Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

The Age of Discovery is a time period in Covenant history. It is believed that during this Age, the San'Shyuums (possibly with the help of the Huragok), discovered the remains of Forerunners, probably giving birth to the Covenant religion, with its central theme that the activation of the Halo Array would begin the Great Journey for the Covenant, leading them to salvation. What they did not know is that activating a Halo causes destruction of all sentient life within a 25,000 light year radius.

Progression of the Ages[]

During the Progression of the Ages, an appropriate dialogue is as followed:[1]

Leader, or Chieftain: Discovery.
Congregation, or Pack: Fourth! Wonder and understanding!


The Age of Discovery is represented by carved geodes.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo: Contact Harvest, page 196