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A sword drenched in Master Chief's blood...
Posted By: UrsusArctos <>Date: 4/30/05 2:23 a.m.

This comes from HSP. It's an old verse, but i think it deserves a fresh look.

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh.
I have been called a hundred names and will be called a
thousand more before the world goes dim and cold.
I am hero. She has been nameless since our birth,
a constant adversary caring for nothing but my ruin,
a sword drenched in my blood forever, my greatest and
only love. She is the dark. O Lethe, enemy and lover, without
whom my very existence would be pathetic and vulgar!
Our relationship is complex and perhaps eternal.
We met once in the garden at the beginning of the world
and, unaware of our twin destinies, we matched stares
across a dry fountain."

I needn't explain this's already been done before. I think the last sentence refers to John meeting Dr Halsey(whom cortana is based on) in Elysium City, his childhood home. Elysium, the greek afterlife for the blessed-opposite to the hellish Tartarus.

"And I recall her smiling at me before
she devoured the lawn and trees with a translucent blue flame
and tore flagstones from the path and hurled them into the
sky, screaming my sins."

I wonder what cortana incinerated while screaming at john. Maybe it's in the books? Or does she cause trouble for him to get at her own means, with little regard for him?? Just doesn't fit.

"I powder a granite monument in a
soundless flash, showering the grass with molten drops of
its gold inlay, sending smoking chips of stone
skipping into the fog. She splinters an ancient oak
with a force that takes my breath and hurls me to the ground.
She lea% [leaves?]"

This is better. The granite monument he(MC) powders may not be pillar of autumn, but rather the ancient starship at the heart of high charity. After all, why should POA be inlaid in gold, in any context? I assume the grass and the fog are on the ark, which could very well be earth.

And the ancient oak is IAC/High charity. High charity is shaped like an oak tree, and oaks are clad in amber leaves during autumn(see the connection here?).
It looks like gravemind found a new power source for it, got earth's coordinates from cortana, one way or the other, and cortana turned it into a frag grenade for whatever purpose. Hmm.

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A sword drenched in Master Chief's blood...UrsusArctos 4/30/05 2:23 a.m.
     Dang! I could've done better... *NM*UrsusArctos 4/30/05 2:32 a.m.
     Re: A sword drenched in Master Chief's blood...Pizack 4/30/05 5:28 a.m.
           Please consider this for the HSP, Jilly. *XXL SP*UrsusArctos 4/30/05 7:21 a.m.

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