Aegis began casting yet another spell as Zaad's minions poured out of the fortress. He worked his fingers in intricate motions as the words flowed from his mouth, the language of magic that had not been heard on Elysium for many thousands of years sounded like glass breaking. The blue robed wizard's voice reverberated through the air like the thunder of a massive storm until finally the spell reached it's climax. Aegis opened his eyes as the ground began to rumble in the field between him and the fortress. Suddenly the earth erupted, exploding into the air the entire width of the field and rolling back in waves toward the fortress. Zaad's minions were hurled into the air, hundreds at a time, then falling hundreds of feet to their deaths. As soon as the first spell was cast, while the ground was still erupting in a violent torret, Aegis began yet another powerful spell, one that had been forgotten since the mage wars. As he cast the sky grew dark and many dangerous clouds converged over the field. Aegis sagged as the spell concluded and thousands of bolts of lightning burst from the sky, raining death on those left alive on the field, and many still cowering inside the walls of the fortress. Aegis sagged further and fell to the ground spent from the casting of three immensly powerful spells in so short a time. He reached into the folds of his cloak and pulled forth his pendant. Calling the hounds forth from their astral home he gazed out into the ruined field, littered with the bodies of the dead and dying. Still there were some left alive, and more still came through the massive iron gates. "Go now my friends, finish what I have started." He commanded the hounds, and the bounded away, snarling and ripping the flesh of any foe who came near. Aegis glanced to the trees where his companions waited. "Your time has come as well." He said as he motioned for them to take the field.