Pearl nods at Maritta's question as she finishes shepherding the women into the tunnel.

"The beginnings of a plan, anyway. If we dress these louts up in the cloaks you use to go outside, we might be able to fool the draconian guards. At least, long enough to get the children out and past the dragon, and then reach the men. Once we're there, maybe we can figure out a way to get the men back through to here...or, failing that, we arrange for them to meet up with you at a city to the west."

She glances around at her long-silent colleagues, hoping for other suggestions to add to the mix.