"I'd live sweet and easy on this island for the rest of my days if I could."
Louis McKnight[1]

Khesed Island is a large Emmerian island located off the west coast of Anea.[2] The island is home to the medieval city of Vitoze,[3] the snowy plain of Sipli Field[4] and Mount Marcello, where the massive Republic of Emmeria Army installation—Bartolomeo Fortress—is situated.[5]  

History

Following the Invasion of Gracemeria in August 2015, the Emmerians steadily lost ground to the Estovakian offensive. Eventually, they were pushed back to Vitoze, a city in the southwest corner of Khesed Island.[6]

On November 24, 2015, a large-scale formation of Estovakian bombers headed towards Campagna airport in Vitoze in an attempt to finish off the Emmerians. However, the bombing ended in failure thanks to the efforts of Garuda Team.[3]

After the battle of Vitoze, the Estovakian Air Force in Khesed was severely weakened. As a result, the Emmerians sent several armored battalions to recapture Sipli Field in central Khesed three days later. The armored battalions and their air support were able to destroy the Estovakian forces in Sipli Field, which resulted in the Estovakians being forced to retreat from the front line to Bartolomeo Fortress on Mount Marcello.[4]

The Emmerian retreat to Vitoze

One month later, the Emmerians launched an offensive to capture Bartolomeo Fortress and drive the Estovakians off of Khesed Island once and for all. Despite the arrival of enemy reinforcements, including two members of the infamous Strigon Team, Bartolomeo Fortress was recaptured, and Khesed was once again under Emmerian control.[5]

After the recapture of Bartolomeo Fortress, the Emmerians began preparations for a landing on the mainland; Khesed would not see any more battles for the rest of the war.[7]

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