Kha: The shadow attacking Kha stopped in its tracks, leaning back to avoid the sweeping blade. The orc's follow up attack caught it around the middle of its body and pierced the creature. There was hardly any resistance, or substance, that Kha could feel and it seemed as though the blade just went through it.
The shadow lurched forward and pulled itself closer on the blade before latching its claws onto Kha's shoulders. A slight cold feeling would be felt where the claws jabbed into his flesh, but the wound didn't go deep. The creature pulled itself ever closer to the Orc, its eyes flashing.
Ayden: As it was blocked by the Spirit, the shadow seemed to be, as far as Ayden could tell, confused. It seemed to not realize what it was engaged with. The creature slipped back, untangling itself from the Spirit's clutches, and went after the Chosen once more. Ayden's attack cut across its chest but the wound was superficial at best, and the shadow suddenly dropped low to the ground with its eyes flashing up at the Chosen and slashed for Ayden's legs.
Gilly: The ram slammed into the shadow and would find it oddly unsubstantial. The lack of solid contact made it hard to push it back, and the shadow merely folded over before suddenly being upright once more, on the other side of the ram. With eyes flashing the shadow faced Gilly again. It didn't react much as Gilly thrust wildly but then suddenly it moved forward. The spear caught its side and it continued on, slashing across Gilly's face. The wound would spread a slight cold, but that was just the beginning. The shadow spread its arms and practically dove at the small target, claws reaching around to tear into her back.
Lindow: The shadow's eyes glowed a moment as it turned back to Lindow and gripped his shoulders, digging its claws into his flesh and spreading a coldness throughout the wound. It made no sound as it suddenly moved its head forward. Lindow was able to see a bit of the things face but more than that he would notice the dagger like appendage coming from where its mouth would likely be, going for his good eye.
Anis: The shadow facing the bird and the woman seemed to not understand why there were two creatures standing before it. Its eyes flashed as its neck was pierced by the peck, however it didn't seem to stop it much. It surged forward as its claw glanced off the armor the girl had given herself. The blade cut through its side but, similar to the neck wound, it didn't seem to do much to hurt the creature, the only indication of anything happening was its eyes flashing again. Its attempt to retaliate was interrupted by the bird.
The shadow lashed out at the large creature, cutting with both of its claws into the birds chest, which would cause a cold to spread immediately, and then lunging forward with a pointed object sticking out of its face, going for a piercing attack on the bird.
Qali: The wound on the elf girl's leg would start to grow cold as she readied her bow. The creature would pause for a moment before, without seemingly to actually turn, facing her. Its eyes flashed for a moment before it charged her, moving swiftly. She would indeed be able to fire off a shot but then the creature would attempt to drag her to the ground. Already, as it approached, a small pointed object emerged from its face.
Reinaan: The shadow facing the Draken had slipped away after its initial attack. It seemed almost reluctant to approach the Draken again...And so, it didn't. It hovered around, fading from view, reappearing a short distance away, until suddenly it moved forward...but not towards Reinaan.
Ryia: The shadow moved with a uniform predictability and its claws glanced off the shield the girl was holding. As she hit it with the shield, she'd discover little resistance. Not quite like bashing against air but close. The creature merely flitted around the shield after being pushed back and latched onto her arm. Its claws bit into her arm and sent a cold sensation through that spot. It's eyes flashed for a moment then it lunged forward with a blade sticking from its mouth, attempting to pierce her arm.
That wasn't all of her worries, however, as another shadow, the one that Reinaan had been facing, was now moving in on her from the other side, claws swinging as it neared her.
Keres: It was an unfortunate situation that they found themselves in, Keres realized. They had all the disadvantages and it was unsure they could handle them. It would be difficult to help one another in this position, given the individual threats to each of their lives. She wondered if this was truly a test or if the council truly wanted them dead. However she did take note that these creatures weren't as aggressive as she would have expected. As the things eyes flashed upon contact with the water, it seemed to almost slip away from the liquid.
It didn't immediately attack, which allowed Keres to keep control of the water, forming it into a more whip-like form. She moved to wrap the creature in the water, holding its arms to its side.
However it didn't hold, as the creature, without Keres being able to quite see how, slipped out of the grip and lunged at her.
She was unable to pull her water back to protect her and stumbled backwards, tripping and falling to the ground as the creature followed her down.
Its claw bit into her sides as it gripped her, and immediately a cold sensation spread from the wound. Poison? Perhaps, but that didn't feel right either.
She almost didn't notice the blade coming from the thing's mouth, so lost in her pondering, but as it came down at her she was able to move her head to the side to avoid it.
This close to the creature she noticed that it had no smell, and also made no discernible sound. As the creature pulled its head back she saw the eyes flash again and she began to form a plan.
When the creature thrust again she moved her arms, which the creature hadn't grabbed, and gripped the sides of the things face. It felt cool to the touch, and barely had any solid feel. It was almost mud-like in consistency. Her actions halted the creatures movement but her strength was weak and she knew it would soon overpower her.
And so she gathered her water again, trying hard to concentrate on the spell while this strange creature pressed upon her.