- "But this thing's at full power, and I haven't seen one of these in about fifteen years...aw, shit"
- —Marcus, upon discovering the beacon
The Coalition of Ordered Governments Transmitter or Beacon, also known as an emergency beacon, is a tracking transmitter which aids in the detection and locating of boats, aircraft, and people in distress. They were in wide use in the Pendulum Wars but, like almost everything else, in Post E-Day Sera they were in short supply.
- Gears of War: Hollow Part One (First appearance)