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== Halo 4 bits ==
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Following is a collection of tidbits found or discovered related to Halo 4 fiction, through bulletins, videos, etc.
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== Section 3 ==
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'''Section 3''' is an ongoing Halo community game, of sorts, taking place in community forums, chat, and at times within the game itself. Primarily, it involves a number of AIs and operatives working to locate [[Halo 4 Forerunner Sequences|Forerunner sequences]] which unlock additional Halo lore and game assets. Some operatives are also enemy agents infiltrating the communications, working against community and Section 3.
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Following is a collection of tidbits found or discovered related to Halo 4 fiction, through bulletins, videos, promotional material, etc.
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* [[#Priority Transmissions|Priority Transmissions]]: "Eleventh Hour" (pre-release hidden material)
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* [[#Forerunner Symbols|Forerunner Symbols]] - hidden symbols spelling a sequence of characters with dot headers, used for unlockable HaloWaypoint.com content and in-game assets
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* [[Halo 4 SecOp Dialogue|SecOp Dialogue]] - interactions with Section 3 operatives and AIs via the HaloWaypoint forum and community IRC chat. (lengthy, and ongoing)
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Promotional content:
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* [[#EVILAWAKENS]] - a promotional campaign partnering with community websites, in which videos were released containing the inverted [[:Image:Glyph_DidactInv.jpg|Didact glyph]] and a number at the end, resulting in a place, date and time for a London, UK launch event: at the [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:+51%C2%B0+30%27+20%22+N,+0%C2%B0+4%27+31%22+W&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.307813,60.820313&t=m&z=14 Tower Bridge] ([http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151128718646344.438296.13905281343&type=1 event photos])
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** Completed sequence: '''05 11 20 12''' / '''51° 30' 20" N, 0° 4' 31" W''' / '''(time)'''
  
 
=== Priority Transmissions ===
 
=== Priority Transmissions ===
===== Oct 17 Bulletin =====
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Four of five communications were discovered scattered within Waypoint bulletins leading up to the release of Halo 4, codenamed '''Eleventh Hour'''. These are communications between "Codename Surgeon" and "Codename Coalmine", outlining the state of the Covenant war.
* [http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2012/10/17/The-Halo-Bulletin-101712-.aspx Bulletin]
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# [[Halo 4 Priority Transmissions#Oct 10 Bulletin|October 10 Bulletin]]
<blockquote class="monofont" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">PLNB PRIORITY TRANSMISSION [CLASSIFIED]
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# [[Halo 4 Priority Transmissions#Oct 17 Bulletin|October 17 Bulletin]]
ENCRYPTION CODE: [CLASSIFIED]
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# [[Halo 4 Priority Transmissions#Oct 25 Bulletin|October 25 Bulletin]]
PUBLIC KEY: N/A
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# [[Halo 4 Priority Transmissions#Nov 2 Bulletin|November 2 Bulletin]]
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# <!--[[Halo 4 Priority Transmissions#Nov 9 Bulletin|November 9 Bulletin]] ?? -->
  
FROM: CODENAME SURGEON
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=== Forerunner Symbols ===
TO: CODENAME COALMINER
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[[Image:Halo4-FRSymbols_5pc.jpg|right|400px]]
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Based on the Forerunner character set used on HaloWaypoint.com "Classified" code entry page, characters have been discovered embedded in various media releases, as well as in-game content.
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* Sequences are identified by a set of dots and spaces in each piece header. Entering these codes unlocks various Halo universe intel, extra content, and downloadable assets such as avatar awards.
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* Full analysis and sequence archives here: [[Halo 4 Forerunner Sequences]]
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* Forum/IRC dialogues of various Section 3 ops and AIs archived here: [[Halo 4 SecOp Dialogue]]
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<br clear="both"/>
  
CLASSIFICATION: ELEVENTH HOUR [2/5]
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=== EVILAWAKENS ===
SUBJECT: OVER THE FENCE
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[[Image:EvilAwakens_anim.gif|left|200px]]
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A series of community-released videos are released containing the Didact symbol in natural environments, followed by a number at the very end.
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<br clear="both"/>
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{| align="center"
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|- align="center"
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|'''Glacier: 05'''
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|'''Butterfly: 11'''
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|'''Hoover Dam: 20'''
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|'''Chase: 12'''
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|- valign="top"
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|<videoflash>B76QgnZcgI4|200|150</videoflash>
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|<videoflash>4QlL2Vbd0-M|200|150</videoflash>
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|<videoflash>VQT_0bva4No|200|150</videoflash>
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|<videoflash>euXFSvsGmUQ|200|150</videoflash>
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|- align="center"
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|'''Building: 51° 30' 20" N'''
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|'''Stonehenge: 0° 4' 31" W'''
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|'''Big Ben: 20:00'''
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|Location: [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:+51%C2%B0+30%27+20%22+N,+0%C2%B0+4%27+31%22+W&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.307813,60.820313&t=m&z=14 Tower Bridge (London, UK)]
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|- valign="top"
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|<videoflash>rAPyeuphvqo|200|150</videoflash>
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|<videoflash>jkHEyG1LMb8|200|150</videoflash>
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|<videoflash>IUkkw8yFYkI|200|150</videoflash>
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|}
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<br clear="both" />
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* In completion, this reveals an event taking place on Nov 5, 2012 at the [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:+51%C2%B0+30%27+20%22+N,+0%C2%B0+4%27+31%22+W&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.307813,60.820313&t=m&z=14 Tower Bridge], London. <ref>Article: [http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/48259/xbox-360-annexes-liechtenstein-halo-4 pocket-lint.com]</ref>
  
