The native race of the planet Sera, The Locust Horde are a militant reptilian-humanoid subterranean race who are driven forward with an unrelenting need to retake their home from the Human Coalition of Ordered Governments that has taken the surface and mutated their homes. Lead by their Queen, Myraah, and lead by military figures such as General RAAM and Skorge, the Locust burst out from under the ground to attack the COG forces in a devastating event forever afterwards known as Emergence Day. Wiping out a huge percentage of the Human population, the COG were pushed back to a small handful of settlements before they managed to successfully make any kind of counter attack.
The Locust managed to unite a great number of sub-species and animals underneath their banner. The Drones made up the bulk of their ranks, and were slightly taller and significantly stronger and more durable than normal men. An elite breed of Drone, the Theron, were incredibly brutal, savage and intelligent guards of the Queen, and operated with the highest precision and skill. Tall "dumb muscle" brutes known as Boomers were used to deliver heavy weapons fire and soak up enemy fire. Religious priests drafted into the fighting when the COG began to invade The Hollows where the Locust Horde lived, the Kantus were agile, tricky and capable of reviving fallen soldiers and empowering living ones, making them priority targets. Massive, blind female Locust known as Berserkers used their weaker senses to maul the enemy to death, and were so strong and durable, nothing short of a satellite-laser could take them down.
Re-purposed animals included Wretches, a breed of small pests that could effectively distract targets and overwhelm in large numbers with powerful melee attacks. The Brumak were massive monsters, armed with heavy armor, wrist mounted heavy machine guns, back mounted cannons and were used as powerful siege weapons. Corpsers were large spider-like creatures capable of burrowing underground, allowing for devastating tactics against enemy forces. Reavers were similarly large aerial units that could rain fire down on foes from the sky. Bloodmounts were violent monsters that Drones often rode into battle like horses thanks to their speed and ferocity. Tickers were small spider-like creatures that exploded on contact with the enemy, serving as living landmines. The Kantus could also use their calls to communicate with and influence the Rift Worms, a race of ancient worms worshiped by The Locust that could potentially sink entire cities.
Battle vs. Jiralhanae Chieftains (by Samurai234)Edit
In a abandoned city, resembling the ones in Gears of War, four Locusts led by General RAAM are walking across the city, looking for any sign of trouble. Unaware to them, Tartarus and four Chieftains are walking across the other side of the city, also looking for enemies. One of the Chieftains sees the Locusts and fires his needle rifle. He manages to take out a locust boomer. General RAMM sees the Chieftains and yells "We are under attack! Fire back!". The locust return fire with their hammerbursts, and manage to take out a Chieftain. The two teams' leaders tell their men to split up, and they all scramble. A Chieftain enters a narrow alley, looking for any signs of a locust. Suddenly, he hears a raspy voice say "Hunger!", and he is ambushed by a Locust butcher. The Locust pulls out his butcher knife, and swings, but misses. The Chieftain pulls out his Jiralhanae Combat Knife and stabs the Locust in his abdomen. The Locust retaliates by cutting the Chieftain's hand off. The chieftain roars in pain, before getting his head cut off. The Locust says, "you'll make a very tasty meal.", and pulls his body to the shack to cook him later. However, he sees another Chieftain armed with a plasma cannon. The Locust says "Uh Oh!", before getting blown up. The Chieftain exits the alley, but he almost gets shot by a locust with his torque bow. Another Chieftain sneaks up on the locust and crushes him to death with his hammer. However, another locust grabs the bow and fires an arrow in the Chieftain's leg. The Chieftain rolls over, before the locust finishes him off with his the bow's sharpen end. RAMM and the last locust drone enter the a series of small house where a Chieftain is hiding. The Chieftain hurls a spike grenade at the drone. The grenade starts beeping, so RAMM gets out of range before the Grenade blows up. The locust general looks ahead, but doesn't see anything. To be sure, he hurls a bolo grenade in one of the houses. It blows up, and the Chieftain is dead. RAMM suddenly hears a loud roar. he turns and sees Tartarus, gravity hammer in hand. RAMM looks on the floor and sees a boom shield and explosive flail, which he picks up. The two approach each other and duel. Tartarus slams the hammer down, but RAMM blocks it with the shield. RAMM swings the flail, but Tartarus simply ducks. The two distance each and charge. RAMM makes the first blow and hits Tartarus in his head with the flail, causing an explosion. RAAM gets up and stares at Tartarus' body, which now has no head. RAAM raises his fist in the air and yells "For the Queen!".
The Chieftain and Locust brought very great weapons to the table, but the Locust's better weapons and tatics are what won the day for them.
Rematch vs. Jiralhanae (by Sith Venator)Edit
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In the end the Jiralhanae defeated the Locust with better weaponary and armor in addition to their bigger size.
The blog post for the original battle took place beck when this wiki was rather new. In other words, it received very few comments, and voters were not required to provide any reasons in their votes as to why said warrior was deadlier. This lead to the Locusts winning. A rematch was done in which not-so-thorough votes were counted as half, and a poll was also put up. In the end, the Jiralhanae won both in the comments, and in the poll.