House of Reckoning
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This article is about the Halo Infinite campaign level. For the location, see House of Reckoning (location).
Level begins inside the House of Reckoning where the previous level left off.
The Chief enters an observation room. A hologram of Escharum appears in front of him.
The hologram deactivates.
The Chief stares through the energy barrier at the arena below. There are numerous UNSC weapons, equipment, vehicles, and structures assembled together on a raised platform to create an artificial battlefield. With nowhere else to go, the Chief heads downstairs and steps inside the arena.
The Chief grabs the necessary weapons.
A second wave of Banished troops attacks.
The fighting continues as more Banished troops arrive to replace the ones the Chief has killed.
Brutes now join the fray.
Finally, no more enemies appear.
Upon exiting the arena, the Chief is met by another hologram of Escharum.
The Chief enters an elevator and rides it up to the next level.
The elevator arrives at another observation room and the Chief steps off. Escharum appears via hologram once again.
Looking through the energy barrier, the Chief sees another artificial battlefield constructed from the remnants of UNSC forces on the Ring. The Chief heads downstairs and enters the second arena.
Alarms blare again and a group of Banished troops, consisting of Grunts, Jackals, and Skirmishers, attacks. The Chief eliminates the majority of the first wave.
Multiple Jiralhanae Berserkers attack. The Chief defeats the second wave as well.
A third wave, led by an Ardent Mgalekgolo pair, attacks.
The fighting continues.
The Chief finally kills the Hunters and any other remaining enemies.
The Chief exits the second arena, and finds another hologram of Escharum waiting for him outside.
The hologram vanishes. The Chief enters an elevator and rides it to the third level. He arrives at yet another observation room. Escharum reappears before him.
The arena outside of this observation room consists of a single structure.
As he approaches the structure, the Chief hears the recorded voices of the Pilot's family coming from within. He enters the dark, claustrophobic structure and finds the Pilot's recording device lying on the floor.
Master Chief's POV: He kneels down and picks up the holorecorder.
The Chief looks around for the unseen enemy.
A barrel suddenly rolls away as an invisible force pushes it aside.
The Chief turns his gaze to the right, following the sound of footsteps. A sandbag is knocked over. An energy blade is heard igniting. The invisible blade slices through the metal grating in the floor, before cutting into the ceiling and slicing several pipes open.
Jega decloaks, revealing himself to the Chief.
For Jega 'Rdomnai's dialogue during the fight, see here.
An energy barrier is erected over the structure, preventing the combatants from leaving.
Jega 'Rdomnai is one of the deadliest, most cunning Sangheili the Master Chief has ever faced. The Blademaster strikes from the shadows at every opportunity, while constantly taunting the Spartan. The Chief uses his own combat instincts, as well as his Threat Sensor to detect Jega's movements. After an intense battle, the Chief finally strikes a fatal blow. As Jega falls, his body seemingly vanishes into thin air, leaving only Bloodbane behind.
The energy barrier around the structure deactivates.
That business having been concluded, the Chief leaves the structure. As he continues onward, Escharum appears before him via hologram one final time.
The hologram disappears.
The Chief steps into an elevator and takes it to the fourth floor.
The Chief steps off the elevator and hurries past a pair of giant Atriox holograms to reach the Pilot.
The Chief deploys the Weapon onto the torture machine's control terminal.
He lets out a tortured scream.
The Chief turns around, but no one's there.
The Chief turns to the Weapon.
She starts hacking the terminal.
Scene moves right, away from them, before panning upward as Escharum jumps down from a ledge to confront the Spartan. The Brute War Chief is fully armored and holding a Scrap Cannon.
Scene focuses on Escharum's face.
He lets out a roar and the battle begins.
For Escharum's dialogue during the fight, see here.
The two battle-hardened warriors clash, neither one willing to give an inch. As the Chief begins inflicting damage on Escharum, the machinery around the chamber sends out beams of energy, forming a shield around Escharum. The Chief tries to penetrate the shield with whatever weapons are available but to no effect. In the meantime, the Pilot begins screaming in pain again.
If the Chief stalls:
The Chief destroys the first relay.
The Chief attacks the now-vulnerable Escharum, inflicting as much damage as he can on the War Chief before a second relay activates. The shield is restored and the Pilot's screams begin anew.
The Chief destroys the second relay.
Again, the Chief uses the opportunity to deal as much damage to Escharum as he can until a third relay activates and restores Escharum's shield.
The Chief destroys the third relay.
The Chief hits Escharum as hard as possible until the shield is reactivated.
The Chief destroys the fourth and final relay, permanently disabling Escharum's shield.
Neither the Master Chief nor Escharum holds back in this final phase of the battle. The two combatants go back-and-forth, exchanging blows, and throwing everything they have at each other. Finally, Escharum goes down.
The victorious Master Chief returns to the terminal.
The Weapon finishes hacking the terminal.
The machine deactivates. The Pilot falls out into the Chief's arms.
The Banished War Chief staggers into the chamber, still alive but barely.
Escharum loses what little strength he has left and collapses. The Master Chief catches him as he falls.
Scene focuses on the dying Escharum's face.
He lets out a final rasp and looks up at the Chief.
The Chief watches as Escharum finally dies.
The Chief stands back up. He continues staring down at Escharum's body.
He turns and removes the Weapon from the terminal, before walking past the Pilot.
Scene shifts to the Chief and the Weapon.
The Chief takes a step towards him.
Neither the Chief nor the Weapon replies. The Chief withdraws the Weapon into his armor and turns to leave the chamber.
He starts following the Chief.
Fade to black.
The following achievements can be unlocked on House of Reckoning across the all editions of Halo Infinite.