Considerations of a humanitarian manner Montelimarian refugees arriving in Wendmark were immediately catered for by the Civil Protection service, assisted by the Wendermarker Red Cross and a number of both governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as charities. Refugees were given a medical check, registered and then distributed amongst the numerous Civil Protection shelters throughout the country. Wendmark had enough shelters and bunkers to easily provide protection for more than its own population, because it was a proven fact: when bombs start to fall, each shelter immediately receives more people than were visible in the near vicinity right before the bombardment. The decision to not group arriving people into cramped camps in the border areas was dictated by numerous factors. First of all, such camps were anti-sanitary by definition, whilst shelters had all the necessary amenities, with hot showers, running water and toilets. They allowed to vastly spread out the Montelimarians, thus ensuring no spontaneous mass action by panicked crowds should, for example, rumours arise of an impending Engellexic invasion. Finally, the shelters and bunkers were all underground, and, thus, had the benefit of not ruining Wendmark's scenic landscape with tents and crowds of refugees. Since Montelimarians were not citizens of a Germanian League member state, they did not have freedom of movement within Wendmark. As such, they were confined to their shelters pending their review by the competent authorities of the Free State of Wendmark, after which they were given a limited permit in Wendmark, which confined them to the area in the immediate vicinity of their shelter, but allowed them to go out to the very scenic alpine villages and admire grazing cows and other wonders the Alps had to offer. As cooperation was strengthened with the Franconians, more and more refugees were transferred on to Franken to be sheltered there. In the meantime, in Wendmark, selected refugees would be quietly approached by representatives of certain Wendmarker government agencies with certain offers. Like receive certain training that would enable them to carry out certain actions in certain territory against certain forces belonging to a certain country. Considerations of an aggressive manner As the Engellexic offensive progressed further on, the worries amongst the highest echelons of Wendmark's political and military establishment increased. Some voices were already calling for a counter-invasion of Montelimar to create a buffer zone against Engellexic pretensions. This, however, went contrary to the political will of the Staatstag. In the end, which of the military strategists or the politicians in parliament would have the final word was far from clear. In the meantime, small teams of Wendmarker special forces would infiltrate the Montelimarian side of the Jura mountains (apparently called Bleuridge in Montelimar), with their mission quite complex. They were to confirm intelligence information on the readiness of some specific roads and bridges to be used as military transport corridors. They were to confirm intelligence information on many other things, and even provide new intelligence on some things. New firing positions in case of a preemptive occupation of Eastern Montelimar were just one example. These units had the full complement of both military gear, civilian clothing, means of transportation and knowledge of French to do their work. Wendmarker air force patrols, in the meantime, began “breaching” into Montelimar's airspace, without going deep into Montelimarian territory, but instead as if "gliding" along the border before sliding back into Wendmarker airspace. Overflights were carried out by drones over certain areas adjacent to Wendmark's border to, yet again, confirm a number of intelligence reports. Additionally, under civilian disguise, Wendmarker operatives also carried out certain activities in eastern Montelimar to prepare the ground, as directed by the Army High Command.