during the desperate days of the Flood-Forerunner war, part of the Array system was to build Shield Worlds, artificially engineered planets with hollow interiors as means of protection should the Array ever be fired.
Here chief engineers leisurely stare from an observation deck aboard a command ship as they foresee and discuss about its construction near a star from where they extract and convert materials for construction. At the distance, the Shield World is under construction while a massive fleet of warships standby in case of any Flood threatening the on-going project.
It's so damn hot here where i live... that inspired me to make something with a big star.
Another Halo-Forerunner piece... (NOTE: You may not use my works for any purposes for whatever reasons without my consent. Trust me, I'll know if if anyone steals from my gallery because I'll get notified by those who follow or know me.)