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    MISSION LOG:

    Date: November 17, 2552, 1943 hours

    Location: Voi, Coast Province, Republic Of Kenya, Earth

    Force: Task Force Bravo

    Primary Objective: Destroy AA Wraiths

    Background Information: The Chief and Arbiter are deployed at one side of the Voi Traxus Factory Complex 09 to neutralise the Covenant's AA Cannons. Meanwhile, Task Force Bravo is deployed on the other side and must destroy three AA Wraiths in the valleys.

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    MISSION LOG... END

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    • Hartley unloads his assault rifle on the Chieftain, but the Brute just keeps coming. Michaels appears and shoots the Brute from the side with his SMG, forcing him to activate his Invincibility.

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    • (Invincibility?)

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    • (Yeah, you know, the Armour Ability that the Chieftains use in Halo 3 and ODST, which makes them invincible for a few seconds?)

      The Chieftain swings at Weaver. The ODST dodges the attack and opens fire on the invincible Brute.

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    • (Oh, I thought Invincibility for Michaels.)

      Rick readies his IGL.

      (Commando, can you please come on the 'Attack to Deston' RP. It can't die already. It will help me about Rick's story.)

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    • (Sorry, I am simply not interested in it. Maybe one day.)

      The Chieftain's invincibity ends. Hartley fires a couple rounds at the Brute's helmet, knocking it off, and allowing Carpenter to headshot it with his BR.

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    • Hartley (COM): Wraiths are destroyed, Admiral!

      Hood (COM): Roger that. The Chief and the Arbiter just destroyed the AA cannon. Commencing the attack.

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    • Rick: Oh yes, I didn't waste my IGL ammo. That's more good.

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    • Multiple squadrons of Longswords fly overhead, followed by the Sword of Giants, the Aegis Fate and the Forward Unto Dawn.

      Hood (COM): All ships, fire at will!

      The frigates fire their MAC cannons at the Dreadnought.

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    • (tell me everything I missed please)

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    • (The Black Seraphs captured Zentarious and brought him aboard the Fury.)

      The Artefact emits an energy beam, which expands and sends out a shockwave. The members of Bravo are knocked out.

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    • (and the brute ship?)

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    • Thel Vadam4321 wrote:
      Zentarious paused. "So Seraphs, you now let demons fight your battles? You hide in the shadows as always? I thought sangheili loved nothing above honor. My mistake." Zentarious looked at Crestus who was tentively peering out of cover. "You, are a traitor to your entire species Crestus. You shall never have peace and in death your ancestors will tear your soul to shreads."

      Zentarious suddenly dropped his hammer and turned around to his command console while his captains suppressed the fireteam.

      "Watch your world burn!" he shouted as he charged the ventral plasma weapon.

      Vlassamee keyed his suits over shield and charged the captains. With deft swiftness he slit their throats. He charged Zentarious from the back and the pair flew over the console and onto the floor. Crestus sprinted for Vlassamee and Zentarious. Together they subdued the chieftan and held him on his knees. Vlassamee reclaimed his sword from Zentarious's belt.

      Taybab ran over to the weapons console. "He's activated a pre-set course. I'm completely locked out."

      Taybab opened a panel under the console and began pulling wire bundles out.

      "I might be able to hotwi--"

      Zentarious laughed and laughed. "Fools. You cannot stop this ship."

      "Zero-Five?" Vlassamee questioned.

      "I don't think I can hack it fast enough," Taybab said. "The emitters are almost fully charged!"

      Zentarious laughed and lauged until Crestus slammed his fist into his nose. A mild nose bleed took Zentarious and drew a thin line of red down his snout.

      "Balance!" Vlassamee called.

      <Locked in. Cannot regroup. Brutes at exfil.>

      The Major collapsed. "Major!" Minor two exclaimed.

      "There!" said Minor three pointing to a small blue and purple lump stuck to the ceiling. The Minor made several hand gestures at lightning speed. The huragok stuck its head out and replied. The Minor signed again. The huragok shook its head and repeated the no sign over and over. The minor spoke, "Please help us engineer. Destruction of life and structure will come if you do not shut down the fire beams."

      The huragok started to approach the minor slowly. The minor took his helmet off to reveal a black serpentine like head. Taybab stepped up from the console. <Fix> he signed.

      Zentarious spat blood and a tooth out of his mouth. "I forbid you to touch that worm!" The huragok recoiled. Crestus hit Zentarious a second time so hard it made him pass out.

      Taybab and the Minor together slowly led the huragok to the console. "Stop the power." the Minor said. The huragok set to work at lightning speed. In the second before the plasma weapons would have discharged the huragok cut weapon and re- directed the power to the heat sinks which shot plasma and hot exhaust into the air.

      In a few moments the fireteam had regrouped and returned to the Fury. They killed the squad trying to break in and exfiltrated the ship. Taybab had left a little present next to the main power conduit and a few moments from disembarking the ship tumbled out of the sky.

      "Not too bad," Vlassamee said. "We have a chieftan as prisoner and a second huragok."

      (Also, we have a new policy:

      "For now on, every comment in brackets must be paired with an RP action, or it must be posted elsewhere.")

      Weaver slowly opens his eyes.

      Weaver: What... the... hell...

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    • Locke: Comm net's rebooting. ODYNE, what was that?

      ODYNE: "That" was a Grade-Two slipspace event. In short, somethng big happend in the slipstream.

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    • Kai finds a spot onboard the Fury to hang his weapons and begins to take off his armor, now just wearing the clothing he has underneath. Then he sees a cut in his clothing beneath, and remembers the burn he got from a brute with a energy sword. He looks at the wound, 4 inches long, half a inch deep.... Kai: "Oh yah, I forgot." he picks up the sword.... "Hey Vlassamee, any idea who this belonged to before the brutes got their hands on it?"

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    • Commando Trooper wrote: (Sorry, I am simply not interested in it. Maybe one day.)

      The Chieftain's invincibity ends. Hartley fires a couple rounds at the Brute's helmet, knocking it off, and allowing Carmichael to headshot it with his BR.

      (Didn't Carmichael and Alderman die?)

      Chyenka pulls himself up.

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    • (Woops. I meant Carpenter.)

      Hartley: Whatever the hell that was, it-

      Michaels: Sir! Look!

      A CCS-class battlecruiser flies over the ODSTs and crashes into the Voi Factory Complex.

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    • A Pelican lands, while most of Bravo are still dazed, and Quebec disembarks, as if they'd been present the entire battle. They approach Bravo.

      Quebec Leader: Ha! Wake up, sleepy heads! While you've been napping, we've taken out a bunch of AA Wraiths...

      Michaels: You sly bastards! We took out those Wraiths.

      Quebec Leader: Huh, odd. That's not Chetner's version of the events...

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    • (dab if memory serves your on the furry yes?)

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    • Hartley: Uh, shut up! We have bigger problems now!

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    • (Who is Quebec's senior officer supporter again?)

      Quebec: That's no way to speak to a senior officer...

      He motions the badge on his chest designating him as a Captain of the UNSC Marine Corps.

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    • Carmichael: What the hell was that thing? Why was it brown? What was that falling off it?

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    • Kai: "Hey dab, what is your tale of todays adventure?"

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    • Vessel Of War wrote: Carmichael: What the hell was that thing? Why was it brown? What was that falling off it?

      ?????

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    • (@Dab Chetner.)

      Michaels: Holy shit! It's those creepy spiders again!

      Several Flood Infection Forms jump over a chunk of the elevator and approach the group.

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    • Quebec, still boasting, were caught unaware by the attack. One of their men is caught by an infection form, while the other scramble to safety, behind Bravo.

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    • (Stars, the Flood-infected Indulgence of Conviction.)

      Several Infection Forms infect the Brute corpses, making them rise to attack the group.

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    • (I figured it out after commando's post :)

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    • Hartley: Fall back! Fall back!

      Weaver (COM): Trent, we need a pick-up ASAP!

