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Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer

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"Discover the Halo universe through Dr. Catherine Halsey's computer and find exclusive material and content."
— Official site summary
Thumbnail of the website.

Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer is a marketing website for the Halo: The Television Series Season One. The site is framed as Doctor Catherine Halsey's computer, and contains information on characters well as planets in the series.[1]

Overview[edit]

Site opening[edit]

The site opens with the words "Connecting", and "Welcome, Dr. Halsey", before showing the "GOLSTENT TOUCH PAD V15" and having six symbols being entered into it.

Main content[edit]

The site is framed as Doctor Catherine Halsey's computer, and contains information on characters well as planets in the series.

Videos[edit]

The site also contained a touchpad where if a reader entered the correct password a video was shown.

  • Week 1: The first password was revealed on social media in the form of a video titled "//System Update.- Week 1" where several symbols were floating around, and 6 symbols turned Green in consecutive order.[2] When entered on the website, a teaser for the second episode of Season 1 "Unbound" would play called Halsey's Assurances.[3]
  • Week 2: The second password was revealed on social media in the form of the video titled "//System Update.- Week 2" where several symbols from Week 1 were floating around, and 6 different symbols from week 1 turned green in consecutive order. When entered on the website, a teaser for the third episode of Season 1 would play called "Admrial Parangosky Has A Plan For Miranda".
  • Week 3: The third password was revealed on social media in the form of a video titled “//System Update.- Week 3” where several symbols from Week 1 floated around, and 6 new symbols illuminated green in consecutive order giving a new password. When entered into the website, a teaser for the fourth episode of Season 1 would play called “What Makes Him So Special?”.
  • Week 4: The fourth password was revealed on social media in the form of a video titled “//System Update.- Week 4” where several symbols from Week 1 floated around, and 6 new symbols illuminated green in consecutive order giving a new password. When entered into the website, a teaser for the fifth episode of Season 1 would play called “What Is Happening To Master Chief?”.

Week 1 content[edit]

Videos[edit]

NOTEBUILDER._V5[edit]

At Admiral Parangosky’s request, 
I have halted all active development on the Cortana project and will no longer be pursuing it further. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
- DR. CATHERINE HALSEY

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: STOLEN GAUNTLET

Departed Epsilon Eridani system from SSEP MARCHER ID-7b6dbbbc22c48f907e41159f3c72e6d8

Remote BFT contact lost with CONDOR 325.

Medical and psychological eval [REDACTED]

STOLEN GAUNTLET asset retrieval\denial protocols are in effect.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: SAR\\SECTOR ONE\\ONI DIRECT

After-action assessment from DEFIANT GLASS forwarded to ONI\\Section THREE.

Tactical assessment of Sangheili ground forces currently being compiled for NAVSPECWAR Response Plan ingestion.

S-028 operational evaluation of captured Phantom combat dropship has been forwarded to Materials Group and Watershed Division.

En-route to UNSC STALWART DAWN.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

After-action assessment from DEFIANT GLASS forwarded to ONI\\Section THREE.

Sensor logs in review by DR. HALSEY.

S7 prototype weapons evaluation forwarded to Misriah Armory.

En-route to UNSC STALWART DAWN.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: SAR\\SECTOR ONE\\ONI DIRECT

S-134 analysis and breakdown of Sangheili close-combat maneuvers encountered at Madrigal recommended for further development and historical cross-comparison.

Debrief provided initial threat level assessment of S-117 engagement, should containment fail.

En-route to UNSC STALWART DAWN.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Security Clearance elevated.

Approved for Special Access Programs ASTER and LIGHTSPARK.

Verification of staff security clearances underway.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (01928-19912-JK)
  • CAPTAIN (CAPT)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Operations
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Coordinating crisis action team standup for S-117 STOLEN GAUNTLET protocol initiation.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Status report on S-117 and Spartan asset dispensation requested by FADM Hood.
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
DECEASED.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 5C INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL

Article 72 designation on authority of 00230-00923-MP.

Requesting additional information from Madrigal assets.

Week 2 content[edit]

Video[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: FLEETCOM Detention Center

Detained on authority of FADM Hood.

Security clearance is INACTIVE, pending NAVSPECWAR evaluation.

Addendum - Medical maintenance and neurological examination ordered by Dr. Halsey.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Training and maintenance cycle.

On standby for FLEETCOM security response team.

