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Edge of Oblitorartion
by steven treantafellou "Edge4" (treantafellousteven@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy   User Review:
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This is a screen play I have writen for my creative writting class as a project. (c) all rights reserved to me but I do not own ORON UNSC SPARTAN III SABER PELICAN COVENANT ECT. I just warped those ideas into my own. Again thsi is only for a project and I am open for any feed back from the viewers. Enjoy Edge of Oblitoration. ETA 30 min SHADOW company out ;) P.S: I love the game series Halo and it inspired me to write books about what I think really happened and no it is not copy write if you are coming up with the Characters from the top of your head ;3


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author. I will not give away this screen play for any thing. It is my creation that took about a week to come up with.



EDGE OF OBLITORARTION

FADE IN:

EXT. OFFICE OF NAVEL INTELLIGENTS SLIPE SPACE GRID - DAY
                                                            
MARCUS, early twenties, depressed, war tested, with a shaved
cut head, and with a scar on his left cheek from shrapnel.
Is talking with TANIA, walking to the ONI slip space grid
base. She is in a plain white T-shirt and camouflage shorts
with long blond hair and green eyes. Marcus is in his armor
that is battled tested through countless battles.
                                                            
                       MAIN 2 (Tania)
So what now Marcus? We can't do
anything for this planet. It is
completely owned by the covenant
now.
                                                            
                       MAIN (MARCUS)
I know (pause) Gather every last
marine that is alive. I'll call
for EVAC to come get us. And I
think it is time to visit some old
friends.
                                                            
Marcus smirks under his helmet before taking it off. He hand
it to Tania before walking into the base. He is placing his
hand onto the palm scanner. The door open up and he is
walking into the opening.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE THE ONI SLIP SPACE GRID BASE - DAY
                                                            
Both workers are talking to each other about the pings on
the radar. Worker two is leaning on the metal bulk head of
the base. Worker one is scanning the radars. Bruce is
watching the security monitors.
                                                            
                       WORKER 1
Radar picked up three strong pings
on the planets slip space grid.
Around 24:54 on Thursday.
                                                            
                       WORKER 2
Multiple pings, maybe it's our
cargo transport with our new
weapons relay?
                                                            
                       MAJOR
Don't get your head high in the
clouds now. No cargo transport
pings are that strong. Could be
            (MORE)

2.

                       MAJOR (cont'd)
one of our battle fleets coming in
for evacuation?
                                                            
The two workers are arguing about the pings on the slip
space grid. For a while since it first showed up. Field
marshal MARCUS is walking into the grids relay system. He is
looking around for lieutenant HAMMER A. RATCHET. When he is
in the relay system, both workers turned in shock when they
seen the last of the ORON soldiers alive.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE THE SLIP SPACE GRID SYSTEM - DAY
                                                            
When Marcus is entering the room, he is looking around for
Lieutenant Hammer. He is talking to Hammer once he found
him.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
Lieutenant hammer a. ratchet of
the 4th infantry battalion of
SPIRIT OF FIRE, can you please
step out side for a moment? The
rest of delta squad would like a
word with you riflemen.
                                                            
                       LT HAMMER (hammer)
You mean (pause) delta (pause) how
can this be? Every one in delta
was assigned to different squads
and teams. How did you assemble
delta again?
                                                            
                       MAIN (marcus)
Simple I went out to look for them
and being apart of delta squad my
self. It was not hard to find them
since I have their suits
transponders.
                                                            
The field marshal is motioning to the glass doors where AMY
JESSICA MILES NOAH STEALTH and SCOPE are sitting and are
waiting for the field marshal.
                                                            
                       WORKER 1
      (alarmed)
We've got multiple contacts coming
out of slip space! Space probes
picking up the images now! We've
got multiple CCS covenant battle
cruisers with Corvettes! Activate
the planets defense grid!
                                                            

3.

The worker is slamming his fist down on a small glass box
that is sealing a leaver. Then the worker is pulling the
leaver down along with pressing buttons in a code to contact
with the planets defense base.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE MAROON DEFENSE GRID BASE - DAY
                                                            
The woker's are talking on the communication relays to the
Maroon Defense base.
                                                            
                       MDB
This is the Maroon defense grid;
we've received your request on
activating the anti-air MASS
drivers due to covenant contacts?
                                                            
                       WORKER 1
Oh just activate them!
                                                            
Without another word he is activating the planets anti-air
MASS driver guns. It takes one marine to use one MASS
driver. And there is marines operating the MASS drivers. The
lieutenant is turning around and Marcus is throwing his
helmet to him.
                                                            
                       LT HAMMER
Right.
                                                            
Is all the young lieutenant can say right now as he is
getting up from his chair and putting on his helmet
following Marcus out of the door.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE ONI SLIP SPACE GRID BASE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Marcus is talking to Tania on his COM relay asking for a
direction. Tania is giving him feed back all calmly.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
Tania give me a heading.
                                                            
                       MAIN 2 (Tania)
Well this is a fraction of the
covenant fleet. I say this planet
will be destroyed at around
(pause) oh I don't know (pause)
twenty four hours. They will be
heading for the MASS drivers
first. But at one hefty price.
                                                            

4.

