South of the Formaggian mountains, on the lands once occupied by the House of Prosciutto, the success of the northern rebellion has motivated the gentry to begin their own campaign of separation/liberation/looting and killing innocents. They are led by Marco di Mattone, a relative of the exiled Prosciutto leaders.
After a few days of gathering troops, the small army began to move on the royal highway to sack passengers. Unfortunately, a large group of Schiavona regulars just happened to march that way. The rebel scouts had warned the main army of the fact, and di Mattone decided to entrench his force and fight a defensive battle.