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The Halo universe is a fictional setting for the video games Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, the future games Halo 3 and Halo Wars, and the books related to the Halo series. Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... // Halo 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Bungie Studios. ... For the Nine Inch Nails release, see Head Like a Hole. ... Halo Wars is a real-time strategy video game that takes place in the Halo universe. ... Halo is video game series created by Bungie Studios. ...

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United Nations Space Command

The UNSC is the main military defense branch of the Halo universe's United Nations, a human government evolved from the modern day United Nations. It has been reduced significantly by the ongoing attacks of the Covenant on UNSC space. United Nations Space Command Defense Force Emblem In the fictional Halo universe, the United Nations Space Command (more commonly known by its abbreviation, UNSC) is a fictional world government ruling over a large interstellar empire of planets. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


UNSC Planets and Locations

  • Earth - The human home planet, heavily fortified with 300 Super MAC Platforms and having the second of the two United Nations Space Command Headquarters. Africa seems to have become a developed region, as indicated by the City of New Mombasa, but no other locations or their conditions are given. Earth is being invaded with Africa being occupied by Covenant forces during Halo 2 and Halo 3.
    • New Mombasa, East African Protectorate - The first city attacked when the Covenant invaded Earth in October 2552. The Ark, a Forerunner structure that commands the Halos, is rumored to be located just outside of New Mombasa, somewhere between the city and Mount Kilimanjaro. In the final story in the Halo Graphic Novel, "Second Sunrise over New Mombasa", a journalist and several Marines overhear a conversation between two Elites, one of whom confirms that the Ark (see below) is present at New Mombasa's location and that they must clear the area to secure it.
    • Sydney - This population centre features a military base as in Halo: First Strike.
  • Reach - The planet Reach was the strategic and military HQ for the human United Nations Space Command. Located in the Epsilon Eridani star system, Reach was the biggest spaceport after Earth and served as the main fortress of defense during the 27 year Human-Covenant war. It was "glassed" by the Covenant in the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach and was briefly seen in flashback at the start of Halo 2.
Originally colonized for its rich titanium deposits, Reach had mines throughout it running thousands of meters deep. UNSC High Command, Fleet Command and the Marine Corps had headquarters on Reach, as well as many primary Office of Naval Intelligence bases, which include CASTLE Base. CASTLE base was located on Reach underneath the Menachite Mountain range. This facility is where the SPARTANs first began their training. The facility was destroyed after the planet's fall to the Covenant in October 2552.
A secret area beneath Reach's surface contained a Forerunner artifact that was highly desired by the Covenant. The fact that this artifact was so valuable to them is perhaps the main reason anyone survived Reach at all, because the Covenant were fearful of destroying it and did not target a large area around the mountain range when they glassed the planet and wiped out the rest of its inhabitants.
The Covenant discovered the location of Reach after the battle of Sigma Octanus IV. Using a diversionary attack, they ensured human ships would scan for survivors after the battle then attached a spy drone onto the UNSC ship Iroquois. This drone took images of star constellations for several days before returning to a waiting ship by Slipspace, telling to the Covenant every place the human ship had been. They presumably scouted every system before finding Reach.
Reach was defended by more than a hundred UNSC ships, including the Hannibal, Pillar of Autumn, and the supercarrier Trafalgar. In addition to the fleet, Reach was defended by 20 Mark V Orbital Magnetic Accelerator Canon satellites (called SMAC, or Super MAC guns, and capable of propelling a round at 40% of lightspeed using superconducting magnets). Though the defenses were enormous, they couldn't hold back the Covenant onslaught, which was prepared to sacrifice an entire ship for the destruction of a MAC gun. The human fleet was decimated and its ground forces obliterated by the Covenant - the remaining ships, including the Pillar of Autumn, were forced to jump out of the system. After the Forerunner artifact on the surface was located, the Covenant "set fire" to Reach by "glassing" the planet with plasma. This presumably killed all remaining humans on the planet and scorched it to the point of being uninhabitable, save for the tiny section in which the search for artifacts continued.
