- "You may use it to declare martial in part or all of the COG territories."
- — Attorney General Milon Audley to Chairman Richard Prescott
- "As all of Sera has learned, peace is fragile. This new ruthless enemy has rendered Sera's leaders either helpless, or dead. This enemy believes Sera is finished. The Coalition of Ordered Governments believes Sera is finished- being this sick, feeble, animal, waiting for slaughter. Today, citizens of Sera, we (COALITION), will take back our planet. To ensure your safety, (COOPERATION), we are reinstating the Fortification Act. All of Sera will be under martial law; no-one is exempt. Survivors should immediately start evacuating to Jacinto Plateau. These (UNCLEAN) creatures, these locusts, (SEEM) are unable to penetrate Jacinto's granite base. Therefore, in Jacinto, we are safe."
- — Chairman Richard Prescott, delivering the speech that reinstated the Fortification Act. 
The Fortification Act was ratified by the COG and established martial law in COG controlled areas on Sera. It allowed the COG to transform the Jacinto Plateau into an unassailable fortress, sealing areas inside the plateau (such as Ephyra) from the Locust Horde. Despite the desertion of those outside the Jacinto Plateau, this act proved wildly popular, as it protected the citizens of the plateau from attack by the Locust. However, this Act limits the freedom of citizens, rations food supplies, gives the COG Department of Conscription legal rights to conscript all able bodied men into the army, and forces women to live with the sole purpose of giving birth. 
Jacinto Under Martial LawEdit
- "Notice of Curfew
Due to recent Locust encroachment into Jacinto, COG soldiers will be enforcing a mandatory curfew every night until further notice. All Jacinto citizens are encouraged to remain indoors whenever possible, and are ordered to be off the streets by nightfall. After dusk, COG soldiers have orders to shoot on sight. Any citizen found to be in violation of this curfew faces arrest, imprisonment, and/or possible injury. Do your part to help make Jacinto a safer place for all."
- — Flyer found by Marcus Fenix.
- ↑ Inside the Mind of Marcus Fenix: Jacinto
- ↑ Last Day
- ↑ Gears of War: Destroyed Beauty
- ↑ Gears of War 2 Collectible
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