"It was tough not to feel disappointed. Three weeks out in the field, and we'd only found one Gear. One survivor. The APC was packed with ammo and supplies, but still...we needed people a lot more than we needed supplies"
Jace Stratton on his disappointment of the mission

The Mission to the Pirnah Badlands was an event which occurred two months after the Lightmass Offensive, spanning several weeks, several Gear's squads where ambushed by Locust forces until High Command sent in Delta-One with new recruits. Delta was only able to find Michael Barrick as a lone survivor of Echo-6. The Squad was going to relocate to Jacinto until they picked up a distress beacon which turnout to be a Locust ambush, leaving a member of Delta - Gil Gonzalez - killed.

Order of BattleEdit


The mission to the Pirnah Badlands was a rescue mission to find missing Gear Squads in the aftermath of the Lightmass Offensive that turned into a minor skirmish. After several Gear Squads went missing in the badlands. HQ decided to send Delta-One to locate them and bring back any survivors[1].

Initial DeploymentEdit

After COG HQ lost contact with several Gears squads including Echo-Six, Command sent Delta-One with an APC loaded for a weeks long mission to the Badlands After entering the area, and a week into the mission, Delta discovered all the missing squads had been killed. After defeating a swarm of Drones, Delta-One was able to locate Michael Barrick[1]. After recovering him Delta collected all COG tags and ammo and pulled back to the APC to head back to Jacinto. However, on the way they picked up a distress beacon on the shortwave transmitting the COG distress frequency.



Gil being gun down, leading the rescue mission into a shootout

After locating the beacon, Fenix discovered it was on full power and realized the situation was a trap. A Sniper Drone took down Gil Gonzalez and the rest of Delta were being pinned down by Drones and E-Holes popping up. Whilst being flanked from the right, Fenix and Dom were able to lead a counterattack while Jace took out the sniper and Barrick tried to stop Gil bleeding. However three boomers[1][2] entered the fray. With Barrick, Gil, and Jace's cover lost to the Boomers, Fenix used a Bolo grenade as a distraction. With Barrick chainsawing a boomer, Fenix killed another with a Bolo grenade while Dom gunned down the last one.[2] However, Gil lost too much blood and died from his wounds.


Delta-One was able to make back to Jacinto City, carrying the body of Gil Gonzalez. Fenix gave Gil a proper funeral, and the squad was allowed one week to rest. Fenix went to the The Rusty Nail to think over losing another Gear, while Jace would go to the orphanage, leaving Dom to keep to himself just thinking about Maria. After the week's rest, Barrick is assessed to Delta-One and sent to Montevado on a recon mission.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Gears of War:Hollow Issue 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gears of War:Hollow Issue 2
  3. Gears of War:Hollow Issue 5

Locust War
0 A.E. Emergence Day (First Battle of Jannermont · Battle of Mattino Junction · Battle of Porta Ogari · First Battle of Ilima · First Battle of 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 · Destruction of Downtown Halvo Bay · Ambush on the Halvo Bay Courthouse · Battle of the Plaza) · Battle of Kaia · Battle of Autrin · Battle of Jasper
1 A.E. Battle of Bonbourg · Second Battle of Jannermont · Fall of Ostri · Battle of Andius · Ambush on Voslov Bridge · Hammer of Dawn Strikes · 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 · Battle of the Slab · Lightmass Offensive (Battle of Embry Square · Mission to House of Sovereigns · Ambush at the Tomb of the Unknowns · Mission to Old Ephyra · Skirmish at Aspho Gas Station · Assault on Franklin's Outpost · Mission to Lethia Imulsion Facility · Mission to East Barricade Academy · Battle of Haldane Hall · Mission to Timgad · Skirmish at Timgad Station · 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 (Raid on Pomeroy Depot · Raid on Jacinto Med) · 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 · Mission to Mount Kadar · Battle Outside of Nexus · Siege of Nexus · Battle of the Royal Palace · Assault on Jacinto Command · 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 · First Battle of Azura · Victory Day (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 · Assault on Griffin Tower · Battle of Endeavor · Incursions in the Serano Ocean · Raid on the Maelstrom Barrier · Second Battle of Anvil Gate · Second Battle of Azura · Battle of Pinnacle Tower)
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