                       MAIN (Marcus)
Right then lets evacuate the
remaining ground forces and
civilians from Maroon. We will
fall back to Domain-3 until our
battle fleet arrives.
                                                            
                       MAIN 2 (Tania)
Seems fair enough Field Marshal,
evacuation was already active.
                                                            
After running out of the slip space grid system, delta squad
is making their way to falcon-2 dry docks. Ten Helsion class
battle cruisers are waiting for evacuation along with
Marathon carriers.
                                                            
 
INT. OUTSIDE FALCON-2 DRY DOCKS - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Marcus is talking to the Commander aboard Spirit Of Thunder,
giving him a field report. Commander James is giving Marcus
his feed back on the report.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
Get those ships star side
Commander! We need to get out of
here now!
                                                            
                       JAMES (Commander)
We can't do that Field Marshal. We
need marines on ground providing
A-A support with those MASS
drivers. If those MASS drivers are
not operable, we can be blown to
dust.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (depressed tone)
Copy Commander (pause) Field
Marshal Marcus, out.
                                                            
His COM relay clicked off and all he is hearing is children
and women crying, fearing their lives. He is looking back at
his team, and is looking back at the civilians and is taking
his rifle out.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
Take these ships out, I'll find
another way off Maroon. Jessica
and I will stay behind to make
sure the MASS drivers stay online.
See you guys back on Domain-3.
                                                            

5.

Marcus is taking off with Jessica trailing behind. Tania is
trying to catch up with him. But SCOPE and STEALTH is
grabbing hold of her before she can catch up.
                                                            
                       SCOPE
You heard our C.O. We need to get
off this planet.
                                                            
                       MAIN 2 (Tania)
But we can't leave Marcus behind
SCOPE! I don't want to lose
another friend!
                                                            
                       STEALTH
      (calm tone)
He told us to go, that is an order
Tania.
                                                            
Tania is seized her struggling in Stealth and Scopes arms.
Stealth is leading her into the last Marathon ship still in
the docking station. Each crane holding up the ship is
detaching from its hull so it can prep for dust off. Each
blue engine is roaring loudly, burning with a blue passion
for human survival. Tania is watching from the aft window.
Are watching Marcus and Jessica running down the dirt trail.
Her heart is sinking deeply in her chest, and is hurting
with pain as if some one is stabbing her.
                                                            
 
EXT. RUNNING BACK TO THE MASS DRIVERS BY FALCON-2 - NIGHT
                                                            
Marcus is talking to Jessica about the plan with short
steady breathing as they run to the nearest Mass driver.
Jessica is closely behind Marcus listening to what he
saying.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
Jessica you know our mission. We
must buy our EVAC ships some time
to leave orbit and enter slip
space. These MASS drivers must
stay online until their clear.
Covies or not, we need them to
stay online!
                                                            
Marcus is vaulting over a dead log into a swamp. Once he is
landing into the murky brown water, some of it is splashing
onto Jessica. Thank god she is wearing her helmet.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (curious)
Where to Field Marshal?
                                                            

6.

                       MAIN (Marcus)
We must back track to the nearest
MASS drivers around falcon-2 dry
docks. Then we can search for a
Pelican or if we are lucky enough,
a Saber Fighter.
                                                            
Both ORON soldiers are rushing through the waters and mud.
The sound of each MASS drivers sounds like thunder clapping
away in a level six hurricane. Three Corvettes are seen
above the city of Versi. One is hit badly by their MASS
drivers; the other two is engaged by Marathon ships.
                                                            
 
EXT. IN THE MURKY SWAMPS OF VERSI - LATER
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (alarmed)
Marcus Phantom!
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Acknowledging)
I see it! Just keep moving!
                                                            
Jessica is running up right to Marcus's side and is having
her rifle on her shoulder. The phantom's plasma turrets are
firing when they're in range, one grunt is operating it. So
both ORON soldiers are hitting the deck behind a dead log
that is twice as big as a hunter. The phantom is dropping a
crimson Zealot elite task force
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (saying nervously)
Marcus (pause)
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (annoyed)
I know Jessica!
                                                            
Marcus is throwing three fragmentation grenades between two
elites first, while he is grabbing hold onto Jessica's arm
before the three grenades detonated. Both ORON soldiers are
running pass the explosion of water, mud, and white hot
shrapnel. Jessica is firing her AR5C rifle with her special
ghost point ammunition striking their flesh instead of their
energy shields. Marcus is grabbing the last Zealots arm with
its energy sword, is twisting it around to its back, and is
snapping its shoulder right out of its socket. The elite are
roaring in pain up to the heavens. Marcus is grabbing
Jessica and is running to the MASS driver.
                                                            
 

7.

