Kael was heading to the other group. The remaining enemies have assembled and combined their forces. Kael anticipated it and it was the right thing to do from the start. Their first plan was to search Kael in three groups and when they found him, it was time to assault him together with the others.
It was their plan but it was spoiled by Kael. He was cunning enough to out-wit them. Kael has eliminated one of the search groups and has a crippled one. They were left with no choice but to combine their forces.
He moved swiftly in the darkness. Leaving no trace of his presence. His footsteps were like a cat that runs at full speed. Even he was running, he just barely made a noise. It was the culmination of his training in the past.
He was approaching like a swift wind. He saw them huddled together, leaving no openings for Kael to strike them. He saw that they were protecting their torchbearer. They were nine in number. The original patrol has been added by four other kobolds that belonged to the group whom Kael attacked. They felt a sense of confidence when they were huddled together. With their numbers increased, their morale has risen by one.
Kael was observing them by the distance. They made a circular formation with shields lifted up to cover their chest. If Kael will attack in the front, it will be as good as surrendering in sneaking. His efforts to hide himself to surprise-attack them will be gone to waste.
He was hiding on one of the containers of boiling metal. He was waiting for an opportunity to attack when a hot bubble of metal popped and was flown to the ground.
"Wait! I have a good idea!", he shouted in his mind.
He was encompassing in the dark and was finding a bucket. He found one in the surroundings. It was a bucket of water that was in their eating washing area.
He poured out the water and then he approached the tub of boiling hot metal. Kael wrapped his hands with a cloth. He scooped a burning metal and it was in lava form.
Kael was carrying live lava of burning metal and he was enduring its heat.
He sneaked and followed them as they went towards his opposite direction. Kael throws a stone towards the opposite direction and it sounded like a clanging metal.
They all looked to the direction where it sounds. Kael sneaked and was moving fast. He needs to approach them with silence for them not to hear his presence. He was getting nearer and nearer but the distance was still far.
"I need to get closer!", he said in his mind as his sweat trickled his cheeks.
He was getting nearer and approached the right and exact direction he needs to be at. He then prepared his strength to sprinkle the hot molten lava. At the right time, he splashed it in the air.
"May you rest in peace!", he exclaimed in his mind.
The kobolds were splashed with hot molten lava of melted metal. The gaps in their armors where their skin was not covered were burned by it. They howled in their agony and they were in pain.
They were rolling on the floor by the unbearable and searing pain that they felt. Their skin was sizzling and Kael can hear its sound.
He was just standing in awe. Not even planned in ending their fates. They bellowed in agony until their last breath. Their lives ended and they became his experience points. The more he slaughtered, the more he leveled up.
Kael walked past their dead bodies and proceeded towards the door of the seventh floor. It leads towards the stairs downwards–the eight floors, the floor where they were resting.
It was the floor where they were breeding but it was also the floor where they have the largest in number. It will be much a greater risk but the elites were eliminated. Only the pups were left.
Kael has his confidence but the guardian of the Hentana cave was still living. He approached the stairs and while he was walking, he saw big bright red eyes. It was the largest kobold he has seen.