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- "We make war so that we may live in peace."
Colonial Independence Campaigns
Humanity wages war upon itself as rebel factions demand freedom through terrorism and bloodshed.</font>
The great test of humanity's survival begins as they fight against a Covenant intent on their extinction.
Interspecies Union Conflicts
Human and Sangheili join together into a new era of uprisings, corruption, opportunity...and power.
Against All Odds (2604—)
UNSC Astrophysics Anomaly #47931
Operation: BUTTERCUP (05/20/2604)
|Against All Odds Bulletin|
If you're looking for something to do in AAO, or are starting off and don't know how to build a good foundation for your role, consult one of the following users. Their individual "fields of expertise" should help you decide what you want to do most.
Maslab establishes most of AAO's post Human-Covenant War storyline, covering the ground with his long novels and related articles. He is also good at plot ideas for any story and has a solid sense of what does and doesn't make sense in a story or article.
Sonasaurus mostly writes stories, as he is hopeless at scientific matters. This leads him to frequently ask Maslab for help when the need arises, or if worst comes to worst, resort to technobabble. He does more work on the canon side of Halo than his fellow co-creator does, and also fills in gaps in the post-HCW timeline established by Maslab. He writes about Sangheili just as much as he does about the UNSC, and more so than most of the other members in AAO; however, he often takes liberties due to their vaguely detailed culture. He isn't too fond of writing articles, but when he does, he ensures that it is of high quality both content-wise and appearance-wise. Most of his articles are characters.
Leo Fox is, for all intents and purposes, the all-around expert when it comes to the UNSC. He frequently writes about the Office of Naval Intelligence, but is no less able at creating other types of UNSC characters. He is also in charge of managing the UNSC's fleet (currently under construction by Auguststorm1945).
StoneGhost is AAO's technological expert. He specializes in creating articles on weapons, vehicles, or really any type of miscellaneous technology. He also has a knack for drawing two-dimensional images of UNSC ships, although he would prefer not to create them on a whim as they are painstaking to complete. He also splits his writing between AAO and his own project, the Swarmverse.
Actene deals mostly with AAO's criminal underworld. Most of his content is related to human mercenaries, freelancers, and the like, with the occasional alien thrown in. He has created several factions tied to these notable individuals. When it comes to Sangheili, he places them in affiliations outside that of the military's. He has a few "good" characters, and his most prominent characters are closer to being "neutral" than "evil". His stories revolve around these characters, who are for the most part, existent in multiple universes. His stories, however, are usually devoted to a single universe. Recently, most of his works have been devoted to AAO.
For a question that has been asked so many times, here's the long-awaited answer! AAO is split into a series of different eras, each of differing quantity but of equal importance. Here are all five eras that make up the project's storyline. They currently do not have articles, but will be written all in good time.
Ancient Sanghelios Conflicts (Ages of Conflict—Ages of Conversion) — A rarely explored era, and the smallest of the five in AAO, these events are nonetheless important to the project. Stories that tell of key events that led to changes in the Sangheili and their ties to the Covenant over the ages, as well as the ancestors of some of the most prominent "present-day" Sangheili and their accomplishments.
Colonial Independence Campaigns (2479—2537) — The UNSC's conflicts with the various human rebel factions that grow increasingly powerful over the years. Even though the last few years of the long-time war took a backseat after the appearance of the Covenant, this era outlines many important events that shaped the Human-Covenant War and the future of the Unified Earth Government itself.
Human-Covenant War (2525—2553) — The biggest conflict the UNSC ever faces in the first half of the 26th century, the infamous Human-Covenant War pits the UNSC against the Hierarchical alien caste, as the human race faces genocide, and consequently the possibility of extinction. As colony after colony is destroyed by the Covenant, the UNSC is slowly backed into a corner and become overpowered and outnumbered—until the Covenant itself breaks apart in turmoil.
Interspecies Union Conflicts (2554—2588) — After forming a new alliance with the Sangheili and beginning the stage of recovery for the human race's diminished numbers, the Interspecies Union is created and rises to power. But so do various factions that oppose them. From a human rebel organization that is much more resourceful than their Insurrectionist counterparts to a gathering of Sangheili that still believe in the Covenant's Great Journey, the Interspecies Union find themselves on the brink of war as tensions rise between the opposing sides. What's more, the Covenant that was thought to have been defeated have gained a newfound strength and seek revenge on those who had nearly brought them down...
Against All Odds (2604—?) — The fifth and largest era to AAO, one that tells of a massive war between the Interspecies Union and a deadly enemy. This era and all information pertaining to it are under construction and is currently off-limits for writing.
