King Creperum responds, "Nemo, your mission has greatly exceeded my expectations. You've spent many turns away from home, though, and while you have been away, we have managed to expand our side by capturing one of the Breatheairean cities. The Breatheairean forces are only a single turn away* from an attempt to retake that city, and while I have every faith that Tod will hold the city and repel the assault, I do not know what state our forces will be in after the battle is concluded.
The gobwin you have captured is currently too valuable to risk allowing it to remain in the field. We can only pop more gobwins in cities that we have at least one in, and we cannot pop them in the field at all**, so it is imperative that you get yourself, your allies, and that unit to the capital."
* - This now officially establishes the New Batch encounter as having occurred on "Dis City, Turn 7". It is now "Dis City, Turn 8".
** - I wasn't able to find many references to popping natural allies other than Parsons' talk with Vurp, but even if it ends up being contracted by Erfworld canon, in 'Darkness Rising', natural allies can only be popped in the same locations that regular units can be popped in. You (and your enemies) can't take a single gobwin, hobgobwin, marbit, etc. along with your army, and pop an extra hundred units at the beginning of the turn and assault a city in that manner.