Halo: Invasion - Chapter IHalo: Invasion - Chapter I4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A lone Pelican dropship flew westward across barren cliffs. A few wild animals scattered as it approached, intimidated by the roar of its engines. To the north cumulonimbus clouds brewed, but the impending thunderstorm was not Colin's concern.
From the copilot's seat, Colin-Z957 could see the silhouettes amongst the clouds: UNSC frigates and Covenant cruisers, engaged in battle high above the plains. The air between the conflicting craft was filled with 50mm high-explosive rounds and bolts of contained plasma. While no lightning had yet struck, the skies already flashed as the storm of war covered the planet.
Such was the scene all over Reach. The defending force of the United Nations Space Command was stretched thin, both across the planet's surface and in its orbit, trying desperately to fend off the alien invaders.
It had all happened so quickly. A massive Covenant armada dropped out of slipspace at the edge of the system, then immediately advanced, picking off the orbital defenses
Halo: More than FictionThere are Halo fans, and then there are Halo fans. There are gamers who preorder the game as soon as such an opportunity is available, spend months patiently awaiting its release, attend the midnight distribution to acquire their copy, and rush home to spend hours blitzing through campaign missions. That's devotion, right? Not even close.Halo: More than Fiction4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The Halo franchise has made a hefty impact on culture worldwide, most significantly Western culture, and millions across the globe have experienced the wonder of turning on the Xbox and hearing that timeless, haunting Gregorian melody which precludes the coming joyride. It's only natural that within the fan base there would be people who take the concept of being a "fan" to another level entirely. While many are "Normal mode" fans, these individuals would be best classified as "Legendary," or dare I say "Mythic mode" fans-- those who go above and beyond the call of duty (no pun intended) to express their love for Halo
Halo: Invasion - Chapter IVHalo: Invasion - Chapter IV4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Kig-yar sniper meandered to the edge of the frigate's exposed deck, focus rifle slung over its shoulder. It looked out upon the massive yard below. From his vantage point it looked empty; all the action was down closer to the landing pad, out of visual range. The bulk of the enemy had holed up in the large building on the other side of the grounds, while the Sangheili busied themselves on the other side of the ship, preparing the next wave.
The rest of his group was huddled about the bodies of fallen humans they had gathered in the hold. A lone Unggoy deacon was with them, spouting a number of Covenant prayers. The Kig-yar were ravenously hungry, and unwilling to feast on the corpses of heretics without proper blessing.
He would have loved to join them, but the Sangheili required at least one guard at all times, and he had been the unlucky one. No matter how much he hated their warrior leaders, he knew it was unwise to disobey them.
The tired and starving sniper lowered his head in s