|Great Burning Plains|
|Name:||Great Burning Plains|
|First Appearance:||Make Your Time|
|Inhabitants:||Blood Gulch Crew|
- "Okay. These are the Great Burning Plains we talked about."
- "They don't look burning... they look burnt."
- —Caboose in Setting a High Bar
When the Reds and Blues are blasted into the "future", they are sent to this desert. After wandering for a short time, Caboose and Donut find a broken down Warthog, which is fixed and becomes the Reds' second jeep. Afterwards, Tex contacts the Reds through the warthog, and the group leave the desert and go to her location.
In Season 4, the desert's name is revealed by Andy, who calls the area the "Great Burning Plains" in the episode Setting a High Bar. When the quest team begin their journey, they pass through this area before reaching a swamp. Later in the series, images of this location are seen on the monitor during Donut's debriefing in Catching Up.
- The Great Burning Plains is represented by the map Burial Mounds in the Halo 2 engine.
- It is suggested in the episode Catching Up that the Great Burning Plains are actually a set of Simulation Bases, as the Counselor questions Donut on their existence; one of the available responses being "The new location where your team was assigned."
|Halo: CE Era: Blood Gulch • Sidewinder • Caboose's Mind • Battle Creek • Teleporter Nexus|
|Halo 2 Era: Great Burning Plains • UNSC Wind Power Facility • Great Swamp • Great Freezing Plains • Cities • Island Fortress • Underground Caves|
|Halo 3 Era: Valhalla (Hologram Chamber) • Rat's Nest • Outpost 48-A • Command (A.I. Containment Facility) •|
|CG Animation Era: A.I. Storage Unit • Angel On My Shoulder • Mother of Invention (Training Room) • Bjørndal Cryogenics Research Facility • Insurrection Building • UNSC Archives • UNSC Scrap Metal Recycling Station • Longshore Shipyards|
|Halo 4 Era: Chorus (Crash Site Bravo • Forest Base • Desert Refueling Station • New Republic Headquarters •|
Crash Site Alpha • Armonia • Radio Jammer Station 1C • Charon Research Complex 2C • Charon Excavation Site •
Jungle Temple • Eastern Mountain Range • Communication Temple • Purge)
|Halo 5 Era: Retirement Moon • Armada 8 (Desert Gulch) • Earth|