The three guards who had been shot in the chest (and had healed) and the guard that had been kicked over advance on Rothus as he sticks his hand in a magical field of electricity.
Seven guards stand between Rothus and his two allies behind Yoshi's barrier.
Vladik started to open a portal to Bilgewater. To his left was a large crystal resting on his desk that literally hummed with energy and was rapidly changing colors. Vladik wanted to take it with him, but the energy in the gem was making creating the gateway difficult.
The door opened behind him, but he paid no mind. His guards had likely walked into his trap he set for them. No loose ends.