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Re: Timeline in BWU
Posted By: fingol <>Date: 1/25/09 11:54 p.m.

In Response To: Timeline in BWU (MELEE)

: I am a bit confused about the timeline presented in the update last night
: used to setup the ODST timeframe. Specifically, the first two bullets:
: October 20: New Mombasa, Kenya is destroyed by the Slipstream Space
: Rupture Backlash from the Prophet of Regretís ship.

: November 2: The Prophet of Regretís ship and In Amber Clad arrive at Delta
: Halo. Prophet of Regret liquidated by SPARTAN-117.

: Am I alone in thinking these two dates seem a lot further apart than
: anticipated? I always thought that after the clad followed regret's ship
: through slipstream that they arrived at Delta halo the same day...the same
: hour even. Now they do say Nov 2 is the date that they "arrive"
: at delta halo, which might imply the date they placed their feet on the
: ring, but again I assumed this was all taking place the same day in a
: short amount of time.

: I would like to play through these events to see if I am forgetting a major
: part of the game, but my box is out for RROD repair. Hopefully someone can
: shed some light on this, as to why almost 2 weeks pass between the jump
: and landing on Delta Halo...perhaps slipstream takes longer than i
: remember.

In The Ghosts of Onyx, the UNSC Prowler Dusk along with three other UNSC ships, were close enough to catch the same slipspace wake as In Amber Clad. The jump occurred on Oct 20. In the novel, the Dusk was traveling for at least an hour trying to pick up a trace of In Amber Clad. The Dusk had already lost contact with the other three UNSC ships due to their larger engines. This occurs on Nov 3. When they are no longer able to detect any trace of the ships, they exit from slipspace. This is when they observe the Covenant fighting amongst themselves. The Master Chief would have already dispatched the Prophet of Regret. No one on the Dusk appeared to have been in cryo at the time, since they had to monitor the sensors for traces of IAC. Maybe only several hours passed for the crew of the Dusk, while several weeks go by for us in normal space.

Message Index


Timeline in BWUMELEE 1/24/09 11:58 a.m.
     Re: Timeline in BWUelpolloguapo 1/24/09 12:07 p.m.
           Re: Timeline in BWULeviathan 1/24/09 12:27 p.m.
                 Re: Timeline in BWUdarthbob 1/24/09 1:06 p.m.
                       Re: Timeline in BWUelpolloguapo 1/24/09 1:12 p.m.
                       Re: Timeline in BWULeviathan 1/24/09 1:13 p.m.
                 Re: Timeline in BWUMELEE 1/24/09 1:47 p.m.
                       Re: Timeline in BWULeviathan 1/24/09 3:11 p.m.
                       Re: Timeline in BWUfingol 1/26/09 1:31 p.m.
                 Regarding the 'quick jump...'SonofMacPhisto 1/24/09 5:39 p.m.
                 UmHawaiian Pig 1/24/09 6:21 p.m.
                       Re: UmLeviathan 1/24/09 6:58 p.m.
                       Re: UmFyreWulff 1/24/09 8:07 p.m.
                       Re: UmChamp H 1/25/09 12:31 a.m.
                             Re: UmStephen L. (SoundEffect) 1/25/09 11:03 a.m.
                       Re: Umkanbo 1/25/09 1:03 p.m.
     Re: Timeline in BWUkr-1426 1/24/09 6:40 p.m.
     New question the timeline brings up.Leviathan 1/25/09 1:59 p.m.
           Re: New question the timeline brings up.Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 1/25/09 2:24 p.m.
                 Re: New question the timeline brings up.Leviathan 1/25/09 4:55 p.m.
                       Re: New question the timeline brings up.Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 1/25/09 5:01 p.m.
     Re: Timeline in BWUfingol 1/25/09 11:54 p.m.

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