Audio log (Halo 3: ODST)

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This article is about the audio logs found in Halo 3: ODST. For other uses, see Audio log (disambiguation).
Locations of the first 29 Audio Logs.

"What if the phones...rang?"
Joe Staten

Audio logs are sound files found at various types of data terminals in Halo 3: ODST. They tell Sadie's Story, a narrative about a Kenyan girl named Sadie Endesha during the invasion of Earth in October 20, 2552. Each log is accompanied by a slideshow of still images.

Unlocking Audio Logs will also unlock supply caches scattered throughout the level Mombasa Streets. There are 30 logs in total. 29 of them can be found in Mombasa Streets while number 30 can only be found after acquiring the other 29. Number 30 can be found by following the police officer in Data Hive. When all 30 logs are found, the achievement Audiophile is unlocked.

Within Mombasa Streets, the player will receive hints when they approach an audio log; these can include signage, flashing lights, ringing phones, honking horns, and sirens, among others.

Audio Log Transcripts[edit]

Audio log 1, Circle 1, Arc 1[edit]

Superintendent: Hello, traveler. Mombasa welcomes you! Anxious? Stressed? Please remain calm. Control circuits now open -- with pride!
[Sound: Vergil chime.]
[Sound: Train whistles as morning commuters crowd the station.]
Kiosk: (from speaker) Hello traveler. The Mombasa Transit Authority welcomes you to Kikowani station. How may I serve you?
Sadie: One ticket to Old Mombasa please, here's my card -- no, scrap that. Traceable.
Sadie: Damn it! Coins, need coins... [places coins into kiosk]
Kiosk: Thank you! What is your final destination?
Sadie: Magongo, if I don't get caught... hell, if I do.
Kiosk: Thank you! Transfer for one to Magongo.
Sadie: Let's go, let's go!
Kiosk: Please collect your ticket.
Sadie: Wait! Hold the doors, please!
Train: (from speaker) All aboard train number 14. City center to Old Mombasa, now departing.
Sadie: That was close...
Train: Next stop, Makupa, Nairobi Road, Hope Station, and Magongo -- end of the line.
Sadie: Almost there... Almost--
[Sound: Train squeals to a stop.]
Train: Emergency stop, please remain calm. {Repeating}

Sadie: Damn it! He found me!

Audio log 2, Circle 1, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Train grinds to a stop.]
Crowd: Is something wrong?
Crowd: How long are we going to sit here?
Train: (from speaker) Emergency stop, please remain calm. {Repeating}
Sadie: Vergil, you can't stop the train! There are other people on board!
Superintendent: (distortion) Emergency stop--
Sadie: Cut it out Vergil!
Passenger: What are you doing crazy lady? Talking to the train?
Sadie: (to Vergil) I wouldn't even be here if you hadn't kept turning all the traffic signals red!
Superintendent: (Vergil chime) Detour! Proceed with caution!
Passenger: Whoa, wait... the trains talking back to you now? What the heck's going on?
Sadie: Sir, I'm really sorry about this. I was just trying to get out of the city.
Sadie: (whispers) Vergil, I am going to enlist!
Superintendent: Watch your speed! Children at play!
Sadie: I'm nineteen!
Sadie: And besides, the UNSC is taking everyone it can get!
Superintendent: [Plays recording of traffic accident]
Sadie: That's exactly what Dad would say!
Passenger: You know... train's got a point. Lot of soldiers are dying these days.
Sadie: He's not a train, he's a city.
Sadie: (whispers, to Vergil) A bad, bad city!
Superintendent: [Whimpers like a puppy]
Sadie: That worked when I was a kid, Vergil. Open the doors, now!
[Sound: Doors opening.]
Crowd: What was that all about?
Crowd: Great, so now we have to walk to the platform?
Crowd: Out of my way, let me through!
Superintendent: Now departing Hope Station. Leaving, Hope Station --
Sadie: Vergil, go to hell!
[Sound: Crackling roar of a slipspace rupture]
Crowd: The Covenant! Run!
Crowd: Mommy, what's happening?
Crowd: They're here, they found us!

Sadie: Scratch that... Hell just came here.

Audio log 3, Circle 1, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Cars honk, crowd panics as a Covenant assault carrier passes overhead.]
Crowd: Move! The Covenant are coming!
Crowd: Please, mister, you gotta take me! Get me outa here! Please! Wait!
Crowd: Can I use your chatter? I gotta call my family!
Crowd: I told 'em! I told 'em this was going to happen! They didn't listen, and now we're all going to die!
Sadie: (into chatter) Vergil? Can you hear me? I'm on my Chatter. But I'm off the train in Old Mombasa and--
Superintendent: (from Chatter) No parking, violators will be ticketed and towed!
Sadie: I know! I can see it! A giant Covenant ship, just hanging above the city center!
Sadie: There's a kiosk on the platform. Makupa station. Meet me there, ok?
[Sound: Vergil chime]
Sadie: (pushing through the crowd) Excuse me! Sorry! Hey! Watch it, mister!
Kiosk: (from speaker) Please state your destination.
Sadie: Vergil, give me eyes on Dad, quick!
Kiosk: I'm sorry, I don't recognize that -- (distortion)
Dr. Endesha: (from kiosk) Sadie, where are you?
Sadie: Train station, Old Mombasa. Dad, there's a ship --
Dr. Endesha: Listen sweetheart, I wanted to tell you at breakfast, but you left so early...
Dr. Endesha: You know my latest project? The seismic survey for the new construction downtown?
Sadie: Dad! There's a Covenant ship --
Dr. Endesha: Well Vergil found something under the city! I've never seen anything like it --
Sadie: Dad! Covenant are attacking the city, do you hear what I'm saying?! You've got to get out of there!
Dr. Endesha: Don't worry, I'm nine levels underground. And I built Vergil's data-center to be very, very secure.
Sadie: Fine. then I'll come to you.
Dr. Endesha: No, absolutely not! Stay exactly where you are! I'll have Vergil --
Sadie: Sorry, Dad! (fakes static) There's, uh, something wrong..
Dr. Endesha: This is a video connection, Sadie. I can see you making those sounds.
Sadie: Right... well, tough!
Sadie: Vergil, get that train going in reverse!
Dr. Endesha: Sadie Endesha, I will not allow you to put yourself in danger... --
[Sound: Whistle of Covenant tank fire.]
Dr. Endesha: What's that noise?
Sadie: Uh oh... Incoming!

