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Government House in 42 A.E.

Government House was the capital building of the restored Coalition of Ordered Governments. It was located atop a central hill in New Ephyra, and held the offices of the First Minister and other COG ministries.

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New Ephyra, with Government House at the center

In the years after the Locust War, the reestablished Coalition of Ordered Governments decided to build a new capital city, New Ephyra, alongside the vast, decaying ruins of Old Ephyra, since rebuilding the old city would take decades. Government House was built to serve as the seat of the new COG government, as the House of Sovereigns was too damaged to use. Ministries located at Government House included the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Entertainment, the Ministry of Procreation, and the Ministry of Settlements.

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First Minister Jinn giving her speech in front of Government House

In 42 A.E., to mark the 25th anniversary of the Locust War, First Minister Mina Jinn led a memorial service in front of Government House to praise those who gave their lives in the Pendulum Wars, Locust War, and Lambent Pandemic.[1]

Later that year, Jinn forced Damon S. Baird to relocate his lab to the basement of Government House, where he acted as Mission Control for Delta-One and worked to reactivate the Hammer of Dawn.[2]

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Government House was stylistically reminiscent of the House of Sovereigns in its prime, but vastly larger in scale. The exterior of the building was adorned with statues of famous COG figures and heroes of the Locust War, such as the late First Minister Anya Stroud and Colonel Victor Hoffman.[1] The main foyer had a high, vaulted ceiling with towering statues of the Allfathers flanking either side. There were at least two wings: the East Wing and the West Wing. The latter was closed to the public and contained an armory, personnel lockers, gymnasium, and showers.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gears of War 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gears 5: Diplomacy
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