Returned to DEFIANT GLASS OPCON.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS (PO1)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Training and maintenance cycle.

On standby for FLEETCOM security response team.

Returned to DEFIANT GLASS OPCON.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Training and maintenance cycle.

On standby for FLEETCOM security response team.

Returned to DEFIANT GLASS OPCON.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Submitted initial xeno-materials exploitation assessment of captured Covenant Phantom.

Request to recover Covenant corpses, equipment, and excavation instrumentation from Madrigal has been filed and pending operational review.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (01928-19912-JK)
  • CAPTAIN (CAPT)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Operations
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Resuming oversight of Operation: DEFIANT GLASS.

Working group established to report on artifact power surge and effect on FLEETCOM operations.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Approval of assets and materials for Project CORTANA.

Review of future DEFIANT GLASS strategic goals.
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Forward all sightings and contextual information to ONI\\Section One and Counter-Piracy Action Team.

Modified STOLEN GAUNTLET asset retrieval\denial protocols are in effect (ref: SOREN PROTOCOL).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Ha-allied insurgent groups have prevented occupation and exploitation of encampment and extraction sites.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • LOCATION UNKNOWN
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Threat level updated due to potential for disruptive influence on colonial information shaping operations.

Biometric information recovered from Condor 325 and telepresence contact has been forwarded to Madrigal security forces.

Week 3 content[edit]

Videos[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: ASTER\CORTANA INTEGRATION TESTING

Detached from DEFIANT GLASS for CORTANA integration and assessment.

Biometric profile and maintenance protocols updated on ENDYMION II transport.

CORTANA-specific monitoring using dedicated neural interface controller channels.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Collating report on integration of Acheron Security smart-link protocol updates with MJOLNIR firmware.

Submitted revised draft of research paper to Exosolar Conservation journal under approved pseudonym, titled “Hybridization of Reavian Redcrests: Quantification of DNA sampling methods and implications for species dispersal.”

All medical and equipment diagnostics within acceptable parameters.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS (PO1)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Conducting evaluation of JUDGE ABSTRACT mission reports.

All medical and equipment diagnostics within acceptable parameters.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Volunteered for testing of KEENLUNA Phantom flight simulator updates.

Evidence of unauthorized access to Reach civilian datanet and participation in ranked XChess matches suppressed by authority of [ERROR! Invalid IDENT]. Novel strategies forwarded to CC-409871.

All medical and equipment diagnostics within acceptable parameters.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Transferred to lead a parallel GLASSLAKE initiative focused on the Madrigal artifact, by authority of 00230-00923-MP. Officially, still assigned to the KEENLUNA effort.

Ma’am, the taps and shunts we previously installed in GLASSLAKE are active, as well as the new intrusion spikes. The data will be archived in our usual shadow cluster. - AS
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (01928-19912-JK)
  • CAPTAIN (CAPT)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Operations
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Systems hardening recommendations and facility damage reports forwarded to CASTLE operations team.

Report filed on loss of UNSC Gladius: recommend additional analysis and recovery of ship for forensic study.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Reviewing analysis reports of Madrigal artifact.

Personnel and programs evaluation.
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Forward all sightings and contextual information to ONI\\Section One and Counter-Piracy Action Team.

Modified STOLEN GAUNTLET asset retrieval\denial protocols are in effect (ref: SOREN PROTOCOL).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Ha-allied insurgent groups have prevented occupation and exploitation of encampment and extraction sites.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • LOCATION UNKNOWN
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Threat level updated due to potential for disruptive influence on colonial information shaping operations.

Biometric information recovered from Condor 325 and telepresence contact has been forwarded to Madrigal security forces.
Cortana

Cortana/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [CTN 0452-9]
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver\\S-117
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: R&D\\WHITETOWER\\CORTANA

Subject H-1 destructively analyzed for cognitive impression modeling.

Successful bootstrap using Déjà training protocols.

Consciousness confirmed. Emergent complexity metrics of core processes exceed standard models.

Week 4 content[edit]

Video[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: SPECIAL SECURITY TEAM\\ENDYMION II

Detached to assist with artifact research.

ONI Section Two has requested access to S-117 for creation of a standby PR containment narrative regarding recent behavior.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Temporarily detached to assist in artifact research, by direction of 15972-19891-MK.

