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Anya Stroud
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Vital statistics
Title
Callsign Anya
Gender Female
Race Human (Seran)
Physical Age 15
Alignment Chaotic Good
Faction Coalition of Ordered Goverments
Tools Lancer Assault Rifle, Gnasher Shotgun, Snub pistol, JACK
Abilities
Vehicles
Status Alive

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Anya was the only daughter of Gear officer Major Helena Stroud. Her father wasn't present when she grew up, and as such, Helena raised her alone.

Pendulum WarsEdit

Preparing for Operation LevelerEdit

Anya joined the Coalition of Ordered Governments army in the 75th year of the Pendulum Wars as a cadet officer, but became a CIC controller instead of a frontline Gear like her mom. During the preparation for Operation Leveler, Anya was brought, along with another cadet, by Major Stroud to see her mothers company after a training session. Major Stroud lectured Anya and the other cadet on the virtues of getting out of the CIC, and seeing what Gears on the front line had to go through. Anya first met Marcus Fenix during this visit, and became attracted to him, and he to her. Two days before the Operation began, Anya boarded the CNV Kalona along with the rest of the cadets who would operate as controllers during the battle. She later gave a briefing to the Gears on the weather conditions they would face during their landing. When the Gears launched off on their landing craft toward Aspho Fields, Anya waved goodbye to her mother and gave her a thumbs up.

Battle of Aspho FieldsEdit

During the battle, Anya operated as the main point of contact between C Company and the CIC aboard the Kalona. She informed her mother that the commandos infiltrating Aspho Point had possible enemy contact, and told Major Victor Hoffman that C Company was in position to assist them. When Indie armor began to encircle Aspho Point, Anya was ordered by her mom to have the Petrels coming to assist them take out Peraspha Military Base, the location of the backup data on the Hammer of Dawn, first, so the UIR would not destroy Aspho Point. Anya reported when the Petrels were in range, but they were taken out by enemy Asps. They Gears were out of Longspears to take out the Asps, and Anya informed her mother that the rest of the Petrels were not coming, and that the medevac’s could not come in either. After pausing for a moment, Major Stroud told Anya that she was proud of her, and that she was doing a great job. Anya told her that she was also proud of her mom, and minutes later Major Stroud was killed in a suicide attack to take out one of the Asps. Sgt.Bernadette Mataki confirmed for Anya that her mom was dead, but amazingly, Anya continued to perform her duty, and reported her mother’s death to the CNV Pomeroy. She informed Mataki that the Petrels were engaged with Indie fighters off the coast, and that the Sea Ravens were going to attempt a landing in five minutes to begin picking up the Gears.

After the BattleEdit

Five weeks after the battle, Anya was presented with her mother’s Embry Star. Both Marcus and Dominic Santiago comforted Anya during the awards ceremony, and blocked the press from getting to her. Anya later ate dinner with the two of them and their families. Professor Adam Fenix asked her if she was going to donate her mom's medal to the regimental museum, but she told him that she was going to keep it, not put it in a place where strangers would be staring at it all the time. After the dinner, she left to check her mom’s apartment, and Marcus went with her to make sure she was okay. Dom wanted the two of them to be able to get together, but Maria Santiago pointed out to him that since she was an officer and he was enlisted, both Anya and Marcus would wind up on charges.

Beginning of the Locust WarEdit

Hammer of Dawn StrikeEdit

One year after Emergence Day, Anya was a controller in the CIC when Col.Victor Hoffman ordered the recall of all units to the Jacinto Plateau, which she found odd. She suspected something was going on, and became worried about Marcus and Dom's safety. Minutes before the Hammer of Dawn counterattack, Anya informed Hoffman that there had been no sighting of his wife returning to the safe zone.

Between the Strike and the Lightmass OffensiveEdit

Nine years later, Marcus was put on trial and sent to The Slab for abandoning his post to try and save his father during the Battle of Ephyra. He told Anya not to visit him, so she wrote to him twice a week for the four years he was in prison. In the letters, she admitted her love for Marcus. However, he never got more than a couple of the letters. After a while, she started grieving for Marcus, believing him to be dead.

Lightmass OffensiveEdit

Beginning of the OffensiveEdit

At the start of the Lightmass Offensive, flew in a King Raven to Embry Square with Col.Hoffman, where he briefed Delta-One on their mission to find and rescue Alpha Squad. Anya was surprised to see Marcus in Delta, not knowing that Dom had just broken him out of The Slab. They looked at each for the first time in four years, but their reunion was cut short when Locust forces attacked the Gears. Anya left with Col.Hoffman in the Raven, but was tasked to provide support as Delta's controller. She was contacted by Lt.Minh Young Kim after he and Delta located the bodies of three Gear soldiers, but they were unsure if it was Alpha and that there was no resonator. She ordered them to head to the House of Sovereigns and investigate if Alpha was there. Kim later contacted her and asked if any word had come from Alpha. She informed him that there hadn't been any. Anya briefly lost contact with Delta due to Seeder interference, but after they killed two of them, she managed to get contact back. After they killed a third Seeder, she managed to get them into contact with Alpha. However, the next time Delta contacted her, it was Marcus informing her of Kim's death, and that they were trapped in the Tomb of the Unknowns with a Berserker. She advised them to get outside and kill it with the Hammer of Dawn. Once they killed the Berserker, Anya patches them through to Col.Hoffman.

Getting Help form the StrandedEdit

After Delta exits the area around the Tomb, Anya contacts Marcus and tells him the Hammer of Dawn is offline. She then informs him that the Lethia Imulsion Facility is ten clicks away, and that enemy forces are converging on that region. After Delta reaches the Stranded camp that has a Junker their leader is willing to let them borrow, Marcus and Dom head out to get it. They report to Anya after they cross the river, and she tells them that the a Stranded checkpoint is just up ahead. Anya continued to give them directions as they made their way through the city. Anya also detected Locust closing in on Baird and Cole's position, and informed them as well as Marcus and Dom. After Marcus and Dom secured the vehicle, they contacted Anya, and she told them that Baird and Cole were under heavy attack and needed their help.

