((Actually Maddy I was lying in wait hidden on a rooftop not far away =P))
Ryan watched as the grown men and women turned on the children. Not the first time they had hidden in plain sight but how did they avoid detection? No time to wonder about whys though. He sized up the situation and concluded they didn't need him. He weighed the lives of his new companions and the children they protected. War veterans and trained soldiers, capable magi, devote men of the light, they could handle these pitiful excuses for warlocks with ease. He leapt over the top of the roof and half slid half ran down the front. Children who suffer such a violent experience fall into two sides, the weak and the strong. Ryan didn't need the weak and the strong wouldn't need him. He dashed towards a pack of three warlocks rushing to Lous Shen. No but what he did need and what his group did need was information. That Ryan could get. The rest were too busy with hatreds, glory, or the drive to protect the innocent to see the larger picture. He seized a black ball, about the size of an egg, from his back left pouch and drew two throwing daggers from the front of his. His sprint went unnoticed by his targets. Why the children? He slung the black ball a few feet ahead of the group and as it burst on the ground an immense cloud of green smoke consumed them. Coughing and staggering the front two fell out of it the cloud as Ryan darted into the back of it, flinging the two daggers. A satisfying thud sounded out and the last warlock fell to the ground as well, still within the cloud. Ryan struck the man on his head, knocking him out.
He lugged the man to the nearest house and began to tie him up.
((oh also forgot to note this but the cloud will linger for a few more seconds. About half a minute and is not poisonous.))