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Author has written 9 stories for Halo.

"We're Spartans. What could possibly go wrong?" Fred-104, First Strike


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-Updates-

17 December 2014

Well, the holidays are on rapid approach. I thought I'd take this opportunity to wish everyone well.

Writing has stalled due to reality. Much the same with my partner in crime, Mr. 125. We're still working on our collaboration, though slightly hampered due to life events. All in all, optimism prevails. Cheers!

-Who is EmF?-

A little about me...
Name's Jeff. If you want a last name from me, you'll have to provide a full name of your own, a valid state ID, and credit card numbers. And of course the obligatory five-day waiting period in order for me to...um...verify these credentials. I enjoy the HALO universe. It started out as I'm sure it has for many others here: a cool video game. It turned into so much more when I quite by chance stumbled upon the triple box-set of the first HALO novels. Gave them a read and realized not only how awesome the books were, but how much potential in the HALO universe they opened up. It was a true shock to me when I later learned that The Fall of Reach published one month before HALO: Combat Evolved was released for the Xbox! Since I first discovered the vastness of the HALO novels (2005), not much has passed me by since. What else to say about myself without being a bore to you, the curious onlooker? Not a whole lot. I usually pursue activities that involve high-HP motors and exhilarating speed. Gaming and writing would also be the obvious pastimes as well as gear head types of hobbies. Other than all that, I consider myself a pretty average dude in my off-time. Take that for what you will.

-Story Info-

Ten Days in Mombasa - Status: pre-launch - Co-authored by Mr. 125 and featured under the banner of our collaborative profile, named, Minds' Eye.

To be released soon(ish). Combines six of our stories:

  • Alone
  • Where Duty Ends
  • Though Hell Should Bar the Way
  • Metro
  • Aim High, Dig Deep
  • The Call to Arms
  • See our repertoires for synopses of these tales if you have not already read them. Their timelines and characters all converge inside this unforgettable epic.

    Aim High, Dig Deep - Status: Complete - the story continues with Ten Days in Mombasa)

    I was fascinated by the pre-HALO 3 alternate reality game, called IRIS. It was unique. It was mysterious. It was the first time something other than a quirky Monitor of an "Installation" was initiating contact with us humans like in the first two games. Many would say that IRIS raised more questions than it did answers at the time it was unveiled. But I think that was the hidden intent at the time. IRIS, looking back, was just one half of a larger mini-plot - the later part revealed at The Ark during HALO 3's gameplay (specifically the messages we saw in the terminals). Each of the terminals look like an iris, right?

    To think...something more was going on than just the Covenant saga. Something that would seem small in volume compared to the hours of gameplay we'd take part in, but there was that notion in the back of my mind that, "This tiny, little ARG goes far deeper than the last two games we've played...because the last two games we played didn't even scratch the surface of Forerunners themselves." Again, looking back, IRIS (combined with the terminals in HALO 3) essentially paved the way for the next trilogy!

    Ultimately, the IRIS mini-campaign was deep. Some would say too deep. In order to decipher everything while on the hunt for some truth, you had to be dedicated to HALO, to say the least. The amount of work you had to put in to be at the very forefront of the discovery of each clue was somewhat monumental. But ultimately, it had to be a community of fans that could hope to unlock the summer of 2007's secrets, not just one or even a handful of fans. Me...I was definitely not at the forefront. I would check into that website everyday after work and wait for the next server to be unlocked, largely unaware of what the super-hardcore people had to go through behind the scenes to get it that way.

    Really, just to be able to observe everything unfold and view the video transmissions and everything else was very cool.

    I never thought I could shoehorn IRIS into one of my stories, but here I am doing it. I look back on the summer of 2007 and I genuinely miss being able to access that website and poke through those odd Forerunner informational terminals and scour over the wealth of lore and knowledge they stored. It's sort of comparable to ILB (I Luv Bees, the HALO 2 ARG), although I'd say this one has a bit more depth to it and is surely presented to us in a different fashion. Anyways, if you want your mind to be sort of blown (and to receive some very interesting background info), go to these places for brief summaries on what I've been talking about so far: IRIS Youtube Synopsis Synopsis 2 Most Comprehensive Archvie Archive Sound Sample The HALO 3 Terminals A Convenient Bulletin Board for IRIS Mendicant Bias Transmissions And for interest, Believe

    Alone - Status: Rebooting - once complete, the story continues with Ten Days in Mombasa

    A young enlistee is transferred from Reach to a forward assignment at Zaragosa Prime, where he's embedded into a unique fighting unit: Lima Company. There, the newly-arrived Marine befriends others and quickly thinks of this new world as home and his new unit as family. Very soon after his in-brief and integration into Lima Company, a night mission commences that sends them battling toward a nowhere spot in the middle of a nondescript valley infested with Covenant. Here, at a remote mining station, they witness extraordinary events unfold which bring them deeper to the bottom of a wonderful mystery.