Lethia Imulsion FacilityEdit

After rescuing Baird and Cole, Delta headed for the Lethia Imulsion Facility. They later contacted Anya, and told her that their vehicle had broken down just outside of the facility. She informed them that the pumping stations lift was offline, and that they would need to enter through the mines inside the factory. When they arrived, they reported to Anya that they had spotted glowing Wretches, and she informed them of previous encounters with them, and that they explode. When they reached the entrance to the building, they reported that the door was locked, and Anya was unable to find another route in. After they entered the facility, Anya directed them to find the Cart Control Room, so she could send them down into the Hollow in mine carts. She later reported to them that Baird and Cole were in the buildings sewer, and all three of them were extremely sympathetic. After Delta regroups and reach the control room, she takes control of the mine carts, and guides Delta deeper into the facility. She then informs they only have a little ways to go to the drilling platforms into the Hollow. When they arrive at the core room, she raises them platforms for them, and then sends them down into the Hollow.

Deploying the ResonatorEdit

When Delta reaches the Hollow, Anya warns them to deploy the resonator before dawn, so they are able to escape before the Kryll return. After Delta reported that they had deployed the resonator, Anya told them that King Ravens were en route to pick them up. However, She discovered that the resonator had mapped barely any of the Locust tunnels. Luckily, Baird discovered from a geobot a map of the Locust tunnels, and Anya determined the data had come from the Fenix Estate at the East Barricade Academy. She diverted the choppers there, and wished Marcus good luck.

East Barricade AcademyEdit

When Delta arrived at the Academy, they were forced to land far away from the Fenix Estate after Nemacyst attacked their King Raven and shot down the other Raven they were with. After they defeated the Locust at their landing zone, Marcus contacted Anya, and she informed them that there were survivors at KR Two-Five's crash site, and provided directions toward it. When they encountered a Seeder, she informed them that the Hammer of Dawn was online, and when it went offline. After they secured it, Marcus reported to Anya that Baird and Cole were caring for the wounded and awaiting a pickup. She then informed them that the conservatory was clear, and was the best path to take. When the Hammer of Dawn came back online, she informed Marcus, as well as when it went offline again. When Marcus was fighting up the stairs toward the estate, Anya attempted to tell him something but was cut off. When they reached the courtyard, Anya informed them that she detected seismic activity inside the house. After Delta reaches the secret lab in the estate, Anya analyzes the data recovered, and discovers there is enough data to deploy the Lightmass Bomb. Anya monitored JACK while he downloaded the data, and informed Delta when he was done.

Stuck at the Timgad BridgeEdit

After they escape, Anya informs them that the Bomb has been put on a train and is heading toward an Imulsion sinkhole. When Delta became stuck at the raised Timgad Bridge, Anya directed them to downed powerlines in an attempt to restore power to the bridge. However, she later saw that the park she had sent them too was crawling with Locust, and told them about an alternate route, but that they would have to backtrack. Marcus decided it would be easier to send Cole and Baird on the alternate route, since they were still at the APC, while he and Dom continued toward the park. Anya guided Cole and Baird along the alternate path. Anya then received a report from the train commander that Locust were closing in on them. She passed this information along to Marcus, and requested a status update. He told her they were close to the powerlines, and she informed him that the train was speeding up to avoid capture, and that Delta needed to hurry up. Anya contacted them again, and attempted to tell them the train was under attack and being boarded, but a Seeder was disrupting the comm system. After Delta kills the Seeder, Anya informs them that the Locust have boarded the train and are tossing the guards off onto the rails, and that the bridge still did not have enough power. She directed them to Timgad Central Energy, which should have enough power to raise the bridge. Anya was contacted a short while later, and informed by Marcus they had reached the powerplant. After they restored the power and lowered the bridge, Anya told Delta that they had lost control of the train, and that they would have to jump aboard at Timgad Station.

Deploying the Lightmass BombEdit

Anya informed Delta when the train was approaching the station, and told them when to jump aboard.[1] She then told Marcus and Dom that the Hammer of Dawn was offline, and told them that the bomb was at the front of the train, with many Locust between them and it. Anya told them a few minutes later that she had detected Nemacyst on the radar. When they reached a train car with chain guns on top, she told them they could take out the pursuing Reavers with them. When Wretches began sabotaging the train, Anya informed Delta of their location. As they approached the target, Anya informed them that the train was picking up speed, and that they were running out of time.[2] Luckily, Marcus was able to successfully deploy the Lightmass Bomb.[3]

After the Lightmass OffensiveEdit

Helping Delta-OneEdit

One week after the Lightmass Offensive, Anya was on duty for eighteen hours to provide support to Delta-One. When Marcus called in to ask if there were any sniper teams south of Embry Square, she told him no. He informed then told her that a unknown sniper had assisted them in a battle against the Locust, but might not stay friendly. Anya thanked him for the information, and put out an advisory about the sniper. After Delta returned to the base with Bernadette Mataki, Anya told Hoffman of her arrival.

