LEVEL 05: "Metropolis"
CHAPTER 01: "Ladies Like Armor Plating"
The Chief strides over towards a couple of Marines. He steps over a Marine sitting on the ground, out of breath from what must have been a recent firefight.
A female Marine briefs him on the current situation concerning the Covenant Scarab, shown walking away across the massive bridge connecting the two city sections.
It blew right through us! .50 cal, rockets, didn't do a thing.
At that moment, a Pelican flies in carrying a Scorpion Tank. The tank is disengaged and Sgt. Johnson hops down onto the tank and then to the ground.
Where's the rest of your platoon?
And we will be too sir, if we don' t get the hell out of here!
The Sergeant sets a hand on the Marine's shoulder.
You hit Marine?
Then listen up! The Chief is gonna jump in this tank, roll across the bridge, and blow up any inhuman son-of-a-bitch dumb enough to get between him and the Prophet of Regret! Pull yourself together, 'cause you're goin with him!
What about that Scarab?
We've all run the simulations! They're tough, but they ain't invincible! Stay with the Master Chief, he'll know what to do.
The camera zooms in to a close-up of the Chief's faceplate.
CORTANA (directed towards the Chief):
Thanks for the tank. He never gets me anything.
The Sergeants hops into the passenger compartment of the Pelican, and racks a round into the chain gun.
Oh, I know what the ladies like.
You start out next to the tank, with the bridge stretching out in front of you. The burning skyline with the Covenant Cruiser hovering over it is visible in the distance. The bridge is strewn with the wreckage of cars, trucks and buses. A multitude of Covenant Ghosts patrol the bridge, as well as a Covenant Wraith tank.
About halfway across, Banshees swoop in for an attack from either side, and three Phantoms fly by, delivering troops and another Wraith tank. A lone Marine stationed on the bridge joins you and the other 2 Marines. At the other end of the bridge, a group of Banshees flies in over the rooftops.
That's quite a welcome party.
A pack of Ghosts skitters into view and opens up on your tank. They are soon joined by a pair of Wraith tanks who come in from the nearby highway tunnel, as well as another pair of Banshees.
You enter the highway tunnel meeting little resistance until a barrier prevents you from taking your tank any further. A Warthog pulls up and joins your cause, while a trio of Jackals stationed on the barrier fire down at you.
Secure the area!
A Marine walks up to you and offers you a shotgun.
FEMALE MARINE 2:
It's tight quarters on the other side, sir. Use this.
You enter a dark, wreckage and Covenant strewn section of the highway tunnel. A pair of Elites and a large group of Grunts attack, while a pair of Jackal snipers fire on you from a distance with their Beam Rifles. At the end of the tunnel, more Grunts and Elites attack, as well as another trio of Jackals. You enter a series of sewage tunnels that open out into a massive courtyard.
CHAPTER 02: "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us"
The Scarab can be seen in the distance, although it leaves quickly. A Warthog pulls up to you.
Could use you on the gun Chief!
Stacker drives you into another courtyard, where a few Ghosts, a pair of Jackal snipers, a veteran Elite, and a Wraith tank guard the tunnel at the far end.
Another pair of Ghosts enters the fray, and once they're dead, Stacker drives you into a large room with a waterfall, and then out into the streets of New Mombasa.
You come upon a Marine outpost that is under siege by a trio of Wraith tanks and Jackal snipers, while a fellow Warthog valiantly defends. A Phantom delivers a pair of Ghosts, but they are put down easily.
A Pelican delivers a Scorpion Tank as you walk into the base. You are greeted by a Marine at the entrance.
Sir! Corporal Perez, A Company! CP's this way! The Lieutenant got hit as soon as we dropped in!
Who's in charge now, Corporal?
Uh, Sergeant Banks, ma'am. He's pinned down up top. Come on, I'll show you.
He leads you up the heavily guarded stairs to a balcony overlooking the streets where you fought the Wraith tanks. A huge plasma beam can be seen firing at something in the distance, and the Scarab lumbers into view.
CHAPTER 03: "Field Expedient"
When I asked for reinforcements, I didn’t think they’d send a Spartan. We got trouble!
The Scarab demolishes the Scorpion tank that was dropped in earlier, then it starts walking toward the base.
See this look?! It's terror!!
Marines, did I give you permission to bitch?! I don't think it's stopping; get your heads down! (The Scarab walks right over your position) That thing is really starting to PISS ME OFF! Marines, time to kill us a Scarab!
You enter a large warehouse in pursuit of the Scarab. You end up on a series of walkways above a large water-filled canal, and the Scarab is walking below you, while Covenant troops fire at you from the deck.
The Scarab reaches the end of the canal, and can go no further.
It can't go any further this way. We have it trapped.
A Pelican flies by and unleashes a barrage of missiles on the Scarab, to no avail. You enter the Scarab, to find a couple of Grunts, an Ultra Elite, and a couple veteran Elites piloting the Scarab.
CORTANA (After killing the Ultra Elite):
Careful Chief, that Elite was an Ultra, and those pilots are no pushovers either.
The Scarab explodes and the Master Chief walks out.
SGT. JOHNSON (In the Pelican cockpit):
That's right you mothers! Run!
Not if we can help it Sergeant.
Extract the Chief and return to In Amber Clad.
LORD HOOD (On display screen on In Amber Clad):
Sir, the Prophet is bugging out! Request permission to engage!
Negative, Commander. I'll vector two heavies for starside intercept.
The Covenant ship begins to accelerate.
Ma'am, Slipspace rupture off the target's bow! It's going to jump, inside the city!
There's no time sir!
Greenlight! Greenlight to engage!
The Pelican docks inside In Amber Clad.
Punch it! Get us close!
Ma'am, without a destination solution-
We are NOT losing that ship!
The ship enters Slipspace, causing a massive white explosion that engulfs the whole of New Mombasa.