Originally the Guardians were built to record the legacy of the Precursors. Over time this idea would be lost to the Foreunners, and eventually the Ecumene would use the Guardians to keep lesser species in-line. To help police solar systems, the Forerunners hid Guardians on numerous planets throughout the galaxy, and seemingly on every planet with life. Some of these planets include Meridian, Sanghelios, Conrad's Point, Laika III, Ursa IV, and Trevelyan.
This continued through to October 2558. On October 25, 2558, Blue Team was transported to Genesis on the Meridian Guardian. On October 27, Fireteam Osiris would travel there on the Sanghelios Guardian. By this point, Cortana had claimed the Mantle of Responsibility for the Created, and began to send them back out into the galaxy.
Function and Behavior
The Forerunners used the Guardians to keep troublesome worlds in-line with Forerunner laws during the age of their Ecumene.
The ancillas of the Guardians were known to be "strange" and "cold" and had limited personality and empathy. The ancilla were also influenced by the Domain to become some of the best suited AIs to enforce the Mantle of Responsibility.
A Guardian consists of many polygonal pieces floating in unison to form an upright bird-like shape. On all parts of the structure there are massive glowing circles having unknown functions. Their size is described as the size of a skyscraper and are made completely out of Forerunner metal. This metal was magnetic.
Armament & Defense
They also possess EMP capabilities able to sabotage every piece of technology on a planet and its surrounding space. The Guardian can undulate various parts of it's body as a defense mechanism against boarders. The exact armament of the Guardian is as follows:
They are capable of slipspace travel through a self-formed bubble.
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- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo, Page 88 & 89
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Genesis
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Halo: Legacy of Onyx - Chapter 3, Page ???
- ↑ Halo 5: Guardians - Levels: Reunion, Genesis, The Breaking, and Guardians (level)
- ↑ Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Unconfirmed
- ↑ Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Battle of Sunaion
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Guardians
- ↑ Halo Wars 2 - Level: Last Stand
- ↑ Halo 5: Guardians - Levels: Evacuation and Battle of Sunaion