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The Halo story up to present

Hunting the Truth of Halo 5: Guardians

“Hunt the Truth” is a podcast series and Halo 5 teaser produced by 343 that follows the journey of a news reporter hired by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) to write an in-depth profile of John 117, Master Chief.

News reporter, Benjamin Giraud, starts out the series explaining how he’s been hired by (ONI) to write the article, and how during his research he comes across questions that make it clear something huge is hiding in a series of unexplained events, and that the details just might reveal that Master Chief is a traitor.

The Podcast opens with an introduction to the series, and gives a little background to the story. Check it out below, followed by the first four Episodes in the series, with my synopsis of each. You can visit the Official site and catch more of the podcast at the links located on the bottom of this post.

 

Episode 00: Primer

 

Promethean War Sphinx

  Ancient Forerunner warriors, the Didact’s children, war machines of vast power, these all describe the War Sphinxes. Used by Forerunner Warrior-Servants, including the Didact’s children, war sphinxes were mid-sized fighting suits that were operated by a single pilot. These versatile vehicles worked well in space, in the air, or on the surface of a planet. War sphinxes were used…

The Mantle of Responsibility

  Have you ever wondered why the Forerunners keep referring to the Mantle in the majority of their commentary and why their lives revolve around it? Here is a pretty detailed explanation of the concept and belief of the Mantle of Responsibility. The Mantle of Responsibility, or just the Mantle, is an ancient philosophy thought to have begun with the…

Who is Sergeant Johnson?

Sergeant Johnson cover art,  Halo novel "Contact Harvest"

Sergeant Johnson on the cover of Halo novel “Contact Harvest”

We all know Sergeant Avery Johnson, right? He’s the embodiment of badassery and the trusted companion of the Master Chief. But do you really know who he is, what his story is, and what makes him the great man we all know him to be? Well you’re in luck! Our friend Nervous Celery has just the thing for you.

Everything you need to know about our favorite cigar smoking sergeant is in the video below; from where he was born and his early life, to why he joined the UNSC and how he befriended the Master Chief. Now sit back and enjoy your recommended dose of awesome.

 

 

Be sure to check out Nervous Celery’s other videos here >>

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#ThrowbackThursday – Chronological order of Halo novels

Crop of Karen Traviss' "Glasslands" novel cover art by Eddie Smith

Crop of Karen Traviss’ “Glasslands” novel cover art by Eddie Smith

A couple years back I decided since I was a reader, and a Halo fan, why hadn’t I read any of the books? And so my journey began. I’m enjoying them, and think you will to. Follow the link for this Halo Diehards #ThrowbackThursday and see where you should start! There’s even a list that includes the games in the timeline.

 

What is the chronological order of the Halo novels? >>

 

 

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