September 28, 2009


> — Staff @ 5:57 am

A fond farewell…

For the last twenty-some-odd months, the staff of Ascendant Justice – Vociferous and Cocopjojo – has enjoyed bringing various Halo observations to this site; observations which were, in many ways, simply extensions of our own pre-existing conversations. The rich fiction of Halo begs a deeper understanding, and its vast universe, a more profound excercise of exploration. And for this reason, this site as an outward facing paradigm of those conversations has been a great blessing to both of us.

Furthermore, Jironimo’s leadership, both financially and with the site’s overall design and objective, has been irreplaceable. We’re not entirely certain what his future plans are for the site or its existing content, but his commitment to the staff throughout the Ascendant Justice endeavour has been thorough and well appreciated. Thank you, Ivan!

So it comes with some level of sadness that both of us will now part ways with Ascendant Justice. Not long ago, an opportunity emerged which allowed us to work with 343 Industries on an experience known as Halo Waypoint. While we can’t fully reveal our capacity with this project, we can say that Microsoft recognizes our readers’ interest in this site and the passion and love which encompasses that readership base – and for this reason, we owe you, our readers, the most appreciation.

Without you, there would be no Ascendant Justice, nor would there ever need to be one. So thank you for the attention you’ve provided to our site and we look forward to offering the same level of deference and respect to the franchise on Halo Waypoint as we have done on Ascendant Justice.

– Vociferous & Cocopjojo


  1. Good luck you two, make ’em stick to the complexities of the lore.

    Comment by Battle Magnum — October 4, 2009 @ 2:27 am

  2. I am disappointed that you would leave without at least writing a detailed analysis of ODST there is so much information from com terminals & data on the USNC Covenant war for example the engineers situation and drone ranks at least if you can keep every thing to the story perfectly

    Comment by Dragrath — October 5, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

  3. I am disappointed that you would leave without at least writing a detailed analysis of ODST there is so much information from com terminals & data on the USNC Covenant war for example the engineers situation and drone ranks at least if you can keep every thing to the story perfectly good luck

    Comment by Dragrath — October 5, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

  4. I’m…shocked. We’ll miss you guys. Make us proud in 343.

    Comment by Richard — October 5, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Well this would explain the absence of you guys commenting on Halo 3 ODST. Congratulations on Halo Waypoint, I’m looking forward to that. I wish you guys had done something for Sadie’s Story like Kilination said at the top. It is indeed a sad day. Your viewpoints and insight we on par with the novels and the games, perhaps better.


    Comment by Scott — October 6, 2009 @ 12:28 am

  6. Wow, first time comment from me like others. I have read many of your articles and the depth that you guys go into each section of Halo in itself was superb. I am a little sad that this place will be empty, but top job guys, you couldn’t have done it any better. Best of luck for your future endeavors.


    Comment by Chris — October 6, 2009 @ 3:35 am

  7. Halo Waypoint! Wow! Congratulaions guys! I do have to say I will miss this site and all you’ve done for us fans. You’ll always be remembered. Good luck on bigger and better things!

    Your Loyal Fan,

    Comment by Chris000 — October 6, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  8. I think like everyone else I was hoping for a look into ODST but still that is a huge achievement. Good luck with 343.


    Comment by Adam — October 6, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

  9. This is indeed a sad day. Ascendant Justice is/was THE BEST Halo site out there, the deep readings and explanations of Halo lore is unrivaled.

    I’ve enjoyed everthing I’ve read and coupled with the books/games helps complete the picture for me in the epic Halo saga.

    While it’s sad to see you two go, I actually see it as a good thing for now I know that 343 industries, looking after the Halo IP, are going to have 2 people who can ensure the Lore is locked down tight 🙂

    I hope someone else will fill in the void you’ll leave surrounding all the new Halo releases and I also hope you enjoy creating the mysteries as much as you enjoy unravelling then.

    Comment by Adam — October 7, 2009 @ 6:03 am

  10. I’m just curious: Will this stay up/be archived, or should I start archiving/saving every last page now? 😐
    Thanks for everything you’ve given us the last almost two years, and great work so far! Good luck!

    Comment by Space — October 8, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

  11. Thanks for all the intriguing and well written articles you’ve published over the years. You guys did a great job.

    Comment by Danny A G — October 8, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

  12. it’s sad to see you guys leaving…will be visiting halo waypoint though…

    Comment by x7 — October 9, 2009 @ 6:25 am

  13. you guys provided alot of much needed info on the ending of halo 3 and if it wasnt for that i would still be searchin the web lookin for clues

    but thanks to you guys i wont need to

    you guys did a good job over the last few years

    Comment by jackson — October 9, 2009 @ 9:21 am

  14. Very sad. You will be missed. Good luck at 343.

    Comment by Mark — October 9, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  15. Sorry to hear that you guys are leaving, I really enjoyed the meticulous studies you have made of the Halo universe which are very much interesting to read. But anyway, good luck at 343, I will keep an eye and an ear out for Halo: Waypoint, whatever it maybe.

    Comment by Mikes — October 11, 2009 @ 6:26 am

  16. It’s sites like this and guys like you that make Halo more than just “a video game”. There are countless Halo fans out there that are every bit as engrossed in the story and fiction as the actual gameplay. Thanks for providing such great insight on the Halo canon. I wish you best of luck at 343, and am eager to see what you guys will bring to the table there.

