A gift from the past
Exiled at birth by a tribe of great hunters known as the Nora, Aloy never knew the warmth of a mother’s embrace or the support of a community. Growing up, her only companion was Rost, the stern but noble outcast who fostered her in the wilds of the tribe’s Sacred Lands.
At the age of six, while escaping the torment of Nora children, Aloy fell into the cavernous ruins of an Old World facility. Inside this forbidden place, she found a Focus, an augmented-reality device that allows her to interact with Old World technology, read ancient data, and see any machine’s weaknesses.
Equipped with her Focus and under Rost’s tutelage, Aloy learned to survive harsh conditions and hunt deadly machines. But what she most wanted to know, Rost could not teach her: the identity of her parents and the reason she was cast out.