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A Piece of Halo 5 Concept Art


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In the announcement of 343 Industries' next big game in the Halo universe "Halo 5: Guardians" they posted a piece of concept art on their site, Halo Waypoint, have a look below.

 

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So, if you look at the image the main focus of this piece of art is of a group of buildings of some kind of facility, the buildings appear to have been built in a canyon within and around rocky cliffs that seem to be located in a desert landscape, possibly the same world that Master Chief was on in the 2013 E3 trailer, we can also see a person or a humanoid being walking through the grounds of the buildings.

 

The architecture of the buildings themselves don't seem to be very Human or Forerunner like, so it leaves the question of who built them and what is the purpose of this facility? If you look at the huge rock pillar there seems to be (I could be wrong) a giant sitting or standing against it holding and looking at an object, a weapon perhaps? could that thing be a Guardian if it is in fact a living being or an AI? Is it just a statue?

 

In the sky there are what appears to be tentacled creatures (or some kind of odd ships?) flying over the cliffs that may leave a burning question to many of what they are. Also in the sky there are two suns that are bearing down on to the world, where this place is a mystery at this point until we get more information further down the road.

 

So what do you think of this piece of art, where do you think it is set?

 

 

Source: Halo Waypoint

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Guest Roku Redamee

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That is Sangheilios (Sangheili homeworld). You can tell by the landscape. Sangheilios was explained to be like that. Also, there is a statue of an armored sangheili with a sword.

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That is Sangheilios (Sangheili homeworld). You can tell by the landscape. Sangheilios was explained to be like that. Also, there is a statue of an armored sangheili with a sword.

 

No. That is not a sangheili. If you have played any of the Halo series you'll know what an 'elite' is. Sangheili = Elite. I do not believe that the statue depicted is any form of an elite.

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The things flying in the background don't look forunner in nature. I'd say this maybe some alien planet.

Also the flying things look like something out of The Matrix

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I think the flying creatures take inspiration from the Reavers off of the Gears of War series if you've ever played Gears of War you'll know what I'm talking about :D.

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Guest Promethean-Guardian

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the facility definitely isn't human nor Forerunner, but I'd say covenant or Precursor. More so covenant. Look at the far building on the left side. the one by the gate. looks like a covenant ship somewhat, therefore looking as though built by a species with the same or similar architectural process.

the creature(or whatever they are) in the background could be anything. as we saw in the E3 2013 teaser trailer there is a new type of enemy in the game.

i was on a different forum where the people commented ideas on storyline and things. i read a rather longer comment that blew me away with the immense detail present in his theory, the way he backed up his ideas was just amazing and sounded so truthful. he also tried his best to shine some light on the new spartan. lemme know what you guys think?

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My plot summary is based on the readings and in game hints, dialogue directly in the game. After a confrontation with Captain Andrew Del Rio onboard the Infinity, and his refusal to hand over a rampant Cortana, certain parts of ONI become fearful of the Master Chief after showing no lack of hesitancy when it came to disobeying direct orders, especially when matters involved Cortana. At the close of Halo 4, Chief stands on the deck with Captain Lasky looking down at Earth, contemplating on his battles, the "death" of Cortana, and questions his humanity. The Ur-Didact, obviously still alive has this to say and this is very key:
 
Ur-Didact (voiceover): "We are Forerunners, guardians of all that exists. The roots of the galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil." <"WE.....GUARDIANS of all that exists>
 
The Ur-Didact once faced the Human in the Forerunner-Human Wars. The Humans began encroaching on Forerunner worlds after encountering the Flood. This sparked a war in which both races not only fought each other but also the Flood. Humanity civilization advanced rapidly, was on the verge of surpassing the Forerunners with Pre-cursor technology and help from the San'Shyuum (Race of the Covenant Prophets), and even uncovering the secrets of the Floods defeat however the war with the Flood had severely undermined their ability to simultaneously fight the Forerunners. The Ur-Didact used this to finally end the early stalemate and launched a direct attack the Human Capital World of Charum Hakkor, leading to the near extinction of the human race. He believed the Forerunners were the true "Guardians" of the Mantle. However he was wrong, as it had been decided long before by the Pre-Cursors that Humanity was more fit to inherit that title. The defeat of the humans left the Forerunners alone to fight the Flood which became a war of attrition then desperation with the firing of the Halos. The war also caused the humans to "devolve" and have their entire remaining populations be indexed by the Librarian on Halo Installations and much later Erde-Tyrene (Earth). She and the Iso-Didact (read the books) sympathized with the humans, and knew the Humans would someday become the "reclaimers" and the true inheritors of the "Mantle". However, the Ur-Didact disagreed with his wife the Librarian and construction of the Halos and wanted to fight the Flood using Composed digital essences, initially of the Forerunners highest ranking forces, and later as their numbed dwindled, humans. Composing allowed his Promethean Knights to fight without being infected. At some point in the time the Ur-Didact was captured and imprisoned in Requiem by his wife the Librarian. The Halos were fired destroying the Domain (a type of network of history and collective memories created by the Precursor), and the Ur-Didact was left for over 100,000 years cut off from accessing it. He was drove insane. Upon awakening he wanted revenge on humanity, restore the Forerunner race to its rightful place as the "guardians" of the Mantle.
 
