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Re: For the tl;dr-ers
Date: 7/14/14 5:24 pm
In Response To: Re: For the tl;dr-ers (General Vagueness)

: geas thing that I'm already not fond of just makes them both worse in my
: eyes.

The geas thing has grown on me. Now Spartans arent just Spartans because of their genetics, theyre Spartans because their genetics are a product of the Librarians millenia long struggle to uphold the Mantle against the Didact and the Flood.

Also, if you want, check this out. Helped me appreciate and understand the geas thing better.

Also, its cool how it explains certain things in The Flood and First Strike now.

"After humans made landfall on Installation 04, geas began activating in humans, notably the Master Chief. The geas would give the humans a sense of familiarity with Forerunner technology. Even indicating certain buttons to press. For the Master Chief, this would continue throughout his journey on Halo.

“The display’s shimmering geometric patterns nagged at him, as if he should recognize them somehow. Even with his enhanced memory, he couldn’t place where he’d seen them before. They just seemed…familiar. … He wasn’t sure why he touched the ‘button’ on the display. He just knew it felt right.”

-Page 95, Chapter 3, Halo: The Flood DE

The ability to detect which button to press on Forerunner hard light panels is a process described as instinctual. On a comparable level to the flight or fight response.

“He seemed to know instinctively how to activate the panel–it almost seemed hard-wired, like his flight or flight response.”

-Page 189, Chapter 6, Halo: The Flood DE

Encountering Forerunner technology on Halo would not be the only catalyst for dormant geas. SPARTAN-II Blue Team’s Fred would encounter a similar familiarity with Forerunner symbols in the Forerunner tunnels under Mechanite Mountain on Reach.

“There was something too fascinating and nearly familiar about those symbols.”

-Page 174, Chapter 15, Halo: First Strike DE"

Messages In This Thread

Catalog on WaypointCINCL7/8/14 11:21 pm
     Re: Catalog on WaypointRevenant19887/8/14 11:33 pm
     Re: Catalog on WaypointGrizzlei7/9/14 12:48 am
           Re: Catalog on WaypointCINCL7/9/14 2:44 am
                 Re: Catalog on WaypointGrizzlei7/9/14 2:54 am
     I LOVE this stuff, thanks for the heads up! *NM*Apollo7/9/14 2:24 am
           Re: I LOVE this stuff, thanks for the heads up!zofinda7/9/14 4:01 pm
                 For the tl;dr-erszofinda7/9/14 4:15 pm
                       Re: For the tl;dr-ersGeneral Vagueness7/14/14 4:58 pm
                             Re: For the tl;dr-erszofinda7/14/14 5:24 pm
                                   Re: For the tl;dr-ersQuirel7/14/14 5:40 pm
                                         Re: For the tl;dr-ersPostmortem7/14/14 10:08 pm
                                               Re: For the tl;dr-ersQuirel7/15/14 12:44 pm
                                                     Re: For the tl;dr-erszofinda7/15/14 4:25 pm
                                                           Re: For the tl;dr-ersQuirel7/15/14 10:42 pm
                                                           Re: For the tl;dr-ersscarab7/21/14 12:25 pm
                                   Re: For the tl;dr-ersGeneral Vagueness7/17/14 1:23 pm
                       Originally there was no separationscarab7/21/14 12:15 pm
                             linkscarab7/21/14 12:19 pm
                                   OMG Thank you for linking this.The Lionheart7/21/14 4:31 pm
                                         OK :-)scarab7/21/14 5:55 pm
                                               Re: OK :-)The Lionheart7/21/14 8:45 pm
                             I remember nowscarab7/21/14 5:54 pm
                 Re: I LOVE this stuff, thanks for the heads up!Grizzlei7/9/14 8:45 pm
     Re: Catalog on WaypointDEEP NNN7/9/14 7:57 am

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