Armory of Reckoning (location)

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This article is about the Banished outpost on Installation 07. For the Halo Infinite mission, see Armory of Reckoning.

"The Armory of Reckoning—it is a fitting name for the tools of conquest and destruction birthed from its forges."
Armoury of Reckoning
The Armory of Reckoning.

The Armory of Reckoning was a Banished-operated munitions and weapons production facility established on Installation 07 during the Battle for Zeta Halo. Jiralhanae Screecleaver Bannix stationed as the commander of the outpost and oversaw operations here.[1][2] Ransom Keep supplied the Armory with the necessary alloys.[3]


The Armory of Reckoning was established as early as April 15, 2560.[4] It was personally installed by War Chief Escharum, who placed Screecleaver Bannix in charge of the outpost.[5]

At some point prior to May 28, 2560, Escharum learned that some of the troops stationed at the Armory believed themselves deserving of greater status, renown, and adulation. He subsequently warned Bannix to get the Armory's troops under control or else he would replace Bannix.[2] Around the same time, at least six Jiralhanae at the Armory attempted to mutiny, in part due to a shortage of meat. Bannix and the other Chieftains swiftly crushed the mutineers. Unggoy High Sumpter Bingflip witnessed the slaughter and later told his friend Pubflem that while the ill-fated revolt had not resulted in any change in management at the Armory, there was now a lot more meat available.[6] In response to both the mutiny and Escharum's warning, Bannix declared that any insubordination and infighting at the Armory would be punished by death.[2][5]

On or after May 28, 2560, Master Chief John-117 discovered the outpost. His AI companion, The Weapon, determined that the Armory was down to three functioning ammo printers. The Chief attacked the Armory and, despite resistance from the Banished guards, destroyed all three ammo printers, crippling the facility. At the time of the Master Chief's raid, five marines were being held captive at the Armory.[3]

This facility is the site responsible for manufacturing various weapons developed by technicians aboard the Ghost of Barolon such as the Sicatt Workshop Disruptor, the Sicatt Workshop Shock Rifle and the Sicatt Workshop Dynamo Grenade, as well as the Ravager Rebound, a variant of the Veporokk Workshop Ravager that bounces plasma projectiles on impact.[7]

Production notes[edit]

According to the Armory Infinitum entry on the Ravager Rebound, the Armory of Reckoning was already established and manufacturing weapons for requisition before the assault on the UNSC Mortal Reverie. However, in Halo Infinite, the outpost is located near the wreckage, being one of the closest points of interest in the region; the outpost is also adjacent to a mountain pass that was seemingly referenced in Halo: The Rubicon Protocol as where Banished forces launched their assault. Corroborating this, the nearby field is heavily charred and blackened, which seemingly implies it was the key battlefield where UNSC forces laid a minefield and staged a defense against the Banished. As such, it is unlikely for the outpost to be located at its in-game location before the assault on the Mortal Reverie; though, it is possible the outpost was established elsewhere before it was relocated to its current location after the Banished claimed the Reverie.


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  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - In-Zane in the Membrane (Retrieved on May 15, 2024) [local archive] [external archive]
  2. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, Banished Audio Log: Outpost Intel #2 - A Warning
  3. ^ a b Halo Infinite, campaign mission Connections: Armory of Reckoning
  4. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 23: "With the Grunts' playground only a klick away from a heavily guarded Banished armory, they'd had little choice."
  5. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Cannon Fodder: Of Protocols and Prisons (Retrieved on Mar 20, 2022) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, Banished Audio Log: Outpost Intel #1 - Of Unrest and Unggoy
  7. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 477