GDI's capture of the Sarajevo Temple effectively ended the First Tiberium War between GDI and Nod. Sarajevo was declared a secure territory with a heavy GDI presence. However in thirty years, GDI excavation teams had barely scratched the surface in uncovering Nod's secrets. By 2030, the city was partially contaminated by Tiberium and the GDI forces there were reduced to a skeleton crew. Kane's surprise return in September 2030 had effectively reunited the fractured Brotherhood under Slavik's command. Kane immediately rewarded Slavik with the position of second-in-command and a place in the Inner Circle. Kane had also given Slavik his first mission: to reclaim the Sarajevo Temple of Nod before GDI discovered its most important secret.
Despite Hassan's downfall, GDI still believed their nemesis to be too fractured to be present as a threat. Thus Slavik's forces infiltrated the outskirts of Sarajevo without being intercepted. The Brotherhood quietly built their forward base across the river and began building up a fast scout team of Attack Buggies. Since GDI was not aware yet of Kane's return, GDI was not expecting a Nod attack and had the element of surprise.
With the nearest access bridge out of commission, Nod had to take a longer alternate route to the city. However, the Attack Buggies encountered a GDI Vulcan Cannon turret with two GDI soldiers. One of the civilians saw the Nod force and hurried away to inform the main GDI base on the other side of the river. The other bridge too was destroyed, prompting the civilian to drive to a nearby GDI infantry outpost. Not wanting the civilian to reach the main base and lose the element of surprise, the Attack Buggies raced through the Vulcan Cannon emplacement and pursued the civilian to the outpost. The buggies managed to kill the civilian and wiped out the outpost defenders before a division of Tick Tanks blasted their way through the Vulcan Cannon emplacement and reinforced the buggies. Nod swiftly took control of the GDI outpost and made it their own. Since the outpost did not have a radar tower, the main GDI base was not informed of Nod's arrival, thus Nod still had the element of surprise.
Heading to the cityEdit
With the city steadily being swamped of Tiberium, GDI arranged for the civilians to be evacuated by Orca dropships. A few of them were intercepted and shot down by Nod rocket infantry at the outpost before the transports reached the city. Nod forces had the bridge repaired and navigated their way through the Tiberium fields towards the city. Avoiding Wolverine patrols the Nod force came across an abandoned train. Destroying the obstacle barring the train, it sped downhill and into another Vulcan Cannon emplacement, which surprised the two GDI infantrymen manning the defence. Nod buggies quickly silenced them and moved cautiously towards the entrance to the city.
Locating the TempleEdit
Nod's main objective was to locate the Nod temple. But the main GDI base would prove to be a hindrance if left undisturbed. Still having the element of surprise, the Nod force quickly attacked the base. While initially slow to react, the GDI forces quickly rallied and began an urban brawl in the base and city against the Nod army. However surprise and numbers allowed Nod to destroy all the GDI forces in the area.
The Brotherhood located their most holy Temple at the back of the former GDI base. However its most guarded secret was discovered by the Forgotten mutants and quickly retreated from the city in a truck before the Nod force made a proper arrival.
The Brotherhood successfully recaptured their old Temple after thirty years of interbellum just as Kane started the Second Tiberium War with the Global Defense Initiative. Pressing his advantage, Kane ordered Slavik to acquire an alien ship that Kane was secretly building in the United States.
- If the player successfully completes the side mission Blackout, the player can start this mission much closer to the old Nod temple, and on the same side of the river. GDI's outpost is bypassed.
- If the civilian or any patrolling GDI unit manages to reach the enemy base, the base will be on full alert and GDI forces will attempt to destroy your base.