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"Our next target is House of Sovereigns. Straight ahead. Move."
—Lt. Kim after given orders by Lt. Stroud to search for Alpha in the House of Sovereigns.

The Mission to House of Sovereigns was a major rescue mission during the beginning of the Lightmass Offensive. Alpha Squad was originally entrusted with delivering the Sonic Resonator on foot from Ephyra to the Lethia Imulsion Facility. When reaching Embry Square, Alpha Squad was attacked by the Locust. Alpha got separated, as Pvt. Augustus Cole and Pvt. Jan Rojas evacuated to the House of Sovereigns, while Cpl. Damon Baird, with the Sonic Resonator, and the rest of Alpha Squad took shelter in the Tomb of the Unknowns. Due to Seeder and Nemacyst infestation, communications were blocked - cutting Alpha Squad off from Control. The Coalition then ordered Delta-One to search and rescue Alpha Squad and to secure the Sonic Resonator. After failing to find Alpha Squad and the Sonic Resonator at Embry Square, Delta Squad was ordered to search the nearby House of Sovereigns for possible surviving members of Alpha Squad and the Resonator.


During Alpha Squad's mission to the Lethia Imulsion Facility and deploying the Sonic Resonator, they were ambushed at Embry Square by the Locust. Pvt. Augustus Cole and Pvt. Jan Rojas retreated inside to the House of Sovereigns while Cpl. Damon S. Baird, carrying the Sonic Resonator and Pvt. Gyules retreated to the Tomb of the Unknowns. Delta-One, led by Lt. Minh Young Kim and comprised of Cpl. Dominic Santiago, Pvt. Marcus Fenix and Pvt. Anthony Carmine were ordered to search and rescue Alpha Squad and the Sonic Resonator at Embry Square. When the Sonic Resonator wasn't found at the attack site, Delta-One was ordered to check out the House of Sovereigns.

Order of Battle[]

Mission to House of Sovereigns[]

After exiting the office complex connecting to Embry Square, Lt. Kim asked Command if there was any word from Alpha Squad which Lt. Anya Stroud confirmed that communications with Alpha were silent. Upon approaching the House of Sovereigns, Delta was ambushed by the Locust Drones with turrets stationed on the steps and entrance of the House. Delta Squad met with them and flanked the turrets through the inside of the House.

Cpl. Kim, Cpl. Santiago, and Pvt. Carmine on steps of the House of Sovereigns.

After the skirmish, Lt. Kim ordered a regroup on the steps. When Lt. Kim asked for everyone's status, Pvt. Carmine commented that his Lancer Rifle kept jamming due to the chainsaw bayonet mechanism sticking, not allowing Carmine to shoot his weapon. As he went to show Lt. Kim his jammed rifle, Pvt. Carmine was shot in the head by a Sniper.

Delta-One took cover as the second wave in front of the House of Sovereigns began. Delta-One had the advantage of having the higher ground, cover within the entrance of the House of Sovereigns, and Troikas on their side. After fighting several Drones that emerged from the streets and inside the House of Sovereigns, Delta-One moved deeper inside the House of Sovereigns to search for Alpha and the Sonic Resonator.

Rescue of Pvt. Augustus Cole[]

Upon searching deeper in the House of Sovereigns, Delta-One overheard a firefight nearby and discovered a lone soldier in the courtyard taking a Locust squad on by himself. An explosion wounded him, prompting Delta to his rescue, reviving him and neutralizing the Locust in the area. The soldier stated himself as Pvt. Augustus Cole which Cpl. Santiago and Sgt. Fenix recognized as the former Thrashball star for the Hanover Cougars. Pvt. Cole informed Lt. Kim that the rest of his squad was carrying the Resonator, but were pinned down over at the Tomb of Unknowns and the Seeders were using Nemacysts to block communications with the rest of Alpha. Pvt. Fenix and Lt. Kim decided to make a top priority into neutralizing the Seeders in order to re-establish communications with the rest of Alpha and Command.

Reestablishing Communication[]

Before the squad could reach the first Seeder at the canal, JACK was needed to rip the door open. During that, a pack of Wretches swarmed Delta Squad. Delta survived the encounter and acquired a Hammer of Dawn targeting device. Once Delta arrived on the canal, a Locust Squad and Nemacysts began to attack Delta. Sgt. Fenix used the targeting device to kill the first Seeder with the Hammer of Dawn.

The next Seeder was located nearby in the inner courtyard. Once again, Delta was swarmed by the Locust Drones, Wretches and Nemacysts. Sgt. Fenix was able to kill the Seeder with the Hammer of Dawn. After doing so, Delta Squad was able to reconnect some contact with Lt. Stroud and Command, but it was still extremely weak, prompting Delta Squad to hunt for the final Seeder. After a brief skirmish in the House of Sovereigns' sanctuary, Delta located the body of Pvt. Jan Rojas.

Delta Squad located the third and last Seeder in the outer courtyard of the House of Sovereigns. During a skirmish with the Drones and Nemacysts, Sgt. Fenix used the Hammer to kill the last Seeder. Delta Squad was able to completely clear the Nemacysts and reestablished radio connection with Command and the survivors of Alpha. Cpl. Damon Baird radioed Delta Squad and Pvt. Cole that he and the remainder of Alpha were pinned down in the Tomb of the Unknowns by a Locust troika on the roof of the House of Sovereigns. After re-establishing radio connection with Command and Alpha, the original objective to rescue Alpha Squad was a top priority.

Mission to the Tomb of the Unknowns[]

While attempting to make their way to the House rooftop, Delta spotted the firefight between the Locust on the roof and the remaining members of Alpha Squad across the street at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Navigating the halls of the House of Sovereigns and battling the Locust Drones and Wretches, Delta arrived at the courtroom where Pvt. Marcus Fenix was previously tried, found guilty and sentenced to forty years at the Jacinto Maximum Security Prison for his desertion during the Fall of Ephyra to rescue his father, Professor Adam Fenix.

Beyond the courtroom was the staircase to the balcony overlooking the Tomb of the Unknowns. By this point, the Locust pushed Alpha inside the Tomb as there are Locust on the balcony, on the street and in the air. Delta Squad neutralized the Drones on the balcony and utilized the troika and Hammer of Dawn to take the remaining foot soldiers out on the street as well as clearing the Nemacysts in the sky to clear for evacuation via King Raven. Delta Squad was successful in neutralizing nearly all foot and airborne threats and proceeded to reunite with Alpha Squad.


After reuniting with Alpha and acquiring the Sonic Resonator from Cpl. Damon Baird, Lt. Kim called KR Two-Four in to be picked up. Unknown to Delta and Alpha, the Locust ground and air forces were massing for a full assault. The Nemacysts destroyed KR Two-Four. The ground forces killed several Gears and Uzil RAAM personally led the assault and assassination of Lt. Minh Young Kim. Delta was able to escape with the Resonator and fall back inside the Tomb.

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)