|The Unsung War|
|Written by||Chris Ganale|
|Original run||July 20, 2008 – ongoing|
- "Even in our days, when we were so famous, there were the heroes in the background, those who did as much to achieve victory as we did. This time, it's our turn. We'll be the background heroes, this time. We'll fight the unsung war."
- —Evangeline A.K. McDowell
The Unsung War is a fan fiction authored by Chris Ganale, as part of the Project: Arashi series of works. It is set in the year 2552, during the peak of the Human-Covenant War, and follows a squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers descended from several members of Class 3-A as they learn the secret of their ancestry, train to become combat mages, and later participate in the Second Battle of Earth against Covenant forces. Numerous cameo appearances from characters in the original stories appear, and both Chao Lingshen and Evangeline A.K. McDowell play major roles in the story.
500 years following the conclusion of events in Kuro Arashi: The Black Storm, the long foretold war against a superior alien conglomeration is at its climax. The alien Covenant have found Earth and besieged the homeworld of mankind, putting the soldiers of the UNSC on the defensive. As the much-lauded tales of the Master Chief and the Arbiter take place elsewhere in the defense of Earth, in Japan, a small sect of mage-Marines begins their ploy to retake their homeworld from the Covenant.