'Hold The Line' Speech
During the mission on Virmire, Kirrahe gives this speech to his men before heading into battle:
You all know the mission, and what is at stake. I have come to trust each of you with my life - but I have also heard murmurs of discontent. I share your concerns. We are trained for espionage; we would be legends, but the records are sealed. Glory in battle is not our way. Think of our heroes; the Silent Step, who defeated a nation with a single shot. Or the Ever Alert, who kept armies at bay with hidden facts. These giants do not seem to give us solace here, but they are not all that we are. Before the network, there was the fleet. Before diplomacy, there were soldiers! Our influence stopped the rachni, but before that we held the line! Our influence stopped the krogan, but before that we held the line! Our influence will stop Saren; in the battle today, we will hold the line!
Captain Kirrahe's Fate
Captain Kirrahe can either survive or fall in the assault on Virmire. He will survive if Shadow Team (the team led by the player) takes out various installations such as the fuel tanks, flying drones and satellite uplink. The player will also need to divert the alarm away from the the main assault. If you choose not to do any of these options then Kirrahe will be killed.
If he survives the mission he will temporarily come aboard the Normandy and request to be dropped off at the nearest system.