Following the wild popularity of The Codex, Edgeworks released a feature-length prequel entitled The Heretic. It explored the backstories of the characters from the original series, and answered many questions left over from the finale. The Heretic was very successful in its own right, garnering tens of millions of hits and numerous press features, and remains one of the first and only machinima webseries to include fully-integrated computer animation sequences.

The Heretic follows the story of Dové Antenatee, a High Cleric of the Holy Covenant, who begins to find evidence that makes him question his faith. Realizing that he must flee his own people to discover the truth, Dové begins a journey across the galaxy, forcing the Human and Covenant fleets to chase him. Whoever reaches him first will have access to a wealth of powerful secrets, but with two enormous fleets closing in on one another, the stage is set for a cataclysmic battle for the fate of the galaxy...


Posted on Apr 12, 2006
Views: 210,106

Teaser: The Announcement Teaser
The first video to be released for the series, the Teaser gave audiences their first glimpse at the world of The Heretic...

Posted on Dec 12, 2006
Views: 217,146

Trailer: The Drama Trailer
The first of two trailers to be released, the Drama Trailer focused on the epic scale and sweeping story of The Heretic...

Posted on Jan 27, 2007
Views: 225,969

Trailer: The Action Trailer
The second of two trailers to be released, the Action Trailer focused on the epic battles and space sequences in The Heretic...

Posted on Feb 9, 2007
Views: 532,760

Episode 1: Seeds of Doubt
Dové Antenatee, a High Cleric of the Holy Covenant, starts upon a journey that will change his life and could alter the future of the entire Covenant...

Posted on Feb 23, 2007
Views: 250,275

Episode 2: Mission Briefing
Responding to strange troop movements within the Covenant fleet, the Spartans are given a new mission: make contact with a possible defector en route to UNSC space...

Posted on Mar 9, 2007
Views: 246,838

Episode 3: Predator & Prey
In the aftermath of Dové Antenatee's flight, the Captain of the Seraphim arrives on the island and begins preparing to hunt him down...

Posted on Mar 23, 2007
Views: 261,871

Episode 4: Rendezvous
While en route to rendezvous with the space station Livingston, the Mercury picks up a distress call indicating that it is under attack...

Posted on Apr 6, 2007
Views: 275,474

Episode 5: Consorting with the Enemy
While helping the Seraph Captain search for Dové, the Praetor mysteriously disappears in a flash of light...

Posted on May 4, 2007
Views: 356,954

Episode 6: Follow the Fleet
In an attempt to spread disinformation, the Spartans pilot their captured Covenant ship into the middle of the Covenant Armada...

Posted on May 18, 2007
Views: 567,603

Episode 7: Children of the Ark
As two armies rush to make contact with the renegade Elite and the Covenant Armada hovers in orbit, The Heretic builds to a stunning climax!


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Crew List

Alexander Winn
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer

Ryan Luther
Producer, Animator

Jeff Guebert

Robert Bruff

John Cottingame

Patrick Malone

Richard Boisvert
3D Animator

Zach Davis
Motion Graphics Animator

Cast List

Ray Chase
Dové Antenatee, Various Voices

Patrick Malone
Praetor, Chief, Guardian

Alexander Winn
Seraph Captain, Lykurgus, Various Voices

Ryan Hayden
Jack Foster

Caitlin Rain
Candice McKenzie

Trevor Davis
Various Voices

Alessandra Hass
Guardian Whispers

Kyle McCarley
Red 2

Megan Niessink
Computer Voice

Jeff Robinson
Various Voices

Latest News

Apr 2nd 2009 at 7:38pm
A Long Time Coming

by Nerrolken

Well, it's been a long time coming, but I'm happy to announce that the Making The Codex Series featurettes have finally been completed! The last two, dealing with special effects and music composition, have been written and uploaded and are ready for your viewing.

Believe it or not, it's been almost two years since the completion of The Heretic, and these have been weighing on the back of my mind for a long time. So I'm happy to announce that they are done! If you're interested in special effects, like our night sequences or huge armies, or music composition, swing by and give them a read!

Mar 12th 2009 at 1:57am
De Reeks van de Heretic

by Nerrolken

He's done it again! Not content to simply translate The Codex, a very, VERY dedicated fan named Aylmer van As has just begun releasing a complete translation of The Heretic into Dutch! We've always gotten uncommonly high traffic rates from the Netherlands, so this should appeal to a great many fans. I've added it to the sidebox rotation, as well as the Links pages.

This is incredibly exciting for us here at Edgeworks! There is really very little more thrilling than to watch other people become inspired by your work. We owe a great thanks to Aylmer for his dedication and creativity, and we hope our Dutch fans get a kick out of this!

Jan 18th 2009 at 9:02pm
Heretic Soundtrack Track List

by Nerrolken

Continuing the pattern of minor site updates, I recently realized something astounding: we've been selling the Heretic Soundtracks for almost two years now without a track list! This problem has been rectified, so if you were holding back on buying a Heretic Soundtrack because you didn't know what was on it, go forth and discover!

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