Evacuation of North GateEdit

After the COG learned that the Locust were attempting to cut off access to the North Gate Agricultural Depot, Anya provided information to the convoy that headed to evacuate it. Once the convoy arrived at the depot, Marcus gave Anya control of JACK, and she used it to find a group of Locust heading toward the depot. She alerted Hoffman about them, and was going to send a Raven to take them out, but Hoffman had her divert the Raven to pick up him and the other Gears to take out the Locust themselves. After they ambushed the Drones and returned to the depot, Anya continued to use JACK to search the route back to Jacinto. After the convoy began to move out, Hoffman told Anya they were feeling vibrations, and she sent JACK to double back and see if they were under attack anywhere. After trucks Two-twenty-five and Two-twenty-six were ambushed and there crew killed, Anya directed Two-twenty-seven and the convoy behind it onto another route. She then spotted a group of thirty Drones moving on the ground, and informed the convoy of their position. Anya continued to keep the Gears updated on the Locust movements and direct the convoy, and she realized that the Locust tactics were meant to draw out the Gears in order to kill them. When comms were cut off, Anya was unable to contact any of the Gears. When they were restored, she learned that Cole, Bernie, and Baird's APC had been destroyed, but they had been picked up by Marcus, Dom, and Pvt.Federic Rojas. Gamma Squad was escorting the rest of the convoy in, but Hoffman and Pvt.Tai Kaliso were searching for any Gears that may have been wounded. She informed them that no Gears were stranded, and that the convoy was safe, so they began heading back to their APC. However, when they discovered a bomb on it, they cut off contact with Anya and the other so no one would come to their aid and get killed. Anya contacted Marcus and explained the situation to him, and he and Dom headed to assist after Anya gave them Hoffman and Tai's position. After they were rescued, Anya sent JACK in to disarm the bomb.

Mission to TollenEdit

A few days later, Delta-One went on a recon mission to Tollen, where a distress signal had been detected coming from the Stranded, saying that the whole city was flooding. Marcus contacted Anya, and told her that the entire city had been sunk into the ground, leaving behind a lake, much to their shock and confusion.

Operation: Hollow StormEdit

Assault on LandownEdit

After the raid in Jacinto, the COG decided to attack the Locust underground, hoping to find and destroy the Locust stronghold. When Operation: Hollow Storm began, Anya attended the speech given by Chairman Richard Prescott to the COG army before sending them on the mission. Anya's job was to direct the convoys of Assault Derricks, Centaurs, and King Ravens on the road to Landown, where the Gears would enter the Hollow. Delta reported in that they were aboard Rig 314. When the convoy came under attack, she directed King Ravens and Centaurs to assist where needed. After Delta reached Landown, she guided them and other squads through the streets of the to their drill zones. Once Delta and several other squads reached their drill zone, they came under heavy Locust attack, and took many casualties. Anya ordered Delta to deploy immediately, but they came under attack from Skorge, and Cpl.Tai Kaliso and Pvt.Dizzy Wallin were unable to follow the rest of Delta into the Inner Hollows.

Fighting through the HollowEdit

Anya lost contact with the Gears after they dropped into the Hollow, but once Alpha-One killed a Seeder, she reestablished contact. She warns Marcus and Dom to watch the ceiling for deploying lifts, and Marcus asks Anya if Tai and Dizzy are alright. She tells him the drill zone has gone dark, but that she would try to find them. She then has moment with Marcus by telling him to be careful. The first mission was to regroup with Carmine, who's lift went off course. After Delta regrouped with Carmine, Marcus contacted Anya to inform her that Echo-Five was down, and she gave them directions to continue deeper into the Hollow. After Delta assisted Omega-One, Anya contacts them, and informs them that there is seismic activity beneath Ilima City and they need to investigate it. Anya also tells Dom that Stranded groups have begun to hide in the Hollows from the dangers on the surface. Even though it's unlikely, Anya says that Maria could have fled done there as well. This message, however, was with static since Delta had moved deeper into the Hollow. Soon after, Delta, encountered a Rock Worm, and Anya filled them in the COG's information about the creatures. As they got closer to Ilima, she told them the seismic activity was getting stronger. Soon after, she lost contact with Delta when they got too deep into the Hollow.

Battle of IlimaEdit

Anya manages to regain contact with Delta after the Rift Worm sinks Ilima, and Marcus informs her that the Locust have been sinking the cities and outposts with a giant worm. After Delta sees KR Five-Four get shot down, they inform Anya. She then guides Delta through the sunken city and, and informs them that Ilima was evacuated, but to watch for survivors and rescue them if they can. Later, Delta informs Anya that KR Five-Four and Charlie-Nine are KIA, but that they regrouped with Cole and they heading out to find Baird and Tanner. She informs them that additional squads are inbound to secure Ilima. As the battle continues, Anya is informed by many squads, including Delta's, that Gears and Stranded are being captured and tortured by the Locust. Anya then asks Delta if they found Baird, and Marcus tells her they found him, but that they also found Tai but he that didn't make it. Anya offers her sympathies to Marcus, and says that Tai was a good man. she later informs Delta that command has a new objective for them and a chopper awaits for them on a building in the sinkhole. After an attack, Delta manages to get on a chopper, but then swallowed by the Rift Worm. After they manage to kill the Rift Worm, Delta asks Anya for a pick up. However, Hoffman cuts off Delta's contact with Anya and sends a drop-off Centaur, informing Delta of a new objective to gather info from a abandoned COG outpost on the actual site of the Locust Stronghold. When Marcus tries to reach her later at the outpost, Colonel Hoffman informs them that she will not be their contact for this assignment, which alerts them to the classified nature of their mission and the location.

Mount Kadar and the Assault on NexusEdit

After Delta retrieved the info from the facility, the COG discovered that the Locust stronghold was under Mount Kadar. Anya gave Delta information on the path they would have to take up the mountain to reach the entrance. After they entered the mountain, Marcus contacted Anya and told her that they would likely be losing contact soon. After Delta found Chaps and several other Stranded, Marcus and Dom send them up with Baird and Cole and contact Anya to tell her to evac the Stranded, and that they are proceeding on foot to Nexus. Anya informed them that Grindlifts were standing by to provide them reinforcements once they set off the JACK's beacon. While assaulting Nexus, Delta hears an old message from Adam Fenix, stating that if the COG were to sink Jacinto before the Locust leave, it would flood the Hollow and Nexus, killing all of them, and would end the war. They transmit this data to Anya, who begins to put together a plan with Chairman Prescott and Col.Hoffman.

