Annex Ridge (location)

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This article is about the Banished outpost on Installation 07. For the Halo Infinite mission, see Annex Ridge.
Annex Ridge on Installation 07 during the Battle for Zeta Halo, as seen in Halo Infinite.
An overhead view of Annex Ridge.

Annex Ridge was a Banished research facility established on Zeta Halo during the Battle for Zeta Halo. Its main purpose was to study, store and transport the mysterious Totem rings scattered across the Ring's surface. The Jiralhanae commander Zeretus was in charge of the outpost.[1]


Battle for Zeta Halo[edit]

Main article: Battle for Zeta Halo

During the Battle for Zeta Halo in 2560, the Banished established Annex Ridge, where they conducted research on the ring's artifacts.[2] Spartans Rosado and M. Jaide detected signal spikes from Annex Ridge, and hijacked one of the Barukaza Workshop siege-haulers, which carried at least three ring artifacts.[1] They likely managed to escape with the siege-hauler, as the same transport was later reported as lost by the Banished commander Zeretus.[1]

In late May of 2560, John-117 discovered the outpost and attacked it in order to stop the Banished from learning more about Zeta Halo. He destroyed the facility's fuel silo, causing a chain reaction that destroyed a nearby Barukaza Workshop siege-hauler before it could transport several Ring artifacts offsite.[3]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, Banished Audio log: Outpost Intel #12 - Whispers from the Past
  2. ^ Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Outpost Intel #11 - A Hastily-Assembled Plan
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign mission Reformation: Annex Ridge
  4. ^ Twitter, Kolbe Payne (@kolbepayne): "Never get married to your work. It can and will be cut or completely changed during development. Just look at my blockout for Annex Ridge in Halo Infinite’s campaign. Only thing that was kept the same was this wall 😂 #Blocktober" (Retrieved on Oct 4, 2023) [archive]