    The Call to Arms - Status: In-progress - once complete, the story continues with Ten Days in Mombasa

    This is a story dealing with Spartan-062, Maria. She is featured in the "Halo Graphic Novel". Her character is somewhat of a mystery and a very intriguing prospect in creating a story for. It's definitely a challenge, but definitely one I'm working on!

    Underworld Trilogy - Status: In-progress
    -Underworld - Status: Complete - It's a story about the bleak outlook on life from the eyes of five mishappen colonists set in the HALO universe, yet no Covenant zealots show face and there are no one-thousand pound supersoldiers wielding revolutionary armor and the setting does not feature some exotic, alien ringworld whose glyphs and runes spell galactic doomsday. No, this story is essentially de-HALO'd. You might be asking yourself, how the hell is that interesting?!
    Unfortunately, I cannot give you an explanation. It's better explained by simply taking a chance and reading.
    -Underworld: The Calling - Status: In-development - This will be the sequel to Underworld, detailing certain significant events in the HALOverse and the exploits of the survivors of Traxus IX.
    -Underworld: Apocalypse - Status: In-development - This story is the prequel to Underworld, detailing the events of Emigration Day (E-Day) and leading up to the battles that re-shaped the planet of Traxus IX into what it became during the original tale.

    The Halo Genesis Trilogy - Status: On-hold
    -The Argo - Status: Complete - We make first contact with the Covenant. This was written pre-Contact Harvest as a submission to a Nylund-hosted writing contest and does violate HALO canon accordingly.
    -The Last Drop - Status: On hold (removed for now) - Sequel to The Argo.
    -OPERATION: ZENITH - Status: On hold and facing a much-needed reboot (removed for now) - Sequel to The Last Drop and the final chapter in the Genesis Trilogy that sheds light on the aftermath of the clandestine operation.

    The Yankee White - Status: On hold (removed for now)

    Countdown to Doomsday - Status: On hold (removed for now)

    Believe - Complete - This is a touching Memorial Day tribute gone HALO-style for 2008.

    Starry Night, Fateful Day - Complete - Based on the HALO 3 TV commercial back in December of 2006.

    Haunted HALO - Complete - Just a short story themed on Halloween with only mild horror. Ponders existence, consciousness, hereafters, etc.

    Seriously? - Ongoing - short, humorous episodes based on any cutscene from any HALO game. Requests welcomed!


