631 young and virgin girls were spared from the Wildnorth Town massacre. The duke had ordered for those girls to be sold to slave traders for a huge sum. Other than that, there are up to 800 young women within the army camp and they look to be in a rather bad state from the treatment they received from the enemy soldiers. Also quite a number of women within the houses of the Silver ranked knights which they have claimed for themselves.
Waxima and Jim escorted the surviving womenfolk of Wildnorth Town back to Maplewoods Bastide. No matter their past, they were still relatives to many of the people within the bastide. Lorist planned to let them rest up for a bit before sending them to Firmrock Castle where they will be free to form new relationships and families with the youths over there and start their life afresh, effectively leaving their torturous past behind.
Even though Pesha was a silver ranked knight, she was never given any assignments and she wasn't associated with the garrison force of the family as well. After the women arrived at the bastide, Mistress Pesha managed to get permission from the old butler to be in charge of taking care of them. She then had some basic Battle Force technique diagrams copied and sent to the women and told them to not forget how badly they were treated and encouraged them to start training in Battle Force to become independent and be able to stand up for themselves should they experience the same hardships in the future.
The women who have awakened their Battle Force are getting more and more furious and some men were even pummeled to the brink of death for simply teasing and flirting with them. Pesha forced the women to train in Battle Force and help out with the farming and livestock raising. Some of the women who were born in families of higher social standings naturally couldn't bear to work in the field all day.
Upon his arrival, Lorist free all the female captives of Wildnorth town. For their futures, they were free to choose from the following choices. They could rely on their relatives within the Maplewoods Bastide or try to make a living for yourself there. Alternatively, they could choose to follow him to Firmrock Castle and find a partner there to start a family and begin their lives anew or choose to become maidservants of the knights of my family or find some other kind of work. As for the third option, Lorist have decided to officially form a female garrison unit for those who have awakened their Battle Force to join if they wanted to. Their treatment and benefits would be the same as that received by the garrison force soldiers of their family. Naturally, even those who haven't awakened their Battle Force would be welcome to join that unit. However, they would only be given food and living quarters and wouldn't receive the full benefits of being a garrison force member unless they manage to awaken their Battle Force one day to qualify as a formal member of the unit.
Lorist also gave Pesha two choices. She could choose to be the leader of the female unit. However, he would take charge of raising and caring for his elder brother's illegitimate son. Alternatively, she could raise the son however she saw fit and not interfere with the matters of the family. She chose the former, and the female unit was left her charge.
Pesha's female garrison unit performed exceedingly well during the past two magical beast extermination operations at Felicitas Settlement. Lorist allowed Pesha to expand her unit to 3000 women but also requested her to have her subordinates be well-versed in first aid and medicinal skills so that they can also play the role of a medic unit on the battlefield. Lundmorde became a medical instructor for the female unit.