UNSC INFINITY CLASS: Infinity REGISTRY: INF-101 SUBLIGHT CONFIGURATION: XR2 Boglin Fields: S81/X-DFR (Deuterium Fusion Reactor) TRANSLIGHT CONFIGURATION: Mark X Macedon/Z-PROTOTYPE #78720HDS (Remote Carriage) PRIMARY ARMAMENT: CR-08, Series-8 MAC (4) SECONDARY ARMAMENT: M42 Archer (350 pods x 24 missiles) TERTIARY ARMAMENT: M75 Rapier (250 pods x 30 missiles) QUATERNARY ARMAMENT: M96 Howler (500 pods x 20 missiles) QUINARY ARMAMENT: M965 Fortress 70mm Point Defense Network (830 guns)
A warship unparalleled in human innovation, UNSC Infinity is easily the largest and most powerful vessel ever employed by Earth. Although it was originally designed to contend with the Covenant, the war’s end recommissioned Infinity for peaceful exploration and research – until it discovered the Forerunner world of Requiem and was mercilessly pulled into the maw of the planet. Now, the fate of Infinity and its crew is inexorably tied to that of the Master Chief, as the ending of a 100,000-year story finally takes shape.
UNSC FORWARD UNTO DAWN CLASS: Charon (Light Frigate) REGISTRY: FFG-201 SUBLIGHT CONFIGURATION: Naoto Technologies: V4/L-DFR (Deuterium Fusion Reactor) TRANSLIGHT CONFIGURATION: Series IV CODEN/SFTE – Main PRIMARY ARMAMENT: Mark II, Light Coil – 83B6R3/MAC (Magnetic Accelerator Cannon) SECONDARY ARMAMENT: M58 Archer Missile Delivery System (50 pods) TERTIARY ARMAMENT: M870 Rampart 50mm Point Defense Guns (4 guns) QUATERNARY ARMAMENT: M4093 Hyperion Nuclear Delivery System (3 silos)
Classical light frigate design, the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn is most renowned for its service on the frontlines in defense of Earth and its pursuit of Covenant forces through the Forerunner portal at Voi. There, the Dawn fought alongside a renegade Sangheili fleet and defeated the Covenant, ultimately bringing an end to the war. Unfortunately, upon its return to Earth, the ship was rent in two while passing through a collapsing slipspace portal, sending the fore of the vessel back to Earth, while the aft section, containing the Master Chief and Cortana, absently floated in uncharted space for years.
"Cortana, All I need to know is did we lose them."
"I think we both know the answer to that..."
"We made a blind jump...How did they..."
"..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."
"We were running dark, yes?"
"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..."
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The planet, stars, and nebulae in the background we're done solely in Photoshop. The ships were initially pencil sketches, which were later scanned and completed in Photoshop.
I find it kind of strange that, despite the fact that there were multiple Covenant battle groups converging on the Autumn's position, you never see one Covenant vessel in any of the variations of this cutscene. Thus, I decided to add one such battle group approaching the PoA.