Ruins (Mother's Watch) is a small unnamed ruin site near Mother's Watch in Horizon Zero Dawn.


The Faro Plague

The site was used by an unspecified sub-division of Project Zero Dawn. The director of the site was Ellen Evans.

In January 2066, the Wichita salient collapsed, which would cause the Faro Plague to overrun the facility in 24 hours. Without exfiltration transport, the crew were given two choices: those who wished to escape on foot were given a 15 minute window to leave the facility. Those who stayed behind were given medical euthanization (although at least one individual committed suicide via firearm).

Events of Horizon Zero Dawn

The facility would come to be instrumental in the destiny of Aloy. At the age of six, Aloy fell into the ruins. With the way she entered too steep to climb up, Aloy had to venture deeper inside to find an exit. Inside the facility, she found a Focus, which would enhance her abilities as a hunter and shape her understanding of the Old Ones.

Aloy would eventually venture back into the ruins as an adult. Inside, she found a power cell, which would later be used to access an ancient set of armor.



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Metal Flowers

  • Mark I (A)