Chagny, GDBourgogne Grand Duke Charles was still in town, personally overseeing the groundwork for the eventual rise of empire. He was sitting with Bourgogne's defense minister, intelligence head, and the commander of Team Alpha, who briefed his master on the plan. "Your Majesty, we've worked out the kinks of this operation. If all goes well, we will be able to knock down the Pillau regime in one swift stroke." Charles started reading... The men had been relieved of their bodyguard duties and put into intense training to polish up their language skills. Team Alpha was going into action for the first time. While they worked on languages, intelligence operatives were slowly gathering and putting together the data for the mission. It was straightforward. Given the decentralized, even chaotic, nature of the Pillau Republic, Team Alpha was going to be sent in to infiltrate the government buildings in Pillau and assassinate the senior leadership. Buildings were identified, the number of guards and how they were armed were ascertained. Residents of Chagny who were from that area of the country were identified and brought in for their expertise on clothing, accents, and other details that would help the men of the Team blend in. Meanwhile, the forgers of Chagny's intelligence organs were hard at work putting together the papers necessary for Team Alpha's cover, that of a one of any number of autonomous militia units crisscrossing the republic on their own business. What remained of Bourgogne's navy under Chagny's control would be waiting off the coast to pick up Team Alpha at the RV.