- 1 UNSC logo
- 2 Harness/general hub page work
- 3 City hub page
- 4 Human history page/section
- 5 Page design work
- 6 Page Sources
The symbols of the UNSC are the symbols used to identify the organization and its branches.
- Human-Covenant war era - This symbol saw its earliest uses in 2525. A slightly simplified version of the logo was used at Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. The logo continued to see use through much of 2552. By 2557, the logo was almost wholly replaced by a new logo. Due to the disappearance of the UNSC Spirit of Fire in 2531, equipment and uniforms from the ship use the Human-Covenant war era logo in 2559. At some point after 2561, the pilot of Pelican Echo 216 still used this logo.
- This logo was used on the wings of UNSC frigates, on MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor, and on the sides of vehicles like the M12B Warthog.
A simplified version of the logo, used occasionally in 2526.
- Post-war era - Its first uses were in late 2552, appearing on Warthogs and crates, before becoming commonplace by 2557.
- The logo, saw use on the side of the UNSC Infinity, on the wings of Strident-class heavy frigates, and on the sides of vehicles. A slightly modified version of the logo was used in the UNSC Tactical Simulator, where the word "TACSIM" was added. A partially colored version of the logo was painted on to the floor of a meeting room in HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6.
The post-war logo on the floor of HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6. Note the gold coloring of the shield and ribbon.
A version of the logo used in the UNSC Tactical Simulator. Note the addition of "TACSIM" below "UNSC" in the center.
- ONI logos - ONI uses several symbols, including their seal and a logo similar in design to the UNSC's Human-Covenant war era logo.
- Army logo - The army's logo is composed of a chevron and triangle with a star in it.
- Navy logo - The navy's logo is composed of an arrow, point upwards and away from a star, above several chevrons and layered over a globe. It was in use starting in at least 2554, being semi-transparent on papers used for official reports.
- ODST logo - The ODST's primary logo is composed of a Single Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicle, with a flaming skull in the center. The logo was used on flags and etched into the caskets of deceased ODSTs.
- Hellbringers logo - The Hellbringer logo consists of a flame, with a two tone pattern behind it.
- UNSC roundel - The UNSC roundel was used on a manner of UNSC vehicles, including AV-14 Hornets, Pelicans, and the M313 Elephants.
- Unit emblem - Numerous units within the UNSC have their own emblems, uniquely related to the unit the emblem belongs to.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Main article: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
The ONI logo is a usable emblem and nameplate in the Master Chief Collection.
Halo 5: Guardians
- Main article: Halo 5: Guardians
Halo: Nightfall concept art featuring both types of UNSC logos.
Harness/general hub page work
- Assault harness - The Assault harness is an ancient type of armor that is fully sealed. Formerly restricted by the Covenant, dissident Sangheili decided to reuse it during the Covenant civil war.
Usze 'Taham wearing the Assault harness.
- Sangheili combat harness - The combat harness is the ubiquitous armor system available to Sangheili of all ranks. The armor exists in a wide range of colors, and there are slight functional and aesthetic variations.
A Sangheili Minor in a combat harness.
- Commando harness - The Commando harness is a lighter and sturdier variant. It is equipped with hardened communications gear and uplink capabilities, for use by Commando Units.
- Flight harness - The Flight harness is a sealed armor destined for pilots of space fighters, such as the Tarasque heavy fighter and the Gigas fighter-bomber.
- Infiltration harnessThe Infiltration harness is an armor equipped with active camouflage technology. As such, it is commonly used by Special Operations and Stealth Sangheili.
- Invader harness - The Invader harness was a ceremonial armor used by Sangheili hunting lodges. Since the dissolution of the Covenant, it has been modernized for combat against the Jiralhanae.
- Kaidon harness - The noble Kaidons have donned a variety of ceremonial battledresses with different styles and colors throughout Sangheili history.
- Outrider harness - The Outrider harness is an upgraded armor destined to improve survivability and effectiveness for its user, especially during risky missions on frontier worlds.
- Ranger harness - The Ranger harness is a sealed armor used for extra-vehicular activity. There are many variations, including some derived from the Assault or Storm platforms.
- Storm harness - The Storm harness is a variant produced by Lodam Armory originally for specialized shock troopers who operated on frontier worlds. The Storm variant gained prominence during the Sangheili civil war.
- Ultra-class armor - The armor is mostly worn by Sangheili Ultras, though it is not restricted to them. It is typically of a glistening white. Some feature secondary red markings and a crested helmet.
- Warrior-class harness - This type of harness is reinforced with a shield-bolstering pauldron system. It also has an accentuated helmet design. The armor is typically golden, signifying a command position.
- Commander-class harness - The Commander-class harness is fielded by Sangheili who were experienced officers of the Covenant. It has an ornate helmet very similar to that of the Officer variant.
- Artifact retrieval harness - This harness was used to recover Forerunner artifacts. It has a breathing apparatus that enables breathing in hazardous environments. Sesa 'Refumee's detachment used this set.
- General harness - The harness used by Generals is golden, signifying their role as field masters. It features a command helmet.
