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Capture of the Didact


~97,455 BCE

The Didact after being released from his cryptum on Requiem during the Battle of Requiem, July 2557.




After the Revival of the Didact and his exploration of the Charum Hakkor system with fellow Forerunner Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting and humans Riser and Chakas, the Didact and crew traveled to the quarantined San’shyuum homeworld of Janjur Qom to try and unlock more memories in their quest for understanding. When they arrived in the system, however, they discovered a rebellion was in progress, the Battle of Janjur Qom, and while they attempted to reach the surface to learn what was happening, the Master Builder’s forces captured the Didact and his entire crew, placing them in stasis fields. While Bornstellar was sent back home mostly unhurt, Chakas and Riser were sent to be integrated with the humans on halos, and the Didact was transported to a Flood-controlled region of the galaxy known as a Burn where he would not be able to escape from for several years.




These events are depicted in the novel Halo: Cryptum, which was the subject of a Halo Book Club on June 13th, 2016.


Earlier Event: January 1
Fate of Maethrillian
Later Event: January 1
Battle of Janjur Qom