"You are making a mistake. We would be sorely outnumbered against our enemies should we take to the mountains against them, leaving the strength of Oroca Hall, and our best troops would be cut down. Our cavalry is useless in the mountains and we cannot take the full strength of the Blood and Silver.
"But our enemies are cut off from their escape. Call our banners and rally our allies to the north, House Dayne, House Fowler, and the enemy cannot escape. Aided by the archers of the Black Sashes, the Bouddic ships will destroy the boats of our enemies. Foreign troops, and I believe they are foreign, my lord, cannot survive in our mountains, in a Dornish summer, without supplies. An entire army, wrecked by the storm, and without food, must return to Oroca and attempt to besiege us. Where we are strong and fed. Where we will win.
“When they do return, and they must, the Black Sashes and the Bouddic ships will have arrived to support us.
"Our gauchos can watch them unseen to make sure they do not smuggle the prisoner away. If they separate him from the host, Fierro will ride them down. They do not know our lands. Remember the poachers from the Stormlands? It is likely they were deserters from this host. The enemy was after only the Velaryon, which means they were following the Night’s Watchmen from the north. Foreign enemies; lost, starving, and battered. Make them come to us."