Moose looked over at Lurry and said, "To reiterate the mission parameters. The Northern Kingdom of I’tash is currently under internal and external stresses leading to a potential full civil war.
The owners of the Northern Kingdoms lands are technically the Sylvan Empire, but since the I’tashi Alliance overthrew Lord I’tash the Sylvan Empire has allowed Grand Magi Elijah Morte to hold the role of Grand Magi.
Lord I’tash assigned Boriel as his heir before I’tash was deposed by the slave uprising. Boriel was going to fully invade the I’tashi Alliance to reclaim his “birthright”, but instead Elijah Morte has convinced Boriel to meet him in battle at a site considered neutral, a fort south of the Ruins of Morgoth.
Elijah Morte is playing a dangerous political game though, he reached out to the new Sylvan Empress Iessa to have her oversee the battle. If Elijah impresses the sylvan empress she will keep him on as Grand Magi. If Boriel impresses the Empress she may just hand the entire Northern Kingdoms over to him.
Or if both act the fool, she may just abolish the I’tashi Alliance and claim the lands as her own.
To say the Sylvan Empress backs Elijah Morte is an ultra simplification at this point. Elijah Morte first has to prove to the Empress that she should back his reign…
Which is why we are here. We need to act in a way that will support Elijah Morte’s forces holding the Fort, but if we are discovered there as EEF agents it could look very poorly on Elijah Morte."