Ohana Prescient Systems (OPS) corporate liaison has requested assistance of S-028 to pre-trial their REV9 smart-link software enhancements.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS (PO1)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Temporarily detached to assist in artifact research, by direction of 15972-19891-MK.

Completed marksmanship refresher training.

Combat performance logging since removal of suppression pellet is ongoing. Initial results are within second-order estimates.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Temporarily detached to assist in artifact research, by direction of 15972-19891-MK.

Mjolnir firmware updates applied.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

First assessment of the artifact has been filed. Contact reports and deep-scan results are inconclusive. All data archived in shadow cluster.

Significant progress reported in analysis of Sangheili linguistics.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (01928-19912-JK)
  • CAPTAIN (CAPT)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Operations
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Systems hardening recommendations and facility damage reports forwarded to CASTLE operations team.

Report filed on loss of UNSC Gladius: recommend additional analysis and recovery of ship for forensic study.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Reviewing analysis reports of Madrigal artifact.

Personnel and programs evaluation.
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Forward all sightings and contextual information to ONI\\Section One and Counter-Piracy Action Team.

Modified STOLEN GAUNTLET asset retrieval\denial protocols are in effect (ref: SOREN PROTOCOL).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Ha-allied insurgent groups have prevented occupation and exploitation of encampment and extraction sites.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • LOCATION UNKNOWN
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Activity detected on Madrigal.

Contact with known Insurrection affiliates confirmed.
Cortana

Cortana/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [CTN 0452-9]
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver\\S-117
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: R&D\\WHITETOWER\\CORTANA

Ongoing integration with S-117 to evolve interface control parameters.

Background monitoring of host’s baseline neural activity.

Tertiary integration of UEG Knowledge Archive and UNSC Operational Concepts datasets.
Vinsher Grath

Vinsher Grath thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • COLONIAL GOVERNOR
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • UEG DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Former security analyst with the Department of Colonial Security (DCS).

Career analysis and punitive entries in Colonial Administration Authority (CAA) records have been expunged by direction of Representatives Penma and Agnoli. Dataset rehabilitation to eliminate evidence of Insurrection collaboration and terrorist activities is ongoing.

Legal status as governor of Madrigal approved by FADM Hood, in accordance with standing UEG emergency declarations.

Week 5 content[edit]

Videos[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Emergent synergies with Cortana have manifested that we did not account for.

Recovery of suppressed and edited memories continues, triggered by exposure to the artifacts. The mechanism by which this reconstruction has taken place is unknown.

Cortana integration is complete.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Minor internal injuries noted. Diagnostics indicate further augmentation protocol monitoring is required.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS (PO1)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Medical stabilization successful.

Performance metrics have continued to degrade since removal of suppression pellet, exacerbated by full-spectrum physiological and emotional stressors from recent engagement.

Critical system damage reported. Shield generator and other major systems require line maintenance.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Minor injuries treated onboard medical maintenance unit.

Mjolnir diagnostic results forwarded to FLEETCOM for maintenance and repair prioritization.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Administrative removal from GLASSLAKE access. Complaint filed and rejected.

Minor injuries reported.

Debrief has not been filed.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (01928-19912-JK)
  • CAPTAIN (CAPT)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Operations
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Coordinating evacuation of research personnel and UNSC Marine security detachment from Eridanus II.

Reviewed and forwarded last sensor logs of UNSC Pioneer (DD-440) for further analysis. Ship is reported lost with all hands.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Reviewing technical assessment of novel CCS-class Covenant vessel encountered in conflict.

Multiple information retrieval requests on white (public) and red (secure) datanets regarding Eridanus II and Reach for Life detected. Results mirrored for later review. Existing compartmentalization, modification, and diversion routines appear to be intact and functioning.
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Forward all sightings and contextual information to ONI\\Section One and Counter-Piracy Action Team.

Modified STOLEN GAUNTLET asset retrieval\denial protocols are in effect (ref: SOREN PROTOCOL).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Ha-allied insurgent groups have prevented occupation and exploitation of encampment and extraction sites.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • LOCATION UNKNOWN
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Threat level updated due to potential for disruptive influence on colonial information shaping operations.

Biometric information recovered from Condor 325 and telepresence contact has been forwarded to Madrigal security forces.
Cortana

Cortana/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [CTN 0452-9]
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver\\S-117
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: R&D\\WHITETOWER\\CORTANA

Full integration and synchronization achieved with the host’s limbic system. Control of neural bridge is stable and available on demand.

