"I heard a story once. About an ODST and an Elite. The ODST tried shooting the damn thing, but he kept missing. So he pretended to trip and fall. When the elite came to stab him, he rolled to the side and grabbed it's sword, and he killed it. Moral? Deception means victory. Victory means bloodshed. Peace, prosperity, it's bullshit."
―Jay-I425 tells a story to a Spartan-IV on Requiem.
Spartan-I425, better known as Jay-I425 (Born Jay Tyranian, also known as Anchor One), was a Spartan-III commando who was once part of Incognito Company, until he was extracted from his garrison in 2551. He was assigned with Jayne-I428, Kal-I338, and Adam-I420, for Fireteam Gamma One, later known as Anchor Team. He was first deployed in 2540. In 2551, Jay was part of the small group candidates in Incognito Company who received Mark-V MJOLNIR, due to having the genetic markers that the Spartan-IIs had, being pulled out so he could use the benefits of his CHRYSTHANTHENUM augmentations to work with his Mark-V armor. He later would receive the Generation Two MJLONIR after completing his training in the Spartan-IV Program.
He was also equipped with Maria, a female "smart" AI created with the brain tissue of a deceased Spartan-III from Incognito Company (Maria-I431), who had been killed by the augmentations.
Jay was resentful of ONI and the UNSC, for sending many of his fellow Spartans, people he saw as friends and family, to their deaths. However, he knew he had given up his life when he accepted to join the Spartan-III Program, and still fought, although he would often get frustrated when ONI would send him on missions immediately after others.
Jay hoped -or more like wished- that someday the UNSC and the Covenant would stop finding Forerunner artifacts, due to the apparent trouble they brought to the Orion Arm.
"Christ, with the amount of Forerunner artifacts we find, I wonder if the Covenant is as annoyed as we are."
Jay as a child, was fairly loud, often stating the obvious. His friends called him, the "walking megaphone", and he actually proudly took that title, openly saying it. He was often very protective of his siblings, even his older ones. However, when his father was killed, Jay became extremely quiet and resentful.
Before he was taken into the company, Jay Tyranian, son of Alan Tyranian, and Jay's twin sister, Jayne, recieved news of their their father's death when Covenant forces boarded Alan's ship and killed the crew, including Jay's father. His mother, Sarah Tyranian had become distraught, and she committed suicide, leaving Jay and Jayne as orphans. Jay was confronted by multiple ONI agents a few days later, asking him to join the program, and Jay accepted, but with a catch-he could bring his twin sister with him. The agents told him they were thinking of recruiting her anyways, however, he was failed to be accepted into Alpha Company, and instead was rerouted to Incognito Company, giving him a second chance to become a Spartan-III.
After being recruited, Jay was taken aboard a Pelican and taken to the UNSC Incognito's Night.
Jay was taken into program, along with Jayne, when they were both nine years old. He was randomly assigned the number I425, and then educated by multiple ONI agents, whom remained anonymous, along with the 148 other candidates. After his education was complete, they had their first training course, where he and the other candidates had to sprint through an obstacle course and help their fellow teammates if they fell. Jay managed to finish with his team, but ended up in second place, due to Rick-I331's team beating them. The Candidates took this course every month, between tactics education, resulting in Jay's team eventually getting to first place by the end of the month. However, one month before they began hand-to-hand combat training, they went through a series of grueling exercises that tested their mental limits. During the entire month, the Company was forced to go through a month-long simulation where they would be forced to fight in simulated versions of World War One and World War Two. During this, Jay was practically forced beyond shell-shock. He forced himself to protect his sister and his team, but watched his team die in the simulation anyways. Jay was extremely scarred after the month was over, and it took several weeks for Jay to fully shake it off.
The next seven years held hand-to-hand combat training and weapon training, and there was also two optional training courses, Field Medic training and Demolition training. Jay ended up taking an extensive course with demolition training and also hand-to-hand combat. He received decent scores for Demolition training and was praised in mastering Muay Thai, Jujistu and Karate, with his only match being his sister, who mastered Tae Kwon Doe, Jujitsu and Krav Maga. However, a rivalry grew between both him and Rick-I331 due to them both being close to each other on Incognito Company's leaderboard. In 2539, after he managed to get to second place on the leaderboard, a fight was organized between both him and Rick. Rick was the first to attack, but Jay managed to dodge Rick's attack, and kicked Rick in the head. Rick would attempt to tackle Jay, but Jay would use his Jujistu to knock Rick into a wall, and Rick was knocked unconscious. After this, Rick was taken off the leaderboard.
Jay during his training as a Spartan. This particular picture was taken during the World War Two simulation.
Finally, after his fight, he was given his augmentations. However, he was one of the few in the Company who received the full benefits of the enhancements, due to being a cat-2. For a long time, he was relieved to have survived the augmentation process. But after this, he learned that one of his teammates, Shane-I430, had been killed in the augmentations, including with another 20 of them who died. This almost made him go insane with grief, until he finally was given a mission, helping him get over this, which is what formed his sarcastic and cynical personality.
