- “We deserve to be forgotten.”
Prior to their firing of the Halo Array by the Forerunners, Abject Testament and his fellow monitors met aboard a Lifeworker ship to be installed on their respective Halos. At the meeting, Abject Testament expresses to Guilty Spark the opinion that they and the Forerunners deserve to be forgotten.
Despite protocol, Abject Testament failed to respond to any of Guilty Spark's hails after the Halo firing. 049 was also failing to continue directing and maintain critical systems on Installation 03. Tens of thousands of reports from Installation sub-monitors talking about the poor state of quarantine controls and about the failure to respond to research requests and maintenance, can be traced back roughly 20,000 years ago.
- 049 is a reference to Bungie's love for 7 (7X7=49) and follows the same format as the other monitors.
- As of 2557 the UNSC has control of Installation 03, but it is unknown if the Monitor is helping them, or if they have failed to find it so far.