Chapter 6:

[Extra] Medal of Honour Recipient's Dossier : The White Witch - Caulia Cornellia Cromwell

My Sweet Gentle Veteran (Under Reconstruction)

1st Lieutenant Caulia Cornellia Von Cromwell was an accomplished sniper serving under La grande armée de Lividia. Originally serving as a truck driver with the logistical corps, she is transferred to sniper role after proving herself capable during a Radovian raid on a Commonwealth Logistic convoy. Her official kill count, which is zero, is due to lack of confirmation with any superior. In reality, there are numerous claims of staggering 502 to 614 ground kills, 15 aircrafts downed, and one heavy cruiser sunk; the only time in recorded history where a capital ship was sunk by a single ground-based infantry unit. While it's true that these numbers were unofficial, the physical wreck of the cruiser Mistaya resting beneath the Cerulean Shore is irrefutable proof of her exploit. Lieutenant Caulia was severely wounded during the battle of the ringed tower when supposedly, an explosion landed near her, causing her to lose both arms and permanently wounding one of her legs. And despite all of that, according to the personal testimony of the Crown Prince of Bavria who she was escorting at the time, she kept on fighting to protect him. For her heroic deeds, she was awarded the Anglician Medal of Honour, and the Galcian Plaques d'honneur after the war. Both of which are the highest military award that could ever be handed out to service personnel by the respective Commonwealth member's Nation. A year after that, she was knighted by the Bavrian royal family with strong support from the crown prince himself, officially earning her the title of Baroness and granting her the name of ‘Von Cromwell.’ Making her one of the only three Galcian in history who became a part of the Bavrian nobility.

She survived through the third monarch war and retired to her hometown of Edna at the war's end. It is a well-known fact that Lieutenant Caulia was an aspiring artist prior to her conscription, having won several local awards for excellence in arts. She has thus far refused all requests for an interview, making information on her post war life sparse. But it’s apparent that she continued to choose the life of an artist, as there have been several reports indicating that her works are being displayed in various galleries across the Commonwealth nation. An interesting fact is that oftentimes , a second artist would be credited in some of her works, though it’s not clear who the identity of this second artist is. Regardless of that, it remains to be a fact that her deeds cemented her as one of the greatest soldiers the commonwealth has ever been graced with.

- Excerpt from The Anglician Medal of Honour’s Recipient Dossier. Written several years after the war.