EXT. LEAVING THE SWAMPS OF VERSI - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Marcus is running while Jessica is following behind him,
Marcus is having a feeling that they are to late. The
Jessica is pointing out covenant ships glassing the MASS
drivers.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (shallow)
Something tells me that we're to
late!
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Marcus up in the skies, the
covenant started glassing the
planet!
                                                            
Jessica is grabbing Marcus by his arms, forcing him down to
the waters for cover as an enemy Corvette over one MASS
driver is glassing it to dust. Their armor is flashing a red
warning sign, is signaling radiation is filling the air.
More Corvettes glassed the rest of the MASS drivers and is
heading to the Defense grid base.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUT OF THE SWAMPS NEAR THE DESTROYED A-A GUN - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (talking to his AI)
Jax can you pull up a list of
ships still in dock, we need to
get off of Maroon now.
                                                            
Jax is acknowlaging Marcus's command and is bringing up a
list of ships in dock.
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
I am on it Field Marshal. There is
one Pelican still docked in the
ship breaking yard of Vigor. And
two Saber-117 star fighters docked
in Jacinto sir.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (questioning)
Which one's the closest distance
on foot?
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (assuring)
Jacinto Field Marshal.
                                                            

8.

Once Marcus is hearing his information, he is breaking out
into a lightning bolt sprint with Jessica. The navigational
assessment vector is pointing on Jessica's helmet getting
them closer to Jacinto. They are going to make it off of
Maroon after all.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR JACINTO SHIP BREAKING YARD - NIGHT
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (pointing out to
       Marcus)
Marcus look up ahead, I see the
ship breaking yard.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (ordering)
Double time it Jessica, because
here comes covenant!
                                                            
They are going as fast as they can. Jessica's motion sensor
is pinging thirty miles back. She is looking back for a
quick second.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (telling marcus)
Marcus we have in coming banshees!
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (telling Jax)
Jax get Jacinto's A-A turret's
online now!
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (being steps ahead)
I'm three steps ahead of you Field
Marshal, the A-A turrets are
online and ready to open fire once
in range.
                                                            
Forty miles are the anti-air turrets range, and Marcus knows
they are about ten miles short.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (talking to
       Jessica)
Stay behind me! We need to keep
moving, and stay out of range of
the Banshees.
                                                            
The banshees are shooting blue plasma bolts at both ORON
soldiers. Marcus is hearing one bolting by his ear. He is
hearing the air crackling with static.
                                                            

9.

                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (saying out loud.)
Shit!
                                                            
Marcus is throwing down a familiar disk down on the ground.
And once three banshees are flying over it, the disk is
opening up and is activating an electro magnetic pulse and
is disabling the banshees.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (telling Jessica)
Keep moving!
                                                            
Marcus is flipping the safety off of his rifle, knowing that
there is covenant over the next ridge.
                                                            
 
EXT. THIRD RIDGE OUT BY THE SHIP BREAKING YARDS. - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (ordering Jessica)
Stay by the trees Jessica and fire
at any covenant in view. Copy?
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (nodding tiredly)
Understood Marcus.
                                                            
Marcus is leaping down the ridge onto a covenant elite. He
is taking its sword and activating it, and is sending the
blades straight into its neck. He is leaving the sword in
its neck and is shooting seven grunts in their heads.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
Jessica you can move now. It's all
clear down here, and looks like it
was a Covie patrol unit.
                                                            
Marcus is seeing one ghost near the fifth dead grunt.
Jessica is sliding down the ridge and is landing onto the
dead elites back. She is taking its energy sword to keep.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Amused)
Thinking of what I'm thinking
Jessica?
                                                            
She is nodding to Marcus while she is getting into the
ghost. Marcus is on the ghost wing like he was with Tania
and TARA. Jessica is taking off to Jacinto ship breaking
yard that's only a few meters away.
                                                            
 

10.

EXT. NEARING JACINTO SHIP BREAKNG YARD - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (ordering)
Quickly get off. Jax prep the
saber fighters for take off.
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (updating Marcus)
Already on it Field Marshal,
sabers were prepped on your
arrival.
                                                            
Jessica and Marcus are taking off to the ship breaking yards
docking station. Once they've reached the sabers, Jessica is
taking the blue saber, and Marcus is taking the red saber.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE JACINTO ON A SABER FIGHTER - LATER
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (commanding)
All secure latches off now, all
engines are ago! Take off now!
                                                            
Jessica is punching her thrusters taking off first. Marcus
is punching his thrusters soon after Jessica's saber took
off.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (
       Exhausted-depressed)
This is Field Marshal Marcus and
Lieutenant Colonel Jessica, we are
away. Good luck out there, all of
you brave men and women. May your
sacrifice be heard through out the
rest, and your deaths will not go
silent for the United Nation Space
Command will seek revenge.
                                                            
 
EXT. OFF OF THE PLANET MAROON AND IN SPACE - DAY
                                                            
21:49 HOURS PASSED AFTER THE COVENANT ONSLAUGHT ON THE
COLONIZED PLANET OF MAROON. JESSICA AND MARCUS FLED THE
DOOMED PLANET IN TWO SABER-117 STAR FIGHTERS. MAY THE
MARINES DEATHS NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
                                                            
Jessica is talking to Marcus over the Communication relay of
her Saber.
                                                            

11.

