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Second Battle of Azura
Conflict:
Date:

17 AE

Place:

Azura

Outcome:
Combatants
Commanders
  • None
Strength

At least two Locust Gunboat

Casualties

Total

Total

The Second Battle of Azura was the final battle between the remnants of the COG and Gorasni against the Locust in Azura and the Lambent where the Locust Queen made her last stand against Delta in an attempt to solve the Lambent threat.

Order of BattleEdit

PreludeEdit

During the Attack on the Sovereign, Chairman Richard Prescott returned and gave Marcus Fenix a message from his father Adam Fenix revealing he was still alive on the island of Azura and had a weapon that could destroy the Lambent and the Locust. The Locust were aware of this as well and during the First Battle of Azura captured the island and Adam and slaughtered everyone else to force Adam to refine his weapon so it wouldn't effect them. Learning of Azura from the message, Prescott and A2897, Marcus led a mission to Azura to save Adam and use the weapon, getting fuel from Char while sending Damon Baird, Clayton Carmine and Augustus Cole to gather reinforcements for the battle.

Passage to AzuraEdit

After getting a submarine, Delta Squad and Dizzy Wallin traveled underwater to Azura, the only way to reach the island due to its Maelstrom barrier. On the way, they came under attack by Manglers and a Leviathan as well as passing through mines. After losing the Manglers in the current caused by the Maelstrom, and the Leviathan getting crushed by falling debris, they took out automated turrets and the torpedoes they fired, allowing the sub to arrive at the island safely and dock in an underground cave. Upon arrival, Delta had Dizzy take the sub to a safe distance as they knew it might be their only way off the island.

Attack on the Maelstrom FacilityEdit

After fighting their way out of the caves, Delta headed for the Maelstrom Facility to shut down the Maelstrom and allow Cole and Baird's reinforcements to come to the island. With the help of Adam Fenix guiding them from where he was locked in his lab, the group reached the facility fighting off a determined Locust attack all the way. Traveling to the basement, Delta shut down three generators powering the Maelstrom, but discovered that the Locust had apparently set up another power source they didn't have time to find. Following Adam's advice, they shut off five coolant valves to the device, which were protected by Armored Kantus and caused the facility to explode. Delta gets out in time and the Maelstrom is shut down, allowing Cole and Baird to arrive with Gorasni reinforcements led by Commander Miran Trescu.

Rescue of Adam FenixEdit

With reinforcements having arrived, Marcus, Cole, Baird and Anya Stroud headed off to rescue Adam Fenix as Samantha Byrne and Jace Stratton went off to help the Gorasni. As they fought through increasingly desperate Locust forces on the way to Azura's Pinnacle Tower, the Locust shot down a Gorasni King Raven so Delta took out several Siegebeasts and Gas Barges to protect their reinforcements. Eventually the group reached Pinnacle Tower where the Lambent joined the fight, sending up a bunch of Lambent Stalks outside the tower. JACK manages to open the door, and Marcus tells Delta Squad to barricade the doors to prevent the Stalks from coming in. Fighting past groups of Locust guarding the elevator lobby. After breaking through Delta squad discovers that the elevators are unfortunately at the top and come down slow. The barricade is destroyed and three Lambent Stalks attack Delta Squad. Eventually the Lambent are defeated and the group makes it into two elevators, but a Locust attack causes one elevator carrying Marcus and Anya to collapse and forcing them to climb on top of the other elevator. Upon arrival at the top floor, Delta is attacked by Queen Myrrah atop her Tempest and they seem to kill both by dropping a giant metal emblem of the COG on top of her. Eventually the group reaches Adam Fenix's office and defeats a Locust force outside, but have to go into two nearby rooms and cut power to an energy grid over the door. Delta reunites with Adam who explains that the Imulsion is alive and his knowledge of the Locust for at least five years before Emergence Day, having worked on a solution to the Lambent for twenty years. Adam then gives Baird a disc that contains all of his accumulated knowledge of the Locust and Imulsion before he leads them to the roof, where his superweapon is located.

Battle on top of Pinnacle Tower and War's EndEdit

On the roof, Delta and Adam are forced to repel a Lambent attack before they can access the weapon. As Adam activates the weapon, Myrrah and her Tempest attack and Delta fights them. Clayton Carmine arrives on a Gorasni King Raven and attempts to shoot down the Tempest, but fails and is shot down himself. After they force the Tempest to the rooftop, Adam raises two collumns containing the Hammer of Dawn, the only weapon capable of killing the Tempest. Marcus uses the Hammer on the Tempest, injuring it and causing it to retreat before it begins climbing up the side of the tower. Delta fires at its exposed back until it gets shocked by the weapon and is forced to let go. Eventually, through a process of forcing the Tempest to the rooftop and frying it with the Hammer of Dawn, Delta kills the Tempest and defeats Myrrah. As the weapon powers up, many Lambent Stalks pop up and unleash a wave of many Drudges, but the powering weapon unleashes an energy wave that kills them. Adam explains that he tested the weapon by infecting himself with Imulsion and due to its prevalence inside his body, Adam is killed by the weapon and disintergrates. As Delta grieves, Myrrah emerges from the Tempest's remains, alive but slightly injured and mocks Adam's death and his tendency to build weapons that kill many. Marcus orders Delta not to fire and she mocks his refusal to harm her, but he instead gets in close and stabs Myrrah in the heart with Dominic Santiago's commando knife, killing her.

AftermathEdit

The weapon activates and spreads all across Sera, killing all of the Locust and Lambent and destroying all imulsion, ending the Locust War and Lambent Pandemic. Carmine survives the Raven crash and he helps his wounded pilot aboard the King Raven that lands on the beach next to them. Peace finally settles on Sera as the survivors of the war celebrate victory at last.

Reference Edit

  1. Gears of War 3, Act 5
Battles of the 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 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 counterattack · Battle of Oblivion · Skirmish in the Live Zone
5 A.E. Fall of Landown
9 A.E. Battle of Noroa · Riverside Skirmish
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 · 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
15 A.E. 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 · 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
Unknown timeline Evacuation of Ilima
Battles of the Lambent Pandemic
15 A.E. Sinking of the Harvest · Sinking of the Nezark · Sinking of the Levanto · Sinking of the Coral Star · Skirmish on the CNV Clement · Battle of the Emerald Spar Platform · First Battle of New Jacinto · Battle of Pelruan · Battle of Grid Echo-Five · Battle of the Vectes Imulsion Field · Battle of Edlar Farm · Second Battle of New Jacinto · Emergence on the Southwest Coast of Vectes · Vectes Imulsion Field Incident · Meadow Skirmish · Stalk Emergence at the Reservoir · Third Battle of New Jacinto · Flooding of Pelruan
16 A.E. Battle of Gerrenhalt
17 A.E. Attack on the Sovereign · Mission to Hanover · Battle of Centennial Bridge · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Mercy · Mission to Char · Mission to Halvo Bay · Second Battle of Azura

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