/FILE EXTRACTION-RECONSTITUTION COMPLETE/
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== References ==
/START FILE/
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<references/>
 
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SPECIES CANDIDATE//LINE RECORD 94:73:02:75
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UNGGOY// Sensors at Balaho indicate stability, no off-planet transport recorded since Solipsis. Runners are claiming that Buwan has been abandoned as well, but we’re keeping our eyes on it anyway. Moderate Unggoy populations have been observed in Sangheilian systems at various intervals.
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KIG-YAR// Eayn’s native population continues to grow and expand within reasonable governing parameters; its economic and social lines have stabilized in the wake of the war. Muloqt, Kaelarot, and Valyanop, the primary interplanetary colonial sites, all remain static, with little notable movement. There are rumors of mercenaries operating alongside a handful of more conservative Sangheili states, although that has yet to be substantiated.
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SANGHEILI// Most intel here originates from ground contacts, but sensors have assisted with validation. The primary issue with the Sangheili is that of discordant cultural symmetry. It is difficult to assess military growth across several dozen active colonial vectors all with disparate political structures. Nevertheless, any and all visible military activity appears to be internecine in nature.
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NOTE: A cluster of Sangheili frontier worlds saw a sudden and anomalous convergence of unregistered ships, largely cruisers of varying classes according to a handful of remote relays stationed nearby. By the time sensors were deployed, the ships were gone. The relays can’t assess numbers or strength, but the readings we have indicate that this wasn’t an expeditionary voyage or something tied to a single state. It appears to have been much larger.
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/END FILE/
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Latest revision as of 10:30, 27 December 2012

Section 3

Section 3 is an ongoing Halo community game, of sorts, taking place in community forums, chat, and at times within the game itself. Primarily, it involves a number of AIs and operatives working to locate Forerunner sequences which unlock additional Halo lore and game assets. Some operatives are also enemy agents infiltrating the communications, working against community and Section 3.


Following is a collection of tidbits found or discovered related to Halo 4 fiction, through bulletins, videos, promotional material, etc.

  • Priority Transmissions: "Eleventh Hour" (pre-release hidden material)
  • Forerunner Symbols - hidden symbols spelling a sequence of characters with dot headers, used for unlockable HaloWaypoint.com content and in-game assets
  • SecOp Dialogue - interactions with Section 3 operatives and AIs via the HaloWaypoint forum and community IRC chat. (lengthy, and ongoing)

Promotional content:

  • #EVILAWAKENS - a promotional campaign partnering with community websites, in which videos were released containing the inverted Didact glyph and a number at the end, resulting in a place, date and time for a London, UK launch event: at the Tower Bridge (event photos)
    • Completed sequence: 05 11 20 12 / 51° 30' 20" N, 0° 4' 31" W / (time)

Priority Transmissions

Four of five communications were discovered scattered within Waypoint bulletins leading up to the release of Halo 4, codenamed Eleventh Hour. These are communications between "Codename Surgeon" and "Codename Coalmine", outlining the state of the Covenant war.

  1. October 10 Bulletin
  2. October 17 Bulletin
  3. October 25 Bulletin
  4. November 2 Bulletin

Forerunner Symbols

Halo4-FRSymbols 5pc.jpg

Based on the Forerunner character set used on HaloWaypoint.com "Classified" code entry page, characters have been discovered embedded in various media releases, as well as in-game content.

  • Sequences are identified by a set of dots and spaces in each piece header. Entering these codes unlocks various Halo universe intel, extra content, and downloadable assets such as avatar awards.
  • Full analysis and sequence archives here: Halo 4 Forerunner Sequences
  • Forum/IRC dialogues of various Section 3 ops and AIs archived here: Halo 4 SecOp Dialogue


EVILAWAKENS

EvilAwakens anim.gif

A series of community-released videos are released containing the Didact symbol in natural environments, followed by a number at the very end.

Glacier: 05 Butterfly: 11 Hoover Dam: 20 Chase: 12
Building: 51° 30' 20" N Stonehenge: 0° 4' 31" W Big Ben: 20:00 Location: Tower Bridge (London, UK)


  • In completion, this reveals an event taking place on Nov 5, 2012 at the Tower Bridge, London. [1]

References

  1. Article: pocket-lint.com
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