"Thank-you, Sodales," says Gregorius. "Our previous plan will need some modifications, but parts of it can remain the same. I propose that Viola remain here to hold the fort, whilst the rest of us go forth. Miklos, please can you liaise with the village to organise a band of their riders to accompany us."
"Fray will scout in bird form for raiding parties, and if possible identity their leaders and any obvious magical support. We will then form a plan of attack based on the scouting results and local terrain; as a starting point before modifications, though, I would like Asena's wolves sent wide around them to cut off their retreat. Fray will turn their leader and anyone else we want to interrogate into sheep, before Wishbone burns the remainder."
"Timaios and I will then interrogate the captives, and we will plan our next steps from there."
He pauses for comments from the others, then adds:
"I would like to capture at least one of their magic users as part of this expedition - it is important that we find out what their capabilities are. If possible, I would also like a senior commander who knows their long-term plans, and the knowledge of exactly who amongst their people was responsible for the slaughter of the previous covenant."