After the events at Halo, the Master Chief returned to Reach on the captured Covenant flagship Ascendant Justice to search for any survivors of the SPARTAN team he sent down to defend the surface. Several SPARTANs had survived, along with a member of Reach's high command, Vice Admiral Danforth Whitcomb, and Dr. Halsey, the head of the SPARTAN project and a major human scientist. During the novel Halo: First Strike, the survivors of Reach returned to the small section of the surface that was not destroyed and recovered a Forerunner artifact that was buried deep in the surface. Several more Covenant ships were destroyed by the AI Cortana aboard Ascendant Justice, and the survivors escaped Reach to Slipspace.
Several experimental nuclear bombs (codenamed Novas, and featuring a lithium triteride casing that would boost the yield a hundredfold) were in development on Reach at the time of the Covenant attack. Vice Admiral Whitcomb rigged the bombs to explode ten days after the initial invasion, hoping that the Covenant would either take the bombs back to their homeworld for study or that when they exploded, the Novas would take out their foes on Reach. Due to the fact that just ten hours was left on the countdown when the Admiral and other survivors escaped,Covenant engineers deactivated the bombs, placing them in the storage bay of a Covenant supercarrier. Through a freak accident and more tampering of the engineers, at least one of the NOVA bombs detonated destroying a full Covenant battle group, a medium sized moon, and causing complete devastation of a nearby Covenant-held planet.
  • ONI Castle Base - Located on Reach, this is the headquarters of Office of Naval Intelligence operations. A crystal of unusual characteristics with the ability to affect not only gravity but also space time is found in an ancient Forerunner cave buried deep underneath the Castle Base.
  • Jericho VII - The location of the battle at the beginning of the Fall of Reach, an Inner Colony, destroyed by the Covenant at the beginning of 2535. A large number of orphans from this planet enlist for the SPARTAN-III project.
  • Paris IV - Site of a major battle between the UNSC and Covenant forces; Sergeant Major A.J. Johnson is a veteran of the battle, where he supposedly contracted Boren's Syndrome, making him immune to Flood infestation.
  • Eridanus 2 – Eridanus 2 was the home planet of the SPARTAN-II supersoldier Master Chief John-117 along with some other future members of the SPARTAN-II special taskforce.
  • Harvest – A human outer colony "farm" planet, first target of the Covenant and glassed by them in 2525. A large number of orphans from this planet enlist for the SPARTAN-III program.
  • Sigma Octanus IV — A colony planet in the Halo series, significant because Installation 04's "coordinates" were discovered there on a shard of ancient rock.The planet is home to several million humans. It was also the location of two historic victories over the Covenant fleet. The first was a minor battle in which Commander Jacob Keyes destroyed three enemy warships causing the fourth to retreat. The next, larger fleet scale battle, was considered the biggest human victory since Admiral Cole retook Harvest. Its capital city is called Cote D'Azur, and was destroyed by a SPARTAN-II team using a Havok nuclear mine after being overrun with Covenant ground forces.
  • Coral - An inner colony which is glassed by the Covenant during the I Love Bees plot line. Formerly the site of a UNSC/ONI archaeological dig that uncovered a Forerunner structure. Coral's canon-status is in question, along with the rest of the Haunted Apiary alternate reality game.
  • Troy - A colony which had prior warning from an ONI Corvette, of an impending attack by the Covenant. Evacuation was slow and had barely begun when the attack occurred and the evacuation was covered up by ONI and the UNSC to prevent hostilities rising from the civilian populace against the UNSC.
  • Draco III - A world attacked by the Covenant sometime before the events of Sigma Octanus IV. Because they couldn't reach the location in time, the SPARTAN-IIs watched via satellite as Covenant Grunts and Jackals slaughtered a group of survivors.

