Can You Smell What The Beacon Is Cooking? – Archive Beacon – September 2, 2016

Light the Bacon Beacon.



Stupendous September to everyone! This time you get me! Brother Jones for this bacon, I mean beacon. Sorry been eating lots of bacon this past week so it’s on my mind :bacon:


 School has started for some members, and that means the summer is coming to a close… But for those who are not going back to school this year, WHOOOOOO! Just kidding, we still have work to go to, so keep the schoolwork and grades up!


Coming up for this beacon we have tons of news and even a giveaway/tournament for a special prize.


We got some new reformations and restructuring for the Advisors of the Archive. Advisors are those who lead each rate, also called Rate Advisors. We also have news on our plans for outsourcing and strengthening our partnerships for future events and endeavors.


Also in this beacon are this months maturations, top On and Off topics in our forums, staff comments, positions of staff, and the return of another staff from a galaxy, far far away.

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A lot has come out these past few weeks for the Halo universe, like the upcoming update for Halo 5: Guardians, Anvil’s Legacy, which has a lot of new things coming.  Another YUGE announcement comes from GrimBrother One, nonetheless, and it is one of the most glorifying and enticing books to come out for Halo. Halo Mythos…


This official, comprehensive, authoritative guide to the Halo universe, written in collaboration with 343 Industries, the developers of the “Halo” franchise, marks the first time that a book incorporates the entirety of the “Halo” canon, including the games, books, comics, live-action and animated entertainment, and more.

The book also includes over 50 specially commissioned full-color paintings showcasing vehicles, artificial intelligence, weapons, ships, and never-before-seen aspects of Halo environments. The amazing illustrations come from a variety of renowned illustrators, including Jean-Sébastien Rossbach, Leonid Kozienko, Benjamin Carré, Isaac Hannaford, and 343’s internal art team, too.

For the first time ever, the timeline of the Halo universe is available in one place, charting humanity’s battles against alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners, and the Flood–making this book an absolute must-have for Halo fans.

And is out for pre-order through Amazon and several other outlets.


But not only is it coming out soon, like in a week or so. We HERE at the Halo Archive are having a special tournament of 1v1 Jenga for the winner to receive a free copy of Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo.


Click the link to sign up and join the fun for a fantastic prize!



Now what is in store for us on this next update for Halo 5? Anvil’s Legacy beings us  some new weapons and maps.

Here is ToaFreak from Halo Canon to tell us more…




Along with that update for Halo 5 coming up, we also get a new Halo App for Windows 10 PCs.  Basically a general hub for all your Halo games and apps. But also along the way is the Halo 5: Forge app for Windows too. And for free, September 8th.

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JSA343 returns to the Archive! One of the Archives oldest staff members comes back from a hiatus of LIFE. Well sort of, he is back to come and hang around but still life comes to bite him in the rear for more attention. Glad to see you again though, good sir! Hope all is well and to see you around more!


Currently our agenda consists of outsourcing and the role for Rate Advisors. Currently staff members have been looking at how to reinvent the role of Rate Advisors and how they play their part in the forums. So, Rate Advisors be aware that your permissions may be taken away along with titles and rank (you will go to your post count rank). But no need to fear! The new system will have some nice toys and buttons along with maybe a shiny badge…who knows!


Outsourcing…sounds nothing what you may be thinking. We are outsourcing in a sense of those with creative drives to help create “select” content. Now what does select mean, well for example right now our YouTube channel right now is a little shy on subs and videos. If you have a good project for the Archive that it’s medium is best in video then we would love for you to put it up on our channel under your credit. So  go ahead and get anything in your mind jotted down and we will announce when we are open for business.



Here are the picks for our five featured members and their content:

We’ll start out with ExuberantWaifuness and their topic on Calling Jul’s faction and other factions “Covenant” was a bad decision. He brings up good points to  why it is confusing for future players of the current games to understand the Covenant structure. But still, is it really that confusing? Join this fresh hot topic for supreme discussion.


Next on our list is DecepticonCobra with his thoughts on Ancient Human Folk Tales (Forum Link).

“An often overlooked element from Halo: Primordium is the the collection of brief human folktales told by Chakas throughout the narrative. Here I collect them and would love to know what meaning any of you might make from them.”


Now, back again, with another supa hot fire topic is Lord of Admirals with the catalog of Halo: Mythos. Join in the conversation and search for new secrets about this infamous book to become published and see if there is anything we know for sure will be included. Lots have been discovered already! What else is there to uncover?


CIA391 is on to something with the Halo Reach Space Radio

“On the mission Long Night of Solace during the first Space segment there is several transmissions being received. These are like the Reach Radios as they have no bearing on the current events you are playing. But they exist. Thus this will be a record of all of them we can hear.”

Join the discussion to find out this new mystery!


Last but not least, from Anton is Where would you take Halo? And being rather straight forward with “If you became the lead writer for the Halo franchise, where would you take the Halo story?”. Along with a list of specific questions to think about and consider if you took on this large role.



The originator of Halo Team Assemble, itisKenway or @HaloTeam343CF on Twitter, is looking for body actors for a machinima. If you are looking for practice or to help out, contact him through these two profiles.

Staff Comments


:cavebob:…. I’m gonna run out of things to say for these …. What if our brains are awful and we can’t think of shit to say every time? Can I bring you a doctor’s excuse?

-Mr Martini

Be sure to get on Xbox so you can have fun on Archive game days.


Well, anyway. *Cracks knuckles*

Happy September, everyone! You’re all awesome!

….That’s, uh, that’s all. I got nothing else.

-Folder of Fortune

Happy September!  As you guys can see, we have changes in the works as well as new projects.  Keep an eye out for updates!

Also, Brother Jones and I are being interviewed by DrizzyDan.  Dan is going to be sharing our interview to get people to check out the Archive.

I think that’s all.  Keep it clean, and come to the Archive game days or I will ban you.

-Supreme Admiral Prestina Coleest of Coles.

Hey! Yeah, it’s me again, for those who remember. And for those who don’t, hi! It’s been a little while, but the rest of the staff has been solid and vigilant, and I’m looking forward to working with them and all of you in the coming future. Keep up the good work!



Kitty Cat – Builder

Perfectly Buoyant – Builder


Well that is all for this beacon. Thank you for reading my “Frankenstein”  of a master piece. I hope you enjoyed it and come around for the next one! Remember the staff is always available for anything and everything (just about, within reason), so don’t be afraid.

Come back for the next beacon, September 23rd!

-Brother Jones :brother:

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