[Sound: Covenant plasma fire slams into station]

Audio log 4, Circle 2, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Covenant plasma fire slams into station.]
Crowd: They blew up the train!
Crowd: No! My husband was on board!
Crowd: Screw you! I'm out of here!
[Sound: Sirens wail as a police car pulls up to curb beside the station.]
Sadie: (moves through the crowd to street, coughs) Ow! Hey! Stop pushing!
Kinsler: (from police car) Sadie? Miss Endesha, is that you?!
Sadie: Commissioner Kinsler?! (to crowd) Ow! Get off of me!
Kinsler: Officer Branley! Control this crowd before they trample her into the sidewalk!
Mike: (exiting car) Yes, sir!
Mike: NMPD! Everyone, back off!
Crowd: Lousy cops!
Crowd: Hey! Give us your car!
Mike: I said back off! [Fires pistol into the air]
Mike: (to Sadie) Are you hurt?
Sadie: No, I'll be alright...
Crowd: Hey, why don't you help us?
Crowd: Yeah, give us your car, cop!
Kinsler: Branley! Get her inside!
Mike: Take my hand. We gotta go.
[Sound: Sadie and Mike enter the car and slam the doors.]
Kinsler: What the devil are you doing out in the old city?
Sadie: There was...something wrong with the train.
Kinsler: You don't say...
Kinsler: (laughs) I know all about Vergil and his overprotective urges, Sadie.
[Sound: Angry crowd pounds on the car]
Kinsler: Branley, drive!
Mike: Yes, sir! [Honks car horn] What's our destination?
Kinsler: That's a very good question...
Sadie: My dad. He's at work.
Kinsler: The data center below the ONI building?
Kinsler: No, I don't think so. There are too many Covenant in that district.
Kinsler: I'd like to take you somewhere much more...private.

[Sound: Police car accelerates away from the station.]

Audio log 5, Circle 2, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Police car accelerates away from the station.]
Kinsler: Branley? The partition if you please.
Mike: Yes sir... [Raises privacy partition.]
Sadie: Where are we going?
Kinsler: The police department has an emergency bunker outside the city limits. We'll be very safe.
Sadie: That's very kind of you, Commissioner. But I can't. I'm sorry. If you would please take me to the city center --
Kinsler: Such a serious young woman. Just like your mother... 'New Mombasa's most passionate public defender'.
Kinsler: Too bad her last client really was a sick, murdering bastard.
Kinsler: (sliding across the seat to Sadie) She had your eyes...
Sadie: (into her Chatter) Vergil, stop the car!
Kinsler: As police commissioner it's my job to uphold the law. And I'm afraid this city has very strict, personal privacy statutes.
Kinsler: My car is off the grid, Sadie. As far as Vergil is concerned, you just disappeared...
[Sound: Sadie slaps Kinsler's face.]
Kinsler: (laughs) Assaulting a police officer. That's a serious offense.
Sadie: Don't come any closer!
Kinsler: (laughs) Just like your mother...
Sadie: (struggling) Let go of me!
Kinsler: (struggling) It's the end of the world...
Sadie: Vergil! Please! Somebody!
Kinsler: Nobody cares what happens to one-lost-soul!
[Sound: Tires squeal as the car comes to an abrupt stop.]
Kinsler: Officer! Why are we stopping? Keep going!
[Sound: Mike exits the car and opens Kinsler's door.]
Mike: Get out.
Kinsler: What?!
Mike: You heard me... (grabs Kinsler)
Kinsler: Let go of my coat! What do you think you're doing?!
Mike: My job.
[Sound: Mike punches Kinsler, knocking him to the ground.]
Sadie: I hope that hurt, you son of a bitch!
Kinsler: (panting) Not as much as you're going to hurt when I --
[Sound: Mike punches Kinsler again]
Mike: Commissioner, I'm taking the car.
Mike: You want to get out of the city? You can walk like everyone else. (enters car, slams door)
Kinsler: (spitting blood) You'll pay for this Branley!
Mike: It's the end of the world... Nobody cares what happens to you.

[Sound: Tires squeal as the police car pulls away from Kinsler.]

Audio log 6, Circle 2, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Mike lowers the privacy partition.]
Mike: You okay back there?
Sadie: Thanks for... pulling him off of me.
Mike: Kinsler had it coming. I've been his driver two weeks? Seen enough to last a lifetime...
Mike: Name's Mike. Mike Branley.
Sadie: Sadie Endesha.
Sadie: You know, for a cop, you make a pretty good guardian angel.
Mike: Ex-cop.
Sadie: Yeah... Sorry about that.
Mike: Ah, I was looking for a career change anyway.
Sadie: How about soldier?
[Sound: Distant explosions in the city]
Mike: Does seem like a growth sector...
Sadie: Mike, I need to get back over the bridge, to the ONI building downtown.
Mike: Well, that's a problem, because I need to keep away from Covenant plasma fire.
Sadie: OK... just drop me off here.
Mike: Don't be stupid! What are you going to do?
Mike: Fight your way through a few million refugees just so the Covenant can kill you a little faster?
Sadie: (whisper) And this is why you always bring cab fare on a first date...
Mike: I'm trying to save your life!
Sadie: You're trying to save your own ass!
Mike: And yours!
Sadie: I think I'm the only person in this car who needs to be thinking about my ass!
Mike: Fine.
Sadie: Fine!
[Sound: Tires squeal as the car comes to an abrupt stop.]
Sadie: (opening her door) Thanks for saving me for like, three minutes!
Mike: You're welcome!
[Sound: Sadie slams her door, Mike drives away.]

Sadie: Well... I sure showed him.

Audio log 7, Circle 3, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Tires squeal as Mike's car pulls away from Sadie]
Sadie: Great. I'm stranded on the wrong side of the bridge in the middle of an alien invasion...
Sadie: And I just pissed-off the only person willing to help me out.
Sadie: Go me.
[Sound: A goat near Sadie bleats.]
Sadie: My feelings exactly...
Crowd: Move those animals!
Crowd: Step aside! Let us pass!
Crowd: Clear out the streets, we need to move!
Sadie: (into her Chatter) Dad?
Dr. Endesha: (from Chatter) Sadie! Thank God! Vergil couldn't find you anywhere!
Sadie: Yeah, you can thank Kinsler for that.
Dr. Endesha: Police Commissioner Kinsler? What do you mean?
Sadie: I don't want to talk about it...
Jonas: Get your kebabs here!
Sadie: Oh my God!
Dr. Endesha: What? What is it, Sadie?
Sadie: The biggest man I've ever seen!
Dr. Endesha: Where are you?
Sadie: The Old Town market. A butcher is giving away his food.
Sadie: Too bad it won't keep the Covenant from glassing the city...
Dr. Endesha: They won't glass the city!
Sadie: (walking to the butcher)Hang on, dad...
Dr. Endesha: I'm in contact with an ONI officer. She thinks these Covenant are just a reconnaissance force.
Dr. Endesha: And I think they're looking for the same thing Vergil found in his seismic survey!
Sadie: Dad, I'll call you back.
[Sound: Honking car horn.]
Angry Driver: Move you oaf! Get that table out of the road!
Jonas: Calm yourself, friend. Stop honking (laughs) and have a kebab.
Angry Driver: For the last time, move your fat ass--
[Sound: The car creaks as Jonas leans on the hood.]
Jonas: My friend, I am an eight hundred pound man with a large cleaver who kills animals every day and chops them into pieces.

