Desperately, Randall reached out to touch Llandra, filling himself with power. "Arkala," he screamed, weaving the magic into the spell that would call forth the flames. A jet of fire exploded from his hands, hurling the creature away from him, where it landed in a heap of burning flesh.
Looking around wildly, he spotted Nia facing off against another of the beasts, sword in hand. It was an enormous black panther, every bit as large as a hunting dog, with fangs stretching down unnaturally past the jaw line. Berry faced off against another of the big cats, and a third was crouched in the grass, ready to pounce on Nia from behind.