now that the war is over, the rings destroyed, along with the covenant. peace finaly restored, friends made. human recolinzation of the planets. but something was stirring in the darkness of onyx III. waiting for it's time to rise and destroy all in its way. across the galaxy they waited, watched, and have built an army so large, the galaxy has ever seen. unsc ship the spirit of fire encounter this threat. many lives were spent. eventualy the spirit of fire escaped, but barely. we sent in the remaining spartans, but one survived. he returned to new reach and told the story of how his men died. unsc startled by his story took up responsibility to raise a new army. an army highly trained spartans, only this time the survivor will train them. they wont be spartans. they're gonna be palidens.