Jonas: (laughs) Do you really want us to be enemies? Or would you rather a nice kebab?

Audio log 8, Circle 3, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Bleating goats and hoking car horn]
Crowd: Mommy, that's too loud!
Crowd: Somebody make him stop!
Crowd: Move that car!
Angry Driver: (honks) For the last time, you blimp! Get out of the road!
[Sound: Jonas hefts his cleaver and smashes it into the car.]
Angry Driver: You put your cleaver through the hood of my car!
Jonas: Oh, a thousand pardons. But it was either that, or smash your windshield, pull you out...
Jonas: And make you into kebabs.
Angry Driver: What?! No! No-no! Hey wait!
Jonas: Then please. Stop honking your horn. It frightens the children.
[Sound: The car backs-up quickly.]
Sadie: (into her Chatter) Sorry, Dad. There was sort of a... thing, here. What were you saying?
Dr. Endesha: (from Chatter) Sadie. New Mombasa is the only place on Earth the Covenant is attacking!
Sadie: What? Why?
Dr. Endesha: Vergil's survey! He detected some very unusual seismic activity all along the Great Rift.
Jonas: (to Sadie) Would you like a kebab, young lady? Chicken, mutton, beef! One free for every refugee!
Sadie: I'm not a refugee! I'm going... there!
Jonas: Across the bridge? To where the aliens are landing?
Jonas: {tut-tuts} Take two kebabs...
Dr. Endesha: Sadie, stay out of the city center! I don't want you coming anywhere near the security zone!
Sadie: Sorry, Dad. Gotta go. I'll call you back.
Dr. Endesha: Sadie -- (Chatter disconnect)
Jonas: Come my friend! Don't be shy! Free food for the journey!
Crowd: Thanks you! Asante! Asante sana!
[Sound: Distant explosions in the city.]
Jonas: Now, young lady... if you are headed into the war zone, you must eat! Curried lamb? Roast chicken?
Sadie: They look delicious. Really. But I'm not hungry.
[Sound: Another explosion nearer the market.]
Jonas: (biting into a kebab) my dear...
Jonas: The end of the world is nothing to face... (swallows) on an empty stomach.

[Sound: Jonas chews, burps loudly and continues to eat his kebab.]

Audio log 9, Circle 3, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Jonas ignores nearby explosions and continues to loudly chew on his kebab]
Sadie: Listen, what you're doing? Feeding all these hungry people? It's really a noble thing...
Sadie: But you can't stay here! The fighting is going to spread -- across the water, into the old city!
Jonas: (chews and swallows) Would you be a dear and run to the wine merchant?
Jonas: (burps) This lamb would be perfect with a twenty-three Ida Sirah...
Sadie: I understand you're... too heavy to walk very far. But there are other options!
Jonas: (laughs) You could carry me, perhaps?
Sadie: (into her Chatter) Vergil, you listening?
Superintendent: (from Chatter) [Vergil chime]
Sadie: I need you to divert a city vehicle to my current location. A forklift, or maybe an Olifant --
Jonas: A garbage truck? I think I am insulted. {Vergil chime}
Sadie: If you stay here, you'll die!
Sadie: You need to get to the train station. Or the waterfront -- it's much closer!
Jonas: Look at me...
Jonas: Nobody will give me a place on a boat, or a bus, or a train. I would take up five seats.
Jonas: I am not worth five people...
Sadie: You can't just give up -- throw away your life!
Jonas: And what about your life? You seem determined to go to the one place you are most likely to die.
Sadie: I'm going to find my father. He needs me. Just like all your customers need you!
Jonas: Very well young lady. I am convinced! I too will leave Mombasa...
Sadie: Good!
Jonas: ...As soon as you do.
Sadie: No!
Jonas: First you make your father safe. Then you come back and rescue me!
Jonas: My brave warrior princess, riding her fearless fork-lift! (laughs)
Sadie: Deal. Just... don't give up.
Jonas: Well if I run out of hope? (laughs) I will still have kebabs!
[Sound: Covenant plasma fire slams into the market.]
Crowd: The Covenant's getting closer!
Crowd: My shop! Everything is gone!
{Crowd: -- we've got to get out of here!}
Sadie: (pushing through crowd) Excuse me! Ow! Sorry!
Sadie: (to Jonas) I'll be back soon!
Jonas: Of course you will!
Crowd: Wrong way, crazy girl!
{Jonas: Chicken! -- Beef! --}
Sadie: Please, just let me through!
Superintendent: (from Chatter) Caution! One way street!
Sadie: Stop it, Vergil!
Superintendent: Warning! No U-turn allowed!
Sadie: I'll find dad. Then I'll come back.
Superintendent: [Whines like a puppy.] {Vergil chime}
Sadie: I'm not crying...

Sadie: I'm not.

