Charum Hakkor arena

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The arena was a location on Charum Hakkor. The prison of the Primordial was housed beneath the arena.[1]


The arena was a Precursor structure on the planet. Over the course of time, prehistoric humans and San'Shyuum paved over the original structure and enacted a greater arena several kilometers wide.[2]

Toward the end of the human-Forerunner wars, circa 106,538 BCE, the Primordial was discovered by Yprin Yprikushma on a small planetoid near the edge of the galaxy, hibernating inside a stasis capsule. It was then transported to Charum Hakkor thousands of meters beneath the arena. There human researchers found a way to revive the creature. At a later date, the captive's prison was sealed with a timelock as a further precautionary measure.[3]

Following the end of the Human-Forerunner War, the Didact gained access to the prisoner. Upon conversing with the creature, the Didact discovered that it was — or claimed to be — the last Precursor, and that the Forerunners had rebelled against the Precursors. The Didact resealed the Primordial's prison and revealed this information to no one except the Librarian.[4]

The arena, along with all other Precursor structures on the planet, was destroyed when the Master Builder Faber and Mendicant Bias test-fired Halo Installation 07 in the system circa 97,495 BCE.[5]

Following his revival in 97,445 BCE, the Didact, along with the Manipular Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting and his human companions Chakas and Riser, returned to Charum Hakkor. They explored the destroyed ruins of the arena and found that the Primordial had been unleashed from its stasis capsule. The visit also helped to awaken personality imprints of Forthencho, Lord of Admirals and Yprin Yprikushma inside of Chakas and Riser respectively.


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  1. ^ Halo: Cryptum, page 102
  2. ^ Halo: Cryptum, pages 115-117
  3. ^ Halo: Primordium, pages 236-238
  4. ^ Halo: Cryptum, page 342
  5. ^ Halo: Primordium, pages 190-192