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The Evacuation of Mercy was a mass evacuation during Emergence Day when the Locust Horde attacked every major city on Sera.

Prelude[]

Mercy was once a bustling town filled with people, but they never recovered from the UIR mortar strikes of the Pendulum Wars. Nine years after the mortar strikes, the Pendulum Wars came to an end, with the winning victor as the Coalition of Ordered Governments. During the six weeks of peace, earthquakes were reported across Sera.

Evacuation of Mercy[]

Six weeks after the end of the Pendulum Wars, a subterranean race known as the Locust Horde emerged from the Hollow to slaughter every man, woman, and child of the human race. The Coalition discovered that cities located on the Jacinto Plateau had some form of defense, as the Locust could not dig through the granite bedrock beneath. Because Mercy was not on the plateau, the Coalition evacuated the city. The residents were immediately evacuated to prevent being slaughtered.

Aftermath[]

While Mercy was prone to attacks on the surface, the Locust were unable to emerge as the city resided on the side of a mountain. Civilians then returned to Mercy in the aftermath of Emergence Day, as Mercy went unscathed.

Former Mercy resident, Maria Santiago of the Flores Family brought the bodies of her parents: Mr. Flores and Mrs. Flores, who were killed on Emergence Day while in Ephyra, to be buried in the family grave at the town's church. While she planned on burying her children given their timely deaths, Bendicto and Sylvia Santiago were swallowed by an Emergence Hole and thus unable to recover and bury their bodies. Despite this, their tombstones still resided within the Flores grave. During the first year of the Locust War, Maria made multiple trips to tend her family's grave, with the desire to be buried there one day as well.

One year after Emergence Day, the newly-elected Chairman Richard Prescott ordered all cities outside of the Jacinto Plateau to be incinerated by the Hammer of Dawn to deny Locust control. While not on the Jacinto Plateau, Mercy was one of the few cities spared by the Hammer strikes. The neighboring city of Char below, however, was not. Survivors of the Hammer strikes were known as the Stranded. A large population of Stranded settled as a community in the town and kept the Imulsion industry active, selling fuel to people during the Locust War. .[1]

References[]

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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