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"Damn," Vilen Gallows spat as he came upon the scene of the inn about to be burned. Automatically his hand went to the sword strapped to his back as his mind started racing. There were options of course, but none of them seemed particularly viable at this juncture.

The inn was surrounded. He could draw the guards to him, but what good would that do once they got to him? They would only kill him and return to the task at hand. There were too many, he was alone, and he wasn't capable of drawing one at a time. Besides, that would take far too long. By then they would already have the place burnt down. He could try killing them off one by one from a distance, but once again, he was only one man. What's more, he had no idea how many allies he would have in the building. There could be one person in there, or the whole pack could be inside.

The only thing Vilen did know for sure was that he was running out of time. So, he focused his attention on the man with the torch, hoping to at least buy a little time for those inside.

"Come here," he said, loudly but softly somehow at the same time as his green eyes glinted. The guard holding the torch, who was literally inches from setting the place on fire, stopped and looked his way, as did a few others, and then they started walking. However, their companions obviously noticed what was going on.

"On your guards, men! One of them must be out here! Using tricks against us!"

"Well done," Vilen murmured sarcastically, staying completely still from his vantage point so as to stay undetected for as long as possible. The soldier with the torch and his few friends were still walking towards Vilen, which was undesirable but necessary.

"There! There he is!" Another of the guards shouted as he pointed straight at Vilen. Now there was nothing for it. Quickly, he removed his bow from its place on his back, knocked an arrow, and loosed it at the soldier with the torch, hitting him straight in the head. The man dropped it, but it was quickly recovered by one of his brethren, who took it up and started running back towards the inn. Vilen, realizing that his lure would be useless in this situation given the amount of guards, he decided that the best thing to do would be to attack. He was sure that by now, any pack members inside would have been alerted to his presence by the cries of the guards, so at least they should know that he was there to help. What they would do with that information, though, he wasn't sure.