|This article, Blackwater, was written by Elite Commander Fett. Please do not edit this fiction without the writer's permission.|
Blackwater is an ancient Forerunner planet that was abandoned during the Forerunner-Flood War. Despite the fact that little has disturbed the vast ruins of the cities that cover Blackwater's surface, little Forerunner technology has survived the millennia since the war ended.
However, Blackwater is home to the greatest scientific discovery since the 2602 discovery of The Depository and the portal to Sanctuary at Minerva's core. The 2984 discovery of the Derelict Armada allowed for some of the greatest technological leaps in history, including the development of quantum cannons, and eventually quantum pulse cannons. Perhaps greater, though, nearly all of the Prismatic Cores of the great warships were intact and functional; these were salvaged and repurposed for research and powering the most advanced warships of the era, including the various classes of titans and other vessels whose enormous energy requirements could be fulfilled by a mere fraction of the astronomical power available to the Prismatic Core.