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"The news said Jannermont, for sure. It also said all across Sera."
Robb Arden to Dizzy Wallin

The Emergence in Jannermont was the first of attacks on Emergence Day as well as the very first battle of the Locust War. The battle was personally led by the High General of the Locust Horde, Uzil RAAM. Jannermont was attacked due to its large army base located within the city and its spoils taken by the Locust. The battle was a decisive victory for the Locust, as were most of the battles fought on Emergence Day.

Prelude[]

After seventy-nine years, the Pendulum Wars came to an end, with the winning victor as the Coalition of Ordered Governments against the Union of Independent Republics - winning the spoils of Imulsion. During the six weeks of peace, earthquakes were reported across Sera. Unknown to the humans of Sera, the Locust Horde was burrowing beneath the surface of Sera to prepare for the surprise, all-out assault on humanity by emerging into every major city on the planet.

Order of Battle[]

Emergence in Jannermont Base[]

The emergence of the Locust Horde in Jannermont occurred during the early morning. The initial emergence happened in the Jannermont Army Base located within the city. Just as soldiers were returning their weapons and uniforms from honorable discharge following the end of the Pendulum Wars, a Corpser created an Emergence Hole inside, releasing a Blight of Locust Drones led by Uzil RAAM, Kantus Skorge, and Vold Jermad. RAAM ordered a quota of humans to be captured for Scientist Ukkon's experiments and afterwards the rest were to be slaughtered. Several Emergence Holes occurred in the base, releasing thousands of Drones. The Locust brought with them Seeders and Nemacysts to act as anti-aircraft artillery. The Locust were successful in occupying the base, capturing their quota, and slaughtering the rest of the humans.

Loust forces invading Jannermont Base.

Internal Locust Strife[]

While leading the battle, Uzil RAAM was attacked by Vold Sraak, the former Uzil of the Locust Horde, who sought to kill RAAM due to being usurped by RAAM, embarrassed in front of the Queen, and, to his belief, was now leading the Locust to their doom, as well as to regain his position. When Kantus Skorge tried to intervene, Sraak attacked him too.

After a brief duel between the two Locust generals, RAAM, who had anticipated and planned for Sraak's betrayal, signaled two Theron Guards to shoot Sraak with their Torque Bows. The shots destroyed the chest piece of Sraak's powerful armor and seriously wounded him. RAAM executed Sraak by ripping Sraak's heart out with his bare hands and assigned the two Theron Guards to his new Krav, Jermad, and to continue the slaughter of humanity.[1]

Occupying Jannermont[]

RAAM then led his forces into the city and began the war against the humans. The Locust also attacked the highway leading into Jannermont during the morning work commute. Civilians, unknown to the attack in the city, were still driving into Jannermont during the morning commute to work in the city. An Emergence Hole ripped across the entire highway, causing cars and trucks to flip and fly off the highway. Locust Drones began to emerge from the hole and opened fire on the civilians on the highway. This attack was captured on a traffic camera for the local news station, and the footage was transferred to all major stations on Sera about the initial emergence in Jannermont and the subsequent emergence and attacks on the rest of Sera. News broadcasts were able to relay news from the first moments of the attack and the general population believed that the Pendulum Wars had started again or that the Gorasni were responsible. These rumors were later proven false and the Locust would kill over a hundred thousand people in the city.[2]

Aftermath[]

The emergence in Jannermont marked the beginning of not only Emergence Day but also a war that would last for seventeen years. Over 100,000 people would die in the initial attack on Jannermont. Among the dead were the parents of famed Thrashball player Augustus Cole, of the Hanover Cougars, and Sergeant Will Carmine, a member of the large Carmine Family and a Veteran of the Pendulum Wars. Five days after the emergence, Augustus Cole was inspired to join the Coalition of Ordered Governments Army in order to fight the Locust and avenge his parents.

