Battle for the Blood-Moon
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Battle for the Blood-Moon is the fifth entry in the Halo Waypoint Chronicle series of short stories published by 343 Industries, due to release on November 27, 2023. It was initially announced at the Canon Fodder Live event at the Halo World Championships 2023 as one of four then-upcoming Waypoint Chronicle stories, teased only with the keyart for the Combined Arms in-game event in Halo Infinite.
The story is set during the Banished battle for control of the Blamite mines of Suban, as depicted in the Halo Infinite Season 05 map Prism. The second intel drop of Season 05 was released as a tie-in to Battle for the Blood-Moon.
|“||2560. The Banished have come to Suban, the blood-moon of Sanghelios, seeking to claim the unique natural resource within its vast mines: the beautiful but volatile Subanese crystals.
The Swords of Sanghelios and their Spartan allies face an overwhelming force on the ground, while a Sangheili shipmistress in the skies above seeks to find a weakness in the enemy’s armor that might turn the tide against these invaders.
Technology and equipment
Combined Arms keyart used to tease the short story.
Artwork of the Mines of Shua'ree created for this story.
- Halo: Battle for the Blood-Moon - The official Waypoint post in which the short story was released for free.
- Official Battle for the Blood-Moon PDF - The PDF of the short story released on Halo Waypoint (Archived copy).
- Halo: Battle for the Blood-Moon | Audiobook - The audiobook narrated by Alex Wakeford.
- Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Championship Chronicles (Retrieved on Oct 20, 2023) [archive]
- Halo Waypoint, Combined Arms Operation Launch (Retrieved on Nov 14, 2023) [archive]
- YouTube - Halo, HaloWC 2023 Community Stage – Day 1 (Forge, Steve Downes, Jen Taylor, Keith David, Lore, Digsite +): 7:38:02 (Retrieved on Oct 14, 2023)