Columns upon columns of Kaldarossian soldiers stood ground - ready to march eastwards towards the Free City of Maruba. High King Gerardus II had - after receiving the letter from Jarl Valdemar I of Maruba increased the military spendings, and thus - had called in all men and women fit for service fearing the worst.
A small portion of the army had been given a mission, where they were to secure a defensive perimeter if the worst was to happen. Incase the Northeners were to invade Maruba, the route towards Kaldaross would have been an easy raiding route, and heavily undefended, something the High King would not accept. Therefor a unit was sent to hold a defensive perimeter outside the Free city of Maruba.
Once the order order to begin the march was given, Gerardus walked up to his bedroom window, and watched by as the columns of soldiers marched onwards. Leading the garrison were 50 Royal Knights, accompanied by a garrison unit on 200 strong.
The sun had - just an mere hour earlier downed beneath the horizon when the soldiers arrived at a small settlement by the river in the east. There, they loaded their equipment and entered to awaiting ships - bringing them forward down the river towards the town of Piterud.
As the sun began to set on the horizon, the soldiers began disembarking from the ships, when they were greeted by a group of the city guard.