Ok, Precursors, what are they?

Hey guys, I’m really confused about the whole precursor enemy, when was the precursor enemy introduced to us? what are they? and what do they do? have they ever been in a Halo novel, because I have no clue. Thanks

Halopedia

Spoilers below.

The Precursors were a highly advanced ,Tier 0 (more technologically advanced than the Forerunners), trans-sentient beings. Long before the Forerunners, they inhabited the galaxy. They created species, following their sacred Mantle. When a species was unworthy of the Mantle, that species was destroyed. The Precursors created Humanity and the Forerunners.

The Forerunners were deemed unworthy, but they rebelled. The Precursors were driven from the galaxy. Thousands of years later, the Precursors sent the Flood to test Humanity. Humanity defeated the Flood (really, the Flood chose not to infect them), but were deevolved by the Forerunners. In this time, Humanity discovered a being called the Timeless One, who claims to be the last Precursor. The Flood was eventually wiped out by the Forerunners, Timeless One killes by the Didact.

In short, the Precursors are the creaters of everything. They also created the Flood.

The Precursors are not confirmed to be an enemy, but it is a theory.
Precursors are trans-sentient beings.
They create.
They have been mentioned in Halo: Cryptum, and the Timeless One was directly seen in Halo: Primordium.

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> The Precursors were a highly advanced ,Tier 0 (more technologically advanced than the Forerunners), trans-sentient beings. Long before the Forerunners, they inhabited the galaxy. They created species, following their sacred Mantle. When a species was unworthy of the Mantle, that species was destroyed. The Precursors created Humanity and the Forerunners.
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> The Forerunners were deemed unworthy, but they rebelled. The Precursors were driven from the galaxy. Thousands of years later, the Precursors sent the Flood to test Humanity. Humanity defeated the Flood (really, the Flood chose not to infect them), but were deevolved by the Forerunners. In this time, Humanity discovered a being called the Timeless One, who claims to be the last Precursor. The Flood was eventually wiped out by the Forerunners, Timeless One killes by the Didact.
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> In short, the Precursors are the creaters of everything. They also created the Flood.
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> The Precursors are not confirmed to be an enemy, but it is a theory.
> Precursors are trans-sentient beings.
> They create.
> They have been mentioned in Halo: Cryptum, and the Timeless One was directly seen in Halo: Primordium.

They sound, powerful.

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> > The Precursors were a highly advanced ,Tier 0 (more technologically advanced than the Forerunners), trans-sentient beings. Long before the Forerunners, they inhabited the galaxy. They created species, following their sacred Mantle. When a species was unworthy of the Mantle, that species was destroyed. The Precursors created Humanity and the Forerunners.
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> > The Forerunners were deemed unworthy, but they rebelled. The Precursors were driven from the galaxy. Thousands of years later, the Precursors sent the Flood to test Humanity. Humanity defeated the Flood (really, the Flood chose not to infect them), but were deevolved by the Forerunners. In this time, Humanity discovered a being called the Timeless One, who claims to be the last Precursor. The Flood was eventually wiped out by the Forerunners, Timeless One killes by the Didact.
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> > In short, the Precursors are the creaters of everything. They also created the Flood.
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> > The Precursors are not confirmed to be an enemy, but it is a theory.
> > Precursors are trans-sentient beings.
> > They create.
> > They have been mentioned in Halo: Cryptum, and the Timeless One was directly seen in Halo: Primordium.
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> They sound, powerful.

Not much is known… especially about their fighting ability. They could easily create a species to fight for them, they did create the Flood.

We have witnessed their technology. Their technology is made up of something (can’t remember the name) that makes them indestructable. Only the Halo Array is known to break up Precursor artifacts and ruins. They are said to be trans-sentient, and could travel between galaxies, according to the Forerunners.

If they were to be the Ancient Evil, it would be quite a struggle for Humanity.