Okay, three different story options for us:
- Contact Harvest, the story of the first contact between UNSC forces and Covenant, mainly a conflict between marines and jackals/brutes/grunts on the agri-world of Harvest. No spartans involved at all, but it is a very sad and epic story. The brute in Halo 2 with the awesome hammer, remember him? The dude you fight in one of the last levels. He is there. (and a lot younger) Part of the plot is his rise to chief brute during the conflict. (murdurs the current chief, which is actually his dad) Captain Keys is also a part of this one if I remember correctly, and is much younger. Add to the list of guys from sequels sgt. whatsisname, the black guy… I think it starts with a J… He was there too, he’s the main charector, and you would probably spend most of your time playing him or one of his crew. (unless that was from Reach… It’s been a while since I read them lol) Whole story ends with the close escape of most UNSC forces as the planet is glassed from orbit by Covenant warships.
- Ghosts of Onyx
Actually the book that inspired my name. Ghosts of Onyx is about the Spartan III program (Who knows what happened to Spartan I, the Master Chief and co. are Spartan II and the Spartan III was initiated because humanity was losing the war, and needed more supersoldiers.) and is set on the planet Onyx, which was found to be inhabitable without the need for terraforming. Turns out this whole planet was built (yes, built, they’re not limited to giant rings) by the Forrunners, and there are miles of ancient ruins buried beneath the surface. This was discovered long before the war, and classified top secret, so no one really knows about this place. Anyway, they didn’t even tell the Spartan IIIs (who have their training facilities on this planet) that this place was of Forrunner origin, so when a bunch of them break the rules and leave the compound during a training exercise, they stumble upon these masses of ruins that Dr. Halsey (started the spartan program, part of the Reach storyline) gets them to explore further. Eventually the Covenant find them there, and try to kill them all with minimal damage to the holy relics on the planet. They succeed in killing off all the Spartan IIIs except for a small group that escapes into the underground ruins with Dr. Halsey, and finds the portal to the Ark. Dr. Halsey and all the spartans but one get into the Ark, and the last one sets off a HAVOK tactical nuke after the Ark is sealed, and destroys much of the Covenant ground forces (not to mention himself) There is a really epic scene in this book where two of the prophets discover that humanity was the Forrunners, and then agree to keep this information from the rest of the world. Happens between Halo 2 and 3. Probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. (I favor this story)
- Come up with our own totally new story. Please don’t make me do this, because I love those two stories lol. It would be a shame not to use them.
As for the low poly marine, I tried a grunt, but failed utterly because I don’t actually own Halo, or an XBox, or any gaming device other then my computer. So, if you could scan some pictures out of the manual, or screenshot them or something, that would make my job much easier. I’ll see what I can find on google too.
LOT OF TYPING!!! so, until next time, SpiritOfOnyx