joe cole (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
With regards to this post:
In the Conversations from the Universe booklet, 343 Guilty Spark clearly states:
"A primitive, hegemonizing swarm calling itself The Covenant has landed on Installation 4. Apparently seeking something specific. Exploring! Meddling! I've seen it all before. They'll record what they see and they'll leave."
The Monitor did not simply pick the first species that came along to be Reclaimers. But perhaps, Arthur was correct about ONI finding Halo.
Perhaps they arrived and the Monitor recognized them, he probably informed them of the Installation's purpose, told them all about the Flood and told them that they were the only ones who could activate the Rings. He may have even told them that something important was on Earth, be it the Ark, or something else.
And to take it one step farther, what if SPARTAN I's were the ones who were sent to the ring to investigate it? And after 343 Guilty Spark tells them all this, he assumes that they're going to go back and tell everyone, which, being ONI, does not happen. They keep the information highly classified, so when Master Chief shows up, the monitor just assumes that he knows what his duties are.
The reason ONI kept it classified is because of obvious security reasons, I mean, would you want everyone to know how to destroy all life as we know it?
No, especially not the Covenant, and you have to remember, at this point Humans had no clue about what the Covenant were trying to achieve aside from mass genocide of the Human race.
But this still doesn't explain why Guilty Spark recognizes you as the last person who activated his Installation.