Desmond/Mondes points at the dirt near his feet emphatically while Mondes glares at Dhren and Dorgan, and Desmond continues to parley with the Ogres.
Dorgan and Dhren take the hint and creep up to the cave mouth with their oil flasks in hand, while Ashtad strings an arrow and takes aim at the cave mouth, about 80ft away.
"Ere, ee says there's loot in 'is friend's belly." growls one voice.
"Well oo et 'is friend?" says another, incredulously. "Did ya bite any stones?"
"Weren't me, was it?" says a third.
"Tha only stones around 'ere is tha rocks in yer head!" scathes the fourth. "Tha burrahobbit is playin' y'all!"
By this time Dhren and Dorgan have crept up to Desmond's position, and make ready to empty their flasks.
At the beginning of the turn Desmond is outside the cave, peering in. Dorgan and Ashtad are 20-30 yards down the path. Dhren is hiding 10 yards further back. Nobody has direct sight of any foe; Desmond can risk peering in, but I'm assuming he is staying in cover and talking to them from just outside.
The ref rolls another reaction check for the Ogres, and once again 2d6=8; another uncertain result. Looks like Desmond's delaying tactic is working out...
Meanwhile, Drhen and Dorgan are allowed two 90ft moves per turn so they can make the distance to the cave mouth comfortably. If they want to empty their oil directly in the cave mouth, they will likely have to stand there in plain sight while the oil is poured out. Alternatively, they could empty the oil slightly off to the side, just out of sight.
the Elf Medium (MV 12", AC 9, HD 1, hp 1/1, AL N) great cloak, lantern
; spells: color spray; scrolls: sleep, sleep, charm person
Hirelings: Georges; torch