The Heroes attack the Shadar-Kai and Gnolls in the room with a barrage of spring attacks and missile fire.
The Gnolls they by-passed in the shifting room, have followed them and now are set to attack from behind. The Heroes decide to move into the training room and spike the stone doors closed ensuring that they are attacked from only one direction.
The Shadar-Kai weapons master provides a pertinent display on the use of the spiked chain as a reach weapon, and for the purposes of tripping.
However, excellent work from the Heroes, even those who have been tripped and are left lying on the ground, brings what was a sticky situation to a positive end. Girshi manages to keep trading blows with the Weapons Master, while Tern casts healing spells from the floor. Janice and Kaeraelia make short work of the remaining Gnolls.
After defeating the ground forces the Heroes continue to be subject to missle fire from covered positions. In these circumstances they drag the body of the Weapons Master to a adjacent corridor, and wait for enemy reinforcements to arrive.