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Re: Story Shenanigans
Posted By: elpolloguapoDate: 1/22/08 4:48 p.m.

In Response To: Story Shenanigans (Cody Miller)


: Regret's premature arival: First of all, why was this "premature"?
: Why was it that Truth had to wait before going to Earth? Why did the
: Covenant not expect humans on Earth? It seemed strange then, but even
: stranger now.

I suspect they wanted to go in more force (see First Strike), just to be safe in case humans were there. They didn't want a prophet going in with minimal protection and getting jumped, which is exactly what happened.
They probably knew that the protal, or at least a forerunner artifact/structure of vast importance, was there, so they wanted to go to earth and locate it with minimal consequences, and enough force to protect themselves while they unearthed it.

: The Covenant Construct: What was the covenant construct Cortana mentions in
: High Charity? It was "fighting back" and "unusually
: formidable". She specifically says it's a covenant construct. So
: what was it?

Cortana isn't (quite) omniscient. She wouldn't necessarily know the difference between forerunner and covie AIs.

My Short-Lived, Soon to be Gone, Service Record---



Message Index




Replies:

Story ShenanigansCody Miller 1/22/08 2:24 p.m.
     Re: Story Shenanigansscarab 1/22/08 2:48 p.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansRaulboy 1/22/08 5:27 p.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansCaptain Spark 1/22/08 2:50 p.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansMcGrude 1/22/08 3:04 p.m.
                 Re: Story ShenanigansCaptain Spark 1/22/08 3:11 p.m.
                       Re: Story ShenanigansUrban Reflex 1/22/08 3:15 p.m.
                             Re: Story ShenanigansCaptain Spark 1/22/08 3:25 p.m.
                                   Re: Story Shenanigansthe Light Show 1/23/08 2:37 a.m.
                                         Re: Story Shenanigansscarab 1/23/08 8:15 a.m.
                                               Re: Story ShenanigansDon 4/4/08 3:06 p.m.
                                                     Either Didact, or just a random Forerunner. *NM*BlueNinja 4/4/08 4:02 p.m.
                       Re: Story ShenanigansCthulhu117 1/22/08 7:10 p.m.
                 Re: Story ShenanigansDiscipleN2k 1/22/08 3:27 p.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansCody Miller 1/22/08 3:30 p.m.
                 Re: Story ShenanigansCaptain Spark 1/22/08 3:37 p.m.
                       To borrow from Star Trek First Contact...McGrude 1/22/08 3:39 p.m.
                             I think we're overanalyzingelpolloguapo 1/22/08 4:52 p.m.
                             ^ i remember that! lol *NM*the Light Show 1/23/08 2:41 a.m.
                       No dice.Narcogen 1/23/08 10:01 a.m.
                 Other AnswersDHalo 1/22/08 3:38 p.m.
                       ...and a few more...Leviathan 1/22/08 4:25 p.m.
                             WaitKockynvainn 1/23/08 2:28 p.m.
                                   Re: Waitelpolloguapo 1/23/08 2:29 p.m.
                                         Re: WaitKockynvainn 1/23/08 2:54 p.m.
                                               Re: WaitLouis Wu 1/23/08 3:15 p.m.
                                                     OOPS!Kockynvainn 1/23/08 3:45 p.m.
                                                           And illiterate it seems... *NM*Kockynvainn 1/23/08 3:45 p.m.
                                               SEE? *NM*elpolloguapo 1/23/08 4:29 p.m.
                             Re: ...and a few more...Jillybean 1/25/08 7:58 a.m.
                                   Re: ...and a few more...UrsusArctos 1/25/08 8:47 a.m.
                                         Re: ...and a few more...Narcogen 1/26/08 12:34 a.m.
                                               Re: ...and a few more...UrsusArctos 1/26/08 7:23 p.m.
                       Thanks, intersting *NM*Cody Miller 1/22/08 9:33 p.m.
                       Re: Other AnswersRosco-128 1/22/08 9:44 p.m.
                             Re: Other Answersscarab 1/23/08 12:18 p.m.
                                   ooooh, i seeRosco-128 1/23/08 4:02 p.m.
                                   I can no longer like this theoryJillybean 1/25/08 8:37 a.m.
                                         You STILL hate Cortana?UrsusArctos 1/25/08 8:51 a.m.
