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The South Islands were a chain of islands south of the Seran continent.

History[]

Conquest and colonization[]

The native South Islanders lived in their homes for generation before the COG conquered their islands and allowed the "Northerners" to immigrate and colonize the islands. Some of the Northerners adopted the local customs of the Islands.[1]

Pendulum Wars[]

Four years before Emergence Day, when the South Island of Irohma Island was attacked by the UIR and the local population was massacred, the 26th Royal Tyran infantry was sent to battled the Indies.[2] The South Islands contributed to the war effort like any other COG nation, and their greatest contribution was snipers.[3]

Locust War[]

After E-Day, most of the major islands were hit and the minor ones were spared. It was difficult for the Locust to dig their way up into the smaller islands and the local population would escape to sea if the Locust attacked.[4] After the death of Chairman Tomas Dalyell and the succession of Richard Prescott to the position of Chairman, only the South Islands were willing to contribute soldiers to Prescott's offensive against the Locust Horde in southern Tyrus.[5] Unfortunately, no other COG nation were willing to help save Tyrus, the heart and soul of the COG, forcing Prescott to use the Hammer of Dawn in a global scorched earth attack. The major South Islands were torched while some of the minor ones escaped the destruction, only to be cut off from the world. For eight years, a small group of Gears protected Noroa which was untouched by the Hammer strikes but was invaded by the Locust sometime afterwards. Eventually they and the fifteen remaining civilians abandoned the island for Galangi which was on the other side of an abyssal trench and thus unreachable by the Locust, leaving it intact.

At some point after becoming Chairman, Prescott had the Sanctum doomsday bunker built on Pahanu which was unreachable by the Locust due to the abyssal trench. However, Pahanu's volcano was too unstable and Sanctum had to be abandoned without ever being inhabited.[6]

Lambent Pandemic[]

Like Galangi, Weilehi wasn't invaded by the Locust due to the abyssal trench. However, it did face Lambent attacks, but the people survived.[6]

Interwar Period[]

After the Locust War and the Lambent Pandemic ended, Sanctum was turned into a Locust burial site. Galangi survived both wars and became the home to Colonel Victor Hoffman and Bernadette Mataki.[6]

Swarm Invasion[]

Hivebuster Offensive[]

In 42 AE, the Locust burial site on Pahanu became active and turned into a Swarm Hive. The Pahanu Hive became the first target of the Hivebuster Offensive coordinated by Colonel Victor Hoffman from Galangi. With the addition of the Wakaatu's acidic venom to Doctor Hana Cole's Venom Bombs, Team Scorpio were successfully able to destroy the Hive, but Weilehi was wiped out by Swarm forces who were able to reach it using lava tubes from Pahanu.[6][7]

Notable Islands[]

Major Cities[]

Notable South Islanders and Northerners[]

The population of the South Islands was divided between the native indigenous population and the Northerners, caucasian immigrants from the mainland.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • The South Islands are based off the Pacific islands, mostly Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, and Polynesia, with different cultures from island to island. While the Northerners speak with a Commonwealth English like Pad and Bernadette, Tai and his tribe are based off polynesians.[11]
  • It's unclear if the abyssal trench near the Lesser Islands Chain is the same one as the trench near the South Islands. However, both locations are referred to as simply "the abyssal trench," suggesting that they are in fact one and the same.

References[]

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