a) Move as a group. Be as loud and brazen as possible. It's an army that will be facing the sorcerer, sort-of, and we should be sure that he thinks we are arrogant enough to face him as one, instead of an army with a sneak-thief.
b) Under cover of night, have groups move one at a time to each camp site created by the first group. This way, it'll look like one group of bandits continuously inhabiting a camp site, but in fact the entire army is moving east like a caterpillar. Then form up as one before confronting the sorcerer.
c) Split up and gather at a rendezvous point closer to the sorcerer. Sylpha is right. We won't get anywhere if the army of the Empire descend upon us to make arrests... or worse, the Black Blades.
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