The hold spell coiled about the mage in an instant, interrupting him mid-gesture. One hand resting on the chess board, he looked faintly ridiculous. Silvanus's ice breath washed over the pair as Assassin phased onto the scene. Wherever the place was, it must be close for him to reach it without passing through the portal.
The wash of ice struck Jin squarely, sending him reeling. Unfortunately, it seemed to halt a few inches from the mage, held at bay by his own abilities.
The mage wasn't done yet. As Siolen stepped through the portal on Silvanus's heels, a bright glow spread from his hand over the chess set, engulfing the pieces. Even as it faded, the pieces came to life, jumping down from the board and making for the intruders.
Two words issued from the mage's lips - "The Dragon." Face pale, Jin seized him by the collar and dragged him ignominiously towards the statue, shouting for the guards.
Edited by: [url=http://pub30.ezboard.com/brpgww60462.showUserPublicProfile?gid=kelne>Kelne</A] at: 2/18/04 4:48 pm