Jay was sent onto Sheildum for Operation: PHOENIX, alongside Incognito Company, and had managed to prove himself greatly in combat.
During the battle, he and Fireteam Gamma One would sneak past a group of Covenant forces and manage to get on top of a ledge, allowing them to ambush the aliens. However, an Elite would attack Jay, grazing his armor. Jay would manage to jump to the side and fired at the elite with his M7S. Jay, noticing that a plasma grenade was behind the elite, jumped towards it and stuck it on his enemy, killing it. Despite the mission's initial failure, Jay and several other Spartans were tasked to destroy a Covenant Anti-Air Gun, allowing for more UNSC troops to enter the world much more easily. These Spartans including Draco-I317, Ethan-I320, Jayne, and Rick-I361. However, during the battle to get to the Anti-Air Gun, the Spartans realized that they would need to leave some behind so they could act as a diversion while two others could sneak in. Draco, Ethan and Rick decided they would stay behind, while Jay and Jayne would sneak in. Jay and Jayne managed to sneak into the Anti-Air Gun, silently killing any Covenant that got in their way, while also dodging multiple snipers. Jay managed to find the core of the Anti-air gun and destroyed it with a plasma grenade. Because of this, UNSC troops successfully managed to get to Sheildum alive, and take it back.
After this success, however; came a cost. Draco, Ethan and Rick had all been killed by the forces that they had been tasked with fending off. Many other Spartans in Incognito Company had died on the mission, but many others managed to evacuate.
Jay, Jayne, Adam and Kal managed to board a Pelican and managed to escape the surface.
Jay and many in Incognito Company would be forced to kill their own species, and Jay, for some strange reason, didn't seem all too bothered by this. However, he was disturbed by how willing ONI was to send SPARTANs to their deaths, as he witnessed many die fighting the Insurrection.
He would be sent on a mission with twenty other Spartan-IIIs from Incognito Company, along with his team, and they would be first tasked to eliminate an Insurrectionist force whom had managed to build a ragtag fleet of six Charon-class frigates. With only a boarding time of seven minutes, due to SPI armor only being able to last in the vacuum of space for that long, Jay, Jayne, Adam, and Kal, managed to get onto one of the rebel frigates, along with three other Spartan-IIIs. The seven Spartans were then ambushed by the notorious mercenary, Shaan Koal, whom managed to take down two of the seven Spartans. Jay managed to tackle the mercenary and render him unconscious with a swift kick to the head. Knowing that it wasn't their objective to kill Koal, they left him alive. They managed to get to the bridge and the Spartans killed the bridge crew. Jay ended up putting the ship on autopilot, where it would be rammed into another rebel ship, while the Spartans escaped their deaths. There was later a report that Jay would read, saying that ten of the Spartan-IIIs on the mission had been killed.
Later, by 2542, Jay and Anchor Team was sent to eliminate the Insurrection in the Hydra system, along with a small group of Marines. During the mission, Anchor Team and the other UNSC forces had to deal with the terrorist group known as the Blood Spartans, a group made up of Spartan-IIs and a few IIIs who had gone rogue. The Bloods managed to completely slaughter the marines, and Anchor Team was forced to defeat them. By the end of the mission, Jay became distrustful of others for some time.
Persia IX (2543)
Spartan-I425 fought through the Covenant's unsuccessful attack on Persia IX, but received many injuries in the process. He suffered much plasma damage to his armor, and luckily managed to survive the battle. During the fight, he suffered head trauma, plasma burns, several broken limbs (Even with augmentations) and a stab wound from a plasma sword. It took an entire year to recover. While Jay was severely injured, he persisted on getting another mission with ONI officials. He was mostly unsuccessful, but one year later, he got his wish.
Jay was sent to Miridem to help neutralize the Covenant threat on the world. While the planet was stilled glassed, he managed to kill enough Covenant to satisfy his superiors.
He and Anchor Team was sent to defend multiple UNSC generators from Covenant forces. One of the generators, the one Jay had been first assigned to defend, was damaged by a Covenant Plasma grenade, and then destroyed by a Fuel Rod Gun. Jay, after failing to defend his objective, scaled up a building and jumped onto a Phantom, where he would hijack it and crash it into another Phantom, jumping out right as the ships were about to crash. He would regroup with Anchor Team, where he and several other Spartans would escape from the doomed world.
In 2544, Jay and Anchor Team were taken to Falaknuma to eliminate a rebel faction, whom had managed to take control of the world completely. The reason such a small force was sent was because of the navigational hazard around the world. Anchor Team's Pelican was shot down, crashing into multiple trees, in the middle of a large forest. The pilot, and the other people on the ship, were killed in the crash, excluding Anchor Team. The campaign would last for several years, until the Covenant attacked it in 2547.
During the Falaknuma Campaign, Jay and Anchor Team managed to rescue multiple captured Army Troopers from Insurrectionist hands, whom would assist them in destroying the very base where the soldiers had been held. Jay would find a cryo chamber, and when he opened it, a Spartan came out. It turned out to be a Spartan-II, Kylie-082, whom had gone MIA, being captured by the Insurrection, and brought to Falaknuma. Jay escorted her away from the base, where she would help Anchor Team during the Campaign.