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    • Michaels: I don't think that's possible sir. Look, three o' clock.

      The Flood had already formed a Spore Launcher from the deceased of the earlier battle.

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    • 3 flood combat forms speaking all with 1 voice: "Your world is now my feasting ground"

      they attack Hartley and weaver with b.r's

      "do not resist."

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    • Trent (COM): Copy. What was that thing?

      Trent's Pelican appears above the top of the valley, swooping down to Bravo.

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    • Hartley: Oh, crap... (COM) Trent, pull back! They have some sort of cannon!

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    • 4 flood air unit forms come tword the pelicans.

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    • Hartley and Weaver open fire on the combat forms.

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    • a dead sangheili lays 30 days rotting with a beam rifle in his hands 34% charged..... infection forms go inside of him and he kick jumps and stands up screeching demonically.

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    • The Pelican swerves, avoiding several shots.

      Trent (COM): Double-time it to the end of the valley!

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    • a jackal killed by marines so long ago some of his bones are now seeable, only 1 eye had not rotted off, a flood infection form crawls in, sliding around beneath his skin, he gets up, activates his point defense gauntlet, his arm forms into his stomic, and he slowly starts to inflate.

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    • the sound of gunfire from a still alive brute, then the sound of infection forms wiggling and the brute screaming

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    • The ODSTs run to the end of the valley, firing their weapons at the incoming Flood forms.

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    • (You know, I didn't think it possible, but I have recently become more fond of MJOLNIR Mix.)

      A Covenant Separatist fleet comes out of slipspace, and begins deploying troops via Orbital Insertion Pods.

      Rtas 'Vadum: Demon, clear this sector, while we deal with the Flood.

      It seems no help is coming to Bravo from humanity's new-found allies, however, a Phantom Gunboat launches from the Shadow of Intent, and proceeds toward the valley in which Bravo and Quebec were stranded.

      (Forgive me if my memory/hearing serves me badly, for the Floodgate transcript.)

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    • a flood human form tries to shoot the phantom down with a magnum.

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    • (What about the Scarab Mix?)

      Weaver: The cavalry has arrived!

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    • (Don't listen to it. I only own CE-3's OSTs, and then Walking Away I bought individually. I really like GUNGNIR Mix (though not as much as the original), and on Scorpion Mix, I'm kinda 'meh'.)

      The Gunboat pounds the Flood Spore Launcher with plasma rounds, causing it to wither and die.

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    • Hartley (COM): It's safe for you to touch down, Trent!

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    • Michaels: Hey Quebec, you can come out from behind your crates, now.

      (You know what'd be cool? Getting Chips in Bravo.)

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    • A human flood infected civilian with a base ball bat slowly limps tword Hartley

      "I shall crumble your coffin"

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    • (@Dab Yeah, he's an ODST, and we don't know what happened to him after 00.)

      Hartley shoots the combat form to death.

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    • Michaels: They're talking... Why are they talking? They didn't do this on Halo. Something's changed, and not for the better.

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    • The Gunboat hovers to a stop, and activates its grav lift.

      Sangheili Major: Get aboard, humans. We don't bite... anymore.

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    • Hartley: Quebec, get on that Phantom! We'll use the Pelican.

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    • a flood with a glass bottle yells at the drop ships: "come back, we're your friends."

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    • (rrrrrrrrrg by the time people get back to posting this happens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2RrZpVPaH0 )

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    • ( I want this tank H2A-MP_Scorpion.png see, it fires a yellow laser.)

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    • (Stars, the policy.)

      Trent's Pelican lands. Bravo enters.

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    • Commando Trooper wrote: (Stars, the policy.)

      Trent's Pelican lands. Bravo enters.

      Both the Phantom and the Pelican head for the Sword, which had earlier participated in the failed attack on the Dreadnought. In turn, the Sword then docked with Shadow of Intent, in the manner that the FuD had.

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    • (I don't think the Sword should go to 00.)

      The members of Bravo exit the Pelican.

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    • (It doesn't have to, but we need to get transferred somehow, so it needed to dock with Intent. Let's say it got hit while assaulting the Dreadnought, and was no longer slipspace-worthy, so we were transferred to FuD while repairs take place.)

      At the same time, a Phantom enters the hangar, and the Seraphs and DAB emerge.

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    • Michaels: DAB! It's been too long!

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    • (what will happen to the sword after halo 3 ends?)

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    • (My favorite part!  I almost had goosebumps.  The only problem is that the Shadow of Intent arrived like 2/3s of the way through the batttle and it assisted in getting cortana.  And almost as soon as the separitists arrived any ships they could spare started glassing.)

      "Blood is our drink."  A marine is cut apart by a flood combat form melee.

      "The flesh is our food."  A marine is consumed by an infection form.

      Our bodies have never seen such vigor.  An angry vengeance finally broods!"

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    • (Alright, at the end of the Battle of 00, Quebec has to come in and save us.  Don't ask why, I have something planned.  It has to do with the "intel".)

      Beck stares at 'Vlassamee.

      Kaflinski: Hey, it's....what's his...

      Brace: DAB?

      Kaflinski: Y-yeah!  It's DAB!  Long time no...no see.

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    • Kai: "Hey humans :) how goes your races glorious victory for the right to exist?"

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    • Nicholas fires at the abominations while backing up.

      Nicholas "Get the f**k off my planet you piles of SH**!"  

      "Home is where life finds itself.  Home is where it flourishes.  Now we exist here you are powerless to stop us."

      Nicholas runs out of ammo and jumps on the phantom.  And for the first time in a long time he fears for his life.

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    • (Hey, Nik.  We already left the battle, y'know?)

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    • (maby he needs to catch up?)

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    • (True.  Well, now worries.  It was a good post anyway.)

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    • "Bones to dust.  Worlds to rust.  Your world is not the first to meet our resurrection AND IT WON'T BE THE LAST!"

      Nicholas grabs a carbine and shoots them from the phantom so they don't come up the gravity lift.  

      (Screaming from the phanotm) "GO BACK TO THE HELLISH HOLE YOU CAME FROM OR I WILL KILL YOU MONSTERS WHERE YOU LURK!"

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    • Kai: "not even a hello??:("

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    • (Just catching up with the squad.  Thanks for understanding.)

      Some marines board the phantom.  The pilot raises the Phantom.

      Nicholas "Remind me to send you monsters a pie when I move into hell!"

      The phantom takes off, cutting Nicholas's rant short.  The pilot rendevous with Bravo at Nicholas's request. 

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    • the crashed flood infected ship explodes and all the flood on the ground die of over doses in vitamin glassing beam.

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    • (Frown.  I still had more poetry.  I guess I will just wait till 00.)

      Nicholas checks himself and fellow survivors for spores.  

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    • Sean4333 wrote:
      (Alright, at the end of the Battle of 00, Quebec has to come in and save us.  Don't ask why, I have something planned.  It has to do with the "intel".)

      (Over my dead body...

      Anyway, I was planning to have Flood kill Quebec on '00, anyway, but I suppose it isn't essential.)

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      Michaels: DAB! It's been too long!

      DAB smiles, as he walks toward Bravo.

      DAB: It's good to be back. I mean, no offense 'Vlassamee, but there's no place like home. How've you all been?

      DAB sees Hartley, then salutes.

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    • Hartley: Good, all things considered. But, we've been losing a lot of men recently...

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    • Rick: What's the plan?

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    • Quebec exits their Phantom.

      Quebec Leader: Oh god! What the hell were those things back there?!

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    • DAB: The reason for the Caskets' existence.

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    • Quebec Leader: And who the hell are you?

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    • DAB: (sarcastically) Oh, I'm just a passing civilian from Arcadia, who happens to be wearing MJOLNIR armour in the middle of a Covenant ship and knows about the top-secret Operation: EUREKA, that's all...

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    • Quebec leader: "Woe, for a passing civilian how did you accomplish all that????"

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    • (That should not be canon...)