Siege of JacintoEdit

After Delta escaped the Hollow, Anya managed to contact them and informed them that Jacinto was under heavy attack. When Delta arrived at Jacinto aboard Reavers, the CIC's guns shot at them until Anya managed to call them off. When they entered the CIC, Anya briefed them on the evacuation, and that they were close to finalizing a plan to sink the city. When Locust forces breached the area around the building, Anya directed the buildings defense, providing information to Delta, other Gear squads, and King Raven units on where the Locust forces were attacking. After the Locust attack was repulsed, Anya briefed Marcus and Dom on their mission to clear the target area, a massive Locust sinkhole, for the deployment of a Lightmass Bomb inside of it. Anya guided the two of them toward the sinkhole, and they informed her of their progress as they got closer. When they got close to the sinkhole, Anya informed them that a large number of Locust were located there, and that the Hammer of Dawn was online. As they made their way down the sinkhole, Anya requested status updates. When they informed Anya that they had hijacked a Brumak, she was astonished, and Marcus said it would help them clear the area faster. Anya told them to carry on then. Once they cleared the target area, they contacted Anya, and she sent in the Ravens carrying the bomb. However, the bomb was lost, but Marcus changed the target to the Brumak they had been riding, which had turned Lambent. By this time, only Anya, Hoffman, and Prescott were left in the CIC, and they watched over her shoulder as she locked onto the Brumak and detonated it.

Evacuating JacintoEdit

Anya then began running through the halls of the CIC with Hoffman and Prescott, heading for the exit. She tried to contact KR-471, which was supposed to be waiting to evacuate them, but the comms unit had gone down. Anya told them that the backup transmitter aboard the CNV Sovereign should activate soon, but Prescott told her not to worry, and that the pilot had been given instructions not to leave without them. When they reached the street, they found that the city was already sinking, and that their route to the Raven had been cut off. Hoffman said they would have to take a detour, and told Anya to stay close to him, and asked if she had her sidearm. She told him she never was without it, and the three of them began running down the street. Prescott stopped and asked if they heard a rumbling, and they turned around to see the street behind them cracking and falling into the ground. They ran as fast as they could and jumped onto a building's railings, and pulled themselves to safety. They looked down and saw water rushing through the crack, with both humans and Locust struggling to escape from the flood. Anya wondered how many people they had lost, but Prescott told her they had saved the majority, which was more than what they had been able to do the last time they had done something like this. They walked a few block more, and came within sight of their Raven. Anya continued to try and contact Cole or anyone else, but was unable to, and she began worrying about them. They began working their way through the flooding street and debris, but several Locust emerged in front of them. Anya took cover while Hoffman and Prescott engaged them, and Cole showed up and helped them finish them off. Anya moved to rejoin them, but another drone emerged from under the water right in front of her. She swiftly removed her Snub Pistol from her backpack and shot the Locust twice in the face, impressing Hoffman and Cole. Hoffman remarked that she was Helena's daughter all right, and Cole asked her if she had been practicing. She told him she was just surviving, and not to make her worry about him again, because she thought something might have happened to him. He laughed and said it would take more than this to stop him, and helped her into the Raven. Anya noted that that was the first time she had ever shot someone, but Cole told her that hadn't been a someone, only a grub. After they took off, Anya tried to raise the others, but was unable to.She spent the next several minutes worried about Marcus, thinking that she had never gotten to tell him she loved him, and was happy to see Marcus and the rest of Delta alive on another Raven, and waved at him and put her hand on her heart. Once a backup comm system came online aboard the CNV Sovereign, she overheard Dom tell Cole that he had been forced to kill Maria down in the Hollow, horrifying her. As the Raven headed for Port Farrall, Anya wondered if the Locust had ever spied on them, and Prescott asked why she had asked that. She said that Marcus had reported that the Locust Queen Myrrah had mentioned his father, and Anya wanted to know how the Queen had known her name. Prescott agreed that that was indeed interesting.

Port FarrallEdit

Arrival in Port FarrallEdit

After the Raven landed in Port Farrall, Anya joined fellow controller Lt.Donneld Mathieson in a APC, where she watched as refugees from Jacinto pour into the bitterly cold ruined city, and worried about Delta's safety. Mathieson told her that she should roster off and get some sleep before she came back on watch, but she told him that she would just feel like hell when she woke up. He returned to directing Gears to assignments, and Anya wondered how they were going to get the city reinhabitable in a few days, and realized it would be impossible. Hoffman arrived, and told them that the CIC Truck was operational, and told Anya that she should get some sleep, but she insisted that she was fine, and asked for something to do. He told her that part of her job was to be rested enough in order to function properly, but she still refused. They were distracted by Pvt.Dizzy Wallin reuniting with his daughters, and Anya saw many people among the refugees looking for loved ones. Hoffman remarked that he was glad he didn't have to handle trying to reunite families, and then ordered Anya to find Dom and find out what had gone on with his wife in the Hollow. Anya drove to the CIC Truck to drop Mathieson off, and deflected his interest in why Hoffman was interested in finding out about Dom, wanting to get the full story before she told anyone else what she had heard. After reaching the CIC and entering it with Mathieson, Anya made a mental note to talk to Baird about seeing if he could improve Mathieson's prosthetic legs. Anya listened in as the various leaders of divisions made reports to Prescott about the evacuation, and was horrified when she learned they were looking at about thirty percent losses in the civilian population. Prescott gave them all a speech about how they all faced a new and more complicated task now, and Anya was surprised to find herself being inspired by the speech. Hoffman arrived when Prescott finished, and took Anya aside to talk with her about Dom, and told her that he had heard the transmission as well, and asked if she knew what was going on. She told him she knew as much as he did, and he gave her permission to go looking for Delta, and told her to say hello to Bernie for him, which Anya took as meaning that he was glad she was alive. She asked Mathieson where Delta was, and he told her to look in Marshaling zone G. She drove there in the APC, and found Cole, Baird, and Bernie talking with each other. She asked where Dom was, and Cole told her that Marcus had gone looking for him, but none of them knew what was going on. Baird was freaked out by the thought that Dom had been forced to kill his wife, and commented that he had seemed fine when he and Cole had regrouped with him and Marcus in the Hollow. Bernie told them that Dom was in shock, and that they would need to head people off from asking him about his search for Maria, and give no details other than that she was dead. Anya agreed, and told Bernie that Hoffman had said he was glad she was alive. Bernie looked embarrassed, and said that she bet he hadn't said exactly that, and Anya told her she would tell Hoffman that Bernie was glad he was alive as well, and Bernie thanked her.

