As Song Xi cut the horses free, he waited for Shen Feng's signal to spook them. As he heard his companion's battlecry, he slapped a few of them and they bolted, all of them.
Shen Feng landed on the enemies with confidence and efficiency, dispatching five of them with ease. As they tried to organize, Feng noticed the boy in the corner, seemingly afraid but not crying. Both his parents stood before him ready to fight if need be but they did not engage, just waited.
Feng's heroics were short lived, there were still a lot of men left standing so he started falling back. Song Xi already had left to the appointed place but he was followed by six of the men who cut him off. They pursued him for what seemed a long time, eventually he made his way back to the village, lost to the other two. (Song Xi out).
Liu Jian waited patiently as he saw men chasing Shen Feng. Once he saw them past, he launched himself at their rear. Unprepared for any sort of attack, Jian cut down another 8 men. 5 were left standing.
Those 5 retreated back to their small camp with the parents and child. Jian and Feng followed and were shocked to see the parents and child still there... waiting? The men did not seem ready to stand down despite what they just witnessed. Song Xi was nowhere to be found. The father seemed to have a knife in his hand, slightly hidden.
Song Xi => Sabotage the horses => 44% => 22
Shen Feng => Surprise attack => 84% => 21
Liu Jian => Ambush => 74% => 59
Quest roll to see who is out here 1 being Song Xi.
Ambush chance of failure (96+) => here
Last Phase of the quest
You are facing 5 armed men. Behind them is the father, knife in hand. Behind him the mother and finally the child. The mother is not comforting the child who seems afraid but isn't crying. Though she is in front of the kid, she doesn't seem to adopt a protective stance, something is off.
Two ways to approach this. If you think the father is on your side, you can attack normally the five men. If you think he is against you, you attack from another formation. I confided the father's true intentions to Titania on Discord so you don't feel there's any funny business. If you choose wrongly, one of you randomly gets taken out, reducing chances of a successful quest finish. Let me know which side you think the father is on, you both have to agree on this, if you don't I'll roll randomly your decision as a duo.