Stollenian jaegers along the frontier have sighted occasional small detachments of Zichenauer cavalry on the far side of the River Elbow during the last several days. As of yet, it has been impossible for Stollenian officers determine the exact size or composition of General Phillipe de Latte's army based on these early reports, and no enemy troops have crossed the river into the Grand Duchy of Stollen as far as advance scouts can tell.
However, agents operating within Hissig, the Zichenauer capital, have supplied the Stollenian War Ministry with a key piece of information. The evil and conniving Princess Antonia III has, apparently, cautioned General de Latte that there will be no further adventures in the boudoir until he has marched his forces into Krankenstadt with bands paying and banners flying.
De Latte, according to Antonia's strict instructions, must then secure both an unconditional surrender from the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II as well as significant territorial gains for Zichenau from the Grand Duchy of Stollen before normal relations are restored between the two. De Latte and Princess Antonia, or Zichenau and Stollen? We'll leave it to you to figure out the precise meaning of that convoluted little morsel.