It appeared that diplomacy wasn't going to be an option.
The four thugs, unaware of the combat prowess of both Rev and Alois, stepped in to engage. The four split into two groups of two. The first two closed the distance with Alois; one was holding a spiked-bat while the other was brandishing a knife. The one the bat stepped into an overhead downward slash, aiming strictly for Alois' head. The one with the knife leaned down and dove in, attempting to jab the knife straight into Alois' abdomen. Both attempted strikes were aimed to kill.
In those same six seconds, the other two closed the distance with Rev. One had another bat, while the other was brandishing a longer blade. The one with the bat attempted to step in, and swing upward; aiming for the big guy's jaw. The one with the blade wasted no chance and proceeded to swing wide in a downward arc onto Rev's shoulder; hoping to cleave it off.
Rev, seeing the swing prior to the thug making it, leaned back to dodge the bat and centered himself to take the sword. However, due to Rev's strangely indomitable body, the sword only bounces. He grabbed the thug and proceeded to throw him across the street into a car; caving in the side of it with his body. He then grabbed the other thug, and slammed his head into the pavement; causing that to cave-in as well. "Mines are taken care of," he said with so much delight that it was a little unsettling.