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This is the culmination of human achievement.
UNSC Infinity (HCS: INF-101, REG: 77263.000_A) was the first Infinity-class supercarrier commissioned into the UNSC Navy following the end of the Human-Covenant war in 2553. Infinity was a starship technology demonstrator, using recovered technology found during the war against the Covenant Empire and from Forerunner facilities and installations.
Infinity's mission prior to the First Battle of Requiem was to locate the remaining Halo Arrays and other Forerunner installations and establish bases on them to oversee their decommission. They were also tasked with the search of Jul 'Mdama and his remaining Covenant. However, Infinity was pulled off this assignment by order of Lord Terrence Hood in favor of UNSC Vociferous.
Infinity was originally designed by Vice Admiral Elizabeth Sark, Commander Oscar Greyson, Dr. Dana Wolff, and Dr. Sada no Okuni as part of Project OUROBOROS. The original purpose of the ship was to be a mobile colony ship in case of societal collapse during the days of the Human-Covenant war.
Infinity began construction in 2544 in the Oort cloud on the outskirts of the Sol system. The Office of Naval Intelligence attempted to keep the ship's construction a secret by permanently stationing workers in the Oort cloud while maintaining a complete communications blackout. The original purpose of Infinity was to beat back the Covenant in the event that Earth was lost and humanity needed a last resort.
At least seven Huragok helped with refits, including Perfect Density and Requires Adjustment. These Huragoks helped upgrade the ship prior to launch. Some of their upgrades included more precise slipspace navigation as well as modified communications allowing ships to communicate even in slipspace. These modifications delayed Infinity from full deployment as it was still not complete and with the modifications it would take even longer.
- Main article: Raid on the UNSC Infinity
The Hunt for the HalosEdit
Four years after the Human-Covenant war, Infinity was officially commissioned into the UNSC Navy. One of her first assignments was to locate the remaining Halo Installations so that the UNSC could study them and later decommission them. While moving the Composer from Installation 03 to Ivanoff Research Station, Infinity would receive a set of coordinates leading to Requiem.
Finding the Master ChiefEdit
- “Mayday! Mayday! This is the Captain of the UNSC Infinity, we're encountering an unknown gravimetric disturbance. We are without power and are on a collision course with an unidentified forerunner planet!”— Captain Andrew Del Rio's distress call prior to impact on Requiem's surface.
While en route, the ship received a distress call from UNSC Forward Unto Dawn. As part of Protocol 117-Alpha, the ship pursued. Upon arrival, Infinity informed FLEETCOM of the situation and attempted to contact the two survivors of the Dawn. The Didact then seized control of the ship and Infinity crashed onto the interior surface of Requiem, where it was attacked by Promethean and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant forces.
After subsequent repairs Infinity was able to lift off. Surface parties were deployed to neutralize a gravity well. The Infinity escaped the shield world without directly engaging with the Didact, and likely followed a plotted course to Carinae Station.
Upon returning to Earth, FLEETCOM removed Captain Del Rio of his position for abandoning the Master Chief on Requiem. Thomas Lasky, the ship's XO was given the captain role instead. When the Ur-Didact attacked Earth, Infinity engaged Mantle's Approach, penetrating its hull with her forward MACs. This action provided John-117 a route in which to infiltrate the vessel with a Broadsword fighter and destroy it from within using a HAVOK Tactical Nuclear Weapon.
Return to RequiemEdit
- Main article: Second Battle of Requiem
Toward the end of the conflict Infinity was boarded by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant and Promethean forces.
While the Covenant trapped Infinity with a Forerunner artifact using slipspace as an anchor, Jul 'Mdama manipulated Requiem's systems sending the planetoid on a collision course with its local star. Fireteam Crimson, Fireteam Majestic and Sarah Palmer were deployed to deactivate the artifacts anchoring Infinity to Requiem. Upon success, the Spartan fireteams narrowly regrouped with Infinity amongst falling debris via D79H-TC Pelican dropships. Infinity made an emergency slipspace transition out of Requiem as it fell into its star, which exploded into a massive supernova, the deadly energy of which followed the vessel through its slipspace transition point. Infinity narrowly made its transition back into realspace speeding ahead of the pursuing inferno which was cut short as the transition closed.
- Main article: Battle of Ealen IV
Following the tour on Requiem, Infinity was tasked with escorting Fleet Admiral Lord Hood and the Arbiter to Ealen IV for peace talks. Commander Bradley was put in charge of the ship while Lasky went ground side. During the meeting Vata 'Gajat ambushed the delegates and jammed any signals, preventing Infinity from intervening. During the battle Captain Lasky and Spartan Naiya Ray destroyed the jammer, reestablishing a link to Infinity. Meanwhile, Bradley informed Lasky that the Sangheili and Jiralhanae were about to attack one another but Lasky was able to intervene and rallied them with Infinity. The ambassadors were kept safe but at the cost of Fireteam Bailey.
