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Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.
The Arbiter was originally named Dervish as an allusion to Islamic religious practice and early 20th century rebel group. During the game's development the studio changed this as they didn't want the character and the Covenant in general to be perceived as an anti-Islamic pastiche.
There was only one ship.
Prophet of Truth: One? Are you sure?
Arbiter: Yes. They called it the "Pillar of Autumn".
Prophet of Mercy: Why was it not destroyed with the rest of their fleet?
Arbiter: It fled as we set fire to their planet. I followed with all the ships in my command.
Prophet of Regret: When you first saw ...
343 Guilty Spark's single bulb is supposed to brighten whenever he speaks, as he does in Halo and Halo 3. However, in Halo 2 due to a bug the developers were unable to fix prior to launch, his bulb dims as he speaks.
After the credits roll, there is a short scene featuring Cortana and Gravemind.