There's an initial wave of shock that comes over Sylvi as she stares intently at the tail end of her projectile, now deeply embedded in the terror bird's forehead. There's just a cocktail of emotions which comes across as a mixture of euphoria, pride and a sense of awe (The "Holy [censored] I can't believe I did it!" feeling you get sometimes ) , while also maintaining the stress and fear she'd felt though out the encounter thus far.
She continues to stare until the alpha female slumps to the floor as a motionless corpse, only to refocus her gaze on the remaining terrors which snaps her back to reality quite quickly.
"Aw... Hell..." she grumbles. Yes, she'd wanted to enrage these beast into an attack, but not all of them at once...
(I feel I will regret this...)Phaing wrote: Instead, they go a little mad, and charge you from three sides. Two are right up front, and one each are trying to flank you. The stairs make that difficult, but these birds are so tall that they have a shot at it. Lets see here...
Nah, the flankers are nothing to worry about.
However, up front, one of them gets past the spears and the shields to land a gory hit on some poor fellow wearing a red shirt. He's bad, but not dead. In return, one man up front and another behind him manage to wound that Bird just as badly, forcing it to back off.
While Sylvi had initially accepted that there was bound to be some losses in this plan of her's, she'd failed to anticipate just how witnessing such things would affect her.
She does something stupid...
Sylvi, knowing the wounded man would perish without aid, abandons her comfortable position in the forth line in order to help save him. She shoves past the man in the third row before firmly bringing her hand down upon the next man's shoulder. "Drop the weapon, and pull him back! Keep pressure on the wound until I get to him!" snarling slightly as she gives the order. She nods to the man behind (Third row) with a bestial look in her eye. "Move up!"
She positions herself now firmly in the freshly made gap in the front row, eyeing off the 5th terror. Sylvi tosses her spear into the arms of the man behind her, leaving her ultimately weaponless in the eyes of the monster.Phaing wrote:This also means that there is a gap in the shield-wall, but no Bird in position to take advantage of that yet.... but there is a fifth Bird hanging back, there just hasn't been room for it to get in there until now.
She never steps beyond the range of the pikes flanking her position, moves forward just enough to entice the creature in. Her features take on their more bestial appearance. Growling, snarling, her ears rigid and pulled back; typical things you'd see in a wolf making a territorial challenge.
Assuming the bird takes the bait