He woke up in a daze, groggy and disoriented in his surroundings. He had cuts all over his body and a bloody face, had been knocked out for what had seemed like hours. Left in a pile of depression, he awoke to the short future: that his comrades who had stood by his side only a day earlier now lined the ground dead or badly wounded. He was the only one in his division left standing, so he helped the rest of the injured and managed to gather what had happened. They were camped in the same spot earlier that morning, ready to attack the opposing forces base ten miles away, but they were ambushed and brutally beaten. Getting up, he collected a small pack of ammunition and explosives, grabbed a soldier's weapons and headed off over the foothills of the area to continue his mission.
A week prior to the fighting, Braun Adler was in the briefing room for his assignment. He was at a bomb shelter in