The sharks stayed under the ground for a while, seemingly having difficulty due to their injuries, before they both launched out of the sand in front of the Chosen of Earth and Ice.
Reinaan's bolt struck the one nearest to Gilly with a bolt that didn't quite hit the mark on its gill. Though it did hit a weaker spot, burying itself in the creature's skin.
And then something strange happened.
On top of the stone structure, amid the Elemental fighting, the Demon Gate was responding. The orb on it began to swirl to life with various and conflicting colors. An eerie aura radiated from it, causing a ringing in each of the Chosen's ears.
The aura was faintly visible and, when it reached the sharks, something changed.
The creatures, still in the air, split in half. Something like a spine could be seen attaching the bottom and top half and, as this strange spine emerged, several feet long, the top half of the sharks shot forward as though from a bolas, jaws wide open and ready to chomp down on them.
Kloqah and Hob both seemed to be affected in some manner by this aura as well, growing more agitated and aggressive, though they didn't have any physical change.
Atop the structure the Elemental didn't seem to have any change itself. The dagger Lindow threw entered the flames and glanced off the skull. It caused the Elemental to recoil slightly as a chip came off of said skull but other than that seemed unperturbed. It then rushed at Lindow, lowering its body to just above the ground as it came in with its arm sweeping.
Keres, croaking out a "I was...going to" towards Lindow, rushed to Damien's side and used some of her water to put out the flames. "Thank..." was all Damien got out before clutching his head as the Demon Gate's aura washed over the area. He growled and shoved Keres away. "Get back." He snarled at her, clumsily getting to his feet.
There was a feral look in his eyes as he gripped his blade and, breathing heavily, charged past Keres and towards the Elemental.
Keres blinked in confusion, theories coming and going through her mind at such a rapid pace she couldn't even keep up with them. Gulping, she tried to ignore the feeling in her skull, and created a spiraling torrent of water above her to crash into the Elemental's back.
As she did the flames in the area, briefly, vanished. Though they almost immediately began to creep back to cover it once more.