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2559
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A battle during the Second Ark Conflict.

26th century

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2559 was a year in the 2550s in the 26th century. It was a time period filled with many large battles: the ongoing violent Sangheili-Jiralhanae war, an isolated skirmish on Installation 00 between the UNSC Spirit of Fire and the Banished, and the overarching Created conflict.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 16

January 17

  • Nathaniel Palmer records that including himself, only eight survivors in their group remain.[1]

January 23

January 24

February[edit]

February 10

March[edit]

March 4

March 28

  • After 28 years of drifting in space the UNSC Spirit of Fire finds its way to the orbit of the Forerunner Installation 00, known as the Ark. Awakened from cryo-sleep, the crew eventually travels down to the Ark to find out how to establish contact with the galaxy. However, on the surface of the Ark they encounter a hostile, violent mercenary faction known as the Banished, led by the cunning Jiralhanae warlord Atriox.[7][8]

March 29

  • Seth, an A.I. aboard the Spirit of Fire, cross-analyzes transcripts, incident report data, and a past surveillance report provided by the Logistics Smart A.I. Isabel in order to compile a research report on Atriox for Captain James Cutter.[9][10] Ellen Anders learns more about the Forerunners thanks to Isabel, and wonders about the Librarian's plan for humanity, but she focuses her attention on helping the crew against the Banished.[11][12]

On or before March 30[Note 1]

  • The Spirit of Fire forces make an assault on the Ark's Cartographer, and learn about the Banished use of the Ark's translocation portal network.[13][14]

March 30

  • Two Unggoy attempt to desert the Banished, but they are executed by Balkarus.[15]
  • Orda Val'Saham records his thoughts on the UNSC's capture of the Cartographer in his personal journal.[16]

April[edit]

On or before April 2[Note 2]

April 2

  • James Cutter records his thoughts on the departure of Installation 09 in his personal journal.[20]

May[edit]

May[Note 3]

June[edit]

June 1

June 4

September[edit]

September 19

October[edit]

October 7

October 12

October 14

December[edit]

December 11

December 12

December 13

  • Cortana destroys a fragment of Installation 07 and herself to deny Atriox and his Banished forces control of the Ring, unintentionally aiding fireteams Taurus and Intrepid on their mission.

December 15

December 18

  • Spartan Griffin briefs the UNSC survivors of the Banished occupation of Installation 07.

December 26

  • Spartan Horvath eavesdrop on Banished Jiralhanae arguing over a potential key choke point.

December 28

  • Spartan Sorel and a squad of Marines discover that Installation 07 is slowly reparing itself.

Unknown date[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Orda Val'Saham's note, "A Split Heart is Easily Conquered", written on March 30, 2559, details his thoughts after the battle for the Cartographer. As such, the UNSC must have captured the facility on or prior to this date..
  2. ^ Cutter's note, "Beyond the Edge", written on April 2, 2559, details his thoughts after the departure of the Halo ring. As such, the destruction of Enduring Conviction and the successive release and battle for Installation 09 must take place on the same day prior to this date.
  3. ^ Halo Wars 2: Operation: SPEARBREAKER's first mission, Gatecrashers, sets the expansion as taking place a month following the Halo Wars 2 main game. As such, this could place the expansion anywhere between early May and early June of 2559 - the latter being the point at which the successive expansion Awakening the Nightmare is set.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — The Turn of the Screw
  2. ^ Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop #11
  3. ^ Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop #12
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Discover Hope
  5. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Step Inside
  6. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — The Blinded
  7. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level The Signal
  8. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — Alice-130 Report #1
  9. ^ Halo: Rise of Atriox, Issue 1
  10. ^ Halo: Rise of Atriox, Issue 4
  11. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — The Telegony
  12. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — Chrysalis
  13. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Ascension
  14. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level The Cartographer
  15. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — A Warning
  16. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - A Split Heart is Easily Conquered
  17. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Lights Out
  18. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Under the Dark
  19. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Last Stand
  20. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - Beyond the Edge
  21. ^ Halo Wars 2, Operation: SPEARBREAKER: Gatecrashers
  22. ^ Halo Wars 2, Operation: SPEARBREAKER: Not on My Watch
  23. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — Pandora's Box I
  24. ^ Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare, What Could Go Wrong?
  25. ^ a b Halo: Shadows of Reach
  26. ^ a b Halo: Divine Wind
  27. ^ Halo Infinite | Campaign Gameplay Premiere – 8 Minute Demo
  28. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Return", page 492
  29. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe "The Return" - "It was a terrible war. The Prophets provided the Brutes with powerful new weapons, hoping that they would in turn defend their Prophets against our wrath. But when the Prophets went into hiding, the lack of leadership allowed the Brutes to return to their savage nature and they soon began to fight against each other. This lack of solidarity made them much easier prey. Some of my fellow commanders continue that fight even now"
  30. ^ Halo Waypoint - Haze of Glory