I often wonder if Bungie really places a considerable magnitude of significance on the things that hardcore fans pay attention to. When I walk away from these thoughts, I do so usually with the genuine satisfaction that they do, in fact, pay attention to the details and our attention to these same details is often well rewarded.
When capturing some images for the next article on the Terminals, I was perusing the interior of the Ark’s control citadel when I started to really pay attention to each individual ring. As you may remember, the main chamber of the Ark’s control citadel is a long, narrow walkway which is girded by the seven Halo installations. This platform, hovering precariously over the Ark’s foundry, is where the Forerunners activated the Halo Array one hundred millennia ago and where the Covenant’s leadership attempted to fire them during the events of Halo 3.
Upon close inspection, you can actually view the Forerunner name as well as the geographical terrain for each ring. While I’m certain this isn’t the first time someone has taken a close look at these items, it may well be the first or most distinctive time someone has spent to capture them for a meager directory. In each attached link, you’ll find an image of the Forerunner symbol for the ring’s name, as well as a capture of the installation’s surface.
- Installation 01
- Installation 02
- Installation 03
- Installation 04
- Installation 05
- Installation 06
- Installation 07
We’re allowing comments and reader interaction regarding each installation’s page – so feel free to express your own thoughts about these strange artificial habitats. They can take up to 24 hours to post, so be patient. Thanks and enjoy!