What does the author mean when he says parlay with an a?
"The proposal blocking the Assembly until I've had my right of parlay."
What Straff would have liked to do was attack directly, taking the city without parlay or negotiations.
"The Assembly divests itself of the right to surrender the city until after the king has met with Straff Venture in official parlay."
It's Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn novel.
And that's how he wrote it.