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May 26, 2008

Sam Robinson writes about the connection between Onyx and the Ark.

Sam Robinson ( writes:

On halo 3 (the mission 'the ark') 343 GS says that he thought the ark was part of somesort of sheild istalation. Having read Ghost of onyx it mentions that Onyx is a shield planet. I don't know how but i think they are linked some how. Any ideas?
Another thing about onyx is the small portal which a group of Spartan-III jump through and land in the middle of a sphere that has a diameter of the earths orbit around the sun (pritty big I'd say) may be, as the book suggests, this is a refuge for the forerunners when they activate the halos, but how could the forerunners suvive in that space when the flood were created to deplete their numbers because they couldn't sustain their population in a whole galaxy?!
And also when the elites fleet travels through the 'portal' they arrive half way between two of the spines yet when the Dawn goes through the portal they are directly above the ark?!

Yes, they are connected in that they both serve as a shelter from the Halos. And the Ark is situated well outside of the Galaxy, so in contrast to Onyx, is a safe place if it isn't found by the Flood.

Thanks, Sam!

permalink | Ark

-UNSC Trooper

May 25, 2008

Marathon and Combine

David Sharp writes to us about a connection he's found between the Combine from Half Life 2 and Marathon.

David Sharp ( writes:

Hi, nice site.

I honestly don't think Marathon and Halo are set in the same universe, I think it's just a nice link Bungie put in.

Anyway, that's not why I'm posting. The combine use this symbol:

You have to admit it does look pretty close. Thanks for reading, I hope it's good enough to go on your lovely site. :D

-David Sharp

Yes it does look pretty similar, but I doubt that the symbols are in any way related to Marathon or Halo. Thanks, David!

permalink | Rampant Speculation

-UNSC Trooper

May 20, 2008

History of the Sangheili

I have to say this is a pretty damn well-written history article on the Elites (it's better than my UNSC history article), courtesy of vociferous. It spans about four parts, very informative, and very well formatted. Now that's what I call Halo history!

Go read, that's an order!

permalink | The Covenant

-UNSC Trooper

It's been some time, but here's another theory on the Forerunners and the Flood.

Rehalo ( writes:

I have a theory: Evolution only keeps going when theres competition, when theres an enemy to bang heads with/kill/eat/become better than. If/when a race reaches a point where it no longer is threatened by anything other than itself, it will naturally implode and die. Yes. Die. But in order for a race to reach this point, it has got to be insanely well-developed and ultra-smart, something the Forerunner were. Cause lets face it, they made big rings in space that have the power to destroy big parts of the universe.
Brings me to the flood: The description of the multiplayer map "Warlock" says that this most likely was some sort of forerunner "Arena", that this was a place where battles and fights took place while other watched. (I'm partly guessing this)
Think about it: The Forerunner have discovered everything undiscoverable, done everything one can do with limitless power and knowledge, and basically turned every stone in the universe. Now, boredom is the worst enemy of this great civilization, that and the fact that there is nothing else to discover, reach for, or work with. So they invent a super organism specifically designed for fun and recreation, an "enemy" this super-civilization can kill and have fun with. But of course this goes wrong. The virus becomes too powerful, too resistant to any weapon. So now they have to escape their own creation, creating super-mega weapons that wipe out parts of the galaxy. They create an ark, blah-blah. The uber civilization of the forerunner is lost, killed by their own genious.

All that, OR the forerunner realized that there was no point in living and staying alive when there was nothing left to do/invent/whatever. So they make giant rings as a tribute to the holy dance of eternity, (Life and death, summer-easter-winter-spring thing) and kill themselves with it. They have reached a level of intellect and understanding that they no longer fear death, no, they actually embrace it, for it is all part of life, of nature. In the books, in the games you see it; the covenant ships use slipspace "engines" that instead of tears a hole in space, "unlocks" it. In the rock the spartans find in the fall of reach, cortana sees an "artistic" mathematical pattern. It's everywhere, the Forerunner knew nature so well they no longer had to use a hammer to beat the nail into the plank, they just had to think it.

Although this theory has been all chewed up, it never ceases to amaze me how new speculations arise. "A Flood to have fun with" ... I gotta get me some Flood then!

permalink | The Forerunner

-UNSC Trooper

May 12, 2008

Terminal Visuals

It's been quite a while since we've updated the HSP, so prepare to get an earful of Halo Terminal news!

Mendicantbias00 let us know that the Terminal pages over at Ascendant Justice have been updated with visual elements to further increase the rate interaction. It's some really cool stuff, so don't forget to check it out.

If you want a more playful and user-friendly interface to view the various terminals seen throughout Halo 3, I warmly suggest you look into our Forerunner Terminal Archives. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

permalink | The Forerunner

-UNSC Trooper

May 4, 2008

The Forerunner-Flood War

Whoa! This is the longest thread I've ever seen on our forum, the admin even warned us about it. Honestly asks if there was anything the Forerunners might have done change the tide of the war against the Flood. Everyone seems to have responded to that, but this time I'm not suggesting that you post anything. The thread is already filling up almost the entire page.

Go check it out, but be warned, it's a looong read!

permalink | The Forerunner

-UNSC Trooper

May 3, 2008

The Flood and Machines.

Honestly raised an interesting question on our forum. Can the Flood indeed infect machines? This question is responded to by SgtSatin, explaining that a flood form can only grow if it has infected a sentient host, that is, a living being. Go check it out and post your opinion!

permalink | The Flood

-UNSC Trooper

May 1, 2008

Halo 3 Terminals

We just found out that Ascendant Justice has an interesting article in Halo 3's terminals. There's a lot of examination in there, so don't hesitate to post your comments or suggestions. A nice and informative little find which will help you learn more about the Forerunners' empire and the Ark.

permalink | The Forerunner

-UNSC Trooper

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