"Flip 'em over and bludgeon them for all you've got, my friend...
Raven Elk then waits for the first of the beetles to approach in order to flip one over and then "punch" it with the butt end of his spear.
Adi approaches the nearest beetle and uses his staff to flip it over onto its back. Then he picks a spot that looks soft and attempts to drive his staff through it.
Seeing Adi's technique, Raven Elk actually cracks a smile:GM: said:Adi immediately realizes that Raven Elk must have been oversimplifying matters, as there seems to be no feasible method to simply flip the bug and elects to just smack it, hoping to catch it where the top plate meets the bottom.
Since the bugs are on the group quicker than he anticipated, Taylar abandons his plan of throwing rocks and golf-club swings into the closest beetle.
Watching his friends having such "sport" with these beetles, Raven Elk is suddenly inspired by the game Begadwe ("little brother war"/Lacrosse. Pronounced --- bag-gat'-ta-way), a game of stickball he and his friends played when they were mere boys. Raven Elk had been quite good at it, (he had been the highest scorer) and used those skills now.
Waynan said:As he strikes the first beetle, Raven Elk, caught up in the moment, cries: "BALL!"
When Taylar sees the beetle take into the air in front of him, he marvels at these creatures. He wonders if he found the right material if he could fashion himself a pair of wings. The clacking of the mandibles brings him back to the fight and he shifts his hands on the club into a wider two handed grip. It will be easier to make quick swats at the bugs rather than pull back and try for a big swing.