Set upon the forested coast of Normandy, the morning sun has arisen and the King of France welcomes the day.
He is visiting his peninsula stronghold, the Citadel Castle of Stars, known by many as the Château Des Étoiles. Here he seeks solace and refuge, for as rumors may tell, on the horizon lies a dark and ominous threat.
It is the King's belief, that after a long and debilitating campaign in Germany from which many losses have been sewn, he will be safe from the hordes of Germanic warlords that seek retribution for his previous aggressions.
Little does the King know that even now a Germanic army approaches, led by none other than the General Karkan "The Wolf" himself.
When word from woodland scouts reaches the King's ears, he spouts: "No matter! This stronghold has never been breached, and even Karkan cannot reach me here. Guard! Send for my elite crossbowmen and set them on the walls."