The knights had acted swiftly and decisively when it came to tackling this matter. Yigo remembered the knights when he visited the kingdom. he had gone there to acquire that crystal the scrafty now held in her hand. He remembered how every single one of them recognized that he wasn't from the kingdom and how they always stopped him and asked what he was doing and checked for whatever he had at the time. Luckily for Yigo at the time, he doesn't usually carry much on himself so any suspicions the knights had about him were short-lived.
There wasn't such a luxury now. Even if what he had personally scavenged was hidden in a bush and could be retrieved later, Yigo couldn't feel like he had been caught thieving. When Lennox showed up, the sandshrew expected him to use the orb so they could escape yet, acting very much in character, he showed up brazen the situation out and immediately confronting the knights. It also looked like a fight was about to break out but the hariyama managed to get some sense back into anyone while freeing him in the process. Needless to say, Yigo swiftly rushed to Lennox's side and faced the knights with the tail between his legs. They were a scary bunch but there was still stuff to do. He couldn't leave without the stone and he didn't want to make an enemy of every knight he came across by ignoring the solution that was being offered.
"Don't even THINK about running!" the primeape warned, an eye focusing at the mouse with more effort than it was needed.
"Are you ever going to let the guy at peace?" The hariyama confronted his partner in an annoyed tone which got the two of them in an argument, one facing the other in a challenging way. Forehead against forehead. The scrafty took the spotlight while the two shared a bit of a power struggle to decide who was right or not. She smiled and sighed at the same time. Even if she'd rather stare at the two going at each other like that, there was work to be done.
"Look, even if you were not in this situation, doing something for us ain't that bad. You just have to check some other sectors for thief activity and give back everything that belongs to us. You even get to keep anything that isn't related to the kingdom so... hey, there' s a reward in it for all" She tossed the crystal to Yigo, which he picked up in a hurry, standing on his hind legs and holding it in between his claws. Saying that he was confused would be underselling it. He had no idea what she was doing but he was not going to question it. His expression turned from fear to determination as he looked at Lennox. He was waiting for him to answer for the two of them. "Fine, we will help. We don't want to cause trouble and we'd like to get to the kingdom when this is done"
"Of course, I meant it when I said that you were coming with me, one way or the other. At least it's nice that you had that in mind anyway. It makes it easier for me" She turned to the two of her fellow knights and tried to put some order back into the squad.
In the meantime, Yigo stared at Lennox, resolute about finishing this task efficiently. There might even be a reward for them as well as safe passage to Blacktooth. Would this be a way to avoid the glares of the city guards? The lurking of some shady figures? If Lennox could avoid it, that'd be great. "Lennox, this might not be what we had planned but... we don't have much choice" He turned to him and offered him his paw as a sign of companionship "We will do our best and continue with the journey as expected when we are done."
The knights eventually calmed themselves and began to talk among themselves. Yigo overheard what they were saying but from what he gathered, it was nothing relevant to them. They talked about how they would manage having to continue their mission while they kept an eye on the two. The hariyama suggested that they split into two groups to cover more ground with the approval of the other two. The primeape, now less angry at the situation itself, reminded the others that they still had Rollcall orbs in case the two groups needed to reunite. Useful if the true thieves end up being found. Lastly, the scrafty added that she was going to be the one to go with the suspects while the other two explored on their own. With all of that planned out, the Hariyama and the Primeape turned around and started walking off to continue their patrol.
"Hey, did I tell you that I'm a master of the Iron Tail?" the monkey commented while they left the area, their conversation getting harder to listen to as they left the thief camp.
The remaining knight neared Lennox and Yigo, quite satisfied with the situation "Those two are going to look for thieves on their own. To make sure that you are not slacking, I'll be going with you. Let's not waste much time, team"