Audio log 10, Circle 4, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Civilians scream as fighting rages in the city.]
Crowd: Oh God. Oh god!
Crowd: Out of the car. We'll go on foot!
Crowd: No! My bags! I have my whole life in there!
Crowd: I don't give a damn! Leave it!
Looter: Smash the machines! Take the money!
Looter: Get back! This one is mine!
Looter: Screw you! There's plenty for everyone!
ATM: (from speaker) Welcome to your African Trust automated teller machine! Banking with pride!
Sadie: Finally, an ATM that still works... Vergil, get Dad!
ATM: Please place your right hand - (distortion)
Dr. Endesha: (from ATM) Sadie! Where are you?
Sadie: Outside one of the casinos, down by the river! I can barely hear you dad! There are looters inside smashing everything!
Dr. Endesha: Covenant troops have spread all over the city center!
Dr. Endesha: I can see them on the monitors in my lab! You've got to get as far away as you can --
Sadie: Forget it! I'm coming to get you! End of discussion!
[Sound: Smashing glass and a scream inside the casino.]
Superintendent: (from ATM) Invest wisely! Open a personal savings account today!
Dr. Endesha: Listen to Vergil, Sadie!
Sadie: This looting is just the beginning, Dad!
Sadie: Pretty soon we won't need the Covenant to tear us apart -- we'll do that all by ourselves!
Sadie: Vergil, you've watched me all my life, kept me safe. Now you've got to save the city!
[Sound: Vergil plays a recording of a police siren over the PA.]
Looter: It's the cops! Run for it!
{Looter: Damn it, we're trapped!}
Looter: Crap. Grab what you can and go!
Looter: No way I'm gettin' busted!
{Looter: Cops? I'm out of here!}
Sadie: That-a-boy! Scare them all the way to the river! I know they can afford the ferry!
Sadie: Dad, can Vergil track the Covenant as they move? Stream positional data to the UNSC?
Dr. Endesha: Yes, I might be able to re-configure his traffic congestion cameras to isolate known Covenant vehicle profiles.
Sadie: Maybe the ARGUS sniffers can pick-up their soldiers too?
Sadie: I've only seen vids of the different Covenant species, but I bet they all stink in their own, special way.
Dr. Endesha: That's an excellent idea! Vergil, get right on it!
Superintendent: (from ATM) [Vergil chime]
Dr. Endesha: Sadie, I know I've been busy, and we don't always have time to talk.
Dr. Endesha: But sweetheart... you make me very, very proud.
Sadie: Well... I just figure if we know where the bastards are, we can at least run away better.
[Sound: Shotgun pump.]
Crone: That was a nice trick with the police sirens, girly. But I ain't so stupid.

Crone: Step away from that cash machine, or I'm going to blow your pretty head off!

Audio log 11, Circle 4, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Distant explosions mix with the jingle of nearby slot-machines]
Crowd: She's got a shotgun! Look out!
Crowd: Come on, she's old! We can take her!
{Crowd: No way!}
Crone: (shoots into the air) You think I'm deaf?! Last warning! Back away from my cash machine!
Crone: (to Sadie) You too, girly!
Dr. Endesha: (from ATM) Sadie! Get out of there!
Sadie: Look, I'm stepping back, OK? Why don't you just put down your gun and --
Crone: (shoots into the air) Time to break the piggy bank!
Sadie: Hey! You almost hit me!
[Sound: The Crone smashes the ATM with her fist.]
Superintendent: (from ATM) African Trust --
Crone: Open up!
Superintendent: Banking with pride!
Crone: Open up!
[Sound: As the Crone continues smashing, a drop-ship flies toward the casino.]
Sadie: Everyone! Listen! That's a Covenant drop-ship!
{Looter: What did she say?}
Looter: Covies! Let's get out of here!
Looter: Leave the money! Run! Run!
Crone: {Shotgun pump} Forty years I've been coming to this place. Forty years of losing my hard-earned cash...
Crone: Well, today I hit the jackpot! You hear me, you damn machine? I... want... my... money!
[Sound: Crone shoots the ATM.]
Superintendent: [Vergil chime] Incorrect password. Please remove your card.
Sadie: Vergil, give her the money! Then we've got to find some cover!
[Sound: Money whirs out the ATM.]
Crone: (laughs) Out of my way, you little slut!
{[Sound: Covenant drop-ship flies closer.]}
{Crone: Yes! Mine! All mine!}
Sadie: (running) Gotta find a place to hide... There! Dumpster! Across the street!
[Sound: Brutes exit the drop-ship and walk to the ATM.]
Sadie: (whisper) Brutes! Look how big they are!
Crone: Jackpot! I win! I win!
Sadie: (whisper) Move! They're right on top of you!
Brute: [Angry roar]
Sadie: Oh my God! It just tore the ATM off the casino wall!
{Crone: Put that down, you big ape! It's my payday!}
[Sound: The Brute slams the ATM onto the Crone.]
Crone: {[}gurgling scream{]}
Superintendent: (from Chatter) Transaction complete! Please come again!

Superintendent: [Vergil chime]

Audio log 12, Circle 4, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Slot-machines jingle inside the casino.]
Crone: (dying) Jackpot... jackpot...
Sadie: (whisper) Oh my God! She's crushed under the ATM!
Brute: [Angry growl.]
Sadie: (whisper) Please don't look behind this dumpser, you big dumb Brutes. Please, please, please...
Brute: [Angry roar.]
Crone: Alien son of a bitch! Think I'd share any of this with you --
[Sound: A Brute shoots the Crone then they all march down the street]
Sadie: That's it...keep walking. Nothing more to see here...
Dr. Endesha: (from Chatter) Sadie! Are you alright?!
[Sound: The Brutes turn and shoot Sadie's dumpster.]
Sadie: I was!
[Sound: The Brutes fire at Sadie as she runs for cover.]
Dr. Endesha: I'm sorry! Run! Run!
[Sound: Suddenly, a car races down the street, smashes the Brutes, and then plows into the casino.]
Brutes: [Dying growls]
Sadie: Vergil?! A car just came out of nowhere -- smashed all the Brutes! Was that you?
[Sound: The car door opens with a groan.]
Mike: (exiting the car) My head... I thought air-bags were supposed to stop you from getting hurt...
Sadie: Mike! You came back!
Dr. Endesha: Who's "Mike"? Sadie, what's going on?!
Sadie: Hang on, Dad...
Sadie: (to Mike) Let me help you out of there.
Mike: (groans) I'm OK... Seriously.
Sadie: That whole macho tough-guy thing? It's really never worked for me.
Sadie: Give me your hand...
Mike: Uhn... Be gentle
Mike: Take me around front. Let me see what I hit...
Mike: Brutes huh?

Mike: Well that's never coming out of the grille.

Audio log 13, Circle 5, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Jingle of slot-machines, groaning car metal.]
Dr. Endesha: Sadie, thank the gentleman.
Sadie: (whisper) Great etiquette tip, Dad! Let me get back to you... [Chatter disconnect]
Sadie: My father says I should thank you for saving my life.
Mike: Couldn't save the car, though. I think there's something stuck in the... Oh.
Sadie: That's a... Eww.
Mike: Paw... Yeah. I can see that.
Sadie: Mike. Seriously. Thanks.
Mike: Hey, I didn't want to be the guy who leaves the damsel in distress.
Sadie: Plus all the lights turned red when you tried to drive away.
Mike: How did you...?
Sadie: Vergil.
Mike: Who's that? Your... boyfriend?
Sadie: (laughs) Not quite. You know the Superintendent?
Mike: Sure. The AI that runs the city. Picks up the garbage, monitors the traffic. It helped me trace a license-plate last week.
Sadie: Well... Vergil is part of the Superintendent -- a sub-routine my Dad wrote to look after me when I was a kid.
Mike: Look after you?
Sadie: After my mom died, it was just Dad and me. He did his best. But his job...
Sadie: When Dad couldn't be there, Vergil was.
Sadie: He helped me get to school on time, made sure I bought a healthy lunch and didn't watch too much TV -- that sort of thing.
Mike: Must have been annoying.
Superintendent: (from Chatter) Your tax dollars at work!
Sadie: It still is...
Sadie:: Mike. Why are you helping me?
Mike: I'm a cop. "Service to All", right?
Sadie: Uh-huh.
Mike: Look, the city's under attack... A lot of people need help.
Mike: Well... I can die a hero or die a coward but --
Sadie: Got any choices that don't involve dying?
[Sound: Distant explosions in the city center.]

