"Actually, I've kept an eye on the knight. He seems pretty fidgety, as if looking for something to happen. Recruiting the elves shouldn't be too hard. I'll take on the knight if you take on the elves." And before he can even get a response he heads over to the knight.

"Hello good sir. I am Axile, a mage here looking for an adventure of sorts, and am trying to gather a group. And your name is.....?" Axile says to the knight. He's figuring a chance to adventure would be enough for the knight.