The Galahad Fortress is an area in Xenoblade Chronicles. It is the fortress that protects Mechonis from the people of Bionis, taking it down was the goal of the 2nd battle of Sword Valley. Once the party reaches the end of Mechonis Field, they cannot return to the Sword Valley and the fortress, and all of its Collectables will need to be acquired via trading. Even beyond completing the Collectopaedia, some of them are needed for the rebuilding of Colony 6.
Before the beginning of the game
Egil created the fortress to have a base from which he could launch attacks against the whole Bionis. Soon it became clear that the destruction of the fortress would bring victory to the Homs. At the end of the 1st war against the Mechons, the Homs gained the upper hand and the Mechon forces were cornered in Sword Valley and Galahad Fortress despite the destruction of most of their colonies.
1st Battle of Sword Valley
The Homs launched the final attack against the fortress but soon the situation evolved in favor of the Mechons and the Homs started to think that they should fall back to Colony 6 and make their last stand. However a group composed of three well known Homs warriors composed of Dickson, Mumkhar and the one who could wield the Monado, Dunban decided to destroy the army and the fortress by themselves. With the power of the Monado they were able to win even if Mumkhar decided to run from the battlefield and was seemingly executed by the Mechon.
Visiting the fortress
The party, having just reached the fortress decided to search for Face Nemesis inside the fortress. Once they find her they discover that she is under Yaldabaoth's control, Egil activate the Apocrypha to desactivate the power of the Monado he then attack the group with the help of the Face Nemesis. Fiora awakens and beg Meyneth for help, she use her powers to break free from Egil's control and destroy most of the fortress.
2nd Battle of Sword Valley
The allied forces leaded by Prince Kallian, Colonel Otharon, Colonel Vangarre, Chief Dunga, Dickson and supervised by Minister Lorithia and Alvis launch a second attack against the fortress one year after the first one. The Battle is in favor of the allied forces by a landslide despite the presence of Mass-Produced Face armed with spears created to decompose any organic life. However the allied forces would never reach their goal due to the awakening of the Mechonis which force them to retreat.
Normal Minor Enemies
- M34 Hornet Unit
- M35 Wasp Unit
- M48 Sentry Unit
- M58 Tactical Unit
- M59 Captain
- M65 Hunter Unit
- M66 Production Unit
- M66 Supply Unit
- M68 Construction Unit
- M85 Infantry Unit
- M85 Sergeant
- Offensive Scout Unit
Quest Exclusive Enemies
Story & Quest Exclusive Enemies
Landmarks and Locations
|Bionis||Colony 9 • Tephra Cave • Bionis' Leg • Colony 6 • Ether Mine • Satorl Marsh • Bionis' Interior • Makna Forest • Frontier Village • Eryth Sea • Alcamoth • High Entia Tomb • Prison Island • Valak Mountain|
|Mechonis||Sword Valley • Galahad Fortress • Fallen Arm • Mechonis Field • Central Factory • Agniratha • Mechonis Core|