He ((and yes, he is still a black gryphon)) gazed impassively at the "mutant" creature that had begun to attack. For a sheer moment, it seemed to stare back at him. Then, frowning slightly, if ever a gryphon was able to frown, Cian ignored it, instead turning his attention to the light shield that had been set around Kakka and himself. With a slight shrug that wasn't quite enough to throw the halfling off, he dissolved the barrier, sending to Kakka-- Don't worry. You're quite safe.