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Unseal the Hushed Casket

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Unseal the Hushed Casket is a video promoting the release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. It was released on March 2, 2020.

The video features the soundtrack Yawning Chasm and dialogue from the level The Pillar of Autumn playing over the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary menu background animation.

The title alludes to Cortana's transmission to Sam Marcus and Thom Shephard in the opening cutscene of the level The Pillar of Autumn.

Transcript[edit]

Various shots of John-117 in his Cryo chamber play.

  • Cortana: "I think we both know the answer to that."
  • Keyes: (sighs) "We made a blind jump. How did they—"
  • Cortana: "Get here first? The Covenant ships have always been faster. As for tracking us all the way from Reach...at light speed, my maneuvering options were limited."
  • Keyes: "We were running dark, yes?"
  • Cortana: "Until we decelerated. No one could have missed the hole we tore in subspace. They were waiting for us on the far side of the planet. And in about 90 seconds they'll be all over us."
  • Keyes: "Well, that's it then. Bring the ship back up to Combat Alert Alpha. I want everyone at their stations."
  • Cortana: "Everyone, sir?"
  • Keyes: "Everyone."
  • Keyes: "And Cortana... let's give our old friends a warm welcome."
  • Cortana: "I've already begun."

MJOLNIR Mark V armor energy shielding can be heard recharging.

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