*Atredis. Lord Ulverom paces around the central chamber of Castle Starkiller. Koravan enters, dressed in full armour*
Koravan: We are at war with House Darkholme. House Flax has alligned with us. We also believe House OZ are with the Darkholme. I've recalled all personnel and ordered ship production increased.
Ulverom: The hour is late indeed. Are they likely to use atomics?
Koravan: I don't know, sir.
Ulverom: How did it come to this...?
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