"I heard a story once. About an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper and an Elite. The ODST tried shooting the damn thing, but he kept missing. So he pretended to trip and fall. When the elite came to stab him, he rolled to the side and grabbed it's sword, and he killed it moments later. He couldn't celebrate though, because then a spray of needler rounds tore through his skull. Moral of the story? There is none, it's just a tragedy."
―Jay-I425 tells a story to a Spartan-IV on Requiem.
Spartan-I425, better known as Jay-I425 (Born Jay Tyranian, also known as Anchor One), was a Spartan-III commando who was once part of Incognito Company, up until he was extracted from his garrison in 2551. He was assigned with Jayne-I428, Kal-I338, and Adam-I420 for Fireteam Gamma One, later known as Anchor Team. He was first deployed in 2540. In 2551, Jay was part of the small group candidates in Incognito Company who received Mark-V MJOLNIR, due to having the genetic markers that the Spartan-IIs often had. This was the reason he had been pulled out. With this genetic advantage, he could utilize the benefits of his CHRYSANTHEMUM augmentations and wear Mark-V MJOLNIR armor. He later would receive the Generation Two MJLONIR after completing his training in the Spartan-IV Program.
He was also equipped with Maria for a brief period of time, a female "smart" AI created with the brain tissue of a deceased Spartan-III from Incognito Company.
Jay often was resentful of ONI for sending so many Spartans on missions they would likely never survive. However, this never really drove him to think about defection or going AWOL, although he would often get frustrated when ONI would fail to see the value of their Spartan-IIIs and send them to their deaths.
Jay hoped -or more like wished- that someday the UNSC and the Covenant would stop finding Forerunner artifacts, due to the apparent trouble they brought to the Orion Arm.
"Christ, with the amount of Forerunner artifacts we find, I wonder if the Covenant is as annoyed about it as we are."
Jay as a child often stated the obvious, and was considered quite obnoxious by most other children. His friends had once called him the "walking megaphone", and he actually proudly took that title, often milking that fact for no reason other than attention. He was also often very protective of his siblings. However, when his father was killed, Jay became extremely quiet and closed off from everyone else.
Before he was taken into the company, Jay bore witness to a terrible tragedy when his mother, Sarah was fighting with their father, Alan. During the fight, Sarah grabbed a knife from the kitchen drawer and stabbed Alan 17 times in the chest. Jayne was the one to call the police after she got home from school, and soon afterwards Sarah Tyranian was convicted of murder. Now essentially orphans, they were sent to their aunt and uncle on the neighboring system of Beta Hydra. Now living on Beta Hydra III, Jay and Jayne were bullied heavily by the children at their new school for no apparent reason at all. This would not last long, however, as one month later the Covenant made landfall. Miraculously, Jay and Jayne survived by hiding in a storage container in their basement, but suffered when they had to hear their last living relatives die. The two were saved when five army troopers came into the house for shelter, only to find the two. While two of the soldiers would be killed during their evac, they managed to escape.
After the attack, Jay was confronted by multiple ONI agents a few days later, asking him to join the program, and Jay accepted, but with a catch- that he could bring Jayne. The agents were hesitant, but they accepted Jayne overall due to the twins being rather similar in terms of personality. Although he and his sister had failed to be accepted into Alpha Company, he was rerouted to Incognito Company, which gave him a second chance to become a Spartan-III.
After being recruited, the two were taken aboard a Pelican and taken to the UNSC Incognito's Night.
Jay and Jayne were taken into the company when they were both nine years old. He was randomly assigned the number I425, and then educated by numerous smart AI aboard the Night. After his education was complete, they had their first training course, where he and the other candidates had to sprint through an obstacle course and help their fellow teammates if they fell. Jay managed to finish with his team, but ended up in second place due to Rick-I331's team beating them. The Candidates took this course every month in between tactical training, resulting in Jay's team eventually getting to first place by the end of the month. However, one month before they began hand-to-hand combat training, they went through a series of grueling exercises that tested their mental limits. During the entire month, the Company was forced to go through a month-long simulation where they would be forced to fight in simulated versions of World War One, World War Two, and several other historical wars within human history. During this, Jay was practically forced beyond shell-shock. He forced himself to protect his sister and his team, but watched his team die in the simulation anyways. Jay was shaken after the month was over, and it took several weeks for Jay to fully get over it.
