They probably made landfall not too far away, but this is more focusing on the other Spartans that fell back to Menachite first - Kelly and Fred took a while (and took out a Covenant Cruiser) and were in Banshees most of the time, before finally meeting up with them.
Oh god...that Menachite Mountain, isn't it? And that's one of the S-II's who bailed out of the Pelican! And there's the Pelican itself! HOLY SHIT THIS IS AMAZING! Never knew Menachite was that tall though...I thought it was part of a range, and it looked more like Mount Ranier (that's what Nylund based it on, apperently). This makes it look more epic, though.
Mount Ranier is a beautiful mountain, and I went through a handful of designs for this place with some looking more normal like Ranier, but ultimately I wanted it to stand out even among Reach, the game,'s extremely crazy mountains.
That's fine. It's not Rainier, after all. Hard to see how you could fit all of CASTLE in there anyway. Not to mention the titanium mines and the Forerunner structure. Still, amazing. Plus, I saw the picture of this before that thing crashes into the lake (I now realize it's a frigate, not a Pelican. Probably a good thing, cause canonially the Pelican carrying the members of Spartan Red crashed into what is now the map Highlands). I freaking love it.
And so the final story of Noble team comes to an end. What a glorious, and well told story arc that I am sure would bring a smile to both 343 Industries and Bungie themselves. You have graced the world with your tale of survival and remembrance to a fallen colony world that fought to it's last breath with the heroes who will be forever remembered by those who saw the end.
I appluade your attention to detail, and the willingness to see this through to the end. I look forward to your next eventual masterpiece of storytelling and artistic wonder from the massive and epic Halo-verse.
Okay.. that adjunct was AMAZING! To hear the final words of the Spuerintendant of Quezon itself... as he fell into dispair, and then found hope as he spoke with Kamilaya and even offered to help them all escape. In the end, Reach still burned... but in a way, All that is on Reach will be rebuilt, and the Superintendent will rise again... like a Pheniox from the ashes.
Wow.... that must have been a grand time for you at the convention. I wish you the best of luck in all that you do.