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The Covenant

A theocratic hegemony comprising many species of aliens led by a caste of religious leaders known as "Prophets". Engaged in a 27-year war with humanity and currently embroiled in a genocidal civil war, they serve as the initial and primary antagonists throughout Halo, Halo 2, and other Halo media. The Covenant is a fictional militaristic and theocratic alliance of alien races who serve as the main antagonist body of the Halo science-fiction video game series. ... Theocracy is a form of government in which a religion and the government are allied. ... Hegemony (pronounced or ) (Greek: ) is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; more broadly, cultural perspectives become skewed to favor the dominant group. ...


Covenant Locations

  • High Charity - A giant station/city that serves as the capital of the Covenant alliance and the home of its theocratic leaders the prophet Hierarchs. It exists as a massive mobile space station with a dome-shaped surface. Inside it harbors an entire city powered by a Forerunner ship touching the roof of the station in the center of it. It can travel through slipspace like any other Covenant ship. As of the end of Halo 2, Flood have hijacked a human ship (In Amber Clad) and infested High Charity, and the Forerunner ship has separated itself, with the Master Chief SPARTAN-117 aboard.
  • Joyous Exultation - A Covenant-held world that was severely damaged by Admiral Whitcomb's NOVA bomb during the events of Halo: Ghosts of Onyx.
  • Unyeilding Heirophant - A massive control and support station that was assisting a Covenant armada preparing to travel to Sol. The Master Chief and a handful of his fellow Spartans boarded the station and triggered a meltdown of its reactors. With the station about to explode, Admiral Danforth Whitcomb and Lieutenant Haverson, aboard a captured Covenant flagship known as the Ascendant Justice, lured the remaining Covenant ships close enough to be consumed by the detonation.

In the video game Halo 2, High Charity is the name of the mobile capital city of the Covenant. ... The Prophet of Truth from Halo 2 The Prophet Hierarchs are fictional characters featured in the video game Halo 2. ... The International Space Station in 2006 A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... // Halo 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Bungie Studios. ... The Flood is a fictional alien parasitic life form in the Halo video game series. ... The UNSC FFG-142 In Amber Clad is a large human spacecraft in the Halo series of video games and books. ... Standards Of Learning SOL stands for The Standards Of Learning. ... Master Chief Petty Officer SPARTAN-117, commonly referred to in-game as simply Master Chief or the Chief, is a fictional protagonist within the Halo universe. ...

The Forerunners

An ancient, technologically advanced and mysterious race that built the Halos and many other artifacts and structures throughout the galaxy. They died out millennia ago after an extended period of war with the Flood. In desperation, the Forerunners activated the Halo rings, thus killing themselves and all other potential food sources for the Flood. Recent discoveries at http://www.halo3.com/comic have shown that the Forerunners may not have been human, as thought before. A forerunner is also a type of postage stamp. ... Halos are fictional megastructures in the Halo video game series. ...


Forerunner locations

  • Threshold - The gas giant that Installation 04 (or Alpha Halo) orbited before its destruction in the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. There is a multiplayer map set on its moon Basis, and two campaign levels set on a gas mine in Threshold's low orbit.
  • Substance - The gas giant that Installation 05 (Delta Halo) orbits.
  • Halos - Titanic ring-shaped constructs that serve as weapons of last resort to contain the Flood. Has the power to erase all life in the galaxy.
  • The Ark - Located in the vicinity of New Mombasa on Earth, this structure is buried deep underground and is indicated to be a mechanism to activate the Halo network.
  • Onyx - An artificial "shield world" constructed by the Forerunners, formed from literally trillions of Sentinels interlocked into a planetary body. Served as the training ground for the SPARTAN-III program. At the core of the planet is a Slipspace rift that connects to a compressed Dyson Sphere isolated from normal space-time, which serves as a bomb shelter against the activation of the Halos.

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The Flood

A virulent, parasitic alien race that absorbs individuals with sufficient mass and intelligence as part of itself. The Flood appears to be a hive or communal mind, possibly under one leader (such as Gravemind). The Flood spores mutate the host's body into a combat form, which if sustaining sufficient damage becomes a carrier form, an incubator for more spores. The Flood is considered a parasite and dangerous enemy by both the Covenant and UNSC. The Flood is a fictional alien parasitic life form in the Halo video game series. ... Gravemind is a fictional character featured in the video game Halo 2. ...


History

Early Conflicts

In the years 2160-2200, various governments, and factions fought for control of Earth and its first Colonies. As overpopulation and unrest on Earth mounted, new political movements formed including the Jovian Frieden and Koslovics led by Vladimir Koslov, resurgences of Fascism and Neo Communism which waged the Interplanetary, Rain Forest Wars Campaign and Mars clashes and were defeated by the United Nations Space Command. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... United Nations Space Command Defense Force Emblem In the fictional Halo universe, the United Nations Space Command (more commonly known by its abbreviation, UNSC) is a fictional world government ruling over a large interstellar empire of planets. ...


The Human Colonization of the Orion Arm

In the years 2170-2291, the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) successfully developed humanity's first faster than light drive, the Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine. For the first time in history, the rapid colonization of other worlds is made possible. By 2390, 210 worlds had been occupied by humans, and were being actively terraformed to suit man's needs. These worlds are to become known as the Inner Colonies. By 2490, the UNSC's fledging Interstellar Empire had expanded to between 800 to 1000 planets throughout the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. During this period, the planet Reach becomes one of the two headquarters of the UNSC military and government (the other was Earth itself), and is destined to become the most heavily fortified world under human control and the Inner Colonies became the heart of the United Nations Imperial Government. For other uses, see Faster than the speed of light (disambiguation). ... Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in three stages of development. ... Observed structure of the Milky Ways spiral arms The Orion Arm or Local Arm (labeled 0) is a minor, spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. ... The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Galaxia Kuklos; or simply the Galaxy) is a barred spiral galaxy in the Local Group, and has special significance to humanity as the location of the solar system, which is located near the Orion...