    Comment by Alan — October 12, 2009 @ 11:39 am

  17. I came here looking for an odst review as well, and was shocked to see that you guys are leaving. But you’re bringing a tremendous amount of talent to 343, so they should be honored to have you, and I’m sure whatever you help them turn out will be great and I look forward to seeing it. Good luck! And thanks for everything you’ve written here; I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    Comment by Jesse — October 12, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

  18. This site has been a huge contributing factor in my love of the Halo universe, and the mysterious Forerunner legacy especially. While I’m sad that there’s not likely to be such continuation here, it comes in the best possible way, by rewarding you guys for your efforts and devotion to helping broaden others’ enjoyment of the series. Very best of luck in your new positions, and any and all future endeavours.

    Comment by Araqiel — October 13, 2009 @ 9:27 am

  19. I’m not sure I can add anything new to the comments above, other than to second ever last comment celebrating your tremendously well written and incisive articles. I for one will miss them incredibly (especially the fantastic articles on the Terminals), but I am looking forward to catching up once again on Halo Waypoint.

    Best of luck in the future and thank you for making Halo more than just a game.

    Comment by KujiGhost — October 14, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

  20. Felt compelled to right something, but just as the post above, I cant come up with anything relevant to add. Good luck though!

    Comment by Janaka — October 17, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

  21. Aw. I, as well as others here, was looking forward to reading something about ODST.

    But I’d like to say congratulations to the both of you. I hope you never cease to amaze the Halo community. Good luck 🙂

    Comment by Grimmothy — October 19, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

  22. This is very saddening. The amount of content this site had about the Halo universe was extraordinary and it was great to come here and be surrounded by fellow Halo nerds who loved the game as much as myself. Please tell me that someone else will be taking over the site!

    Comment by ForerunnerFox — October 20, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  23. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    This blog was Halo’s best! All the insights, images, observations… GOOD LUCK!!!

    Comment by Alex — October 24, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

  24. I’m gonna miss you guys.

    Comment by Christian Bethel — October 29, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  25. You will be missed. I never commented on your site before, but I wanted to wish you a bright future at 343 and hope for good things to come.

    Comment by A Farewell To Kings — October 29, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

  26. man i downloaded waypoint it was da bomb i hope you guys will come back good job on waypoint thx guys

    Comment by deathless — November 10, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

  27. Happy and sad news at the same time, you guys offered some of the best insight into the Halo universe that I, and probably most who visited the site have ever seen. Good to know that this won’t be the last we hear from you though. This gives me more excitement for whatever 343 Industries’ projects are as well.

    Comment by Matt — November 12, 2009 @ 1:00 am

  28. You guys were and are simply the best. Your insights vastly improved my understandings and appreciations of the franchise. You guys rock! And will be missed =(

    All the best
    -Sean Oswald

    Comment by Seanroc2 — November 17, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

  29. ”Were it so easy..”

    Comment by Rev4n — November 20, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

  30. Thanks for all the insight. I’ve read everything at least twice. Your website has made me the the go-to guy for Halo related questions amongst my IRL circle of friends. Good luck with 343 and Halo Waypoint, but most of all, have fun!

    Comment by Adam Goode — November 21, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

  31. i manage a video game store, a very large and busy one at that.

    whenever asked my favourite game halo always is my first answer.

    no matter how many times i played the games or read the books every time i visited this site i was slammed with endless pieces of infomation that would have gone straight over my head.

    i could always without fail come to this site, read your articles and get a complete and detailed insight to halo lore.

    thank you very much for the service you have done me and other fans, and for free.

    there is a saying of if your good at something dont do it for free, well i hope now 343 will be paying you.

    i hear they pay very well. enjoy every penny, you have earnt it.


    Comment by Fabien Regione — November 22, 2009 @ 7:24 am

  32. 1st time posting, but I felt I had to. I’m sad you guys are leaving, but I can’t help but feel excited at what you might bring to Waypoint. Best of luck, and we’ll see you there!

    Comment by Fatman — November 24, 2009 @ 3:23 am

  33. You guys knew halo like no-one else. If ever i had spare time i would always come here to see and learn about halo. Without you I probably never would have been such a raving fan so I had to say something. I hope to see some of your writing into halo lore posted on halo waypoint. Good luck.

    Comment by Gregg — November 28, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

  34. Jeez, no wonder the forum has been dead for a while.
    And I’m just seeing this now?

    Good luck Voc and Cocop! Thanks for everything here at AJ.

    Comment by Schultz — December 24, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

  35. No more forum? dang

    Comment by Cobaltz — January 27, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

  36. Ascendant Justice… without you I would have bored of Halo’s campaign long ago, but your detailed and fun insights have led me to play all of the games over again just to see what i’ve missed. R.I.P, Ascendant Justice. You will be missed.

    Comment by Hujgup — January 30, 2010 @ 7:16 am

  37. Well than. this would be my first and likely last comment here… So let it be said, Thank You!
    I intend to continue enjoying all your hard work, i only ask that you please forward any info required to follow you beyond even Waypoint.
    At that I will mention what I’m doing right now… Setting up some campaign ideas for both GURPS, Rifts… YAY!
    Forerunner campaign.
    Joining the covenant campaign.
    Other independent ones, not to mention anything about Shieldworld…
    Your work will and has provided a “Super-source” and for that I am infinitely in debt to ya.
    See you ingame

    Comment by E63 — February 28, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  38. Any chance we can get a high resolution shot of that picture? And sad to see you guys go, but hell i’ve been loving waypoint just as much as i enjoyed this site!

    Comment by Ryan — March 22, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

  39. It’s sad but I never knew Cocopjojo edited this site.. I’ve seen him online a few times.

    Well, very sad to see you go, I just stumbled upon this site again, and enjoyed every minute of it (there were at least 50).

    –HC Mongoose

    Comment by Mongoose — August 21, 2010 @ 7:29 am

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