Flames roared as Kit-Kat Gardner threw a brief glance behind her to face the incoming onslaught of demonic insects. She’d seen her fair share of swarms of bugs before, but this...was something else entirely. They were the size of dwarves--stingers and wings bigger than her own weapon that her father had passed down to her. As she ran towards the shore where the remains of ships lay floating in the water, she noticed the buzzing of one of the inferi creatures growing louder behind her--soon that stinger would be making contact if she did nothing about it.
The girl heard a loud rumbling followed by the KRAK of some unfortunate soul’s skeleton as the ground shook beneath her; something, although she didn’t know what, had crashed down behind her. She turned her head and realized she was face-to-face with one of those accursed insects she had seen. The horrifying creature shot forward, and the halfling hopped backwards and swung her shovel-axe at the creature, parrying the blow as she steadied herself and continued to run.
The sounds of battle had become deafening, yet unnoticeable. Screams of pain, leaders shouting orders on both sides, the ear-piercing buzzing of the demon-bugs, and so much more flooded her ears. Nevertheless she kept running, veering to the left as a group of five inferi bugs aimed their stingers towards her.
Kit heard a loud clink as the stinger of one of these inferi struck her pauldron--followed by another tearing through her cape, two attacking her torso and upper left arm respectively, and one last creature had yet to strike. Pain quickly shot through the girl’s nerves as her armor and dress were pierced by the stingers, as these unholy abominations ate through her flesh and bone. The halfling screamed in agony as she collapsed on the ground--still fighting despite the skin of her right arm having fallen onto the ground beside her.
According to those who saw the hellish battle’s end, that’s how Kit-Kat Gardner died. Fighting.