The second major event during their time on Falaknuma was a year later, where Anchor Team, along with their Spartan-II ally, would manage to take a Falcon and conduct an aerial assault on a rebel outpost. Jay was one of the ones using a turret, and Jay saw multiple generators that seemed important to the base. Jay managed to destroy one of the generators, which made the base quickly lose power. Jay yelled for Kylie, one who was also using a turret, to destroy the generators. Jay managed to destroy another one of the four generators, quickly putting the base in a vulnerable position. Jay and Anchor Team quickly landed and attacked the base, where they would destroy it by damaging the nuclear device inside of the base. Before the base exploded, Jay and Anchor Team, along with Kylie, escaped by the Falcon that they had stolen.
By 2546, it had been already well-known that there were Spartans on Falaknuma. However, what the Insurrection did not know was that two UNSC ships, one Epoch-class heavy carrier and one Charon-class frigate, had come out of Slipspace near the world. The two ships deployed multiple UNSC ground forces. These forces would assist Jay and his team heavily during the campaign.
The first large battle was the Battle Of New Moscow, where UNSC forces managed to take back the city of New Moscow. Jay, during the battle, was ordered to hold the line and keep any rebel forces away from the city. Jay did this by having multiple Scorpion tanks block the streets of any rebel vehicles, while the cannons of the tanks would keep away smaller units. Jay then would take a Warthog, with Kal in the passenger seat, and Jayne in the turret. Using a makeshift ramp, they launched into the air and smashed into multiple rebels. The warthog would be flipped on its side, and the three would use the vehicle as cover, until the Insurrection retreated. The battle was a major victory during the campaign, and it seemed that Falaknuma could have peace once more.
Jay on Falaknuma fending off the Covenant
In 2547, the world was attacked by the Covenant. Both of the UNSC ships were destroyed almost instantly, crashing on the world and destroying New Moscow. Jay managed to reactivate a UNSC anti-air gun, which denied access of Covenant air vehicles to where Jay, Anchor Team, and a squad of ODSTs were hiding out. However, Covenant ground troops began to move in on the survivors, when Jay would find a SPNKR. Jay used all the ammo the SPNKR had available, two rockets, which managed to damage a Wraith. Jay would be ordered to hold the line no matter what, and while doing so, got heavily injured, being knocked into a wall by a Plasma Grenade, and went unconscious. He would wake up two days later, inside a partially-destroyed Pelican dropship. Jay abandoned the destroyed aircraft and found that his surroundings had been almost completely destroyed. Jay realized that his coms had been damaged, and he limped through the rubble of a city, where he would find weapons and a group of Marines. There, they would be ambushed by a group of Jackals, Elites, and Grunts. Jay would grab a shotgun off of the ground and kill one of the Elites, first by taking out it's shields and then stabbing it with it's own energy sword. However, a Stealth Elite would sneak up behind him, and almost stabbed him, until one of the Marines tackled the Elite and held it off, until it stabbed her in the stomach. Jay took out his knife and stabbed the Sangheili before it could get back up. Jay and the Marines would fight through Covenant forces and make it to a UNSC base. The group would make contact with the UNSC when they exited the dead zone, where Jay would be picked up by a Pelican, with the rest of Anchor Team on it, where they would be pulled out from the world. Later, they would find out that Falaknuma was re-taken by the UNSC.
Jay found out that he was to be pulled out from Falaknuma, not being informed on what was happening. Jay, along with the rest of those being pulled out, were transported to an orbital station above Reach, where they were given Mark-V MJLNOIR armor, and Fireteam Gamma One officially became known as Anchor Team. They would be stationed there until the Covenant's invasion of Reach.
The Fall Of Reach (2552)
Jay ended up fighting on Reach alongside only Adam-I420. Jay was tasked with destroying a Covenant Spire, alongside Adam. After gunning down the xeno soldiers, Jay and Adam managed to reach the spire, however they were met with brutes. The Spartans were both injured by their gravity hammers; Jay in the shoulder, and Adam in the leg. While they did still manage to defeat the brutes and destroy the spire, Jay and Adam would be missing in action for some time before being rediscovered.
Jay fends off Hunters during the Fall of Reach
After this, he rendezvoused with the rest of his team and escaped Reach, when Jay noticed the Pillar Of Autumn escaping. While Anchor Team escaped on a pelican that would be taken in by the Spartan's Prayer, Jay lost all optimism for the war after witnessing the world be glassed.
Jay, Adam, Kal, and Jayne were sent on the world to initially fend off Covenant forces from the world. First, Anchor Team was ordered to protect multiple power generators as to make sure that the city of New Moscow still had power. However, Jay hesitated to kill a hunter, which would damage the generator enough to destroy it. Anchor Team, soon after, was sent to destroy a CCS-class battlecruiser as to prevent the world from being glassed, being given a HAVOK to do so.
Jay assassinates an elite on Beta Hydri VI.
