Eventually, daylight did break, catching Kalman off guard as he was inspecting the barricades. Hearing some commotion outside the walls, the Guardian scrambled to his hill. Upon reaching the top and peering out over the ocean, he froze as white puffs of smoke emanated from dark silhouettes offshore. Before he could react and warn his people, the cannon fire collided with the battlements, taking out the entire southwestern section of the wall, along with anyone unfortunate enough to be sleeping near them.
The concussion from the impact was strong enough to knock over everyone in the vicinity. As the three tried to recover, the breach was flooded with the final contingent of Varos soldiers.
Being the only Halatok left to continue the fight, Kalman and his friends jumped into the fray, hoping to at least force a stalemate.
Kalman, per usual, was the first into the fray. Hethrusted his trident into the soldier directly in front of him, running the man through in the first second of the fight. As that man started to gag on his own blood, another came at Kalman from the left, only to be rendered headless by the sharpened brim of Kalman’s shield. A third tried to intercept the unnaturally fast Halatok from the right by taking a wide lateral swing with a greatsword.
Kalman sensed the attack and ducked even as the second soldier’s head was still leaving it’s body. As the soldier’s blade passed overhead, Kalman spun around and brought the brim of his shield up against the soldier’s body, cutting through flesh organ and bone all at once.