Pendulum Wars and E-DayEdit
During the Pendulum Wars, a series of bomb shelters where built in the town. During the Pendulum Wars, the UIR attacked the town and shattered it, soon E-Day would follow and the city was evacuated. Maria Santiago's parents were buried there after the E-day attacks. When the Hammer of Dawn counterattack began, the town was spared from the strikes, but it had a grandstand view of its neighbor city of Char as it was flattened.
- "STAY OUT!
NOT SAFE FOR HUMANS!! any actual people (not un-people) coming to Mercy should STAY AWAY because there is something really weird going on like some kind of CRAY FEVER or SOME OTHER CRAP and I'm likely to SHOOT YOU if I can't tell you apart from those sickass freaks!
They're not gonna stop unless I stop them!!!!"
- — A warning letter about the pandemic posted in Mercy.
Two years after the sinking of Jacinto, the town of Mercy and its Stranded population face an epidemic that was worse than Rust Lung. Serans in the town began falling ill to a mystery epidemic with symptoms including fever and muscle pains. As the epidemic began to spread, the citizens of Mercy tried to fight it by boarding up the homes of the ill to keep it isolated, but it failed. In just a few short months, most of the town was affected, except for a few survivors, including one crazy old man who rigged the pipeline running through the town with explosive charges. He believed it was the imulsion causing the epidemic, and wanted to keep it from spreading.
Delta Squad arrived in search of fuel for their trip to Azura, but found the town deserted and the fuel pump shut off. They followed the pipeline to find the fuel pump, and discovered the charges placed on the line. After deactivating the third charge, the crazy old man shot at Delta Squad and warned them about the 'fever' before running away. They soon discovered that the crazy old man had died, not by Locust but by a Former, a human who has turned Lambent. Swarms of them packed the area, and Delta Squad was surrounded, but they pushed their way towards the town hall, only to find themselves blocked. Swarms of Formers begin to attack them, and a Stranded on the balcony above them informs Delta to get on the machine gun to fend off the Formers. After defeating the wave of Formers, Delta Squad joins the Stranded inside, but before they can ask anything more than how the lambency starts, more Formers ambush everyone inside. The two Stranded are immediately killed, and Delta Squad pushes through the Formers to the Church, where they discover the fuel pump. As the rest of Delta activate the pipeline, Dom visits his family's grave and leaves his COG tag and Maria's necklace there. The pipeline is successfully activated, but the tanker is shot too full of holes to hold imulison so the plan is abandoned. They get back to Dizzy and Jace, finding them under attack by the Savage Locust, and then the Lambent come to join the fight. Delta fights them off until Dom sacrifices himself by driving a truck into the tanker, detonating the imulsion and destroying the enemy forces. Hola
- ↑ Gears of War 3: Unbreakable
- ↑ http://epicgames.com/community/2011/08/final-%E2%80%9Cgears-of-war-3%E2%80%9D-map-revealed/
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 194
- ↑ Gears of War 3 Collectible-Panicked Letter.