Reactor (Halo Wars level)
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After rescuing Anders, the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire lay out a plan to destroy the Etran Harborage and the fleet of Sojourner-class dreadnoughts contained within it to prevent the Covenant from using them. They load the reactor from the Spirit of Fire's FTL drive onto two Pelicans, intending to use them to ferry the drive to the installation's star for detonation, causing the star to go supernova and destroy the shield world. After Victor 397 and another Pelican carrying the FTL drive core are shot down by Banshees, Captain Cutter changes the task to a ground operation and UNSC ground forces are tasked with getting the core to the top of the Apex Base Site where it can be teleported to the the Apex.
After an Elephant is attached to the core, Sergeant John Forge and other UNSC forces, including the Spartans from Red Team escort them from Covenant and Flood forces to top of the long slopes leading to the Apex teleporter pad with success, allowing the reactor to be teleported to the Apex.
Two Pelicans are shown lowering the Spirit of Fire's slipspace drive, while Marines are on the ground, ready to receive it.
Cuts to Anders' lab on the UNSC Spirit of Fire, where Cutter and Anders are overseeing the operation.
They move to one of the monitors, which is analyzing the Forerunner star ships, the slipspace drive, and the Shield World.
The Shield World window enlarges, and the artificial sun, represented by a white dot in a middle of a sphere, releases a few shockwaves, and the sphere disappears.
Forge appears on the monitor, in front of the slipspace drive.
Cuts to the ground, where Forge is. Marines are getting ready.
Forge points at the camera and shoulders his shotgun.
Cuts back to lab.
Captain Cutter leaves the lab.
Anders looks down at the floor and shakes her head, with a worried and sad look on her face.
Two Pelicans, carrying the FTL drive, are being pursued by Banshees
A Banshee scores a fatal hit on one of the Pelicans.
The Pelicans drop the slipspace drive at the last second, both crashing soon after. The slipspace drive slides down a hill. Cuts to black.
Forge, Red Team, and two Wolverines regroup at the slipspace drive, which is in front of a newly established UNSC station.
After the Elephant is deployed from the base:
From this point on, if the FTL drive is heavily damaged:
After fighting up several ramps, against the Flood, Sentinels, and three Covenant bases, the core finally reaches the top.
The Elephant backs the slipspace drive onto a teleporter.
The slipspace drive teleports away.