- High Councilor harness - The High Councilors were equipped with a large, ornamental helmet. A similar but highly stylized version of this armor was also in use for Imperial Admirals.
- Honor Guard harness - The harness was a highly ornamented, ceremonial equipment issued to Sangheili Honor Guardsmen. The elite Lights of Sanghelios wore a bright-white base armor variant, instead of crimson red.
- Officer harness - Contrary to standard Majors who use the combat harness, the Officer subclass is equipped with a more ornate harness and helmet. It exists in dark golden red and matte burgundy.
- Arbiter body armor - The Arbiter armors were an extremely rare type of harness only donned by ancient Sangheili judge-kings, and by specific Sangheili appointed by the Hierarchs during the Covenant era.
Xytan 'Jar Wattinree in the Imperial Admiral harness.
Religious order harnesses
- Hesduros-styled Zealot-class harness - The harness's design is used by Zealots and Kaidons who originate from Hesduros. This traditional armor has a very organic, irregular surface.
- Ceremonial battle harness - The ceremonial battle harness refers to an ornamental armor used by some chapters of Sangheili Zealots. A variation is also used by the Field Marshal subclass.
- Ascetic harness - The Ascetic harness is an ancient design utilized by a religious order that was reactivated during the Great Schism. It features a traditional bladed mandible guard.
City hub page
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A city is a type of settlement that sapient species create.
Post-Halo human cities often have transit systems featuring Maglev trains. Quite a few cities also prominently hosted Space elevators. Cities often have their own emergency forces, such as the New Mombasa Police Department, Boston Emergency, or Elysium City Law Enforcement.
Species of the Covenant
- Covenant - Designed as the Covenant's capital, High Charity featured its own city. The Covenant were also known to use derelict Forerunner cities, like with the Ten Cities of Edification.
The Tower of Ghalod'n, a city-tower.
- Kig-Yar - The Kig-Yar had developed at least one major city, Tilu City. It was old and primarily filled with merchants.
- Forerunner - Forerunners built their own cities. The most famous of which was the city-station of Maethrillian. Forerunners also built cities on planets, some of which survived the nearly 100,000 year gap from the firing of the Halo Array.
Human history page/section
Circa 97,445 BCE, humans were returned to Earth and watched as the Portal at Voi was buried. N'chala, one of the those ancient humans left an Out-of-place handprint. Around the 5th Millennium BCE, Egypt was formed. In 480 BCE, 300 soldiers from Sparta defended Greece at Thermopylae.
During the Second Punic War at the Battle of Cannae, the Roman Republic fought Hannibal. In the battle, Hannibal employed the pincer maneuver by ordering a tactical retreat of his forces and using horse riders to flank the Romans. In 31 BCE, Marcus Agrippa saved Rome at the Battle of Actium. On August 24, 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius erupts and destroys Pompei.
In 1066, the Battle of Hastings took place and in 1415, the Battle of Agincourt took place. On August 24, 1456, the Gutenberg Bible is printed. In 1597, Admiral Yi Sun-sin defeated a Japanese fleet of 133 vessels with only 13 ships of his own at Myeongnyang Strait.
In 1759, the Battle of Minden took place. This battle became the namesake for a UNSC starship. In 1775, the United States Marine Corps was founded, elements of which would be passed down to the UNSC Marine Corps. In the 18th-century, the conical bullet was developed and the piezoelectric effect was discovered.
Over the course of the 18th and 19th-centuries, the colonies of Britain diverged socially and economically resulting in a schism. In one case, a war. During the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry won control of Lake Erie. In 1836, Colonel William Barret Travis and others defended the Alamo.
The American Civil War took place, with tin daguerreotypes that displayed a battlefield with cavalry, cannons and charging men being kept in the Officers' club of the UNSC Gettysburg. The American Civil War was also the first time a team of photographers took images of war.
World War II started in 1939. John Forge's family had members fight in World War II. During the war, the British cracked a German encryption scheme. Isoroku Yamamoto crippled the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. This attack was compared to the 26th-century Fall of Reach by Chief Petty Officer McRobb. The war came to a close with the first usage of human Nuclear weapons at Nagasaki and Hirshima. The bomb at Hiroshima left a domed structure still standing. Following the Second World War, war photography was commonplace.
A plethora of historic figures from before the UN's founding existed including Chester W. Nimitz, Themistocles, Lysander, Jimmy Doolittle, Lilya Litvyak, Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, and Roland with his sword Durendal.
Several pieces of music from before the UN's founding include the Rachmaninov composed Piano Concerto Number Three and the Mahler composed Symphony No. 2 both of which Dr. Halsey listens to. As well, there was the music of the last act of Der Ring des Nibelungen, something Richard Lash was familiar with.
In 1945, the United Nations was founded. 16 years later, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin would be the first human being to orbit the Earth. Eight years after that, human beings would take their first steps on Luna. During the Cold War, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile was first created. During the Vietnam War, war photography was used to sway public opinion. On August 24, 1995, Microsoft introduces the Windows 95 operating system. During humanity's early days of space exploration, they used rocket ships and space shuttles.
