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The main room of the structure.

The Relic, as it is referred to by The Covenant, is a Forerunner underground structure located at the northern polar region of Harvest. It is apparently a some sort of galactic map room, as when activated, it shows a holographic map of numerous nearby star systems.[1]



The entrance to the complex.

The structure is an underground complex buried under the northern polar region of Harvest. It consists of a large main room with a deep chasm cutting through it. The sides are connected by two Energy Bridges going across the chasm. The main room is connected to the entrance by a large corridor. The room is largely symmetrical, with some differences on each side.

In the back of the main room, there's a circular chasm with a round platform on it, accessible by a single bridge. On the platform there is a spherical activation console similar to that of The Apex installation and a hologram projector, which, when activated, projects a holographic map of nearby star systems.

There are also a number of smaller doors around the main room, as well as the corridor. It is unknown where these lead, but multiple structures partially seen below the ice in the region around the main entrance suggest that the underground complex extends to a large area.[1]


Arbiter discussing with the Prophet of Regret in the main room.
Main article: Third Battle of Harvest

In February 2531, five years after the Covenant had glassed Harvest, they discovered this installation. The Prophet of Regret ordered the Arbiter to search the Relic and hopefully bring a key to activate the Apex installation on the Flood-controlled Shield World.

Meanwhile, a logistical support UNSC Spirit of Fire was in-system on a mission to save the crew of another UNSC ship. After the operation, they intercepted numerous Covenant communiques, all pointed to the northern polar region. Scans of the area detected major gravitational anomalies. The UNSC forces sent troops to a base near the Relic to find out what the Covenant were looking for.

After the Arbiter had obtained the necessary information from the Relic, The Prophet of Regret ordered him to destroy it, to prevent it from falling into human hands. However, UNSC forces breached the Covenant defenses and prevented them from destroying the structure. After this, they entered the underground complex, and professor Ellen Anders activated the star map. Some cloaked elites attacked the humans, who managed to escape the structure with the help of two Grizzly tanks. It's unknown what became of the structure after this.

The star map pointed at another planet, Arcadia in the Procyon System. The Covenant invaded the planet, searching for valuable Forerunner artifacts. The planet had a Forerunner structure complex in its jungles, but neither the Covenant or the UNSC found anything of value in there.[1]


  • The design of the relic interior bears some resemblance to the underground tunnels in the Halo: Combat Evolved level Assault on the Control Room.



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