First CombatEdit

After Marcus and Dom located a group of Locust stragglers, Anya forced Cole to take her along to fight them, driven by a need to take revenge on them. Bernie let her into the Armadillo Delta was taking, and Baird handed her a Lancer Assault Rifle, and asked if she knew how to use it. She told him that she had to requalify on it every year, and checked the safety and ammo clip, then powered up the chainsaw to make sure it worked. Cole warned her that she needed to b careful, and that there were hundreds Gears rushing to kill the few that had been spotted. As they rushed to the battlefield, Bernie asked if what she had heard about what the Locust had done to Tai was true, and Cole and Baird told it was. Anya was surprised by this, since Marcus hadn't mentioned anything about Tai being tortured when he had reported his death, and began trying to figure out what had been done to him. When they reached the battlefield, Bernie told Anya to take the Armadillo and man the gun to give them covering fire, since she was not equipped to enter an actual firefight in her command Gear. They saw a long line of civilians rushing past the battlefield along a road, and as Anya set herself up in the turret, she contacted Mathieson and told him that they needed crowd control to handle the civilians. Bernie told her to take PA-776 and herd the civilians if needed, but Anya stayed on the battlefield for the whole fight, providing covering fire for the rest of the Gears. After the battle ended, Anya drove all of Delta back to Port Farrall, and kept looking at Marcus, and he kept glancing at her, almost smiling.

Settling InEdit

One week later, she meet with Hoffman and the Emergency Management chief, Royston Sharle, where they looked over charts showing routes between the docks and the city. She had changed out of her normal CIC clothing and high heels into an outfit better suited for the winter weather. After the meeting she watched as Bernie gave a demonstration on how to prepare deer carcasses. Three days later, Anya went to a meeting aboard the CNV Sovereign, where she met with Hoffman, Marcus, Dr. Maryon Hayman, and Commander Alisder Fyne to discuss sharing between the navy and land medical personnel. After the meeting, she, Marcus, and Hoffman went to meet Quentin Michaelson, an old friend of Hoffman's who had served in the navy at Aspho Fields. As they walked to where he was, Anya had a conversation in which she revealed her feelings for him, which he acknowledged. They then met with Michaelson, who gave them maps and information about Merrenat Naval Base. Two days after this, she met up with Dom while he was on duty a Checkpoint Eight. She told him that Prescott and Hayman were pleased with what Delta had found at Merrenat, and that nobody blamed him for what he had done for Maria. She then headed back to the CIC.

Planning the Next MoveEdit

Five weeks later, Anya met with Hoffman, Michaelson, and Prescott to decide what to do since Port Farrall was proving to inhospitable. The decided to see if any islands were inhabitable, and Michaelson recommended two: Vectes and Erevall. However, Vectes was the site of an old chemical weapons base, and was under quarantine, so he recommended Eravall. However, Prescott was insistent that they try Vectes. Anya and the others realized that Prescott had once again been keeping information secret from them when he revealed that there was no quarantine of Vectes. When Hoffman decided to send Delta, Prescott briefly doubted their ability until Anya set him straight. The three officers then left Prescott's office, and Anya made sure that Hoffman left first so he would get into an argument with Prescott. Anya requested that she be sent on the recon mission with Delta, since she felt she could be more useful in the field, and that Bernie had been teaching her frontline tactics. He told her she could go on the mission, and sent her to find Marcus to plan it. She commed him, and discovered he was in Sector Alpha-Three, and she was passing Sector Alpha-Two. Marcus told her he would come to her, and as she waited, she watched KR Eight-Zero and KR Three-Three killing a Corpser and several Boomers. As they walked back to the CIC, they talked about the Locust and the Lambent, and Anya told Marcus he could talk to her about finding recordings of his father’s voice in Nexus if needed to. He told her he was used to being confused about his father, but didn't say anything else. She informed him they were heading on a scouting mission to Vectes, and the two of them arrived in the CIC to join Hoffman in planning the mission.

VectesEdit

Mission to VectesEdit

One week later, Anya left Port Farrall aboard KR Eight-Zero with the rest of Delta-One, and was in command of the recon mission to Vectes. KR-239 followed them, carrying an APC. As they flew over the island, they found Vectes Naval Base in good condition, and discovered the fact that the island was still inhabited. Anya decided to have the King Ravens set down on a cliff outside of the settlement, and approach the inhabitants. She went forward with Marcus and Bernie, while the others hung back by the Ravens. A crowd of about thirty, led by two men with shotguns blocked their path, and one of the men fired over their heads and demanded they identify themselves. They introduced themselves, and they people were taken aback at the COG returning. Gavriel led the Gears down to the local bar, where Anya and Marcus explained the current state of the world. Anya broke the news as best she could to him that the COG wanted to move to Vectes, but he became shocked at the idea of all the dead, and at the idea that an entire city wanted to move onto an island. After he calmed down a bit, he told William Berenz to guide the Gears around Vectes Naval Base to find out if it was habitable, and told Anya about a group of Stranded living on the island. Anya waited with Lt.Mel Sorotki and Lt.Kevan Mitchell outside of the base, just in case Delta ran into anything. They played cards as they waited, and were startled when the base alarm went off, thinking that something had gone wrong. Anya contacted Delta, asking what was happening, and heard Cole laughing. Marcus reported they were just testing the alarm. An hour later, Delta and Berenz returned, and informed them that the base was perfect. Anya was relieved, and contacted Chairman Prescott. He was ecstatic at the news, and about the COG community at Pelruan. She then briefed Hoffman on the security situation, and she informed him of the large Stranded presence on the island.

