As you can probably tell, my alias is Sev40. I've been a big halo fan since the first game came out more than a decade ago. Being the rebel I am, I stole the game out of my parents room and did a gaming marathon where I tried (and failed) to complete the game on Normal in a single night. Nevertheless, I was blown away by the visuals, the AI, the levels - everything about the game led me to become a halo fanatic.
Of course, it wasn't until much, much later that I started to get deeply involved with the universe that surrounded it, and I began to read the books and Halopedia. Eventually, as I waited for the next Halo game to come out, I began to write books and play around with ship ideas that might exist in the Halo Universe, and even cross-overs with other universes. Of course, these were all done before I ever found Halo Fanon, and now I'm glad I'm here.
"I'm broken. I think we all are, us Spartans. We're trained to fight, raised to live on the battlefield and nowhere else. I know a thousand ways to patch up a human body and three thousand ways to destroy it. It's so much easier to take a life than it is to save one. But I can do both. That's who I am. It's what they made me. It's the cross I have to bear, and I carry it willingly. All I can do is pray that in the end I save more lives than I take."
Cassandra-G006 was a SPARTAN-III commando from Gamma Company who was raised and augmented as a child supersoldier during the final years of the Human-Covenant War. Although she was noted for having poor combat scores during training, she was made remarkable by her innate talent as a field medic and was considered the best practitioner of combat medicine ever produced by the Spartan program. Despite her skills, her first squad was wiped out by the Covenant and she was transferred to Team Jian. Later, she would become an unwilling deserter when she was caught up in the traitor Simon-G294's efforts to elude UNSC forces. Instead of continuing the fight with her former teammate, Cassandra instead chose to use the opportunity presented by Simon's rebellion to strike out and find a life outside of the military system she had been raised in. More self-aware than many of her fellow Spartans, Cassandra clearly recognizes what has been done to her and her friends by the UNSC's indoctrination and training; she hopes to one day reconcile her existence as a Spartan with her desire to live at peace rather than war.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Keiichi-047 (born Keiichi Andrié on June 22nd, 2511) was a Tier Zero special warfare operator of the UNSC NAVSPECWARCOM (SPARTAN) that participated in multiple war theatres throughout the Human-Covenant War, ranging from the war-torn of Jericho VII, the prolonged Harvest Campaign, streets of Kholo to deserts of Troy and the plains of Gamma Pavonis-VII. Known to be a habitual joker, Andrie would attempt to lighten the squad's situation with pleasant irony in any given operation.
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The Far Isle Incident was a revolt on the colony of Far Isle in 2492, and the most cited reason for the beginning of the Insurrection. The uprising had its roots in the colony's strong pro-independence culture, leading to a number of demonstrations. While prior to 2488, these demonstrations were effective in making policy changes. However, after a demonstration in which Colonial Military Administration personnel joined the protestors, and a gunfight erupted, the UNSC stationed a garrison on the planet. The next four years caused the pro-independence movement to become more extreme as the UNSC troops cracked down on it far harder than the colonial military.
In 2492, the tensions came to a head, and armed citizens stormed the capital of the province of Razgriz, and declared the province an entity independent from the colonial government and the UEG. In the province, most of the CMA and Colonial Militia units joined the revolt. Outside of the province, battles broke out across the colony between loyalist and rebel forces. After an attempt to halt the rebellion by the UNSC and remaining loyalist colonial military personnel ended in a defeat, and with reinforcements weeks, if not months away, time that could allow the rebels to take over the whole planet, Lieutenant Commander Parangosky, the ONI adviser to the UNSC garrison commander, urged him to use nuclear weapons to halt the rebellion in its tracks.
On August 2nd, the 28th Fighter Squadron was loaded with standoff missiles armed with HAVOK tactical nuclear weapons, and given orders to release them at a predetermined point. The weapons impacted all over rebel-controlled territory, and their intended effect was achieved. The rebellion was halted, but at a high cost. Those few rebels who survived the nuclear attack escaped to Cygnus.