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|Re: What Retcon?|
|Posted By: scarab||Date: 1/25/09 2:21 p.m.|
In Response To: Re: What Retcon? (Stephen L. (SoundEffect))
: The Covenant was already planning a fleet to travel to Earth in First Strike.
: They knew the 3rd planet of a dwarf yellow star had Forerunner technology
: on it. The million dollar question they didn't know was that it was the
: human homeworld they had also been seeking. Cortana discovered the
: Covenant were going to head to Earth before the events of Halo 2.
I'll need to buy First Strike again.
And though Truth's duplicitous scheming doesn't come to full fruition until the Elite Honor Guard's failure to protect the Prophet of Regret affords him with the final leverage needed to appoint the Brutes to the lofty position, his plans were never made in haste. They were well laid. When the time came to return his attention to Earth, his expendable regiments needed to be led by Jiralhanae, not Sangheili.
That's fair enough but the Brutes arrived hours after the pulse or shortly before. The decision to send them had to be made before Regret arrived on Earth.
Leaving the Elites to scour Earth in search of a Holy Forerunner relic, and ultimately to uncover the most precious and sacrosanct Forerunner artifact in existence - the very portal that opened upon the Ark itself - would have placed all Truth's aspirations upon the shoulders of a species he had already decided to cast aside, a species splintered by heresy and derision, even amongst their own ranks.
Would the events on Halo be enough to make him replace Regret's Elites with Brutes? Was it necessary for him to have any greater reason? Did he need the Ark to push him into that decision? Urk's post suggests that it was the Ark that tipped the balance but he would have to have known about the Ark prior to Regret's landing. Not just Forerunner tech.
|The update is up and its a good one.||Injunfett||1/23/09 6:32 p.m.|
|Re: The update is up and its a good one.||Urban Reflex||1/23/09 6:55 p.m.|
|I am on the fence||Injunfett||1/23/09 7:17 p.m.|
|Re: I am on the fence||JonnyOThan||1/23/09 8:27 p.m.|
|Re: I am on the fence||FyreWulff||1/23/09 9:32 p.m.|
|sometimes i wish there was edit||FyreWulff||1/23/09 9:36 p.m.|
|Personally...||stan||1/23/09 8:12 p.m.|
|Re: Personally...||Nevan||1/23/09 10:00 p.m.|
|Re: The update is up and its a good one.||FyreWulff||1/23/09 7:06 p.m.|
|Re: The update is up and its a good one.||SPARTAN-034||1/23/09 7:44 p.m.|
|*thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||SonofMacPhisto||1/23/09 8:14 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||grantix||1/23/09 8:19 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||SonofMacPhisto||1/23/09 8:34 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||grantix||1/23/09 8:43 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||Leviathan||1/23/09 8:54 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||Urban Reflex||1/24/09 4:24 a.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||FyreWulff||1/23/09 9:30 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||SonofMacPhisto||1/23/09 9:36 p.m.|
|Re: *thoughtfully smokes speculation pipe*||grantix||1/23/09 9:56 p.m.|
|DLC Marketplace dating||FyreWulff||1/23/09 9:39 p.m.|
|Try the singles bar instead *NM*||Cody Miller||1/23/09 10:29 p.m.|
|ZING! *NM*||Urban Reflex||1/24/09 4:23 a.m.|
|I could weep for joy||Jillybean||1/24/09 6:36 a.m.|
|Re: I could weep for joy||Louis Wu||1/24/09 9:25 a.m.|
|Re: I could weep for joy||Jillybean||1/24/09 1:42 p.m.|
|Wait a minute...||stan||1/24/09 11:18 a.m.|
|Re: Wait a minute...||Leviathan||1/24/09 12:47 p.m.|
|Re: Wait a minute...||Jillybean||1/24/09 1:46 p.m.|
|I suppose...||stan||1/24/09 2:19 p.m.|
|Re: I suppose...||The More Deluded||1/24/09 5:38 p.m.|
|Yeah...||stan||1/24/09 6:08 p.m.|
|Re: Yeah...||The More Deluded||1/25/09 6:00 a.m.|
|What Retcon?||scarab||1/25/09 5:10 a.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||Bry||1/25/09 6:39 a.m.|
|What he said *NM*||Jillybean||1/25/09 6:48 a.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||scarab||1/25/09 1:39 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||Stephen L. (SoundEffect)||1/25/09 1:46 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||scarab||1/25/09 2:21 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||Stephen L. (SoundEffect)||1/25/09 2:27 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||scarab||1/25/09 3:10 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||Stephen L. (SoundEffect)||1/25/09 4:58 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||Bry||1/25/09 3:07 p.m.|
|Re: What Retcon?||scarab||1/25/09 3:26 p.m.|
|hmmmmmm :(||The More Deluded||1/24/09 9:07 a.m.|
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