Visiting the StrandedEdit

Anya and the rest of the Gears and Bernez flew to the Stranded settlement, in order to warn them to stay away from the COG and to fall in line. Anya covered the rest of the squad when a group of thirty armed Stranded confronted them. Marcus told the Stranded what was happening, and warned them to fall in line or leave the island. As the Gears prepared to leave, Bernie noticed a blue dinghy that set her off, and one of the Stranded touched her when she got to close, causing her to smash his face with her gun. Anya got into a firing position, as the Gears and Stranded all raised their guns and pointed them at each other. The Gears backed up slowly to the Raven and got aboard, and left the settlement. On the ride back, Anya and the others told Bernie that it was okay that she had lost it. Once they reached Pelruan, and were given quarters at the townhall. Anya drew up a watch roster for the Ravens. The Gears and Raven crews then began playing cards, until Cole worked up the courage to ask Bernie what had set her off at the Stranded settlement. She told them that she had been gang raped by Stranded on her journey back to the Jacinto Plateau. Anya was shocked by this revelation, and after the rest of the squad had offered their sympathies, Anya went with Bernie to another room to talk with her.

Raid on PelruanEdit

Shortly after this, Marcus spotted a light out on the water, and suspecting it was a Stranded boat, he sent Anya to tell Gavriel to keep everyone inside. She then got into the Armadillo, and patrolled the land entrance to the town, while the rest of the squad fought off Stranded landing in boats. She was covered by Sorotki in his Raven, and she used the Armadillo’s gun to take out three Stranded APC's with his help. After the battle was over, the squad regrouped at Anya's position, where Baird complemented her on a great performance. She was pleased at first, but became somewhat upset when she saw the state some of the bodies were in. Dom comforted her, and Anya told them it was the first time she had ever killed a human. After they finished moving the bodies to the side of the road, they returned to Pelruan in the APC.

Meeting in the Town HallEdit

Later that day, Anya waited in the crew bay of KR-239 with the rest of Delta for Col.Hoffman to contact them. Anya told Marcus not to blame himself for causing the Stranded to attack. Sorotki informed them that Hoffman was on the line. Anya listened as Marcus explained to Hoffman about the Stranded attack, and how the citizens of Pelruan were becoming upset about their way of life being disrupted. Hoffman informed them that the first of the Ravens would be arriving at Vectes in four hours. Anya then went with Marcus and Dom to meeting in Pelruan town hall that Gavriel had called. Anya was upset by the citizens scared reaction to Marcus. Gavriel spoke out in favor of allowing the COG to come to Vectes, and Marcus gave them a speech on why the COG was moving in, and that there was nothing they could do about it. The shocked crowd then began asking questions, with only a few of them supporting the idea completely. Dom eventually had enough, and Anya watched as he grabbed the loudest guy in the opposition, showing him the photos of all his loved ones who had died, and yelling at him that they had the room to let the COG come to the island. He returned to normal, and Marcus calmly led him out of the town hall. Gavriel broke up the meeting after they, most of them reluctantly, agreed to let the COG come. Anya thanked them for this, and as she left, an elderly man stopped her and remarked that the COG had shut the door on refugees with he Hammer of Dawn counterattack. Anya responded that the civilians from Jacinto were not responsible for that, and he decided that maybe if Vectes had been overrun by the Locust, they would see things differently, which Anya agreed with.

Rebuilding on VectesEdit

"Because we've got to rebuild society now. Priorities are changing."
—Anya, telling Baird why they need to convince Pelruan's citizens it is a good thing the COG is moving to Vectes

The next day, Hoffman arrived on the island. Anya told him that Marcus and Bernie were on a tour of the farms, and about Bernie's rape as they walked around Pelruan. He was very upset to learn this, and had Anya tell him as much as she could. She then took him to meet with Gavriel in the town hall, where they discussed how to achieve integration between the Pelruan citizens and Jacinto's refugees. After the meeting, Anya and Hoffman continued walking through the town, with Hoffman inspecting everything. One of the children in the town approached them, and asked them questions about the Gears and the Locust. After this, Anya made several recommendations to Hoffman on how to keep the citizens of Pelruan happy, and let him borrow her Lancer so he could join Baird and Cole in working in the quay. Two weeks later, she joined Hoffman and Bernie in using a bot to identify any Stranded who were joining the COG under Prescott's amnesty program as violent offenders. She gave Hoffman a document that promised trial or amnesty for the Stranded, much to her and Hoffman's annoyance. She then left to make sure the registration team was ready to start signing in the Stranded.

Stranded InsurgencyEdit

Meeting on the High SeasEdit

One week later, Anya went on a mission aboard the CNV Falconer to hand Jonn Massy, the man who raped Bernie and had been captured by the COG, over to the Lesser Islands Free Trade Area in exchange for them to stop raiding COG shipping. However, the operation was a trap to have the submarine CNV Clement follow them back to their base so the COG could destroy it. As they approached the meeting point, Anya used binoculars to see that there were three ships waiting for them, instead of two as agreed. Michaelson decided to continue the mission, and ordered CPO Frank Muller to keep getting closer to the ships. She talked briefly with Sgt.Rory Andresen, who told her that Gears needed to begin training to operate in naval operations. She stood next to Marcus as she waited for the ship to reach the meeting spot, and he told her that she looked happier. Anya thought about their relationship, and her confusion as to whether it was on or not, and how conversations with Marcus were difficult, because she never knew what could make him close up. Anya joked that Michaelson would say that nothing would put roses in a girls cheeks like firing a broadside, and was disappointed to see Marcus close down again. She thought about what to say next, but was interrupted when Muller said that they should have a visual on the pirates soon, and Commander Garcia reported in from the Clement that they were picking up strange noises. As they continued to approach the pirate ships, they noticed that they were damaged, some with machine gun fire. Eventually, one man emerged and identified himself as Darrel Jacques, claiming to be from a rival gang who had taken out the LIFTA pirates, and who wanted Massy to repay him for stiffing them on a payment. Michaelson agreed, not caring what group of pirates he took out. After the handover, the Falconer began heading back to Vectes while the Clement followed Jacques ship, when suddenly Garcia reported he had detected a torpedo launch. Jacques ship was destroyed, and Anya joined the rest of the Gears in heading out to the railing to see what was going on. They were all shocked to discover that and UIR submarine, the Zephyr, had blown up the pirates, and that its commander, Miran Trescu, asked to discuss joining the COG. The Falconer and the other ships then returned to Vectes.

