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October 17, 2006

You Are What You Eat: A Gravemind Theory

Manuel Botelho ( writes:

I just was surfin the net when i came arcoss your site. As far as Gravemind is concerned i think that he is an infected forerunner from the first realeasment of the flood.I mean think about it if the covenant and humans became infected during battles whith the flood why couldnt the forerunner. They were sentient life, yet that brings up another question. What happened to the rest of the forerunner who were infected?

Interesting and entirely feasible. The only other material Gravemind could realistically be made from would be other species who have landed in the ring during the interim (or during this landing, if he's quick!). As 343 says in the "Conversations...": "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."

However, if any of these previous races had become Flood fodder, it stands to reason that the Flood would have long since escaped, given their affinity for assimilation and repair.

Forerunner it is then :)

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