Krankenstadt, The Grand Duchy of Stollen, 15 March 1769 -- The Stollenian army, under the disgraced General von Drosselmaier, has taken up a defensive position to the southeast of Saegewerksdorf (Sawmill Village), somewhere just inside southeastern Stollen, where they have set up camp for the night. Across the valley to the northeast, von Drosselmaier and his officers can observe the campfires of a large invading force from vile Stagonia as the sunlight slowly fades. The coming battle promises to be a bitter one, which could very well decide the fate of Irwin-Amadeus II, and, indeed, the Grand Duchy of Stollen itself on the stage of 18th Century Apocryphal Europe!
Given the Stollenian army's performance in three earlier battles during the previous fourteen months, some government ministers in Krankenstadt are not at all confident that the coming battle will necessarily go Stollen's way. Indeed, the more wealthy residents of the city have been seen leaving in droves over the past several days. Rumor has it that most are heading northwast toward Mittau and Riga as fast as their coaches and footmen can carry them, to wait out battle from a safe distance. If von Drosselmaier wins the day, they can return at their leisure, and if vile Stagonia wins the day, eventually occupying Krankenstadt, no one will suffer the inconvenience brought on by such a vile bunch of fellows.
And how might the battle go? We have no way of knowing at this point. But keep reading Die Krankenstadt Tageblat for regular updates.