      The phantom arrives at that ship's hangar and touches down.  The men mentally recover from what they just saw.

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    • Quebec Member: Seems like Bravo's comprised of civilians. You're lucky we were there to save you.

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    • Matt: Last time I checked, I was the only civilian 'in' Bravo...

      Michaels: And you've had some training at least, even if that was just a couple hours on a boat. That's more than Quebec had...

      Quebec Member: Hey-

      Michaels: (mocking) Oh, crate! Protect me! Please don't kill me, infection form!

      DAB: Anyway, we've got to speak to Lord Hood himself about our next deployment.

      DAB begins to walk off.

      Quebec Leader: That's right, SPARTAN, run!

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    • (Not sure they'd call them "infection forms".)

      Kaflinski eyes the leader and takes out a knife.  The memebers of Quebec jump backwards.

      Beck: Not now, man.  Later.

      Kaflinski: Right.

      The remainder of Bravo turns and walks away.

      Quebec Leader (Fading out in the distance): Y..y-yeah!  That's r-right!  Run off you...you...

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    • Weaver: These assholes are really starting to piss me off...

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    • Matt: They'll get what's coming to them. They've obviously been lifted straight up to that rank, from training, by Chetner; They won't last a second in real deployment

      Bravo enters the room with Hood.

      DAB: You wanted to see us, sir?

      Hood: Ah, yes, Bravo. As you know, the Sword was damaged during the attack. She still flies, but cannot go to slipspace. Commander Keyes has decided to take the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn through the portal, along with the Separatists. The Master Chief is going with them. Now, I offer you the choice: do you want to? If you do, you'll be assigned to the Dawn right away. Your choice.

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    • Hartley: Of course, sir.

      Hood: Very well. You, along with the rest of the 7th Battalion and the entirety of the 11th MRF, will be the ODST contingent of the Dawn from now on. Gear up, and good luck.

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    • As they leave the room, Hood mutters to himself:

      Hood: (muttering) My best SPARTAN gone, and now my best Task Force... What's next, the damn Infinity!?

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    • (Lol "Good")

      Bravo walks into the Intent's hangar.

      Hartley: Let's get to the Dawn.

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    • (Someone should make a page for Quebec, and give them a roster, just so we know who we're jeering at.)

      11th of December, 2552


      The Separatist fleet exits slipspace, above the Ark, with the Dawn and Aegis Fate in its midst. A sizable Loyalist fleet is already present, and the inevitable battle begins.

      Shadow of Intent Bridge Officer: Commander, they out number us, 3 to 1!

      Rtas Vadum: Then it is a fair fight! All cruisers, fire at will. Burn their mongrel hides!

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    • (a rooster for a profile pho?)

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    • Miranda (COM): Bravo, go with the Chief. Clear an LZ for the Dawn.

      Hartley: Let's split into teams, just like we did on Daego. I'll be a part of Bravo-One, along with Weaver, Carpenter, and Kaflinsky.

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    • DAB: I'll take Beck, Shrake (is he an NPC?) and Michaels. Locke, and Chyenka, you take two other teams.

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    • (That leaves only Locke, Chyenka, Sasuun, Rick, James, Brace, Nikolai, and the two Elites.)

      Miranda (COM): We've detected several Covenant AA guns in the deserts. Each team will be dropped at a different location and will neutralise their respective guns.

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    • (I missed the new thread creation. Will someone catch me up on what you have done so far. After this post I will comply with the new policy.)

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    • (we are burning brute mongrel hides, everyone is worried sick wondering where vallsamee is, dab was talking with other humans, the arbiter and the master chief are inviting us to a party, and kai fell asleep in a cubord after chewing on a plate.)

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    • (I gtg back to no internet land now.)

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    • Crestus stared at Zentarious who was trapped in his brig cell. He had been stripped of all his armor and weaponry. 

      "What are you looking at?" Zentarious asked calmly and quietly. "Are you going to kill me or what?"

      "What is the Prophet of Truth digging for?"

      "I would die a thousand deaths before I betrayed my Prophet." 

      "That can be arranged. Or rather, I can make it feel like you've died a thousand times." 

      Zentarious just stared at his feet. The blood from his nose and various cuts on his face had long since clotted and dried. "Why did you do it Seraph? Why did you betray your own kind? Why did you betray the Gods?"

      "Halo is a weapon of ultimate destruction. The Prophets would sacrifice us all for nothing. The Forerunners were never anything other than incredible architechs."

      Zentarious covered his ears at these words. "You shall not sway me Heretic. Either you kill me or I kill you. Those are the only two outcomes. Period."

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    • (So Ncholas and some marines are aboard a ship in the separitist fleet.)

      Nicholas wakes up.  He looks outside and is astonished to not be at earth.  He asks around and finds out an important piece of information.  Nobody has any idea where they are except that the Ark is around here somewhere. 

      (I would like to be a part of the longsword crew that gets their wing shot off and spots the map room.  We can even assist the elites that found the cartographer.)

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    • (Wait, the portal has already been opened?)

      "Where is it!" Crestus shouted. 

      Zentarious trembled in the interrogation harness but remained silent. Crestus flipped a switch releasing another massive electric shock into Zentarious's body. Zentarious screamed in agony. 

      "You have the power to stop this right now. Just tell me what Truth is planning."

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    • (Thel, here's what happened: we captured Zentarious, and then the Fury travelled to the Portal, to link up with the Separatist fleet. Meanwhile, Bravo had cleared an area nearby Voi of AA Wraiths, to facilitate the attack on Truth's Dreadnought. The Sword of Giants was damaged in the attack, the Dreadnought escaped and the Indulgence of Conviction came out of slipspace, crashing and infecting the area with Flood. Bravo were extracted by the Sangheili, and opted to go with the Dawn to Installation 00. I assume the Fury is among the Separatist fleet. We are now above Installation 00, and Bravo is splitting into teams, to eliminate AA defenses, so the Dawn can land.)

      Zentarious: Ok, then I shall! He is going to quash your miserable rebellion and- Ahhhh!

      Crestus activates the harness again.

      Crestus: A proper answer, please.

      Zentarious: Never!

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    • Nikoli the rebel wrote:
      (I would like to be a part of the longsword crew that gets their wing shot off and spots the map room.  We can even assist the elites that found the cartographer.)

      (Canonically, we have to be part of the team which fights the Scarab (replay the level to see why).)

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    • (Are D'Angelo and Carmichael still alive?)

      Chyenka: I'll go with Brace, Sasuun and his Elites.

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    • (Carmichael, no. D'Angelo, I don't know.

      @Nikoli Well, in the level, there are no survivors of the crash, except for two normal Marines.)

      Hartley: And the other team will be Locke, Alcatraz, Jones, and Nicholas.

      The teams go to their Pelicans aboard the Dawn. Hartley, Weaver, Carpenter and Kaflinsky board the Pelicans carrying the Chief's team.

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    • Commando Trooper wrote:
      (Carmichael, no. D'Angelo, I don't know.)

      Hartley: And the other team will be Locke, Alcatraz, Jones, and Nicholas.

      The teams go to their Pelicans aboard the Dawn. Hartley, Weaver, Carpenter and Kaflinsky board the Pelicans carrying the Chief's team.

      Locke boards his pelican.

      Locke: Bravo Team Two secure!

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    • (Bravo-One = Hartley's team

      Bravo-Two = Locke's team

      Bravo-Three = Chyenka's team

      Bravo-Four = DAB's team)

      Johnson enters Bravo-One's Pelican and walks into the cockpit.

      Miranda (COM): Truth's ship isn't taking part in the attack. He must've gone to ground!

      Johnson (COM): Roger that, Ma'am! We're on him! (to Hocus) Kick the door!

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    • (Whose team am I? Just don't make Rick and Alcatraz on one team.

      Sorry, but I can't obey the policy now.)

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    • Commando Trooper wrote:
      (Carmichael, no. D'Angelo, I don't know.

      @Nikoli Well, in the level, there are no survivors of the crash, except for two normal Marines.)