Neural network complexity continues to grow, exceeding even our revised estimates.
Vinsher Grath

Vinsher Grath thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • COLONIAL GOVERNOR
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • UEG DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Former security analyst with the Department of Colonial Security (DCS).

Career analysis and punitive entries in Colonial Administration Authority (CAA) records have been expunged by direction of Representatives Penma and Agnoli. Dataset rehabilitation to eliminate evidence of Insurrection collaboration and terrorist activities is ongoing.

Legal status as governor of Madrigal approved by FADM Hood, in accordance with standing UEG emergency declarations.

Week 6 content[edit]

Video[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Analysis of brain wave synchronization\entanglement event is ongoing.

All data recorded during synchronization events with Makee are filed in core 35-37B.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Corrections to Soldier Systems Update Briefing filed for delivery to Seongnam Special Warfare Center.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS (PO1)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Injury rehabilitation is ongoing.

Performance degradation has stabilized.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Acknowledged receipt of Soldier Systems Update Briefing.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Ongoing analysis of metagenetic mirroring between Master Chief and Makee.

Deep signal analysis of Madrigal artifact and synchronization event demonstrated with Sector 17 test on Master Chief.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Assuming operational oversight of effort to locate Covenant command-and-control nexus in Aspero star system. Prowler Corps and LONGBOW observation platforms have been retasked for this initiative. Operation placed under standing strategic intelligence collection initiative.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Briefed FADM Hood on Eridanus II operation.

Ma’am, I’ve confirmed that Parangosky made contact with the Barrier Moon research complex regarding your transfer. Their facilities are excellent, but not up to your standards. - AS
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Forward all sightings and contextual information to ONI\\Section One and Counter-Piracy Action Team.

Modified STOLEN GAUNTLET asset retrieval\denial protocols are in effect (ref: SOREN PROTOCOL).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Ha-allied insurgent groups have prevented occupation and exploitation of encampment and extraction sites.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • LOCATION UNKNOWN
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Threat level updated due to potential for disruptive influence on colonial information shaping operations.

Biometric information recovered from Condor 325 and telepresence contact has been forwarded to Madrigal security forces.
Cortana

Cortana/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [CTN 0452-9]
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver\\S-117
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: R&D\\WHITETOWER\\CORTANA

Bypassed FLEETCOM security firewall.

Secure datalink with Master Chief provided by CORTANA bypass.
Makee

Makee thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (SUBJECT 4d4b45--E2-52)
  • FLEETCOM VISITING OFFICER’S QUARTERS (VOQ)
  • INTELLIGENCE ASSET

Subject recovered on Eridanus II, claiming to have escaped from Covenant captivity and made use of an insertion pod to reach the surface. She has demonstrated extensive familiarity with the artifacts recovered to date, but claims to have no information of strategic significance about the Covenant.

Mechanism by which the subject is connected to the Madrigal artifact and Master Chief is unknown.

Ma’am, I want to confirm that we are blinding the medical diagnostic results about this “Makee’s” cybernetic weapon implant. The device appears to be an extraordinarily compact plasma generator; analysis may prove useful in our own work. - AS
Vinsher Grath

Vinsher Grath thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • COLONIAL GOVERNOR
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • UEG DELEGATED AUTHORITY
Governor Vinsher has rapidly consolidated control over Madrigal population centers, but authority remains tentative in outlying regions. Significant effort has been made to clear and repair the capital spaceport complex, in preparation for resumption of deuterium exports.

Week 7 content[edit]

