4+ You strike first and cleanly, and then step back to survey your kill
3 Thrushbeard deflects your first swing and his birds swarm you, pecking you for 1HP damage
2 Thrushbeard ducks your first swing and smacks you under the ribs with his mace for 2HP before you can finish him off
1 Birds explode from his heavy beard and peck at you. In the confusion he swings with his mace and cracks you on the ribs for 3HP before you can finish him off
(If you survive) Thrushbeard slumps back into his chair. He carries just one coin and a crude mace (it will serve as a backup weapon if you decide to take it, but it's no better than what you start with).
Leave through one of the doors? N E S W