      Hartley: And the other team will be Locke, Alcatraz, Jones, and Nicholas.

      The teams go to their Pelicans aboard the Dawn. Hartley, Weaver, Carpenter and Kaflinsky board the Pelicans carrying the Chief's team.

      (Oh, come on....)

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    • (No, not together. Jones and Alcatraz should be separate.

      Also, I'll change Rick's name to Richard because Ricardo sounds a bit weird.)

      Rick: We're ready.

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    • (Doesn't sound weird at all. In fact, it's one of my favourite names.)

      The Pelicans drop out of the Dawn's hangar and head to the surface. One of the Pelicans, carrying a squad of Marines, is shot down by a Seraph.

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    • (I'm an Indian, I feel it weird. In fact, I made his full name Richard Thurlow Jones after reading "The Famous Five: Five get into trouble.")

      Rick takes IGL ammo from the Pelican's supplies.

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    • Crestus looked at his clock. "Zentarious, we are above an ancient Forerunner artifact. There is battle raging all around us. We need to know what Truth plans to do or we are all doomed."

      Zentarious was beaten and exhausted, but he still managed to look Crestus in the eye. "The noble Prophet seeks the control room and from there he shall light the Devine Halos and propel the worthy and faithful to godhood! The infidels shall be left behind to be comsumed by the parasite. That is all you will have from me."

      Crestus used the harness to shock Zentarious into unconsciousness and left the brig. 

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    • The Chief walks into the troop-bay of Bravo-One's Pelican and grabs a sniper rifle. Weaver stares at the Spartan.

      Johnson: We good, Hocus?

      Hocus: She's a little cooked, Sergeant Major.... But she'll hold.

      Johnson: Alright, pop the hatch.

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    • Kai: "What we going to do with the cadged ape when we are done with diplomacy?"

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    • Dab1001 wrote:

      Nikoli the rebel wrote:
      (I would like to be a part of the longsword crew that gets their wing shot off and spots the map room.  We can even assist the elites that found the cartographer.)

      (Canonically, we have to be part of the team which fights the Scarab (replay the level to see why).)

      (BRAVO.  Flank and Cover!  I know.  But one of the pelicans does get shot down.)

      Nicholas gets on a phantom and goes to the Dawn.  After briefing he gets in the pelican.

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    • Lord of the STARS wrote:
      Kai: "What we going to do with the cadged ape when we are done with diplomacy?"

      Taybab yawned, "We'll likely dispose of him or ransome him. We might hang on to him if there is the possibility of his possessing valuable intell that we don't know we need though."

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    • (Dab, did you read my comment in Matt's page?)

      The Pelican's hatch opens, revealing a massive desert.

      Kaflinsky: That's some view.

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    • Kai: "I can't make up my mind, he's no threat to us while he is in their, though I only don't want to kill him because he said he wanted to die and he isn't the boss of us, if they are anything like the sangheili if you try to ransomed him they will just kill his family in punishment for being captured, I highly doubt he knows anything at all. Oh well."

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    • (I'll do so now.)

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    • "Jirlhane are different from sangheili. A sangheili's family isn't killed if he is captured, but he is disgraced and usually commits suicide himself. Zentarious would likely lose all good standing he may have had among the tribes as being captured shows that he was weak and thus cannot lead. In jirlhanae society only the strong may lead. 

      Sangheili political assassinations ensure a similar policy."

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    • Kai: "Zentarious, can you roll over? hmm, can you roll over? come ooooon, roll over boy."

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    • Taybab: "Besides Kai, Zentarious would have killed us brutally already if our positions were reversed. The only reason he did not do it before was because he had defensive operations around the excavation site to take care of."

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    • Kai: "Awwww but he doesn't know any better do you zentareta :). I will be your daddy if you chose to let us keep you alive.

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    • Kai: "do a backflip, do something, come one."

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    • (Stars, Zentarious is in the brig, alone, strapped into an interrogation harness.)

      Vlassamee examined his displays as he hovered over the flower shaped construct. The Fury was running at better than normal capacity thanks to the second huragok they had acquired. Vlassamee had instructed the ships computer to provide tactical data to the surrounding Separatist vessels. The Zealous Fury herself was cloaked moving above the Ark's atmosphere. 

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    • Kai: *stares at the ark saying nothing*......

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    • "Computer, use the shard to gain clearance for interface and download all data pertaining to Ark. Bring anything of relavence to my attention." Vlassamee stroked his lower two mandibles as a human would stroke his chin. His helmet's faceplate was retracted giving him some space to stretch his mouth. 

      "Acknowledged commander."

      "The center of the Ark, find out what that is."

      "Working. Assuming translation is correct, the center of the installation is known as the foundry. It seems to be a massive manufacturing plant."

      "For sentinels?"

      "For Halos."

      Vlassamee lept to his feet. He pulled the downward view onto the main screen. He could only see the curve of the edge. The Ark was a truly huge construct. 

      "Launch a tactical drone."

      "Launching." 

      The tactical drone shot out of a cannon on top of the Fury and flew away from the ship and the ark. Then is stopped and activated its sensor array. Vlassamee switched to the drone's view. The Foundry was a perfect circle and it matched the dimensions of both Alpha and Delta Halo. 

      "By the gods," Vlassamee whispered. Crestus entered the bridge at that moment and looked at Vlassamee, saw the look of consternation on Vlassamee's face, and then realization dawned on him. 

      One did not become a Black Seraph without keen wits. 

      "Is that what I think it is?"

      "Yes."

      "It looks like a Ring is being constructed right now. If this thing has been working all the time the Forerunners have been gone then there could be hundreds of Halos in this galaxy alone!"

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    • Kai tries 10 times to form words and finally says "Are we going to live hear????"

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    • Johnson: Enjoy it while you can, Marines. Soon as we land, we're right back to it. Priority one: secure a landing zone for the Commander's frigate. Keep your eyes and ears open. We need all the intel we can get... on wherever the hell we are.

      The Pelicans touch down on a cliff side.

      Johnson: Stand to, Marines!

      Weaver and Kaflinsky: Oo-rah!

      Johnson: Go, go, go!

      Bravo-One and the Chief jump out of the Pelicans. As they move on, Carpenter spots what looks like the Milky Way galaxy in the sky.

      Carpenter: Hey, check it out. In the sky. Is that-

      Weaver: Hey, focus. We got a job to do.

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    • (Are Beck and Shrake NPCs, and if not, whose characters are they?)

      Meanwhile...

      The Pelican containing Bravo-Four lands, some distance away from the other teams. Their main job is to eliminate a Type-45 Long-Range Anti-Aircraft Bombardment Emplacement, which could puncture the Dawn's hull with a single on-target shot. They seem to have been placed in a roughly circular layout around a curious structure near the centre of the Ark.

      DAB: (jumping out of Pelican) Ok, we can't hit that thing ourselves - it's too damn big - so we have to mark it for 'Vadum to take out. Got the Target Locator, Michaels?

      Michaels: Right here.

      He holds up the device.

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    • (Beck and Shrake are Sean and Rskde's chars, respectively. But Rskde is inactive, so I suppose you can use Shrake.)

      The ODSTs and the Chief take up positions on a ledge, overlooking a Covenant outpost.

      Hartley: Chief, eyes on. Got a good angle. You take the first shot.

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    • (reminder, I will be gone tomorrow and the day after.)

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    • (most likely the 2 days after that to.)

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    • Vlassamee was still gawking at the image of the incomplete Halo being worked on at the center when the computer's monotone voice blared out, "Control room located. It has been taken by Covenant forces. Recommend us of heavy artillary in the assault." 

      "Send the tactically relavent data and your recommendations to the fleet and the humans," Vlassamee said. "Some T-26s and those human tanks ought to do the trick."

      Vlassamee itched to get groundside, but he had agreed with Shipmaster 'Vadum when he had said the Fury would be more valuable as a tactical surveillance platform for the time being. The Fury, while a formidable combat craft, was superbly suited to invisible reconnaissance. 

