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The Mission to the Badlands was a series of missions undertaken by the combined Gear and Stranded forces under the command of Sgt. Gabriel Diaz to retrieve the parts needed to create Cytostatic Gas Grenades from locations in the Badlands of Vasgar.


Order of Battle[]

Mission to the UIR Chemical Weapons Depot[]

While Sgt. Gabriel Diaz dealt with the aftermath of Chairman Richard Prescott's attempt to kill the convoy with the Hammer of Dawn, Major Sid Redburn and Doctor Mikayla Dorn led a mission to a UIR Chemical Weapons Depot in order to retrieve the ingredients necessary for Redburn to make Cytostatic Gas.

Arriving at the depot, which was guarded by heavy Locust forces, Redburn split his forces in order to retrieve the two chemicals: fluoracil and RZ50. Taking control of the crates containing the ingredients, Redburn warned his forces that they needed to hold the location as they collected the two chemicals as they would need a lot of it to make the Cytostatic Gas. Under heavy Locust attack, the squad managed to hold off the Locust and collect all of the fluoracil and RZ50 that they needed. Eventually, the group collected the chemicals and departed in their APC.

Mission to the Badlands Missile Silo[]

While Major Sid Redburn worked on mixing up the Cytostatic Gas, Sgt. Gabriel Diaz and Doctor Mikayla Dorn led a mission to an old UIR missile silo where they could collect the parts necessary to weaponize the gas. Outside of the silo, the squad eliminated Locust forces guarding the gate and opened it.

On the other side, the squad discovered that the Locust forces were led by a Zealot, a Kantus upgraded by Ukkon's experiments. Alpha was able to eliminate the Zealot and other Locust and recover Stim-Gas Grenade casings from a storage chest near the silo.

Alpha then battled their way through more Locust to their extraction point and escaped. As they departed, Diaz asked if Dorn could make the casings into Cytostatic Gas Grenades. Dorn incredulously pointed out that she had two engineering degrees and was more than capable of making the grenade casing do what they needed to do.

Mission to the Badlands Way Station[]

With the gas completed and the Stim-Gas Grenade casings retrieved, Dorn determined that she still needed detonator pins to complete their weapon. In order to get them, Diaz and Redburn led a squad to a Badlands Way Station where they could find the pins before the Locust could destroy them. However, Nemacysts started bombarding the way station as they arrived.

With little time and Locust forces led by a Zealot attacking, Alpha quickly fought their way through the way station, staying ahead of the Nemacyst bombardment and searching the equipment cases for the detonator pins. Locating the pins, Alpha fought their way to the extraction point and made their escape.


With the Cytostatic Gas completed and all of the parts needed for the grenades, Doctor Mikayla Dorn was successfully able to create the Cytostatic Gas Grenades. Now with an effective weapon against Ukkon, Sgt. Gabriel Diaz and his forces began their search for the Locust scientist.

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)