"Nexus is where all the Locust come from!"
—Chaps explaining Nexus to Sgt. Marcus Fenix.

Nexus was the capital of the Locust Horde. Located near the center of the Inner Hollow under Mount Kadar, Nexus was founded by Myrrah and the Locust Horde following the Mount Kadar Laboratory Uprising in the mid-Pendulum War era. Nexus was established as the center and source of the Locust civilization. The capital was constructed out of the rock and recycled materials that were dumped in the Hollow by the Humans as scrap. Nexus inspired the Locust to create their own religion, the Trinity of Worms, and compelled them to create their own divisions of science, technology, and industry. The center of Nexus was the Royal Palace where Queen Myrrah and the Locust Council resided. While the Locust Horde possessed other "tunnel cities", Nexus was the only one known by name.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

The caverns of Mount Kadar were initially occupied by a fringe political party within the Coalition of Ordered Governments. They built a secret facility for scientist Dr. Niles Samson to continue his work on finding a cure for Rustlung after being shut down at the New Hope Research Facility for unethical experimentation. His work involved splicing children sick with Rustlung with the DNA of indigenous creatures of the Hollow, creating the Sires. One of his other test subjects was a child named Myrrah - who exhibited a genetic immunity to Imulsion. Her embryonic stem-cells were then fertilized with Sire DNA to create the first of the Locust Horde. However, the Locust Horde began to feel imprisoned by the scientists, to which Myrrah greatly empathized. When Myrrah was led to believe that her human daughter, Reyna, had died - she led the Locust to rebel and killed the scientists. Myrrah escaped the facility with the Locust and assumed her role as Queen.

Queen Myrrah led her people deeper into the caverns of Mount Kadar and found what would become the cradle of their civilization: Nexus. A large stalactite stood over an underground lake of Imulsion, and was carved out into the Royal Palace for Queen Myrrah. The cliffs surrounding the palace were transformed into a city for the Locust Horde by re-purposing disposed human tools and carving out the architecture from the rocks and stone. The Locust designed a religion and culture based off of the Riftworms and Rockworms, believing them to be a source of life in the Hollow. The architecture would later also be inspired by worms. The rest of the city surrounded the Imulsion lake and featured mess halls, homes, military installations as well as the Temple of the Trinity and and Nexus Laboratory. A series of turrets and fortress walls which surrounded the city provided additional security. The Nexus Highway served as the only entrance and exit to Nexus, and the pathway was utilized to deploy thousands of Locust troops at a time.

Lambent War[edit | edit source]

Locust War[edit | edit source]

Operation: Hollow Storm[edit | edit source]


Destruction[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Locust Nexis Overview.jpg

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The definition of Nexus is a "means of connection" - as in the center and connection of the Locust Horde.
  • The initial spelling of Nexus was "Nexis."
  • The Royal Palace closely resembles a honeycomb, as the Locust Horde have been compared to bees and other hive-like insects that have a Queen.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gears of War: The Slab, pg. 131
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