Maker's End is an Old Ones ruin location in Horizon Zero Dawn located among the mountains far to the northeast of the Carja capital of Meridian. The ruin’s name was given by the Oseram tribe. Olin Delverson advised the Nora Brave Aloy to go to the site to get answers as to why the cult known as the Eclipse wanted her dead, as well as her connection to a mysterious Old One she bore a striking resemblance to.

The ruin is in fact the remains of the 21st century robotics and technology corporation Faro Automated Solutions, which was responsible for the creation of the Faro Plague, the army of combat automatons that overran the planet and exterminated all life. There were measures put in place before this happened, designed to restore life to the planet afterward, and subsequent events thereafter which led to the world as it currently exists.


The ruin consists of the remains of several buildings, most notably a skyscraper that housed the corporation's main offices, including the office of the company's founder, owner, and chairman, Ted Faro, on the top floor. Presentation rooms for the holographic presentation of FAS products are also present in the remains of the tower. Aloy saw presentations for the machines known to the inhabitants of the new world as Corruptors[1], Deathbringers[2]and Metal Devils[3], learning of their origins as ancient war machines produced by FAS.
Faro Automated Solutions

Faro Automated Solutions as it looked before the Faro Plague

There are also several Datapoints present, which Aloy found as she made her way up to Faro's office. These datapoints provide information as to FAS' lack of scruples[4], as well as hints of the Faro Plague.[5] In Faro's office itself, she found datapoints which fully explained the origin of the Faro Plague and its eradication of all life on Earth.[6]

A view of the FAS campus before the Faro Plague can be seen from a Vantage Point on the side of a mountain in the vicinity, left there by Bashar Mati.[7]


In addition to the following, Maker's End also contains a Power Cell located at the top of the ruins, accessible by climbing the yellow handholds before dropping into Ted Faro's Office.

Vantage Points


Audio Datapoints

Hologram Datapoints

Text Datapoints - Quest

Text Datapoints - World



  1. FAS-ACA3 Scarab (Datapoint)
  2. FAS-FSP5 Khopesh (Datapoint)
  3. FAS-BOR7 Horus (Datapoint)
  4. Re: Complaint
  5. Entangled Waveforms
  6. Record: 1 Nov 2064
  7. Faro Automated Solutions (Datapoint)