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The East Barricade Academy, or EBA for short, was a section of the city of Ephyra. It was home to a military academy, and was also the location of Adam Fenix's Estate and the R.L. Sterling Conservatory. Ten years after Emergence Day, it was overrun by the Locust during the Battle of Ephyra.
Fall of the Academy
A decade into the Locust War, the East Barricade Academy was infiltrated by the Locust during a coordinated attack on the Jacinto Plateau. Led by the ruthless General RAAM, forces at the East Barricade Academy soon fell. Due to the scale and size of the force that overtook the Academy, it is possible that there were research projects of even greater value taking place there. The bodies of several fallen Gears can still be found in the ruins, covered in blood and barely recognizable.
The blast from the resonator deployed at Lethia Imulsion Facility wasn't powerful enough to map even a fraction of the Locust tunnel network - the crew would need to find another way, and Baird thinks he has the solution. He hacked into a geobot and found an immense amount of data concerning the Locust tunnels. Anya has traced the data back to the residence of Adam Fenix, Marcus' deceased father.Delta Squad rides a King Raven helicopter to the East Barricade Academy, now ruined and heavily controlled by Locust, losing a second King Raven to an attack by Nemacyst air spores in the sky. The team is dropped off just outside the Academy and are forced to fight their way through massive numbers of Locust on their way to the mansion where Adam Fenix lived. Baird discovers an APC in need of repair at the back of the manor, and he and Cole rush off to repair it while Marcus and Dom search the manor for the data. After finding the hidden laboratory in the basement, they leave their cloaked robot, Jack, to download the data and defend the house against waves of Locust attackers. As Jack finishes downloading the tunnel maps, the two soldiers rush for the newly repaired APC behind the manor, with a gargantuan reptilian-like Locust called a Brumak already charging towards them. Delta Squad and Jack reach the APC just as the Brumak smashes through the manor, escaping the pursuing monster.
Battle of Old Ephyra
- Promise Me
- The Slab
- Gears of War (First appearance)
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Aspho Fields (Appears in flashback(s))
- Jacinto's Remnant (Appears in flashback(s))
- Anvil Gate (Appears in flashback(s))
- Gears of War 3 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Gears 5
Behind the scenes
- Cliff Bleszinski modelled East Barricade Academy after West Point because his older brother went there.