Raid on Merris FarmEdit

Four weeks later, Anya attended the opening of the sergeants mess at VNB. When word came about the Stranded raid on Merris Farm on Merris Farm, Anya directed the COG response from the CIC.

Battle of VectesEdit

Several days later, Anya went out on patrol with Bernie and her dog, Mac, in Packhorse P-Twelve. As they drove by the Gorasni refugee camp, who had joined the COG after Trescu negotiated their entrance. Bernie asked Anya if the COG had anything to do with the missing Gorasni frigate. Anya doubted it, since Michaelson wanted every ship he could get his hands on. They then discussed if it was a good idea to allow the Stranded who had accepted amnesty full rights and the ability to roam the streets of New Jacinto. Bernie felt it would be best to wipe them all out, in order to prevent future divisions, but was unsure if she would be able to carry that out herself. Anya felt that there had to be a better solution, but was unable to think of one. They were then contacted by Pvt.Samantha Byrne, who informed Anya she had located a group of Stranded waiting to launch an ambush. Anya told her to hold position, and contacted Lt.Donneld Mathieson, and asked for backup. He told her that Sgt.Drew Rossi and his squad were nearby, and could assist. She and Bernie then planned out the ambush, and she ordered Sam and Echo into position. However, before they could arrive to assist in the ambush, they were hit by a roadside bomb, which flipped the Packhorse over. Anya was unharmed and was able to get out, and covered Bernie and Mac as they crawled out of the vehicle. She then contacted Mathieson for a pickup and told Bernie, who wanted to pursue a Stranded trail Mac had found, that she would be casevaced. KR-239 and Delta arrived to evacuate them, and they began taking all the supplies they could out of the wrecked Packhorse. Bernie refused to leave, and Marcus took advantage of Anya being the only one in the Raven to order Sorotki to take off. Anya was angry he had overrode her authority,[4] but returned to the CIC to direct the response to several attacks launched by the Stranded. When Andresen's squad was hit hard, she sent KR Three-Three to casevac them, including a severely wounded Andresen. She was contacted by Marcus, who asked her if she needed Delta to break off from the trail they were pursuing and help somewhere else. She told him no, and informed him that ten incidents were ongoing, and that if he needed air support he might have to wait. He told her it wasn't a problem, and to keep them updated on Andresen's condition. As more attacks occurred, Anya was glad that Marcus had sent her back, since her talents were helping to coordinate a response to the Stranded campaign. When Dom and Cole arrived in the CIC to help man radio's, she directed them to one and told them to find Sigma-Two, who had yet to report in, and to keep a line open to Pelruan. Later in the battle, she contacted Marcus and told him Andresen had died, and that KR-239 was heading back to his position with Dom and Cole. She also ordered him to capture live prisoners to bring back for interrogation.

The Levanto IncidentEdit

The next day, Anya was working in the CIC, when report came in from Baird, who was out protecting the Pelruan trawler fleet. He informed her that one of the ships, the Levanto, had exploded under unknown circumstances. She contacted Hoffman and told him, and confirmed that the Pelruan citizens had been informed. He asked if Prescott knew, and she told him that she thought Hoffman had needed to know first, and would put together a briefing for him. Hoffman later contacted her, and informed her that Trescu had shot and killed one of Stranded prisoners, and to tell Prescott. He also asked her to get Gavriel down to the base so he could speak with him, and she informed him he had contacted her and wanted to speak to Hoffman as well. She then sent a Armadillo to collect him.

Lambent InvasionEdit

Return of the LambentEdit

A few days later, another vessel was Sinking of the Coral Star, this time with a confirmed cause: the Lambent. Anya began driving with Hoffman to Pelruan, but they stopped along the road when Prescott contacted them, and ordered them to keep the incident quite. Both Anya and Hoffman were amazed thought Prescott thought that that was possible, and told him so. He decided to jam the civilian radios so the news wouldn't spread, and relocate the Pelruan population to New Jacinto. Anya couldn't believe that Prescott thought that was possible, but Hoffman decided to humor the chairman. They then continued driving to Pelruan, and Hoffman told her to give the Pelruan civilians access to the COG comm channels for their own use, in order to comply with Prescott’s order. Anya approved, and then asked to be put back out on patrol. Hoffman refused, wanting her to liaise with the civilians instead, but she recommended that Bernie could do that instead, and that perhaps it was time to take her off frontline combat duties, even though Bernie would not take it well. Hoffman told her he would consider it, and they then arrived outside the townhall. Sgt.Drew Rossi was waiting for them with Gavriel and Bernez, along with a large group of other civilians. Anya joined Hoffman in telling the civilians about the Lambent, and he appointed her as the commander of the towns garrison, which she accepted. As they began driving back to New Jacinto, they found Pvt.Dizzy Wallin using his Rig to clear mines along the route. He informed them that Trescu and taken one of the prisoners out into the woods with his men, and was attacking insurgent camps. Hoffman became angered by Trescu ignoring his authority, and they continued onto the city. However, Anya was forced to stop again when a Gorasni roadblock prevented them from continuing on, and Hoffman got out, and ordered them to move the roadblock. When they didn't, he had Anya move into the passenger’s seat, and drove through it. Anya complimented his handling of the situation, and then handed him a comm unit to talk to Mathieson, and listened as Hoffman ordered him to shut the Gorasnis comm net down.

