"The reports are confirmed, Your Majesty. Zichenauer is massing troops on the Stollenian border."
"Good, very good. And I presume that that fool, the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus, will mass his entire army to face them."
"One would presume so, Sire."
"Indeed. Inform my generals that I wish to see them. There is an opportunity here for . . . . "
"For what, Your Majesty?"
"Why, vileness, sir. Vileness . . . what else?"