Mike: Not if you want to go back over that bridge.

Audio log 14, Circle 5, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Honking car horns and panicked screams.]
Crowd: Hold my hand, son! Don't look down!
Crowd: Is it true? They've shut down the tether!?
Crowd: Officer? Where should we go when we're off the bridge?
Cop: Just keep walking! Get out of the city!
Cop: Everyone try and stay calm! Marines will be here soon!
Propaganda: (from PA) Citizens! Your neighbors are resisting!
Propaganda: A popular uprising is inflicting heavy casualties on the invaders! We will prevail!
Mike: How are we going to get across this bridge? It's packed!
Sadie: Good manners and pointy elbows!
Mike: (whispers) Jeez, Branley. The things you do for a kiss...
Sadie: What?
Mike: I said, I won't let you down, miss!
Sadie: Right!
Crowd: Ow! Wrong way, girl!
Crowd: Hey! Watch where you're stepping!
Sadie: (pushing through crowd) Excuse us! Sorry!
Mike: Hey, step aside! Police business!
Sadie: It's an emergency! Let us through!
{Mike: Coming through. Look out!}
Mike: Step aside people!
Sadie: You know, if the panicked mobs would just stay in nice, neat lines we'd -- Oof! Watch it! -- get across this bridge a lot faster!
Mike: Do you hear that?
Sadie: What, the water? Don't tell me you're afraid of heights!
Mike: Pelican drop-ship. Hard to see through all the smoke. But it's heading our way.
Sadie: (into Chatter) Vergil? Got eyes in the sky?
[Sound: (from Chatter) Vergil chime, followed by tapping and barking.]
Sadie: Not good. Cane tapping. Seeing-eye dog. Means Vergil can't see it...
Mike: And who do we know who likes to travel off the grid?
Crowd: That's a police drop-ship! We're saved!
Crowd: We can't all fit on that!
Crowd: Says you! I'm getting on first!
[Sound: A Pelican drop-ship settles on the bridge and opens its troop-bay door]
Mike: Aw, crap...

Kinsler: Hello Sadie... Remember me?

Audio log 15, Circle 5, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Kinsler's Pelican drop-ship settles on the bridge.]
Crowd: The commissioner! We're saved! He has a drop-ship!
Crowd: Yeah, and a sub-machine gun!
Crowd: Why's he pointing it at that girl?
Crowd: Not our problem! Keep moving!
Kinsler: (readies his weapon) It's so good to see you again Sadie.
Kinsler: But please, no sudden movements. This Pelican isn't the stablest thing to stand on. I'd hate to shoot you accidentally.
Kinsler: Branley. Your service pistol. Remove it from your holster. Slowly...
Mike: Yeah, yeah...
Kinsler: Now toss it off the bridge.
[Sound: Mike throws his pistol into the water.]
Kinsler: Good. I must say, Sadie. You play very hard to get.
Sadie: Bet that makes you angry.
Kinsler: Oh... quite the opposite.
Sadie: (whispers into Chatter) Vergil... a little help here!
Kinsler: Your chatter made you easy to track. But I think you and Vergil have talked quite enough. Take it off.
[Sound: Sadie rips her Chatter off her wrist.]
Kinsler: Now smash it!
[Sound: Sadie crushes her chatter with her foot.]
Kinsler: Do you know what I've learned in all my years of politics?
Sadie: That you're an asshole?
Kinsler: The value of escalation. For example, last time we met, Branley hit me with his fist.
Mike: Keep talking. I might do it again.
Kinsler: I think not. This time, I have a sub-machine gun. You see? Escalation...
Kinsler: Goodbye, Branley.
Sadie: Do it and you're a dead man.
Kinsler: Sadie. You're such a bright, beautiful girl. You have no idea how much it pains me when you act so incredibly stupid.
[Sound: Rattle of approaching treads.]
Kinsler: I have. The gun.
Sadie: Yes... But I have the garbage truck.
[Sound: Metallic crunch as an Olifant smashes into the Pelican.]
Crowd: An Olifant just hit that Pelican!
Crowd: Don't see that every day!
Kinsler: My drop-ship! That's city property, Vergil! What the devil do you think you're doing?
Sadie: Escalation.
[Sound: The Olifant honks then drops its garbage onto Kinsler.]
Kinsler: [Chokes and gags.]
Crowd: (laughs) That Olifant just dumped its whole load!
Crowd: (claps) The commissioner's totally buried in garbage!
Mike: Ugh... Man, what a smell!
Sadie: Come on! This is our ride!
Mike: Oh, no... No, no, no!
Mike: I am not getting in the back of a -- (gag) -- Olifant!

Sadie: Think of it as an armored personnel carrier, for the... smell impaired.

Audio log 16, Circle 6, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Olifant engine and clanking treads.]
Propaganda: (from PA) Stay strong, Mombasa! Our noble militia is hitting back hard! The enemy has begun to retreat!
Mike: (groans) I think I'm gonna puke...
Sadie: Might make it smell better.
Mike: Why do we have to ride back here again?
Sadie: It's the safest way to get to the ONI building. If we sit in the cab, we're targets.
Sadie: If we let Vergil drive us to the ONI building, the Covenant thinks we're just a harmless machine.
Superintendent: (from Olifant radio) Recycling! Do your part!
[Sound: The Olifant's access-door creaks open.]
Mike: Uh-oh... Company! Get behind me!
Tom: Finally! Something between me and all the shooting! Guess we all had the same bright idea, huh?
Tom: Name's Tom Uberti. Damn glad to meet you! Married, right? You two own a house? Of course you do!
Tom: Say, when this is all over, if you're in the market for new ceramic siding? Hey now -- I'm your man!
Sadie: Tom? Shut up.
Sadie: Vergil, can you raise Dad on this Olifant's radio?
Tom: Wow, buddy! Is she a tough customer or what?
Mike: You have no idea.
Dr. Endesha: (from radio) Sadie! You had me worried half to death!
Sadie: I'm okay. What about you?
Dr. Endesha: The fighting is spreading, damaging all sorts of systems. Power, data...
Dr. Endesha: The entire Superintendent infrastructure is close to collapse. I'm doing all I can, but --
Sadie: Dad, you've done an incredible job keeping Vergil together.
Dr. Endesha: Sadie, it's not me...

