It was entirely possible that Lance took out four of the fellows himself.
He didn't kill them, of course; you could hardly punish a criminal who was dead. But he did make sure they were good and unconscious. They were much easier to take in that way. Dennyson gave him the most trouble, blocking his path to a doorway, which made him very certain that was where they were keeping Valmae.
"O'Reilly, I'm startin' to think you aren't who you say you are," the ringleader spat at him, sending a curse his way that Lance barely dodged.
"Whatever gave yeh that idea?"
He sent another Stunner Dennyson's way, and this one finally landed.
"One o'yeh take care of him. I've got somethin' to do."