Video[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Augmentation balancing and physiological response has reached pre-pellet removal levels. Recent synchronization with Makee and artifact is highly correlated with recovery of performance and reaction metrics.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Briefing ONI exploitation team on Phantom dropship operations, systems, and capabilities.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS (PO1)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Medical maintenance completed, cleared for physical rehabilitation.
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS
Analyzing Covenant machine-interlink protocols extracted from Phantom flight control “actuator plug” (ref: Vannak’s previous work on Covenant expert systems and autonomous analytical engines).
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Reviewing Lab Kappa personnel plans and research priorities. No evidence that Miranda is aware of monitoring and data taps.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Reviewing initial long-range scans of Aspero star system and ONI probe deployment schedule.
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Admiral Parangosky has tasked additional surveillance assets to monitor the Master Chief. Our ability to monopolize medical monitoring will soon be untenable.
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Forward all sightings and contextual information to ONI\\Section One and Counter-Piracy Local intelligence assets report a ship IFF code matching that used by Soren in previous encounters has been detected in Madrigal airspace from a vector originating in outer system settlement (ref: RUBBLE).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Remains recovered by Governor Vinsher for independent UEG identification testing did not arrive. Lack of organized Ha-faction activity reinforces initial assessment that Jin Ha is deceased. Surviving allies could be reorganizing under new leadership. This is being monitored.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • SECTOR ONE\MADRIGAL
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Before his disappearance, Governor Vinsher confirmed Kwan Ha was present on Madrigal, and was moving to neutralize her. Destruction of Ha-family surface site and skypipe is assessed to be a result of possible sabotage by Kwan Ha, given her knowledge of the facility and its safety measures.

Reassessment of threat level is recommended.
Cortana

Cortana/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (CTN 0452-9)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver\\S-117
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: R&D\\WHITETOWER\\CORTANA
Attempts to communicate with Master Chief have been rebuffed. Deep monitoring and assessment is ongoing.
Makee

Makee thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (SUBJECT 4d4b45--E2-52)
  • FLEETCOM VISITING OFFICER’S QUARTERS (VOQ)
  • INTELLIGENCE ASSET
The mechanism and effects of remote synchronization with the Master Chief remains unknown. Specialized signal analysis equipment and analysis time from Sword Base datacluster may be required. Currently assessing means to acquire this equipment for near-term exploitation.
Vinsher Grath

Vinsher Grath thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • COLONIAL GOVERNOR
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • UEG DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Status is unconfirmed, but uncontrolled activity by business and political affiliates indicates high probability that Governor Vinsher has been eliminated, incarcerated, or otherwise removed from direct involvement in Madrigal affairs.

Last known activity was a movement with personal guards to Ha-family deuterium extraction outpost. The facility was destroyed shortly after he was scheduled to arrive. ONI local assets are en-route to the site for independent damage assessment.

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Persons of Interest[edit]

John-117

John-117/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • MASTER CHIEF (MCPO)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: DIRECT ACTION\\SECTOR ONE\\DEFIANT GLASS

Reaction conditioning failure is imminent.

High probability of negative response to implementation of Zed Protocol.

Recommend disabling through Cortana neural bridge and temporary containment in cryostasis until arrival at fallback staging area.
Riz-028

Riz-028 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: ZED PROTOCOL OVERRIDE

Zed Protocol initiated. Reaction conditioning is within acceptable parameters.

C2I2 links re-routed and sanitized.

Directed to recover artifact, S-117, and Makee for transit off Reach.

Secondary directive to disable S-125 and render her tactically ineffective.
Kai-125

Kai-125 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Zed Protocol initiated. Reaction conditioning response is out of acceptable parameters.

High probability of interference with assigned directives.

S-028 and S-134 tasked with S-125’s suppression..
Vannak-134

Vannak-134 thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: ZED PROTOCOL OVERRIDE

Zed Protocol initiated. Reaction conditioning is within acceptable parameters.

C2I2 links re-routed and sanitized.

Directed to recover artifact, S-117, and Makee for transit off Reach.

Secondary directive to disable S-125 and render her tactically ineffective.
Miranda Keyes

Miranda Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Access links acquired from biometric exploits are stable.

Priority analysis results indicate breakthrough in Sangheili language analysis.
Jacob Keyes

Jacob Keyes/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Activity pattern is indicative of alertness but only superficial actions have been taken to impede our work. It is highly probable he suspects our relocation and evasion efforts, but has no knowledge of the plan to secure the artifact and its enablers.

Activity pattern is indicative of alertness but only superficial actions have been taken to impede our work. It is highly probable he suspects our relocation and evasion efforts, but has no knowledge of the plan to secure the artifact and its enablers. - AS
Margaret Parangosky

Margaret Parangosky/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

The Admiral’s activities and monitoring priorities indicate she is not aware of our activities and plans.

