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Halo: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon is an anthology containing several short stories set in the Halo universe.[1]


Lessons LearnedEdit

Main article: Lessons Learned
“This story begins on March 29, 2554, more than a year after the end of the Covenant War (Halo 3) - a thirty-year struggle for humanity's survival waged across its embattled colonies - and the subsequent activation of the SPARTAN-IV Program, which would eventually undergird the United Nations Space Command's fledgling Spartan branch (Halo: Initiation).”
— Official description

What RemainsEdit

Main article: What Remains
“This story takes place immediately following the mysterious and tragic events that transpired in Halo 5: Guardians on the glassed colony of Meridian - a world that had fallen after a series of unrelenting Covenant attacks that stretched from 2548 to 2551 (Halo 2: Anniversary era), shortly before the end of the war.”
— Official description

Breaking StrainEdit

Main article: Breaking Strain
“This story takes place in 2553, during the harrowing final days and aftermath of the Covenant War (Halo 3 era).”
— Official description

Promises to KeepEdit

Main article: Promises to Keep
“This story takes place at the close of recorded Forerunner history, during the events that followed the destruction of the Forerunner capital world by the rogue artificial intelligence Mendicant Bias (Halo: Cryptum) and the subsequent activation of the Halo Array to end the centuries-long war with the extragalactic parasite known as the Flood (Halo: Silentium).”
— Official description

Shadow of IntentEdit

Main article: Shadow of Intent
“This story takes place in 2553 following the Great Schism, a sudden and violent civil war within the Covenant alliance (Halo 2: Anniversary), and in the wake of the thirty-year long Covenant campaign against mankind (Halo 3).”
— Official description

The Ballad of Hamish BeamishEdit

Main article: The Ballad of Hamish Beamish

Defender of the StormEdit

Main article: Defender of the Storm
“This story takes place near the end of the Forerunners' three-hundred-year war with the Flood, a little more than 100,000 years BCE (Halo: Cryptum, Halo: Silentium).”
— Official description

A Necessary TruthEdit

Main article: A Necessary Truth
“This story takes place three months after the United Nations Space Command's extraction of the 717th research battalion by the elite Spartan Blue Team from the volatile and besieged colony of Gao (Halo: Last Light).”
— Official description

Into the FireEdit

Main article: Into the Fire
“This story takes place four years after the Covenant's brutal and costly rampage across human-occupied space (Halo 3 era) and Kilo-Five's brief mission on Venezia, culminating in the destruction of the highly-sought-after Covenant battle cruiser Pious Inquisitor (Halo: Mortal Dictata).”
— Official description

Saint's TestimonyEdit

Main article: Saint's Testimony
“This story takes place on January 17, 2558, five years after Operation: BLOWBACK involving the specialised military artificial intelligence Iona (Halo: Bloodline), and six months after the pyrrhic destruction of Cortana in order to stop a significant and immediate threat against Earth (Halo 4).”
— Official description

Rossbach's WorldEdit

Main article: Rossbach's World
“This story takes place in October 2558, during the galaxy-spanning event involving the resurrection of ominous and powerful Forerunner Guardian constructs across a number of populated worlds (Halo 5: Guardians).”
— Official description


Main article: Oasis
“This story takes place in July 2558, five years after the Covenant War came to a sudden conclusion (Halo 3 era) and a year after the shocking and deadly attack on Earth by the Forerunner commander known as the Didact (Halo 4).”
— Official description


Main article: Anarosa
“This story takes place in March 2556, three years after the end of the Covenant War (Halo 3 era) and one year after FAR STORM, a joint military operation between humans and their former Sangheili enemies in order to secure the remote and mysterious Forerunner installation known as the Ark (Halo: Hunters in the Dark).”
— Official description


  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder, The Write Stuff


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