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.
The Kafkian Uprising was a brutal, violent uprising that took place upon the Mid-Rim world of Kafka in 2554. It was a part of the larger, sector-wide 2554 Mid-Rim Protests, yet unlike other protests it evolved from non-violent demonstrations into a full-scale secessionist uprising. Originally the Protests had sought to simply end the monopoly the Government had created on its power after it had been in power since before the Human-Covenant War had began. As the government became more and more aggressive in its efforts to subdue the colony-wide protest, this meant that they rolled on much longer than anyone had originally anticipated, and insurrectionist thinkers and officers were able to infiltrate the student-driven movement at a grassroots level before making their way to the upper echelons. Eventually this turned the movement from its non-violent origins into an openly secessionist movement that sought to remove Kafka from the United Earth Government and establish itself as an independent world. Upon the ousting of the Government, the dedicated revolutionary element became increasing extreme in its methods, firstly by destroying a frigate that had arrived in-system to rescue the government and then massacring the survivors. Secondly, after the student council broke away from the rebel movement, over half were hunted down and executed days before Kafka's secession was announced. Such escalation deeply frightened the United Nations Space Command as Kafka was one of the few surviving worlds with an advanced military infrastructure. A Battlegroup was sent to quash the rebellion at all costs. The violent rebellion had raged for almost eight months before it ended when the Headhunters of VIOLET-III successfully assassinated the Rebellion Leadership.
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The Battle of New Tyre, also called the Fall of New Tyre, was a major engagement in the early years of the Human-Covenant War. For decades New Tyre had been a battleground between the UNSC and various rebel and secessionist forces attempting to break away from the Unified Earth Government. Host to almost a dozen disparate rebel groups, three of which had exo-assets, the planet had become a major hotspot for the Insurrection.
Shortly before the battle, conflict flared across the planet as the most prominent Insurrection faction on New Tyre, the United Independence Front, made their big gambit to capture the UNSC Illustrious, a Marathon-class heavy cruiser, and use it against the UNSC. The ensuing skirmish left both sides bloodied but intact. But the situation completely changed as a Covenant fleet entered the system.
The battle marked the first recorded incident of cooperation between the UNSC and the Insurrection against the Covenant as the UNSC and UIF allied to face the new threat. Through a combination of delicate planning, fortune, and self-sacrifice, their combined forces were able to successfully hold off the Covenant and ensure the complete evacuation of New Tyre.