This will be added to and improved upon over time.
|1st Age of Abandonment||98661 BCE||Extinction||Felix Martel arrives in the Forerunners' time and evacuates survivors from G522d; the Flood consume Anduu.|
|Ancient Sanghelios Conflicts||19th Age of Reconciliation||683 BCE||Fate of the Condemned||The Evaniptii are found and integrated into the Covenant.|
|43rd Age of Reconciliation||1206||Fate of the Condemned||The Covenant discover the Flood; the Gravemind tells the Evaniptii of the purpose of the Halo array.|
|59th Age of Reconciliation||1492||Fate of the Condemned||The Evaniptii are taught the purpose of the Covenant; they revolt against the effort to find the Ark and are banished and nearly exterminated.|
|Colonial Independence Campaigns||11th Age of Doubt||2484||Duties and Desires||defects from the UNSC.|
|Duties and Desires||The Insurrectionists abandon the Sanctuary.|
|2487||Duties and Desires||Felix Martel defects from the Insurrection.|
|12th Age of Doubt||2491||Duties and Desires 2||Felix Martel and Jess Morley are accepted into Project ORION.|
|13th Age of Doubt||2493||Duties and Desires 2||Robert Watts is cleared of accusations of treason.|
|Duties and Desires 2||Gerald Barrie's Insurrection is disbanded; Robert Watts hides the surviving forces in an asteroid field.|
|14th Age of Doubt||2496||The participants ofare deployed in .|
|Emergence||The first discovery of Forerunner artefacts; Felix Martel is taken to experiment with them; he becomes MIA after an Insurrection attack destroys the Elongation and he resides in a cryotube for 60 years.|
|2497||Jess Morley discovers Sentinels at Antarctica, and is taken underground into a Slipspace pod.|
|18th Age of Doubt||2506||Project ORION is permanently decommissioned.|
|20th Age of Doubt||2512||Secrets and Lies||Anton Morley successfully convicts Robert Watts of treason.|
|Human-Covenant War||4th Age of Reclamation||2536||Demonhunt||Alpha Company engage the Demal family at the .|
|7th Age of Reclamation||2547||Gentry Team is reinstated for use by SPARTAN-II's.|
|9th Age of Reclamation||2551||Gentry team is split into two three man teams, Gentry-Red and Gentry-Blue.|
|2552||The S312 Chronicles||The Battle of Reach; Noble Team is deployed to help fend off the Covenant attacks.|
|The Darkest Hour||First Betrayal of the Jiralhanae; destruction of Stoic Courier.|
|Breaking the Covenant||; ; the Sangheili form an alliance with humanity.|
|Heroes All||Great measures are taken by UNSC personnel to keep HIGHCOM in UNSC possession, and to coordinate the defense of Earth in orbit and on terra firma.|
|Breaking the Covenant||; the Covenant are disbanded.|
|Interspecies Union Conflicts||1st Age of Amendment||2553||The Fallen||The Fallen are formed; Atsu 'Hidal comes into power as leader.|
|2555||The Reformation Act of 2555 is passed; the Interspecies Union is formed.|
|Flight of the Phoenix||SPARTAN-III Delta Company begin their training.|
|2nd Age of Amendment||2556||Emergence||Felix Martel is found by the Sangheili and brought back to Earth; he finds the SPARTAN-II and -III survivors; emergence of the Forerunners; the reformed Covenant are found.|
| The Plains of Anduu|
|Battle of Antarctica; Jess Morley is found by Felix Martel under Antarctica; the Forerunners leave Earth and return to their own time.|
|2557||The Fallen||Isto 'Vadum comes into power as leader of the Fallen.|
|3rd Age of Amendment||2559||The Rift||Isto 'Vadum kidnaps thousands of Sangheili newborns and take them to Earth.|
|Urei 'Cazal comes into power as leader of the Fallen.|
|2560||The Sons and Daughters of Reach are formed.|
|Antediluvian||Excalibur super soldier Sebastian-A110 is sent to thwart the Sons of the Preserving Blade of their plans of breaking the Interspecies Union.|
|4th Age of Amendment||2562||Flight of the Phoenix||Delta Company's first battle.|
|2564||Eternal Enemies||The Evaniptii are rediscovered by humans.|
|Fate of the Exiles||Simon-G294 awakens after 10 years in cryogenics.|
|Urei 'Cazal appoints four additional leaders of the Fallen.|
|5th Age of Amendment||2567||Flight of the Phoenix||Delta Company completes their augmentations and graduate from training.|
|2568|| Eternal Enemies|
Flight of the Phoenix
|The Interspecies Union's first encounter with the Judicator.|
|Avenger's Quest||Chieftain Mallunus is assassinated; Shinsu 'Refum gains control of his fleet and pirate empire.|
|2569||Flight of the Phoenix||The crew of the Spirit of Fire are found and resurrected.|
|Flight of the Phoenix||The Fallen are defeated by Phoenix Team and disbanded.|
|2570||Descent||The Path Walkers are formed.|
|Descent||The UNSC makes first contact with the Path Walkers at Beta-14.|
|2571||Indelible Past||The Visag massacre occurs. Simon-G294 joins forces with Shinsu 'Refum.|
|6th Age of Amendment||2572||Flight of the Phoenix 2||The Flood are discovered on Resolution.|
|The UNSC Las Vegas is found by a UNSC patrol, and returns to active service after 11 years adrift.|
|Flight of the Phoenix 2||Peec-D1074 finds his connections to the Morley Family.|
|2573||Flight of the Phoenix 2||First UNSC engagement with the Sons and Daughters of Reach; Delta Company's augmentation side-effects incapacitate majority of the Spartans.|
|8th Age of Amendment||2577||Flight of the Phoenix 2||Jared-091 is found by the UNSC and returns to active service.|
|The Onslaught||2nd Age of Amelioration||2596||Deep Secrets||Damenus makes contact with Autel 'Vadam.|
|4th Age of Amelioration||2604||UNSC Astrophysics Anomaly #47931|
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