Halo 5/6 Extreme Speculation
 
Master Chief leaves Infinity on his own and is left to ponder all the events in the confines of space. Now he searches for a way to bring back Cortana. The Librarian speaks to Master Chief and leads him to a new Forerunner Shield world to start his search. Back on Earth, ONI has enlisted the aid of Spartan Fred-104 on a lone mission to both discover the whereabouts of the Chief and Dr. Halsey; both whom have appeared to have gone rogue. Additionally, another civil war has broken out on Sanghelios again as Jul 'Mdama returns looking to take over the crumbling planet with help from the Ur-Didact. The Arbiter desperately tries to repel the invasion but is defeated falling back with UNSC forces. The Ur-Didact, manipulating the Sanghelios zealots and their new supreme leader Jul 'Mdama now has a new force that he plans on utilizing to destroy the human race. He has essentially rebuilt the Covenant empire. However, one thing that is missing in his bid to destroy Humanity once and for all is the location of the treasure trove of Forerunner artifacts. He needs the Janus key intact. [Part of the game spent as Arbiter fighting alongside his comrades and UNSC)
 
Master Chief finds the new Forerunner world, and searches aimlessly through a desert for some sort of sign. He is attacked by a War Sphinx (giant bird thing) and must battle with other Prometheans on this shield world. Little does he know that his journey is about to take him back to the lesser Ark where he will uncover it's two greatest dormant secrets: the IsoDidact and repentant Mendicant Bias. However, before awakening either the Chief is confronted by a new Spartan. This new Spartan informs the Chief that he is now to be taken back to Earth for court martial. Chief discovers this Spartan is Fred-104 but refuses to return. This causes conflict, despite repeated warnings by Fred-104. The two Spartans engage but not before the Lesser Ark is attacked suddenly. The Precursors have returned with the Flood and have discovered the remaining Halo building installation. They plan to destroy it and consume the rest of the galaxy. John and Fred quickly make up for loss time and awaken the IsoDidact/Mendicant Bias explaining the situation. The two Spartans must fight alongside each other through waves of Flood in order to get to the IsoDidacts ship. Mendicant explains it is possible to retrieve Cortana.....and has felt her presence....
 
Meanwhile, the Ur-Didact begins initiating his new plan to capture the other half of the Janus key which has been sent back to a secret base on a ONI installation. The Ur-Didact has pinpointed its location and attack with his new Storm Covenant. The Chief, Fred, IsoDidact, and Mendicant narrowly make it back in time, however, the base is heavily destroyed and the Janus key is gone. The Didact begins locating and awakening other Forerunner constructs from the Absolute Record, as the "reclaimation" begins, but he is unable to access everything due to locks placed eons prior. Nonetheless the Didact has located just enough artifacts to rebuild multiple Composers and plans to attack other human worlds, compose the populaces, and rebuild his massive Promethean army. Spartans are being deployed all over the human territories to repel the invasions. The IsoDidact, becomes aware of the Ur-Didacts plans through strange dreams from his wife the Librarian. Now time is of the essence. The IsoDidact instructs John-117 and Fred-104 that they must now infiltrate 'Mdama's base to retrieve Halsey from imprisonment (She was merely buying time and learning from 'Mdama) and get to the Absolute Record. Of course, little do they know the Ur-Didact is waiting....Will two Spartans be enough? Will it all matter?
 
The full scale invasion of Earth is coming regardless...
 
But.....the Precursors have other plans....
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