January 25, 2008
I'm not dead, stop stabbing me with sticks, you little . . .
You may have noticed a small, but well formed, thread on the forum called Story Shenanigans
Cody Miller raises three questions:
What was going on with Regret's 'premature' arrival on Earth. Why did he not expect humans?
Which I think was answered nicely by InnerRayq, referencing the novels here . And an answer that relies more on the games from Leviathan here.
Both boil down to - he's trigger happy and there was no reference to the Ark also being the home of the human race.
Personally, I reckon Librarian has something to do with that...
Question 2: What is the 'unusually formiddable' Covenant Construct Cortana encounters on High Charity?
This poses more of a challenge. I reckon Peptuck has it nicely thought out here. Incidentally - a new pet theory has been born below.
And Lastly: Two Betrayals. What is Spark really saying when he mentions 'last time you asked me?'
This one has been gone over before, check out the Monitor page for more information.
However, in saying that, I like the theory batted about by Scarab here.
But if that's too clear cut, there's always Narc's enigma wrapped in a sausage answer.
Did that help? I don't see why you couldn't read that concise discussion by yourself.
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Scarab's not silly. His post on the thread mentioned above is very enlightening.
MB had many bodies, the terminals mention that a lost shard was finally returned to the Ark.
So its likely that Offensive Bias did take most of MB back to the Ark but missed the shard on the High Charity keyship.
From terminal 6:
[00:H 19:M 02:S]
The seventh and final wave of container ships, barges, tankers, and military vessels engage my fleet; another 214,320 ships, many in excess of [50,000 tonnes], engage my seemingly disrupted vanguard. I continue to fight just well enough to seem lucky. Mendicant, or the enemy, has been sending a small percentage of its fleet elsewhere. Good. Let them believe they can seize a foothold somewhere inside the sphere.
Maybe the High Charity keyship was one of those ships.
From terminal 6:
[00:H 03:M 00:S]
Mendicant was able to postpone its inevitable annihilation for [106:S] with its attempt to flee. But the last of its core vessels hangs before me now; crippled and defeated but still sensate. I could spare it; carve out what is left of its [personality construct array] and deliver it to [Installation Zero] for study.
Maybe he did it and that's how most of MB came to the Ark.
The lost shard arrived on the High Charity keyship.
From terminal 4:
"I have found the shard that was lost. They brought it back to me. Now my reconstitution cannot be stopped."
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