- Main article: Oth Lodon Skirmish
- Main article: Battle of Ven III
- Main article: Operation: ATHENA
By October 17, 2558 Infinity had returned to Earth to receive a refit. These changes saw some of the hull and weapons swapped out for parts originally intended for Infinity's sister ship, UNSC Eternity.
Infinity would operate in a number of theaters and act as a mobile base for multiple battles and events during this time. Infinity was deployed to Kamchatka. Blue Team would report to Infinity during the raid on Argent Moon. The ship was also deployed to Sanghelios to drop off Fireteam Osiris, Dr. Catherine Halsey and Spartan Sarah Palmer.
- Main article: The Reclamation
When the Guardians were dispersed, Infinity was still in the Urs system. Upon arrival of a second Guardian to Sanghelios, Infinity jumped back to Earth. In orbit of Earth, Captain Lasky managed to get Infinity into slipspace just prior to the EMP wave of a Guardian there.
Following this, the ship would start making random jumps before being contacted by Dr. Halsey on Sanghelios. After that, the Infinity planned to appear off the far side of Suban for 15 minutes to pick up Halsey, Palmer, Fireteam Osiris and Blue Team.
- “The ship is more than five kilometers long, and it has more compartments, rooms, and facilities than I care to count, much less name. Here's how I'd describe Infinity: It's long and gray and looks something like the barrel of a rifle, which, in part, isn't untrue. Infinity has more weapons than you can shake an energy sword at.”— Spartan Edward Buck describing Infinity.
While the ship was built at the Special Assembly Plant Concord at the Sol system, a multitude of different parts were manufactured by different companies. Materials Group built the armor, Boglin Fields created the sublight engines, Misriah Armory developed the shield Generator, and the Watershed Division (with the Office of Naval Intelligence) built the various parts of the science decks.
Armament & DefenseEdit
Infinity's primary armament consists of four CR-03 Series-8 magnetic accelerator cannons. Infinity boasts a significant missile network that can be implemented for ship-to-ship combat, anti-air defense and orbital gunfire support for Marine forces. Placed throughout the ship are 1,100 missile pods of three types: Archer, Rapier, and Howler, totaling the ship's missile payload at 25,900 missiles. Close-in defense against enemy missiles, fighters, and boarding craft is provided by the ship's M965 Fortress point defense system, a network of 830 70mm automatic cannons. It also has a number of Mark 2551 Portable Magnetic Accelerator Cannon placed along the ship.
The engines are of Forerunner design, recovered from Trevelyan.
The UNSC Infinity featured a number of AIs. The ship director was Roland, a Volitional Artificial Intelligence. He managed all the other AIs on the ship including the expert systems and software constructs of the various ship compartments.
The total known estimate of Troops aboard Infinity is 7,150. This is spread out among an unknown amount of Spartans, 5,400 Marines, 750 Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, 800 UNSC Army Troopers, and 200 UNSC Air Force personnel.
Infinity is capable of storing ten Strident-class heavy frigates or 10 Anlace-class frigates in its sub-vessel deployment bays along its ventral surface. A total of 150 D79H-TC Pelicans or F-41 Exoatmospheric Multirole Strike Fighters can be deployed. The Infinity carries eight D96-TCE Albatross as well.
Infinity also contains a number of smaller shuttle craft and pods too including 329 R1295 Launching System/M9407 SOEIVs, 124 B854 Jettison Bays/M8823 HEVs, 8900 SKT-29 Class-8 EHL/Cs and 12,570 RLT-85 Emergency Shuttlepods.
Infinity carried a number of ground vehicles including 560 M12 FAVs, 10 M510 Mammoths, and a number of M808B Main Battle Tanks, M274 Ultra-Light All-Terrain Vehicles, and HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark IX ADSs.
- Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 - Officially listed dead
- Lieutenant, Junior Grade Frederic-104
- Petty Officer Second Class Linda-058
- Petty Officer Second Class Kelly-087
- Captain Veronica Dare
- Lieutenant TJ Murphy
- Lieutenant Austen
- Master Sergeant Marcus P. Stacker
- Sergeant Jaime Velasco
- Sergeant Virgil Bernardin
- Private First Class Forrest
- Private Ted Brown
- Private Gordon Cooper
- Private Fred Gordon
- Spartan Sarah Palmer – Commander of Infinity's Spartan complement
- Spartan Robert Dalton
- Spartan Horatio Fry
- Spartan Yeong-Hao Holst
- Spartan Carlo Hoya
- Spartan Anthony Madsen
- Spartan Jared Miller
- Spartan Joel Thomas
- Spartan Gabriel Thorne
- Spartan Tedra Grant
- Spartan Naiya Ray
- Spartan Jameson Locke
- Spartan Edward Buck
- Spartan Olympia Vale
- Spartan Holly Tanaka
- Fireteam Apollo
- Fireteam Bailey
- Fireteam Crimson
- Fireteam Majestic
- Fireteam Mountain
- Fireteam Osiris
- First Lieutenant Paolo Jiminez – Killed in action, First Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Estey-Bethel – Killed in action, Second Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Lincoln – Killed in action, Second Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Dunlap – Killed in action, Second Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Casillas – Killed in action, Second Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Tashi – Killed in action, Second Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Cara Costabile – Killed in action, Second Battle of Requiem
- Spartan Vladimir Scruggs - Defected to New Colonial Alliance; killed, Battle of Ealen IV
- Spartan Paul DeMarco – Killed in action, Battle of Ealen IV
- Captain Thomas Lasky- Commanding Officer 2557–Present
- Lieutenant Commander Phillips
- Lieutenant Cameron
- Lieutenant James – Helmsmen
- Lieutenant Jespersen - Communications
- Lieutenant Priselkov
- Lieutenant Ryder
- Lieutenant Jet
- Lieutenant Junior Grade Campbell
- Petty Officer Richardson
- Master Chef Jonathan Lowell
- Chief Mechanized Repair Officer Gordon Kushner
- Weapon Officer Austen
- Roland – Shipboard AI
- Dr. Henry Glassman — Chief engineer
- Dr. Morgan Rivera
- Dr. Leslie Boyd
- Dr. Shannon Owen
- Dr. Ruiz
- Dr. Taylor Pierce
- Dr. Lani Truman
- Dr. Stafford
- Dr. Cameron Alexander
- Dr. Emerson King
- Dr. Devon Quinn
- Dr. Dennis Russell
- Captain Andrew Del Rio – Commanding officer, 2552 - July 2557
- Aine – former AI, destroyed during First Battle of Requiem
- Commander Bradley - Killed in action.
- Dr. Catherine Halsey – Defected to Jul 'Mdama's Covenant after Second Battle of Requiem
Concept Art and Pre-Release ImagesEdit
Overviews and Size ComparisonsEdit
- The final design for Infinity was supplied by Ansel Hsiao, a 3D artist who previously submitted artwork for the Star Wars guidebook The Essential Guide to Warfare.
- In Episode 7 of Spartan Ops, UNSC Infinity is the only playable scene that does not take place on the surface of Requiem.
- There are a number of Huragok assigned to Infinity.
- Infinity breaks the tradition of major ships in the Halo series being severely damaged or outright destroyed by the end of the game.
- Despite being listed as a Human prototype based on Forerunner tech, Infinity's Slipspace drive is stated by Dr. Glassman as well as Dr. Halsey as being entirely of Forerunner origin.
- Halo: Glasslands (First mentioned)
- Halo: The Thursday War (First appearance)
- Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
- Halo 4
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: Initiation
- Halo: Escalation
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon
- Halo: Tales from Slipspace
- Halo: Bad Blood
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo, Page 42 & 43
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo, Page 133
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Halo 4 Limited Edition - Bonus Item: Gabriel Thorne's Data Book
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, Page 188 & 189
- ↑ Halo Waypoint - Intel: Spartan Ops
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Halo 4 - Level: Midnight
- ↑ Halo Legendary Crate - Bonus Item: Data Drop 1 - Welcome to Fireteam Apollo Page 3
- ↑ Halo 4 - Promotional Material: The Commissioning
- ↑ Spartan Ops - Episode 7, Mission 2: Home Field
- ↑ Halo Fest (PAX Prime 2011) — Halo 4 concept art display"
- ↑ Halo Fest 2011 - Halo 4 Discussion! PART 3
- ↑ Halo: Escalation Issue 1, Page 13
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Halo: The Thursday War - Chapter 2, Page ??
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Halo 4 - Level: Forerunner
- ↑ Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
- ↑ Halo 4 - Level: Requiem
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Halo 4 - Level: Infinity
- ↑ Halo 4 - Level: Reclaimer
- ↑ Halo 4 - Level: Shutdown
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- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 Spartan Ops - Episode 1: Departure
- ↑ Spartan Ops - Episode 2: Artifact
- ↑ Spartan Ops - Episode 6: Invasion
- ↑ Spartan Ops - Episode 10: Departure
- ↑ Spartan Ops - Episode 11: Exodus Conclusion
- ↑ [[Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual]], Page 11
- ↑ Halo Waypoint - Halo Community Update - Chasing Shadows
- ↑ Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder - Calm in the Storm
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Blue Team
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 Halo: Bad Blood - Chapter 1, Page ??
- ↑ Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Swords of Sanghelios
- ↑ Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Guardians
- ↑ Halo: Bad Blood, Page 25, 26
- ↑ Halo: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon - Rossbach's World, Page ???
- ↑ Halo: Bad Blood - Chapter 2, Page ??
- ↑ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, Page 228
- ↑ Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual, Page 13
- ↑ Spartan Ops - Episode 7: Chapter 2, Home Field
- ↑ Halo: The Thursday War, Page 287