In addition, there were numerous small-scale brushfire wars in the Outer Colonies, which served to tax UNSC resources.


Rebellion/SPARTAN Project

At the time of 2517, The UNSC was facing extremely low morale due to piracy and the Brushfire Wars. In order to remove the rebellion without a significant sacrifice of human life, Dr. Catherine Halsey moves forward with the SPARTAN-II Project. 75 gifted children were abducted and replaced by flash-clones, and drafted into the UNSC. The children went through rigorous training exercises. Later in life, they were physically augmentated for increased bone strength, mental alertiveness and response increases, and musculature density enhancements. Code-named SPARTANs, these genetically enhanced troops were trained from the age of six into a life of battle, and would become a great asset against the Covenant. United Nations Space Command Defense Force Emblem In the fictional Halo universe, the United Nations Space Command (more commonly known by its abbreviation, UNSC) is a fictional world government ruling over a large interstellar empire of planets. ... The SPARTAN-II supersoldier project is part of the fictional Halo universe storyline. ... A flash clone is a quick, incomplete clone from the fictional Halo world. ... United Nations Space Command Defense Force Emblem In the fictional Halo universe, the United Nations Space Command (more commonly known by its abbreviation, UNSC) is a fictional world government ruling over a large interstellar empire of planets. ... An iconic image of genetic engineering; this autoluminograph from 1986 of a glowing transgenic tobacco plant bearing the luciferase gene, illustrating the possibilities of genetic engineering. ...


On September 12, 2525 the SPARTANs were sent to the Eridanus II system to capture Colonel Robert Watts. The mission was successful, and therefore significantly reduced the pirate threat. However, the role of the SPARTANs did not end with the capture of Robert Watts, since they were needed for the new war against the Covenant.


Shortly after the capture of Colonel Robert Watts, the SPARTANs became part of the UNSC's military ground forces. Before engaging the Covenant, all SPARTANs were given special armor designated MJOLNIR, which, in layman’s terms, can increase their strength, speed, and reaction time. They were the only ones who could wear it, as those without the proper body training or biological augmentations killed themselves with strength-enhanced convulsions. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Human-Covenant War begins

On February 3, 2525, an orbital platform near the UNSC colony of Harvest detected an unknown object on its long range radar. The object was constructed with materials unlike anything seen before. All contact with Harvest was lost soon after. The Colonial Military Administration sent the scout ship Argo to investigate. That ship arrived in-system on April 20, but other than a brief transmission to confirm it arrived in the system, no further reports were made. In response, UNSC Fleet Command assembled a battle group consisting of the destroyer Heracles as well as the frigates Arabia and Vostok. They entered the Harvest System on October 7 and discovered the once-lush planet to be completely incinerated and the surface melted down to glass. All three million inhabitants were presumed dead. The battlegroup soon then found the vessel responsible for the attack still orbiting the planet. The vessel, which was identified later as belonging to the alien alliance known as the Covenant then launched an immediate attack upon the three UNSC ships. Only one, the Heracles, managed to limp back to Reach, badly damaged. The Heracles returned with a message that was sent to them, pre-translated, saying, "Your destruction is the will of the gods, and we are their instrument". The Covenant is a fictional militaristic and theocratic alliance of alien races who serve as the main antagonist body of the Halo science-fiction video game series. ...


In response, the UNSC was placed on full alert and on November 1; Vice Admiral Preston Cole mobilized the largest space fleet in human history to retake Harvest.


Vice Admiral Cole's war fleet defeated the Covenant ships at Harvest in 2531. The victory was celebrated and publicized on every colony all the way to Earth. The UNSC media however didn't mention that Cole had won only because he outnumbered the Covenant three to one, and even then, he had lost two-thirds of his fleet. Promoted to Admiral, Cole spent the next four years waging a costly campaign to defend the colonies from continued Covenant assault. However despite his excellent leadership and tactical brilliance, one by one the colony worlds fell. The highly advanced Covenant ships simply outclassed the UNSC vessels. Their energy shields and plasma weapons were vastly superior to UNSC chemical and projectile weaponry.


