The mission to Montevado or the sinking of Montevado was a major event in the Locust War despite being only a minor skirmish. It showed to the COG that the Locust Horde were back and were able to sink whole cities that lay on Jacinto Plateau.
Delta-One, after their week leave following their mission to the Pirnah Badlands, is assigned to investigate the city of Montevado and the seismic disturbances that have been taking place there. They are deployed to Montevado via King Raven. However, en-route the Raven comes under fire from Seeders over the Dorado Hills. The Raven pilot is killed in the attack and Jace takes the controls of the Raven as he is the only member of Delta-One with any prior experience. The Raven then takes another hit, losing their landing gear. Jace then crash lands the Raven into an Emergence Hole, killing all the Locust emerging.
Journey To MontevadoEdit
After taking supplies from the Raven, Delta-One continues to advance towards Montevado on foot. They soon come across a stranded named Jonboy who takes them to the Stranded settlement of Fucked. Once here, Delta-One barter for transport to Montevado. In return for transport, Delta-One ambush a Locust squad who frequently attacked the settlement. Jace then spots a child called Lily with no parents; after arguing with Marcus he agrees to take her with them.
After the battle, Delta-One, with Lily, proceed towards Montevado in a Stranded Junker but they soon come under fire from Locust Drones. Delta-One disembarks from the Junker, dispatching the Drones quickly; however a Brumak soon appears over the nearest hill and starts bearing down upon Delta-One. Just as the Brumak reaches Delta-One's position, Cole comes out of nowhere and fires a Boomshot at the Brumak, distracting it. Cole then remounts his Centaur and joins the rest of Sigma-One. The Brumak gives chase to Centaur II-W0801; as it passes between two cliff faces, the Brumak is tricked into firing and is crushed under both cliff faces, ending the threat.
Delta-One and Sigma-One then take the opportunity to catch up with Jace being introduced to Baird and Cole whilst Barrick discovers two abandoned Rat Bikes. They decide to ride to Montevado on the bikes and give Lily to Sigma-One to take back to Jacinto with them. Delta-One then travels to Montevado on the bikes.
Battle of MontevadoEdit
Once Delta-One arrives at Montevado, the squad splits up; with Marcus and Barrick taking the north side of town whilst Dom and Jace take the South side. Dom and Jace find a sign of life first when they discover a Stranded. He starts acting erratically and asks the Gears for help. However, this attracts the attention of a group of Wretches who attack the Stranded, tearing him to shreds whilst Dom and Jace attempt to hold them off. Marcus and Barrick are then attacked by their own band of Wretches. Both groups soon disappear for unknown reasons, but it soon becomes apparent as Montevado begins to sink.
Soon after the city has sunk, Jace wakes to find himself crushed under a steel girder. With the help of Dom, he manages to lift it off of himself. However, they soon discover their Lancers are damaged beyond repair. Barrick and Marcus, however, survived the seismic activity with little damage except to Barrick's armor. They start to move to re-group when Dom and Jace come under attack by Heart Leeches. With the help of Marcus and Barrick, they manage to kill the leeches. Then seismic activity begins to occur, however it is not another earthquake but a Corpser opening an Emergence Hole. Bloodmounts and other Locust emerge.
Death of a HeroEdit
Delta-One comes under attack from the Locust forces instantly with the Locust trying to flank their position. Marcus soon orders Dom and Jace to retreat to higher ground as he knows they wont last much longer. Jace and Dom then start climbing the edge of the sinkhole to escape. They then come across a group of Stranded survivors including Lily's mother. Barrick then tells Marcus to go and leave him. Marcus refuses at first but Barrick charges into the Locust Horde, engaging them in hand to hand combat. Marcus retreats whilst the Locust kill Barrick. Marcus then climbs the sinkhole, following in Jace and Dom's footsteps. As Marcus reaches the top, the area of ground Jace is standing on gives way and he falls back into the sinkhole.
Jace is knocked out by the impact and comes round a few minutes after landing. Meanwhile, King Ravens arrive and start evacuating the Stranded. Jace soon finds himself confronted with a Berserker. He initially attempts to evade it; however he soon makes a mistake and the Berserker starts to rush his position. Marcus arrives on a grab ladder lowered from a King Raven. He tells Jace to jump off the edge to grab his hand while the Berserker gives chase. Jace leaps and takes Marcus' hand and the Raven flies off whilst the Berserker runs blindly off the cliff face. Delta then proceeds to return to Jacinto with Stranded in tow.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gears of War: Hollow Issue 4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Gears of War: Hollow Issue 2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gears of War: Hollow Issue 6
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow Issue 3
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow Issue 5
- ↑ Gears of War: Sourcebook