The final struggle begins. All minicomics and extras in Chapter 3 will be preceded by the acronym TCA (The Cult Dauntless).
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Alexander: Alright men, our message is out. We have precious little time before the Path responds.
Alexander: Marc, what's the status on Dane and Deere?
Marc: Both are ready for combat; Dane's got minor headaches but he should be fine.
Alexander: Good. John, what about Tilman?
John: Still no response. In fact, city's been quiet since I first attempted contact several days ago.
Alexander: Strange. Check the radar and make sure nobody's in sight. Maybe they came already.
Sidus: Sir, some people to see you.
Alexander: From Tilman?
Sidus: Yes. At least, they claim to be.
Alexander: Finally. Let them in.
Stranger: Hello Alex. Long time no see.
Alexander: Nate, you're here! I was beginning to be worried when we couldn't contact you. How are things in Tilman?
Nate: There is no Tilman. We were ambushed...it was a bloodbath.
Nate: Few of us are left.
Alexander: The whole city? Over three hundred thousand people lived there!
Nate: This cult...we came as soon as we heard your message in Cobriati. Please Alex - don't underestimate them.
Alexander: What happened?*
Nate: They came in the night. The Shining Path, we now know. But unlike anything we've seen since. Their faces pale, eyes dark. Inhuman in appearance, demonic in vigor, ruthless in brutality. An elite squad, probably. Exterminated the entire logging district. We saw the smoke rising from the blackened forest as we ran.
Nate: I and a few others ran into the woods when we heard the first gunshots. I have two with me now; there are two more tending to a wounded at the bottom of the mountain. I don't know if anybody else made it...
Alexander: We will rise again, Nathaniel. The cost of war is high. We all know this. But that which we defend, the memories we honor, the world as we know it...these things, Nathaniel, this is why we fight.
Alexander: Let the fields burn, our towers crumble. The destruction they cause upon our world cannot conquer the spirit of those who resist. The Shining Path will try. They will burn, they will pillage, they will raze our houses to the ground.
Alexander: Let the bombs fall. They will kill, they will murder. They will take away our lives, our possessions. They will take our cities, our towns. They will take our mountains, our rivers. But they cannot take it all.
Alexander: They cannot take our memories. They cannot take our spirit. This is why we fight, Nate. To war, now. For Tilman. For Catron.