The Goofiest Hrothgar
Aymeric attempts to be pragmatic. And he's not wrong: the Dravanian Horde would withdraw after the city was razed, Coerthas would become buried in snow, and the land would fall to the beasts and the tribes. That is, until the Garleans arrive. They wouldn't even need to lift a blade to claim it.
Estinien steps in to take over.
Alphinaud is shocked at this revelation, and Satznswys doesn't even need to hide surprise. These are all things she knows, for she once stared down the point of Estinien's spear.
Heavy, huh, Alphinaud?
He does note that Aymeric seemed troubled by asking for aid. He was campaigning for Ishgard to open its gates, and he might have had to make personal concessions to get the Archbishop's concession to allow this.
They need to make a report to Minfilia, and make preparations to go to war.
Returning to the Rising Stones, F'lhaminn has returned, and is conversing with Tataru. Seems news of the Horde has already made its way around.
The Scions are recalled, along with the senior officers of the Crystal Braves.
Things are pretty bleak, indeed.