"The word is that this Mirric is planning to take Wil back to Ashton," Cyrward says. "The troops from Jossport are expected in the next day or two, and they can take over in Milburh. Apparently the plan is for half the Ashton troop to leave with Wil as soon as the advance guard arrive. He's too dangerous a rebel to keep in Milburh for long."
"Really?" Aldus can't believe his ears.
"No, it's obviously a plan!" Cyrward snaps. "This Mirric is clever and ambitious. He wants to deal with Milburh's rebels and he won't want to share the glory." He meets Aldus' gaze. "This is a trap. I expect the rest of the troop will follow on in secret so when the rebels mount a rescue, they'll be ambushed in turn. And when the big shots arrive from Jossport, there will be the town at peace. And a nice parcel of captured rebels to show off."