Translated from Shelesh:
I'm so sorry. We managed to push the kett back from Techiix, but they knew we were coming. Had traps laid out before we even crested the peak.
Arjaan didn't make it. He went down covering our saboteur—took out nearly a dozen kett before he fell. You'd have been so proud of him. I wanted to let you know before word got back in a less delicate way.
I'll tell Eskaal to hold off on sending the notice. You should be able to break the news to your parents yourself. Commander, I truly am sorry. I know this must be difficult to read. But know that Arjaan Do Xeel was a hero today.