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Siege of Nexus
  • 14 A.E.
    • Second Day of Frost[1]

Inner Hollows


COG victory


COGFlag Coalition of Ordered Governments

Locust symbol Locust Horde

Lambent Locust




Hundreds-Thousands of Gears

Majority of Locust Army

Unknown amount of Lambent Locust





The Siege of Nexus was a siege of the Locust capital of Nexus by both the COG and Lambent.

Order of BattleEdit

The Highway and Work CampsEdit

During Operation Hollow Storm, Delta Squad was able to locate the Locust Capital, Nexus, via the Highway from the entrance of Mount Kadar. Following a clue from the Stranded Chaps, Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago infiltrated the Locust work camps to try to rescue Dom's missing wife. After fighting off a Locust patrol, Delta located her prison and then had to fight off a massive Locust attack on the site while JACK opened the prison. To their shock, Maria was emaciated, tortured, lobotomized and not able to even recognize her own husband. With no other choice, Dom euthanized Maria and he and Marcus decided to go into Nexus "guns blazing" rather than sneak in.

Locustdefenseplans--article image


"Baird here. There's that glyph for 'queen' and 'Imulsion' again... also see 'Nexus' on there again. These are some kind of plans that indicate an attack on the Locust... but not from above, from below. Sure as hell isn't us attacking from below, so who the hell are these plans referring to? Please tell me it's not worms. I'm so sick of worms."
— Baird on the Locust defense map

After battling Hordes of Drones and Boomers, Delta-One was able to infiltrate the main city and battled across the outer walls of the city. After heavy firefights, Delta was able to deploy JACK's homing beacon which allowed COG troops to deploy via Grindlifts inside the Locust city, which tested the defenses of the city since the city defenses were on the lower levels.[2]

Civil WarEdit

After easily advancing into the Locust capital, Delta-One and the rest of the Gears discover the Locust are embroiled in a Civil War and it appeared that the Lambent are winning. The Lambent seem to taking hold of the city and have captured one of its outer towers. The Lambent are also in the process of capturing another one when Delta-One enter the city. Delta Squad does not meet as much resistance as they would otherwise have thanks to the Lambent forcing Locust forces to divert their guards elsewhere to stem the tide of Lambent drones.


Queen Myrrah and Skorge

The Palace and Locust QueenEdit

Delta reunited and entered the Locust Palace and fought their way through. There they learned from a transmission from the Queen that the Locust planned to sink Jacinto in order to kill the Lambent Locust. During their journey through the palace, Delta found a terminal that JACK hacked into and found a recording from Adam Fenix. The recording said that the best way to win the war, was to sink Jacinto and flood The Hollow to drown the Locust. Delta finally made it to the Queen's chamber where they had an encounter with the Queen and Skorge. The Queen escaped, leaving Marcus and Dom to fight Skorge while Cole and Baird chased after her. Marcus and Dom defeated Skorge, who escaped on the Hydra and Delta took two Reavers to return to Jacinto. After rescuing another Gear squad and destroying the Hydra and killing Skorge, Delta returned to Jacinto and as part of the new plan, the COG began to evacuate all Gears out of the Hollow, including Nexus.


  1. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 3
  2. Gears of War 2 collectible Locust Defense plans

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