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Hello everyone, Brodie-001 here. I am proud to announce my second community project for Halo Fanon: Vae Victis. After the positive reception to Halo: RED FLAG last year, I've decided to set up another story that we as a community can contribute to. So whether you've received an invitation or are simply interested, please read through this before you reply. I plan to begin this story some time in January. Thank you!
Community Story: Vae Victis
Vae Victis is a story set during the Fall of Reach, starting from August 15th, 2552, immediately after the 'Long Night of Solace' mission and the arrival of the Covenant Fleet. It chronicles the experiences of a number of groups fighting on the planet during its final days, and the battles they faced defending the planet. This is NOT an RP. All you are required to do if you want to help out is submit a few characters and let the writing team take care of the rest.
While this story does follow an important event in the Halo canon, it is not in any user's universe and can simply be considered a 'what if' story for submitted characters. As such, any character may die during the course of this story. When and how will be decided by the writing team. Since it's Reach, it is fully possible that no one survives this story intact.
Just a few extra things:
- Only the writing team may add to the story page when it goes up.
- Canon expansion characters are generally discouraged from this story, though some may be accepted provided there is a good enough reason for their presence.
- All characters signed up should have a reasonably detailed page to go with them to help the writing team during the story. If not then users should be available on the IRC to provide detail on their characters for the story writers.
- No SPARTAN-III's from Gamma Company. Alpha and Beta Spartans only.
- There is a limit of eight SPARTAN-III characters that will be divided between Gauntlet and Echo Teams. First come, first served.
- While SPARTAN-II's do not play a very large role, they may be submitted. A maximum of nine will be allowed.
- Please do not submit all your characters with high ranks. Having teams comprised entirely of officers will only make things difficult to work with in the long run. Keep it in mind that Admiral and Supreme Commander are in charge of their respective forces on Reach. As such you may rank down characters if you see fit.
- Feel free to add any ships to the battle if you want. They might not all play a big role in the story, but they will almost certainly be mentioned or appear at least once. They only require a name and class to be added.
- Class II SPARTAN-II's may be added as part of teams Gauntlet and Echo.
- REMEMBER: Not all of your characters will be part of the story's main groups. Characters like the SPARTAN-II's or naval officers will be there to help flesh out the story and a few might only be name-dropped a few times without appearing at all. Nonetheless, any contributions will be greatly appreciated.
ALL SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED
To prevent us having characters submitted from all manner of services, I have narrowed it down to a few groups that our story will follow on Reach. Please submit them in the manner I have done so below so that they can be sorted later.
The forces fighting on the frontlines against the Covenant invasion.
SPARTAN-II SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED
ECHO/GAUNTLET SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED
Charlie Platoon, 11th Shock Troops Battalion:
- Master Sergeant Ash Mitchell, ODST
- Staff Sergeant Corin Davis, ODST
- Staff Sergeant Michael Robson, ODST
- Staff Sergeant Viktor Kidrov, ODST
- Sergeant Grigor Panossian, ODST
- Sergeant Vincent Angelo, ODST
- Corporal Mal Roberts, ODST
- Lance Corporal Oliver Braun, ODST
- Private George Calzaghe, ODST
- Private Yin Maxwell, ODST
- Chief Petty Officer Annie-003
- Petty Officer First Class Bailey-132
- Petty Officer First Class Colin-142
- Petty Officer First Class Doug-103
- Petty Officer First Class Lee-148
