Pillars of Loki
"The Pillars of Loki" was a nickname for a training area in Military Reservation 01478-B on Reach. It consisted of a forest of ten meter high poles placed at random intervals, often with booby traps, including stun grenades and sharpened sticks strung on by the drill instructors to teach recruits the importance of moving slowly and keeping one's eyes open. It has been used multiple times by Senior Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez in the training of the SPARTAN-II soldiers. This is the place where Master Chief Petty Officer John SPARTAN-117 tested the MJOLNIR Mark V, though the course had been modified with napalm grenades and sonic grenades.
- The name is a reference to the Norse god Loki.
- Loki is also the name of the AI on the colony ship that colonized Harvest, the UNSC Skidbladnir.
List of appearances
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 261