In Command of PelruanEdit

After commanding the town for a few weeks, with Rossi helping her adjust to command, Anya had set up a defensive perimeter around the town. Bernie and Sam arrived at the town one night, and Anya informed them that a Lambent Leviathan had been spotted swimming around the island, so she had started to recall the fishing boats. She then told them they could bunk at the bar or Berenz's house, and Bernie told her they would get situated and met her at the signals office in half an hour.

Battle of PelruanEdit

A few weeks later, a Lambent Leviathan was spotted approaching the town. Anya signaled the siren in the town, and the fishing crews brought their boats onto shore for safety. The Leviathan landed on the beach soon after, and began pouring Polyps into the town. Anya, Rossi, Bernie, Sam, and several other Gears and locals attacked the Polyps, and KR Three-Three arrived, and attacked the Leviathan. However, it was destroyed by the Leviathan, and the crew was killed. Anya and the others continued fighting, until all of the Polyps were dead. Rossi then told Anya they needed to find a way to kill the Leviathan before it landed more Polyps. As they waited for the next attack, Mathieson contacted Anya and told her he as sending a Raven with a Gorasni squad. She and the others then began preparing defenses, and she wondered if they should evacuate the town. Rossi told her he didn't think the civilians would go, but that it couldn't hurt to ask. She then told him that their reinforcements were going to be Gorasni, and Rossi knew that the tension between them and the Pelruan townspeople would make things difficult. Bernie volunteered to organize the Gorasni and townspeople, and Anya agreed. As KR-239 landed, Anya was approached by retired Cpl.Frederic Benten, who volunteered the help of himself the others veteran Gears in the town in fighting the Lambent. Anya accepted, and ordered him to assist the Gorasni position. Benten was uncomfortable with that, but Anya ordered him to support them since they were willing to defend the town. She then gathered Bernie, Rossi, Sam, Sorotki, Mitchell, and Yanik Laas, the Gorasni squad leader, around her in order to form a plan of attack. Sorotki volunteered to use KR-239 to provoke the Leviathan into attacking when they wanted it to, and Anya agreed. She then sent them off to get started, as she and the others got into position, and fought the Polyps as the next wave came ashore. As the battle continued, Anya and Bernie got a Packhorse, and along with Sam on her Rat-bike, raced around the Polyps, firing into them. Anya leaned out of the window as she fired, taking out Polyps with short controlled bursts, and directing Bernie on where to go to get the best angle. As they paused for a moment, Mitchell contacted them, and informed her that the Leviathan was dead. She asked him if he was sure it wasn't faking it, and as Sorotki got in close to check, it suddenly exploded. Anya was scared that the Raven had been destroyed, but as the light from the explosion faded away, she saw the Raven was still there. Anya then used the radio to order everyone to scout the town and make sure all of the Polyps were dead, and joined Sam in attacking the remaining Polyps on the beach, firing even after they were all dead. She was surprised at the state she had found herself in, but had no time to think about it as Rossi and Sam arrived. She and Bernie got out of the Packhorse, and reports came to her from the units around the town that it was clear of Polyps. She thanked everyone for the good job, and got back into the Packhorse with Bernie. She waited for a moment, and then asked Bernie if it was normal to lose control during battle. She assured Anya that it was, and Anya wished she had known that when her mom had been alive. She then contacted Hoffman and informed him the attack on Pelruan was over, and he ordered her to keep her forces there until the attack on New Jacinto was over, and then reassured her that Marcus was fine. Anya didn't comment, but was extremely worried about him. She then joined Rossi in the signals office to monitor the radio. The next day, Anya organized cleanup from the battle in Pelruan. She contacted Bernie, who had returned to VNB, and informed her that there was no sign of Mac, but that she would keep looking and contact her if she found anything.

CNV SovereignEdit

One year later, the COG had disbanded and the survivors scattered across the world. Anya joined Marcus, Dom, and the rest of Delta aboard the CNV Sovereign, where they defended against Lambent attacks.

Hellcat Squadran UniverseEdit

Found by Zeta WingEdit

One dy aboard the Sovereign, a group of planes landed on the ship. At gunpoint, the leader left his vehicle and introduced himself as Zack. The Lambent interrupted the meeting, and the light wing saved Those aboard the Sovereign. He radioed to his CO and requested a cruiser for an evac. within hours, Hellcat Squadran was able to evacuate the entire population of Sera. Zack spent time with the Gears on the way back to earth, and befriended Anya, Baird, and most of Delta.

COG's reformationEdit

The COG soon reformed and joined the Coalition in 2043, and Anya joined the COG's army, along with most of the gears.

Personality and TraitsEdit

Early in her life, Anya often felt overshadowed and in awe of her mother. Although very beautiful, Anya didn't seem to know she was considered to be such by others, but this wasn't the case as both Carlos Santiago and Marcus Fenix noticed her. When her mother was killed, Anya became stronger, firmer and more independent. When she eventually went frontline, she was described as becoming a lot like her mother.

Part of the reason why Anya is so dedicated to the military is, according to Damon Baird, she "can't have kids" During the Battle of Pelruan, Anya showed great enthusiasm in fighting and enjoyed herself immensely. She became part of what she had always heard over the radio and admitted if she'd known it felt like it did, she would have gone frontline earlier and wished her mother had been there to see her.

Anya is in love with Marcus Fenix and vice versa ever since they met not long before the Battle of Aspho Fields. Despite Marcus being in prison for what was going to be the rest of his life, Anya's love for him never wavered, and she wrote letters telling him this even though he only got a few. Despite this, the two apparently had an on and off relationship and have possibly been lovers, but have never gone steady and Marcus has trouble admitting his feelings. Despite this, it’s clear he returns her feelings for him and was devastated when he thought she'd died. Several people were aware of the two's feelings for each other and the fact that they keep dodging it: Maria Santiago noticed it at the beginning of the relationship and was worried that the two would get stuck on a charge as Anya is an officer and Marcus enlisted, but Dom believed it would work out if the two kept the relationship to off-duty hours and Colonel Victor Hoffman showed signs a few times that he knew as well and encouraged it after Marcus' escape from prison.


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