"Envoy" apparently means messenger or representative, but the military term I want needs to be more specific.
I'm thinking of a group, or just one person, who goes out before battle, meets the enemy, and asks for surrender or other terms. This person or group is supposed to be unarmed.
I could have sword such a specific term existed, and it was on the tip of my tongue when I blurted out entourage and envoy, but they weren't what I wanted. It might be a hyphenated thing like "peace-envoy" or something.
Is there a word for what I'm thinking of? Or does "Envoy" specifically mean what I want it to in a military context?