Even mighty magic such as mine is stronger when it has raw materials to work with. Horse, army, throne, conquest— all shall be mine!!!
I have heard there is to be a great battle today, between two powerful armies. All the humans are agitated and have been laying up stores of food against the slaughter and destruction sure to follow the clash of such mighty warriors. I gather that the battle will take place many leagues from here, but even at that range I may be able to bring my magic to bear. Mayhap if I throw my strength behind one of the armies I can win it to my cause. One of the armies is reported to have a white horse as its emblem. I saw a white horse yesterday. It is an omen!
See, I am ready! Onward, White Horsemen! We shall be victorious!