                                         Re: I can no longer like this theoryPeptuck 1/25/08 10:50 a.m.
                                         Re: I can no longer like this theoryCody Miller 1/25/08 12:37 p.m.
                                               Re: I can no longer like this theoryCaptain Spark 1/25/08 2:04 p.m.
                                                     Re: I can no longer like this theoryLeviathan 1/25/08 2:49 p.m.
                                                           Re: I can no longer like this theoryelpolloguapo 1/25/08 3:09 p.m.
                                                                 Re: I can no longer like this theoryLeviathan 1/25/08 6:59 p.m.
                                                     Re: I can no longer like this theoryelpolloguapo 1/25/08 2:51 p.m.
                                                           Re: I can no longer like this theoryscarab 1/25/08 5:57 p.m.
                                                                 Re: I can no longer like this theoryelpolloguapo 1/25/08 8:53 p.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansClefton Twain 1/22/08 3:47 p.m.
           Answers.InnerRayg 1/22/08 4:38 p.m.
                 Canon: Best Defensive Option Is A Last Offensive..Narcogen 1/23/08 9:57 a.m.
                       Re: Canon: Best Defensive Option Is A Last OffensiSimpsons Rule 1/23/08 10:03 a.m.
                             Re: Canon: Best Defensive Option Is A Last OffensiNarcogen 1/23/08 10:19 a.m.
                 Re: Answers.scarab 1/23/08 12:21 p.m.
           Shamez-vous, CTelpolloguapo 1/22/08 4:56 p.m.
                 Re: Shamez-vous, CTClefton Twain 1/23/08 8:23 a.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansPeptuck 1/22/08 5:51 p.m.
                 Re: Story Shenanigansreprobate 1/22/08 7:37 p.m.
                 WTF do I know?Clefton Twain 1/23/08 7:58 a.m.
     Re: Story Shenaniganselpolloguapo 1/22/08 4:48 p.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansPeptuck 1/22/08 5:49 p.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansDHalo 1/22/08 5:56 p.m.
                 Two Things *Minor Contact Harvest spoilers*reprobate 1/22/08 7:46 p.m.
                       Re: Two Things *Minor Contact Harvest spoilers*InnerRayg 1/22/08 10:23 p.m.
                             Re: Two Things *Minor Contact Harvest spoilers*reprobate 1/22/08 11:14 p.m.
                                   Re: Two Things *Minor Contact Harvest spoilers*scarab 1/23/08 1:08 a.m.
                       Mendicant also has to do with Orders that do ChariZohak 1/23/08 1:01 a.m.
                             Someone who lives on Charity :-)scarab 1/23/08 1:10 a.m.
                                   Re: Someone who lives on Charity :-)reprobate 1/23/08 4:21 a.m.
                       >DHalo 1/23/08 6:12 a.m.
                             ^^ Its so much simpler than that...DHalo 1/23/08 6:15 a.m.
                                   Re: ^^ Its so much simpler than that...scarab 1/23/08 7:48 a.m.
                                   Actual quote, p276scarab 1/23/08 12:40 p.m.
           Re: Story Shenanigansscarab 1/23/08 7:46 a.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansRagashingo 1/22/08 6:57 p.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansCthulhu117 1/22/08 7:13 p.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansCthulhu117 1/22/08 7:07 p.m.
     Purottohoru ga!UrsusArctos 1/22/08 8:33 p.m.
           Liar. *BLAM!*Gravemind 1/23/08 12:15 a.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansOmega 1/22/08 11:13 p.m.
     Re: Story ShenanigansAvateur 1/23/08 2:29 a.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansCthulhu117 1/23/08 12:56 p.m.
                 Re: Story ShenanigansAvateur 1/23/08 6:14 p.m.
     I'll get my broom.Narcogen 1/23/08 8:27 a.m.
           Re: I'll get my broom.scarab 1/23/08 10:57 a.m.
                 Re: I'll get my broom.scarab 1/23/08 11:03 a.m.
                       Just a thoughtscarab 1/23/08 11:07 a.m.
                             Re: Just a thoughtCthulhu117 1/23/08 12:58 p.m.
                             YearsNarcogen 1/23/08 7:57 p.m.
     Re: Story Shenanigansbedlam 1/23/08 4:30 p.m.
           Re: Story ShenanigansKockynvainn 1/23/08 5:19 p.m.



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