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"He did it..."
—Col. Victor Hoffman speaking of Sgt. Marcus Fenix's victory of the war.

The Second Battle of Anvil Gate was one of the last major battles of the Locust War and Lambent Pandemic. It was the second time in 52 hours that the Locust Horde and Lambent launched an assault on Anvil Gate of Anvegad, Kashkur. The garrison held one half of the remaining Coalition of Ordered Governments Army while the other half and the remnants of the Union of Independent Republics Infantry are fighting in the Second Battle of Azura and the Battle of the Pinnacle Tower. The battle of Anvil Gate was nearly lost until Sgt. Marcus Fenix, Delta Squad and Professor Adam Fenix activated the Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon in Azura, destroying the Lambent and neutralizing the Locust Horde. The battle of both Azura and Anvil Gate was commemorated in Victory Day.

PreludeEdit

"I didn't surrender this town in the last war, and I'll be damned if I'll abandon it to a bunch of glowie grubs now! Right, Bernie?"
"Yeah, we're too old to run. We're gonna sit on the front porch and blow the shit out of anything that moves.
"
—Col. Hoffman and Sgt. Mataki demanding to stay behind and defend Anvil Gate.

Two days prior to the second battle, Anvil Gate was attacked by the Savage Locust and Lambent following the arrival of Sgt. Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, bringing the encryption key with them to the late Chairman Richard Prescott's data disk: A2897 held by the leader of Anvil Gate, Col. Victor Hoffman since the First Battle of New Jacinto. The Savage Locust launched an attack on the front of the fortress and managed to breach at least one gate, but was repelled by Delta Squad. Another wave began following the arrival of Lt. Anya Stroud and Pvt. Samantha Byrne. During their rescue, the Lambent invaded and brought a Lambent Berserker with them. Using the Hammer of Dawn, all Locust and Lambent forces are killed.

After the battle, Cpl. Damon Baird cracked the data disk and revealed the location and passage into Azura, the secret COG facility island where Sgt. Fenix's father, Professor Adam Fenix was located for the past seven years along with the solution to the Lambent Pandemic and the Locust War with them. Col. Victor Hoffman advised Delta to try for the Endeavor Naval Shipyard and find a submarine to go under the barrier protecting Azura, allowing for entry. Cpl. Dominic Santiago recommended detouring to Mercy and Char to find the fuel for the ship.

Sgt. Fenix led Delta-One with Cpl. Dominic Santiago, Lt. Anya Stroud, Pvt. Samantha Byrne, Cpl. Jayson Stratton and Pvt. Dizzy Wallin on the mission to Mercy and Char for the fuel and ordered Delta-Two with Cpl. Damon Baird, Pvt. Augustus Cole and Pvt. Clayton Carmine to find transport, weapons and reinforcements for when Delta-One took Azura's barrier down and began the final battle. Sgt. Fenix approached Col. Victor Hoffman with coming along, but rejected his offer because he refused to surrender Anvil Gate and Anvegad in the Pendulum Wars and refused it to the Locust and Lambent now. Sgt. Bernadette Mataki also explained that they are too old for the journey ahead. Col. Hoffman and Sgt. Mataki stayed behind and prepared for the next attack from either the Locust or Lambent.

Order of BattleEdit

"I know you're medics, but we need everyone on that wall! Now!"
—Col. Victor Hoffman ordering all able bodies to defend Anvil Gate.

The Savage Locust eventually began their assault on Anvil Gate. They created a wildfire in the Anvegad Plains and brought an entire army with them. The Siegebeasts launched projectiles in the battle, causing extreme damage to Anvil Gate. As the battle progressed, the non-combat roles are ordered by Col. Hoffman to engage the fight and defend the wall. The combat medics are called to the front and assisted Sgt. Mataki on the right side of the wall while Col. Hoffman defended the left side with the path between them still blocked with the ruins from the previous battle.