Dr. Endesha: It's the Covenant.

Audio log 17, Circle 6, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Explosions rock the Olifant on its treads.]
Sadie: Dad, it's hard to hear inside this Olifant. Say that again?
Dr. Endesha: (from radio) A plasma bombardment collapsed one of Vergil's tertiary data-centers.
Dr. Endesha: I was assessing the damage through the underground cameras, and I saw Covenant splicing cables, patching switches --
Mike: Wait -- the Covenant are helping us?!
Tom: Well, I'll be damned!
Sadie: Dad, I just met my first Brutes. They didn't seem too helpful.
Dr. Endesha: No. The ones in the data-center weren't Brutes -- or any of the Covenant I've heard about.
Dr. Endesha: It's a whole new species, Sadie, and they're actually quite... beautiful.
Dr. Endesha: They have some sort of automatic defense system, but as long as you don't get too close...
Tom: You know -- and I'm just thinking out loud here -- maybe this whole invasion is just one, big, misunderstanding!
Sadie: Shut up, Tom!
Dr. Endesha: Vergil's observing another group of them now, inside Kikowani subway station.
Dr. Endesha: Hang on a second. I'll connect the audio feed...
Tom: Number one rule of sales? Understand exactly what the customer needs. Not what he wants -- what he needs. You understand?
Mike: Tom. Seriously. Zip it.
Dr. Endesha: It's dark in the station. Switching the cameras to thermal...
Dr. Endesha: Strange... There aren't any Brutes around. Usually they never leave them alone.
Dr. Endesha: Alright, I see six of the new aliens, floating in a circle. They're surrounding a seventh, touching it with their tentacles...
Dr. Endesha: Amazing! You wouldn't believe how fast they can move their limbs!
Dr. Endesha: They're working... Doing something to the explosives in the seventh alien's armor --

[Sound: Series of loud explosions.]

Audio log 18, Circle 6, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Series of loud explosions.]
Sadie: Dad, what were those explosions?! Vergil, can't this Olifant go any faster?!
Dr. Endesha: (from radio) I'm not sure what just happened... Six of the aliens are dead. But I think...
Dr. Endesha: Sadie, I think they gave their lives to free their companion.
Dr. Endesha: Yes! Yes, I can see it! Floating away down the subway tube! Vergil, keep an eye on that one!
Mike: Covenant with feelings, huh? That's a first.
Tom: What was I saying! They're friendly! Don't you see? We gotta negotiate!
Sadie: Negotiate?!
Tom: We shoot at them, they shoot back at us! That's just bad business!
Tom: Hey! Hey, aliens! We're in here! We want to surrender!
Mike: Settle down, you idiot!
Sadie: Tom, don't you get it?! The friendly Covenant aren't the ones doing all the shooting!
Tom: To hell with demographics! This is a down market! Time to bargain if you want to make the sale!
[Sound: Tom opens the Olifant's top hatch.]
Tom: You! Yeah, you in the tank. Over here!
Sadie: Close that hatch! Get down from there!
Mike: Leave him, Sadie! I'm opening the back ramp! We're out of here!
[Sound: Mike opens the Olifant's ramp.]
Tom: That's right! Up here! What say you and me make a deal?
Superintendent: (from PA) Don't walk! Don't walk!
Mike: Sadie! It's a Wraith! Move!
Sadie: Where to?
Mike: Alleyway! Come on!
Superintendent: Clear the street! Oncoming traffic!
[Sound: Wraith round hits Olifant, killing Tom.]

Sadie: Surrender accepted.

Audio log 19, Circle 7, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: The Olifant burns in the background.]
Mike: (running) That Wraith blew the hell out of our Olifant!
Sadie: (running) Poor Tom...
Mike: Poor Tom?! He almost got us killed!
[Sound: Rain begins to fall.]
Mike: Now what?
Sadie: Stay out of sight, find a kiosk. My dad's in the data-center under the ONI building.
Mike: Basically right at the heart of the Covenant occupation.
Sadie: We're going to need Vergil's help getting him out of there.
Mike: Here. Take my jacket.
Sadie: I don't mind the rain.
Mike: It's fiber-armored. I mind you getting shot.
Sadie: Thanks.
Kiosk: (from speaker) Optican, healthcare on demand! Please place your hand on the touch pad -- [distortion]
Sadie: Vergil, get me dad.
Superintendent: (from kiosk) Elevated heart-rate. Are you feeling anxious? Stressed?
Superintendent: Try Optican's newest mood-setting drug, 'Statenizol'.
Sadie: And stop playing doctor!
Dr. Endesha: (from kiosk) Finally, a kiosk with a camera! Now I can see that you are alright.
Dr. Endesha: But why are you dressed like a police officer?
Sadie: It's Mike's. (to Mike) Say hello.
Mike: (clears his throat) It's good to meet you Dr. Endesha.
Dr. Endesha: You know... You are the first young man Sadie's ever introduced to me.
Sadie: Dad?!
[Sound: Engineer sound followed by Vergil's imitation.]
Sadie: What's Vergil doing?
Dr. Endesha: Learning to whistle!
Mike: Whistle?
Dr. Endesha: So he can communicate with the tentacle aliens!
Superintendent: Stress harms relationships. Good communication and good medicine can help.
Sadie: We just met a guy that tried the whole 'communicate with the enemy' thing. It didn't work out so well, Dad.
Dr. Endesha: These new aliens are different. Inquisitive not violent. They're searching for something under New Mombasa. I'm sure of it!
Dr. Endesha: And if Vergil can learn to speak with them, we'll be able to determine whether or not they can -- [static]
Sadie: Dad!
Propaganda: (from PA) Attention citizens! The enemy has infiltrated our data systems!
Superintendent: Irregular pulse! Heart-rate falling! Report to nearest -- [static]
Sadie: Vergil!
Propaganda: (from PA) All civilian chatter is restricted!
Sadie: No!
Mike: Whoa-whoa! Calm down!
Sadie: They killed him!
Mike: Who?
Sadie: The police! They just pulled Vergil's plug!
Mike: No way. The whole city would shut-down. The evacuation would grind to a halt. No one would be crazy enough to --
Sadie: No one?!