Jay would be shot in the shoulder twice by a needle rifle, and then also was ambushed by an Elite using active camouflage. Jay managed to kill the Elite using his shotgun, and after that, Jay activated the HAVOK nuke that they were given, and Anchor Team used their jetpacks to escape the ensuing blast. He and Anchor Team would later witness a small fleet of UNSC ships attempt to make the attacking Covenant fleet flee from the world, only for the ships to be absolutely crushed by the Covenant's superior ships and weaponry.
Battle of Earth (2552)
Jay and the rest of Anchor Team would fight in the battle as a very minor role, mainly fighting on the front lines, and I425 ended up taking a Falcon to provide air support. Jay ended up getting shot down and could've died, if it weren't for his MJOLNIR. He would go unconscious for an hour and a half, until a group of Marines found him and woke him up.
After this, he and a platoon of Marines took down an enemy Scarab to give civilians time to evacuate, thanks to Jox Regdinal ramming the machine with a Scorpion tank, allowing Jay the chance to hop on.
Jay during the Battle Of New Mombasa.
Jay, Jayne, Kal, and Adam were finally given the orders to pull out, and they did after seeing the New Mombasa Slipspace Event occur. Even so, they would participate in many other campaigns during the Battle of Earth.
During the Battle of Earth, Jay and Anchor Team was sent on a mission to eliminate the Covenant holdout located in Eastern Russia, in the city of New Stalingrad. This mission, known as Operation:WINTER DESERT, would go on for weeks, even with the Spartan assistance.
During the fighting, Anchor Team struck several important targets, including a Covenant mining station, several armories containing both Covenant and Forunner weaponry, and finally killed the leading Jiralhanae known as Kalakgraul.
Jay begins to engage Kig-Yar during Operation:WINTER DESERT.
Afterwards, after Operation WINTER DESERT was finished, Anchor Team and an assortment of ODSTs was sent to central New Tokyo, which was under assault from a single CCS-class battlecruiser. The goal of the attack was to carry a small pair of FENRIS warheads, one to the bridge of the vessel, and one to the engines of the battlecruiser, and thus disable the vessel.
Fighting their way through the Covenant troops, Anchor Team managed to utilize the ship's gravity lift and board the ship. Splitting up into teams of two, Jay and Adam went for the engines, fighting through more Unggoy and Kig-Yar troops.
Injured, Jay volunteered to defend the engine room while Adam set the warhead in place.
As Jayne and Kal's warhead went off, the battlecruiser began to tip downwards, and the two began to run for it as the warhead's timer counted down.
Managing to escape, the ships engines exploded and the battlecruiser began to fall to the ground.
Jay during the attack on the covenant battlecruiser, taken via Adam's helmet camera.
Anchor Team managed to all take control of an empty Warthog and escape as the CCS-class exploded and laid waste to hundreds of buildings and structures in the city.
Afterwards, ONI did it's best to cover up the event and did so to the point that the destruction was caused not by the Spartans, but by the Covenant purposefully crushing the city under it as a suicide attack.
The Insurrection (2552-2554)
Jay's missions against the insurrection were highly secretive and proved to at least be somewhat effective against the rebels.
The first operation where he fought the insurrection was Operation: ALLOY.
In 2553, Jay and Anchor Team were deployed on Sheildum to find and eliminate an Insurrectionist hideout, where a large group of rebels were hiding out. Anchor Team was deployed by Pelican, and had jumped out from the ship midair. Jay managed to land nearby the base and quickly took out those who saw him. Jay got inside and found the rebels armory, and to his delight, he found a crudely-built bomb. Jay broke radio silence and contacted Anchor Team. The rest of his team quickly got to the armory and defended Jay as he prepared to activate the device. Jay managed to detonate the bomb, although he was injured in the shoulder. As the bomb obliterated the rebel base, he and his team escaped and watched from afar.
Later on that year, Anchor Team was separated temporarily, all for different missions. Jay would be sent to neutralize a rebel leader by the name of Therus Dark, a Spartan-IV gone rogue. This "Lone Wolf" mission was Jay's only other mission alone, and he was not completely used to it.
Jay managed to infiltrate the base that Therus was in, on Persia IX, and managed to quietly take out the leader by killing Therus in his sleep, and then left the base unnoticed. However, after the rebels saw that their leader had been killed, they raised the alarm and found Jay, who quickly defeated those who attempted to spot him and got out unharmed. This was his last mission wearing his Mark-V MJOLNIR.
The Spartan-IV Program (2554)
In 2554, Jay was recruited to join the Spartan-IV Program as a result of his assassination of Therus Dark. He went through the training, and skipped the augmentation process, due to already being augmented in his early stages of being a Spartan-III. He received his Generation Two armor, and albeit not initially liking the set, he eventually grew to appreciate it. During the training, he grew a somewhat bias against the Spartan-IVs, whom he considered arrogant, stuck-up, and reckless.
