A quick question - when moving armies during the fortify a position phase, if the armies must move through a plague land (that you control already) to fortify another territory that you control, do half of the armies have to be destroyed? The rules state that a god may move over a plague land this way to fortify another territory, but can armies do the same?
In reading the rules, I would have to say that no, you do not lose any armies if you are fortifying through a plague land. The rules seem to be specific about when you do lose armies due to a plague (when you invade a territory and during Step 5 - Suffer Plague). I think the rules just needed to reinforce that a god could not end its move in a plague land, since that would result in its banishment, but it could move through one.