This page is comprised of a series of articles covering the characters and events of the terminals as found within Halo 3’s campaign:
The complete storyline of the historic events which caused the fall of the Forerunner race. This is the backbone of the series and should be read first as a point of reference. You can find the annotated PDF version here, with citations leading back to The Index bibliography.
The tale of Didact and Librarian as told by the terminals. This is an in depth look into the lives of two beings that ignited a chain reaction which brought about the events of the Halo trilogy.
The story of Mendicant Bias, an AI construct through whom the galaxy was both lost and redeemed. He is the central character of the Halo trilogy, despite what many would believe, and this article explains exactly why.
- Terminal Visuals (Complete)
A brief glance at the symbols and images found within the terminals, their meaning and how they impact the story the which is told.
Disclaimer: The above articles, while cited with direct sources both within and without the terminal entries, are based on the amount of information currently available. As with any fictional story, certain elements have remained hidden, questions are yet unanswered and parts of the canon are still evolving. While the aforementioned articles offer a tremendous amount of supporting documentation, some elements may be found to be inaccurate or incomplete as Bungie continues to reveal the story. Please review the cited sources firsthand if you have any question about the validity of the content. A special thanks should go out to WikiBruce which seems to be the only other reservoir of information currently available about these matters – and was frequently cross-referenced to ensure accuracy.