Disabling or eliminating Parangosky is outside the scope of our initial implementation of Zed Protocol overrides.
Soren-066

Soren-066/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

Local intelligence assets report a ship IFF code matching that used by Soren in previous encounters has been detected in Madrigal airspace from a vector originating in outer system settlement (ref: RUBBLE).
Jin Ha

Jin Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [!RECORDS DAMAGED!]
  • TIER 2A INSURRECTION COMMAND
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • DECEASED.
Remains recovered by Governor Vinsher for independent UEG identification testing did not arrive. Lack of organized Ha-faction activity reinforces initial assessment that Jin Ha is deceased. Surviving allies could be reorganizing under new leadership. This is being monitored.
Kwan Ha

Kwan Ha thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • [NO CAA RECORDS]
  • TIER 3B INSURRECTION ASSOCIATE
  • SECTOR ONE\MADRIGAL
  • ARTICLE 72 FUGITIVE

Before his disappearance, Governor Vinsher confirmed Kwan Ha was present on Madrigal, and was moving to neutralize her. Destruction of Ha-family surface site and skypipe is assessed to be a result of possible sabotage by Kwan Ha, given her knowledge of the facility and its safety measures.

Reassessment of threat level is recommended.
Cortana

Cortana/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (CTN 0452-9)
  • FLEETCOM\\Asymmetric Warfare Research Group\\Silver\\S-117
  • CURRENT MISSION AREA: R&D\\WHITETOWER\\CORTANA

Cortana has been briefed on the extraction plan, and provided with the secondary and tertiary Zed Protocol reaction conditioning flags.

Neural bridge connection is steady and ready for shutdown order.

All connections are green. No notable SPDR counter-intrusion activity detected on the FLEETCOM network.
Makee

Makee thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • (SUBJECT 4d4b45--E2-52)
  • FLEETCOM VISITING OFFICER’S QUARTERS (VOQ)
  • INTELLIGENCE ASSET

Contact made with Makee, but persuasion results are inconclusive.

Current plan of record is incapacitation and placement in cryostasis for detailed observation and experimentation.

The orders to S-134 and S-028 are clear: incapacitate first, then prevent all contact between S-117, Makee, and the artifact. - AS
Vinsher Grath

Vinsher Grath thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • COLONIAL GOVERNOR
  • SECTOR ONE\\MADRIGAL
  • UEG DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Status is unconfirmed, but uncontrolled activity by business and political affiliates indicates high probability that Governor Vinsher has been eliminated, incarcerated, or otherwise removed from direct involvement in Madrigal affairs.

Last known activity was a movement with personal guards to Ha-family deuterium extraction outpost. The facility was destroyed shortly after he was scheduled to arrive. ONI local assets are en-route to the site for independent damage assessment.

ONI Database[edit]

Earth

Earth thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer and Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo

  • Class: Capital System
  • Status: Defense Zone Alpha [UNSC Priority]
  • Diameter: 12,756 km
  • Gravity: 1.0 G
  • Population: 7,190,234,109 [UEG estimate 2.23.2550]
  • Climate: Temperate (managed)
  • Ecology: Complex biosphere (remediation ongoing)
Earth lies at the center of a large and well-established network of habitats and industrial sites spread throughout the Sol system. Cheap spacelift and fast fusion drives make intrasystem transport a routine matter, tying the lives of billions together in a web of information sharing and resource trade that stretches from Mercury to the Oort cloud. Security measures are mediated, to avoid productivity and morale impact. Work continues on an expansive upgrade of Earth’s orbital defense grid.
Reach

Reach thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • Class: Inner Colony
  • Status: Defense Zone Beta (UNSC Priority)
  • Diameter: 15,273 km
  • Gravity: 1.08 G
  • Population: 703,341,500 [CAA census 12.7.2535]
  • Climate: Temperate (volatile)
  • Ecology: Complex biosphere (limited t-clade introduction)
The largest and most prominent of Earth’s colonies, Reach was the first extrasolar world to be settled by humans, and was invaluable for later colonial expansion due to its confluence of slipspace routes and habitability. The majority of its population is of Eastern European descent, primarily Hungarian and Romanian. In addition to being a key mining world, Reach supports the most significant shipyards outside the Sol system. The Reach Military Complex is a network of surface fortifications, weapon satellites, and patrolling warships which form the most extensive line of defense in human space.
Madrigal

