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The Fall of Gorasnaya was one of the many battles that took place on Emergence Day in the beginning of the Locust War. The Republic of Gorasnaya was among the last nations of the Union of Independent Republics to not surrender to the Coalition of Ordered Governments after their defeat in the Pendulum Wars. Without the aid of the Coalition of Ordered Governments Army, the Republic of Gorasnaya was lost within the first day of the Locust Horde invasion. The emergence was led by the Locust General, Zamil Karn. The surviving people of Gorasnaya either formed survivalist groups or reluctantly joined the COG army in order to defeat the Locust Horde and defend humanity.


"This grub, my army threw all we had at him. They called him Karn."
—Garron describing the fall

The Gorasni mainland was besieged and overrun by the Locust Horde not long after E-Day. The remainder of the Gorasni Army was hopelessly outmanned and outgunned by the Locust Horde and their leader, General Karn.

Paduk described Locust General Karn's campaign against Gorasnaya to be incredibly destructive. Only two million Gorasni civilians managed to survive, their military and government was crippled, and the national infrastructure was severely damaged. An example is the complete loss of all aviation assets in Gorasnaya.

Gorasnaya was also targeted in the Hammer of Dawn strikes by the COG in an attempt to destroy the Locust; this failed and, as a result, killed many more stranded Gorasni.


"By the time Karn was gone, there wasn't an airplane left in Gorasnaya."
—The extent of Karn's destruction

All but a few of the Gorasni were wiped out, and these survivors were either arrested by the COG for not surrendering after the Pendulum Wars, or joined their army. One such soldier was Garron Paduk. During the Destruction of Halvo Bay, Paduk encountered General Karn again, personally leading the attack on Halvo Bay. Paduk tried to warn Colonel Ezra Loomis of the threat that Karn possessed from his experiences fighting him during the Fall of Gorasnaya, but Loomis was too blinded by fighting Gorasnaya in the Pendulum Wars to take Paduk seriously, forcing Kilo Squad to go rogue in an attempt to kill General Karn with the Lightmass Missile.


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)