The next seven years held hand-to-hand combat training and weapon training, and there was also two optional training courses; Field Medic training and Demolitions training. Jay ended up taking an extensive course with demolition training and also hand-to-hand combat. He received decent scores for Demolition training and was praised in mastering Muay Thai, Jujistu and Karate, with his only match being his sister, who had mastered Tae Kwon Doe, Jujitsu and Krav Maga. However, a rivalry grew between both him and Rick-I331 due to them both being so close to each other on Incognito Company's leaderboard, although Jay was less obsessed with the rivalry than Rick. In 2539, after he managed to get to second place on the leaderboard, a fight was organized between both him and Rick. Rick was the first to attack, but Jay managed to dodge Rick's attack and kicked Rick in the head. Rick would attempt to tackle Jay, but Jay would use his Jujistu to knock Rick into a wall, and Rick was knocked unconscious. After this, Rick was taken off the leaderboard almost entirely.
Jay during his training as a Spartan. This particular picture was taken during the World War Two simulation.
Finally, after all of that training, Jay was given his augmentations. However, he was one of the few in the Company who received the full benefits of the enhancements, due to having category-2 DNA. For a short period of time, he was relieved to have survived the augmentation process. But after this, he learned that one of his teammates, Shane-I430, had been killed during the process, along with another twenty of the trainees. This almost made him go insane with grief until he finally was given a mission. Being deployed for the first time finally distracted him from Shane's death almost entirely, and after watching more of his fellow spartans die during the battle, his cynical personality began to take root.
Jay and Incognito Company was sent onto Sheildum for Operation: PHOENIX, and both had managed to prove themselves greatly in combat. During the battle, he and Fireteam Gamma One would sneak past a group of Covenant forces and manage to get on top of a ledge, allowing them to ambush the aliens. In spite of quite a bit of resistance, the team managed to come up on top relatively unscathed. Despite the mission's initial failure, Jay and several other Spartans were tasked to destroy a Covenant Anti-Air Gun, allowing for more UNSC troops to enter the world much more easily. These Spartans included Draco-I317, Ethan-I320, Jayne, and Rick-I361. However, during the battle to get to the Anti-Air Gun, the Spartans realized that they would need to leave some behind so they could act as a diversion while two others could sneak in. Draco, Ethan and Rick decided they would stay behind. Jay and Jayne managed to sneak into the Anti-Air Gun, silently killing any Covenant that got in their way, while also dodging multiple snipers. Jay managed to find the core of the Anti-air gun and destroyed it quickly. Because of this, UNSC troops successfully managed to get to Sheildum alive and take it back from the Covenant.
After this success, however; came a cost. Draco, Ethan and Rick had all been killed by the forces that they had been fending off, brutally dismembered and twisted from plasma and needler fire. Many other Spartans in Incognito Company had died on the mission, but many others managed to evacuate, including all of Gamma One.
Jay and many in Incognito Company would be forced to kill their own species, and Jay, for some strange reason, didn't seem all too bothered by this. However, he was disturbed by how willing ONI was to send SPARTANs to their deaths, as he witnessed many die to fighting the Insurrection, rather than actually use them for their real purpose; holding the Covenant back.
He and Gamma One would be sent on a mission with twenty other Spartan-IIIs from Incognito Company, and they would be first tasked to eliminate an Insurrectionist force whom had managed to build a ragtag fleet of six Charon-class frigates. With only a boarding time of seven minutes, due to SPI armor's low air supply, Jay, Jayne, Adam, and Kal managed to get onto one of the rebel frigates, along with three other Spartan-IIIs. The seven Spartans were then ambushed by the notorious mercenary, Shaan Koal, whom managed to take down two of the seven Spartans. Jay managed to tackle the mercenary and render him unconscious with a swift kick to the head. Knowing that it wasn't their objective to kill Koal, they left him alive. They managed to get to the bridge and the Spartans killed the bridge crew. Jay ended up putting the ship on autopilot, where it would be rammed into another rebel ship while the Spartans escaped.
A year later, Jay, Anchor Team, a division of marines and some heavy armor units were sent to eliminate the Insurrection in the Hydra system, along with capture several stolen files that were deemed vital to the war with the Covenant. This unit was codenamed 'Scalpel'. During the mission, Scalpel had to deal with the terrorist group known as the Blood Cougars, a group led by a group of Spartan-IIs and a few IIIs who had gone rogue. The rebels managed to completely slaughter the marines, and Anchor Team was forced to engage them. During the fight, Jay would suffer brutal damage to his SPI armor, and his MA37 had been snapped in two by one of the traitor spartans. What remained of Scalpel fled from the fight while Jay attempted to fend off the rogue spartans. While Scalpel captured the files, Jay was severely injured, and the enemy escaped. By the end of the mission, Jay had almost completely stopped speaking.
