Aspho Fields (Gears of War, #1) by Karen TravissFor the first time, fans of the blockbuster Gears of War video games get an in-depth look at Delta Squad’s toughest fighters–soldier’s soldier Marcus Fenix and rock-solid Dominic Santiago–as well as a detailed account of the pivotal battle of the Pendulum Wars.
As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom’s elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There’s a new war to fight now, a war for mankind’s very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. For Marcus–decorated war hero, convicted traitor–the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he’s sworn to keep.
As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be re-lived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them–but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?
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Battle of Bonbourg (Pendulum Wars)
The Pendulum Wars was a 79 year-long global conflict waged by the two superpowers of Sera , the Coalition of Ordered Governments and the Union of Independent Republics , for control of the planet's natural resources, namely Imulsion. Millions of human lives were lost in the conflict and the environment was significantly damaged by devastating weapons. The war was a deadlock for its majority, until the COG broke the stalemate by going around the land warfare with the UIR and staging a daring raid on Aspho Fields. Decades before the Pendulum wars, Sera was plunged into the millennia long conflict known as the Age of Armageddon ,  nearly destroying both the human race and Sera. Humanity rejected war and embraced a new era of peace, the Era of Silence , leading to a period of advancement: arts, science, culture, all of these things prospered. But the shortage of available energy led the planet and its inhabitants into more problems. Imulsion , a phosphorescent and low-viscosity fluid that was discovered by an oil-exploration drill , was unusable as an energy source until Dr.
This article should be Gearsfied to fit within the style of Gearspedia. Please follow the guidelines in the Manual of Style and How to edit a page. The UIR's greatest achievement was the creation of the Hammer of Dawn technology, which Chairman Tomas Dalyell wanted to capture and use to end the war. The war was ended when the COG stole the Hammer of Dawn technology from the UIR and used it as a threat, therefore the Union of Independent Republics were forced to surrender, although it still took several years. They possessed a submarine, a tanker, a frigate, some patrol boats and Imulsion Rig.
Billions of human lives were lost in the conflict and the environment was significantly damaged by devastating weapons. The war was a deadlock for the majority of the years, until the COG broke the stalemate by going around the land warfare with the UIR and staging a daring raid in Aspho Fields. Decades before the Pendulum wars, Sera was plunged in the millennia long conflict known as the Age of Armageddon , nearly destroying both the human race and Sera. The humans rejected war and embraced a new era of peace, the Era of Silence , leading to a period of advancement of arts, science, and culture. But the shortage of energy led the fragile planet to more problems. Imulsion , a phosphorescent and low-viscosity fluid that was discovered by an oil-exploration drill, was unusable as an energy source until Dr.
Lieutenant Victor Hoffman 's lead Pesang troops and Gears in an all-out siege. His Pesang commandos distinguished themselves by their skill.
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Gears of War: Judgment is a prequel, and takes place a few months after Emergence Day when the Locust first popped their heads up from underground and began their assault on the human population of Sera. But fans have wondered why Epic didn't aim to highlight a different part of the timeline in the Gears of War universe — like E-Day or the Pendulum Wars, the great year-long war that raged across Sera. Both sound like good settings for a video game, right? Sure, but according to Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski, neither would've made for the right game — the latter wouldn't have even been a Gears of War game. So we started looking at the timeframes and what we could do. As for the Pendulum Wars, its human-on-human conflict would technically make for a game that isn't Gears of War. So we looked at the timeframe, looked at the timeline, and figured that there's a window there of several months after Emergence Day, where humanity got hit and quickly got their shit back together and figured out, hey, put a chainsaw on the end of the gun — that'll help.