|“|| The London Fortress of the Euro Alliance has stood intact far too long for Yuri's arising Epsilon empire to tolerate it and as worrying reports from England continue to cumulate, Yuri sets the invasion that will finish the Euro Alliance off in motion.|
- Mission description
Operation: Godsend is the fifth mission of the Act Two Epsilon campaign. This mission marks the debut of the Aerial Fortress Irkalla as it is chronoshifted into London carrying an elite task force, with the purpose of destroying the Allies' London fortress.
Yuri's Message: "Proselyte! The time has come to topple the last vestige of Allied control in the world; their fortress in London, which is heavily defended, has stood for far too long. Where the Soviet operation to claim the islands had failed, with our capture of the original Chronosphere in Germany, combined with the related tech we've retrieved in Kanegawa Industries facilities all those years ago, the pieces are now in place for our plan to succeed.
While the Allies are distracted with our naval and aerial armies coming along the coast, the actual part of our invasion will come from within. With the aid of the Chronosphere, we shall shift in one of our newest technological advancements: the Aerial Fortress Irkalla, armed with a battalion of our most elite and loyal followers. Take care not to let Irkalla get destroyed, it is vital in this operation. In tandem, these forces shall make the London Fortress burn.
The Allies have constructed what seems to be a large shelter in the city, housing many of their military units. Destroying it surely will cripple their combat potential. Make it a priority. "
Arriving in the heart of the city
Aerial Fortress Irkalla was successfully chronoshifted to the south of the city, releasing 6 Epsilon Elites, 6 Initiates and 6 Archers. The Proselyte was quickly directed to his main target; a large building on the opposite side of the River Thames from British Parliament, where a large number of Allied forces were assembling. This task force quickly launched its operations, securing the immediate area.
At this time, the Proselyte gained new information; most of the defense structures in the city were protected by Force Shields. Although it was impossible to cut off the power, the Proselyte could bring down the defenses by destroying nearby Shield Command structures. It also came to the Proselyte's attention that there were many Mirage Tanks in the area ready to ambush the attacking Epsilon forces, requiring careful scouting with the use of mind-controlled units. After pushing through the Allied forces near the initial deployment area, the Proselyte discovered several Engineers on the northwest side and was advised to make good use of them.
Culling the defenders
Irkalla forcibly destroyed the Shield Command in the southeast, rendering the nearby Patriot Missile Sites unprotected, before retreating westward. Epsilon Elites controlled a number of Cavalier Tanks and Archon AMCs stationed there, while Initiates and Archers garrisoned nearby civilian buildings for protection as they advances.
The annihilation of the southeast air defense outpost gave the task force a great advantage. Irkalla was able to advance further, destroying most of the Shield Commands on the western front. In the process, it prioritized the destruction of air defense units such as Guardian GIs, Archon AMCs and Patriot Missile Sites, as well as units such as Robot Tanks and Navy SEALs that posed a threat to Epsilon's infantry. The Shadow Tank squad that was lurking in the southwest also provided much-needed support. While advancing, the ground forces avoided Chrono Legionnaires, which posed a significant threat to ground units.
But the Proselyte soon realized something was not right; even though they had penetrated the heart of the London fortress, the Allies were not mobilizing many forces to encircle the attacking forces. Despite causing some confusion, the Proselyte ordered his forces onward.
With the help of a Kinetic Barrier, Epsilon's infantry squads continued to advance alongside Irkalla. The aerial fortress cleared a path to the base housing the Allied Engineers, allowing the Epsilon Elites to mind-control the Engineers. Once under Epsilon control, the Engineers were able to capture the Allied base next to the C-2 region, giving the task force a greater advantage.
Pacifying the last defenses
This force soon reached the front of the British Parliament and eliminated the bridge's defensive forces, including American Aeroblazes. With a large number of Chrono Legionnaires on the opposite of the bridge, the Proselyte came up with a new tricky tactic; let an Epsilon Elite move forward tentatively, so that a Chrono Legionnaire would chronoshift in front of him and promptly be mind-controlled. With several Chrono Legionnaires under Epsilon's control, the Proselyte advanced to the SteinsTech Hangar.
The Proselyte observed that the troops that had previously entered the hangar had disappeared and it appeared that they had already assembled. Once the Aeroblazes in front of Steins Hangar were destroyed or mind-controlled, Irkalla was able to target the final Shield Command. As it fell, the Proselyte was ordered destroy the hangar.
A mysterious machine rises
With the Force Shield down, the rooftop door of the hangar opened and a giant aircraft emerged from within. The battlefield was bathed in blue light, and the task force was suddenly obliterated. The strange aircraft was nowhere to be seen.
|“|| They must have anticipated this. They knew we had the Chronosphere and could perform such an attack but they remained cool and stalled us long enough to let that machine lift off. This isn't good.|
- Yuri's Message
The damage was done. London, and eventually the whole of the British Islands, fell to Epsilon's Forces as the Fortress devastated the European troops there.
However, at the closest opportunity in nearly destroying the SteinsTech Hangar, a flying vessel suddenly arose and causes time to stop instantly, destroying the Irkalla Fortress and wiping out its task force instantly, much to the Proselyte's surprise.
The Allies' secret weapon, the Paradox Engine, took what was left of the Euro Alliance forces and retreated elsewhere. Epsilon forces would follow on behind and try to destroy the Engine before it could power up its weapon again.
- The mission uses a unique music during gameplay.
- Another unique music will be played at the end of the mission.