      Vlassamee also worried about the Flood. They could still find there way here. They might even be on the Ark already. Had they not overtaken the Holy Rings? Why should the Rings' birthplace be any different? 

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    • (Okay, so I am taking liberties with what the Seraphs are able to learn about the Ark so quickly compared to the canonical Human/Elite forces, but that is part of the fun of an RP right?)

      Crestus turned to Vlassamee. "We need to destroy that Foundry's systems and prevent it from finishing that Halo."

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    • (gtg)

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    • Thel Vadam4321 wrote: Vlassamee was still gawking at the image of the incomplete Halo being worked on at the center when the computer's monotone voice blared out, "Control room located. It has been taken by Covenant forces. Recommend us of heavy artillary in the assault." 

      (If you're referring to the place building at the end of The Ark (level), that isn't the Control Room, it's the Cartographer.)

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    • Thel Vadam4321 wrote:
      (Okay, so I am taking liberties with what the Seraphs are able to learn about the Ark so quickly compared to the canonical Human/Elite forces, but that is part of the fun of an RP right?)

      (But if you find out about the Citadel and the Halos so quickly, what's the point of going to the Cartographer?)

      The Chief fires his sniper rifle, and the ODSTs open fire. In just a few seconds, all the enemies in the area are wiped out.

      Weaver: We got more enemy contacts ahead, move out!

      The team goes through a cave. On the other side, a Phantom is assembling a Mantis AA cannon.

      Hartley: They're setting up an AA battery. That thing'll tear the Dawn apart... We'll wait for you to take the shot.

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    • (Oh no, Stars! Not again.)

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    • Nicholas reloads his sniper rifle. 

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    • (Already said that I was stretching things a little. I actually planned to have some of my characters go into the Foundry and in their attempts to shut it down they speed up the process. Would you rather I retcon those statements?)

      The Major sat in sick bay with an antidote tube in his arm. The poison gas he had been exposed to on Zentarious's ship had taken its toll on him. At least the green boils were gone, but he was still rather week and breather was difficult. 

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    • (Personally, yes. Because that defeats the point of going to the Cartographer. Not to mention that the UNSC are only supposed to know about the Halo replacement at the end of The Covenant. Until then, only Guilty Spark should know of it.)

      The Chief opens fire on the Brutes constructing the AA gun. A Phantom drops a pair of Hunters.

      Hartley: Cover the Chief! He'll take down those Hunters!

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    • (When does the "Bravo, Flank and Cover" bit come?)

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    • (When we encounter the Scarab.)

      The Chief kills the Hunters. The team continues through another cave, eliminating some Grunts and a Brute on the way.

      Miranda (COM): I'm giving the Brutes all I've got...but this is a heavy-weight fight! The Dawn's only got the tonnage to last a few rounds. Find me a place to set her down. Over!

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    • (RETCON: The Zealous Fury's crew did not discover the Foundry or Installation Zero-Four B. Sorry about that. I was trying to add some interesting side story. Even as I wrote it I realized the fault in it.)

      "The Master Chief and Arbiter are making impressive progress," Vlassamee mused. 

      "You want to be on the ground don't you?" Taybab asked quietly. 

      "Yes. But my place is up here at the moment. Shipmaster 'Vadum is engaged with jirlhanae forces and our contribution as a tactical platform is too valuable to forsake.

      Still, all those humans we have faught with, the Spartan, the ODSTs they are all joining in the battle. My mind knows I am helping them from where I am, but my body feels useless and traitorous for not fighting by their sides."

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    • Voice on COM: Thrusters are gone, I can't control it!

      The Master Chief and the ODSTs watch as a burning Longsword roars through the canyon and crashes.

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    • DAB: Ok, the Preying Mantis should be just on the other side of this cliff. Anyone see a way over, or around?

      Shrake: Better. There, in the cliff. A Forerunner door.

      DAB: Ok, let's get inside. I don't like being out in the open, like this.

      The group begin to walk toward the door, when suddenly there is a 'Whsssssk' sound, and the door opens, the four segments sliding apart. A Brute Minor strolls out.

      Michaels: Apparently neither do they...

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    • (Where the hell are the other teams? If we want to skip all this campaign stuff, then we got to make this quick.)

      The ODSTs and the Chief encounter a pair of Marines near a crashed Pelican and a few Mongooses. Two Prowlers arrive at their position. The Brutes are quickly taken out by the Spartan. The team mounts up on the Prowlers and Mongooses.

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    • (Commando, when I play your mission, I always give you and Kaflinski (Assault rifle ODST) sniper rifles. :P)

      Bravo-Three's Pelican drops a Warthog and Mongoose, before landing. The ODSTs and Elites exit.

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    • (I always give myself a rocket launcher. BTW, Carpenter is the white BR ODST, and Weaver is the other AR ODST.)

      The team stops near the crashed Longsword and finds a Warthog. Carpenter, Hartley, and the Chief jump out of their Prowler and get on the Warthog.

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    • (I am not sure what I can do at this point that won't just interfere with the story. You all are so integrated and the Seraphs by there nature never revealed themselves.)

      Vlassamee examined a tactical holo map of the area surrounding the cartographer. "There," he pointed. "There the human vessel should be safe in canyon. It is accessible from the cliff side. The only issue to deal with is the anti-air. The humans have their pelicans on the ground, but the Dawn is carrying their tanks. The Shadow and the rest of the fleet are too busy to be able to deploy anything. Those tanks are just what they need to make a push for the cartographer." Vlassamee broadcast a tactical update for the Dawn. 

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    • The Warthog and the Mongooses arrive near a large Forerunner wall.

      Johnson (COM): Ma'am, Hocus almost got her wing shot off. But we spotted a structure on the other side of this wall. It matches Cortana's description of the map room on the first Halo ring.

      Keyes (COM): A Cartographer. Good. Should help us fix Truth's location. Secure the LZ, then we'll push through that wall.

      Johnson (COM): Roger that. Follow my Pelican, Chief! The LZ's this way.

      (Almost done with the campaign transcript thing from this level. As soon as we get to the Scorpions, we'll be able to make our own quotes and stuff.)

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    • (Good.  Lets go straight to the LZ and we can hit the wall later.  @Thel.  The brute fleet should lie in ruin by the time the scarab comes.  js.)

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    • Bravo-One arrives at the Dawn's LZ.  A Wraith opens fire on the team.

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    • (Guys, you're running out of time to destroy your AA guns.)

      The team destroys the tank and a few Ghosts. Two AA Wraiths are firing at a group Hornets nearby. Hartley opens fire on them with his rocket launcher.

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    • Bravo-Four instinctively ducks down, as the Minor surveys the land.

      DAB: (whispering) Wait here, I'll sneak up on him.

      DAB crouches, and sneaks toward the Brute, staying behind a ridge of rock. The Brute stops looking, seeming satisfied that the area is empty, and turns to walk back inside. This was a mistake, as DAB uses the opportunity to jump out behind him, and stab him in the neck with a combat knife.

      DAB makes the 'move up' gesture, and the team form up, and move through the door, into something akin to a Forerunner atrium.

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    • Hartley destroys the first AA Wraith with his rocket launcher.

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    • Commando Trooper wrote:
      (Guys, you're running out of time to destroy your AA guns.)

      (I've been waiting for Sean to return.)

      The ODSTs and Elites board the vehicles, Chyenka driving the Warthog with Brace on the turret.

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    • (Well, he doesn't seem to be interested in 00 at all.)

      Hartley fires a rocket at the second AA Wraith. 

      (Faster!)

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    • (I kinda need Sean to return. Difficult to RP when Beck isn't doing anything. Has Sean not been online at all, or is he just boycotting '00?)

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    • (He was online yesterday.)

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    • (Jeez, I'm right here. :P  And no, I'm not "boycotting '00", just a little disinterested.  Waiting for the Flood to come.)

