General Steiner had been sent back to Gunnland to assist the count. Given his experience having negotiated the treaty of the North, the general staff and foreign ministry was confident he would be an excellent military advisor to Mellenthin. Actually, Steiner didn't like long postings abroad and he already had feelers out as friends and colleagues sought a permanent replacement. Maybe I'll learn to like Gunnland? In any case, the general now sat next to Mellenthin, a man he vaguely knew from past service in the army and of whom he had no real opinion. No doubt that would change. Once the Gunnish presentation concluded, the general rose to begin his own. "As has been previously decided, the naval forces of Elben will participate. We have a small flotilla of littoral vessels that will make their way through international waters past Kadiki territory and then cross into Gunnish waters to travel to the exercise site." At this, the count passed out folders containing Elben's naval dispositions and what would be allotted for participation. Once everyone had one, Steiner went on, "Commodore Strobl will command the exercise force from his flagship the gunboat Prinz Eugen. We invite the forces of Geotri to make use of them as they wish. They are most suitable for coastal patrol and escort."