I posted this in another thread so it may look familiar if you read that thread. But I like coming up with possible scenarios for Gears of War back stories, cliffhangers, unanswered questions, etc. So I posted this one because it's what I think Skorge may have played a part in. Forgive me for not going into complete detail, I wasn't trying to make into a fanfic. (Also the length, for those who just want to know the reason for the plot)
The Queen has gathered information that there may be COG forces in the city of Ephyra (once the Coalition's capital). She orders Skorge sink the city with the Riftworm. (I read somewhere that Skorge had sank two other cities around Jacinto besides Ilima.) It can start off with Skorge, an ?Elite Cyclops? and 2 Palace Guards. The four man squad is also escorted by a drone platoon. Skorge is preparing to direct the Riftworm but he must eradicate pockets of sprouting lambent that are interfering in the plotted course. After that player sequence, you are transitioned to the war torn city of Ephyra (I want to say you play as Delta being as they were the main squad in Gears 2. Instead of Marcus, Dom, Cole, Baird: maybe Marcus ,Dom, Jace, ?Recruit Clayton?) Once transitioned, Delta has the task of helping transport remaining civilians out of the highly seismic city of Ephyra, but Skorge commissions locust platoons to recover any left over supplies before he commences the Riftworm to finish sinking the city. Delta coincidentally runs into a locust platoon en route to an evacuation way point on the edges of the city and must fight their way through the forces. Transition back to the hollow where Skorge has to set course indicators for the Riftworm while continuing to battle the lambent. Back on the surface Delta has made it to the evac point but must wait until helicopters arrive, and during their wait more locust are informed of their attempted escape and descend on their position. During the ensuing firefight an earthquake rumbles violently for a few moments, which inadvertently signals for the locust to retreat back to the hollow. Marcus realizes the enemies retreat after the quake and rushes the evac unit that is moments away. Finally transition to the hollow where Skorge and his squad remain, the squad boards the Hydra but must hold off some reluctant lambent drones until the Riftworm arrives. The player in control of Skorge must hit X to commence his chant and start the cutscene; then a panned out view of the Riftworm is shown moving along the course accompanied by the chanting of Skorge. The camera then pans up through Sera's crust to show Delta boarding Ravens as the earthquake returns. Once the Ravens are out of sight of the city it is shown imploding on itself, leaving almost no trace of the former COG HQ.
Let me know what you all think, I'm truly a RAAM fan but Skorge is cool, but downplayed in Gears of War 2. I used Jace and Recruit Clayton because Marcus met Jace after the Lightmass bombing in Gears 1, he was assigned to Delta along w/Marcus, Tai, & Dizzy. In Gears 2 he recalled Carmine's name (upon meeting Ben) meaning he knew of the rest of the Carmine Clan. Also Marcus was already familiar with Clayton in Gears 3 which leaves room for my scenario to work. Again let me know what you think.
I have updated a few things in light of the high demand for more Locust and the specific ones.