Ahrea Sidestory: Songs of the East
The 35th Battalion is attached to the 7th Division of the Kingdom Ahrea.
In early AC1262, the 35th Battalion was separated to the south of the rest of the 7th Division, having been caught in the area surrounding the City of Piar’Das while the Legion of Vas constructed Fort Breas to hold their land claims in eastern South Ahrea.
Despite being separated from the 7th Division, the 35th Battalion staged a number of successful clandestine operations against the Legion of Vas. The Battalion repeatedly disrupted the shipment of vital supplies and replacement troops to Fort Breas from port towns on the eastern coast, successfully managing to isolate Fort Breas from the other Legion of Vas forces in the area.
In order to bolster their own numbers during the separation from the 7th Division, the 35th Battalion openly accepted all civilian volunteers in their efforts to disrupt Legion of Vas supply lines. It is assumed that the break in Legion advances in eastern South Ahrea is due to the actions of the 35th Battalion and their civilian volunteers.
In mid-AC1262, the Battalion successfully assisted in the rescue of Fiva the Light Of Step from her imprisonment at Fort Breas. The survivors of the Battle Of Fort Breas refer to the battle as the “Day We Rode With The Devil”, due to the tenacity of Aras the Green Swordman’s determination to take Fort Breas and his lack of concern towards the survive of the 35th Battalion.
Once Fiva the Light of Step was successfully rescued and Fort Breas was destroyed, the 35th Battalion assisted the Company Of The Lighted Way in reaching their next destination of the Temple of Krios within the Eastern Marshlands. Being assisted by the newly formed “White Helm” Battalion of defected Legion of Vas soldiers, the 35th was successfully able to breach the Legion of Vas lines inbetween Piar’Das and the Eastern Marshlands. This advance allowed not only the Company of the Lighted Way through the breech safely, but also allowed the 35th to reconnect with the rest of the 7th Division upon returning to the Marshlands.
As the Company of the Lighted Way reached the city of An’Das, they were informed that their next destination (the Temple of Krios) was overrun with various dragons. The 35th Battalion assisted in helping the Company reach the Temple, and destroyed the site’s capabilities for use as a dragon breeding ground.
After the Company of the Lighted Way accidentally set the ancient red dragon Fia’Pas free during their rescue of the God of Darkness Krios, the 35th Battalion assisted the Company along with the Green Guard in attempting to slay the dragon before it could wreak more havoc.
The 2nd battle against Fia’Pas was a failure, ending in severe casualties for the 7th Division and the destruction of the city of An’Das. Fia’Pas successfully escaped from the 7th Division, heading westwards towards an unknown destination.
In response to the threat that Fia’Pas posed to the civilians in the area, along with the impending advances of Legion of Vas forces in the eastern region of South Ahrea, the 7th Division began an emergency evacuation operation in order to relocate South Ahrea civilians into the friendly Republic of Ia’Nellsa in North Ahrea.
The 35th Battalion has currently been ferrying civilians to North Ahrea through the marshlands, though the Battalion is set to evacuate with the rest of the 7th Division after the evacuation effort in order to reconnect with other Kingdom Ahrea Divisions regrouping in North Ahrea. It is assumed that the forces of Kingdom Ahrea are massing for a renewed effort to reclaim North Ahrea from the Legion of Vas, as the general impression is that South Ahrea is firmly within Legion control on it’s eastern half.
Despite the general orders of the 35th Battalion to head northwards after the evacuation operation has been completed, a number of 35th Battalion soldiers have elected to remain behind within the Marshlands and the surrounding area in order to continue evacuation efforts ahead of an imminent Legion of Vas offensive.
The current number of 35th Battalion soldiers currently staying within South Ahrea is unknown, but it is a voluntary mission on their part.
Notable Individuals of the 35th Battalion
35th Battalion Civilian Evacuation Force
Ol’Lern, Captain, Cleric of Ataros, Killed in Action during Evacuation Efforts
Pekala, 1st Lieutenant
Gorrderen, 2nd Lieutenant, Killed In Action during Evacuation Efforts
Rovern, 1st Sargent
Hia’Nea, 1st Sargent
Ror’Ren 1st Sargent
Addar 2nd Sargent, Killed In Action during Evacuation Efforts
Madus, 2nd Sargent, Killed In Action during Evacuation Efforts
Daorn, 2nd Sargent, Killed In Action during Evacuation Efforts
Ardson, Private, Killed In Action during Evacuation Efforts
Adeya, Private, Cleric Of Fiva
Tordes, Private, Killed In Action during Evactuation Efforts