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Re: Gave it a go *IMG*
Date: 7/3/14 5:54 am
In Response To: Re: Gave it a go *IMG* (Revenant1988)

: Heh, I saw it as more of a wingless Scarab.

I was going to say "Legless Scarab", but it's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

: Agreed for the most part, but given the definition of what a Lich is, it
: makes sense what they intended it to do in game, compared to a phantom
: at least.

Right. Given how it kept reanimating unless you hunted down and destroyed some odd bauble, the name fits really well.

Wait a minute...

: Had the Lich in Halo 4 actually kept spawning fresh infantry or Ghosts on the
: battlefield, it would have earned its moniker.

It'd need to carry more than the 'canonical' 30-40 troops. A Phantom with an eighth of its displacement holds 20-30 troops.

If you really want it to live up to its name, then it should be able to spawn troops nigh-endlessly. Imagine something even larger than a Lich, with tines like a Phantom. The tines are the focus element for a teleporter, which allows the Covenant to drop an endless supply of troops and vehicles onto a position.

Since teleportation technology is apparently rare stuff even for the Covenant, the Lich would be a tough nut to crack. It's got shields mounted to it usually reserved for a Corvette-sized warship. It mounts heavy needlers, a gravity lance for 'excavation work', and several batteries of plasma cannon for point defense. The troop complement is twenty lances and a pair of Wraiths or Locusts, as well as the supporting equipment. In addition, the teleportation bay has enough room to carry a mixed squadron of Banshees and Vampires when it's not in use.

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Origins of the Harvester *SP*Urban Reflex6/30/14 6:45 pm
     Re: Origins of the Harvester *SP*davidfuchs6/30/14 7:39 pm
           Re: Origins of the Harvester *SP*Revenant19886/30/14 8:20 pm
                 Re: Origins of the Harvester *SP*davidfuchs6/30/14 8:33 pm
                 Gave it a go *IMG*TDSpiral7/1/14 10:33 pm
                       Well, it's /better/...Quirel7/1/14 10:59 pm
                       Re: Gave it a go *IMG*Revenant19887/1/14 11:20 pm
                       Re: Gave it a go *IMG*Postmortem7/2/14 12:13 am
                             Re: Gave it a go *IMG*TDSpiral7/2/14 3:38 am
                                   Re: Gave it a go *IMG*davidfuchs7/2/14 8:29 am
                                         Re: Gave it a go *IMG*Quirel7/2/14 11:50 am
                                               Re: Gave it a go *IMG*Revenant19887/2/14 12:00 pm
                                                     Re: Gave it a go *IMG*Quirel7/3/14 5:54 am
     Re: Origins of the Harvester *SP*Postmortem6/30/14 8:43 pm
     Re: Origins of the Harvester *SP*Quirel6/30/14 10:45 pm
     The answer is easyscarab7/1/14 12:16 pm
           Re: The answer is easydavidfuchs7/1/14 12:38 pm
                 Re: The answer is easyscarab7/2/14 2:35 pm
                       Re: The answer is easyStephen L. (SoundEffect)7/2/14 2:49 pm
                             Re: The answer is easyPhoenix_92867/2/14 2:58 pm
                                   Re: The answer is easyStephen L. (SoundEffect)7/2/14 6:21 pm
                                         If you open the original 4392x2788px...ZackDark7/2/14 7:29 pm
                                               Re: If you open the original 4392x2788px...zofinda7/2/14 7:35 pm
                                               Re: If you open the original 4392x2788px...Phoenix_92867/2/14 9:16 pm
                             Re: The answer is easyscarab7/2/14 3:04 pm
                                   Re: The answer is easyQuirel7/2/14 10:03 pm
                                         Re: The answer is easyStephen L. (SoundEffect)7/2/14 11:18 pm

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