Legion listened carefully, his body now crouched low toward the ground, ready to roll at the slightest hint of aggressive movement from the abomination of stone and dirt, watching carefully with eyes unseen from within the darkness of his skull. His initial assumption seemed even more likely now that he had closed the distance and gained a better appreciation for what stood before him. Just one hit. That was all it would take. A single broad swing and Legion would be reduced to a pile of shattered bone and dented metal plating. Not an ideal end to his undead existence. But if he had had lips to smile he would have grinned at what the creature did next. The creature had expanded its reach, creating a fundamental weakness in the process. One that could be exploited with the right approach. The creature readied itself to fight many, but what if it was attacked by only one. In that case then all of its reach was for naught. Legion flexed his fists experimentally, causing arcs of flame to leap between his fingers.
“Creature of blades, you want to learn the craft do you? Then first you need to help me deal with this monster of earth and stone,” Legion said in a level, calm voice that echoed as it always did with the sound of many. Legion opened his right hand and held his fingers in toward his palm. For a brief moment there was a faint gathering of flame. Legion crushed his hand into a fist, causing flame to spread up and around his entire right arm. The sleeve of his ragged robe disintegrating in mere moments. And yet the flame spread no further, leaving the rest of his robe unburned. It danced in the air above him with gentle, controlled power. The light in his eyes glowed a deep dark crimson red.
“Attack that monster head on, give it no chance to fight back at all! Tear it apart with no hesitation. Fear not its arms, they will not reach you!” The fire around his arm burned more furiously in response to his words. “Horseman, use you mount and break past him at the first opportunity, cut a path for the others! Endanger no one!” Legion said as he flexed and opened his left hand, creating another flame around that, just like the first spreading up his arm. He stood up straight with his arms held out and his hands open. The hood fell from his head and rested on his shoulders. Legion wished that he could smile. “And then bring down those pillars!”