People of Port Katherine,
Congratulations! Today, you have won your freedom from tyranny! Let your courage and determination stand as a clarion call to all of Lithos that loyal and true Kithirans shall not stand by meekly while the enemies of our way of life assail us. You are an example to the nation, and I am humbled to have been in your presence.
Due in no small part to your heroism, our Navy remains strong and numerous, and we sail south in the morning to restore the Queen to her throne.
Her Majesty has authorized me to award the following commendation.
Admiral Sir Robert Stanton
Aboard the HMS Queen Katherine
3rd of Dawning, 1723
(the below is left pinned to the mantle of the tavern, beneath a medal with a bright gold star)
CITATION: MIDSHIPMAN SILAS AMIRA, KRN
AWARD: QUEEN KATHERINE’S STAR
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Midshipman in the Port Katherine garrison, in action against enemy aggressor forces. While advancing with his garrison against a well-concealed and heavily fortified Tiyagan shore battery emplacement, Midn. Amira voluntarily rushed forward into a hail of intense and accurate weapons fire from a hostile bunker situated on commanding ground. Wounded by enemy fire and burned by enemy fireballs, he continued to advance, capturing the emplacement and yielding command of the guns to friendly forces. Under the command of Lt Amity Harlow, Midn. Amira volunteered to remain within the battery, maintaining continuous cannon fire into the enemy seaforces, even as enemy ground forces furiously assaulted his position. As Tiyagan forces entered the battery, he spiked his cannon to prevent its use by the enemy. Fatally wounded in the blast, Midn. Amira, by his valiant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death, served to inspire all his comrades and contributed directly to the success of the Queen’s Navy in the subsequent Naval Battle of Port Katherine. His superb courage and heroic initiative sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the Kithiran Royal Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.