Korvarl stared blankly at the enormous demon standing (well, laying down, strictly-speaking) between him and any chance he had at reclaiming his old honor and glory. He had expected impossible odds, but the kinds in bards’ tales that had a chance of being overcome. This, though? This was really impossible. Silvershield’s gaze flickered between the enormous lizard and his comparatively puny axe, a frown finally crossing his features. Yeah, I needed to pack something bigger.
"We have to leave, now. This thing... even a legion of your Templar would scarcely stand a chance" the elf said---the latter comment addressed mostly to Malvolio. "Forget the sword, let us just turn around and go, before it wakes up."
"We cannae, as much as I want tae," Agethar hissed back, for once in his life speaking quietly "we found out somethin' about th' nature o' this mission. The contract Agni had us sign...it has some sort o' power that'll force us tae git th' blasted thing, come hell or 'igh water."
Korvarl swore under his breath. “Damned hells, I should’ve seen tha’ comin’.” He grumbled into his beard.
The Templar, meanwhile, surprisingly suggested a retreat rather than a head-on assault. Korvarl was beginning to think he had the right idea, taking a step away from the demon - and, naturally, keeping close to Elnira the whole time. She’d get eaten last if they got caught, god-like demon lords bedamned.
Percula stared in awe at the enormous creature - well, demon - curled up before them. It was… well, both incredible and terrifying to watch as it snoozed away, larger than anything she’d ever seen; and considering the sorts of perspective-bending shenanigans she’d gotten in before this point, that was really saying something. She was pretty sure none of these guys had confronted a giant while just a couple inches tall.
Granted, this was an entirely different situation, so that was something of a moot point.
“...Maaaaybe we should head back up and look for… I unno, something useful.” Percula whispered quietly - granted, mostly to Caiden because he was beside her. “Maybe something lying around could help us distract it?” Percula offered to the rest of the group, already beginning to make her way back up the stairs with her usual light tread. As long as they didn’t wake the demon up, they had time to figure out a plan or find something more useful than what they already had, right?
As she headed up, Saffron belatedly remembered the books Huo had grabbed. Maybe somebody in the party could read those… once they were safely far enough from the demon to not wake it up while they discussed that course of action.