|Infinity: the Story: Chapt 1, Part 1/2|
|Posted By: Philtron||Date: 12/13/20 9:12 a.m.|
Chapter 1: Despair
(Tycho’s Mutiny and Coup)
We are shown events in a different timeline, where Tycho serves the Pfhor and the main character serves Tycho.
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The level opens as Tycho is in the process of a mutiny aboard a Pfhor ship. He awakens the main character to help with the coup. Tycho has forged orders from higher ranking Pfhor and has managed to trick lower ranked Pfhor into attacking castes still loyal to the ship’s actual captain, R’chzne.
The main character, along with Tycho’s Pfhor, go through the ship killing any Enforcers, who are a caste still loyal.
According to Tycho, the captain escapes to the surface of Lh’owon in a dropship and is hiding in “one of the S'pht ruins, where we detected signals that could be from an ancient AI”. Presumably this AI is Thoth.
During this time, R’chzne is attempting to contact Pfhor High Command.
Tycho mentions that there are no compilers on board his ship, “Notice the lack of compilers on board? That's not by accident; my new ship has quite the effect on their collective unconscious.”
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Durandal is alive and approaching Lh’owon. Tycho is taking control of the Pfhor ship. Tfear is not present. Thoth is not activated, S’pht’kr have not arrived.
We roll back to the original (retconned) ending of Marathon 1. Durandal did leave the main character behind on the UESC Marathon, and the main character was captured by the Pfhor, like Tycho, when Pfhor reinforcements arrive at Tau Ceti.
Tycho’s statement that there are no Compilers on board his ship might be contradicted in a later level, in another Chapter where Tycho has his own S’pht aboard his vessel and uses them to disable Durandal’s ship.
Tycho’s report that Captain R’chzne escapes to the surface in a dropship might be contradicted in the next level where it is revealed that the Captain dies on the bridge of the ship.
Tycho sends the main character down to the S’pht ruins where a signal is detected that could potentially be a S’pht AI. However, Tycho expresses no interest in the AI. Tycho just wants the main character to locate Captain R’chzne’s transmitter and destroy its power sources.
Tycho reveals that part of why he needs to take over the Pfhor ship is because the Pfhor plan to capture Durandal using S’pht Complilers. But, according to Tycho, Durandal can turn the S’pht against the Pfhor, so the plan to capture him would actually give him the tools for victory.
While the main character kills Troopers on the surface of Lh’owon (because “there is no room for them in [Tycho’s] new regime”) back on the ship Tycho has managed to trap the remaining, loyal Enforcers on the bridge.
Then all of a sudden, according to Tycho, “the captain attempted to use the bridge transporter to escape planetside, and was killed when the signal was redirected to nearby space”. Presumably this “accident” was actually caused by Tycho in his attempt to kill the captain.
Back on the surface, Pfhor Leader Rr’pt manages to route R’chzne’s Pfhor from the S’pht ruins and the defeated Pfhor loyalists retreat into the mountains.
Human commando units begin transporting into the area.
Tycho decides to let Durandal’s commandos enter the ruins so they can lead him to what Durandal is after.
S’pht ruins, where [Tycho] detected signals that could be from an ancient AI.
Durandal has arrived on Lh’owon and is exploring the planet. Tycho has taken control of the Pfhor ship and has possession of the tri xeem. Tfear is not present. Thoth is not activated, S’pht’kr have not arrived.
Tycho states that R’chzne was on the bridge and was teleported out into space. Does this contradict the statement in the previous level about how the Captain escaped to the surface in a dropship? Or did Captain R’chzne only send his transmitter down to the surface in a dropship to distract Tycho, while he himself remained on the bridge with his Enforcers?
If that second suggestion is true, then R’chzne is a particularly intelligent Pfhor, and it makes sense why he would be one of Tycho’s allies among the command class (before Tycho’s mutiny, of course).
Tycho mentions there is no room for Troopers in his new regime. This will be contradicted in the next level when he uses Troopers to board Durandal’s ship. Is this a plot hole, sign of Tycho’s inconsistency, or an aspect of Infinity’s avoidance of a cohesive, literal canon? I know this has been discussed before, but it is worth mentioning, nevertheless.
|Infinity: the Story: Chapt 1, Part 1/2||Philtron||12/13/20 9:12 a.m.|
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