The Teuring headmen, claiming descent from Wodan, prepare to attack Ermanaric, a historical figure.
The Bossman of the Free Republic of Richland prepares a volunteer force to fight the Church Universal and Triumphant, whose leaders are possessed by an evil supernatural entity.
This is one part of the Emberverse theology I do not understand yet. Mind, which has evolved in an uncreated universe but which now directs the course of evolution in subsequent universes, incorporates a disagreement between the view that entropy should be accepted and the view that it should be transcended. But why should the pro-entropy view be represented by a demonic dictatorship?
In any case, there are preparations for war in two fictional universes.