Monument to NOBLE Team

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The partially completed monument

The Monument to Noble Team, also known as the Monument of Light, was a part of the "Remember Reach" marketing campaign for Halo: Reach. It can be accessed from here.[1]

Introduction[edit]

Upon entering the site, the following lines were displayed:

When all hope on Planet Reach seemed lost,

Noble Team stood united in defense of humankind.
In honor of their heroism we come together.
Remember Noble. Remember Reach.
The monument to Noble Team burns brighter
with each who remembers their courage.

User interaction[edit]

The site then displayed a KUKA robot arm, which could be viewed in real time as it drew points of light across the screen. Users could plot their own points via Facebook Connect, which were then displayed on the screen.[1]

Noble Team memorial[edit]

The robot arm would draw 54,439 points of light over the next 20 days, a reference to the number 7. When completed, it displayed a picture of the five members of Noble Team standing together.[2]

The site also displayed five points that were accessible by clicking on them. Each point corresponded to a member of Noble Team, excluding Noble Six.[1]

Jorge - S052[edit]

Jorge RememberReach.jpg
Spartan MKII
Birthplace: Pálháza, Reach
Birthdate: 05/03/2511
Adorned with battle scars of wars past,
His armor told the story of a true Spartan.
A testament to the conflicts waged over decades,
He inspired Noble in their darkest hour.
And with his hardened voice ringing louder
With each Covenant salvo on his homeworld of Reach,
The destiny of Noble Team was realized
And the survival of humanity secured.
In recognition of this, his endless courage,
We honor him as the fighting spirit of Noble.

Catherine "Kat" - S320[edit]

Kat RememberReach.jpg
Spartan MKIII
Birthplace: Monastir, New Harmony
Birthdate: 30/01/2530
Strong both in mind and spirit,
Key to the success on Reach.
Her cryptanalytic genius
Cleared Noble's Path.
A true Spartan, armed with an intellect
More dangerous than any weapon.
She deciphered the unknown
To change the course of an entire war.
In recognition of this, her unparalleled brilliance.
We honor her as the true genius of Noble.

Commander Carter - S259[edit]

Carter RememberReach.jpg
Spartan MKIII
Birthplace: Durban, Biko
Birthdate: 27/08/2520
If not for his leadership on Reach.
All would have been lost.
An everlasting testament to fortitude,
Defiant in the face of adversity.
Born of unbreakable will,
It was he who led noble in its finest hour.
Courageously guiding them to victory,
No matter how high the cost.
In recognition of this, his steadfast resolution,
We honor him as commander of Noble.

Emile - S239[edit]

Emile RememberReach.jpg
Spartan MKIII
Birthplace: Luxor, Eridanus II
Birthdate: 11/03/2523
Striking fear into all he encountered
While wielding the wrath of a crumbling planet.
Equally vicious and strong,
His blade sharpened by battle.
He fearlessly cut through enemy forces,
Instilling hope in an entire race.
Marked by the skull scratched into his helmet,
He was the last his enemies ever saw of this world.
In recognition of this, his warrior's spirit,
We honor him as the merciless wrath of Noble.

Jun - S266[edit]

Jun RememberReach.jpg
Spartan MKIII
Birthplace: Tyumen, New Harmony
Birthdate: 28/02/2524
Blessed with the talent of a steady hand,
He stood guard over the path ahead.
Patiently combing the surface of Reach,
Marking the location of each target.
Holding his breath before taking that of his enemies,
His rifle echoed with the loud crack of defiance.
Hidden in the shadows,
His was the first shot in our fight for survival.
In recognition of this, his tireless diligence,
We honor him as the vigilant eye of Noble.

Trivia[edit]

  • The song that plays while users are on the site is Ghosts of Reach.
  • Noble Six is missing from the monument. This is due to the fact that Six's appearance, including every aspect of the Spartan's armor, and even their gender, is dependent on player choice.
  • There is an error on Emile's portrait, his kukri and the shotgun shells on his forearm are on his left side, not his right. This could have been done to avoid them being hidden behind Carter.
  • Curiously, Jun is wearing his helmet in the image on his profile. Emile also wears his, but while Emile never takes off his helmet in Halo: Reach, Jun's face is seen several times. Note that Jun also kept his helmet on in the Reach VGA 09 trailer.
  • This memorial also signifies the order of Noble Team's deaths. Jun is last, in order to signify how he is the only member of the team to survive, and Six is absent as their appearance and gender is strictly player determined.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Monument to Noble Team
  2. ^ Creativity-Online - Behind the Work: Remember Reach