|The subject of this article is Bungie Lore; one of the many myths, legends, and easter eggs that have been created by Bungie.|
The Shaft is a piece of white PVC pipe that with the words "THE SHAFT" written along one side of it.
It is passed to a staff member when they are given a difficult assignment, so as to "Give someone The Shaft".
It has been around since the pre-Marathon days.
In Halo 3, the Marines will often yell, "Give 'em the shaft!" or, "We totally gave them the shaft!"