After the events on the Forerunner ringworld Halo, Master Chief SPARTAN-117 returns home to Earth with the AI construct Cortana. The war with the Covenant forces is still not going well, despite the destruction of an entire fleet at Halo, but the Master Chief needs a refit. Armed with the Mjolnir Armor Mark VI, he is on his way to a decorations ceremony with the thought-to-be-dead Sergeant Johnson, when Covenant forces emerge from the Slipstream into Earth space. But something is wrong: the fleet is much smaller than the one used to destroy Reach, humanity's former frontline stronghold. The Master Chief and Cortana, along with Commander Miranda Keyes and the crew of In Amber Clad, must fight off the Covenant and protect Earth, a battle that will take them across the galaxy to a new planet, which is disturbingly familiar...Meanwhile, the Prophets, leaders of the Covenant, are not pleased with the Elite Commander that allowed the Master Chief to destroy Halo, and he is branded a heretic... Written by
We're not ready. He is.
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Did You Know?
The second level of the game was originally going to be on board a Covenant ship the Master Chief boarded after leaving Cairo Station. You would have to fight your way through the ship and destroy it from the outside. This would have been Miranda Keys's breakout level as she would have assisted you. The level was cut and a bomb was added so the Chief could blow up the ship in a non-interactive cut-scene. See more
During the invasion of Earth, it shows several Covenant and human ships entering Earth directly over Africa to get to Africa. However, the angle is too steep that you would hit Earth directly and crash. The best way to get to Africa via space is to enter the atmosphere over South America at a safe angle. See more
[standing before the heirarchs and the counsel
There was only one ship.
Prophet of Truth
One? Are you sure?
Yes. They called it the "Pillar of Autumn".
Prophet of Mercy
Why was it not destroyed with the rest of their fleet?
It fled as we set fire to their planet. I followed with all the ships in my command.
Prophet of Regret
When you first saw Halo, were you blinded by its magesty?
Prophet of Regret
After the credits roll, there is a short scene featuring Cortana and Gravemind. See more
Referenced in Grandma's Boy
Blow Me Away
Performed by Breaking Benjamin
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