"Why have we heard nothing from the Tippelbruder Punishment Force?"
"I don't know, your majesty. Perhaps nothing much has happened yet, sire."
"But surely they've fought by now."
"Perhaps, your majesty. Perhaps. But then again the weather might not be favorable there . . . or they could still be maneuvering . . . or something. I'm sure that General von Drednoz will send word once anything significant has been decided."