Battle of Noroa

Locust War


9 A.E.


Noroa island

  • Depopulation of Noroa island
    • Continued guerrilla warfare until evacuation to Galangi island

COGFlag Coalition of Ordered Governments

Locust symbol Locust Horde




Coalition of Ordered Governments Army





"We're not Stranded. We just lost radio contact"
— Cpl. Hugo Muir

After the Battle of Kaia, a mass exodus from that island led people to Noroa island, including Gears from the 5th Kaian Grenadiers. Around 9 A.E., the Locust Horde attacked Noroa island with full force and killed most of the population except for a small band of survivors lead by Bernadette Mataki. The Locust returned to Noroa, looking for supplies and raiding the towns on the island. Only fifteen civilians and a handful of Gears were left on the island and the occasional Stranded that visited.[1]

Guerrilla warfareEdit

"Do they have mothers? Families? I hope so. I want them to suffer and grieve like we have."
— Bernie's inner thoughts before killing a group of Drones

In the summer of 9 A.E.,[2] Bernie, along with two Gears of the 5th Kaian, watched a group of twelve Drones moving a bakery delivery van down the road so it could be stripped for parts. The island of Noroa was stripped of all its valuable resources by the Horde.[3] Bernie lined up the first Drone, while Darrel, Hugo, and Miku took up positions for the killzone. The Gears opened up on them while Bernie was able to can a headshot on one of the Drones, while the rest either bolted or took cover. Miku was able to kill the three Drones that retreated.[4] The Gears converged on the truck to find a Drone alive inside with a crossbow bolt in his chest. Bernie executed the Drone, making sure that if there was a grub “medic”, this Drone would never kill another human.[4]

Leaving NoroaEdit

The group decided they would have a better chance on Galangi island, as it was protected by an abyssal trench, until a Stranded came to the island asking for water. The Stranded was surprised to see Gears since Chairman Richard Prescott ordered a recall to Jacinto. Hugo tried to get the idea out of Bernie's head that she could return to her old unit - the 26th RTI. But no matter what Hugo said, Bernie needed to return. She loaded up supplies and headed for the mainland while the rest of the camp survivors left for Galangi.[5]


  1. Gears of War: Coalition's End pg 353
  2. Gears of War: Coalition’s End chapter 20
  3. Gears of War: Coalition’s End pg 348
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gears of War: Coalition’s End pg 350
  5. Gears of War: Coalition’s End pg 356
Locust War
0 A.E. Emergence Day (First Battle of Jannermont · Battle of Porta Ogari · Battle of Mattino Junction · Battle of Nordesca · Evacuation of Mercy · Battle of Ephyra (E-Day) · Fall of Gorasnaya ) · Battle of Kinnerlake · Destruction of Halvo Bay · Battle of Autrin · Battle of Jasper · Battle of Kaia
1 A.E. Battle of Bonbourg · Second battle of Jannermont · Fall of Ostri · Battle of Andius · Ambush on Voslov Bridge · Hammer of Dawn strikes · Battle of Oblivion · Skirmish in the Live Zone
5 A.E. Fall of Landown
9 A.E. Battle of Noroa · Riverside Skirmish ·Evacuation of Ilima
10 A.E. Battle of Estana · Skirmish at Shenko Falls · Battle of Ephyra
11 A.E. Skirmish outside the Wire
12 A.E. Raid on Ginnet Drive · Incursions at Endeavor
13 A.E. Battle on the Andius Highway · West Barricade Campaign · Raid on the CIC
14 A.E. Operation: Midnight · Siege of the Slab · Battle of the Slab · Lightmass Offensive · Assault on Franklin's Outpost · Battle of Tollen Dam · Evacuation of Fort Reval · Evacuation of Speyer · Jilane Massacre · Ambush at Sovereigns Boulevard · Evacuation of North Gate · Sinking of Tollen and Montevado · Mission to Tollen · Battle outside of Jacinto · Mission to the Pirnah Badlands · Battle for Fucked · Mission to Montevado · Battle near Jacinto · Unidentified M.O.U.T. battle · Liberation of Jilane · Siege of Jacinto (Raid on Pomeroy Depot · Raid on Jacinto Med) · Operation: Hollow Storm (Assault on Landown · Battle of Ilima · Mission to New Hope Research Facility · Siege of Nexus) · First Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Skirmish south of Port Farrall · Second Mission to Merrenat Naval Base
15 A.E. Battle of Port Farrall · Ambush outside of Port Farrall · Lambent Pandemic
16 A.E. Skirmish in the Kashkur Foothills
17 A.E. First Battle of Azura · Mission to Hanover · Battle of Centennial Bridge · Battle of the Deadlands · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Mercy · Attack on Griffin Tower · Battle of Endeavor Naval Shipyard · Mission to Halvo Bay · Second Battle of Azura

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