Tex, too nauseated to accomplish anything else, retrieves the gas can from his gear. The biting, acidic swarm continues its attempt to devour him [8 hp damage, needs a DC11 Fort save to stop being nauseated].
Hoping the debilitating influence in the western chamber might slow or even deter the swarm, Eric retreats, remarking, “Guys, we have got to get some industrial strength bug repellant!”
Marcus withdraws all the way to the shelf next to the big statue (a double move). He considers starting to make more molotovs, but realizes that it will take too long and that Tex has the gas, anyway.
Dr. Alexander, in a rather unusual display of bravery, steps up behind Tex and snatches the gas can from his hand. He proceeds to douse the swarm with about half of the remaining gas. To Tex, he yells, “Now get out of there so someone can set the creatures on fire!”
Sahid takes another shot at the big bug. Again, he misses.
Momma bug, with a tasty morsel now in reach, scuttles up to Sahid and regurgitates a cone of sickly yellow acid in his direction. Sahid takes the acid vomit full in the face [2 hp damage]
The swarm reshapes itself to cover not only Tex, but the doctor also. With the beetles' attention divided between two meals, the damage to Dr. A doesn't seem too back [5 hp damage, needs a DC11 Fort save to stop being nauseated]