During his training of becoming a Spartan-IV, Jay and Anchor Team were assigned to a game of Oddball with GAUNTLET Team in the War Games simulation. Jay would manage to grab the ball and began running. However, he was confronted by Tyler-A319, whom quickly had thrown his weapon aside. Tyler would lunge at Jay, tackling him, but Jay managed to push Tyler off of him. Jay's opponent would get up and kick Jay in the chest, knocking him into a crate. Jay managed to land a punch on Tyler's helmet, and I425 also managed to kick the other Spartan in the chest. Tyler would quickly regain his ground and managed to hit Jay's visor, cracking it. Jay, somewhat angry, tackled Tyler and began hitting Tyler in the visor. Tyler would quickly shove Jay off, and both Spartans seemed to attempt that they were going to tackle each other, but the simulation ended soon afterwards.
The Second Battle of Requiem (2558)
Jay, like many other SPARTAN's, was trapped on Requiem. Jay led Anchor Team and a small group of ODSTs to attack a small Covenant patrol and scout out a Storm Covenant outpost. Jay immediately had Kal, Jayne, and four marines act as a diversion to draw the Covenant's fire, while Jay, Adam, and the rest of the Marines would sneakily break into the base and take out the defenses there. Jay would build an explosive out of Covenant technology and begin a countdown sequence. After the marines were taken out by additional reinforcements, Jay and Adam would escape as the base was blown to bits.
Jay on Requiem, fending off multiple Jackals.
The Raid (2558)
In 2558, the Spartan's Prayer and the Gladiator's Sun were attacked by a small group of Covenant remnant's who called themselves, "The Prophet's Vengeance". Jay had been sent to eliminate the leader of the newly formed Covenant, an Elite by the name of Hral Torumai. Jay managed to do this when Hral decided to die with honor and fight off Jay in a duel of energy swords. Jay studied Hral's actions and managed to dodge the Sangheili's attacks, until Jay managed to stab Torumai in the back with an energy sword.
When the UNSC Spartan's Prayer was attacked by the Banished, Jay managed to fend off as many as he could, and he managed to get to the bridge and defend it. However, the Captain of the ship brought a gun to his own head and killed himself, rendering the point of defending the bridge almost useless. The ship would immediately enter slipspace and appeared above an uncharted planet, at the edge of the Orion Arm itself. They attempted to make contact with the UNSC, however all frequencies were apparently being blocked, and they could tell that it was being jammed from the surface. Managing to defeat the Banished raiding party, Anchor Team managed to get to the surface through drop pods. Once getting to the ground, the group began following the source of the jamming signal. However, instead of finding some form of jamming dish, they found a Forerunner temple, which Anchor Team began exploring. They continued to follow the signal and found the source of it, where they would suddenly be ambushed by Prometheans. After fending the Prometheans off with no injury, the group managed to destroy the source and make contact with the UNSC Under Summer's Gaze.
The Insurrection of Beta Hydri VI (2558)
After Jay evacuated the world, along with the UNSC Under Summer's Gaze, he began suspecting that something was wrong with the ship's crew. He began looking around and found that an Insurrectionist group infiltrated the ship and began to wreck havoc. They managed to hijack the ship, however, Jay and Kal managed to shut the operation down, with Jay making the decision to throw the group out of the airlock. After going through with the decision, actually throwing them out the airlock, they re-took the ship. They managed to make a slip-space jump to Beta Hydri VI, where they made a rendezvous with Spartan-I303. After this, they attempted to contact Earth, however, they didn't realize that Earth had been taken by the Created twenty-four hours before they had arrived at the planet.
Jay later participated in a battle against the local insurrection, resulting in many deaths from both sides, however, failing to defeat the innies and being forced to regroup. He later managed to hunt down the leader and neutralize him.
After the insurrection on Beta Hydri VI was defeated, he decided to investigate Installation 02, due to wanting to find a specific type of artifact. However, the Under Summer's Gaze was disabled by a Guardian. Later, in the aftermath of the crash, Adam, Jayne, Kal, and Jay found an abandoned UNSC ship. The group would go inside, where a group of rebels would ambush them. However, Jay and Anchor Team quickly beat the rebels and asked them why they were at the Installation. The rebels explained that they had barely escaped from Earth after it was conquered by the Created, and had found refuge on the Installation. However, the rebels all tackled Jay at the same time, all of whom Jay threw off of him. Jay, angry, began beating one of the rebels to death, simply pushing the rebels away if they tried stopping him. After he was sure that the rebel was dead, Jay began to continue engaging the insurgent's comrades.
The Library and the Corvette (2558)
Jay, like every other Spartan on any Halo installation, had to go through the task of making sure the enemy didn't find the Index. Jay ended up detonating explosives to block the doors to the room the Index was kept, and this actually almost worked, however, a Promethean Knight managed to cut through the rubble with its sword, allowing the Created to take control of the Index. After this, they discovered that there was a UEMC ship that had crashed on the Installation, that was somehow operatable. Anchor team attempted to clear out as many Created forces from the Installation and took the ship, managing to get the ship's slipspace drive up-and-running. However, the Guardian was spotted for a brief second releasing another shockwave, before the ship went into Slipspace. Jay later made a vow to not return to Earth until he received word of the defeat of the Created, which he did not receive for a very, very long time.
