History Literature / HaloPrimordium

29th Jul '16 5:09:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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''Halo: Primordium'' is the second book in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga, a trilogy of ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse novels by Creator/GregBear. The book takes place during the time of the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]], the ancient race that built the Halo rings encountered in the games. Though mostly set during the Forerunners' war with the Flood, the novel is told as a series of logs narrated by a Forerunner Monitor discovered by an ONI science team. The monitor explains that it [[WasOnceAMan was once a human]] named Chakas (one of the main characters of the previous novel ''Literature/HaloCryptum'') and proceeds to tell its story, which turns out to involve a lot of walking around on a Halo.

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''Halo: Primordium'' is the second book in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga, a trilogy of ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse novels by Creator/GregBear.Creator/GregBear, published in 2012. The book takes place during the time of the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]], the ancient race that built the Halo rings encountered in the games. Though mostly set during the Forerunners' war with the Flood, the novel is told as a series of logs narrated by a Forerunner Monitor discovered by an ONI science team. The monitor explains that it [[WasOnceAMan was once a human]] named Chakas (one of the main characters of the previous novel ''Literature/HaloCryptum'') and proceeds to tell its story, which turns out to involve a lot of walking around on a Halo.
29th Jul '16 5:04:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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2nd Jul '16 2:34:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Gamelpar to Chakas.
16th May '15 7:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Vinnevra, and reportedly Riser, are fine, but Chakas gets turned into a little floating robot that must do the Forerunners' bidding. On top of that, he literally doesn't get to return home until [[{{Halo 3}} a hundred thousand years later]], and by then everything and everyone he knew is long dead and forgotten. He doesn't even know it's his home anymore.]]

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Vinnevra, and reportedly Riser, are fine, but Chakas gets turned into a little floating robot that must do the Forerunners' bidding. On top of that, he literally doesn't get to return home until [[{{Halo [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} a hundred thousand years later]], and by then everything and everyone he knew is long dead and forgotten. He doesn't even know it's his home anymore.]]
18th Sep '14 11:06:22 AM SpaceBee
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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Although [[spoiler: the Primordial is killed in the end]], it's hinted that things are about to get much worse. And they will, if the Forerunners' fate as known from previous media is any indication.

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Although [[spoiler: the Primordial is killed in the end]], it's hinted that things are about to get much worse. [[Literature/HaloSilentium And they will, if the Forerunners' fate as known from previous media is any indication.will]].



* ContinuitySnarl: The Primordial reveals that [[spoiler:there is no cure to the Flood, and humanity seemed to cure it only because the Flood chose to retreat covertly. Yet in the Terminals of ''Halo: Anniversary'', 343 Guilty Spark is still researching for the cure discovered by humanity even though ''he himself heard'' the Primordial say this cure was false.]]

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* ContinuitySnarl: The Primordial reveals that [[spoiler:there is no cure to the Flood, and humanity seemed to cure it only because the Flood chose to retreat covertly. Yet in the Terminals of ''Halo: Anniversary'', 343 Guilty Spark is still researching for the cure discovered by humanity even though ''he himself heard'' the Primordial say this cure was false. Since ''Silentium'' reveals much of his memory was wiped upon his assignment to Alpha Halo in the name of compartmentalization, it may be that Spark forgot this particular conversation along with most of his old life, only to somehow recover that information after his "destruction".]]
5th Sep '14 6:19:03 PM OrKuunArQenByundis
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Vinnevra, and reportedly Riser, are fine, but Chakas gets turned into a little floating robot that must do the Forerunners' bidding. On top of that, he literally doesn't get to return home until [[{{Halo 3}} a hundred thousand years later]], and by then everything and everyone he knew is long dead and forgotten.]]

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Vinnevra, and reportedly Riser, are fine, but Chakas gets turned into a little floating robot that must do the Forerunners' bidding. On top of that, he literally doesn't get to return home until [[{{Halo 3}} a hundred thousand years later]], and by then everything and everyone he knew is long dead and forgotten. He doesn't even know it's his home anymore.]]
17th Nov '13 8:28:33 AM LentilSandEater
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** Could possibly be explained by his claim that information was hidden from his memory in the name of "compartmentalization".
24th Mar '13 12:21:17 AM Tuckerscreator
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** What's more, [[spoiler:in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Catherine Halsey inspects Sergeant Johnson and discovers he's immune to the Flood because his nerve endings are frayed, preventing the infection in him from taking control. It's not clear if this is the same cure found by prehistoric humanity, but it does raise the question of why the Flood would bother to spare a random human if the Primordial said the Flood had merely chosen not to infect.]]

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** What's more, [[spoiler:in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Catherine Halsey inspects Sergeant Johnson and discovers he's immune to the Flood because his nerve endings are frayed, nervous system is too jumbled, preventing the infection in him from taking control. It's not clear if this is the same cure found by prehistoric humanity, but it does raise the question of why the Flood would bother to spare a random human if the Primordial said the Flood had merely chosen not to infect.]]
13th Mar '13 5:38:18 AM OrKuunArQenByundis
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** Could possibly be explained by his claim that information was hidden from his memory in the name of "compartmentalization".
6th Jan '13 12:10:09 PM Xtifr
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''Halo: Primordium'' is the second book in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga, a trilogy of ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse novels by Greg Bear. The book takes place during the time of the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]], the ancient race that built the Halo rings encountered in the games. Though mostly set during the Forerunners' war with the Flood, the novel is told as a series of logs narrated by a Forerunner Monitor discovered by an ONI science team. The monitor explains that it [[WasOnceAMan was once a human]] named Chakas (one of the main characters of the previous novel ''Literature/HaloCryptum'') and proceeds to tell its story, which turns out to involve a lot of walking around on a Halo.

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''Halo: Primordium'' is the second book in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga, a trilogy of ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse novels by Greg Bear.Creator/GregBear. The book takes place during the time of the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]], the ancient race that built the Halo rings encountered in the games. Though mostly set during the Forerunners' war with the Flood, the novel is told as a series of logs narrated by a Forerunner Monitor discovered by an ONI science team. The monitor explains that it [[WasOnceAMan was once a human]] named Chakas (one of the main characters of the previous novel ''Literature/HaloCryptum'') and proceeds to tell its story, which turns out to involve a lot of walking around on a Halo.
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