                       JESSICA
Marcus (pause) are you sure our
fleet can pick up our distress
signal?
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (talking back)
Yes I'm sure Jessica. We are just
floating safetly in space out of
covenant radars. I'm sure we will
be fine until they get here.
                                                            
Marcus is seeing Jessica's saber floating overhead of him.
She is flipping upside down, looking right at him. Both
sabers are free floating, and turning slowly due to their
controls over their wings.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
What happens if we do get spotted
by the covenant Mark?
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (taking it easy)
Well (pause) that is a tough
question to answer. Right now we
are undetected because of our
engines are powered off. They
can't see us, but we sure as hell
can see them. And who said you can
call me Mark?
                                                            
He is looking up at her; all he is seeing is her long black
hair touching the bubble canopy of her saber. She is just
smiling at him while she is playing with her hair.
                                                            
 
EXT. FLOATING NEAR AN UNKNOWN STAR SYSTEM - LATER
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (smiling)
We are alone, in space, with no
one around. So I gave you a
nickname that suits you. Mark to
us means a highlander that came
from another land to spare other
species. My Mark before I became a
hybrid ORON soldier was a perfect
definition for that name. And now
you fit that same definition.
                                                            

12.

Marcus is chuckling, hearing her true fact about that name.
Jax came online on his saber dash screen. The AI wore an old
Egyptian battle garb, holding a statue of Anubis in his
left, and is holding an old Egyptian spear in his right.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE MARCUS SABER-117 FIGHTER - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (updating Marcus)
I've picked up nothing on the
radars Field Marshal. Right now as
we speak, we are just floating
blindly to a gas giant. An unknown
anomaly has come up while scanning
was in commenced. There seems to
be an artifact from an ancient
civilization called Forerunners.
But what came up stumped my
abilities as an AI to define their
origin. This is a similar artifact
that was on Reach and Maroon. It
seems to be like a research
facility of an unknown weapon it
seems.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (asking Jax)
Shall we check it out Jax?
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (analizing)
I've scanned for any covenant
ships in an area of ten kilometers
and nothing showed up. If you want
to check the facility out you may.
But I will be jamming com relays
and distress beacon when you land
Once you come back I will bring
them back online, can't risk a
covenant ambush now can we Marcus?
                                                            
Jessica is starting her saber up again while putting her
helmet on at the same time. Marcus is using a United Nation
Space Commands pilot's helmet for the time being. Both
sabers are flying into the gasses around the gas giant.
                                                            
 
EXT. INSIDE THE GAS CLOUDS AROUND THE GAS GIANT - AFTERNOON
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (telling Jax)
What ever is in this facility Jax,
it better be useful against the
            (MORE)

13.

                       MAIN (cont'd)
covenant. And if not, we must
retrieve all the data and blow it
star side.
      (to Jessica)
Did you get that Jessica? We must
retrieve any data from that
facility and blow it star side if
it is not useful to us.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (understanding)
I copy that Mark. Landing zones
pin pointed right by what looks
like a docking station.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (acknowlaging)
That makes our job easier now.
      (telling jax)
Jax keep our saber energy low.
                                                            
Both sabers are zipping by asteroids and destroyed covenant
ships. Marcus is seeing dead elites with space gear on.
                                                            
 
EXT. INSIDE AN ASTEROID BELT AROUND THE GAS GIANT - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (telling Jessica)
Keep your eyes open for any
hostile contacts Jessica. I've
spotted a few "dead" elites with
jump helmets on.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (conferming Marcus)
Copy that Mark, but isn't that
just for space battles?
                                                            
Jessica and Marcus is flying pass the gas giants hydrogen
fields and straight to the core. What they are seeing was
completely shocking to both of them. Elite drop pods are
sunken into the core, and what ever pods are left. Some
organic life form killed them on the spot. Not human nor
covenant.
                                                            
 
EXT. ON ROUT TO THE DOCKING STATION ON THE GAS GIANT - LATER
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (Concerned)
What are those things Mark?
                                                            

14.

                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (telling Jessica)
I have no idea what they're, but
I've seen these people somewhere
before. They've fight like elites,
but moves like humans. I've
forgotten their names they called
them selves.
      (telling Jax)
Jax stand by. What ever those
things are, and if they try to
attack our sabers, activate the
sabers defense shields and
weapons.
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (smoothly)
Aye Field Marshal.
                                                            
The docking stations are accepting the sabers to land and
dock on sub level B. Marcus is unlocking his safety harness
and grabbing his rifle. He is popping his bubble canopy open
to exit his fighter.
                                                            
 
INT. DOCKING STATION SUB LEVEL B - LATER
                                                            
Once Marcus is getting out of his saber, three Forerunners
are coming right up to him and are pointing their weapons at
him. Jessica is quickly shooting two warning shots at their
feet.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Surprised)
We mean no harm to your kind. We
just came here for some fuel,
food, and water if you can supply
us with some. So why don't we put
our weapons away, Jessica.
                                                            
Marcus is looking right at her with her rifle aiming at the
forerunners. One forerunner is looking at Marcus oddly.
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (Priests tone)
You (pause) I know you from our
last encounter on Nocturne-6. Yes
it was you, they've called you
Marcus. You took some of our
people to aid you in your time of
war. We never heard from them ever
again. And now we want our sons
back.
                                                            

15.