After they had finished the task of escaping from Installation 02, Anchor Team had managed to get the ship running and they made a slipspace jump to Neos Atlantis. Right away they informed the UNSC of who they were. The UNSC forces there, skeptical, couldn't take them in, due to the orbital maintenence docks only serving much newer UNSC military vessels, however, they gave the ship temporary security clearance and told the team they could stay for one-hundred and sixty-eight hours, until they would have to leave on the UNSC Halo's Shadow, where they would later depart from. However, forty-eight hours into their stay, they were attacked by mercenaries who worked for Dark Moon Enterprises, hoping to capture the Spartans and study their MJOLNIR armor. Jay was one of the first to be attacked by the mercenaries. During the fight, Jay would be snuck up on and the mercenary would attempt to tackle him. Jay would grab the mercenary, and throw him into the wall. Another mercenary would attack Jay, but the Spartan would grab the man by the neck and pulverize him. The last mercenary would run at him, and Jay would throw the mercenary that he had already been holding at the last man. The last man would get up and try to attack Jay again, but the Spartan would pull out his M6 and shoot the man through the head. After making contact with his team, who all reported similar incidents, Jay would begin to sprint back to the ship, and he would board it, where later the ship would depart to Harvest.
When Anchor Team made it to Harvest, the ship landed on the planet and Jay immediately noticed that many of the soldiers there had low morale, due to news of another Insurrection. This annoyed Jay to the point of anger, and he immediately volunteered Anchor Team to take on the rebels. However, they were quickly attacked by insurrectionist forces, and Jay was injured by a sniper round. However, a Guardian seemingly seemed to come out of nowhere, and, releasing a large shockwave, began to cause mass destruction among the planet's surface. Panicking, Jay and Anchor Team managed to board a Pelican and exit the planet's atmosphere. The shockwave, however, managed to severely one of the Pelican's maneuvering thrusters, sending it into a spin and sending them into deep space.
Adrift - (2559-2562)
After escaping the vicinity of the destruction, the ship's fuel tank ran out. Jay stayed silent for most of the conversation, however, Kal pointed out that there were four cryotubes in the pelican, and that none of the others in the team didn't know this. Jay said that it was a little too convienant for the group, but he agreed to the plan, putting his AI, Maria, into the pelican itself, so if an anomaly came up, she could wake them. As the Pelican was sent adrift, Maria attached it to a rogue asteroid, which would somehow find it's way into slipstream space and exit above Earth.
Waking up - (2562)
Jay and the rest of his team were woken up three years later, where things were already different; the Spartan-IVs had been killed at a massive rate, and many of the Spartan-IIs and IIIs had gone into hiding. Despite being somewhat disoriented, Jay and the rest of Anchor Team had somehow drifted over to Earth, where they saw the destruction that the Created had caused, with many wrecked and destroyed UNSC ships that had been disabled by the Guardian's EMP. Maria opened the door of the pelican, and Anchor Team was sucked into the vacuum of space, where they managed to get inside a wrecked Epoch-class heavy carrier. Jay was actually surprised that there were no hostile forces nearby, and he suspected that the created had been defeated. But what also surprised him was that there were no bodies on the ship, despite the fact that there was no gravity onboard, and that the other half of the ship was missing. Finally, they managed to get to the bridge, where they saw thousands upon thousands of wrecked UNSC and Covenant ships. However, Jay noticed that there were four intact UNSC ships that seemed to be flying, and he managed to make contact with the ships. The ships let Anchor Team in and let them back into Earth's atmosphere.
Jay after waking up
Maria's Rampancy (2562)
Jay and Anchor Team returned to the pelican a few hours before they reached Earth's atmosphere, and attempted to recollect Maria, and they did, however, signs of rampancy were showing, and it seemed to Jay that they should at least leave his AI in the pelican. However, the rest of the team had grown fond of the AI, and Adam suggested a risky alternative; the Domain. Jay asked Adam how he heard about it, and Adam said he read it in a terminal on Installation 02. Jay, still skeptical, agreed to do it, and he asked Adam where it was. Adam, however, appeared to not know, and this complicated things.
The group finally landed on the surface of Earth. When they did, however, they discovered that the UNSC, in fact, still had a military presence on Earth, and they were rebuilding somewhat, with the rest of the UNSC heading towards Earth. However, they were dealing with Insurrectionist forces much more frequently, and it seemed that the team was dealing with the insurrection more and more as the Crisis began to end. Jay and the rest of Anchor Team were sent on a mission to eliminate an Insurrectionist base, and recover a stolen slipspace drive they had managed to obtain from a top-secret ONI facility.
Jay, alongside Anchor Team, was sent on a mission to recover a stolen slipspace drive from Insurrectionist forces. Anchor Team managed to find out that the drive was weaponized, and almost recovered it. However, the team was overwhelmed by Insurrectionist forces and Jay decided to stay behind while the rest of Anchor Team escaped. After receiving various injuries, being shot in the leg multiple times, as well as being injured heavily by a grenade, Jay finally activated it and was sent into oblivion. Slipspace monitoring stations managed to detect the blast and the trajectory of the journey, and it was later believed to have sent him and the remains of the blast to somewhere in the Perseus Arm. This theory could be supported by the fact that early scans of the drive showed hybrid bits of both Covenant, Human and Forunner slipspace drives, and that no remains of the slipspace bomb- or the base- remain.
