Roc, with the agility of a natural rogue, vaults aboard his canoe, landing upright and perfectly balanced. In the river, Snapjaw and his companion both begin attacking the same frog with the ease of born water dwellers. With a deep hole piercing its back and blood roiling up from the water beneath it, the wounded creature lurches away, swimming the 20 feet to shore where it scrambles up the muddy embankment in an attempt to flee its prey-turned-foes. As the frog escapes, more thunderous croaking begins to fill the air and seven giant frogs, some in the water and others preparing to leap from the shore, eye the party with hungry looks.
Without missing a beat, Roc unslings his bow as he turns to find a target. Knocking an arrow and firing in one fluid motion, the young rogue's attack finds its mark in the back of the giant frog currently chewing on one of Nigel's Lizardfolk. Though the shot clearly took the creature unawares, its surprise is short-lived as Nigel's crossbow bolt strikes the same creature in the side! Under this brief but fierce barrage, the dead frog slips beneath the surface, relinquishing its grip on the Lizardfolk. With a cry of "Give me your... claw!", Nigel hauls the lucky lizard back aboard his canoe.
All around the small convoy, the Lizardfolk prepare to strike at the first frogs within range. At the same time, Gavin and Cressida adopt ready positions, their weapons eagerly awaiting the coming fight. With another series of ear-splitting croaks, the frogs launch themselves at the party. The scene is chaos as frogs, Lizardfolk, and the heroes all collide!
Two frogs attempt to leap upon the back of Gavin's Lizardfolk as he scampers back aboard the canoe and one manages to latch onto his leg, its small, sharp teeth digging through thick scales. With a growl of annoyance, the Lizardfolk turns back just as Gavin's spear and the other Lizardfolk aboard the canoe both stab the offender multiple times. With a croak more reminiscent of a groan, the frog falls lifelessly back into the river.
Several canoes down the line, a similar scene plays out. Cressida, her longsword fairly singing through the fog-filled air, makes two precise slashes as her fellow Lizardfolk brutally stabs the frog which landed on their canoe. The beast shrieks as its pale skin fails to safely contain its entrails. Now looking more like a pile of refuse than a frog, it slumps down in death.
In the water, Snapjaw, after successfully running off one frog, darts toward Nigel's canoe. Rinsing and repeating the "swim under and gore" strategy, he attempts to gut the frog attacking from the right of the canoe, but this one proves too quick for the first swing. With blinding speed, the Lizardfolk reverses momentum and manages to cut a gash across the frog’s muscly leg. While not fatal, the wound adds to the damage inflicted by the Lizardfolk aboard Nigel's canoe and the frog retreats slightly, seeming to reevaluate its options.
Looking about in the aftermath of the first moments of combat, three of the seven frogs are dead, three others are wounded, and only two Lizardfolk sustained injury - everyone else is unharmed. The uninjured frog croaks and the remaining frogs all tense to spring again!
Players may now act for the second round of combat!