                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (explaining)
Listen (pause) I have no idea what
you are talking about. I do not
recall the event that happened
from Nocturne-6, or even asking of
your people to assist us. Who are
you?
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (telling his story)
I, I am the Forerunner called
Kilza Ricton. We are the last of
our race since the dreaded
infection broke out. Cause of you
humans, we had to use our weapons
called Halo to cleanse each star
system from Sentient life to
vanquish the flood.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (asking)
Hold on, what was the weapon you
called Halo for? And what are
sentient life forms?
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (resuming)
Your questions will be answered
soon enough human. I will resume
on telling you my story.
      (continuing)
Costing almost every Forerunner,
Covenant, and Human's lives. But
our librarian stored DNA samples
of each race. When there was no
sign of the Flood still living, we
sent out our Librarians to
repopulate each race that was
vaporized to dust. Your war with
the Covenant nearly wiped the
human race out completely, but you
fought back, you showed no sign's
of giving up. Even staring the
devil in its face, you still
pressed on to sought out victory.
You came here with a creation of
your own, a last effort to save
humanity it seems. Why have you
come here to this facility?
                                                            

16.

Marcus is looking over at Jessica to see if she is catching
what he is saying. Marcus is looking back at Kilza with a
blank look.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (explaining)
We were on one of our colonized
planets, Maroon, trying to fight
back the covenant, trying to push
them back from Maroon. Every
attempt failed. Ships were
destroyed by the shire fire power
of the covenant, defense grids
crumbled to dust; men and women
slaughtered trying to fight for
their lives. We've fled from
Maroon once we've saw a massive
amount of the covenant's fleet
that came via slip space. We were
out matched, and out gunned.
                                                            
                       TOKNA (Jerlim)
      (Talking to Kilza)
Sir we have multiple contacts
coming out of slip space. They
dare not to enter the hydrogen
gasses. They are aware of out
traps as soon as they came out of
their slip stream.
                                                            
Kilza is looking up at the skies, watching ships being blown
up due to their space mines. Similar to water mines. Kilza
is looking back at Marcus.
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (telling Marcus)
You must leave this place. Our
defenses can not hold their ships
back.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (siereous)
We are not leaving until we
retrieve your data from this
facility. Once we have the data,
we will rig explosives to the
facilities system bay. We can not
let the covenant get their claws
on your data.
      (Odering Jessica)
Jessica, prep the data board for
IDR protocol. We are not leaving
until we get this data.
                                                            

17.

Kilza and Jerlim are in an agreement with Marcus. They are
going to show them the way to their facilities system bay.
Jerlim is a bit uneasy about the two ORON soldiers.
                                                            
 
EXT. EXITING THE DOCKLING STATION TO THE SYSTEM BAY - MORNING
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Asking Kilza)
How long will it take to get to
the system bay?
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (awnsering)
Not to long, only about five
corrupt. Three minutes in human
time.
                                                            
Jessica is trailing right behind Marcus. Jerlim is watching
both of them closely and is having his hand on his weapon
just in case.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (consearned)
I have a bad feeling about this
Marcus (pause) its the same
feeling I had back on Maroon.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (cnfirming)
I feel like some one is watching
us.
      (ordering Jessica)
Check your thermal optical vision
on your Heads up Display Jessica.
I do not want to be walking into a
trap now.
                                                            
Jessica is checking her HUD for any cloaked units using her
thermal vision. So far she is seeing nothing but is leaving
it on just in case.
                                                            
 
INT. AT THE FACILITIES SYSTEM BAY - LATER
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (stating)
This is the facilities system
bay's data board; it runs through
out the whole compound. And
powering every thing we have.
                                                            

18.

                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (conferming)
Right.
      (ordering Jessica)
Jessica, you know what to do. Link
up that data board for IDR
protocol. I'll be setting the
explosives.
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (distressed)
Jerlim what do you think you are
doing? This is an act of betrayal!
                                                            
                       TOKNA (Jerlim)
      (raising voice)
This is no act of betrayal! This
is an act of justice!
                                                            
Marcus is turning around and is aiming his rifle at Jerlim.
Jessica is aiming her rifle at Jerlim as well. Kilza is
backing away slowly.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Ordering Jerlim)
Put your weapon down now, before
things start getting worse at the
worst time of hour. So do us all a
favor and lay down your arms now.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (telling Jerlim)
Do as he says Jerlim. He is not
the one to mess with when he is
pissed off.
                                                            
Jerlim is keeping his weapon aimed at Kilza. He is pulling
the trigger slowly enough where they can't detect it. Jerlim
is looking around every where to find a quick escape.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (ordering)
Now Jerlim! Lay down your arms
before we take action!
                                                            