Personality & Traits
"In a war, you kill for the blood. You kill for the suffering. You kill to win."
―Jay explaining war to a civilian.
As a child, he was often very protective of his family, and was seen as very strange by his classmates. Because of this, he was bullied until he joined Incognito Company. While he was being trained, he was even more protective of his sister, and he at first did not work well in a team. He ended up becoming the leader of the team after Shane-I430 was killed during the augmentation process. This put Jay in a position he was unsure of until he successfully led his team during several war game simulations.
Jay, like many Spartans, was mildly sociopathic, not knowing what to do when someone is feeling emotion, and Jay fully embraced this, being increasingly negative and condescending to others. He was often seen as intense to many outside of his team, and in a way, this was true. Jay was largely quiet, often commanding his team through subtle hand gestures, however he would speak if he felt it was necessary, that, or to sometimes make the rare joke or two. Jay was resentful of the Covenant for causing the suffering of billions, and for directly causing the death of his father, and indirectly causing his mother's suicide. To many Spartan-IVs he would end up working with, he would be mildly rude and unfriendly to them at first, and if he worked with them for enough time, he would show a begrudging respect for them. This was because he viewed them as stuck up and arrogant.
Jay spoke with an British accent, one that to some was very rough and maybe even a little condescending.
[REDACTED]: "With all do respect, sir, he's a loose cannon. Look what he did on Miridem, Reach everything. The writing is on the wall."
[REDACTED]: "Please. He's killed both Innies and Covvies alike, and I swear if you do not send him on this mission, humanity will fall. New Mombasa suffered, are you telling me his homeworld should suffer as well?"
―Two ONI officials arguing on sending I425 to Beta Hydri VI
Jay's mental stability was somewhat difficult to follow. On occasions he has apparently shown that he has occasionally heard voices and seen things, occasionally saying that he is hearing numbers inside of his helmet, and that whenever he takes it off he stops hearing them. While this had caused some concern for ONI and the UNSC, it for the most part was ignored. When Jay died, Jayne claimed that she could hear voices as well, causing ONI to begin to believe that these voices aren't a single, mental disorder.
Jay was trained in habd to hand combat and Demolitions, although the former skill would slowly fade. After he received his MJLONIR Armor, he mainly focused on his skills with weapons and CQB, mainly only using demolitions in select cases. He was also highly skilled in knife combat.
Jay's skills in demolition work became rustier and rustier the less he used it, although no known consequences have been discovered. Jay was also skilled in predicting hostile movements by studying what his enemies did. This included when he fought Hral Torumai, when he predicted the elites movements and managed to tackle him and slit his throat. With his increased reaction time, these skills were amplified greatly.
Jay was one of the few in Project:INCOGNITO who was on-par with the Spartan-IIs, and was one of the only one who truly benefitted from his CHRYSANTHEMUM Augmentations.
Carbide Ceramic Ossification Catalyst drug.
Skeleton is practically unbreakable, allowing for longer falls.
Fibroid Muscular Protein Complex drug.
Grants enormous strength to the user, due to increased density in muscles.
Night vision is increased, color sharpness is improved.
Reaction time is improved, decreases the time taken to react by 300%.
"Spartan's these days..."
―Jay to himself after having a conversation with a Spartan-IV on Requiem
"Theres an anomaly?! Where?! Can I shoot it?"
―Jay to Maria after she discovered an anomaly of sorts
―Jay when being ambushed
"Roger that, Commander, wilco."
―Jay to Commander Palmer on Requiem
"Yeah, thanks for the help, smart-ass."
―Jay to Kal-I338 after killing a brute chieftain by himself
"Oh, difference between Covvies and Civvies? Covvies you can kill."
―Jay talking to a civilian.
"Personally, I'm not a big fan of the 'shiny' look this armor has."
―Jay commenting on his new Generation-2 MJOLNIR
Rick-I331: "Shut up, shrimp. You may be older, but I don't have any emotion. You're sister makes you soft, tame."
Jay-I425: "Pfft. Says the one who never knew his parents, siblings, or any other family. I'm guessing those spooks were just feeling bad for you."
―The two Spartans arguing before their first deployment.
Kal-I338: "They're arrogant, reckless assholes,merely hot-shots. They don't get what sacrifice truly means for a Spartan."
Jay-I425: "Funny. What you just said describes us when we were younger."
―Jay and Kal discuss the Spartan-IVs
"Spartans never die..."
―Jay mumbles under his breath before he is killed.
Career Service Vitae
Tyranian, Jay K.
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
FULL NAME: Jay K. Tyranian SERVICE #: I425
Unit: Anchor Team Enlistment Date: 2532 Status: Deceased Location:N/A
Gender: M Birthplace: Beta Hydri VI Birth Date: 08/7/2524 Blood Type: [Redacted] Height: 193.04 cm Weight: [Redacted]
Candidate A425 has failed the first test of Alpha Company, along with his sister, Candidate A428.