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    Though Hell Should Bar The Way by Mr. 125 reviews
    "I am not alone; they are here as well. I am frightened, but they are frightened, too."
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 30,074 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/16/2014 - Published: 5/23/2014
    ONI PSA by 1-1 Marines reviews
    The first ever Halo PSA. Obviously AU, not intended to be taken seriously. Just don't.
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 396 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2014 - C. Halsey, Serin O./Serin-017, M. Parangosky - Complete
    While You Were Sleeping by YappiChick reviews
    "I love watching you sleep." Pre-Halo 4.
    Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 921 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/4/2013 - Complete
    Isolation by Quirel reviews
    A man's past is not past. His actions in his younger years are what shape him, guide him, and define him today. It is his choice, however, as to whether the darker moments of his life control his future.
    Halo - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 29 - Words: 214,162 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 4/29/2007
    The Propagandist by Quirel reviews
    The Christmas Holidays, the time Josh Boltzmann dreads. Working for the Department of Public Information means he's writing propaganda from nine to five, five days a week. Hopefully, he'll have the inspiration for something more life-affirming this year.
    Halo - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,998 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Complete
    Nai Gor by ChucklesTheClown reviews
    Something horrifying is happening on the UNSC Siberia, and Nai Gor is responsible. Problem is, he shouldn't even exist. Commander Mike Donnadio thought the death of his son was the worst thing he would ever experience. He was dead wrong.
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,473 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/28/2009 - Published: 12/13/2008
    Comprehension by YappiChick reviews
    "Do you think you can still do it? Can you watch him die?" Cortana turned to her, appearing to lean against the Chief's helmet. "Yes, but I pity the Covenant who try to get in our way."
    Halo - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/30/2009 - Cortana, Master Chief/John-117 - Complete
    The Enemy of My Enemy by Katsuhiro reviews
    "Of all the conflicts recorded in the latter stages of the Human-Covenant War, perhaps one of the most interesting was that which occured on the Outer Colony Crassus, c.Nov.2552. Interesting, and with an entirely unexpected outcome.." ONI Case-File 428/
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 115,360 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 486 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 3/21/2009 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Complete
    Mourning by ArmoredSoul reviews
    The last Spartan grieves for the only family he ever knew. Takes place during “Halo: The Fall of Reach”. Possibly OOC, no slash, ChiefxCortana friendship.
    Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Complete
    Journey of an Apostle by Untractable Evocation reviews
    The Spartans are the saviours of humanity, protectors of all we have left. The Spartan III's, unlike their predecessors, are numerous and invisible, silent, yet deadly. And disposable. But, on a subjugated Earth, can only one of them save us all?
    Halo - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,331 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/11/2008 - Published: 2/21/2008
    Where Duty Ends by Mr. 125 reviews
    When an op in a jungle-filled swampworld goes horribly wrong, a group of marines are pitted against the growing darkness of the wild, as well as the savage and merciless Covenant forces... it's where duty ends.
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,071 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 4/1/2007
    The Greatest Gift by Quirel reviews
    For over half his life, Captain Mark Ramirez served in the UNSC Navy. Every engagement has been a brush with death. When the call to duty is given on Christmas, he reflects on why he and the rest of humanity keeps fighting, no matter the cost.
    Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,032 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/24/2007 - Complete
    Spartans Never Die by Don Piano reviews
    Tom reflects on being a Spartan III and what can never be forgotten. Characters from The Ghosts Of Onyx
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 896 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
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    Haunted Halo reviews
    Jake and Eve are ghost chasers, forced at young ages into a lonely life, now a hard-earned living. Overwhelming skepticism of a cynical majority always had them striving to avoid attention and scrape by largely unnoticed, but by chance the opportunity of a lifetime is stumbled upon, a way to end their struggle forever. Little did they know, much more than their struggle would end.
    Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,158 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/30/2014 - Published: 10/28/2014 - Complete
    Alone reviews
    The Inner Colonies dwindle. Mankind's extinction draws near as its insuperable enemy scatters and defeats the UNSC with increasing momentum. Now, at the height of The Great War, the colonial defense forces of Zaragosa Prime are able to fend off the might of the Covenant. How is it possible? As Lima Company's enemies close in all around them, they are forced to uncover this mystery.
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 68,719 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/2/2014 - Published: 2/22/2007 - OC
    Aim High, Dig Deep reviews
    Chief Warrant Officer Rion Fontaine, technical expert, is ordered to Earth. Specialists such as the Chief are often dispatched in times of crisis, which has others asking rational, tough questions upon his arrival. Tending to duties at the outpost near Voi, spurious signals are detected. Upon investigation, he finds something hidden beneath the African sands...something legendary.
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 55,092 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/19/2014 - Published: 1/4/2008 - OC - Complete
    The Call to Arms reviews
    A Spartan-II was offered a pardon from active duty pursuant to UNSC Sole Survivor Protocol. She accepted, starting a new life on Earth, but colossal obligation lies ahead that will lead her to disobey this humanitarian mandate. For when the Covenant strike at her homeworld, Maria's darkest instincts take over.
    Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,521 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/2/2014 - Published: 4/15/2007
    Seriously? reviews
    [NOW ACCEPTING REQUESTS] - A sporadic offering of random, humorous critiques of the canon. Read at your own risk, and let not your appreciation of the game be tainted by these parodies to come! You have been fore-warned...
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,005 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/15/2014 - Master Chief/John-117, A. J. Johnson, Arbiter, Miranda K.
    Underworld reviews
    In a distant, forgotten corner of the Milky Way, citizens of a desolate colony world somehow make end's meet amidst the Mecca of black market trade. And though a wretched hive of criminal existence, a far greater evil calculates beneath it all...and waits.
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 35 - Words: 196,639 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/20/2009 - Published: 11/11/2007 - OC - Complete
    Starry Night, Fateful Day reviews
    Kelly paired with him under the blanket of night and together they gazed upon the stars. At this moment in time, he was simply John, simply the warrior-child who had no equal...until something decades away pulled him from this fleeting memory.
    Halo - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,552 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Master Chief/John-117, Kelly-087 - Complete
    Believe reviews
    The Admiral of the Fleets visits a special place on Memorial Day to pay respect for all those who served and perished in the greatest war of all time. One-shot for Memorial Day, 2008. Enjoy!
    Halo - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/24/2008 - Master Chief/John-117, T. Hood - Complete
    The Argo reviews
    February 3, 2525: The day Harvest went quiet. First Lieutenant Brad Banga is sent to lead the crew of the Argo to investigate why. This was the day it all started...or was it?
    Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,587 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 2/2/2007 - Published: 10/21/2006 - J. Ackerson, OC - Complete
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