Deroh was on his death bed, so close to being finished, Pholax would have removed one of the snakes corrupting his Legion, however it would seem that the snakes are numerous and willing to strike. Noticing the new hole in his chest, concentration lost and then the traitors working in unison were able to set back so much of Pholax's assault. It was either through his gene-altered reactions or sheer luck he was able to stop what Deroh would have had as a killing blow and get a blow onto the traitor's helm. It stunned him for a split second, hammering the knowledge into him that this was no Xeno foe he'd been fighting for what seems most of his life, but a brother, to see it though, it shook Pholax again as he was so similar to him, if one of the Third can turn, what was to stop him or any other.... The unknown and questioning turned to rage again, the idea that Pholax could turn, inconceivable, he was a warrior of the Phoenician and was loyal. The question burnt his rage up, mixed with the pain of wounds and resistance of his foe. Pholax continued the assault, death or glory as they say. The shield's loss had change Deroh from defensive to more offensive and mobile, it was foolish to not adapt, he could tell that now as Deroh was able to counter Pholax's move with ease. The axe, literally lodged into him, there was not way to use the hammer this close... Choke out Deroh? No, it'd do nothing to really stop the Terminator. Punch him? No, it'd not be fast enough... Think, Pholax, think.... The knife, by the Phoenician, a knife to the throat, a stab there deep enough might not save him but it'd damn well put down Deroh as well, even if another sniper round hit him. The blood can only clot so fast and if he sliced deep enough he could cause a bleed out and from the look of it, no apothecaries nearby would even with Pholax bisected, he'd get to watch Deroh bleed to death, he'd watch the life fade from his eyes or die trying to see that. With that, Pholax bashed his head at Deroh's head attempting to stun the Terminator for a second, while reaching for the knife at his hip and then to strike at the throat. It'd have to be a downward thrust to get over the armour but with that, he'd put an end to Deroh. OOC: All out attack on Deroh with a combat knife and a headbutt.