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Landown was a small town located near Jacinto City. It was a little hamlet on a mountain with a local COG garrison.


Locust War[]

It was the site of two battles; both the Fall of Landown during the Winter of Sorrows and the Assault on Landown in the aftermath of the Lightmass Offensive took place here. Its ground was soft enough for Grindlifts to dig though and begin the attack on the Locust home front. Little information is known about Landown, beside Coalition High Command gave little attention to the town (no Gears protecting supply convoys) since it was only a day's drive from Jacinto city. Landown eventually fell to the Locust during the Winter of Sorrow and it was considered a bad omen. The Locust held the town afterwards and it was described as having "ten shitloads" of grubs. Eventually the COG launched an Assault on Landown during Operation: Hollow Storm that retook the town and they used it to launch an assault into the Inner Hollows.


After the end of the Locust War and Lambent Pandemic, the reformed COG started gathering rubble from destroyed cities in order to recycle it when building new Settlements. Two tons were recovered from Landown for the construction of Settlement 5 [1].

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Memorial Inscription[]


To all those we lost during the Pendulum Wars, may they rest in peace, and know always that their brave sacrifices were not in vain. Never shall they be forgotten.[4]