With the group moving out to strike, their offensive had been met with great success. As Rona dove down towards the axe wielding skeleton, she managed to cleave off one of the arms of the skeleton along with some of the bones that were attached to it. Meanwhile, next to her, Leon struck with his own blade at the lance wielding skeleton before him. Cleaving into its ribs a bit more, the creature was soon left with little to make for a torso, though whatever fueled its unnatural strength seemed to care little for this fact as it struck out with its lance towards him. Thankfully, Leon had managed to parry the blow away with his shield causing the skeleton to stumble back a bit.
On the starboard end of the boat, meanwhile, the others seemed to be handling themselves fine as well. As Raynor drove his lance into the skeleton before him, it might've stuck into the ribs of creature if the act had not torn a large whole through them all. As Raynor struck the creature, it as well seemed to respond in kind as it stabbed into the hide of the salamander he was riding atop of, though this did little to actually impede or harm the creature. Ada as well, had fired off yet another blast of dark magic which struck the carrion soundly and tore a large chunk of its flesh and feathers off. With its eyes clouded by the shroud from Ada's attack, and Ada herself having a small of residual darkness surrounding her the bird's offensive retort was met with a miss.
With Ada's advance, however, as she had planned, the Phantom took great notice of her. In fact, were Ada paying attention to it, it would have seemed to have had its attention on her since it got above the boat. So, quite like she expected, the dark cloaked creature cloaked in shadow made its way towards Ada. With one of their empty sleeves of the cloak lifting itself up, a coarse blue and white light started to gather around where a hand would have been. The light seeming to be a mixture of both fire and lightning, the ball was sent towards Ada, striking her truly and causing a great deal of pain to her, more so then any of the attacks she had been inflicted thus far had given her. With the attack having landed, Ada retorted with one of her own, sending a blast of dark magic at the figure, and causing the shadows around it to flicker and warble as the body itself was pushed back, though recovered easily.
What made matters worse, however, was that after the attack had landed, it seemed as though something had changed within the skeletons and carrion. With those that were able, the carrions had all begun to flock towards Ada, with the one she was currently fighting against still moving to peck at her, this time with more success and second one diving in to strike at her as well. Though Susanoo had done a great deal of damage to the archer, it too began to move forwards, now completely ignoring the Yonan and moving to strike at Ada. With bow drawn back, it fired an arrow that sailed right past Layne and into the back of the shaman. The axe wielding skeleton too had begun its march forward, and though it was unable to get close enough to strike at Ada, it was close enough to another living being. Readying its axe, it took a large swing into Layne, carving a large cut into the boy's side, before dislodging itself and seemingly having its attention drawn right back to the shaman.
The skeletons that had no hope of making it to the girl instead focused on their opponents in front of them. For Rona, the axe wielding skeleton swung once more and managed to pierce through cormag's hide, though if only slightly with its strike. A retaliation was soon had by the wyvern rider, being able to cleave shatter the skeleton with one mighty drop of her axe onto it. The lancer that had been fighting Leon made way to pierce into him as well, the lance striking him in the cut. Wincing in pain, the boy made one quick slash of his own, separating the skeleton's head from its body and causing the creature to fall to the ground. As the lancer Raynor was fighting struck him, this time for a slightly more effective amount of pain, its life too was cut short as the man managed to break apart what little structure was left of the skeletal foe.
With their foes defeated, Leon looked towards the phantom, and though it was obvious he still shouted out, "everyone! Move to cover those two."