The party coming to a mutual decision heads out of the tavern. The barmaids thank you for coming as you leave. You see Melvi and his two guards by him they are about 50 ft ahead of you. The guard to his left has a Knight Chess piece on his chain mail armor the right a Rook on her plate for her. (This is gonna be a common occurrence with Zerka's family each child has a chess board and is a Piece on his board as well. The pieces that contribute to the army in that way) This is common Knowledge about the ranks and where they stand. Melvi is talking into a Conch Shell (It's like a phone down here) he puts it away. and continues to walk on. It's up to you all if someone wants you can roll a Perception check.
Aeoli you do see a patch of sea Anemone outside the Village perfect for an ambush it could conceal you and another perfectly it stands at 11 ft tall by 8 ft wide (just for reference) You would know these ones won't harm you at all some around here are electrical.
"Well, I think we should block the road forcing Melvi and The Stooges to find a way around and we hit them in that moment." Darius points to the chain mail covered Blob wielding a war hammer and the large Crocodile Man, "We send our heavies in hard. Sirena should hang back with me and support from range and maybe get that entangle move off if you can. Althaea and I should focus on targeting the bloodiest enemies, our main priority is taking pieces off the board."
Darius leans back and scans the room. "If no one has objections I say we set up shop and get ready."