Lone Wolf (2542)
In 2542, Jay would have his first lone-wolf mission, where he and Anchor Team would be all separated for nearly a year. The Spartan-III had been sent in a captured Covenant corvette, primarily to scout out a Covenant world for ONI. After Jay arrived at the alien system, he rigged his ship to blow as soon as he gave the order. The Corvette was soon boarded by another suspicious Covenant vessel, and Jay slipped onto this ship.
After escaping onto the surface via a stolen banshee, Jay activated the bombs aboard the ship, and the corvette was blown to bits. The ships nearby were also heavily damaged by the blast, and caused the Covenant fleet near the planet to be put on high alert. On the surface, Jay located a Covenant shipyard. After some searching around, Jay located a Covenant bomb, dragged it to the shipyard, and detonated it.
Now aware of his presence, the Covenant began to scour the world for the spartan. After being found and attacked, Jay suffered several injuries before escaping onto a banshee and stowing away on another Corvette. Jay would be reunited with Anchor Team soon after hijacking the vessel.
Persia IX (2543)
Spartan-I425 fought through the Covenant's unsuccessful attack on Persia IX, but received many injuries in the process. He suffered much plasma damage to his armor, but was lucky enough to manage surviving the battle. During the fight, he suffered head trauma, plasma burns, several broken limbs and a stab wound from a plasma sword. It took an entire year to recover. While Jay was severely injured, he persisted on getting another mission with ONI and UNSC officials. He was unsuccessful, but one year later, he got his wish.
Jay was sent to Miridem to help neutralize the Covenant threat on the world, and only barely managed to escape once the world was glassed by the xeno fleets.
He and Anchor Team was sent to defend numerous UNSC generators from Covenant forces. One of the generators, the one Jay had been first assigned to defend, was damaged by a Covenant Plasma grenade, and then was quickly dispatched.
After the generator was destroyed, essentially meaning he and his team failed the mission, Jay immediately ordered a retreat, with the team managing to evacuate but finding themselves left with nothing but failures.
In 2544, Jay and Anchor Team were taken to Falaknuma to eliminate a rebel faction, whom had managed to take control of the world completely. The reason such a small force was sent was because of the navigational hazard around the world. Anchor Team's Pelican was shot down, crashing into multiple trees, in the middle of a large forest. Almost all aboard were killed in the crash, excluding Anchor Team and one Spartan-II, Kylie-082. Soon afterwards, the Spartans would engage heavy rebel forces from all sides and would be holed up near the crash site for some time until a group of surviving Army forces began to draw the attention of the insurgents and create a gap that would allow the Spartan teams to successfully weaken the rebels and send them on a retreat.
The campaign would last for several years, up until the Covenant attacked it in 2547.
The second major event during their time on Falaknuma was a year later, where Anchor Team, along with their Spartan-II ally, would manage to take a Falcon and conduct an aerial assault on a rebel outpost. Jay was one of the ones using a turret, and Jay saw multiple generators that seemed important to the base. Jay managed to destroy one of the generators, which made the base quickly lose power. Jay yelled for Kylie, one who was also using a turret, to destroy the machines. Jay managed to destroy another one of the four generators, quickly putting the base in a vulnerable position. Jay and Anchor Team quickly landed and attacked the base, where they would destroy it by damaging the nuclear device inside of the base. Before the base exploded, Jay and Anchor Team, along with Kylie, escaped by the Falcon that they had stolen.
By 2546, it had been already well-known that there were Spartans on Falaknuma. However, what the Insurrection did not know was that two UNSC ships, one Epoch-class heavy carrier and one Charon-class frigate, had come out of Slipspace near the world. The two ships deployed multiple UNSC ground forces to the surface, albeit a limited amount of support due to the navigational hazard around the planet. These forces would assist the anti-insurrection forces heavily during the campaign.