      Beck throws a grenade at the Wraith, but it bounces off and lands near Bravo.

      Beck: Crap!  Grenade!

      (EDIT: Hey look at these !  Drones were originally in Halo 4! )

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    • (Well I am certainly glad that 343i did not ruin the yanme'e as well. Not that they were particularlly special enemies or anything. More annoying than anything. I really don't think I have a purpose anymore. I've run myself and my characters into inactivity.)

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    • (Sean, you're not near the Wraith. You're with DAB and Michaels in the Forerunner atrium.

      Really, if people posted more when they're online, instead of just ignoring the RP because they're not interested, we could get 00 done in a day or two.)

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    • (I just don't know what to do. Locke and Nick are not active.)

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    • Sean4333 wrote:
      (EDIT: Hey look at these !  Drones were originally in Halo 4! )

      (Those designs get consistently worse as you go along. The first few are ok, but those final two are just... ugh!)

      DAB: (COM) Silence your suits, and switch to COMs. We need to get through to the other side, asap. Mission timer reads 20 mins, and the Dawn will be coming down for a landing soon.

      Bravo-Four moves toward a doorway, and assumes breaching position. DAB walks infront of it, and it opens... Revealing a room full of sleeping Unggoy.

      DAB (COM): Take them out, quietly. There's bound to be a high-ranking Brute nearby...

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    • (Can't RP as Hartley anymore because the next rocket will destroy the final Wraith.)

      Michaels hits one of the Unggoy with the butt of his battle rifle.

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    • DAB, eerily silent for someone wearing two-tonne armour, sneaks up on a Grunt sleeping by a corner. He stabs it with a combat knife, and as he does so turns the corner, into a corridor running parallel to the room. In it is a Jiralhanae Chieftain, walking on patrol. It wields a T-2 'Gravity Hammer' EW/H. It is facing the other way, and hasn't seen DAB. He draws his sidearm, keeping it aimed at the Brute's head, and slowly creeps toward it. He takes out his combat knife with the other hand.

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    • Michaels, Shrake and Beck finish off the rest of the sleeping Grunts.

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    • (You know that Scarab we destroyed back in Mombasa, which was supposed to be the destroyed Scarab in the Halo 2 map Turf? Well, apparently we're going to have to retcon that. Halo Waypoint just established that it was the UNSC Brasidas that did that.)

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    • Shrake turns the corner at the end of the corridor in which DAB is sneaking up on the Chieftan. It sees him, and becomes enraged. DAB stabs it, killing it, but not before it roars, alerting any nearby troops of their position.

      DAB (COM): Dammit! Quick, we need to go!

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    • A Forerunner door opens, and a pair of Brutes wielding spikers walks into the room, scanning for humans.

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    • DAB (COM): Open fire!

      He sprays one of the Brute's heads with a BR55 HB burst.

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    • Shrake fires his SMG at the second Brute, destroying its shields. He ducks down just as a spike hits the wall behind him.

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    • DAB finishes it with a headshot burst from his BR, then moves on to the other Brute.

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    • Michaels fires two BR bursts at the last Brute. The first one removes its shields, and the second one kills it.

      Michaels: We're running out of time!

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    • DAB (COM): We're going to have to sprint it. Ignore any non-essential kills, and only fire at enemies in front of you. Go!

      DAB sprints through to the next room, surprised to find it empty. He keeps running, but is suddenly knocked off balance as a massive metal shield swings into his chest, out of nowhere. It sends him flying into a wall, which cracks his visor and brings about a bout of flickering HUD again. A pair of Hunters begin to advance on him.

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    • (I'm here.) 

      Nicholas searches the horizon for an AA gun. 

      (This is probably non canon so wait till I can catch up.)

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    • (Nicholas should be with Bravo-Two in another part of the desert, destroying another AA gun. We haven't encountered the Scarab. Given that Locke and Coolbuddy aren't here, I think you can control the full team.)

      Michaels, Beck and Shrake open fire on the Hunters.

      Michaels: Grenade!

      He throws a frag grenade, which bounces off the armour of one of the Hunters and lands in front of him.

      Michaels: Shit!

      With quick reflexes, Shrake is able to grab the grenade and throw it at the Hunters. The grenade explodes mid-air, destroying the armour on the back of one of the Hunters.

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    • DAB gets up, his HUD still flickering, and does a quick shrug of his shoulders, to loosen them after the shock of the blast, before picking up his rifle.

      DAB: Oh, they're gonna regret that...

      He fires a burst at a Hunter's exposed midsection, just above its shield. Instinctively, it raises its shield to stop further attacks to that region.

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    • The Hunter with the exposed back charges at DAB in an attempt to protect its bond brother, allowing Michaels to unload his battle rifle on its back. It turns to Michaels and charges its fuel rod cannon, but at the same time exposing its back to DAB.

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    • DAB primes a M9 Frag Grenade, and runs up behind the hunter, punching the grenade into its back.

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    • (Oh, and for those still wondering why DAB's HUD is flickering, do remember that his helmet has had a Hunter's shield dropped on it, been dropped out of a skyscraper, and now just recently had a very hard collision into a Forerunner wall.)

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    • The Hunter grunts and explodes. The second one roars and charges DAB.

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    • DAB swears, and roles out of the way, but it comes in for another attack.

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    • Michaels: Take him out!

      The ODSTs open fire on the Hunter. Most of the shots bounce off.

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    • DAB is forced to roll out of the way again, but as he does so, he drops a primed grenade. It blows up, destroying the Hunter's back protection.

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    • The ODSTs continue shooting at the Hunter's back, killing it.

      (Wow this was a long fight.)

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    • (Yup.)

      DAB: Let's hope that's all of 'em.

      Bravo-Four moves to the exit of the room. As the door slides open, it reveals expansive desert going on for miles. More worrying though, are the four Wraiths patrolling the expanses in front of them. Worse, there is no cover between the Preying Mantis and the Forerunner complex they were in.

      Shrake: Shit! We can't fight through that!

      DAB: We don't need to. Michaels, have you still got the Locator? Target that thing from here.

      Michaels: Ok, but as soon as I do, the laser will give us away. We'll need to run.

      DAB: I'd be more worried about getting killed by Intent's orbital strike, than those Wraiths.

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    • By the time the Wraiths turn to face the doorway, the team have already sprinted well inside the structure. Even this wouldn't save them when Intent launched a Plasma Torpedo at the place, though.

      DAB: (COM) Trent, can you hear me? You up for a hot-zone extraction? I sure am...

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    • (And now we need to wait for Vessel. :/ )

      Rtas (COM): We see the target, demon. You might want to get away from that area.

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    • (Good point.)

      Pickering: (COM) No can do. That AA gun will shoot us out of the sky before we get within a klick of you, and we're already busy.

      Rtas (COM) I shall send a Phantom.

      DAB (COM) Won't it get shot down?

      Rtas (COM) Trust me, Demon...

      Bravo-Four makes it out, to the other side of the Forerunner structure. They take some comfort in the fact that there is now a large, 200-meter thick wall between the Wraiths and them, but no doubt there are already troops making their way through the ruins.

      DAB (COM) Alright, assume defensive positions... They're coming, and we need to be - whoa!

      A Phantom Gunboat exits slipspace right below the tip of the cliff, and slows down to pick up the team.

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    • They enter the Phantom.

      Sangheili pilot: The other teams have already neutralised the cannons. I will take you to the landing zone.

      The Phantom heads for the Dawn's LZ.

      Meanwhile...

      Hartley destroys the last AA Wraith.

      Johnson (COM): That did it. LZ's clear. Commander? Bring her down.

      Keyes (COM): Roger that. Beginning my descent.

      (Each team should be picked up by a Pelican and be brought to the LZ.)

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    • Commando Trooper wrote:
      (You know that Scarab we destroyed back in Mombasa, which was supposed to be the destroyed Scarab in the Halo 2 map Turf? Well, apparently we're going to have to retcon that. Halo Waypoint just established that it was the UNSC Brasidas that did that.)

