Well, someone around here sure is a morning bird...
Also, we've finally got the three most powerful people in Bereg in the same room. In no particular order:
1. Boleslav, the King of Bereg
2. Meled, Boleslav's second cousin, heir, former regent and current Great Rider (chief general)
3. Polada, Boleslav's aunt and current Great Hunter (head of intelligence & police)
Unknown assassins hound the steps of Marshal Areghyr Deguisay, the supreme commander of the Halcian Republic. As the attack gets blamed on the neighbouring kingdom of Bereg and the senate cries for vengeance, Deguisay's surviving adjutants struggle to uncover the real enemy. Wish them luck, because nothing in Halcian high politics is what it seems - including, perhaps, Deguisay himself.
Meanwhile in Bereg, a court seer needs no magic to foresee a war her people can't possibly win…