Day 3 – Loyalty to the Squad
"I hope she knows what she's doing." Those words, uttered by otherwise silent Wings, expressed the mood of the whole team. "We are nowhere near in a position to take risky decisions and contest all five factions at once. And to be honest, I see no point to that. We really need to define one side we should be loyal to. Not Marauders, I believe she will never forgive them. Not Rebels either, they will never forgive you, Fangs, for uniting forces with us instead of your usual alliance. So, that leaves us with the Horde, the Empire, and well, the Dynasty?"
"I thought you weren't a big fan of the Empire nor the Horde, Wingy," the Teuton leaned up against the wall, watching how the tall Roman was walking from one wall of the command center, where they convened the meeting, to the other. "I have vague memories that it was exactly the Horde attack that caused you to experience the most devastating defeat in your life because your faction didn't trust you as a commander and didn't provide you with support. And that led you to losing all your trusted followers. Now the Empire is on the verge of falling into negligence; I see no strong forces there that are able to resist my old squad. They are a true war machine and will just catapult their scarce villages to the ground in no time and even your famous Roman economy won't help them rebuild. I'm surprised you even brought the Empire into the equation. I guess you still haven't got rid of your nostalgic feelings towards them, huh? The Horde though... What would you say, Scorpio?"
"The Horde still has no leader," the stony-face of the nomad was emotionless as usual. "They haven't gone through their local skirmishes in their attempt to define who should have the ancient powers. But even if they did, this doesn't matter to me. I will follow my squad wherever we decide to go. Even," he hesitated a bit, "if this war is with all five factions. My horsemen are bored. More enemies, more prey." The nomad stood to his feet. There was something awkward about him when he wasn't in the saddle, as if he felt uncomfortable when he was touching the ground. "I need to go now. Another scout report arrived; I see them grow impatient since they found something interesting in a nearby village. I should take care of that."
The Hun left the room without saying any other word. Fangs smiled wryly.
"Sometimes I envy our nomadic Scorpio Tail, Wingy, don't you?" He sighed. "This world is so simple for him. I wish I could do the same and just stop bothering to contemplate what to do. I only hope that we can resist long enough to pay all our debts."
Wings didn't answer. There was no need to answer. They both knew exactly each other's thoughts.
Task: The task below is one that the Manticore squad gives to those who wish to join their armies. Try solving it.
Find the highlighted buildings.
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