The first large battle was the Battle Of New Moscow, where UNSC forces managed to take back the city of New Moscow. Jay, during the battle, was ordered to hold the line and keep any rebel forces away from the city. Jay did this by having multiple Scorpion tanks block the streets of any rebel vehicles, while the cannons of the tanks would keep away smaller units. Jay then would take a Warthog, with Kal in the passenger seat, and Jayne in the turret. Using a makeshift ramp, they launched into the air and smashed into multiple rebel vehicles, inflicting minor injuries but startling the rebels enough.. The warthog would be flipped on its side, and the three would use the vehicle as cover. After hours of fighting, the rebels retreated as the UNSC began to advance. The battle was a major victory during the campaign, and it seemed that Falaknuma could have peace once more.
Jay on Falaknuma fending off the Covenant
In 2547, the world was attacked by the Covenant. Both of the UNSC ships were destroyed almost instantly, crashing on the world and destroying New Moscow. Jay managed to reactivate a UNSC anti-air gun, which denied access of Covenant air vehicles to where Jay, Anchor Team, and a squad of ODSTs were hiding out. However, Covenant ground troops began to move in on the survivors, when Jay would find a SPNKR. Jay used all the ammo the SPNKR had available, two rockets, which managed to damage a Wraith. Jay would be ordered to hold the line no matter what, and while doing so, got heavily injured, being knocked into a wall by a Plasma Grenade, and went unconscious. He would wake up two days later, inside a partially-destroyed Pelican dropship. Jay abandoned the destroyed aircraft and found that his surroundings had been almost completely destroyed. Jay realized that his coms had been damaged, and he limped through the rubble of a city, where he would find weapons and a group of Marines. There, they would be ambushed by a group of Jackals, Elites, and Grunts. Jay would grab a shotgun off of the ground and kill one of the Elites, first by taking out it's shields and then stabbing it with it's own energy sword. However, a Stealth Elite would sneak up behind him, and almost stabbed him, until one of the Marines tackled the Elite and held it off, until it stabbed her in the stomach. Jay took out his knife and stabbed the Sangheili before it could get back up. Jay and the Marines would fight through Covenant forces and make it to a UNSC base. The group would make contact with the UNSC when they exited the dead zone, where Jay would be picked up by a Pelican, with the rest of Anchor Team on it, where they would be pulled out from the world. Later, they would find out that Falaknuma was re-taken by the UNSC.
Jay found out that he was to be pulled out from Falaknuma, not being informed on what was happening. Jay, along with the rest of those being pulled out, were transported to an orbital station above Reach, where they were given Mark-V MJLNOIR armor, and Fireteam Gamma One officially became known as Anchor Team. They would be stationed there until the Covenant's invasion of Reach.
The Fall Of Reach (2552)
Jay captured on the helmet camera of an ODST on Reach
Jay ended up fighting on Reach alongside only Adam-I420. Jay and Adam were tasked with destroying a Covenant Spire, which was holding back a wave of ODSTs from landing on the ground. After gunning down waves of Covenant, Jay and Adam managed to reach the spire, only to be met by several brutes and their chieftan. The Spartans were both injured by the Chieftans gravity hammer; Jay in the shoulder, and Adam in the leg. While they did still manage to defeat the brutes and destroy the spire, Jay and Adam would be missing in action for some time before being rediscovered.
After this, he rendezvoused with the rest of his team and escaped Reach, when Jay noticed the Pillar Of Autumn escaping. While Anchor Team escaped on a pelican that would be taken in by the Spartan's Prayer, Jay lost all optimism for the war after witnessing the world be glassed.
Jay, Adam, Kal, and Jayne were sent on the world to initially fend off Covenant forces from the world. First, Anchor Team was ordered to protect multiple power generators as to make sure that the city of New Berlin still had power. However, Jay hesitated to kill a hunter, which would damage the generator enough to destroy it. Anchor Team was soon after sent to destroy a CCS-class battlecruiser as to prevent the world from being glassed, where he would be given a HAVOK to do so.
Jay assassinates an elite on Beta Hydri VI.
Jay would be shot in the shoulder twice by a needle rifle, and then also was ambushed by an Elite using active camouflage. Jay managed to kill the Elite using his shotgun, and after that, Jay activated the HAVOK nuke that they were given, and Anchor Team used their jetpacks to escape the ensuing blast. He and Anchor Team would later witness a small fleet of UNSC ships attempt to make the attacking Covenant fleet flee from the world, only for the ships to be absolutely crushed by the Covenant's superior ships and weaponry.
