The "Legendary Planet"
Requiem, also known as Shield 0001 and unofficially named the "legendary planet," was a Micro Dyson Sphere in which the Ur-Didact was imprisoned by The Librarian. The massive exterior shell of Requiem encases a planet - a variation on a Forerunner Shield World. The Charon-class light frigate UNSC Forward Unto Dawn, containing John-117 and Cortana, is seen drifting towards the Shield World in the Legendary epilogue of Halo 3, and later crashes into after the first level of Halo 4.
Layout and Functions
Requiem was a massive Forerunner Shield World that was used as a military base and research facility. It consisted of a large metal outer shell with several large entrance apertures. Within this shell was another planetoid. This planetoid had a terraformed surface that was habitable. The planetoid itself was also hollow and had a surface on its interior similar to Shield 0459. At the exact center of this planetoid was a docking station where the Didact's Cryptum was located. Although the interior of the planetoid was sparsely settled and consisted of barren rocky terrain, the exterior of the planetoid was covered in structures of various design and function as well as numerous different environments that ranged from lush jungles to snowy tundras and from mountainous areas with cave systems to vast seas dotted with islands. Forerunner structures could be seen looming in the distance from nearly every location on the planetoid, whether they were hanging from the metal ceiling that was the outer shell, rising from the ground to great heights, or floating in the air somewhere in between.
Requiem was the Ur-Didact's base of operations during both the Human-Forerunner and the Forerunner-Flood wars. It was the first and greatest of his Shield Worlds. From here, he searched for a way to immunize himself against Flood infection. When his efforts failed, he decided to use the Composer to convert Humans into Prometheans. The Librarian opposed his plans and imprisoned her own husband within Requiem.
First battle of Requiem
The Didact along with an army of Promethean Knights that were sealed away inside of Requiem were unwittingly released by the Spartan John-117 and the A.I. Cortana; whom thought that they were trying to prevent the UNSC Infinity from being pulled into Requiem's gravity well like they were earlier, they traveled to the interior of the planet where they met resistance by Prometheans and the Covenant Remnant forces as they tried to turn off two relays aimed at the planet's core that was distorting transmission signals from being broadcast off of the Shield World. After turning off the relays, John-117 approached the core where they would supposedly be able to communicate with the Infinity clearly, only to see the interior of the Cryptum open up as the Didact appeared from within and assembled body armor around himself before standing up to see Covenant Remnant forces kneeling before him as he waved his hand; causing the Prometheans to come under his command, before levitating John-117 towards him and declare "Time was your ally, human. But now it has abandoned you... the Forerunners have returned." The Didact then activated a Slipspace rupture which brought his Cryptum to the surface of Requiem, along with pulling the UNSC Infinity to the surface and deploying his forces to assault the human vessel while he used his Cryptum to scan Infinity for knowledge. After a short assault by the Infinity, the Didact prepares to leave Requiem, having acquired the knowledge of the location of a Forerunner weapon that once belonged to him. Despite the efforts of John-117 and Cortana (mostly due to Cortana's growing rampancy), the Didact succeeds in leaving with a Covenant fleet to Installation 03 followed by John-117 in a Lich.
Second battle of Requiem
Six months after the Master Chief defeated the Ur-Didact, the Covenant maintained a presence on Requiem. The UNSC dispatched Infinity to clear out the Covenant and Promethean drones in order to set up research bases. Early in the battle the UNSC would unearth a Forerunner artifact that would cause them a great deal of trouble over the course of the coming days, including the loss of power on Infinity and later its immobilization over Requiem. Requiem was eventually destroyed when Jul 'Mdama activated the Shield World's fail-safe, pulling the planet into the sun, causing a supernova with the intent of destroying Infinity along with it. Thanks to the efforts of Spartan fireteams, Infinity would escape almost unscathed, although Requiem would be destroyed along with its sun, Epoloch.
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