After Leon had managed to fell the bandit, Aleithe had run into to follow up on his attack. The Kinshi-less rider had slashed their blade across the Archer's torso, causing him to kneel down in pain, only for an orb of dark smoke to strike him in the face. With a snapping noise, the man's neck bent unnaturally far back as the archer felt to the ground. While the bandits were only further enraged by this, the closest one was stopped as he was struck by two daggers into his torso.
Snarling in rage, the fighter looked back saying, "I'll kill the devil, you two kill the girl!"
"The one with the sword or the dagger?"
With that, the fighter ran past Cassia and brought up his axe. With a swing, he managed to strike Ada and bring her to nearly critical status. With a wide grin on his face, feeling as though success was inevitable. This feeling was cut short as he was blown back by a blast of dark magic to the gut, falling to the ground and lying there motionless. The other bandits had begun to charge up going through the corridor as well, both shocked and enraged that Ada had managed to kill yet another one of the bandits. Honoring his comrades last words, the man with the sword had managed to strike Cassia in the side, dealing a large blow to her and causing her to double over in pain. it was during this time, that an axe had swung over where she was just a moment before, missing due to this.
In the back, some of the bandits almost met back up with their leader.
The thief, who was starting to make his way to where the violence was happening heard something. He heard the fighting and the noises were only getting less and less. However, he didn't hear the usual bragging that the rest of the bandits would've done if things were going their way. Which meant things were probably not. Being none too adept at combat, the thief figured now would be a good time to bolt out of here, hiding behind and peering over a pillar to see if the group was coming towards him.
With all of the attacks having passed, Leon's eyes widened in panic as he saw his comrades get nearly struck down. This panic then turned into a look of fury, gripping his blade tighter as his voice seemed somehow more level and stoic than normal. "Ada, Cassia, get back." Going past Cassia, Leon gripped his blade with both hands. As he got into position, the mercenary turned around, too late, as the boy's blade has slashed across his arm. Yelling in pain, the man looked poised to fight back against Leon, raising up his blade only for the boy to lock blades, forcing the man into a clash.
Rona swung her axe at the mercenary, and in her panic the injured man had managed to easily dodge out of the way. Bringing up his sword, he had managed to strike Rona and then with another swing he struck her yet again. Though his blows were doing very little for damage, and he himself was near death, the sword wielding bandit was feeling all the more confident that he would be able to kill this girl. This was immediately lost as Rona's axe had finally managed to find purchase in the man, dropping him to the ground and finally killing him. At around this time, the fighter Layne was fighting seemed in a frenzy and was trying to bring the healer down, only for the healer to, unexpectedly, fight back and strike him down with a white and blue pulse of energy. While the pulses were not all that strong, the man's body was barely holding on to begin with, and so Layne had managed to drop the fighter.
Raynor, meanwhile, was locked in a duel with a different enemy. Thrusting forward with his lance, the barbarian had managed to dodge, retaliating with a strike of his axe. The found purchase in Raynor's side, and as the man was starting to look ragged, the barbarian, with a gleeful smile on his face, struck at Raynor yet again with his axe. As the axe had managed to cleave yet another large wound into Raynor, it was clear that the man was barely hanging on. However, Raynor had managed to counter back against the axe bandit, spearing him through the chest, and causing the man to fall to the ground dead.
The bandits who were behind the group were starting to track down whoever else was in the forest. Seeing this, Yue had managed to move back a bit and try to keep herself hidden. This was quickly thwarted as the bandits had finally broken through the treeline, and seeing the frail looking girl, were only filled with more confidence to proceed. With nowhere to really run, that wouldn't abandon her friends, Yue had burst from the treeline and ended up meeting back up with Layne.
The group of skeletons had begun their move, walking towards the group of bandits, weapons at the ready. While the skeletons started to mindlessly move forward, they stopped as the one with the axe raised his hand. Making a few hand motions, the skeletons seemed to suddenly start moving in a more organized fashion, asynchronously and allowing others to move ahead of them. Not expecting this, the sword wielding bandit was not ready as a sword wielding skeleton rushed at him, slashing him across the side. Doubling over in pain, the apparent leader of the skeletons slowly walked up to the pained bandit, and with both hands around his axe made of bones and some kind of twisted metal. In what appeared to be an instant, the skeleton swiped its axe down, effortlessly cleaving the head of the bandit off his neck.
Though the other bandits were horrified by this display, they could not move as the other skeletons began to charge them. One with gnarled looking lance had struck forward at an axe wielding bandit, though he had managed to avoid the awkward stab. The other bandits were not so lucky, as the archer had a lance thrust into him, and the other axe bandit was struck by a sword. Readied now, the axe fighter had struck at the sword wielding skeleton, breaking an arm off of the monster. Bringing his axe back around, he struck the blade into the rib of the skeletons, causing it to explode into a pile bones. The other fighter struck back at the lancer that had attacked him, managing to cleave into its torso, as the archer had re-positioned himself and managed to shoot the head off the monster.