Fan Fic: Halo: Chimera Rising
"We're building the single most effective fighting force the universe has ever seen. And you're going to help us."
— Director Idris Carter
SPARTAN-IV candidate/Damien-451: "And why the hell should I do anything to help you?"... "My friends have been put through enough trouble!"
SPARTAN-III/Eric-G239: "Trouble? You speak of a thing you don't understand, Candidate. You never fought in the last war. You never served. Never went clip-dry in a foxhole, surrounded by red-flags and hurting on all things but your own squad mates. Never watched as the only people you ever knew got taken from you, one by one. Mission by mission, piece by piece."
"Halo: Chimera Rising
" is an in progress Halo
fanfic and a sequel to Katsuhiro's Enemy Of My Enemy
The Human-Covenant war is over and has been for some time, but it left its scars. The UNSC decided that Spartans represent the best hope humanity has for defense and reactivated Spartan training programs. Hopeful recruits are being given the chance to try for Spartan training. If they pass, and if they are genetically compatible with the augmentations, they will become Spartans.
Some have prior military experience while some have never fought at all. None of them are quite like fireteam Chimera. Five men and women who have already tried to escape from the training process, holdovers from the last days of the Spartan-III project, they are being given another chance to become Spartans under the watchful eye of a veteran Spartan, their new psychologist and the staff of the Laconia Academy.
Chimera Rising keeps to the same high standards of writing that Katsuhiro set in Enemy of My Enemy, but it's promising to be a much longer story. At twenty-five chapters, it is already almost as long as Enemy of My Enemy, and the main plot is still far from resolved.
While it's nominally a sequel, there haven't been any major appearances by Enemy of My Enemy characters. There have been a number of cameos and small references to the planet Crassus keep popping up, but it seems unlikely that major appearances will be made.
Katsuhiro describes Chimera Rising as, "A bridging story between The Enemy of my Enemy and its sequel. The story concerns the creation of a Spartan 4 team; their origins, their training, their rivalry with other fireteams. The story is intended to shift from an origin story to a more hard contact military sci-fi story, similar in scope to The Enemy of my Enemy, albeit with a more immediately personal focus." Which means that there's more in store after this is finished.
Finally, at some point after Enemy of My Enemy was written, Katsuhiro found the TV Tropes page for it and has been a dedicated troper ever since. So much so that when he was asked if there was anything specific he wanted on this page, all he replied with was One of Us