Defeat Zenos yae Galvus!
For an operation of this import, we cannot afford to hold too many in reserve. Surely the Maelstrom must take part in this assault!
It's not too late for the others. We must hurry!
They...they took Lyse and the others deeper inside... You've...you've got...
There they are! We're not too late!
This will be our largest engagement yet. Our conjurers will do their utmost to provide support, but we must be prepared to suffer significant casualties.
So Marshal Tarupin means to lead the reconnaissance mission himself, does he?
Taking Velodyna will be the first significant step toward wresting Ala Mhigo from the Empire's grasp─but make no mistake: there will be many more such steps, each one taken at a cost.
A castellum is less a military installation and more a supply depot─a storage and distribution facility for the surrounding area. That being the case, taking it will not only earn us a strategic foothold, but deprive our enemy of valuable resources.
Thank you for volunteering to join me. This should be a fairly straightforward reconnaissance mission, so long as we do not have the ill fortune to run afoul of an imperial patrol.
Come─our destination is beyond East End, just north of Velodyna.
Naught appears out of the ordinary at a glance...
Even should they be unaware of our plans, I would be surprised if their western defenses were not heavily fortified, given the presence of Allied forces at the Wall.
This ought to be close enough. Now we settle in for a long watch.
That said...it would be prudent to keep your weapons at the ready, in the event a passing patrol stumbles upon us, or worse...
Upon reconnoitering Castellum Velodyna, several cutscenes will play in sequence.
It is recommended that you set aside sufficient time to view these scenes in their entirety.
I...I'm fine, really. Never been better...
Don't speak or try to move! Take slow, steady breaths, and remain calm...
Ugh... That is going to leave a mark.
You're worried about Y'shtola, aren't you? <sigh> It's too early to make any kind of prognosis, but...she's alive. For now.
If it wasn't for her, it'd be me lying there... ...I wish it was.
<pant> <pant> What about...what about the others? Where's M'naago? Where's Meffrid?
I have no need for this rabble.
Hm. You yet stand. Mayhap you have potential.
Better...but lacking nevertheless...
It would seem I misjudged you. This ends now.
You did well, . You saved lives. No matter what happens, remember that.
Now then─let's do what we can for the wounded. Every minute counts!
Godsdammit, Meffrid... Weren't you the one telling me to use my head and stay alive...
Medicines, is it? Come on, come on, take what you need! I'm not about to be a stickler when there's lives to be saved!
Valiantly did we fight, but ultimately for naught...
What's done is done. The dead are dead. All I can do is feed the living and pray it helps them to grow stronger.
Bastards paid no heed to whether or not the men they slaughtered were armed. Some of the sutlers... Damn it all!
The imperials came from the Peaks. Somehow they knew about the tunnel...
We came together as best we could, but in the end, there were just too many of them.
I don't know... If we'd noticed sooner we could've used the cannons, but by the time we did, it was too late...
There will be a reckoning. Mark my words...
No time to talk. I must prepare more medicines.
I know there were spare bandages here somewhere...
Gah... In the heat of battle I barely felt the pain, but when the fighting died down, it was all I could do to stay standing...
Herbs for the poultices, herbs for the poultices...