      (It just said "UNSC Brasidas’ MAC managed to disable the Scarab from orbit". We could say that Brasidas just EMP-ed it and we moved on to destroy it.)

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    • (Seeing as Rskde's gone inactive, shall we kill off Shrake?)

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    • Dab1001 wrote:
      (Seeing as Rskde's gone inactive, shall we kill off Shrake?)

      (NEVER !)

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    • Coolbuddy379 wrote:

      Commando Trooper wrote:
      (You know that Scarab we destroyed back in Mombasa, which was supposed to be the destroyed Scarab in the Halo 2 map Turf? Well, apparently we're going to have to retcon that. Halo Waypoint just established that it was the UNSC Brasidas that did that.)

      (It just said "UNSC Brasidas’ MAC managed to disable the Scarab from orbit". We could say that Brasidas just EMP-ed it and we moved on to destroy it.)

      (Or that we marked it for the Brasidas to destroy.)

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      (Seeing as Rskde's gone inactive, shall we kill off Shrake?)

      (Absolutely not.)

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    • (I suppose that makes him an NPC then.)

      As the Gunboat flies along parallel to the Sentinel Wall, the Scarab appears, and fires its main gun at the Phantom. The beam only grazes the bottom Phantom, but it is enough to send the reactors into meltdown. The engines explode, and the Phantom goes spinning, over the top of the Sentinel Wall. Michaels, Shrake, Beck and DAB are sent spiraling around the cabin, grasping for something - anything - to hold on to. Michaels' helmet collides with DAB's shoulder, as the two are flung into a wall.

      Then, as suddenly as it had started, the Phantom stopped moving... But the soldiers didn't. They were flung violently into the roof of the Phantom, which had crashed upside down in the sand. Debris of metal and rock were strewn across the ceiling, which now served as its makeshift floor. Some sharp pieces of metal jutted out of the battered Phantom's ceiling, and the ODSTs were lucky they hadn't landed on any. Peering into the cockpit, all DAB could see was purple Sangheili blood.

      DAB Pilots are dead.

      DAB turns, and sees Beck and Shrake crowding around something. Upon closer inspection, it is Michaels, and he has his helmet off. His face is covered in blood. Everyone stands there wordlessly for a minute.

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    • (I really hope he's not dead. Also, I don't think it's possible to fly over the Sentinel Wall.)

      Shrake: I-is he ok?

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    • (Oh, right, yeah... Let's just say the Phantom was on the other side already.)

      DAB Shit... What happened?

      Michaels Your shoulder...

      He indicates his head, where the collision seems to have fractured part of his skull.

      DAB Shit! I'm so sorry.

      Michaels Not your fault. You had no control over it. Not how I pictured going, though, I have to admit.

      He smiles.

      DAB You aren't going...

      DAB takes off his helmet, as tears begin to well in his eyes. He looks straight into Michaels' eyes.

      Michaels Don't get all emotional over me...

      Michaels grabs a discarded Beam Rifle, and shoves it into DAB's chest.

      Michaels You're a SPARTAN. Just do me a favour... Give 'em one from me.

      Michaels passes out, and after some time spent sitting next to Michaels, DAB's eyes eventually glaze over, and he stops crying.

      DAB (COM) Pickering, we need extraction now!

      Pickering (COM) I told you, no can do!

      DAB (COM) I SAID, NOW!

      Pickering cuts the link, without comment. DAB shrieks in defiance to nobody in particular, angry at his friend's death. Another wordless minute passes.

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    • Shrake breaks the silence.

      Shrake: He was a great soldier... I wish I had known him better.... But there's nothing we can do now.

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    • DAB either hadn't heard, or didn't care, so Shrake went back to watching the approach. he stared glumly as the Scarab, seemingly satisfied at having shot down the Phantom, was slinking away back to its hiding place. Suddenly, movement got his attention. A pack was coming to investigate the crash site. Shrake ducked back inside, and looked at DAB.

      Shrake DAB, sorry to disturb you, but we've got Covies inbound.

      DAB looks up, for a moment, then calmly lays Michaels' head down, and walks outside, despite Shrake's attempts to stop him.

      Minor Demon! Kill him!

      He kept walking calmly, shrugging off plasma fire, until the Brute was within 3 meters of him.

      Minor Cease fire! The Demon is challenging me, and so I shall kill him and become Chieftan. Come on then, Demon!

      DAB I'll show you Demon...

      DAB jumps, and kicks the Brute in the throat, but keeps his foot there, even as he lands. The Brute squirms, and struggles, as a ton of weight crushes his throat. DAB simply remains there until the Jiralhanae is dead. When he is satisfied, he pulls his sidearm on the shocked onlooking Grunts, and they all break out of their trance, fleeing. DAB turns, and begins to walk back. Shrake looks at Beck.

      Shrake (quietly) Shiiitttt... That was messed up on a Kaflinski level.

      DAB Let's go.

      DAB picks up Michaels, and his own helmet, then begins to walk.

      Shrake Where are we going?

      DAB Just... away.

      Bravo-Four walks toward the Sentinel wall, trying to put as much distance between them and the structure the Covenant were crawling around as possible. They move in the general direction of the Dawn. He wasn't sure, but as he walked, DAB thought he felt Michaels' heart beat.

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    • The other teams arrive at the Dawn's LZ.

      Hartley: Any word from Bravo-Four?

      Brace: Negative, sir. But some of our scouts saw a Phantom going down on the other side of the wall.

      Hartley: We'll keep moving then, we might find them. I'm sure they're okay, DAB's with them.

      The convoy of Scorpions and Warthogs rolls out.

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    • (Did we just kill off Michaels?)

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    • (Can we skip to the Scarab battle? Nothing much happens in the interim.)

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    • Sean4333 wrote:
      (Did we just kill off Michaels?)

      (Wait and see :P )

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    • The convoy arrives on the other side of the wall. The Scorpions open fire on the Wraiths.

      Stacker (COM): All armour, form up! Hit 'em where it hurts!

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    • A Gauss 'Hog driven by the Chief drives past, destroying two Ghosts.

      (For the Scarab, I tend to take a Chopper and boost off the structure to board it.)

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    • Carpenter, who is sitting on the treads of one of the Scorpions, is hit by a plasma bolt of one of the Ghost and falls to the sand. As the convoy continues forward, Brace jumps out of his tank and runs to Carpenter's position.

      Brace (COM): Trent, Carpenter is wounded! Need immediate evac!

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    • The Pelican swoops down, hovering near Brace.

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    • Brace helps Carpenter climb onto the troop-bay of the Pelican.

      Brace: Hang on, man. You're gonna be all right.

      He climbs on and pulls out a biofoam canister.

      Brace: Get us to the Dawn.

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    • The Pelican turns, flying to the Dawn.

      (And then...the Pelican gets even closer to the Dawn!)

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    • (Gah!  Where's Stars when you need him!)

      Beck (to DAB): How much further?

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    • Meanwhile, a Scarab drops down from the Cartographer building.

      Marine (COM): Scarab's back! This time it means business!

      Stacker (COM): Bravo, flank and cover! I want everybody supporting the Chief, he'll take it down!

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    • (Bravo's driving the Scorpions, right?)

      Several Scorpion cannon rounds hit into the legs of the Scarab.

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    • (Yep.)

      Bravo manages to destroy one of the legs, allowing the Chief to board it.

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    • Explosions and gunfire come from the Scarab, before the Chief jumps off it.

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    • The Scarab explodes in a giant ball of plasma.

      Rtas 'Vadum (COM): Not bad, Spartan. I saw that explosion from orbit. Truth's fleet lies in ruin. Find where the liar hides... so I may place my boot between his gums!

      As the Chief and several Marines move into the Cartographer, Bravo exits the Scorpions.

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    • Nicholas and the others spot an AA gun in a few hornets.  They get down off the hornets to take the gun.  

