That was a nice try Keitha but I believe they are in a building and therefore not in a place they could see the tree suddenly appear.
Niklaus should be somewhere right in the middle. Close enough to either front or back if needed, and ready to come forward and spread oil upon troubled waters also.
Tellias would most likely gravitate to the head of the group as they march and offer up suggestions that Niklaus follow, then Elymas and finally Brathark at the rear. He is somewhat emboldened and more resolute after the events of the previous night *wink*
Also he will not "Blow up" at Manos whilst they are in Thebes. Instead he will wait until they are on the road again to confront he and Photokles.
Not soo far ahead Braidia maybe a little over a 1/8 of a mile so you are not very far ahead and clearly part of us.
I've got three more characters to yet to post and then I'll post an update. Not a lot happened for the main group so if you feel you don't need to post let me know here and I'll get that update posted.
Niklaus will keep his own counsel for now. Thank you for your concern. I hate having to extend a post for no reason other than length.