The mission to draw the Covenant forces away from Earth has
failed. The surviving defenders who were shot down on the
distant planet Halo have been killed and the SPARTAN project
has been captured. Humans flee with great terror as the
Covenant forces attack key targets of Earth without remorse.
The only hope of survival lies in the team of SPARTAN
engineers who fled the planet Reach when the Covenant first
attacked. In a desperate struggle the engineers, along with a
small team of soldiers, were able to board a transport ship and
warp into deep space. Where they ended is unknown, but few
traces of communication have been found. The people of
Earth must form and find a way to contact the engineers and
bring them home to construct the SPARTAN RESISTANCE.