Princess Avari stood beside her brother.
She was dressed all in black, as befit a member of the Wyvern Corps.
He was dressed all in white, as befit a member of the royal family.
The mages and generals arrayed opposite wore a smattering of the two colors that would blend into the rocks and snow.
The shock troops would wear red and draw the enemy fire.
Princess Avari said a prayer for them all.