Battle of Earth (2552)
Jay and the rest of Anchor Team would fight in the battle as a very minor role, mainly fighting on the front lines, and I425 ended up taking a Falcon to provide air support. Jay ended up getting shot down and could've died, if it weren't for his MJOLNIR. He would go unconscious for an hour and a half, until a group of Marines found him and woke him up.
After this, he and a platoon of Marines took down an enemy Scarab to give civilians time to evacuate, thanks to Jox Regdinal ramming the machine with a Scorpion tank, allowing Jay the chance to hop on.
Jay, Jayne, Kal, and Adam were finally given the orders to pull out, and they did after seeing the New Mombasa Slipspace Event occur. Even so, they would participate in many other campaigns during the Battle of Earth.
During the Battle of Earth, Jay and Anchor Team was sent on a mission to eliminate the Covenant holdout located in Eastern Russia, in the city of New Stalingrad. This mission, known as Operation: WINTER DESERT, would go on for weeks, even with the Spartan assistance.
During the fighting, Anchor Team struck several important targets, including a Covenant mining station, several armories containing both Covenant and Forunner weaponry, and finally killed the leading Jiralhanae known as Kalakgraul.
Jay during Operation: WINTER DESERT with an MA37.
Afterwards, after Operation WINTER DESERT was finished, Anchor Team and an assortment of ODSTs was sent to central New Tokyo, which was under assault from a single CCS-class battlecruiser. The goal of the attack was to carry a small pair of FENRIS warheads, one to the bridge of the vessel, and one to the engines of the battlecruiser, and thus disable the vessel.
Fighting their way through the Covenant troops, Anchor Team managed to utilize the ship's gravity lift and board the ship. Splitting up into teams of two, Jay and Adam went for the engines, fighting through more Unggoy and Kig-Yar troops.
Injured, Jay volunteered to defend the engine room while Adam set the warhead in place.
As Jayne and Kal's warhead went off, the battlecruiser began to tip downwards, and the two began to run for it as the warhead's timer counted down.
Managing to escape, the ships engines exploded and the battlecruiser began to fall to the ground.
Anchor Team managed to all take control of an empty Warthog and escape as the CCS-class exploded and laid waste to hundreds of buildings and structures in the city.
Afterwards, ONI did it's best to cover up the event and did so to the point that the destruction was caused not by the Spartans, but apparently by the Covenant purposefully crushing the city under it as a suicide attack.
The Insurrection (2552-2554)
Jay's missions against the insurrection were highly secretive and proved to at least be somewhat effective against the rebels.
The first operation where he fought the insurrection was Operation: ALLOY.
In 2553, Jay and Anchor Team were deployed on Sheildum to find and eliminate an Insurrectionist hideout, where a large group of rebels were hiding out. Anchor Team was deployed by Pelican, and had jumped out from the ship midair. Jay managed to land nearby the base and quickly took out those who saw him. Jay was quickly noticed, however, and soon had to fight his way through the rebel forces. He and Anchor Team shortly gained control of several crudely built rebel explosives and rigged the base to blow to cover their escape, managing to clear themselves a landing zone before evacuating.
Jay shortly before his assassination of Therus Dark.
Later on that year, Anchor Team was separated temporarily for solo (otherwise known as "Lone Wolf") missions. Jay would be sent to neutralize a rebel leader by the name of Therus Dark, a Spartan-IV gone rogue. This "Lone Wolf" mission was not Jay's first mission alone, and yet he was not completely used to it.
Jay managed to infiltrate the base that Therus was in and managed to quietly take out the leader by killing Therus in his sleep, where Jay left the base unnoticed. However, after the rebels saw that their leader had been killed, they raised the alarm and found Jay, who quickly defeated those who attempted to spot him and got out unharmed. This was his last mission wearing his Mark-V MJOLNIR.
The Spartan-IV Program (2554)
In 2554, Jay was recruited to join the Spartan-IV Program as a result of his assassination of Therus Dark. He went through the training, and skipped the augmentation process due to already being augmented in his early stages of being a Spartan-III. He received his Generation Two armor and quickly grew to appreciate it thanks to it's high-tech nature. During the training, he developed an unhealthy resentment towards the Spartan-IVs, whom he considered arrogant, stuck-up, and reckless.
Jay combating Covenant forces during one of the numerous training simulations of the Spartan-IV programme.
