“I’m to marry the Lord’s eldest in exchange for their army,” says the heir.
“Unacceptable,” says the mercenary “We’ll have to find some other ally.”
“Impossible. This is the best way to ensure our victory.”
“At what cost? A marriage you do not desire, an ally that thinks they can own you and your kingdom through the old traditions?” the mercenary sneers “Absolutely not. I will not allow you to play such a strange game with your future.”