Conspectus network

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"It's a data storehouse. It contains system protocols and records of all the activity on Zeta Halo—status reports, event logs, maintenance, communications... Even access to its defensive system. It's all stored in local information hubs throughout the ring. There's so much more to this Halo... so much we still don't understand."
Kate Stalling[1]

The Conspectus network is the localized data storehouse for Installation 07. The network contains system protocols and the entire historical record of the ring from its inception.[2] As such, the network contains records of status reports, event logs, maintenance logs, and communication logs. It also grants access and control to the ring's defensive system.[1]

The network and its data streams are accessible from numerous information hubs located throughout the ring.[2] A Conspectus network hub is a long underground chamber about ten meters high, with numerous translucent screens streaming data—each screen has several layers of data. There is a console in the center of the room.[3] Reclaimers can retrieve data from the screens by physically plucking the string of code; the code then transforms into a sylloge node[2]—a small rectangular Forerunner device that can fit into the palm of a human's hand[4]—but they must be decrypted via ports in the ring's Cartographers or the Conservatory.[2]


Circa 2558, Kate Stalling, an ONI operative and a member of the second exploratory expedition force sent from the United Nations Space Command to Installation 07, discovered the Conspectus network.[1] However, in December 2559, the Banished launched an assault on the ring.[5] Stalling was captured by the Banished. For months, her captors, the Sangheili Blademaster Jega 'Rdomnai and the Jiralhanae Bloodstar Gorian, tortured Stalling. They stole her research with the intent to take control of the ring's defensive systems.[1]

Gorian and 'Rdomnai found one of the network hubs and stole two sylloge nodes, but during 'Rdomnai's fight with Spartan Bonita Stone, the Spartan's AI copied the data and corrupted the original taken by 'Rdomnai, rendering it useless for the Banished. The copied data was recovered by Stone's squadmate Nina Kovan, along with a group of UNSC survivors.[2] The humans sent a supraluminal message containing that data—including the ring's location—into human-occupied space, in hopes of the UNSC sending reinforcements to the UNSC Infinity forces stranded on the ring.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 22
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 30
  3. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 31
  4. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 28
  5. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 25
  6. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 35