At the call from the subpriest, the bishop gathers his robes and scurries into the audience chamber. With a bow, he presents his report. "Your Holiness. I am pleased to report that our efforts to encourage feuding amongst the various powers have been successful. Meanwhile, the Queen's conquistadors and pike tercios have successfully guarded our empire, while permitting the forces of others to travel the 'Spanish Road' to wage war elsewhere. Your master strategy has been successful. Almighty be praised, and the future of Espana is assured!"