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Re: Concerning the Flood's survival
Date: 7/27/14 10:22 pm
In Response To: Concerning the Flood's survival (Aloyisus)

: Well, been a Halo fan for about 10 years, played all the games several times,
: have read most of the books(most importantly just finished the Forerunner
: saga)... I still don't understand, really, how the Flood survives into the
: present(future I guess - 2552). Cortana claims Halo doesn't kill them, it
: kills their food. Silentium seems to suggest they do kill the Flood(along
: with almost all other life). Why is there still Flood on the
: installations? Are they safe havens, like shield worlds? I know they're
: referred to as Fortress Worlds at some point. Did the Forerunner really
: think it was a good idea to keep samples around after how much of their
: civilization was destroyed? Perhaps unwilling to commit genocide? The
: creation of the rings seems to strongly suggest otherwise... I know they
: do reseed the galaxy with many species though. Why is there a Gravemind on
: Installation 05?

The flood spores were kept for research on the rings. They did this because the flood was extra-galactic in nature, meaning that just because the galaxy was wiped clean didn't mean it was gone for good. The spores can presumably live a long time.

ZackDark is correct - the Flood somehow got loose on Installation 05 a long time ago. There was only so much biomass though, enough to build a Gravemind and a decent Flood army, but not enough to overthrow the ring in totality.

Messages In This Thread

Concerning the Flood's survivalAloyisus7/27/14 7:45 pm
     I think I can answer the last oneZackDark7/27/14 7:54 pm
     Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalyakaman7/27/14 10:22 pm
           Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalAloyisus7/28/14 1:34 am
                 Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalPostmortem7/28/14 2:37 am
                 Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalZackDark7/28/14 2:57 am
                       Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalAloyisus7/28/14 10:47 am
                             Re: Concerning the Flood's survivaldavidfuchs7/28/14 11:31 am
                                   Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalAloyisus7/28/14 7:09 pm
                                         Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalZackDark7/28/14 7:22 pm
                                               Ugh, fudged up my postZackDark7/28/14 7:24 pm
                                                     I understood what you meantAloyisus7/28/14 7:46 pm
                                                           Re: I understood what you meantzofinda7/28/14 8:12 pm
                                                                 Re: I understood what you meantdavidfuchs7/28/14 10:43 pm
                                                                       Re: I understood what you meanttucsonbatman7/28/14 10:57 pm
                                         Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalQuirel7/28/14 11:23 pm
                                   Re: Concerning the Flood's survivaltucsonbatman7/28/14 10:19 pm
                                         Re: Concerning the Flood's survivaldavidfuchs7/28/14 10:30 pm
                                               Re: Concerning the Flood's survivaltucsonbatman7/28/14 10:50 pm
     Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalApollo7/28/14 12:40 am
     Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalStephen L. (SoundEffect)7/28/14 11:14 am
     Re: Concerning the Flood's survivalzofinda7/28/14 5:19 pm

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