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Seelah mutters an apology to Luzai and Villibor and channels positive energy, because she really needs to get those ghouls off of Daeran and there are a couple of zombies close enough for it to hit too. Luzai resists, but her brother does not.

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And between that and Lann's arrows, three of them drop dead. The ghouls split their attention; one of them attacks Luzai, tearing into her with its bite and claws, while the other goes for a coup de grace on Daeran only to find its head detaching from its body before it can bite out his throat.

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They were going to drop a holy smite on that necromancer, but this is actually more urgent now. A bite to its ankles drops the last ghoul; hopefully with the distraction and the cover of the body that won't give them away, but if it isn't this is the kind of thing they're hidden to prevent.

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And then the zombies are on Seelah! Thankfully only on her rather than going around her again, since she's much less able to punish that right now; only two of the blows strike true, but she can't exactly heal it off either. Her own retaliatory strikes aren't doing any better, but as long as they're mostly attacking her she's fine with that.

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Villibor likes NOTHING about this situation.

Instead of trying the thing that keeps not working, AGAIN, he’s going to Boneshaker the fucking gnomecromancer.

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That catches him just as he stands up, shaking off the laughter. It's obvious from the fact that he didn't move that it didn't land at full force, but that doesn't make him happy about it. Enjoy three rounds of supernatural fright from cause fear.

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Aw man, running away? That’s just embarrassing.

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Grease? 

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Several of the zombies slip and fall, mostly clearing up one of Seelah's flanks. She starts in on the ones on the other end, trying to narrow their numbers enough that she can keep all the zombies in her field of view at once.

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He doesn't have a lot of spells left that'll hit a paladin, which means he just needs to do it himself. The gnome grabs his glaive and steps forwards, making a swing at Seelah that she has to block with her shield-

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And then he and all the zombies nearby him get tagged with a holy smite. It only kills about two thirds of the ones it hits, and it misses some of them because he has to be careful not to hit the evil aasimar they've got with them, but between it and the grease the necromancer goes from surrounded by a swarm of the undead to nearly alone.

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He sticks around a bit longer to try anyway, but he only manages to land one good hit on Seelah before the lack of zombies and the arrows now focusing on him remind him that discretion is the better part of valor and he takes off running with his last few moments of haste-boosted speed in the opposite direction from Villibor.

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WEB.

This guy is not getting away if she can help it.

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It doesn't take him that long to get free of the sticky strings, but by then his haste has run out and it turns out that he's not very fast without it. Even Seelah's able to keep pace with his movement, and everyone else - especially Lann - is significantly faster. He tries to then stand his ground and fight, but that was a difficult enough proposition before he left his remaining zombies well behind and he just isn't that sturdy - it's not much of a challenge.

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Luzai is sorry he made them kill him, but boy howdy, did he sure make them kill him.

What’s in his spellbook?

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A lot of necromancy spells, mostly, but there's some other transmutation and illusion and conjuration in there.

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"Oh, hey, he had Eagle's Splendor!" 

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Wow, Villibor really isn't doing well, he really ought to have quipped that she had more than enough Splendor already. 

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"A shame it isn't fox's cunning."

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"I know, right. I wonder why he had the one and not the other; I mean, he was a wizard too. I guess maybe he found a spellbook with only Eagle's and not Fox's in it like we just did with him but that just pushes the question back a step...I suppose he might have gotten his hands on a scroll. Sorcerers can scribe scrolls and find Eagle's specifically useful." 

Her brother CONTINUES not to say anything snide. 

"Villibor are you okay you're kind of scaring me." 

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"--Well, I almost got Seelah and/or Daeran killed, and I'm very uncomfortable about that!" 

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"I wasn't going to bring it up until we got somewhere safe to debrief, but it's probably better not to let it linger. What happened to controlling them? And what was that spell whichever of you to used on the zombies, did it just not work on shadows?"

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Sigh. "They threw it off. I thought--I knew it was something that could be thrown off, but I did not know I was so bad at it."

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"I will explain the thing with the zombies, later, in private."

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Nenio has no conception that she might not be part of that private group.

"I can't wait, I hadn't even heard of a wizard spell that worked like that."

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