“Miners are rated below Builders, but they are sensible, proud and strong. Miners know the raw, inner ways of worlds. Respect them, and they will treat you well, teach you what they know, and return you to your family with all the discipline and skills a Manipular needs to advance.”
— Bornstellar's Ancilla.[1][2]

Miners were one of the main castes in Forerunner society, ranking below Builders but above Lifeworkers.[1] They had to obtain the materials required for the work of the Builders.

After disobeying his father, Bornstellar-Makes-Eternal-Lasting, a Builder, was sent to work with the Miners.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo: Cryptum, forward jacket description
  2. Tor.comHalo: Cryptum chapter one excerpt
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