For reference. Again, I don't do continuity much, but sometimes things just stick in my mind.
"This is it," said Stiletto. His left eye was swollen shut and his tunic shredded. Even his deadly electric lute had a broken string.
"I don't have anything left," said Big Gunderson. "I'm running on empty."
Crashbang didn't say anything, but he was nearly as badly beaten as his drum kit.
"We can do this," said Stiletto. "We out-bassed the trolls. We out-sang the Sirens. We're the best. We can win this."
The stage door flared with sudden light. Firelight.
"He's killing out there," said Big Gunderson. "We can't top that."
"He may be killing, but we're going to slay."