Quickly assessing the situation, Oloc decides the best chance for survival is to bluff. "Hold," the young Mage shouts, in his most commanding voice, still with his daggers in hand. "We are here at the orders of Lieutenant Alanna and Captain Belloc, himself! Who are you and what is your business here?" Before giving the men a chance to respond, Oloc continues. "You just killed our only captive –the rest are dead, including Mackey! We were going to take this one back to Alanna for questioning. Now we'll never know who was working with Mackey!"
Duran warily eyes the men, his bow still at the ready, as he waits for them to respond to Oloc's questions.
Gaven bristles at Oloc's bluff because Oloc didn't use his idea. But he immediately readies his shield to receive any arrow fire.
The leader of the grey men makes no sign of recognizing you, but looks you up and down. "Hmph!" He mutters. "Maybe, as you say, you will never know. Or maybe you're full of stuffing and you already know who was working with Mackey. Doesn't matter much to me. We got sent here to do a job."
With that the leader signals with his blade for his men to attack...
OOC: For transparency, the leader threw snake-eyes on his reaction roll indicating "Immediate attack."
Before initiative, I'll need to know what everyone plans to do in the first combat round (there is no surprise round, obviously).
Currently what I have is:
Duran: shooting with his bow as declared. Any preferred target? There are three bowmen, two swordsmen (one of the two being the leader).
Varros: no current action declared
Gaven: was bracing with shield during parley (I imagine this could change with the break down of the parley).
Oloc: was holding daggers ready during parley (again, I imagine this might change with the break down of the parley).
Also, one last item, Karnak is still fluttering just behind you. You could attempt to give him an order as well (i.e., do you want him to carry on with his original mission to inform Belloc, or do you want him involved in the fight?).