August 1, 1548
The outsiders have entrenched themselves behind well-fortified walls. Though their objectives are not yet known, their presence is nonetheless to be considered a threat to regional stability. We are to not allow them to advance. Our orders are to estimate the number of men, their dispositions and constitutions, who they serve and what their orders are. Heaven has given blessing to our operation. A storm approaches. Ride the wind and conceal your heart among the thunder and rain.