Merging with the Dawn Brigade
The Dawn Brigade first encountered the Daein Liberation Army in the Desert of Death. Tauroneo, Zihark, and Jill, three of the Daein Liberation Army's best fighters, were defending an abandoned fort from Begnion troops. When it seemed that they were hopelessly outnumbered, the Dawn Brigade heroically came into the battle, driving back the occupation forces. Once the battle was over, Tauroneo introduced the Dawn Brigade to Prince Pelleas, who claimed to be King Ashnard's son. Prince Pelleas was secretly raising the Daein Liberation Army to free Daein from the Begnion occupation forces. Realizing that they had the same goals, the Dawn Brigade merged with the Daein Liberation Army, appointing Micaiah as Vice Commander, and raising a sizable force to drive out Begnion. Eventually, the liberators succeeded, driving the occupiers out of Daein's capital, Nevassa.
The Daein Liberation Army was led mainly by Prince Pelleas (assisted by Izuka), Vice Commander Micaiah, and General Tauroneo.