Mike: Aww crap...

Audio log 20, Circle 7, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Rain and distant thunder.]
Mike: (running) Police Headquarters! Straight ahead!
Sadie: (running) How does a level one blackout work? How do we bring Vergil back?
Mike: Emergency Communications department. But we can't just --
Sadie: Kick down the door? Plug Vergil back in?
Sadie: You bet your ass we can!
Mike: Sadie! Wait!
Sadie: Here's a directory... Emergency Comms. Fourteenth Floor. Elevators are --
Mike: Hold up! Look... lobby's all shot up. And over by the elevators...
Sadie: Are those cops?
Mike: All dead. Probably a Brute kill-squad.
Marshall: Howdy, folks.
Sadie: ...Or not.
Marshall: Sorry about the mess. Since it appears we're all going straight to hell today...
{[Sound: Weapon pick-up.]}
Marshall: I figured I'd send some of my old pals on their way myself.
Mike: Listen, buddy. We don't want any trouble.
Sadie: We just need to get upstairs --
Marshall: Stay right where you are!
{[Sound: Elevator dings.]}
Marshall: Here comes another one now...
[Sound: Elevator opens, Jim walks into lobby.]
Jim: (into Chatter) Mmm-hmm. Yeah. I don't know why they shut the Super down. We'll keep broadcasting as long as we --
Marshall: Hey there, Jim-bo!
Jim: What the... Officers down! There may be Covenant in the --
Marshall: Come on now. Get off your chatter, and pay attention.
Jim: Marshall? What are you doing here? Didn't you get fired?
Marshall: Remember how often I asked you not to use my half-and-half? And remember how often you didn't listen?
Jim: You? You did this?!
Marshall: Should have stayed in the elevator, Jim.
Jim: No! Please!
Marshall: I wrote! [fires] My name! [fires] Right there on the carton! [fires]
Jim: (dying gurgle)
Mike: Sadie, let's go.
Marshall: According to this department, I have issues with anger management...

Marshall: If I were you, I'd stay right where you are.

Audio log 21, Circle 7, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Marshall reloads his rifle.]
Marshall: You two are my hostages. Sit tight, or you're gonna end up like these old buddies of mine.
Sadie: Mike, we have to get upstairs -- turn Vergil back on!
Marshall: No talking!
Marshall: You work for the NMPD?
Sadie: Uh...
Mike: No.
Marshall: Oh yeah? Where did you get the jacket?
Sadie: I stole it. From the trash.
Marshall: A thief, huh? Got a record, you little punk?
Mike: Look. Why don't you put down your rifle and --
Marshall: Why don't you shut your goddamn mouth!
[Sound: Boots on the stairwell.]
Marshall: Hear that? SWAT pussies finally woke up. They'll be wearing body armor, so you have to take the head-shot.
Mike: Get down, Sadie! Now!
[Sound: SWAT officer kicks-open stairwell door.]
SWAT Cop: Drop your weapon!
Marshall: Come and get it! [fires]
SWAT Cop: (dying gurgle)
SWAT Commander: Dammit! Take him down!
SWAT Cop: Cover me!
SWAT Cop: Man down! Man down!
SWAT Cop: We're blocked in!
[Sound: SWAT cops and Marshall exchange heavy fire.]
{SWAT Cop: He's got us pinned in here!}
{SWAT Cop: Get back!}
{SWAT Cop: Stay behind the door!}
SWAT Commander: Bang and clear!
[Sound: SWAT Commander tosses a flash-bang grenade.]
Marshall: (screams) My eyes! Aww, you lousy sons of bitches --
[Sound: Marshall dies in a hail of bullets.]
SWAT Commander: Got him! Suspect down!
Mike: Sadie? Sadie?! You OK?
SWAT Commander: You! Hands where I can see 'em!
Mike: Don't shoot! I'm NMPD dammit!
SWAT Commander: Let me see a badge! Nice and slow!
Sadie: The whole city's crawling with Covenant, and we're killing each other!
Mike: Here, see? Metro pee-dee?
Mike: I need to get her to the fourteenth floor. It's an emergency!
SWAT Commander: OK. Take her up. We'll deal with this mess...
Sadie: There must be a dozen bodies here...
Mike: We can't save them, Sadie. But we can save Vergil.

Mike: We have to go.

Audio log 22, Circle 8, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Sadie and Mike run up the stairwell.]
Mike: Emergency Comms. Fourteenth floor. Should have taken the elevator...
Sadie: After what just happened? I don't think so.
Mike: So...what exactly are you going to say to make them re-initialize Vergil?
Sadie: I'll think of something.
Mike: "Hi! I'm cute! Break the law for me!"
Sadie: That's not funny!
Mike: I'm just saying... It worked on me.
[Sound: Police communications officers type and answer phones.]
Comm Cop: Still no Covenant activity outside the city limits...
Comm Cop: I need a medivac, Nyali Bridge!
Comm Cop: I've got three more evac points at 200% capacity!
Comm Cop: Somebody answer that damn phone!
Mike: Where's the duty officer?
Comm Cop: Big desk. At the back.
Mike: Thanks.
Comm Cop: Any of the ferries still running?
Comm Cop: No way we can get everyone out!
Comm Cop: Reports of another riot starting down at Kikowani!
Comm Cop: Well, you'll just have to go down there yourself.
Comm Cop: I need someone else to man these comm lines!
Duty Officer: (talking into chatter) As I've been trying to tell you, Captain, I don't have the authority to override --
Duty Officer: What do you mean 'gross misconduct?' Captain Dare, I assure you. People are dying down here!
Sadie: Excuse me...
Duty Officer: Yes, of course I could turn the Superintendent back on. But Commissioner Kinsler gave me explicit instructions --
Sadie: You're busy, so I'm just going to borrow this stapler...
Duty Officer: Listen, Captain, there's a Covenant carrier hovering right outside my window!
Duty Officer: There's a sniper in my lobby, and you're threatening to have me fired? [Slams chatter onto desk.]
Duty Officer: Office of Naval Intelligence. Now there's a contradiction in terms...
Duty Officer: [Sees Sadie and groans.] What do you want?
Sadie: I need you to turn Ver -- the Superintendent back on.
Duty Officer: Not you too! I'm telling all of you, the Commissioner --
Sadie: I know. But I'm making you do it! At gunpoint!
Duty Officer: What gun?
Sadie: This one!
Duty Officer: You're holding my stapler inside your pocket and pointing it at me.
Sadie: You don't know that.
Mike: It might be a gun.
Sadie: Or a rifle!
Mike: Or a rocket launcher!
Sadie: And if it was, why, you would have to turn the Superintendent back on.
Mike: Nobody could blame you.
Sadie: Or fire you...
Duty Officer: ...If it was a gun.
Duty Officer: Oh, no... Please don't shoot. I'll do...anything!
{Sound: Duty Officer typing.}
Superintendent: [Loud Engineer whistle] Sadie! Sadie! Sadie! Sadie!
Sadie: It's OK, Vergil! I'm here!
Mike: He sounds...different.
Sadie: Vergil?! What have those aliens done to you?!

