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|Posted By: John Denton <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 1/21/03 4:44 p.m.|
In Response To: More genuinely interesting plot developments? (barkbat)
: 'Janus, as the first king of Latium, brought the people a time of peace and
This tale certainly sounds like it fits with Halo, but a couple things seem a bit off. The first is the comparison of Cortana to the daughter. According to the novel, Cortana is basically a digital version of Doctor whatsherface, who recruited the SPARTANS. I can't remember how long she had been around by the events of Halo, but I'm sure it was less than fifty years. The events you're talking about with the forerunners are ancient. Now, granted, there were many connections made between Durandal and his namesake in Marathon. But most, if not all of these, were mentioned by Durandal, who is extremely deranged. I'm also not seeing as much of a metaphysical complexity in Halo, though that doesn't mean it's not there.
I'm also skeptical about the Covenant being the ones who attacked the forerunners. They seem like a much younger civilization, and they also seem to deify the forerunners. Halo, itself had some sort of holy significance for them. Of course, this would still hold true if it was the mechanism of their past defeat. The main problem I see is that there wouldn't be any "fleeing from the city" for the Covenant. The Halos would have wiped out all but the most simple organisms. Of course, if some of them did manage to make it out in time (we really have no idea exactly what the Halos do or how long it would take), that would explain how they survived so much better than the humans (assuming the humans are the descendants of the forerunners).
Actually, the idea of the flood being the spring is very intriguing. Especially since they are the _flood_. This also raises the possibility that the flood were actually a weapon of the forerunners. The Halos were constructed to contain this indiscriminate weapon, and provide a failsafe if things got out of control. Perhaps the Covenant (or perhaps only a specific race within it), are the descendants of the forerunners' enemy. The Halo may have a deep religious significance, but not in a positive way. If humanity is what is left of the forerunners, that would certainly explain the covenant's obsession with wiping them out.
: This might imply there are three Halo's.
I don't think it would be very difficult to determine how many Halos there are, based on the effective radius provided by 343 GS. Look up, the size of our galaxy (I'm too lazy, but I'm pretty sure you could find that somewhere) and divide it by the area covered by each installation (which you will have to find with one of those pi formulas that I don't remember).
|More genuinely interesting plot developments?||barkbat||1/21/03 9:14 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Sir Jivealot||1/21/03 9:25 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Lennox||1/21/03 9:29 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||barkbat||1/22/03 11:16 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Finn||1/21/03 1:59 p.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||HipboyScott||1/21/03 4:17 p.m.|
|a couple things||John Denton||1/21/03 4:44 p.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Tim Jones||1/24/03 11:07 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Barkbat||1/24/03 5:48 p.m.|
|A simple question in the myth dept.||RationalistK||1/28/03 7:02 p.m.|
|"myth dept."? I love Myth. *NM*||Bullseye||1/28/03 7:11 p.m.|
|Myth Rules! *NM*||Da Loaph||1/28/03 8:17 p.m.|
|"Incoming!!!" *NM*||R.G.||1/29/03 1:41 a.m.|
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