Thousands of Drones and Boomers are on the battlefield as several Locust Drones began to grapple Anvil Gate's walls and invade the garrison. The COG soldiers, medics and civilians used turrets and detonated the explosives planted on the battlefield to defend the garrison, killing dozens of Locust Drones and Boomers. A Siegebeast launched a projectile again onto Anvil Gate, destroying the blockage and allowing passage to the other side of Anvil Gate. The Locust Drones began to grapple and overrun the left side of the wall along with a pack of Wretches. Sgt. Mataki ordered the rescue and assistance of Col. Hoffman.

After reaching Col. Hoffman, the COG medics and soldiers began to repel the Locust and Lambent on both sides with the Lambent Drudges invading as well. The Locust brought several Brumaks with them. The COG was able to destroy some of the Brumaks on the battlefield, but the Locust and Lambent onslaught continually attacked the garrison. The Locust brought the Corpsers with them who began to climb onto Anvil Gate, ensuring that the Locust would occupy Anvil Gate and destroy it along with everyone inside. Anvil Gate was nearly overrun and could potentially be lost to the enemy for the first time in history.

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Col. Hoffman and Sgt. Mataki as the war ended.

Just as the Locust and Lambent began to overrun Anvil Gate, the Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon was activated at Azura by Professor Adam Fenix. Multiple blue waves of radiation pulsated across Sera including the Anvegad Pass as the radiation passed through the battlefield. The Lambent were vaporized into ash and all Locust creatures collapsed and began to crystallize. While the wildfire destroyed much of the forest, Anvil Gate was secured as the rest of humanity was now that their enemies are vanquished and the Locust War and Lambent Pandemic finally ended after the long seventeen years war.

AftermathEdit

"But against all odds, a brave group of soldiers led by Marcus Fenix finally ended our Locust nightmare."
—First Minister Mina Jinn on the Second Battle of Anvil Gate and the end of the Locust War.

Anvil Gate was secured as Azura was and the humans occupying both, ensuring the survival of the human race. At some point, the humans from both Azura and Anvil Gate reunited and began to rebuild. Lt. Anya Stroud would become the First Minister of the newly reformed Coalition of Ordered Governments while Col. Victor Hoffman would remain as the Chief of the COG Defense Staff. The COG rebuilt the capital as New Ephyra. Twenty-five years after the end of the war, Victory Day was made into a holiday as Col. Hoffman was in attendance with Pvt. Augustus Cole and Pvt. Samantha Byrne as First Minister Mina Jinn commemorated the sacrifices of the men and women in the COG Army, and the battles fought including the Second Battle of Anvil Gate.

AppearancesEdit

Locust War
0 A.E. Emergence Day (First Battle of Jannermont · Battle of Mattino Junction · First Battle of Ilima · Battle of Porta Ogari · 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 Jasper · Battle of Autrin)
1 A.E. Battle of Bonbourg · Second Battle of Jannermont · Fall of Ostri · Battle of Andius · Ambush on Voslov Bridge · Hammer of Dawn Strikes · Fall of Claybourne · Siege of Zenic Laboratory · 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 · 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 · 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 (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 · Assault on Mount Kadar · Mission to Nexus · Siege of Nexus · Battle of the Royal Palace · Assault on Jacinto City · 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 · Mission to Char · Battle of Endeavor · Second Battle of Anvil Gate · Incursions in the Serano Ocean · Second Battle of Azura · Battle of Pinnacle Tower)
Battles of the Lambent Pandemic
14 A.E. Sinking of the Harvest
15 A.E. Sinking of the Nezark · Sinking of the Levanto · Sinking of the Coral Star · Skirmish on the CNV Clement · Battle of the Emerald Spar Platform · First Battle of New Jacinto · Battle of Pelruan · Battle of Grid Echo-Five · Battle of the Vectes Imulsion Field · Battle of Edlar Farm · Second Battle of New Jacinto · Emergence on the Southwest Coast of Vectes · Vectes Imulsion Field Incident · Meadow Skirmish · Stalk Emergence at the Reservoir · Third Battle of New Jacinto · Flooding of Pelruan · Battle of Gerrenhalt
17 A.E. Victory Day (Mission to Hanover · Attack on the Sovereign · Battle of Centennial Bridge · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Halvo Bay · Mission to Mercy · Mission to Char · Second Battle of Anvil Gate · Second Battle of Azura · Battle of Pinnacle Tower)


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