Runs with Axes
Finishing the final touches on her creations and arming them, Maria was sitting down on one of the discarded crates as she hummed to herself on the solid ground, while it seemed Chanterelle had run into a bit of trouble herself, Maria would be of little help in involving herself with that and so she did not. For now her priority was getting her dearies ready for sortie. It was unlikely the Denizens of this island would just let them rest her in peace. While that would be nice, the doll maker knew this island was now the workshop of other creatures and beings and was their dominion.
And just like that the world tilted beneath her, casting Maria to the ground as some terrible noise filled the air, turning her head to the source as she picked herself, Maria was more than slightly annoyed by the giant crab creatures and the screeching they produced. The real question was how to block it out and to get close enough to use her creations to do battle. Melee range against giant crabs was not the wisest of actions, but the only open to her and she had operated against dangerous things akin to this before. With a huff she forms lines to her medium doll and commands it to follow as she then forms lines to the other four small ones, using magic to force the others into a "flying" formation, Maria darts off as suddenly and more jarring all sound ceases within the area.
"..." Even her own words could not reach her but within the confines of her mind. What? Orders would soon follow, ones that Maria felt were a very bad idea. Nearly all the mages here had widely differing attack profiles, from AOE, to melee, to mid ranged caster. If they all knew fire balls and could focus fire, it might be a good idea, but in practice she was worried they would just get in one another's way. There was still the issue of the other two "small" ones and the big boss, did Rand seriously intend to take them all on himself? Annoying... Let's see how many follow the plan, or how long till I get caught up in another's attack... My dress is partially armored so I should be fine.
With a distance that could only be marked in feet Maria closed in at range and quickly moves her hands, causing the four dolls to lash out, one with a maul, two with lances and shields and the fourth with dual hand axes as they aimed for the "soft" underbelly of the beast as the lancers go for the segmentations towards the arms, the maul armed doll goes for the right most eye as the axe man attacked the forward most right leg.
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