During his training of becoming a Spartan-IV, Jay and Anchor Team were assigned to a game of Oddball with GAUNTLET Team in the War Games simulation. Jay would manage to grab the ball and began running. However, he was confronted by Tyler-A319, whom quickly had thrown his weapon aside. Tyler would lunge at Jay, tackling him, but Jay managed to push Tyler off of him. Jay's opponent would get up and kick Jay in the chest, knocking him into a crate. Jay managed to land a punch on Tyler's helmet, and I425 also managed to kick the other Spartan in the chest. Tyler would quickly regain his ground and managed to hit Jay's visor, cracking it. Jay, somewhat angry, tackled Tyler and began hitting Tyler in the visor. Tyler would quickly shove Jay off, and for a moment both Spartans seemed like they were about to tackle each other, but the simulation ended soon afterwards, leaving the fight forever unfinished.
The Second Battle of Requiem (2558)
Jay and many other Spartans were trapped on Requiem for some time. Jay led Anchor Team and a small group of ODSTs to attack a small Covenant patrol and scout out a Storm Covenant outpost. Jay immediately had Kal, Jayne, and four marines act as a diversion to draw the Covenant's fire, while Jay, Adam, and the rest of the Marines would sneakily break into the base and take out the defenses there. Jay would destroy the base using Covenant plasma batteries rigged to blow on a timer and inflicted substantial casualties to this outpost.
Jay and Adam picked off a remainder of the alien forces before a Phantom came in and launched several concussion volleys as it deployed more Covenant infantry.
After the marines were taken out by the additional reinforcements, Jay and Adam would escape and were soon evacuated off of the Shield World before Requiem's self destruct mechanism would send the world hurtling into it's own sun.
Jay on Requiem, fending off multiple Jackals.
The Raid (2558)
In 2558, the Spartan's Prayer and the Gladiator's Sun were attacked by a small group of Covenant remnant's who called themselves "The Prophet's Vengeance". Jay had been sent to eliminate the leader of the newly formed Covenant, an Elite by the name of Hral Torumai. Jay and Hral had a short but brutal fight, with the elite managing to break Jay's arm in an instant, and with Jay only barely managing to take his opponent out by sticking him with a spare plasma grenade.
Jay's armor was also severely damaged during the confrontation, as Hral had managed to slash through a portion of Jay's helmet with an energy sword, leaving a nasty scar running along the side of Jay's temple. Jay's luck seemed to be at it's best that day, as if the blade had been any deeper, he would have been killed in an instant.
When the UNSC Spartan's Prayer was attacked by the Banished, Jay managed to fend off as many as he could, and he managed to get to the bridge and defend it. However, the Captain of the ship brought a gun to his own head and killed himself, rendering the point of defending the bridge almost useless. The ship would immediately enter slipspace and appeared above an uncharted planet, at the edge of the Orion Arm itself. They attempted to make contact with the UNSC, however all frequencies were apparently being blocked, and they could tell that it was being jammed from the surface. Managing to defeat the Banished raiding party, Anchor Team managed to get to the surface through drop pods. Once getting to the ground, the group began following the source of the jamming signal. However, instead of finding some form of jamming generator, they found a Forerunner temple, which Anchor Team began exploring. They continued to follow the signal and found the source of it, where they would suddenly be ambushed by Promethean's. After fending the Promethean's off with no injury, the group managed to destroy the source and make contact with the UNSC Under Summer's Gaze.
The Insurrection of Beta Hydri VI (2558)
After Jay evacuated the world, along with the UNSC Under Summer's Gaze, he began suspecting that something was wrong with the ship's crew. After some quick investigating, he found that an Insurrectionist group had infiltrated the ship and was beginning to divide the crew, convincing many to attempt a mutiny of the small ship.
Jay on Beta Hydri
The rebels failed to hijack the vessel and were quickly ejected out of the airlock under Jay's orders. A shaken crew managed to make a slip-space jump to Beta Hydri VI, where Jay and the rest of Anchor Team made a rendezvous with Spartan-I303.
Jay later participated in a battle against the local insurrection, resulting in many deaths from both sides, however, failing to defeat the innies and being forced to regroup. He later managed to hunt down the leader and neutralize him, although he still considered this to be a failure..
Soon after his failed attempt to eliminate the insurrection on Beta Hydri VI, Jay was reassigned to Harvest and found himself equipped with an experimental set of MJOLNIR Generation 2.1 armor. Both he and his team were bewildered by the sudden shift, but Jay accepted the assignment nonetheless. As it turned out, this assignment would be his downfall.
