Ancient human cruiser

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Ancient human cruiser
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This cruiser[2] was a type of starship constructed by the Ancestors - the ancient starfaring forebears of modern humanity.[1][3]


Design details[edit]

Offensively, the cruiser possessed what the Forerunners referred to as "Fibril cutters".[1]

Operational history[edit]

Ancient history[edit]

The ships were in service by humans as early as the Human-Forerunner wars.[4] At least one was part of a fleet commanded by Lord of Admirals Forthencho.[5]

Numerous vessels of the class were taken over by the Flood and continued to be used by the Flood as late as the Forerunner-Flood war.[6]


The Office of Naval Intelligence discovered one such vessel at Site Yankee-002-G3. A detailed report named "ONI XENO-MATERIALS EXPLOITATION REPORT 15Y1198" was filed. Further research was recommended to Project ARC DREAM and teams on AZURE MOON were assigned to study its weaponry.[1] This may be the same "shattered starship" purported to have been the recovery site for a number of Ancestor artifacts responsible for the creation of the HELLCAT-class Mjolnir.[7]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Halo: Warfleet, page 14-15
  2. ^ ArtStation, Halo: Warfleet illustrations (Retrieved on Jan 3, 2023) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 26: "ANCESTOR_WARSHIP_01000101"
  4. ^ Halo 4, Terminal 1
  5. ^ Halo 4, Terminal 2
  6. ^ Halo 4, Terminal 6
  7. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, Armory: Hellcat armor description "Built of knowledge stolen from enigmatic ruins on a dead world and materials stripped from the vault of a shattered starship, the HELLCAT is both utterly alien and strangely familiar."