* Finished sniper, work will resume tommorow!
|The Flag under which Delta fought for the first two games.|
To cover the entire history of Sera would beyond the scope of this blog, so ill just try to keep things brief and on a need to know basis.
The Pendulum Wars:
|The Pendulum Wars was the last series of major conflicts in which humans fought each other.|
The relevant backstory begins 80 years prior to E-day (more on that later), with the discovery of Immulsion, a fuel so effective and powerful that it apparently replaced all traditional forms of fuel overnight. While this sounds like a good thing; it wasn't. The energy industry that worked with other types of fuel collapsed, bringing other related industries down with them and causing the entire global economy to collapse. This led to many nations becoming desperate. Only a few countries were blessed with Immulsion inside their borders, so the nations that didn't have immulsion naturally invaded the ones that did, ending a long era of peace known as the Age of Silence (for those of you asking how people could remain peaceful for so long, the Age of Peace was preceded by a millennia long conflict known as the Age of Armageddon).
Conflict erupted throughout the globe and as the chaos spread small fringe group known as the Coalition of Organized governments, built around the ideas of a fanatical socialist, experienced sweeping gains in membership. Being a international organization its membership spanned much of the globe, and its members gradually overthrew governments, increasing its power. Eventually the war ended up being a confrontation between the C.O.G. and the anti-C.O.G., the Union of Independent Republics.
|Coalition force under fire during the Pendulum Wars|
For at least four decades the two forces fought each other into a bloody stalemate, with millions dead throughout the globe. Getting tired of the pace of the war, both sides pursued super weapons as a means to achieve quick victory. Efforts were made to sabotage both their programs, with only the CO.G. force succeeding , in which Marcus Fenix, Anya Stroud and Dominic Santiago participated (and all experienced loss) .With the U.I.R. scientists captured, it was only a matter of time until the C.O.G. achieved victory in the arms race.
|The source of seemingly all C.O.G. technology .|
Adam Fenix, father of Marcus Fenix, was always destined to be a pivotal player in the history of Sera,. A genius ever since a young age, and the very vision of a great scientist, Adam made great strides in many scientific fields, ultimately inventing the hammer of dawn. This contraption used a targeting system to fire down giant LAZORS down from the sky onto the enemy. Coming in both a small portable version and a command post, this weapon of mass destruction could devastate the enemy without the C.O.G. command having to ever leave their office.
The Hammer of Dawn was deployed on the U.I.R. third fleet, destroying much of it and convincing the premier of the U.I.R. to surrender, lest it be used on cities next. Though some holdouts of rouge member states remained, the U.I.R. as a governing entity effectively ceased to exist. Peace had finally come to Sera.
6 weeks later......
|To bad these guys didn't get the memo.|
The sudden emergence of the Locust took almost the entire C.O.G. by surprise(there is ONE singular exception) , who were completely unprepared for a sudden assault, much less one from underground. It is estimated that in those first few days over a quarter of humanity fell to hellish monsters who resembled boogeyman tales from their folklore. The monsters gave no demands, did not interact at all in negotiations, and seemed only to desire one thing; the extinction of the human race. The next year was dominated by chaotic fighting with the invaders gaining more and more of a advantage.
|To some he was a lying scoundrel, to others a man dedicated solely to the salvation of the human race.|
Almost a year after E-day the Coalition Chairman Dalyell suffered a fatal heart attack in office, leaving it to his (formerly) deputy chairman Richard Prescott. A bit more forceful of a personality then his predecessor, almost immediately upon taking office he tried to organize a counteroffensive among the states of the C.O.G., only to run into some fundamental difficulties. Namely that the C.O.G. was more Confederation then Constitution, with the chairman only being a leader among nobles rather then a class above them. All but one nation refused his request, pissing of the chairman who though that these nations were only fighting for "the right to be the last to fold" . He began drafting up a doomsday plan to save humanity utilizing his capital area of Jacinto Plateau, whose unique granite rock bed made it next to impossible for the Locust to dig through (though according to Prescott's military advisers, it would only be a month until they fell regardless).The rare times that they succeeded in those tasks the C.O.G. just flooded the tunnels with nerve gas. In a meeting with his general Barry Salaman, chief intelligence officer Colonel Hoffman, Attorney general Milon Audrey, and Adam Fenix he announced his emergency plans.
First he signed the Fortification act, giving him powers that would make Loius XIV jealous. He had complete nominal control of everything in the C.O.G., and could do extreme acts like setting up breeding camps to boost up humanity's population (which he did). Of course this wouldn't be enforceable without a vote from the Parliament or declaring war on every nation of the C.O.G. but we will get there in a second.Secondly he ordered vast amounts of troops to retreat to Jacinto, which isn't nearly as surprising as the previous or next sections. Now here is the kicker; Prescott then talked about how the Locust's army was being fed by looted C.O.G. equipment gained from captured cities, so in a sense the C.O.G. were feeding their own enemies war effort! Prescott's solution?
|"I'ma firen mah Lazors!"|
|Sometimes with good reason|
|The last bastion.|
|The original four.|
|Gruesome melee kills are the norm in Gears of War.|