"That would shame the nation, and Talaharans would believe us cowards. If we do, people will resent it for the waste of elvish warriors and a rebellion might break out. We went into this war not thinking of how to end it with peace. Besides, my job is to defeat the Talaharans at their own game, not wonder about politicial problems."
He said motioning for the elf to sit across from him.
"Now, tell me what is your buisness here?"