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"I shall remain vigilant and unyielding in my pursuit of the enemies of the Coalition. I will defend and maintain the order of life as it was proclaimed by the Allfathers of the Coalition in the Octus Canon. I will forsake the life I had before so I may perform my duty as long as I am needed. Steadfast. I shall hold my place in the machine and acknowledge my place in the Coalition. I am a Gear."
—Oath of the Coalition, sworn by all COG Gear recruits

The Allfathers were the heads of state of Imulsion-rich nations that united under the Octus Canon and formed the Coalition of Ordered Governments during the fuel crisis predating the Pendulum Wars.[1]


Paintings of the Allfathers in plain gilt frames were displayed in the House of Sovereigns.[2] Allfathers Avenue was named after them, as was the Thrashball Competition known as the Allfathers Cup, in which the Cougars won against the Sharks one year.

Following the Locust War, the Coalition of Ordered Governments relocated the Allfathers' remains to New Ephyra. The main hall of Government House was adorned with eight towering statues of each of the Allfathers. The late First Minister Anya Stroud, the first leader of the restored COG, was so venerated that many, including First Minister Mina Jinn, believed that she had earned a place of honor among the Allfathers. Jinn had urged Stroud's husband, Marcus Fenix, to have her entombed alongside the Allfathers to provide inspiration for the people, but he staunchly refused.[3]

Known Allfathers[]

Founding Families[]



  1. Gears of War: Coalition's End pg 388
  2. Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 348
  3. Gears 5: Diplomacy
  4. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 75
  6. Gears 5 Collectible: Song Lyrics (Act 1, Chapter 4)
  7. Gears of War: Coalition's End pg 365
  8. Gears of War: Coalition's End pg 9
  9. Gears of War: The Slab pg 124
Coalition of Ordered Governments
Government Departments and Agencies
Old COG: Casualty Information Bureau · Civil Protection Service · Coalition Reserve · Council of Sovereigns · Defense Department · Defense Research Agency · Defense Select Committee · Department of Conscription · Department of Health · Intelligence Agency · Merchant Navy
New COG: Ministry of Defense · Ministry of Entertainment · Ministry of Preservation · Ministry of Procreation · Ministry of Settlements
Coalition High Command · COG Army · COG Navy · COG Air Corps · COG Engineering Corps
Important Individuals & Concepts
Founders: Alexiy Desipich · Nassar Embry · Allfathers
Chairmen: Monroe · David Prescott · Tomas Dalyell · Richard Prescott
First Ministers: Anya Stroud · Dyer · Mina Jinn
Laws & Ideas: Octus Canon · Fortification Act · Socialism