Johann raised a hand tentatively to his wounded cheek. The dull, pulsing ache and unhealthy warmth emanating from it put him no mood for subterfuge or diplomacy.
"My vote is for force. If Malmir is right about their numbers and condition, I say we keep watch until they are all together. A few crossbow bolts and an arrow or two will further serve to dent their morale. Then we can ask questions of the survivors... if any."