"I'm not stupid." He said, eyeing Blaze. "I was only daring to attack this city with the assistance of my former ally, who has turned on me." He spat out the word ally as if it was painful to say.
"But now that she has departed, I know better than to fight an entire city of armed warriors on my own, and if I tried to teleport away, I would get shot down before I got past the city wall." An unseen layer of disgust was rising up in the Storm's voice.
"So you win today, hero." He hissed. "But my sister is coming for her mask, and not even Ekimu can stand against her wake."
Gladius noticed Blaze talking to another individual, who darted off. The icy being was saying something now, and guard were approaching from all sides. Time to approach, I guess.
Gladius slowly started trudging towards Blaze and his new 'prize'.