Meanwhile Job goes running down the alley to save the victim. He barrels into the attacker, grabbing him around the stomach and pinning him to the floor. The victim of the mugging scuttles sideways. Job however is surprised to discover a third person grabbing him from behind, trying to lift him off the ground and break his hold on thug #1. Job squirms and breaks free but is surprised again when the victim turns out to be SheThug. She picks up a piece of wood and tells him to surrender. Job however is having none of it. She attempts to smash him over the head with the lump of wood but slips and the wood breaks against a wall as Job ducks. Thug the first comes back but Job knocks him down again, ducking underneath another wild swing. Then Thug #2 lunges at Job who grabs him by the arm and swings him around, giving him a dead arm in the process. Seeing that this is not going well, SheThug draws a knife. There's a brief pause and Job calculates that this is his one chance. Suddenly he becomes the goddam Batman. He kicks the knife out of her hand then spins and elbows her in the stomach, winding her. As the guy with the dead arm complains bitterly, Job continues his spin and breaks Thug number two's knee with another kick. He goes down again. Thug #1 loses interest in the fight and scarpers. She thug also decides to leg it. For a second Job considers trying to stop her but decides against it and moves over to the grounded thug menacingly.
Down in the sewer, Jotisan and Cormalin have found the giant rat or, to be more precise, it has found then. With a terrifying cry it lunges at Jotisan and grabs him with a claw. Fortunately for them (and cat who had fluffed up to twice normal size) it may have been a scaberous, nauseating rat the size of a cow but it was also relatively incompetent. As Cormalin tried to push it off Jotisan and cat tried to rake it with its claws, Jotisan was able to struggle free, albeit with a serious wound to the arm. Cormalin meanwhile focused on bashing at its head. Jotisan was able to heal himself and waded back into the fight with a torch. Cormalin took the chance to cast Ironhand and then Jotisan tried Demoralising it. There was an odd magical effect and the rat started to look like it wanted to back off. As it turned, Cormalin slammed into its hind end, staggering it with the force of his attack while Jotisan managed to stick a torch in its snout, leading to the rank smell of burning rat nostril hair. Seeing his chance Jotisan pressed the attack, slamming the rat's head into the wall repeatedly until it stopped moving.