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"Just... dust and echoes."
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Into The Unknown is an expanded universe founded by Echowaffle8 and Distant Tide and now led by Revan180193. In response to the stonewall situation created by the Created Crisis by Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2, Into The Unknown seeks to circumvent the story problem with distance and the intervention of strange Forerunner technology. Most of the events take place in 2558 onward and seek to involve as many Halo Fanon users as possible.
In 2530, the United Nations Space Command has taken over all facets of the human government, the Unified Earth Government. Following the Battle of Groombridge-1830, Admiral Preston Cole wrote Emergency Priority Order 098831A-1, better known as the Cole Protocol to protect the locations of many Human colony worlds still unknown to the invading Covenant Empire. It was from the establishment of this order that elements of civilian and military departments of the human government began to explore concepts for a number of contingency plans in the event that Humanity lost the war with the aliens.
From this concept, the UNSC Infinity was born and another option, Project Janszoon was established. Janszoon is a charter by the Unified Earth Government and the Office of Naval Intelligence to establish colonies outside the Orion Arm as a retreat in case Earth was ever discovered by the Covenant and glassed. These worlds would serve as a bastion where Mankind could start anew when the war was going as badly as it was. The colonists of Project Janszoon's first world call it Jade Rock.
While the war would end with Humanity victorious alongside their Sangheili allies, it was a pyrrhic victory. A death toll counting into the tens of billions. Hundreds of planets glassed to dust. Humanity struggled to reclaim their former strength, as of 2558, the recovery efforts are still ongoing. In the meantime, two ideological camps rose among the survivors of the Human-Covenant War. Those that wanted to reclaim colonies from the glassy surface, and those that sought out deep space in search of new planets to call home. Those that chose to travel further outside the Orion Arm would follow in the path of Operation: Janszoon and establish colonies of their own. This region of space, established between the Orion Arm and the Perseus Arm, is known as the Colonial Frontier, a place of uncertainty and much potential.
And while the rest of colonized space is being hammered by Cortana'sCreated in 2558, the Colonial Frontier is too sparse and underdeveloped to be a threat and thus have been left untouched for now. However, among the poor and wretched frames of a society-in-the-making, there are threats and whispers of a Cold War beginning to wind up.
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(4) All events in this EU take place outside or on the edge of the Orion Arm, meaning it distances itself from the Created Crisis by light years. While the events of Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 will have a direct effect on the plot, the actual Created Occupation does not occur on the worlds and territories where Into The Unknown takes place.
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Intallation 06: Located somewhere in the Perseus Arm. It's dedicated Monitor is 16807.
Vendrul: Homeworld of the Delkai race.
Guardian of Perseus: A massive Forerunner battle station.
Delta Company - An illegal fourth-generation and the only known successor to the SPARTAN-III Program, Delta Company is made up of what leftover recruits were being funneled into a planned fourth generation of SPARTAN-IIIs before the Human-Covenant abruptly came to an end. The program was eventually shut down and Delta was absorbed into the UNSC Spartan Branch. A large portion of Delta Company have abandoned the UNSC due to wavering loyalty, these rogues are now subject to one of the largest manhunt's in Human history.
December 25th: UNSC military commanders and analysts interview Subject 386, also known as the Groombridge Subject. The Sangheili does not reveal much to his captors, however, he explained that the Covenant Empire was dedicated to the genocide of the entire Human species. In response, Admiral Preston Cole of the UNSC Navy outlined the Cole Protocol, a military regulation order requiring the utmost secrecy on the location of all colonized Human star systems to prevent future attacks by Covenant forces.
December 29th: Only four days after the Cole Protocol was activated, started elements within ONI to outline Project: DANDELION. The project that would see to the hope of Humanity's survival by sending several transport fleets to the Perseus Arm
January 13th: Funding begin to be set aside for Project: DANDELION.
February 23rd: The UNSC Spirit of Fire encounters Etran Harborage, a Forerunner shield world at the edge or near the Perseus Arm. Following the battle that ensued and the destruction of the Forerunner installation, the Spirit of Fire drifted beyond the Perseus Arm into uncharted space away from the galactic center. The ship would be one of a few early Human ships to go beyond the edge of charted space in some decades.
December 27th: The first groups of children for Spartan-III Alpha Company arrive at Camp Currahee, Onyx.
Over the course of Alpha Company's training were several of the children considered for Project ARTHUR, one of many sub-projects for Project DANDELION, and 75 candidates were chosen by eliminating from the SPARTAN-III Program through washout. The candidates would then be trained in a similar fashion as the Alpha Company, though with a greater empathy for teamwork. They would also undergo augmentations and only 50 of the initially 75 survived the augmentations.
June 1st: Inner Colony Sieges begins.
June 20th: Project DANDELION is activated with the fleets staring to gather together and setting out for the long trek to the Persues Arm with their combined population of 1 million humans.
March 3rd: The Human-Covenant War draws to a close. Mankind declares a Pyrrhic victory of outlasting its enemies. The Covenant Empire collapses into itself with the death of their last religious figurehead. The Sangheili and Humans sign a peace treaty that officially ends the conflict.