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Re: Bungie Connections
Posted By: Forrest of B.orgDate: 12/6/04 4:46 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Bungie Connections (Isadore)

: Did bungie say that Halo was originally set in the Marathon universe?

They haven't officially, publically stated so, because they weren't giving any story information out, publically, until after the MS purchase, after the story had changed. But I've spoken with an ex-Bungie employee who shall remain nameless for his own protection (not that Bungie really cares, I'm sure), who related to me a pre-release version of the Halo story as told to the Bungie crew by Jason Jones himself, back before the buyout. This was apparently one of *many* different prerelease versions of the story which eventually evolved into the current story, so I don't know if the one I heard was the *first*, but it was an early version ('98 or '99), and it was set in the Marathon universe.

: I have
: been under the impression that Cortana has always been in it, the Covenant
: has always been in it, and the basic story has always been about defending
: Humanity from the Covenant.

In the version told to me, the story was set after the Marathon trilogy; the Covenant WERE the Pfhor, or what was left of them, and their slave races, come back for vengeance; and the Forerunners WERE the Jjaro and WERE human until the activation of the Halo(s), after which only 'ascended' cybernetic forms survived. The "lost colony worlds" that the fledgeling human empire discovered (mentioned in the Cortana letters - or was that some other source? I don't recall) were other Forerunner planets that survived the activation of the Halo(s).

I wasn't explicitly told so but it's pretty obvious given this much and the Cortana letters, that the player character was the player from the Marathon trilogy, and Cortana was (probably) another AI from Marathon. ("There was a fourth. You couldn't have known.")

: Anyway, it's not beyond Bungie to make the connection difficult - they tend
: to make everything a puzzle. Also, consider, it would have been debatable
: whether PiD and Marathon were in the same universe had Bungie not come out
: and statedd they were.

That, and the whole Jjaro/Yrro and W'rkncacnter/Dreaming God thing.

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Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/1/04 6:45 p.m.
     Re: Bungie ConnectionsLance Kerensky 12/1/04 7:12 p.m.
           Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/1/04 8:25 p.m.
                 Re: Bungie Connectionsukimalefu 12/1/04 9:56 p.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndromeda_5[Kilo] 12/2/04 3:26 a.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsLt Devon 12/2/04 12:00 p.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndrew Nagy 12/2/04 1:46 p.m.
           Re: Bungie ConnectionsoogaBooga 12/4/04 4:45 a.m.
                 Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndrew Nagy 12/4/04 11:38 a.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/4/04 2:02 p.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndrew Nagy 12/4/04 8:59 p.m.
                 Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/5/04 12:27 p.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/5/04 3:48 p.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/6/04 1:46 a.m.
                                   Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/6/04 4:46 p.m.
                                         Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/7/04 7:17 p.m.
                                               Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/7/04 7:23 p.m.
                                               Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndrew Nagy 12/7/04 8:30 p.m.
           Re: Bungie ConnectionsFacultas Tempestas 12/5/04 9:09 p.m.
     Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndrew Nagy 12/2/04 11:27 a.m.
           Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/2/04 10:49 p.m.
           Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/6/04 3:17 a.m.
                 Re: Bungie ConnectionsFacultas Tempestas 12/6/04 9:54 a.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/6/04 4:00 p.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsFacultas Tempestas 12/7/04 7:29 a.m.
                                   Re: Bungie ConnectionsClaude Errera 12/7/04 10:05 a.m.
                                         That's him alrighty *NM* *NM*Facultas Tempestas 12/7/04 10:42 a.m.
                                   Re: Bungie ConnectionsVid Boi 12/8/04 5:25 a.m.
                 Re: Bungie ConnectionsAndrew Nagy 12/6/04 10:13 a.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/6/04 4:48 p.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/6/04 6:52 p.m.
                 Re: Bungie ConnectionsEnkidu 12/7/04 8:49 a.m.
                       Err, correction ^^^Enkidu 12/7/04 8:52 a.m.
                       Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/7/04 9:20 a.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsFacultas Tempestas 12/7/04 10:53 a.m.
                                   Re: Bungie ConnectionsForrest of B.org 12/7/04 6:14 p.m.
                                         Re: Bungie ConnectionsFacultas Tempestas 12/7/04 6:57 p.m.
                                               Re: Bungie Connections (Hulk Render)Isadore 12/8/04 3:05 a.m.
                                               Re: Bungie ConnectionsVid Boi 12/8/04 5:30 a.m.
                                                     Re: Bungie ConnectionsClaude Errera 12/8/04 1:05 p.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsIsadore 12/7/04 6:46 p.m.
                             Re: Bungie ConnectionsEnkidu 12/7/04 7:20 p.m.
                                   Re: Bungie ConnectionsFacultas Tempestas 12/7/04 8:57 p.m.
                 Is that easter eggs they're holding? ;) *NM*Vid Boi 12/8/04 5:21 a.m.
                       Re: Is that easter eggs they're holding? ;)SPARTANARMY 2/23/05 9:41 p.m.

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