                       TOKNA (Jerlim)
      (fear)
You will never take me (pause) you
will never take me. You will never
take me with my life!
                                                            
Jerlim is saying three times 'you will never take me.'
before pulling his trigger. His weapon is sending a sharp

19.

plasma bolt through Kilza's chest. Kilza is falling to the
ground holding his chest. Marcus and Jessica is opening fire
on Jerlim for his act of treason.
                                                            
 
INT. IN THE SYSTEM BAY SURROUNDING KILZA - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Marcus is applying pressure to Kilza's wound, he is then
ordering Jessica to come help.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (worried)
Kilza! (pause) hang in there
Kilza, you are going to make it.
Just stay calm, and stay with me.
      (ordering Jessica)
Jessica I need you to apply field
dressing onto his wound now. Give
me the Data board so I can put the
IDR protocol into action.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (nodding)
Hurry, something tell's me that
the ships are almost here.
      (taking orders)
Stay with me Kilza, I'll try my
best to get you stable.
                                                            
Kilza is grabbing hold of Jessica's arm in short breathing.
He is coughing up blood before talking to Jessica.
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (trying to talk
       but coughing up
       blood)
The system bay (pause) needs a
fail safe code (pause) without the
fail safe code, the data will
become corrupt.
                                                            
Kilza is clearing his throat out before talking to her
again. His breathing is dwindling to a slow pase.
                                                            
                       RICTON (Kilza)
      (trying to breath)
The fail safe code (pause)
2789/1190/2245/9000/0098 (pause)
4511/5688/3330/0001.
                                                            

20.

Kilza is managing to say the fail safe code out loud before
his grip is releasing onto her arm. His life force is
disappearing from his body. The system bay data board uplink
is coming up on the terminal.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (upset)
Marcus (pause) he is gone. Did the
fail safe work?
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (applying codes)
Yes the fail safe code worked. I
am extracting the data from the
system bay as we speak. As for
Kilza (pause) I am sorry that
there was nothing we could have
done to save him. Right now let's
rig this place of explosives and
get the rest of the Forerunners to
EVAC out to Delta four-nine. I saw
their ships, they can EVAC out
faster then we can.
      (ordering Jax)
Jax activate a facility wide
broadcast for every Forerunner to
EVAC out on OSCERMIKE. Copy back
Jax?
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (placing C-4)
Copy that Mark. Let's rig these
C-4 explosives onto the system
bay. (pause) And maybe a few onto
these facilities support beams.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Confirming)
I copy that Jessica, I already
placed C-4 onto the system bay.
Now all we need is to place C-4
onto those beams.
      (relay back to Jax)
Jax copy back the previous orders,
over?
      (annoyed)
We need to hurry. Jax is not
replying from the last copy. Put
as many C-4 onto the beams now.
                                                            

21.

                       JESSICA
      (Conferming)
Copy that Mark. Placing C-4 onto
the beams now.
                                                            
Jessica is placing C-4 onto the beams. Marcus is doing the
same thing. Once they are done, both ORON soldiers are
rushing out of the system bay to the docking stations.
                                                            
 
EXT. ON ROUT TO THE DOCKING STATION - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (contacting Jax)
Jax prep the Saber's for launch
now! We've rigged the facility
with C-4!
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (prepping Saber's)
Copy that Field Marshal, prepping
Saber's for launch. What is your
ETA?
                                                            
Marcus is vaulting over crates as is Jessica. Jax is
prepping the Saber's for take off on arrival. Arrival time
estimates 00:24 hours.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (giving ETA)
ETA is 00:24 hours copy over?
      (looking back)
Let's go Jessica we need to hurry!
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (conferming)
ETA confirmed, Saber's are prepped
for take off. Com's relays are
online, bringing back online the
distress beacon now.
                                                            
                       AI (Alissa)
      (over Jessica's
       relay)
I've picked up multiple covenant
Corvettes coming out of slip
space. You need to double time it
ORON'S or you'll be buried on this
gas giant.
                                                            
As soon as Marcus is reaching the docking stations, Jessica
is sprinting faster then him. Marcus is seeing this as a
sign that can not be good. While vaulting over more crates,

22.

Jessica and Marcus are looking at each other. Both are
smiling in their helmets but their hearts is feeling
differently.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE THE DOCKING STATION BOARDING THE SABER'S - LATER
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (ordering Jessica)
Jessica lets get orbital now! All
engines are ready for take off!
                                                            
Jessica is getting into her Saber as is Marcus. Their bubble
canopy is closing and is latching into their secure locks.
Marcus and Jessica are punching in coordinates to sling shot
around the gas giant.
                                                            
                       AI (Alissa)
      (suggesting a plan)
We have one shot to get as far
away from the gas giant.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (is listening)
Let's hear it Alissa. We don't got
much time.
                                                            
Once they are inside the Saber's, Alissa and Jax is
appearing onto the sabers dash panels.
                                                            
                       AI (Alissa)
      (explaining)
We could sling shot around the gas
giant to gain more momentum to get
as far away from the explosion
radios.
                                                            
