Three days ago, I rediscovered an old CD of our Echo of Hope mix.
I now have a YouTube playlist of over sixty songs that carry the emotions and memories and events of our original story, and all of those characters that I had previously lost to the muse-killing disaster that was the entirety of Halo 4 have returned to me. They're clanging around in my head a bit, to tell you the truth.
Our story is being properly written, now, though I doubt it will be released any time soon; it's being done in a more novelized format, in two trilogies: Echo of Hope, and Ember and Ashes. There will probably be side stories to this as well, given the huge cast of characters. We are, however, completely breaking away from 343i's interpretation of events and lore, so don't expect things to go along with their storylines. You may see similarities, but our various plots all existed before any of Halo 4's story was released. (That said, we still can't rule out that they've bugged our Xboxes. I'm only partially joking here.)
I mention this because I may be posting Halo-themed things again sometime in the near future. Grace in particular has been rattling around in my head brain thing, so there'll be more Forerunner art in the foreseeable future.
Damn I've missed this world.