The following year, Jannermont would be a battlefield between the Coalition and Locust in the Second Battle of Jannermont. The battle involved Cpl. Tai Kaliso using a power saw to kill a Locust Drone when the Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle bayonet broke against the Drone's skin, inspiring Sgt. Marcus Fenix and Professor Adam Fenix to build the Chainsaw Bayonet for the Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle.

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Locust War
0 A.E. Emergence Day (Emergence in Jannermont · Emergence in Mattino Junction · Emergence in Ilima · Emergence in Porta Ogari · Emergence in Ephyra · Fall of Gorasnaya · Evacuation of Mercy) · Battle of Nordesca · Battle of Kinnerlake · Destruction of Halvo Bay (Destruction of Old Town · Battle of the Museum of Military Glory · Siege of Halvo Bay Military Academy · Evacuation of Seahorse Hills · Battle of Elliott's Mansion · Raid on Onyx Point · Bombing of Downtown Halvo Bay · Ambush on the Halvo Bay Courthouse · Battle of the Plaza)
1 A.E. Battle of Kaia (Battle of Jasper · Battle of Autrin) · Battle of Bonbourg · Second Battle of Jannermont · Fall of Ostri · Battle of Andius · Ambush on Voslov Bridge · Hammer of Dawn Strikes · Assassination of Ukkon (Mission to CIC Aldair · Rescue of Echo-Five · Assault on Industrial District · Mission to Claybourne · Rescue of Alpha-Two · Mission to Nedroma Health Institute · Battle of Imtik Imulsion Rig · Mission to Winlock Outpost · Mission to the Badlands · Mission to Zenic Province · Battle of Ukkon's Laboratory) · Battle of Oblivion · Skirmish in the Live Zone
5 A.E. Fall of Landown
9 A.E. Battle of Noroa · Riverside Skirmish · Evacuation of Ilima (Ambush on Checkpoint Zeta · Assault on Ilima Savings and Trust · Mission to Ilima High School · Battle of Downtown Ilima · Battle of Dr. Wisen's Orphanage)
10 A.E. Battle of Estana · Skirmish at Shenko Falls · Fall of Ephyra
11 A.E. Skirmish Outside the Wire
12 A.E. Raid on Ginnet Drive · Incursions at Endeavor
13 A.E. Battle on the Andius Highway · West Barricade Campaign · Raid on the CIC
14 A.E. Operation: Midnight · Jilane Massacre · Siege of the Slab · Lightmass Offensive (Battle of Embry Square · Mission to House of Sovereigns · Ambush at Tomb of the Unknowns · Mission to Old Ephyra · Assault on Franklin's Outpost · Mission to Lethia Imulsion Facility · Mission to East Barricade Academy · Battle of Haldane Hall · Mission to Timgad · Battle on the Tyro Pillar) · Ambush at Sovereigns Boulevard · Evacuation of North Gate · Mission to Tollen · Battle of the Tollen Dam · Evacuation of Speyer · Evacuation of Fort Reval · Battle Outside of Jacinto · Mission to the Pirnah Badlands · Battle for Fucked · Mission to Montevado · Battle Near Jacinto · Unidentified M.O.U.T. Battle · Liberation of Jilane · Siege of Jacinto City · Operation: Hollow Storm (Battle of Stromson Forest · Assault on Landown · Assault on the Inner Hollow · Battle of Ilima · Destruction of the Riftworm · Mission to New Hope Research Facility · Assault on Mount Kadar · Siege of Nexus · Battle of the Royal Palace · Sinking of Jacinto City) · First Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Skirmish South of Port Farrall · Second Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Battle of Port Farrall · Ambush Outside of Port Farrall
15 A.E. Skirmish in the Kashkur Foothills
17 A.E. Skirmish at Endeavor · Siege of Azura · Victory Day (Attack on the Sovereign · Battle of Centennial Bridge · Ambush on Hanover Coast · Battle of the Deadlands · Battle of the Anvegad Plains · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Halvo Bay · Skirmish in Concord · Mission to Mercy · Mission to Char · Battle of Endeavor · Incursions in the Serano Ocean · Battle of Azura)
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