                       AI (Jax)
      (butting in)
That can take up all the fuel
we've got you corrupted excuse for
an artificial intelligent. What we
can do is use our thrusters to
gain more speed then momentum.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (stopping them)
Look I do not care which is a
better plan! All i want to do is
get off of this gas giant!
                                                            
Both sabers engines are firing up for take off. Momentum is
better offer then speed at the thought but they are wasting

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more time for arguing. So they are going to use their
thrusters. So both sabers are taking off. Once they are in
orbit, both Marcus and Jessica are punching both thrusters.
Making their speed increase ten times, getting a distance
away from the gas giant of 2000 clicks.
                                                            
 
EXT. LEFT THE GAS GIANT AND BACK IN SPACE - LATER
                                                            
Marcus and Jessica are floating in space in their Saber's.
Marcus is trying to contact any fleet around their area.
Jessica is talking to her AI Alissa.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (on the relay)
This is Field Marshal Marcus with
Lieutenant Colonel Jessica, is any
one catching this level 2 tier 3
distress call, over? Anyone
picking up this distress call get
on the com's now, over.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (Talking to Alissa)
Alissa (pause) when do you think
the first fleet will pick our
distress signal up?
                                                            
                       AI (Alissa)
      (assuring)
I assure you that some one will
detected our distress signal. They
can't ignore a tier three distress
call.
                                                            
Both ORON soldiers is sitting in their sabers talking and
getting new mission updates from their AI's, until they are
seeing a covenant ship coming out of slip space. Jessica is
jumping from her seat and is hitting her head on the bubble
canopy.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (panicking)
Mark! We've got a Covenant super
carrier!
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (calm)
Well this is something. This super
carrier was in a battle, two
engines are down and the hull is
breached.
                                                            

24.

                       JESSICA
      (calm)
So what ever damaged it might be
tracking the ship. Let's hope its
one of our fleets.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (analyzing)
Something else did that breach. If
it was any of our ships, it would
take more then one Multi Arsenal
Cannon rounds to make that. And
the engines are completely blown
out. This doesn't add up at all.
                                                            
Jessica is watching the covenant super carrier closely. Once
she knows it's passing by without detecting them, Alissa
pinged in.
                                                            
                       AI (Alissa)
      (alert)
Warning, I've came across multiple
slip space ruptures. They seem to
be UNSC ships. One of them is the
Colonized ship class Spirit of
Thunder!
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (broadcasting)
This is Commander James of the
tenth slip space fleet, we are
picking up your level 2 tier three
class distress signal. Field
Marshal is that you?
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (trying to hail
       James)
This is Field Marshal Marcus and
Lieutenant Colonel Jessica. Spirit
of Thunder it is so good to hear
from you. We have some vital data
we've collected from a Forerunner
facility on a gas giant, we don't
know if it is useful for us yet.
                                                            
On the bridge of Spirit of Thunder, Commander James is
hailing Field Marshal Marcus's com relay. He is ordering his
crew to go back onto combat alert Delta.
                                                            
 

25.

INT. ON BOARD THE BRIDGE OF SPIRIT OF THUNDER - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
                       WORKER 1
      (announcing)
Commander! We've hooked the signal
from the distress call!
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (sighing)
Patch it through! Jam that
carriers signals as well!
                                                            
                       WORKER 1
      (working on it)
Aye commander!
                                                            
The worker is tapping some codes into the panel and is
trying to catch the distress call. While on the other panel
another worker is working on jamming the Covenant super
carrier.
                                                            
                       WORKER 1
      (reporting)
Commander, we've hooked the
signal. Getting audio now.
                                                            
The commander is walking over to the workers panel and is
listening closely.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (recording)
This is Field Marshal Marcus and
Lieutenant Colonel Jessica. Spirit
of Thunder it is so good to hear
from you. We have some vital data
we've collected from a Forerunner
facility on a gas giant, we don't
know if it is useful for us yet.
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (talking to self)
Information (pause) that might be
of use.
      (announcing)
Bring the ship back up to combat
alert delta! We must retrieve
those two sabers! Dawn of day,
Hell Fire, and Midnight Ahri open
fire on that covenant super
carrier! Draw its attention while
my rescue teams get those pilots
out of the sabers!
                                                            

26.

                       MIDNIGHT AHRI
      (relay back)
Copy that commander, drawing the
carriers attention on five. Stand
by to send the rescue hounds.
                                                            
The three ships are in range to fire. Midnight Ahri, Dawn of
Day, and Hell Fire is firing their MAC cannons at the
carrier's aft end. Shutting down the carriers remaining
engines, and is firing another shot again before Spirit of
Thunder is sending out their rescue team. They are three
pelicans along with six saber fighters for escort.
                                                            
                       MIDNIGHT AHRI
      (announcing)
We've got the carriers attention,
all ships open fire now. I repeat,
open fire now.
                                                            
on pelican 234 three SPARTAN III soldiers were assigned
rescue duty. They are locking their helmets on for space
entry. One SPARTAN is wearing a red armor with gold trim.
and is using an ODST helmet.
                                                            