Around the early 2000s, fringe theories on humanity's origins began to emerge. The Society of the Ancients, believed that aliens had helped humanity construct technologies. Dr. Jonas Volman wrote the book The Castaway Theory, that supposedly brings light to issues in human evolution. The early 21st-century also saw the first planetary confirmations of what would eventually become Reach. In 2021, the International Society of Civil Engineers was formed.
The United Nations first established the Unified Earth Government in 2075. Luna, Mars, the Jovian Moons and several asteroids would first be settled by humans in 2080. 2090 and 2103 also saw the ends of large scale conflicts. In the 2100s, the British Houses of Parliament were destroyed in a domestic terrorist act.
In response to the rising Koslovics, the recently formed Friedens bombed an embassy in Thynia, Europa in 2158. The Jovian Moons Campaign, Rainforest Wars, Battle of Delambre, Mars Campaign and finally, the Interplanetary War all came from the continued clashes between these factions. Sometimes these separate conflicts are collectively referred to as the Interplanetary war.
Page design work
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List of appearances
- Halo: Collateral Damage, Issue #1
- Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
- Halo 3, campaign level, The Storm
- Halo: Reach, campaign level, Noble Actual
- Halo 4, campaign level, Infinity
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo Infinite, Discover Hope
- Halo: Reach, campaign level, Tip of the Spear
- Halo 2: Anniversary, campaign model, M12 Chaingun Warthog
- Halo 2: Anniversary, campaign model, Crates
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, p. 192
- Halo: Spartan Assault, Menu
- Halo: Escalation
- Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop 2
- Halo: Contact Harvest, Cover
- Halo 3, campaign level, Crow's Nest
- Halo Mythos, p. 141
- Halo 3: ODST, Veronica Dare in-game model
- Halo 3: ODST, The Life
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo 3
- Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Fighting Words
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- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
- Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Marching On
- Halo Waypoint: Arbiter Thel Vadam
- Ultra-Combo.com: Arbiter’s Colors & Accessories
- Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 58
- Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Brute Force
- Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Fury's Road
- Halo Waypoint: Hints and Heroes
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, p. 29, 48
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 47
- Halo 4
- Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 57
- Halo: Fleet Battles
- Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 95
- Halo Waypoint: Covenant Honor Guard
- Halo Encyclopedia, page 135 (2011 edition)
- Halo 2: Anniversary: Terminals
- Halo Wars 2, campaign level, A New Enemy
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, pages 27, 49
- Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 56
- Halo 2, multiplayer map, Terminal
- Halo: Reach, campaign level, Exodus
- Halo: Contact Harvest, p. 45
- Halo 3: ODST, campaign level, Prepare To Drop
- Halo 4, campaign level, Skyline
- Bungie.net: Meet the Squad (6/2/2009)
- Halo: Reach Limited Edition, Intersystem News: HAVEN TERROR BOMBING KILLS TWO MILLION
- Halo: Reach, Dr. Halsey's personal journal
- Halo Waypoint: High Charity
- Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 26
- Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level, Battle of Sunaion
- Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo, p. 144
- Halo: Mortal Dictata, Chapter 6
- Halo 3: The Cradle of Life
- Halo Encyclopedia, p. 296 (2011)
- Wikipedia: Battle of Thermopylae
- Dr. Halsey's personal journal, June 19, 2513
- Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Part 2
- Wikipedia: Battle of Actium
- Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 4
- blogspot, ilovebees, August 24
- Dr. Halsey's personal journal
- Official Xbox Magazine: Halo - The 10th Anniversary — Glasslands excerpt
- Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, Timeline, p. 31
- Halowars.com, UNSC - Barracks (Warback Machine archive and Halopedia archive)
- Halo: Reach, campaign level, The Package
- Dr. Halsey's personal journal, July 30, 2511
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, p. 256-258 (2010 edition, Vol. I)
- Wikipedia: Battle of the Alamo
- Halo: First Strike, p. 276-284
- Halo: First Strike, p. 286-287 (2003)
- Xbox.com: Jake Courage (defunct, Archived)
- Wikipedia: World War II
- Halo Wars: Official Strategy Guide, Factions, UNSC Leaders, p. 22-23
- I love bees, Axon Clips, Chapter 4 - Herzog: "Enigma"
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, p. 283
- Halo Legends, Origins
- Halo: Oblivion Chapter ??
- Dr. Halsey's personal journal, September 15, 2517
- Halo: Tales from Slipspace, Dominion Splinter
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, Chapter 1
- Halo: First Strike, Chapter 13
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Chapter 22
- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Terminal 1
- Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, Human Colonization of Space, p. 42
- Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, p. 329
- SOTA mission page
- Bungie.net: Halo: Reach Project Page
- Halo 3, multiplayer level, Orbital
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, Glossary (p. 229)
- Halo Mythos, Rise of Humanity (p. 47)
- Halo: Glasslands, Chapter 1
- Halo: Saint's Testimony, p. 7-8 (Google Play edition)
- Halo Mythos, p. 47