"I remember when the Locust took Landown, during the Winter of Sorrow. It was a bad omen."
Tai Kaliso, during the Assault on Landown

The Winter of Sorrow was an event during the fifth year of the Locust War.


Fall of LandownEdit

During the Winter of Sorrow, the city of Landown fell to the Locust. The event was one of the lowest moments for the Coalition of Ordered Governments, and was looked upon as a bad omen by Tai Kaliso. The event was reported by Jacinto Sentinel Newspaper. This event was so terrfying and horrific, the citizens thought of it as Emergence Day all over again. Sgt.Hudson Conners was honored for heroics after the attack on Landown.[1]

Reporting on the WinterEdit


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'They came during the night.' That was the word from survivors, who endured a harrowing 24 hours in which Locust forces bombarded the town with grenades, Nemacyst, and mortars. Though areas around Landown have been attacked during the recent months, nothing could prepare the city for the massive destruction that took place. Five years have passed since E-Day, but Landown residents felt like they were experiencing that horrific day all over again.

Mayor Leland Asks for More Gears
Following the attack on Landown and the Winter of Sorrow experienced by the surrounding area, Mayor Gerard Leland has asked the COG to deploy more Gears to the Landown barracks.


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