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July 22, 2006

While Finn has been pillaging my loot and stealing away in the middle of the night with the fair maidens I had my eyes on - Stuntmutt, the scabrous dog insists he was first to come across this little gem.

I know he's wrong, but I'll be damned if I can prove it.

Stuntmutt ( writes:

>From Sacred Icon -


Halo. Its divine wind will rush through the stars, propelling all who are worthy along the path to salvation.

Of course, 'divine wind' is a literal translation of 'Kamikaze' (see below).

A possible in-joke by the writer that the Covenant would be committing suicide...?

In the Japanese language, kamikaze (IPA: [kamikaze]) (Japanese:??), usually translated as "divine wind" (kami is the word for "god", "spirit", or "divinity"; and kaze for "wind"), came into being as the name of a legendary typhoon said to have saved Japan from a Mongol invasion fleet in 1281.

In the interests of a fair and thorough investigation - and in keeping him quiet - here it is for all to see.

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