The Hand Of Shadow had formed a rather remarkable underground presence on the planet, and Jay found himself caught in the middle of a planet-wide conspiracy to overthrow the local government of the world both politically and via brute force.
Jay led numerous raids on rebel homes and attempted several counter-insurgency ops, but to no avail. The Hand of Shadow had managed to garner an unusual amount of support on Harvest; whether it was due to the planets history of suffering, or due to the UNSCs sudden ignorance of the world ever since the post-war era, the Hand had won. Jay and several other loyalist UNSC troops were forced to hold out against the rebel onslaught, suffering numerous casualties and finding themselves surrounded by traitors. It was then that the UNSC decided to abandon the world. Soon afterwards they attempted to contact HQ, not knowing that Earth had been taken by the Created twenty-four hours before they had arrived at the planet.
However, this was not all. As the rebels came ever closer to victory, and as the loyalist troops began to evacuate, one of Cortana's guardians arrived at Harvest and fired off an EMP that would disable every piece of technology on the planet. Jay was within a Pelican when this EMP went off, and soon afterwards the vessel found itself hurtling, crashing down onto the ground with full force.
Luckily for him, Jay managed to survive the crash thanks to his armor; but would soon come to regret it. Jay attempted to fight through a constant onslaught of Created forces, and was killed within seconds in spite of all of his training and his new armor set; the simple truth was, Jay had been outnumbered and outgunned. Absolutely overwhelmed.
Jay-I425 would never see Anchor Team ever again, and was deemed MIA on Harvest. His corpse was never found.
Personality & Traits
"In a war, you kill for the blood. You kill for the suffering. You kill to win."
―Jay explaining war to a civilian, in an admittedly brutal fashion.
As a child, he was often very protective of his family, and was seen as very strange by his classmates. Because of this, he was bullied until he joined Incognito Company. While he was being trained, he was even more protective of his sister, and he at first did not work well in a team. He ended up becoming the leader of the team after Shane-I430 was killed during the augmentation process. This put Jay in a position he was unsure of until he successfully led his team during several war game simulations.
Jay, like many Spartans, was mildly sociopathic, not knowing what to do when someone is feeling emotion, and Jay fully embraced this, being increasingly negative and condescending to others. He was often seen as intense to many outside of his team, and in a way, this was true. Jay was largely quiet, often commanding his team through subtle hand gestures, however he would speak if he felt it was necessary, that, or to sometimes make the rare dry joke or two. Jay was resentful of the Covenant for killing him and Jaynes adoptive family, who were the only people that the twins had left after the death of their father and the arrest of their mother. To many Spartan-IVs he would end up working with, he would be mildly rude and unfriendly to them at first, and if he worked with them for enough time, he would show a begrudging respect for them. This was because he viewed them as stuck up and arrogant.
Jay was trained in hand to hand combat and Demolitions, although the former skill would slowly fade. After he received his MJOLNIR Armor, he mainly focused on his skills with rifles and CQB, mostly only using demolitions in select cases. He was also highly skilled in knife combat.
Jay's skills in demolition work became rustier and rustier the less he used it, although no known consequences have been discovered. Jay was also skilled in predicting hostile movements by studying what his enemies did. This included when he fought Hral Torumai, when he predicted the elites movements and managed to tackle him and slit his throat. With his increased reaction time, these skills were amplified greatly.
Jay was one of the few in Project:INCOGNITO who was on-par with the Spartan-IIs, and was one of the only one who truly benefitted from his CHRYSANTHEMUM Augmentations.
Carbide Ceramic Ossification Catalyst drug.
Skeleton is practically unbreakable, allowing for longer falls.
Fibroid Muscular Protein Complex drug.
Grants enormous strength to the user, due to increased density in muscles.
Night vision is increased, color sharpness is improved.
Reaction time is improved, decreases the time taken to react by 300%.
Career Service Vitae
Tyranian, Jay K.
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
FULL NAME: Jay K. Tyranian SERVICE #: I425
Unit: Anchor Team Enlistment Date: 2532 Status: Deceased Location:N/A
Gender: M Birthplace: Beta Hydri VI Birth Date: 08/7/2524 Blood Type: [Redacted] Height: 193.04 cm Weight: [Redacted]
Candidate A425 has failed the first test of Alpha Company, along with his sister, Candidate A428.
UPDATE - Transferring Candidate A425 to Project:INCOGNITO has begun.
