Stephen's wards glow with supernatural powers driving back the demons. One of the hounds vanishings from sight while another swarm of demonic birds seems to vaporize. The rest fight against the power of the wards, maintaining a tenuous grip on this dimension. Above them the Nightingale (illusion) swoops toward Par, sensing he is a threat (Deadly Illusion: Roll Smarts -2 vs a 7). The second shadowy figure, still airborne swoops away deeper into the ruins disappearing into an old crumbling tower.
Radecliffe's commands the elemental forces to harry the demons arrayed against them. Winds whip, trees writhe and grab, and the earth shakes throwing them all a kilter. A gust of wind pushes the doppelganger aside temporarily disrupting the illusion - allowing Radecliffe to see it for what it really is. Smoke and mirrors.
Palach wades into the fray with his silver blades flashing, the demons - momentarily distracted by Stephen's magic - take the blows are with two of them fall to the group cut into vicious pieces.
Par summons a massive seraph to fight alongside the group but the target is not there, only its illusory self. Instead the Seraph send another demon back to its plane of damnation.
The Nightingale (illusion) is in the skies and out of reach of Steelbrok's sword so instead he too cuts down some of the swarms surrounding the group. From the other flank Jose is all tooth and claw as he gleefully shreds demons around him.
Seeing the onslaught two hounds move around the corner and wait for the group to come to them so they can pounce!