POV: Shadow SPARTAN III, is WEARING red armor with gold
trim, is WEARING an ODST helmet. He is LOOKING out of the
aft port of the pelican and is placing his hand onto a
leaver with a SMOOTH ball on it. He is LOOKING back at his
team of two other SPARTAN'S. One is a female with a name by
ANNA. And the other SPARTAN goes by the name NILE. He is
PULLING the leaver down to open the aft part of the pelican.
He is PUSHING off of the COLD bulk head of the pelican along
with his team to the first saber.
                                                            
                       ANNA
      (tapping shadows
       shoulder.)
Careful now, we don't need any
momentum to send us flying to the
sun. Keep your limbs steady, and
don't move a muscle.
                                                            
POV: Shadow; He gave a THUMBS up to Anna while remaining
STILL. He is placing his hands on the GLASS part of the
canopy. Marcus looked at Shadow as he is giving thumbs up to
Marcus. Marcus is popping the hatch of the canopy to let
Shadow and his team to help him out. He is GRABBING hold of
Marcus by his arms. He is LIFTING him out of the saber
slowly so they won't gain momentum.
                                                            
                       NILE
      (checking Marcus)
We've got the first Saber
Commander. Kilo team should be at
            (MORE)

27.

                       NILE (cont'd)
the second one. We are returning
to the Pelican now.
                                                            
Kilo team is reaching the second saber and Jessica is given
a thumb up to pop the hatch. She is lifted out slowly from
the saber and is returning to the pelican. Both pelicans are
making their way back to Spirit of Thunder and are docking
in hanger bay GAMMA.
                                                            
 
INT. ON BOARD THE HANGER BAY OF SPIRIT OF THUNDER - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       ANNA
      (content)
Your vitals sign's are green
across the board. You are fine,
the commander wishes to see you on
the bridge ASAP.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (steady breathing)
Who is the SPARTAN over there?
                                                            
Marcus is pointing at Shadow who is hidden in the shadows on
the hanger bay. Jessica is sitting calmly as she is checking
her data board in her hands. POV: Shadow; He is WATCHING
both ORON soldiers carefully, and is HOLDING a picture of
his family.
                                                            
                       ANNA
      (chuckles)
Oh him, that is Shadow. He doesn't
talk much but he can be effective
on the battle field when needed.
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (over the ships
       relay)
Send the two ORON soldiers to the
bridge please. I want to know what
they have found that is important.
                                                            
                       ANNA
      (smirking)
The skipper seems a bit jumpy, so
you can head to the bridge you
two. Oh and don't mention to him
about Maroon.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (sighing)
Will do.
                                                            

28.

Marcus and Jessica are making their way up to the bridge.
Anna and Nile's stayed behind to prep for their next mission
with Shadow. POV: Shadow; He is fallowing both ORON soldiers
until he HEARD Anna calling him. So he is making his way
back to the hanger bay.
                                                            
 
INT. ON THE BRIDGE OF SPIRIT OF THUNDER - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
The commander is sitting on the captain's chair watching his
grids. Marcus and Jessica are walking over to him, as he is
turning around they are saluting the commander.
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (Saluting back)
At ease soldiers. From what I've
heard from the rescue team.
(pasue) that you have some
valuable information you
collected. Am i right?
                                                            
Jessica and Marcus are looking at each other then back at
the commander. Marcus is nodding yes to the commander and
Jessica is handing him the hard drive.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (handing the hard
       drive over)
Let's hope that the information
we've taken from that Forerunner
facility is useful. Nearly spent
our life savings trying to get off
the damn thing.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (Is chuckling at
       Jessica's joke)
Now now Jessica. You know we have
more life savings where that came
from. We are not spent yet.
                                                            
Commander James is plugging in the hard drive given to him
from Jessica. What is coming to screen was Earth's solar
system and its sister system Reach. James is sighing heavily
before commanding his ships AI to track this data to any
covenant construct on any ships. The search came up
negative.
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (sighing in releaf)
You do not know how lucky you are
to find this intel son! What we
have here is a NAV chart to mother
Earth and Reach her self. Not one
            (MORE)

29.

                       JAMES (cont'd)
covenant construct has a copy of
this data.
                                                            
Tania and Tara are yelling out from behind the two ORON
soldiers. Jessica is lightly jabbing Marcus's side with her
elbow.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (smirking)
Since you saved my ass back on
Maroon. (pause) I'll let them have
you for the time being. Oh and
they will work you to the ground
Mark.
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (Smiles faintly)
You two get on out, take a long
break. you've earned it.
                                                            
                       MAIN (Marcus)
      (saluting his
       commander. his
       father)
Sir. (pause) yes sir.
                                                            
As the Commander is saluting the two ORON soldier, no hero's
as they are walking away with Tania and Tara. He is almost
shedding a tear of joy. As all four of them is walking and
laughing, James is turning back to the NAV charts with a
grim look.
                                                            
                       JAMES
      (with a grim look
       and sadness in
       his voice)
You are going to need it.
                                                            


THE END


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