"This baby has so many canon breaches in it, you'll never know what official lore is again."
Behold the noobiest of them all! I've been around these parts for about two years now, and am an active member of the community! If you find my name too long, you can call me UZ for short. If you wanna hear me stop blabbering and look at my stuff <insert name here>, then get on with it, and go to my Organizer and Sandbox. My sole work that I'm really proud of is my Sangheili character Grono 'Yendam. I've met some pretty cool people here during my year, and I'd recommend you to join so you can meet 'em too! (If you haven't already joined. :P) Moving that aside, I've got two plasma grenades, so who wants hugs?
As rain pours down upon a city rooftop, they clash. Two figures clad in near-identical armor, their faces hidden behind broad-visored helmets, trade blows through the drenched night air. The crunch and thud of armor striking armor reverberates across the roof and down into the foggy streets below. Each fighter tears into the other with every ounce of their strength. Nothing is held back. They punch and kick, grapple and throw. Each time one of the combatants falls they rise from the rain-slicked rooftop to throw themselves back into the battle with even greater ferocity.
Each sees the other’s attacks before they come. They know every move, every form, down to the slightest twitch. They’ve sparred countless times, teaching each other techniques, learning together until they know the other’s moves better than they know their own. They’ve sparred, but never fought.
Marcus P. "Pete" Stacker was a veteran Orbital Drop Shock Trooper serving in the UNSCMarine Corps during the 26th century. Coming from a family with a long history of military service, Stacker enlisted at the minimum age and joined the UNSC counter-insurgency effort on Tribute, where he first took part in Special Operations. Wounded during the course of Operation: TREBUCHET, after recovering from his injuries Stacker was offered Special Forces training and transferred to the 7th Battalion, 105th Shock Troops.
Participating in a number of engagements with the Covenant, he was eventually selected by the Office of Naval Intelligence in 2542 as a drill instructor for SPARTAN-IIIGamma Company. Having seen child soldiers used before by the Insurrection, Stacker was always concerned with the emotional health as well as the physical capability of the trainees, but nonetheless knew when to be stern and made a fine instructor. His job finished when the candidates left for augmentation, Stacker returned to the 7th Battalion and was present for some of the most critical battles of the entire war including the battles of Alpha Halo, Delta Halo, and the Ark, surviving to see its end in late 2552.
"A team of Spartan-IVs pulled from the best of the UNSC ranks. While perhaps not as well-known as others, they have marked themselves as one of the top teams in the entire branch of Spartan Operations."
Fireteam Caliber is a Spartan Operations team made up of Spartan-IV operators culled from the ranks of various military branches. Created on January 17, 2558 for the Requiem Campaign, the team lasted long after, engaging in multiple missions in the Joint-Occupaton Zone against Covenant remnants ranging from scouting to breakthrough ops. They continued in this manner until the Created Conflict began, seeing them stuck on the UNSC Infinity as it narrowly escaped a Created Guardian.