: Hrm... it seems that the one thing that messes up all our
: theories is the statement that Connacht was the first
: person in a thousand years to defeat the Myrkridia.
: So, perhaps that wasn't a literal statement, but was
: hyperbole instead. In Marathon 2, Durandal states that
: we at Lh'owon are "half a thousand light-years
: away" from Earth or Tau Ceti. But someone else
: later pointed out on the Marathon's Story Page that
: the galaxy isn't even 500 light-years across, so
: there's no way two stars in our galaxy could be half a
: thousand light-years away from eachother. Durandal was
: using hyperbole. Likewise, perhaps the prologue
: writer, who stated that Connacht was the first man in
: a thousand years to win a battle with the Myrkridia,
: was also using hyperbole; it was really only a few
: years, at most a decade of losing battles, or perhaps
: there were even a few winning battles in there.
: Remember, this guy is relating a story ten centuries
: after it's occurance, using "old songs and
: half-forgotten legends" as his sources. Things
: could have gotten quite a bit exaggerated by then.
Bah! Completely unsubstantiated conjecture... (But that's what we're all about isnt it?) I could just as easily say, "Well, a thousand years probably just means its beyond living memory, so its probably just an estimate and really means 100,000 years. And when they say they never won a battle, that probably means they never actually killed even one krid because if they did it would be a partial victory." See how stupid that sounds? Now, some one with my point of view looking at you and Arcangel's response is thinking the same thing.
Arcangel: Krids holding hostages? HAH! "The Dark seeks not to conquer but to destroy... to be master of the unthinking dead and their blasted lands." Holding hostages definitely falls into the "Conquer" category, which is against the Dark ideology.
All I am saying is that if, as the prologue says, humanity does not win a battle in war that goes on for a thousand years against a race that seeks only descruction and chaos, it is impossible for there to be any left. That's all... there ARE contradictions in Bungie's games, a prime example is the journal entry for Forest Heart regarding the last time the Giants defended the pass, which practically contradicts itself in the same sentance.