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After Action Report Q74S295-LR

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After Action Report (AAR) Q74S295-LR was an after action report detailing the activities of the UNSC Taurokado and Spartan Fireteam Apollo during the Mission to the Korinth Prior system in 2557. A snap-feed of the report was prepared by AI Turkish and presented to Hugo Barton, the director of ONI Research Facility Trevelyan, on June 21, 2557. The file was later forwarded to Spartan 92738-61842-LC as part of a data cache concerning UNSC Spirit of Fire.[1]

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SEVERN PYLON
JACARANDA NORTH
82—B GANYMEDE
21 JUNE 2557
0550 STANDARD

CLASSIFICATION: PRIORITY ONE ALPHA
OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE
AFTER ACTION REPORT Q74S295-LR

//FORWARD RECON DEPLOYMENT
//FROM: ATTENDING AI TURKISH
//URGENT//TO: DIR. H. BARTON

"THE FIRE'S WAKE"

PREMISE...

AAR snap-feed submitted by TRK 2165—0, see full report for details. Expedition to stellar coordinates near accretion disk around KORINTH PRIOR. Arrival Date JUN 8 2557 at 0221 hours MST.

First contact with anomalous debris found in orbit around K—type dwarf at 0354 hours. Commencing exploration aboard ONI prowler TAUROKADO.

Target: SPIRIT OF FIRE. APOLLO on standby.

DATA TRAWL...

0410// Initial scans Show disk is composed of 94% naturally occurring materials. 4% confirmed Forerunner materials. 2% untraceable.

0419// Detritus size spans vast Spectrum. 9% nearing scale of small lunar satellites, 84% roughly the size of Taurokado or smaller.

0659// Sensors detect low—level shielding sporadically surrounding structures of Forerunner origin. Codified as "SITES" hereon.

0924// First contact with Site 012, entirely protected by a dissipative atmospheric shield. Artificial gravity is extant.

0928// Breaching field. No sign yet of UNSC Spirit of Fire.

1005// Apollo deployed to surface of Site 012, approaching structure.

1008// Structure accessed. Apollo confirms Forerunner origin, details appear homogenous to Class—6B configuration from Onyx “SARCOPHAGUS.”

1242// Apollo recovering data through passive sensors. Initial scans indicate this was a docking site for war vessels, housed within an artificial planetary body. Findings validated by extraneous debris: ultra—resilient fibrous mesh exclusively of Forerunner origin.

1330// Interaction with engineering conduit at Site 042 provides key details. Original installation was Shield 0459, formally known as the ETRAN HARBORAGE. Original name is loosely translated "TROVE."

1415// Survey continues apace. Site 029 found to contain holographic armature schematic. Dreadnought classification: "SOJOURNER."

1452// Caution taken by Apollo at Site 021. Residual evidence suggests contaminant vestiges of FLOOD PARASITE. Shield world self—compromised?

1516// Human materials recovered from Site 037. Battleplate consistent with Phoenix—class hull. Evidence suggests Spirit of Fire presence.

1620// Suspicions confirmed by hull analysis. Recovery of war materiel registered to Spirit of Fire. Zero evidence of survivors among debris.

HOSTILE ENGAGEMENT. . .

1642// Scans detect foreign battle group. Covenant presence confirmed.

1650// Hostile fighters en route, Seraph formation. Enemy engaging.

1654// Apollo deployed via F41s. Direct attack on hostile targets.

1702// Apollo dispatches first wave, second wave approaches.

1710// Second wave eliminated. Apollo falls back to Taurokado.

l714// Taurokado releases sensor buoy B89-7. Slips per protocol.

FINAL EVALUATION.

97% probability that the accretion disk was once an artificial sphere which served as a docking port for warships and a shield world.

72% probability that it encountered a "recent" Flood outbreak of some nature. 66% probability that the sphere’s destruction was related.

99% probability that Spirit of Fire arrived at the shield world site.

12% probability that Spirit of Fire survived the world’s destruction.

98% probability that the Covenant will attempt to recover technology from the field. Recommend discrete asset denial or counter force.

Production note[edit]

AAR Q74S295-LR was included as a Data Drop in the fourth Halo Legendary Crate.

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