Sorry, I've never done it. I always finish before they attack.
playful darkness, on the other hand, were requiring more cheese from us to win. intimidation were once again our ace in the hole. were not so difficult our second run as our first as with stacked pillars of light and goof levels o' intimidation, we did not have a single party member take any damage, though one animal companion and a summons were mauled a bit. first run were not so smooth.
now that the vavakia vanguards has been patched, those battles is much easier.