They quickly shouted up to up and the automaton began to lower the slab again.
With a sickening slowness the slab came down crushing two orcs who were still half way across but letting one quick thinking orc through. He was dispatched easily but the heroes realised that they needed better tactics before raising the slab again.
With Bayern and Vogir out of action, they had neither the ranged firepower nor their beacon of hope and healing.
Could they use the killing field of crossbow turrets to their advantage?
What would stop the orcs from running through the pass and commanding the far end of the pass as they had the citadel end?
Could the automaton do anything other than pull a lever?