I see the tide shifts for option 1. While there are active players left that have not yet cast their vote, I'm pretty sure I know which way Crovius would lean, and it's likely that The Black Hand would follow.
So we'll call this a day; it was nice while it lasted, and see y'all in a next game. It's been a pleasure playing with you.
With a bit of liberties taken about some things being said by Warlords that are not Zep, for which I ask forgiveness (which is a big no-no).
The remaining Huwwicane spots the Hawk and alerts the rest of the MiniRCC camp around Gobwin Bump. The Huwwicane is eager to croak the bird, but the Graf orders it to refrain from damage.
"We cannot trust the Golmons, but the rules for envoys must not be broken" he says with a stiff upper lip, to the protestations of the other Warlords. With rumours of Gobwin Knob's Warlord feigning surrender and croaking Prince Ansom by this subterfuge fresh on their minds, the Graf's decision seems at best ill considered.
"At least let me send a Minotaur as our envoy to the Golmons, and instruct our remaining ranged units to be on alert for foul play," suggests King Edward.
And so it is done. The encounter is tense, but seems to complete without subterfuge. The Minotaur returns with a piece of parchment, which on the Confessor's suggestion, a Kanite reads.
"I find I do not believe this, and if I did it makes the Golmons yet more treacherous. Still, the Bump seems to have not re-enforced its defenses. We will tell the Golmons that should we notice their presence we will view it with suspicion. That is the message we will send."
"Bring forth our reinforcements to Gobwin Bump. Titans willing, we may yet dine in its halls tonight."
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.