Madrigal thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • Class: Outer Colony
  • Status: Priority Resource Site - WARNING! Incursion Detected
  • Diameter: 12,000 km
  • Gravity: 1.03 G
  • Population: 59,305,892 [CAA census 12.6.2537]
  • Climate: Warm
  • Ecology: Stage 4 terraformed biosphere (systemic regression)
Madrigal possesses extraordinary deposits of deuterium (²H), which is a critical strategic resource used for military and civilian fusion reactors. A large, well organized Insurrection campaign resulted in the destruction of the Colonial Military Authority (CMA) garrison force in 2496 and collapse of the UEG-authorized government. Peacekeeping forces departed the planet in 2535 as part of the UNSC redeployment against Covenant incursions in the sector. The planet is currently under factionalized Insurrection control, with gray market deuterium exports funding what remains of the local economy. ONI continues to monitor events on the planet and conduct targeted strikes, in cooperation with local collaborators, to secure critical deuterium extraction sites for UNSC use.
The Rubble

The Rubble/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • Class: Unauthorized Colony
  • Status: Ungoverned
  • Diameter: -
  • Gravity: Variable
  • Population: 54,000 [ONI estimate 3.11.2551]
  • Climate: Artificial (unstable)
  • Ecology: N/A
The “Rubble” is an illegal and unauthorized habitat based around an occupied Xedon Industrial Cluster in orbit at the Hesiod L5 point. The facility is closely tied to the nearby colony of Madrigal for deuterium fuel and volatiles, but has no formal relationship with the warlords of that world. ONI analysis indicates the location is a major transhipment point for unauthorized slipspace transports, pirate activity, and smuggling in Sectors One and Three. Intercepted comms-traffic indicates substantial support for Insurrection ideologies.
High Charity

High Charity/Silver thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • Diameter: c. 350 km (ONI Project BASEARROW estimate)
  • Gravity: Unknown (assumed c. 0.9 - 1 G)
  • Population: Unknown
  • Climate: Artificial
  • Ecology: N/A
Based on analysis of Covenant battle network (cf. “proselytization relay”) traffic and network organization, the mobile capital-ship designated HIGH CHARITY is the central logistical and strategic coordination node in the alien armada. The facility was believed to be outside of human-charted space until 2540, when it was first sighted above the glassed colony of Harvest. BASEARROW long-range sensor scans have provided first-order estimates of size and mass, but no detailed assessments of accompanying fleet forces or station armament has been possible at this time. Locating and assessing this facility is a priority task for the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Mamore

Mamore thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • Class: Outer Colony
  • Status: Defense Zone Yankee [Security Cordon]
  • Diameter: 14,398 km
  • Gravity: 1.11 G
  • Population: 490 million [UEG census 2.5.2537]
  • Climate: Warm
  • Ecology: Stage 1 terraformed biosphere (t-clade adaptation)

Priority settlement target for second-wave exosolar development after development of the slipspace drive, drawing on volunteers from Jovian habitat clusters. Adaptation of terrestrial organisms proceeded well ahead of schedule, including test settlement of cetacean pods.

Mamore was a collection and processing point for populations displaced during counter-Insurrection campaigns of Operation: TREBUCHET and evacuations from Sector One and Sector Two during initial Covenant incursion, leading to rapid expansion of arcology centers and orbital infrastructure.

Anti-UEG sentiment has been a notable element of Mamore since establishment; the native “Freedom and Liberation Party” umbrella group has claimed responsibility for the Haven arcology bombing that killed two million citizens, among other crimes. UNSC peacekeeping operations and targeted Spartan strikes have significantly degraded rebel activity and influence in the arcology centers. An active and aggressive Insurrection presence is still present in ungoverned outer regions.
Eridanus II

Eridanus II thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.

  • Class: Outer Colony
  • Status: Ungoverned
  • Diameter: 13,521 km
  • Gravity: 1.01 G
  • Population: 0 [UNSC Navy remove survey 07.11.2530]
  • Climate: Dry
  • Ecology: Simple biosphere
Eridanus II was selected for experimental terraforming by Reach For Life pioneer group in 2440, but first permanent habitats were not laid down until 5.13.2497. A biomedical emergency was declared in the colony on 3.5.2530, with surviving researchers evacuated to Arcadia and New Jerusalem. UNSC and CMA records indicate counter-insurrection activity in the Eridanus system, but details are redacted. Colonial infrastructure was abandoned in-place, and recovery operations were canceled due to Covenant activity in proximal slipspace termini.

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When the site was first launched, the image used for the Earth tab was an image of the planet Reach, shown below. This was corrected a short time after launch, and replaced with an image of Earth first created for use in Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo.

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