By 2535, virtually all of the Outer Colony worlds had been destroyed by the Covenant and the Inner Colonies were being invaded. The Cole Protocol was established by military order: all human vessels must ensure that Covenant forces do not find Earth. To achieve this whenever they must jump out of a battle, they must do so to a randomized vector that points away from any human worlds. This article does not make a clear distinction between fact and fiction. ...


The Battle of Reach

UNSC cruiser Pillar of Autumn

By 2552, many of Humanity's Outer Colonies had been destroyed by the Covenant (although they were repulsed with significant losses at Sigma Octanus IV). In a move of desperation, the UNSC ordered a secret plan to capture a Covenant ship using a SPARTAN task force and find the coordinates of their home planet, as well as capturing one of the Covenant's leaders. A group of SPARTANs, led by the Master Chief, are chosen for this mission, and board a specially outfitted Halcyon-class cruiser, the Pillar of Autumn, under the command of Captain Jacob Keyes, as well as an upgrade to the MJOLNIR Mark V armor, completely integrated with an energy shielding system and AI interface. The Master Chief meets and is assigned Cortana, who is to serve as his team's hacker and Covenant technology specialist. This plan, however, was interrupted when the Covenant launched a surprise attack on the world of Reach, which they had deviously located via an automated probe attached to the hull of the UNSC destroyer Iroquois. UNSC cruiser, The Pillar of Autumn, from Halo: Combat Evolved This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... UNSC cruiser, The Pillar of Autumn, from Halo: Combat Evolved This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Master Chief Petty Officer SPARTAN-117, commonly referred to in-game as simply Master Chief or the Chief, is a fictional protagonist within the Halo universe. ... Captain Jacob Keyes (voiced by Pete Stacker) is a fictional character in the Halo franchise. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... For other uses, see Hacker (disambiguation). ...


During this battle, most of Reach is overrun and glassed, and the human fleet is obliterated, as the humans were outnumbered over three to one, giving them absolutely no chance, even with orbital MAC emplacements. Worse still, the Master Chief discovers that most of the remaining SPARTAN-IIs were most likely killed on the surface of the planet during its bombardment. The Master Chief, escapes with the Pillar of Autumn. In accordance with the Cole Protocol, the Autumn follows a "randomized" slipspace vector which leads to the discovery of the Halo installation. This vector is later revealed to have been quickly generated from some Forerunner hieroglyphs by Cortana. The Pillar of Autumn is a heavily modified United Nations Space Command Halcyon-class cruiser in the Halo: Combat Evolved video game. ...


Halo: Combat Evolved

Main article: Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ...

First Strike

Main article: Halo: First Strike

Occurs between the first and second Halo video games. The story starts off with Master Chief and a few other survivors in space above the destroyed Halo. They capture a Covenant flagship and make their way back to Reach. When they arrive they find the entire planet ravaged. Yet something is strange. The Covenant usually glass a world and move on, but there are small patches of the planet left unscathed. In an alternate storyline we find out that other SPARTANs have found an ancient Forerunner structure under ONI's Castle Base. There they find a special artifact that warps space time. Spoiler warning: Halo: First Strike is a 2003 novel based off the video game Halo: Combat Evolved (2001). ...


Cortana, now in control of the Covenant ship, docks with a partially destroyed UNSC ship and combines their power (and also to allow them to return to Earth without violating the Cole Protocol by bringing a potentially "bugged" Covenant ship with them). After toying around with the controls she realizes that the Covenant know virtually nothing about the technology they possess. She redesigns the plasma cannons to fire more effectively, increasing their destructive power. She also finds out how the Covenant move so easily through slipspace. The technology she gathers could effectively turn the tide of the war.


After going through many battles the Master Chief and other SPARTANs discover a massive plot to attack the Sol system (Earth). They covertly attack and destroy a massive Covenant refit and repair station along with an attack force many times larger than the one that attacked Reach. In doing so they lose the Covenant flagship; however, they save the UNSC ship and escape back to Earth with it. Even though they lost the Covenant Flagship, Cortana still holds all the information that she gathered from the captured enemy ship. Thus begins Halo 2.


Halo 2

Main article: Halo 2

// Halo 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Bungie Studios. ...

Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

Main article: Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

References

  • Halo Library
  • Halopedia - Halo Knowledge center

External links

  • Halo Universe - Italian Halo Community (Il Portale Italiano più grande)

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