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This article is about the episode's article. For the episode's release event, see Episode 9: Stormwatch.

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The ninth episode of Arknights' Main Theme and the start of the Shadow of a Dying Sun story arc and the Victoria Arc of the Arknights storyline is titled Stormwatch.

Release date
CN

September 17, 2021

Synopsis

SPOILER

The story set in almost a year (precisely, 11 months and 27 days) after the Chernobog-Lungmen crisis. County Hillock, a small district in the southern part of Victoria, seemed to be as normal as usual. But one day, Bagpipe, her leader Trumpet and their regiment, the Second Stormtroopers, were sent there from the capital of Londinium to investigate the missing illegal Orignium product in the local storehouse as well as a mysterious "ghost-like squadron" that has been harassing other counties. Their investigation, however, was frequently interrupted by the local soldiers led by Colonel Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Outcast, a Rhodes Island Elite Op, paid a visit to the local R.I. office to deal with ordinary paper work. There, she also befriended Jeanne Willow, a Victorian ceremonial guard who volunteered to help the company during her stay in the county. Outcast noticed the tensing atmosphere of Hillock through several secret codes in their newspaper and the locals' hatred on the outsiders. It was the consequence of a batte centuries ago when the people of Tara, the region where Hillock stood, was absorbed by the Victorian royal forces during the Aslan-Draco war.

The tension finally broke off when the colonel's soldiers interferred a secret night meeting among the Taras, which provided a very good oportunity for the "ghost-like squadron" Dublinn. With Dublinn's support, the Taras dared to fight back the Victorian army but the battle also brought confusion among the innocent locals. In the midst of the conflict, Hamilton decided to end this age-long problem once and for all by ordering a merciless "dirty bomb" airstrike onto Hillock through the illegal Originium product he "seized" from the warehouse. It not only cause Bagpipe, Trumpet and her regiment to turn against Hamilton's order, but also forced Jeanne and the local R.I office led by Outcast to conduct an immediate evacuation. The airstrike also injured one of the Dublinn leaders Raphshini, who was luckily rescued by Outcast.

In the aftermath, Hillock was completely devastated by Originium pollutants from the bombs. Outcast sacrificed herself in order to defeat the elite leaders of Dublinn. The Second Stormtroopers were totally annihilated by both the Victorian soldiers and Mandrake with Trumpet being missing in action, leaving Bagpipe the only survivor. Hamilton himself was killed in action while some of his soldiers decided to side with Dublinn. Dublinn considered this a victory as they broadcasted a misleading message to other counties on the atrocity done by the Victorian army. As for the public, the Victorian government propagated that the Hillock atrocity was an accident during a military training.

Another year had passed since the Hillock atrocity. But this time, Rhodes Island was infiltrated by the remnants of Reunion led by Nine. The Reunion's mission was to conduct a jailbreak for Talulah, but the reason behind it was to have her pay back the bloodshed and betrayal she did to her fellow comrades. Now being freed from Kashchey's mind, Talulah embarked on a journey to Ursus in search for this vile Ageless.

Operations

Main
9-1
9-2
9-3
9-4
9-5
9-6
TR-19
9-7
9-8
9-9
9-10
9-11
9-12
9-13
S9-1
9-14
9-15
9-16
9-17
9-18
9-19
9-20
9-21
Extreme Mode
H9-1
H9-2
H9-3
H9-4
H9-5
H9-6

Trivia

  • Episode 09 is the first Main Theme episode with more than four Hell Mode operations, at six.
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