The war is over for this particular Alaerin. As she was falling back to the rest of her squad, she heard the all too distinctive click of a landmine being triggered. With the UECSF coming in close after her, there was nothing left to do but surrender.
As soon as the bomb squad fits her with some explosive ankle-bracelets, they'll disarm the mine (good thing the mine has to be so big and sophisticated, or else that would be really difficult...) and then march her off to...well, wherever they can find that can reasonably house a 35-foot alien POW.
The Legacyverse, and the Alaereen race in particular, was created by Durendal
I'm just using it for sketch-inspiration.
PS--I'm doing more backgrounds than I thought I would...Feel free to critique them. And the tech. Neither of those are what I consider my strong suits.