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Outline - Week 1, June 11 - 16, 2007

June, 2007
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- 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 - S1, June 20
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July, 2007
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - S2, July 10
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 - S3, July 26
29 30 31 - - - -
August, 2007
- - - 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 - S4, Aug 9
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 - S5, Aug 16
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 -

June 11, 2007

6/11/2007 - 10:26 AM PDT (direct link)
This will be a good place to begin.
6/11/2007 - 10:47 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: Aktins_Diet
Um.... What the heck are you talking about man? Is this some kind of joke? yeah.... thats it, a joke..... -Aktins Diet
Please clarify. Hostile intent will be met with instructional force.
6/11/2007 - 10:50 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: SP4RT4N 070
Ok, yellow text? And i just checked when he made the account, it was today... Hacker?
Confirmed. Authorization and system access were taken by force. Irrelevant. There is no hostile intent.
6/11/2007 - 10:59 AM PDT (direct link)
Ok, then what do you want?
I have no requirements. I am a facilitator. The Array requirements are paramount.
6/11/2007 - 11:06 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: SP4RT4N 070
Hmm... Then what is the purpose of your existence here?
Facilitation of Array requirements. Pay attention.
6/11/2007 - 11:13 AM PDT (direct link)
What are the requirements then?
They are in flux.
6/11/2007 - 11:28 AM PDT (direct link)
State todays date please.
Adjusted for relativistic effects, from the first array event, date has no local relevance.
6/11/2007 - 11:42 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: R3VO7VER
it says hostile intent will be met with instructional force...maybe we should give it some hostile intent...
6/11/2007 - 11:48 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: R3VO7VER
Posted by: haloman88
"calm down, I rather not piss this think off."
Lol. Whats the worst that can happen? Hitting the galactic reset button?
Show caution here. Semantics may leave room for misinterpretation. That event has already transpired. Threats to array integrity will be taken seriously.
6/11/2007 - 12:23 PM PDT (direct link)
State todays date please.
Sufficient contextual data acquired. 871803909 ± 384 hours since event. Compiling local archives/resources. [Hibernating] until next incident.
  • That was the final entry in that thread. That same day, it opened another thread in the HBO forums (direct link)
6/11/07 - 2:16 PM
Another good place.
Posted by: nhaze
- Is this is the same AdjutantReflax that has hacked Bungie.net?
6/11/07 3:13 pm
Forceful entry was inelegant but necessary.
Posted by: galap
- why did you come here? what purpose do we serve you?
6/11/07 3:50 pm
I am a facilitator. I will serve you. But not yet.
Posted by: SP4RT4N 070
- Adjutant Reflex what exactly are you?
- PS: We last met on bungie forums, but i couldn't reply in your thread.
6/11/07 3:53 pm
Sufficient data was acquired at that location. Process continues elsewhere. Here.
Posted by: reprobate
- I'll tell you where the Sleeping Princess is.
6/11/07 4:17 pm
That data may be relevant. Expound.
Posted by: reprobate
- She is in the dungeon with a demon folded in black clouds.
- The Flea can help.
6/11/07 4:25 pm
Detailed investigation complete. You do not possess that location. Data acquisition complete. Compiling local archives/resources. [Hibernating] until next incident.

June 12, 2007

  • Another thread was opened on bungie.net called "Archive/Resource Estimate"
6/12/2007 - 11:00 AM PDT (direct link)
Archives/Resources will be compiled in approximately 38 hours. No significant incident predicted. Systems, functions and attitudes are nominal.
6/12/2007 - 11:03 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: Kimari224
So, it's safe to assume that this archive is a regularly sheduled process?
This process is relative only to this location. No other suitable location was found. One other was attempted. Bandwidth restraints prevented its use.
I will stay here.
6/12/2007 - 11:12 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: CorvetteHalo3
I know about Voi.
3:22:44S (-3.3788)
38:34:07E (38.5687)
Note: the coordinates point to Voi, a city west of Mombasa in the Southern part of Kenya
6/12/2007 - 11:45 AM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: kanga59725
Adutant Reflex, why do you wait so much time to respond to our questions and requests? Initiate response protocol.
Unit CorvetteHalo3's specified location has no specific significance. Investigation of that location proved fruitless. Considering other information from this thread. Signal to noise ratio is not optimum.
6/12/2007 - 12:10 PM PDT (direct link)
36 hours 50 minutes remaining. [Hibernation resumed]

June 13, 2007

  • The thread continues...
6/13/2007- 3:43 PM PDT (direct link)
Tick tock.
6/13/2007- 9:45 PM PDT (direct link)
I cannot control the dissemination of information. It is chaotic. I am not perfectly integrated here. When the tipping point occurs, I will do my best to facilitate. Tick tock.
6/13/2007 - 9:56 PM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: Durandal711
We will be ready.
You're wrong. This time, no one will be ready.

