Feeling awfully spry after his attack, and possibly betraying something about himself in the process, Agethar rolled to one side and swung his axes at the orc's legs. The orc was caught off-guard, and the axes lodged in his limbs, but did not sever them. With a roar of anger, the orc whirled, and Agethar barely managed to dislodge his axe blades from the orc's bones in time to keep them in his hands.
Seeming to ignore his pain in a display that would've impressed a berserker, the orc charged, but Agethar managed to swing his axe in time to strike the creature in the neck. It went down long enough for the Venator to set to hacking its head off.
Unfortunately, that left him open to a goblin arrow, which went whizzing past his ear. By some stroke of luck, the goblin on a nearby rooftop had been a bad shot and simply missed.
Bale's magic was unable to simply snap the spear, and he found himself contending with an armed orc, anyway. The orc jabbed at him with the polearm, keeping him on the defensive.
Nearby, Nefer cast a spell - and the goblin archer shrieked, dropped his bow, and ran before she had even finished, and certainly long before he actually let loose an arrow. The orcs, however, kept charging madly - and were all but incinerated in a great wave of fire that appeared from thin air at Nefer's command.
Meanwhile, Hallvard looked up at the giant towering over him. “<P-pathetic? L-look what they did to Vragi!>” He gestured. “<B-by the gods, give up before your head gets melted!>”
"<I fear my leaders far more than magi I can step on!>" the other giant roared.
“<L-look, point is, I have my reasons!>” He finally pointed out, pushing himself back up into a sitting position. “<I-I think you can understand!”>
Beneath them, Alden attempted to attack the giant's ankle, but the jotunn's armor deflected him completely. Sigmar set to work freeing Hallvard from his chains, which was quite a noisy affair and drew the black-bearded giant's attention...
But before the giant could react, Katja suddenly caught his axe on her hammer, twisting it free of his grip. The massive weapon sailed through the air and crashed into a nearby orc building that, luckily, wasn't the watchtower the other prisoners had hidden in.
“<I don’t want to kill you.>” She admitted, tightening her grip on her own weapon. “<But I will flatten you and every single one of your little soldiers if you don’t retreat. Now.>” Katja growled dangerously, readying her maul for another blow.
Sigmar finished freeing Hallvard of his chains, but now, everyone was reluctant to move...
Except for Caiden and Percula, who had troubles of their own. Percula shot her ice magic onto one of the orcs surrounding Caiden, freezing him solid - and extending that ice upward just in time to form a shield that sent the goblin's arrow pinging away uselessly.
“Get him, Caid!” She called over encouragingly, turning her attention fully to the goblin archer.
But there was no need to. The goblin archer looked up at the giants as they fought, going an even paler green than his sickly flesh already was. The orc before Caiden, however, resumed trying to wrestle with him, only for Caiden to get a good hold of the monster's thick neck and, with brute strength, somehow manage to snap it like a twig.
Then, silence truly fell. The giant stood in place, glaring at Katja in disbelief, shaking in anger.
Finally, he growled out, "<You will pay for this. All of you.>" He sneered and looked away from her, muttering under his breath, "<I thank you for my life, whatever good it will do when I return to my General...>"
He glared around at his forces, a few of the orcs still fighting, before he barked, "<Pull back! NOW!>"
With that, he turned and stormed off so abruptly it left the very earth shaking in his wake. Behind him, most of the goblins and orcs skittered or ran, trying to keep up with the giant's enraged stomping. Others took off in random directions, perhaps glad to be free of their giant masters, though no doubt they would simply turn to lives of violence and slaughter under some other chieftain.
At the edge of a nearby canyon, the black-bearded giant paused just long enough to call back to them, "<None of these small weaklings will survive the Edge! Best make peace with even your little mageling friends, for the day they stumble blindly into a dragon's lair, even they will meet their doom.>"
With that, he whirled and led his armies back into a nearby ravine. Even now, they could still hear the huge creature moving off.
Once again, silence lay like a blanket upon the group. Many of them looked at each other, not sure where to go now or what to do. But, finally, Caiden was the first to speak.
"We don't have long," he said, nodding back in the direction of Vragi's corpse fluids still seeping into the breeding pit. "Anyone who's coming with me, let's move. I'm gonna take the other prisoners someplace they can safely rest for the night."