"The enemy has very deceitfully taken advantage of the Midsummer cease-fire to launch an offensive all over the realm. Sauron has hit *every* major military target in Middle Earth, and hit 'em hard. In Rohan, the Gap has been overrun by suicide squads. Minas Tirith is standing by to *be* overrun. In strategic terms, Sauron's cut the realm in half. In other words, it's a huge shit sandwich, and we're all gonna have to take a bite."