On this day, Thakria occupied Mercinae. Castigere, its patron, relinquished patronage of the city to me. Its Barons were silent. Zollrender, under my close instruction, defended the city and successfully broke the Thakrian seige - but Mercinae is not to be saved by my actions, when its true citizens and patron had been defeated. The Thakrian seige was restored, and my High Priest returned to Archangel. Thakria occupied Mercinae, and has reinforced their occupying forces outside Mercinae's council tower. If, after twenty Avalon months of occupation, Mercinae is not freed, then the city will fall forever to the Thakrian invaders.