UPDATE - Spartan-I425 was considered too valuable of an asset to be sent to his death, so he was removed from Spartan-III Incognito Company in 2551 and given augmentations that allowed him to used the Mark V MJLONIR armor, along with the rest of Anchor Team as well.
Jay seems to have mental scars due to witnessing his mother's suicide. Jay also seems to have rage issues time-to-time.
Jay joined the Spartan-IV program in 2557 due to his performance on the field, and ever since then has managed to survive through many events, such as the Requiem Campaign, [Redacted], and [Redacted]. ONI seems eager to recruit Spartan-I425 into the [Redacted] program.
Performance & Equipment
Jay seems to enjoy combat, performing decently during the simulations. He seems to prefer the MA5D over other weapons, strangely. Prior to his preference of the MA5D, he largely used the MA37 ICWS in combat.
UPDATE - Spartan Jay-I425 has gone MIA once again, for the second time. Last known location was Harvest. May be a possible spy for the Insurrection.
UPDATE - ONI was correct on I425's lethality. While the Fall of Reach was preventable (With this not helping Jay's record), he has proved his loyalty time and time again ever since Reach fell. Waiting for further results.
UPDATE - Spartan-I425's lethality against the insurgency seems to have gone up over this past year. We're considering recruiting him into the Spartan-IV Program.
Special Notice[s] and Status
Spartan-I425 has mental scars due to watching his mother commit suicide, and seems overprotective of his twin sister, Jayne-I428. As previously stated, may have anger issues.
UPDATE - Spartan I425 has been reported MIA on Harvest due to a sudden Created incursion.
The suppressed SMG would be Jay's main weapon alongside Incognito Company, with Jay enjoying the weapon's accuracy and silence.
MA37 Individual Combat Weapon System
Jay used the MA37 greatly when he wore his Mark-V MJOLNIR, to the point that he would occasionally find a way to use it on certain occasuons after being recruited into the Spartan-IVs.
MA5D Individual Combat Weapon System
Jay initially hated the increased weight and bulk problems of the MA5D, although he got past this issue soon afterwards.
During the rare occasions that he used the weapon, Jay would climb onto ledges and fire at hostile troops. However, during the rare occasions that he did, Jay definitely found it helpful in combat.
Jay, like the BR55, rarely used the SD-AR, but despised the weapon due to it's malfunctions with the ammo counter and the many jamming issues that it had.
Jay considered his knife one of his most precious weapons, as it was the only weapon he owned that was given to him when he was first deployed.
Jay prized his M6C/SOCOM greatly, due to it's stealth capabilities. While not perfect, Jay preferred it to other, louder sidearms.
I425 considered the M6G somewhat "fun" to shoot, and although it bothered him how loud it was when fired, he appreciated the weapon.
M6H2 Personal Defense Weapon
Jay despised the M6H2 greatly, due to his love for somewhat quieter weapons. He also considered it "too small", despite it being a fairly reasonable size.
Any and all weapons or equipment salvaged from dead soldiers
The SPI Armor was Jay's first set of armor, and he thought of it as the only wall between him and death.
The Mark-V MJOLNIR was Jay's first set, and he prized it greatly, being tempted to refuse trading it off with the Generation Two MJOLNIR. Occasionally, he swapped out his shoulder plating for certain missions, sometimes for seemingly no reason.
Generation Two MJOLNIR
Jay initially despised the Generation Two MJOLNIR, due to thinking it represented the arrogance he hated in the Spartan-IVs. However, he began to love the armor after it saved his life multiple times.
Generation 2.1 MJOLNIR
After returning to the Orion Arm, Jay was given the Generation 2.1 by ONI for Operation: ABOMINATION and possible further missions. Jay thought that the suit was not too dissimilar to the Generation-2 MJOLNIR, but appreciated the advancements in the armor's technology. However, the armor would be hijacked by the flood after Jay was infected.
I425 was a rival to Rick-I331 and Spartan-I303, often arguing with them in dangerous situations. This led to I331s death. I303, eventually, held a grudge against I425 for this
Jays favorite assault rifle was actually the MA37 ICWS, despite never using it after recieving his Gen 2 armor.
Jay's first two initials is a pun, making the sound of "JK", which is an abbreviation for "Just Kidding". The author apologizes for the inconvenience.
Jay's thoughts on the Generation Two armor and Halo 4/5's weapon and vehicle designs mostly is a shared opinion with the author as well.