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The Ore Transporter is a large, heavy-duty elevator meant to lift large amounts of mined Osmium to be used to procure weapons for the Coalition of Ordered Governments during the Pendulum Wars. These machines were designed and built by Nethercutt Mining, which created other large machines like the Nethercutt Tunnel Boring Machine.

HistoryEdit

Pendulum WarsEdit

The Ore Transporter was the primary mode of transportation and access through and fro Osmium Mine Bravo. At the height of the Pendulum Wars, thousands of metric tons worth of osmium was excavated and transported via the lift to be used in the manufacture of COG Armor and the bayonets of Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifles. Eventually, the mine ran out and shut down, with the Ore Transporter laying dormant for decades until the end of the Locust War.[1]

Interwar PeriodEdit

Following the conclusion of the Locust War, the restored COG led by First Minister Anya Stroud reactivated the dormant Ore Transporter to be used to dump thousands of Locust Shells on the now abandoned Osmium Mine Bravo. This would later serve as a future Hive for the Swarm.[2]

Swarm WarEdit

During the beginning of the Swarm War, Delta Squad led by JD Fenix, chased down the Snatcher that caught Marcus Fenix earlier on. This led them to Osmium Mine Bravo which has now been converted into a large Swarm Hive.[3]

They used the Ore Transporter to lift them down to the mine and fought their way through the Hive.[4] After they defeated the Snatcher and freed Marcus Fenix, Delta Squad attempted to board the lift. However, damage done through the lift's gears via Swarm tentacles and damage to the engine caused by the firefights made the lift nonoperational.

The squad was about to be overwhelmed when JD figured out to use the cables as a makeshift lift. Delta Squad than shot off the cables which propelled them up, however, they realized that the lift's gear grinders weren't stopping which would mulch them, so the squad destroyed it through gunfire at just the nick of time.[5]

OverviewEdit

The lift's superstructure was designed akin to a vehicle rather than a traditional elevator. The center of the Ore Transporter is the control deck: at the front of the control deck is the control cockpit where the operators were stationed to man and control the speed of the descent. At the center of the control deck were the crew's sleeping quarters, staff quarters, lavatory and planning room; as the Ore Transporter is the only way one can get in and out of Osmium Mine Bravo, a dedicated crew was needed to live in the machine multiple times. The back of the control deck was the engine room where the lift's reserve tank was located, which provided backup power in case the primary fuel source became nonoperational.

The side deck of the Transporter were wide spaces meant to ferry thousands of tons of mined osmium to the surface. It house several Cargo Carts to easily transport these osmium on mining carts. At the far end of the two side decks were rooms which house the lift controls on the left and the storage and maintenance bay on the right.

The Ore Transporter came equipped with a crane located at the engine room which helps lift heavy osmium. The lift also came with four large grinder wheels to pulverize any rock in the lift's way. The lift's exhaust was located around the sides of the machine.

The Ore Transporter was hoisted via a massive lift motor and pulley system. A large gear grinder system carried carbon-fiber cables which lifted the entire machine with ease.[6]

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • A variant of the Ore Transporter is a playable map on Lift. This Transporter had a different design, with a significantly reduced control deck placed in the center whilst the rest of the deck components have been shifted in a asymmetric manner.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Gears of War 4: Act 3 Chapter 6: Origins
  2. Gears of War 4: Act 3 Chapter 1: Almost Midnight
  3. Gears of War 4: Act 3 Chapter 4: Do Not Go Gentle
  4. Gears of War 4: Act 3 Chapter 5: Elevator to Hell
  5. Gears of War 4: Act 3 Chapter 6: Origins
  6. Monica Grue Workshop Artwork
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