sees a gap in the bottom of the captains chest plate, he plunges both swords up, narrowly missing the heart and lungs of the now heavily bleeding leader. He looks over at Tobias as the radiant light begins to heal the half Orc, distracted by the magic, he doesn’t have enough time to avoid the flaming mace that is then thrust upon him, right below his chest.
Scimitar Attack Against Gnarls: 15 Damage: 2
Seeing Gnarls’ swords entering his leader, the bandit that is stood next to the halfling attempts to strike. Gnarls manages to pull his blades out of the captain just in time to stop the scimitar, holding them to form an X with the scimitar in the middle, the bandit pushes down harder and the tip of the blade just manages to nick Gnarls. Due to Gnarls’ rage, he only takes have of the damage.
Shishakli releases his arrow and it flies towards the captain, sinking into a gap between the metal chest plate and leather arm guards. He lets out a small cry but continues to stand. Tobias’ flames flare once more CON ST 17
He avoids taking 2 Fire Damage.
Badly hurt, the captain looks over at his companion nearest to him and does a forwards dive into the same position before making his way further into the cave, clutching his chest as he moves.