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Halo: The Third Life

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"The Third Life" redirects here. For the similarly-named Hunt the Truth episode, see Episode 05: Where the Third Life Shines.
Cover art for Halo: The Third Life, depicting Dasc Gevadim, Escharum, Ilsa Zane, and a Jiralhanae Chieftain wielding a Halbashi Workshop gravity hammer.
The Third Life keyart.

"Spartans have often been thought of as incorruptible symbols of virtue, but that’s just the official story. Some names are known as examples of Spartans having gone rogue, pledging themselves to a variety of causes, and one former-Spartan in particular finds herself on a new path altogether..."
— Teaser[1]

Halo: The Third Life is a short story in the Halo Waypoint Chronicle series published by 343 Industries on May 8, 2024.[2] The story is set immediately following the end of Season 2 of Hunt the Truth, and is focused on the rogue Spartan supersoldier Ilsa Zane.[1][3]

The short, and its theme of Banished-aligned Spartans, were written and released in conjunction with the Banished Honor update for Halo Infinite. The story acts as a follow-up on characters and themes established in the Halo: Evolutions short story Stomping on the Heels of a Fuss, the comic series Halo: Initiation, and the aforementioned Season 2 of Hunt the Truth.

Official synopsis[edit]

October 2558. After being taken prisoner by the Banished as chaos erupts across the galaxy, Ilsa Zane's hunt for the truth leads her to a new stage of life she never expected...[4]


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External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Banished Honor Launch - Halo Infinite CU32 (Retrieved on Apr 30, 2024) [archive]
  2. ^ Twitter, Alex Wakeford (@haruspis): "New Waypoint Chronicle releases today, featuring the return of Ilsa Zane and a couple of other familiar faces...

    Here's a tiny slice of the cover as a sneak preview 👀"
    (Retrieved on May 8, 2024) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Halo: The Third Life (Retrieved on May 8, 2024) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Community Update - Jilted Jiralhanae (Retrieved on May 2, 2024) [archive]