Finally, Znak began the story. “It was not long after we graduated from the academy. Your father was an archery lieutenant; I, an infantry officer. I had not seen much of him after we left officer training, but I occasionally heard about him because he was just as popular as ever. Things were heating up on the frontier with Rozkol. Spies said that there was a massive army approaching our border, and we were mobilized along with nearly every other unit this side of the mountains. Word was that this army was going to try and sweep across our northern frontier. This was the first real conflict that Dirka had faced in nearly one hundred years. There had been small skirmishes, but nothing major. Finally, relations with the hordes of the west hit bottom and we were forced into conflict.

Source: An Epic Battle, a Hero is Born – The Sureshot