Rallaak puts his attentions on putting out the fire, and he quickly notes two pitchers of water as well as a tapestry he can pull from the wall to smother the fire.
On the other hand, and taking a much different approach, Terrence pulls Little Terry, his puppet, from his pocket, and the miniature version shouts at the nearest ogre, mocking, "Why did the ogre cross the road? Because he didn't understand what a road is!"
The second ogre pauses and blinks at Little Terry. Then, beginning with a snicker and turning into a terrible roar of laughter, the ogre falls to the ground, rolling about, holding his stomach, and crushing several mercenaries. The great beast seems to take immense amusement from Little Terry’s joke.
While the Ogre is distracted, Tyrects roars so loud his vision shakes, and he leaps at the ogre. The ogre reaches for the leaping lizard-man, but Tyrects grabs the outstretched left hand with his own and swings himself onto the ogre’s back. He wraps his arm around the ogre's neck and his legs around the ogre's waist. The momentum pulls them both to the ground with a loud crash.
Little Terry shouts encouragingly across the room to Tyrects, "Good luck!"
As Rallaak extinguishes the flames, Quiberron gasps out a quick breath of thanks before muttering an incantation as he gestures toward the ogre Tyrects has grappled. Three darts of force streak toward it.
In a dangerous political climate, several expeditions are made to the infamous Wilds in hopes of expanding the country, Urbane, and avoiding an all out civil war. But, when the lord in charge of the excursions is almost assassinated, tensions increase and put new pressures on the brave explorers.