Matumbo will put some distance between himself and the others so they will not be caught in an area effect Way manipulation. He will occasionally fire at someone behind him to keep their heads down.
Merin follows Sheldon and Matumbo without further conversation. If he senses anyone gaining on them, he will pause just long enough to turn, and clap his hands, sending a sonic wave of high pitched frequencies toward their pursuers; otherwise, he will pour on the speed.
As Matumbo moves off to one flank, Vadin moves off to the other, while Sheldon and Merindell spread some distance between them in the middle. It takes just over half an hour of moderately difficult travel before the four reach the edge of the area from which the Da'Roneh have cleared the undergrowth. Between the three who can attack at range, a few more of the youth are removed from pursuit.Matumbo will put some distance between himself and the others so they will not be caught in an area effect Way manipulation. He will occasionally fire at someone behind him to keep their heads down.
Matumbo will continue to fire arrows at the Da'Roneh. If they close to melee he will drop his bow and pull his kukri to fight.
Sheldon motions for Vadin to take the left flank while he moves forward on the right, spreading the distance between the Seekers so that the enemy will have to further divide its numbers. He again bend the light around him to blur his image as he moves toward the Da'Roneh. If time permits, he will manipulate waylines to shock the enemy at distance.Merin will use his aforementioned Sonic attack on the approaching fodder.
Seeing that two other Da'Roneh are closing in on him, Matumbo will attempt to grapple with the injured youth and push him back, bull rushing him to use him as a shield, keeping the injured youth between him and one healthy opponent so that he can disengage from his grapple and attack another with his kukri.
Seeing that his new opponents have halted and seeing no range weapons, Sheldon suspects that, like him, they can manipulate waylines at a distance. He runs directly at the one most to his right while targeting the one in the middle with an electric shock.... Merin will lay a hand on each of them, simply grabbing their arms, and pulling them closer to him. He will then manipulate Way in order to drain the life from them.
Matumbo is only dazed for a few minutes.Merin frowns, "I do not like the way they send their youngest to die first..."
Merin will then help...
Matumbo says in Ansylin, "... This might be good time to attack Deviard..."
Sheldon merely nods, vigorously, and starts walking toward the Deviards' side of the lake. Vadin shrugs and follows quickly along.Merin nods, "Agreed... What say you, Sheldon?"
Matumbo scratches his head and says in Deviard, "Yes, let us kill them all."
Sheldon laughs quietly and raises his right hand. "All in favor. Aye. Aye."Merin's eyebrows furrow in deep thought; then he says: "I agree... I move that we spill more Da'Roneh blood..."