- 2557: the BXR Mining Corporation facilities on Bliss uncover a portion of a massive Forerunner coLectionaries field designed to absorb the energy from the local star. BXR workers contact the UNSC regarding this discovery.
- 2557: ARTIFACT sends their agents masked as BXR employees to investigate the matter. The UNSC is guarding the Forerunner site, but one of their soldiers accidentally activates the structure while searching the interior. The ARTIFACT agents have to race inside, avoid detection by the UNSC, and deactivate the collection field.
- 2557: the collection field on Bliss is shutdown, but not before the planet's star looses a lot energy. The effects of this event will impact Bliss for the next couple of decades. ARTIFACT investigates the data their agents collected from the structure and learn that the energy collected from the star was transferred through Slipspace to another location: Minister.