Building the Base: Prisoners of War

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Building the Base: Prisoners of War
Section Kourna Quests
Campaign Nightfall
Given by Dunkoro
in Command Post
Required hero Dunkoro
Part of The Command Post
Followed by Building the Base: The Interrogation
Type Secondary quest
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Building the Base: Prisoners of War consists of a quick raid outside the Sunspear Sanctuary, defeating a patrol of Kournan military and rescuing some Sunspears.

Quest information[edit]


  • Required hero: Dunkoro


  • Make your way to the intercept point with Dunkoro.
  • Split your forces. Attack the Kournan scouts without alerting the others.
  • Rescue the prisoners of war.
  • See Lonai for your reward.


Environmental changes[edit]


  • This is a quest mainly to acquaint you with the power of the Command Post.
  • Move through the portal to the Sunward Marches in the Command Post, then head north. Few enemies will engage you.
  • The guards and the captives are resting when you come upon them. Use your heroes (or do it yourself) to pull the other group of scouts towards the first group, and kill them all. Then kill the guards.
    • Alternatively, you can ignore the "Split your forces. Attack the Kournan scouts without alerting the others" objective and attack the entire group of the Kournans at once.



Humans (Order of the Sunspears)


Humans (Kournan military)


Initial dialogue[edit]

"You know what I've said about sticking to the plan? When the situation changes, get a new plan.
To stand a chance against Varesh's forces, we have to regain our strength. That means rescuing our Sunspear brothers and sisters scattered throughout hostile territory. Nerashi, our scout, has discovered a small company of Kournan guards escorting a band of captured Sunspears. So here's the plan: we ambush these guards before they reach the Sunward Marches and rescue our captured brethren. If we wait, there'll be too many to fight. As it is, we'll be outnumbered, but we are Sunspears. We can handle it.
So that's the new plan. Hit them fast and hard. Let's get moving!"
Yes Accept: "I love it when a plan comes together."
No Decline: "I don't think I like this plan."
Ask Ask: "Just remember...when the time comes, I will give you the advice you need. Now let's get going to the Sunward Marches and rescue those captured Sunspears!"

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Approaching from the northwest:

Dunkoro: Let's hold up here. They're just down below there. Seems their captain is rather lazy; the patrol pattern is full of holes.
Dunkoro: This should be easy. See those scouts on either side?
Dunkoro: If they alert the company, or if you charge in recklessly, we'll have a harder time freeing the prisoners.
Dunkoro: Now is the time to divide and conquer! Never underestimate the advantage of surprise.

Nearing the Phalanx:

Kournan Phalanx: "Give your feet a rest. The captain needs a moment in the shade."
Kournan Phalanx: "Did you hear that? We're being followed! Move the prisoners to the back and prepare for attack!"

After rescue:

Kenohir: "Thank the gods...I thought my only means to freedom would be the chopping block."
Zuwarah: "We were on our way to the safe point when these Kournans found us. We'll meet you at the rendezvous point."
Shausha: "Let's get out of here before more Kournans arrive!"

Reward dialogue[edit]

"Well done freeing those Sunspears. You did especially well, <character name>. Keep flexibility in mind the next time you assault a large group, and remember the value of patience, too. Dunkoro always says a little patience goes a long way.
Our rescued brethren and new allies will help us resupply behind enemy lines, and that means I can make sure you can be rewarded for the risks you took today. Those Sunspears you rescued have set up shop in the Command Post. You can check in with them there any time."


Anomaly Anomaly. The Kournan Phalanx will not attack until he says "Did you hear that? We're being followed! Move the prisoners to the back and prepare for attack!"


  • The "I love it when a plan comes together" quote was used by Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith in The A-Team.