      Locke commands the team.  They use a sandstorm to cover their approach and then use silenced weapons to take out the gaurds.  They blow up the AA gun while the covenant were none the wiser.  

      Nicholas "three down. two to go."

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    • "Beautiful work my friends," Vlassamee muttered as he slumped in his command seat. 

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    • Rick: There is another one. Seems they are in a Pentagon Manner.

      (I just noticed something. Locke has a higher rank than Hartley.)

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    • (The Dawn already landed, so the guns should all be destroyed. We're all with the Scorpions at the entrance to the Cartographer.)

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    • (Nikolai said 3 more to go. Nevermind, let's say all of them were destroyed.)

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    • Coolbuddy379 wrote:
      Rick: There is another one. Seems they are in a Pentagon Manner.

      (I just noticed something. Locke has a higher rank than Hartley.)

      (Locke is indeed the character with the highest rank in Bravo. But since this is an ODST team, Hartley's the leader, while Locke is only serving as the ONI liaison.)

      Bravo watches as the Chief, the Arbiter, and two marines enter the Cartographer.

      Hartley (COM): Bravo-Four, come in. Bravo-Four, do you read me?

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    • On DAB's end...

      Hartley (COM) Bravo-*static in. Bravo-Four do you-*static*

      DAB (COM) Hartley!? Hartley, we need immediate medevac! Michaels is WIA possible KIA! Repeat, we need medevac! (off COM) Shrake, throw a flare.

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    • DAB (COM): Hartley-*static* immediate med-*static* Michaels is W-*static* possible KIA-*static* we need-*static*

      Weaver: Sounded like they needed evac.

      Hartley (COM): We read you! Trent is on his way!

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    • The flare lights up, spewing red smoke out into the air. Trent's Pelican lands, and Bravo-Four gets on board. Pickering pokes her head out of the cockpit.

      Pickering Where to?

      DAB just glares at her.

      Shrake The Dawn, as quickly as possible - Michaels is KIA.

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    • (What the hell happened to Bravo-Two?)

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    • Dab1001 wrote:

      Shrake: Michaels is KIA.

      (WTF?)

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    • (Bravo-One, Two, and Three are all together at the entrance of the Cartographer.)

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    • (Speaking of that, what's wrong with Locke?)

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    • Coolbuddy379 wrote:

      Dab1001 wrote:

      Shrake: Michaels is KIA.

      (WTF?)

      (Read mine and CT's comments from here onwards.)

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    • (//TacCOM:MembUpdate
      Remember, Carpenter is WIA.)
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    • (And call him Richard. I'm planning on making Alcatraz WIA.)

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    • The Pelican lands in the Dawn, and DAB rushes to the medbay, with Michaels. He lays him down on a bed, then runs to find a doctor.

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    • Brace exits a room and stops right in front of DAB.

      Brace: Carpenter was hit, he's in that room over there. Docs said he'll be okay. But, what are you doing here?

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    • DAB: Carpenter too? Shit. Michaels was injured when our evac ride was shot down. Been out since, and might be dead.

      A doctor exits Carpenter's room, and DAB runs over, getting the doctor to check out Michaels. DAB waits anxiously outside the room.

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      12/13/2552, Saturday, Earth

      TASK FORCE: Bravo-Two-Niner-Zero

      LEADERSHIP:

      • Lt. Brian Hartley – Commander
      • Lt. Jameson Locke- Intelligence/ONI Liason
      • LCpl. Garth Chyenka – Co-commander
      • Spc. Sasuun 'Ghrtam -- Covenant Specialist
      • SSgt. Adam Weaver - Tactics

      ASSAULT:


      • 2ndLt. DAB-101 -- All purpose Spartan
      • LCpl. Rick Jones - Scout     
      • SSgt. James Alcatraz - Rifleman
      • Cpl. Brad Michaels – Commander (WIA)                                             
      • Pfc. Arek “Marshmallows” Kaflinski – Close-Quarters Specialist
      • Pvt. Ryan Shrake - Rifleman
      • Pvt. Donald Carpenter - Rifleman (WIA)                                       
      • Pvt. Jack “the Ripper” Brace – Medical Assistance
      • Pvt. Antonio D'Angelo - Explosives Expert (KIA)       

      BASE OF FIRE:

      • LCpl. Bennet Sarowtiz - Machine Gunner (KIA)    
      • Cpl. Yankel “Beckel” Beck – Ammo-Bearer      
      • Cpl. Jacob Alderman - Spotter (KIA)                                                
      • Pfc. Ron Carmichael - Assistant Gunner (KIA)    

      FLIGHT TEAM:


      • 1st LT. Trent Pietersen -- Pilot
      • 2nd LT. Emma Pickering -- Copilot
      • TSgt. Robert Elder -- Flight Engineer
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    • (Ninja-Posted)

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    • (Uhhh)

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    • The doc exits the room.

      Doctor: Good news is, he's not dead.

      DAB's entire face brightens at that news.

      DAB: Not dead?

      Doctor: No, but he's suffered severe head trauma, and we need to operate immediately. The autosurgeon is prepping now. He's in a deep but stable coma. He could be ok, but there's no real guarantee.

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    • (You guys didn't really think I'd kill-off Michaels, did you?)

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    • (I never thought you'd kill him.)

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    • Brace: Right then, let's go link up with the rest of the team.

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    • (What happens next?)

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    • (Um... that's a... weird question to ask in an RP...)

      Brace, Beck, Shrake and DAB go to the hangar.

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    • (We storm the Cartographer, and find out where Truth is.)

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    • Dab1001 wrote:
      (We storm the Cartographer, and find out where Truth is.)

      (That's the answer I was looking for.)

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    • (The Chief is already doing that right now. We're going to skip to The Covenant.)

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    • (Ok. What shall we do there, though? Accompany the Chief? Go with Johnson?)

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    • (Oh, I just realized. We're going to Post-War soon. NOOOOO !!!!)

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    • Dab1001 wrote:
      (Ok. What shall we do there, though? Accompany the Chief? Go with Johnson?)

      (Our own story.)

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    • (Do you guys remember what I wrote in the Thirteenth Battle?)

      Commando Trooper wrote:
      (On a side note, I already have most of the Installation 00 plot planned. Basically, Bravo's going to split into teams, like in the Daego Insertions. Hartley's team will be the ODST team that follows the Chief during the levels The Ark and The Covenant. Meanwhile, the other teams will be sent to take out several AA guns around the Dawn's LZ, and then sent to an island, similar to the Silent Cartographer island, to infiltrate the tunnel systems and find a way to go under the shield surrounding the Citadel. After that, however, I don't have anything planned.)


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    • (We can't really go off on our own on the Ark. Keyes would have focused her troops on the task at hand.)

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    • The Pelican carrying Beck, Brace, Shrake and DAB lands near the Cartographer. The rest of Bravo runs over.

      Hartley: What happened?

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    • (By own story I meant not along the game.)

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    • DAB: Michaels is alive. Just. Carpenter is WIA, but recovering.

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    • Hartley: Damn...

      Weaver: Well, Bravo's been reduced to a mere squad now...

      (Timeskip to the briefing on the Shadow of Intent, right before The Covenant?)

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    • (Ok)

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    • An hour later...

      Both the Dawn and the Zealous Fury are docked in the Intent's hangar. The carrier is hovering over an ocean.

      Meanwhile, in the Dawn's hangar...

      Bravo, the Chief, and Johnson's squad are getting ready to board their Pelicans. Keyes enters the hangar.

      Miranda: Spark believes the Covenant are using the tunnels to ferry troops and supplies to the Citadel. The entrance to the tunnels is located in the middle of a small island, near the barrier. I want a team in those tunnels, in case the Chief and the others fail to deactivate that shield. Not that I expect that to happen, of course, but we can't take any chances right now.

      Hartley: Understood, Commander. (turns to Bravo) Bravo-Two, Three and Four, I want you to go to the tunnels together. DAB, you're the leader. Go with Trent.

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