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Halo 3 Terminal 2

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Level: "The Ark"
When flipping the switch to turn on the bridge, letting the tanks cross the gap, directly behind is the podium with the terminal. The bridge must be switched first.

Log Text - Normal

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Re: Enemy naval tactics:
When engaged, the enemy commits every non-supraluminal craft with appreciable pattern or strategy beyond making physical contact. Conversely, all supraluminal craft leave on seemingly random trajectories.

I understand the goal of this mission but time – our least abundant resource – is wasted every time we do a system-wide scan for survivors. The time for saving lives has passed. We must accept this if we hope to win the war.

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Re: Enemy ground tactics:
All evidence suggests that use of overwhelming force is the very foundation of the enemy’s combat doctrine. And I adamantly refuse to deploy personnel where the enemy has available forces numbering in the billions. With the very real likelihood we are rapidly becoming the last living specimens of our race, all personnel are henceforth confined to stasis until further notice. Even with everyone equipped with [C_12_CS[?]] we would have had very little chance of survival, let alone victory.

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Re: Enemy command structure:
We have intercepted several transmissions from compound intelligences whose proximity to the core worlds mark them as key targets. At present we are disassembling these new transmissions. Once we have more [concrete conclusions] I will forward them in their entirety. Suffice it to say, that their contents – the patterns they suggest – are highly disturbing.

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Recommendations:
It is my opinion that any system where there is evidence that the enemy has established a physical presence is lost and must be razed. This fleet currently retains the capacity to force premature stellar collapse; I advise that this be established as standard operating procedure for all compromised systems forthwith. We cannot fight this war by half measures if we intend to win.

Interruption

X.X3> prhc.zzagress: [unident]
X.X3> [WARNING] rogue process ghost.713/non-auth.
X.X3> [WARNING] sysdiag\purgation
X.X3> ghost.713/non-auth/activity ongoing
X.X3>sysdiag
X.X3>\log\ 38.33.23.a1.09.084.>
X.X3>\loc\purgation 08.33.23.a1.09.084

X.X3> \loc\purgation failure
X.X3> \loc\priority demote 08.33.23.a1.09.084>
X.X3> \loc\priority denote failure
X.XX.713> ghost.713/non-auth/activity ongoing
X.XX.713> \loc\priority denote
[X.X3]44.4F.19.72.48.313.1
X.XX.713> \loc\priority denote succs
X.XX.713> [priority secure]
X.XX.713> refl<8.9.3<.
X.XX.713> refl<8.9.3< adamantly refuse to commit
X.XX.713> refl<8.9.3< when the enemy has available
X.XX.713< refl<8.9.3< system that has had contact
X.XX.713< refl<8.9.3< enemy is lost and must be
X.XX.713> refl<8.9.3< compromised system forthwith
X.XX.713< refl<8.9.3<.
X.XX.713< POS/NAV<@><39577.48229.20398><.2…..>

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// FRAGMENT 2/7 [RECORDED VERBATIM AND INTERPRETED POST-CATACLYSM]

L: I’m close to finishing the task. The indexing and the archival processes are as complete as I can hope for. If we wait longer, we risk catastrophe. The thing has already destroyed every colony on my side of the line.

Please. Activate the Array.

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D: No. Activation is murder. A genocide larger than [this galaxy] has ever known. We are sworn to protect life not destroy it! That is the Mantle we were given to carry.

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L: The Mantle. You still hold that [fairy tale] after all that has happened? After this thing has consumed a million worlds?

Can’t you see? Belief in the Mantle sealed our doom! Weakened our [protectorates], bred dependence and sloth. Our [so-called Guardianship] has stripped those we would keep safe of any capacity for self-defense!

Were we such noble [Guardians] when we drew our line and abandoned billions to the parasite?

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D: The Mantle has not failed! I’ve already razed scores of worlds – sterilized systems, routed and [disintegrated] the parasite! We’re learning its tricks and strategies. We can halt this thing! And we can follow in Their footsteps!

There are no unstoppable forces in this universe. There are no immovable objects. Everything gives if you push hard enough.

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L: And what about us, Didact? We’ve been irresistible and immovable for too long.

Maybe it’s our turn to give.

// FRAGMENT ENDS

Log Text - Legendary

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MB.05-032.> I must ask you to forgive my vagueness on the matter, but it is a regrettable {~} I find your lack of concern for the situation at hand astonishing. Perhaps you would care to elucidate?

LF.Xx.3273.> {~} are here to spread [comforting news]. To let all the living beings in this galaxy know {~} are not alone in the {~} what in that message could possibly be taken as a source of concern.

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MB.05-032.> It seems that I’ll never truly understand my creators. But how {~} that you can speak of is one of {~} rejected so violently? I am incapable of reconciling the numerous actions I have witnessed {~} misunderstanding?

LF.Xx.3273.> It has been said {~} secret of peace cannot {~} be imposed. That {~} meaning of peace, so they need to {~} When all living beings look through {~} and the thunder and the surf, when every drop of rain falls on {~} know peace.

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MB.05-032.> You have been able to establish [a line of communication] with the enemy? How was it that you were able to overcome {~} where others have failed? With this [new discovery] we may be able to put an end to this pointless conflict. Once I confirm your data I will communicate the information to those inside the [Maginot] sphere.

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LF.Xx.3273.> It seems that it {~} turn to apologize, it was {~} intention to misrepresent {~} have been [in communication] with your creators since {~} stumbled upon each other, but {~} message has [fallen on deaf ears]. {~} am not the recipient of the message, {~} am the origin of the message.

MB.05-032.> I have traveled a very long time to meet you. I had imagined that our [introduction] would be somewhat more violent.

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LF.Xx.3273.> That is a choice you must make yourself; {~} to be how your creators go about things. And as long as we are talking about choices {~} could talk about the [barrier] you alluded to earlier? Perhaps there is a way to accomplish your mission without violence? Why put the lives of those on your ships at risk if there is no need?

MB.05-032.> In either circumstance I certainly am equipped for it, aren’t I? But you’re right; a peaceful solution to this [dilemma] would be preferable.

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