The Siege of Home is the period which the Church of Yevon
captured liberated Yuna from the al-Bheds. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Bheds and to deny it a safe Home base of operations in Bikanel Island. Key allies, the Guado, supported the church of Yevon from the start to the end of the phase. This surge is the shortest in Spiran history.
Maester Seymour Guado demanded that the al-Bhed hand over Yuna and expel all forms of technology. The al-Bhed declined to extradite her unless given assurance that the summoners would not complete their pilgrimage. They claim they summoner will surely die if they perform the Final Summoning. The al-Bhed further declined demands to extradite other summoners apart from Yuna. The Church of Yevo dismissed the request as a delaying tactic. Operation Enduring Freedom (the Siege of Home) launched in response.
One portion of the church of Yevon forces in Bikanel Island operated under Guado command; the rest remained under the direct church of Yevon command. Al Bhed leader Cid reorganized the movement and launched an insurgency against the church of Yevon.
Though outgunned and outnumbered, insurgents from the Al Bhed and other groups have waged asymmetric warfare. The al-Bhed exploited weaknesses in the church of Yevon government to reassert influence across rural areas of Bikanel Island. The church of Yevon responded by
completely destroying liberating the Homebase of Bikanel Island to “win hearts and minds” of the al-Bhedian people.
One such witness of the event responded,
“Hey – don’t look so down! BOOM! Hahaha! Like happy festival fireworks, ya?” After feeling remorse, he later expressed “Why didn’t I just shut my big mouth…?”
Over 15,000 al-Bhedian soldiers died, as well as nearly 20 thousand civilians, in the Siege of Home.
abducted freed, the church of Yevon formally ended combat operations in Bikanel Island and transferred full security responsibility to the airship Fahrenheit, via a sending ceremony performed by Yuna.