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SOUTH SPIRE / THE CARTOGRAPHER
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Protect Anders from Forerunner defenses to reach the Cartographer's Map Room.
Wolverine anti-air vehicles are on standby to counter enemy air units.
Anders, Jerome and the Marines arrived through elevator while UNSC Command Center and Supply Pad was already prepared ahead of them while the Generators and Garage are already on route for construction. She lead Jerome and the others to the base where the Map Room is just ahead of the base.
A squad of Marines comes out from the Combat Station, but ahead the shield prevents them from advancing any further.
A Pelican arrives, dropping the Garage for construction on the Combat Station.
Jerome, Anders and the Marines from the elevator arrives at the base.
The UNSC forces then heard something.
Jerome spots Banshees inbound to their location.
A Pelican arrives and dropping two Wolverines, the Banshees soon arrive to attack the base and the UNSC repels the first wave. Later, the second wave of Banshees is inbound to the base.
After repelling the second wave, the UNSC regroups and start building forces.
After building enough forces, Jerome leads the Marines to the first Conduit at the west of the base and soon they met Banished's infantry and Banshees guarding the conduit there.
After clearing the Conduit from the Banished, the UNSC forces start open fire on the Conduit but when the Conduit's health reaches 75% the shield rises and the UNSC forces heard something.
UNSC forces quickly pull back as the Sentinels arrives, guarding the Conduit from UNSC forces.
A MAC hits the Sentinels and the defense formation dispersed as the Sentinels stop defending the Conduit.
UNSC forces continue attacking the Conduit and when it reaches less than 25% another Sentinel swarm comes inbound with a countdown of ten seconds as the Conduit's shield rises again.
The Sentinels arrive again to protect the Conduit.
Player can now access EMP MAC on Leader Power.
Soon, another EMP MAC is fired into the Conduit, disabling the defenses and the Sentinels dispersed once more and the UNSC finally shut it down.
Anders is running towards the Cartographer without any escort.
The shield turns off and Anders continue running to the Map Room until she reaches it.
She starts working and finds three more conduits.
The First Conduit is guarded by infantry, Wraiths and Banshees. The second Conduit is guarded more heavily than the first and the last conduit is located behind a Banished base.
The status of North, West and East Conduits are shown on the HUD and UNSC start assembling forces again then set out to the East Conduit and clear the area of the Banished that guards the Conduit.
Once the Banished around the Conduit have been wiped out, UNSC forces start attacking the East Conduit and when it reaches 75% the Sentinels are inbound.
UNSC forces quickly withdraw to a safe area and issue an EMP MAC once the Sentinels arrive, disabling their defenses. Once the defenses are down, UNSC forces continue attacking the Conduit while eliminating Banished reinforcements that tries to stop them from destroying it and when it reaches 25%, the Sentinels return again.
UNSC forces withdraw again and once the Sentinels swarm the Conduit, another EMP MAC is shot, disabling the defenses again. Once the defenses are disabled, the UNSC finally forces it to shut down and the first shield is offline.
UNSC then start assembling units again and this time they go to the West Conduit, clearing any Banished resistance.
Once the Banished are wiped out, UNSC forces start attacking the Conduit and when it comes to 75% the Sentinels are inbound.
An EMP MAC hits the Conduit and the Sentinel defenses are disabled. UNSC forces start attacking it again while taking down Banished reinforcements and once the Conduit reaches 25% the Sentinels returns again.
An EMP MAC hits the Conduit once more and the defenses are disabled once again. UNSC forces quickly destroy it to force it to shut down.
The second barrier is disabled once UNSC destroys the West Conduit.
The UNSC start assembling forces again and this time they have to go through Banished base to reach the North Conduit but they lack the manpower to breach it.
The Banished launch an assault on the UNSC base. The UNSC regroup on the base and immediately defend against the incoming attack.
New Reinforcements upgrade can now be researched at the Armory.
The UNSC start building more forces and after they are assembled, the UNSC launch the assault on the Banished base. The fight is intense as the Banished give strong resistance. However, the UNSC manage to destroy the base and defeats the Banished's defenses around the base.
Upon reaching the North Conduit, UNSC forces spots Engineers on the North Conduit.
UNSC forces immediately defeat the Banished defenses around the Conduit and they try to attack the Conduit. However, Engineers around the Conduit immediately repairs it.
UNSC forces immediately defeat the Engineers before they start attacking the Conduit.
When it reaches 75% the shield rises as the Sentinels arrive and the UNSC forces move away to a safe distance. The UNSC then issues an EMP MAC to disable the Conduit's defenses and once the defenses are down, UNSC forces continue attacking it again. However, Banished send more Engineers and units to repair and defend the Conduit from the UNSC.
The UNSC then splits their units in two, one to attack Conduit and one to attack the Engineers. Once the Engineers down, the UNSC attacks the Conduit again while defeating any Banished reinforcements that were coming towards UNSC.
When the Conduit reaches 25% the final Sentinel defenses on the last Conduit arrive.
The UNSC moves away while engaging Banished infantry and Banshees. Once the Sentinels arrive, the final EMP MAC is shot onto the Conduit and the Sentinel defenses dispersed. The UNSC finally shuts down the last Conduit and the last shield disables.
Several Protector Sentinels are heading to the UNSC base to destroy it.
Jerome and the UNSC forces immediately pull back to the base to defeat the Protector Sentinels and once the Sentinels are defeated the UNSC start building forces again before heading to the Map Room.
Once assembled, Jerome leads the UNSC and encounters packs of Protector Sentinels and a swarm of Sentinels that block their way. UNSC forces quickly take the Protector Sentinels out and the Sentinels dispersed.
Moving to the second Sentinel barrier, the UNSC encounters more Protector Sentinels along with the Aggressors. The UNSC give no ground and quickly defeats the Sentinels and the Sentinel barrier dispersed.
Encountering more resistance on the final Sentinel barrier, the UNSC defeats every one of the Protectors Sentinels and once they are destroyed, the final Sentinels barrier dispersed.
Upon reaching the Map room, the swarms of Sentinels are defending it while two Protector Sentinels guard it.
Once the Protector Sentinels are defeated, the UNSC calls in an EMP MAC to disable Sentinel defenses in the Map Room and the Sentinels dispersed from the Map Room.
The UNSC immediately moves to secure the Map Room.
Anders runs into the Map Room while Marines are guarding the area.
Anders arrives on the platform and it ascends so she can start working on the Cartographer.
A Forerunner cannon can be seen by Atriox's portal network around the Ark.
A script here says hundreds but Anders said thousands in her dialogue.
Anders keep working on the Cartographer.
The alarm rangs and the platform starts to descend as Anders stops her work.
The Wolverines move to intercept Protector Sentinels that are coming to Anders and the UNSC guards against it. The first Sentinels are shot down by Wolverines and Jerome boards the second Protector Sentinel, using his Spartan Laser to take down another Protector Sentinels but it crashes and destroys one of the Wolverines. Another Wolverine destroys the last Protector Sentinels while Jerome crash lands the Protector Sentinel into a destroyed Wolverine.
Initial Structures and Units
Bonus and Optional Objectives
The following achievements can be unlocked on The Cartographer..
The level layout for The Cartographer was primarily done by 343 Industries concept artist Ben Nicholas, who worked on the level layout and gameplay flow. The level environment art was handled by Creative Assembly environment artist Gaëtan Perrot.