- "The air. No smell to it, not even old death. Nothing natural."
- ―Aloy exploring the ruin
Maker's End is an ancient ruin location in Horizon Zero Dawn, located among the mountains far to the north-northwest of the Carja capital of Meridian. The ruin’s name was given by the Oseram tribe. The Oseram scrounger Olin Delverson advised the Nora huntress 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 main headquarters 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, Deathbringersand Metal Devils, learning of their origins as ancient war machines produced by FAS.
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, as well as hints of the Faro Plague. 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.
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.
Text Datapoints - Quest
- #6 Reception Log
- #7 Re: Complaint
- #8 Banda Sea Incident
- #9 All Hands on Deck
- #10 Spiritual Summit
- #11 FAS Campus Log