UPDATE - Transferring Candidate A425 to Project:INCOGNITO has begun.
UPDATE - Spartan-I425 was considered too valuable of an asset to be sent to his death, so he was removed from Spartan-III Incognito Company in 2551 and given augmentations that allowed him to used the Mark V MJLONIR armor, along with the rest of Anchor Team as well. Interestingly enough, he chose the EOD helmet with a silver visor, and he painted his armor dark grey and blue. ONI was to give him the Mark-VI MJOLNIR, however, they decided to not do it, for unknown reasons. He has painted his next MJLONIR set with a similar color scheme.
Jay seems to have mental scars due to witnessing his mother's suicide. Jay also seems to have rage issues time-to-time.
Jay joined the Spartan-IV program in 2557 due to his performance on the field, and ever since then has managed to survive through many events, such as the Requiem Campaign, [Redacted], and [Redacted]. ONI seems eager to recruit Spartan-I425 into the [Redacted] program.
Performance & Equipment
Jay seems to enjoy combat, performing decently during the simulations. He seems to prefer the MA5D over other weapons, strangely. Prior to his liking to the MA5D, he largely used the MA37 ICWS in combat.
UPDATE - Spartan Jay-I425 has gone MIA once again, for the second time. Last known location was Harvest. May be a possible spy for the Insurrection.
Spartan-I425 has performed well on Persia IX, however, the severe damage to his SPI armor is unacceptable.
UPDATE - ONI was correct on I425's lethality. While the Fall of Reach was preventable (With this not helping Jay's record), he redeemed him and the rest of his team in New Mombasa. It also seems that he is loyal to the missions he is assigned, as he protested when he was ordered to pull out from the city.
UPDATE - Spartan-I425 has done well while fighting the Insurrection. ONI is considering recruiting him into the Spartan-IV Program.
UPDATE - I425, ever since joining the Spartan-IV's, has mostly fought Covenant and Insurrectionist forces. However, he seems to have improved in fighting against the Forunner constructs known as Prometheans.
Special Notice[s] and Status
Spartan-I425 has mental scars due to watching his mother commit suicide, and seems overprotective of his twin sister, Jayne-I428. As previously stated, may have anger issues.
UPDATE - Spartan Jay-I425 has been reported KIA, until further notice, "sacrificing" himself for the mission. All that is known of his death is that he manually detonated a slipspace bomb on [Redacted] and defending it, all to take out the Insurrectionist troops. Further research speculates that the slipspace drive sent the remains to the Perseus Arm. Now listing him as MIA to comply with ONI Directive Nine-Three-Zero.
Spartans Never Die.
The suppressed SMG would be Jay's main weapon alongside Incognito Company, with Jay enjoying the weapon's accuracy and silence.
MA37 Individual Combat Weapon System
Jay used the MA37 greatly when he wore his Mark-V MJOLNIR, to the point that he became attached to it soon before being recruited into the Spartan-IV Program.
MA5D Individual Combat Weapon System
Jay, initially, hated how "shiny" it looked to him, however, he soon became fond of it and never replaced it after that.
During the rare occasions that he used the weapon, Jay would climb onto ledges and fire at hostile troops. Jay enjoyed the weapon, the times he used it.
Jay, like the BR55, rarely used the SD-AR, but despised the weapon due to it's malfunctions with the ammo counter.
Jay considered his knife one of his most precious weapons, as it was the only weapon he owned that was given to him when he was first deployed.
Jay prized his M6C/SOCOM greatly, due to it's stealth capabilities. While not perfect, Jay preferred it to other, louder sidearms.
I425 considered the M6G somewhat "fun" to shoot, and although it bothered him how loud it was when fired, he appreciated the weapon.
M6H2 Personal Defense Weapon
Jay despised the M6H2 greatly, due to his love for somewhat quieter weapons. He also considered it "too small", despite it being a fairly reasonable size.
Any and all weapons or equipment salvaged from dead fellow soldiers
The SPI Armor was Jay's first set of armor, and he thought of it as the only wall between him and death.
The Mark-V MJOLNIR was Jay's first set, and he prized it greatly, being tempted to refuse trading it off with the Generation Two MJOLNIR. Occasionally, he swapped out his shoulder plating for certain missions, sometimes for seemingly no reason.
Generation Two MJOLNIR
Jay initially despised the Generation Two MJOLNIR, due to thinking it represented the arrogance he hated in the Spartan-IVs. However, he began to love the armor after it saved his life multiple times. It was destroyed when Jay sacrificed himself.
I425 was a rival to Rick-I331 and Spartan-I303, often arguing with them in dangerous situations. This led to I331s death. I303, eventually, held a grudge against I425.
Jays favorite assault rifle was actually the MA37 ICWS, despite never using it after recieving his Gen 2 armor.
Jay's first two initials is a pun, making the sound of "JK", which is an abbreviation for "Just Kidding". The author apologizes for the inconvenience.
The irony in Jay's death is that he died on the day he was born.
Jay's thoughts on the Generation Two armor and Halo 4/5's weapon and vehicle designs mostly is a shared opinion with the author as well.