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The Fall of Gorasnaya took place around E-Day. It was a major event in the early Locust War. The battle was led by the Locust General Karn.[2]


"This grub, my army threw all we had at him. They called him Karn."
— Garron describing the fall

The Gorasni mainland was besieged and overrun by the Locust Horde not long after E-Day. The remainder of the Gorasni Army was hopelessly outmanned and outgunned by the Locust Horde and their leader, General Karn.

Paduk described Locust General Karn's campaign against Gorasnaya to be incredibly destructive. Only two million Gorasni civilians managed to survive, their military and government was crippled, and the national infrastructure was severely damaged. An example is the complete loss of all aviation assets in Gorasnaya.

Gorasnaya was also targeted in the Hammer of Dawn strikes by the COG in an attempt to destroy the Locust; this failed and, as a result, killed many more stranded Gorasni.


"By the time Karn was gone, there wasn't an airplane left in Gorasnaya."
— The extent of Karn's destruction

All but a few of the Gorasni were wiped out, and these survivors were either arrested by the COG for not surrendering after the Pendulum Wars, or joined their army. One such soldier was Garron Paduk. During the Destruction of Halvo Bay, Paduk encountered General Karn again, personally leading the attack on Halvo Bay. Paduk tried to warn Colonel Ezra Loomis of the threat that Karn possessed from his experiences fighting him during the Fall of Gorasnaya, but Loomis was too blinded by fighting Gorasnaya in the Pendulum Wars to take Paduk seriously, forcing Kilo Squad to go rogue in an attempt to kill General Karn with the Lightmass Missile.


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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