CORE / PORTAL NETWORK
Mission Summary Cripple the Banished's portal network.
Scouting Report Portals can be used to travel across the battlefield when no longer under Banished control.
A Jiralhanae Warlord is deploying his units to defend the portal as four Hornets fly past them.
A Reaver shoots down one of the Hornets.
Groups of Reavers, infantry, and a Wraith try and fail to destroy the Hornets.
Jerome leads two squads of Marines, Hellbringers and three Cyclopes to the field.
Jerome leads his troops to the first portal. On the way there, they encounter a Wraith supported by infantry squads. Suddenly Douglas leaps onto the Wraith with a Spartan Slam, stunning the infantry nearby.
UNSC forces concentrate their fire on the infantry while Douglas takes over the Wraith. Once Douglas takes over the Wraith, he helps the UNSC defeat the infantry as well as the silos around it.
After the reunion, the UNSC starts pushing to the first portal, which is guarded by Marauders.
The UNSC defeats the Marauders and destroys the device before reinforcements arrive through the portal.
The UNSC moves to clear the area from the Banished, coming accross a Banished prison.
The UNSC destroys the compound. Two Cyclopes and two squads of Hellbringers are freed. The two Hellbringer squads and Cyclops walkers are healed and repaired, then join the fight.
The UNSC moves through the portal, and while en route to the next location, two Reavers leap at them.
The UNSC defeats the Reavers and moves on.
Four Hornets arrive on the field.
The Hornets scout ahead and they find Decimus on the second portal.
Decimus leaves through the portal, and two Reavers emerge.
The UNSC first clears the Reavers, then the Hornets move in to defeat the infantry and the portal controller. Once the portal controller is destroyed, a firebase slot is revealed.
The UNSC calls in the firebase and regroups, while a Marine is sent to scout the portal. However, the Banished soon arrive in dropships, attacking the UNSC forces.
The UNSC attempts to advance through the desert, but the area is blanketed by orbital bombardment.
The UNSC starts building units and moves through a portal, encountering the Banished force that the Marine squad escaped from.
Once the UNSC clears them out, they capture the generator and activate the light bridge. Decimus is seen on the other side, guarding the portal.
Decimus leaves again and two Reavers and two squads of infantry move to guard the portal.
The UNSC moves to engage, but the Banished have minibases in two separate locations, one for infantry and one for vehicles.
The UNSC makes a swift assault on the portal, destroying the device and clearing the Banished and their Minibase which becomes available to the UNSC.
Once the UNSC moves to the next area, the plasma bombardment moves to the next area as well.
The plasma bombardment commences on the next area, continuing to cut off UNSC units from the open ground.
South of the third portal, the UNSC discovers a clearing and calls in another Firebase to construct a forward operating base. Patrolling around the area, they encounter more prisons.
The UNSC frees the prisoners, and begin advancing to the last portal, where Decimus is waiting.
Decimus leaves through the portal as Douglas taunts him. The UNSC engages Banished around the portal which is fortified with a Banished base.
The UNSC destroys the base, clearing the area of Banished and destroying the device. Once destroyed, the UNSC uses the portal and prepare themselves to showdown against Decimus.
The UNSC reassemble their units and march on the portal controller, meeting resistance as they march there.
The Banished try to hold back the UNSC, but the UNSC continue to pound them while attacking the portal controller.
The UNSC finally destroys the portal controller and the portals around the controller shut down.
Decimus leaps onto the battlefield, ready to face the UNSC personally.
The UNSC engages him immediately.
When Decimus' health reaches 80%, he calls in an orbital strike.
When Decimus reaches 60% of his health, he calls another orbital strike.
When Decimus' health reaches 40%, he calls another orbital strike.
Plasma bombardment and Banished reinforcements arrive, forcing the UNSC to retreat temporarily to avoid heavy losses.
Once Decimus' health reaches 20%, he calls in a final orbital strike.
Once the orbital strike finishes, Decimus decides to fight the UNSC on his own.
Decimus is finally defeated by the UNSC and dies.
Bonus and Optional Objectives