((Sorry guys, been trying to think how to go about this. Every time I go to post something distracts me!))
Selren curses when he sees that the others have opted to disregard the lord's orders and go towards the stairs in the hall, rather than the garden. He tries to think quickly but not all of the ghouls were reacting to the sword. A great many were pouring in through the broken windows and launching themselves at Karthus, and some probably harming him. But they were only headed for unimaginable pain. If they could feel it at all.
The spirits of the dead circled Karthus who held his tome in one hand, and a sword in the other. And for a brief, stupid moment Selren thought to himself, "I never knew Karthus had a sword." But even so, whether he did befre or not. He did now. And the spirits ofthe dead were ravaging the material creatures that threatened to tear Darkeye Manor to pieces. It was then that Selren felt a sudden nausea. His knees buckled, hairs on the back of his neck stood as he fell to his knees.
"Ugh..." He tried to get up, to look up and see if he was in inniment danger, or to grab his bow and aid the lich. He couldn't. Yet, as he tried to will his body to do these things. It began to act, and at first he was grateful. Until he realized, he was not acting on his own, or in the way he wanted. "kehehhehe... dance, dance, dance!" Selren heard the cackling voice of someone or something, he fought to look and see where it came from but his body had strange strings attached to him. He stood, bow in hand, notching one arrow after another until he had 3 and summoned his arcane arrows. "What is this! Un...hand.... me!"
"Ooooh keheheheh...! Do not fight me, puppet! Do not fight! Dance for me. Let your beautiful arrows fly" The voice commanded. Selren was able to momentarily restrain the urge to do so until it spoke in a deeper, far more menacing growl. "NOW PUPPET!" The arrows flew forward towards Karthus and the area around him, ready to explode.
((I am not in you guys' party. I've been left behind so you guys are on your own for this brief time until I weasel my way back in. Enjoy.))