Common is the nation which has warred with its neighbors. But our neighbors are dragons─relentless and merciless creatures.
Through generations of conflict and sacrifice, we have honed our warcraft with fire and blood. All to survive, all to triumph. Anything less, and we would not be here today.
'Twas well you came, else we would not have won this day. Only a knight errant may break a stalemate, my lady mother used to say.
Your deeds are known to all at the Front─but false would I speak if I said you were accepted by all. Pride hardens resolve and hearts alike.
To confront Iceheart once more, with full knowledge of her talents... My friend, I am truly grateful for everything you have done, as is every man with knowledge of your deeds.
Would that every Ishgardian could know. Yet even Master Alphinaud agrees that some tales are too dangerous to spread.
You honor Whitebrim with your presence. On behalf of the garrison, I salute your momentous victory over the dreaded wyrm.
Your deeds have laid the foundation for true change in Ishgard─for a lasting peace. As always, however, there remain those stone-headed few who persist in clinging to the old ways...
Drillemont is a knight of House Durendaire, and served loyally under Ser Gorgagne until his mentor put aside his blade for good following the disappearance of the Durendaire heir. Since then, Drillemont has quietly continued to devote himself to duty. He is not wont to engage in tales of the long labors of his fifty-seven winters, rather choosing to spend his time in solitude watching over the grave of the late Ser Gorgagne.