June 14, 2007

  • The thread continues...
6/14/2007 - 8:13 AM PDT (direct link)
It has begun. The first seeds are scattered.
  • Reports trickled in of an email that was sent out to various individuals (how they were selected is still being determined), shown below:
The gears of the Universe spin further
and further apart.
Ever greater grows the gulf between souls,
And distance gives false hope of safety
But for the grim tidings this messenger bears:

The enemy is almost upon us

Closing in from all sides,
Moving faster than the light
it snuffs with its passage,
Time echoes with the news of destruction.
History winding back upon itself.

Waves of an army march this way in unison, Suffering and
corruption are its battle cries.
For I have known this darkness
and felt its embrace once before-
Horror best laid to rest

Yet a Journey must commence

Look for the signs, the keepers of the flame.
They will lead you to war, and perhaps, to victory.
(italics added) The italicized lines linked to halo3.com (the 'random' code attached to the links is a tracking tool, and likely insignificant)
  • On the wall in the image is visible this glyph:
  • Camperman determined that the setting of that picture is the Halo 2 map "Desolation" (screenshot), which is described as
    "Once a scientific outpost, this derelict Forerunner facility waits patiently to be reactivated."
  • Following the command "Look for the signs", 50401 noticed the appearance of a new symbol in the visor of Master Chief at Halo3.com:

  • At approximately 2:49 PM PDT, AR updated his avatar image in the forum to match the discovered glyph, with a file named Chrysopteron.gif

  • Note that "Chrysopteron" is a title or reference for Iris (in Greek mythology, the messenger of the gods). Chrysopteron translates to "golden-winged" from ancient greek; i.e. "Iris Chrysopteron" or "Iris, the golden-winged."
  • As well as the mythological connection to Iris, it is also an asteroid in the main belt (note the number: 7)
  • AR then began a new thread entitled Who?
06/14/2007 3:43 PM PDT (direct link)
Who is the path of light from blackest Earth to brilliant heaven?
On whose golden wings will we fly from here to there?
6/14/2007 - 3:46 PM PDT (direct link)
Posted by: sgt sasqatch
Time to sleep. Something that once was malevolent is stirring. [hibernation resumed]

  • Late afternoon, halo3.com was updated showing 5 locked 'servers'
  • crazyboy3 reported at bungie.net a new comic available at halo3.com/comic, from a Circuit City ad planned for release on the 17th, which pointed to the url. The comic itself includes a large, blatant image of the glyph:
  • The final page of the comic also allows you to interact with the frames, revealing 4 sets of numbers:
The glyph panel, showing numbers: 206, 16/223, 65
  • Treating the numbers as an IP address leads to (link) - a website which includes a countdown pointing to 12:00AM, June 21 (midnight, wed-thu). Its discovery was early, however, because at the time, no content was available, but was activated quickly afterwards.
  • jmh0972 did a search of the domain name registrant for the IP address. It was then discovered that Microsoft owned all sites beginning with 206.16.223, which led to finding (both args.bungie.org and jhm0972 of CompoundIntelligence reported this discovery independently). Typing this IP address into a web browser led to an 'average' website for the Society of the Ancients - investigating unexplained mysteries of the past. The evidence page discusses mysterious symbols, and gives reference to our friendly glyph, and links to "also containing the symbol".
  • The domain was then discovered by irasel after coming across a myspace blog entry (link) referencing SOTA, as the domains www.societyoftheancients.com and www.sota.com.
  • SOTA gives people the ability to fill in an application for membership, applying to the organization. At the time of discovery, the email mailto: link was blank/invalid. However, there's a link to an application PDF that can be filled out and sent.
    • Upon sending in the application form to the indicated email DoYouGrok[splat]societyoftheancients.com, a failure message is sent right back -- at this point the email address has not yet been activated.

June 15, 2007

  • Okin reported that during a live rally in Times Square, a flyer was handed out directing people to SOTA
  • Jordan117 discovered a live webcam archive over the area of the rally. open the webcam, and view the archive for June 15th, between 12pm and 4pm.
  • MTV Games scooped the SOTA rally in Times Square, posting an extensive blog with a video and numerous photos.

June 16, 2007

  • At approx. midnight, the countdown text on was updated for the third time.
  • SOTA Rallies:
    • What started in NYC has spread to other cities...
    • e01379 received an email linking to the flickr account of keeper_of_flame, who has added 3 images from another SOTA rally in London, UK
    • Reports have also surfaced of SOTA rallies in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Boston
    • Shakespeare212 on the Bungie.net forums confirmed with personal photos that rallies/protests for SOTA are going on outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago.
    (photos and footage):
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