Sera looked at Kato for a moment. She was reluctant, but tried not to let it shown, knowing that the blind guardian could sense it despite his lack of sight. For Sera, though, it no longer matter whether she wanted to go or not. They all were exhausted, Soren especially. Add to that the potential of falling into bad term with the leaders of the whole Spira; it was simply too dangerous to simply resume the journey in their current condition. Thus, the summoner turned her attention back to Eilie and informed her decision concisely, "Yes, let us meet with the Maesters. Will you lead us the way?"
"Of course," replied Eilie. She glanced briefly at the fallen figures of her fellow Crusaders, most of them faintly groaning from the pain suffered from her attacks and their own fall. The female Crusader decided it better to leave them be, and would request the medical team to pick them up later. "This way, Lady Sera," she gestured to the slope on the cliffside before walking there herself, leading the others out of the ravine and towards the rocky path that the Mushroom Rocks was famous for.
"Eilie, if I may ask, what is actually the purpose of this 'Operation Mi'ihen'?" Sera couldn't help but ask. She had been intrigued ever since the Crusader mentioned that there were Al-Bhed in her platoon.
Eilie looked at the summoner with a crooked eyebrow, and eventually said, "I think it's best if the Maesters explain it to you."
Sera was about to ask more but was ultimately silenced when shouts and sounds of clashing metals emerged, growing louder and louder with each of their steps. Once they arrived at the bay, Sera held her breath in amazement as she saw that the beach and the rocky cliffs surrounding it were dotted with humans, Crusaders and Al-Bhed alike, and surrounding them were Machina in all shapes and sizes. The Machina were all laid out in the open, being handled by both the Crusaders and Al-Bhed. More of them were being unloaded from closed wagons, stationed on all sides of the bay. It was undoubtedly the first time that Sera had seen so many Machina being employed with her own eyes.