- Petty Officer First Class Rick-077
- Petty Officer First Class Vigil-057
- Petty Officer Second Class Sam-015
- Petty Officer Second Class Russell-041
- Chief Petty Officer (Acting) Daniel-240
- Petty Officer First Class Filippa-193
- Petty Officer Second Class Jermaine-164
- Petty Officer Second Class Layla-B101
- Petty Officer First Class Bren-A401
- Petty Officer Second Class Raquel-A283
- Petty Officer Second Class Kevin-B077
- Petty Officer Second Class Raul-B151
3 Hotel, UNSC Army SPECWARCOM:
- Sergeant Major J.P. Lee, UNSC Army
- Corporal Leon Sikowsky, UNSC Army
- Private David Murphy, UNSC Army
- Private First Class Jacob Steinworth, UNSC Army
- Captain Brian Jennings UNSCN
- Lieutenant Kathrin Grunwald UNSCN
- First Lieutenant Redmond Venter, NAVSPECWAR
- Senior Master Sergeant Ellison Suarez NAVSPECWAR Operator, UNSC Air Force liason
- Sergeant Grigore Vasilescu, UNSC Marine Corps
- BRUTUS Agent David Kahn
- Lieutenant Yoshika Agata, JAVELIN, BRUTUS
- Gunnery Sergeant Pete Stacker, UNSC Marine Corps
SHIP SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED, WE'VE GOT MORE THAN ENOUGH
- UNSC Bright New Day, Paris-Class Heavy Frigate
- UNSC Dove's Flight, Paris-Class Heavy Frigate
- UNSC Crimson Aurora, Charon-Class Light Frigate
- UNSC Wayward Watch, Razor-class light prowler
- UNSC Courageous, Vengeance-class destroyer
- UNSC Dragon, Vengeance-class destroyer
- UNSC Sheffield, Vengeance-class destroyer
- UNSC Warsaw, Vengeance-class destroyer
- UNSC Andromeda, Nyx-class prowler
- UNSC Death's Head, Remembrance-class frigate
- UNSC Revelation, Remembrance-class frigate
- UNSC Resurgence, Remembrance-class frigate
- UNSC Reunion, Remembrance-class frigate
- DD-341, Hope-class destroyer
- DD-342, Hope-class destroyer
- UNSC King's Vortex, Paris-Class Heavy Frigate
- UNSC Abukuma, Stalwart-Class Light Frigate
- UNSC Kasaan Bay, Marathon-Class Heavy Cruiser
- UNSC Absolution, Marathon-class cruiser
- UNSC Leander, Argus-class troopship
- UNSC Pillar of Autumn, Halcyon-class light cruiser
- UNSC Aegis Fate, Charon-class light frigate
- UNSC Grafton, Paris-class heavy frigate
- UNSC Savannah, Paris-class heavy frigate
- UNSC Falling Star, Falling-Star class Escort Carrier
- UNSC Enola Gay, Paris-Class Heavy Frigate
The invaders, intent on turning Reach into a ball of glass.
- Shipmaster Deyad 'Marakee
- Zealot Cotoal 'Turlikee
- Field Master Stel 'Vadamee
- Special Operations Commander Felo 'Ranakee
- Special Operations Officer Rol 'Ranakee
- Major Sur 'Ranakee
- Major Thel 'Lodamee
- Triumphant Faith, CCS-Class Battlecruiser
- Beloved Faith, CCS-class Battlecruiser
- Forlorn Hope, CCS-class Battlecruiser
- Demon's Field, CCS-class Battlecruiser
- Perfect Salutation, CCS-class Battlecruiser
- Devoted Follower, CAS-class Assault Carrier
- Graceful Charity, CAS-class Assault Carrier
The rest. Rebels, civilians, scientists and agents caught up in this mess.
- Jonathan Ulan
- Dominic Clarke
- Marcin Bernard
- Juno, Office of Naval Intelligence research division
- Calvin Roe, ONI Civilian Consultant 394382
- Caladbolg, Office of Naval Intelligence Section III
- Christopher Marcus, owner of Sovereign Industries
Writing Team Signup
WRITING TEAM SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED
This is for people who are interested in helping out with the writing of Vae Victis. Writers must be available for contact on the IRC regularly, in addition to being reliable in their posting schedule. I am taking on an absolute maximum of three others on a first come, first serve basis. If for whatever reason you are unable to continue writing or become incredibly unreliable then you may be replaced.
This section is for groups that will appear in Vae Victis, but are not the main characters.
Just a list of the people who've helped out by submitting articles for Vae Victis.
- Lieutenant Davis
- Hyper Zergling
- Stellar Elite
- Anonymous ONI agent
- Another Poetic Spartan
- Minuteman 2492
Please place any general comments or queries here. Also, if you've received an invitation and still aren't interested in contributing to the story, please let me know here.