A sketch page based on a Pre-Halo event Fire Team Quiver when they first received their MJOLNIR Mark IV armor systems. Before that time they wore the SPI Armor Systems as they are SPARTAN IIIs.
I wanted to add more sketches, like 3 of the Spartans taking down a Mgaelekgolo or even more CQC between Spartans and Sangheili and Jiralhanae. But decided that nah! I don’t have any good design/angles for these moments and I want to save them for the comic in the future.
“To find him, you have to forget the stories, forget the legends. You have to do more than walk in his footsteps. For he is more than the sum of his actions. I tell you this, not because I trust you, Agent Locke, but because all our lives are at stake. Because the seeds of our future…are sown in his past”
From the journal of Orda Val ‘Saham, Sangheili Guard March 30, 2559
This may be my last entry. The humans reached the Cartographer and by
now have no doubt discovered the location of Atriox's reinforcement
portals. I admire the humans' courage and skill as warriors; they are
just one ship, but fight as fiercely as an entire fleet! If their
leader is as shrewd as he has appeared so far, then he will understand
the value of the portals and they must be the human's next target.
They're likely already striking out to destroy them. I have been ordered
to defend the portals and must report to Decimus. This gives me grave
concern. When we first arrived at the Cartographer, I was among
the Sangheili who were to sweep the area for hostile elements and
as such I was privy to Decimus' movements.
He is Atriox's right-hand and pledges loyalty to the Banished, but
as I watched him walk among the ancient's halls I recognized the awe and
reverence in his eyes that I once saw among my own clan. I saw that
fatal longing, that tragic need to be once more struck dumb and blind by
the promise of a wondrous destiny. If we are to succeed,
Decimus must purge these old conflicts from his thoughts.
A warrior's heart must be certain if he is to survive,
as doubt is a surer killer than the sharpest blade.