When a kingdom goes to war, the effects reach from the king upon his throne to the lowliest beggar. Often it is the nobility that bears the brunt of the changes. The kingdom has been at peace for nearly a century, but all good things must come to an end. As the season changes and winter rears its chilling head, it is not just storm clouds that gather at the capital. Warlords and sword maidens gather, bringing their troops to gather on the fields of mud around the city walls.