Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Play By Post Party Leader The Blademaster says...
Bastion quickly checks to make sure no more hostiles before walking over to Avan. Unable to help in the healing, he simply acts to help support the man as he recovers. "He is gone for good isn't he? I am… sorry. He was a worthy companion."
Arilynia gets to the top of the cliff and finds a scene of carnage. A fair number of large humanoid bodies lie scattered about, along with an apparently dead panther. Four figures are up and moving, a bear, a halfling, and a human on the ground and apparently healing himself.
The last one, at first glance, appears to be a man in very heavy armor. As he notices you, and starts moving in your direction, it becomes apparent that the thick purplish metal plating IS his body. The metal man unhooks an odd looking crossbow, points it in your direction, and utters, "Identify your purpose here."
Bastion is intrigued and concerned by the appearance of a human woman in this place. Her being with the gnolls seemed unlikely, but that did not preclude the possibility of some other form of mischief, and the group was more vulnerable than usual right now.