[Sound: Loud Engineer whistle.]

Audio log 23, Circle 8, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Loud Engineer whistle.]
Comm Cop: You hear that crazy noise?!
Comm Cop: No clue. Must be a corrupted signal!
{[Sound: Telephones ringing.]}
Comm Cop: Lost the connection with UNSC orbital command!
Mike: Sadie, what's going on?!
Sadie: I don't know! Those aliens have been working on Vergil, and now that he's back on he sounds...
Mike: ...Different.
Sadie: Vergil? It's still you, isn't it?
Superintendent: [Barks like a dog]
Sadie: Can you get Dad for me?
Superintendent: [Frightened Engineer whistle]
Sadie: Vergil can't reach him! Something's wrong...
Propaganda: (from PA) Reports are coming in from all over the city! Covenant forces are pulling back in the face of furious resistance!
Mike: Man, I have had it with his crap!
Propaganda: Our enemies are cowards! Battle on, brave citizens, and victory will be ours!
Mike: Hang on... That's coming from inside the building!
Sadie: Mike? Wait! Where are you going?
Propaganda: This hour we pay tribute to our fallen heroes: Jim Odingo, Roberto Bustamante, and Marshall Glick...
Mike: This is his office. Public Service Announcements Division...
Propaganda: These officers were gunned-down in the very lobby of this building by Covenant snipers.
Propaganda: But moments ago members of our citizen militia wiped-out the sniper nest with a homemade flamethrower...
Propaganda: Made from nothing more than and old leaf-blower and a can of gasoline! Keep fighting, Mombasa! Fight and we will win!
[Sound: Stephen turns-off his microphone.]
Stephen: Off the air...
Mike: Covenant Sniper nest? Those people were massacred by a crazy ex-cop. Hell, one of those people was the crazy ex-cop!
Stephen: And your point is?
Mike: People are dying out there and you're feeding them this...this garbage! None of it is true!
Stephen: Yeah, well... [Stubs cigarette.]

Stephen: Some days, truth isn't really a luxury we can afford.

Audio log 24, Circle 8, Arc 3[edit]

Sadie: Come on, Mike... He's a propaganda officer. He's just doing his job.
Mike: His job?! More like lying to people for a living!
Stephen: Do you know who is still listening to my announcements? An old woman, too weak to leave her bed...
Stephen: A man, bleeding in the street. A teacher, hiding with her students in a school basement.
Stephen: They are all going to die.
Mike: Maybe, maybe not. The marines will be here soon.
Stephen: They are all going to die!
Stephen: My job is to fill the time before they die with truth... With hope.
Stephen: But maybe you can do better... [Exhales cigarette smoke.]
Stephen: On the air... [Turns-on microphone.]
Stephen: A special honor, New Mombasa! I have here in-studio, uprising commander, Harris 'Two Shot' Kibaki.
Stephen: Commander, tell our listeners the latest news from the city center!
Stephen: Commander? Go ahead. Speak the truth.
Mike: Well, things aren't as good as they could be. But they're looking up. We're...we're fighting hard.
Stephen: Good to hear it! Any words of advice, Two Shot?
Mike: Just... keep fighting. We can win this battle if we stick together. We can save the city. We can win this war.
[Sound: Stephen turns-off his microphone.]
Stephen: Off the air... Now, you are also a hero.
Sadie: You are, you know.
Mike: I feel sick.
Stephen: No. What you feel is hope.
[Sound: Stephen's control-console chirps.]
Stephen: Ah! See? You already have an admirer!
Stephen: (hitting a switch) Go ahead. You're on the line with Harris 'Two Shot' Kibaki --
Kinsler: (from console) That was truly inspiring, Officer Branley. Sadie must be very impressed.
Sadie: Kinsler!
Kinsler: But I think she'll be much more interested in this...
Kinsler: Sadie. I now control the fire-fighting systems in your father's lab. If you want to see him alive again...

Kinsler: You'll do exactly as I say.

Audio log 25, Circle 9, Arc 1[edit]

[Sound: Sadie and Mike run down a broken escalator.]
Sadie: Kinsler told me to meet him at the train station. That's what I'm going to do.
Mike: Come on Sadie. You can't trust him! You know that!
Sadie: My father is still in Vergil's data-center!
Mike: I've been listening to your dad all day. And the one thing he wouldn't want you to do? Put yourself in even more danger by --
Sadie: You're not listening at all! Kinsler said he'd trigger the emergency fire response!
Mike: And that will --?
Sadie: Flood the data center with argon!
Mike: Can people breathe argon?
Sadie: No, Mike. It freezes you! Dead!
Mike: Look, I didn't know. I'm sorry.
Sadie: Vergil? Are you there?
Superintendent: (from PA) [Engineer whistle.]
Mike: I know that look... What's your plan?

Sadie: Escalation.

Audio log 26, Circle 9, Arc 2[edit]

[Sound: Frightened civilians crowd the station.]
Crowd: Out of the way, I'm getting on that train!
Crowd: Not before me, you're not!
Crowd: There's not enough room!
{Crowd: Pushing is not going to help!}
{Crowd: ...we gotta get out of here!}
Crowd: My wife, has anyone seen my wife?!
Crowd: They're getting closer, we have to go!
Kiosk: (from speaker) Trans-bay express train now departing Kikowani station.
Kiosk: All passengers must depart from Platform Fourteen -- [distortion]
[Sound: (from kiosk) Loud Engineer whistle.]
Superintendent: Please remain calm! No tickets -- No problem! Slow children -- Use caution!
Sadie: Maybe dad was right... The tentacle aliens he found I think they are helping Vergil. Bringing him back from the dead.
Mike: Why would they do that?
Sadie: Dad said they were looking for something... Something Vergil found.
Superintendent: Keep it clean! Leave all luggage on platforms!
Sadie: Maybe they're sick of fighting, just like us. I don't know.
Sadie: Dad would know the answer...
Mike: We'll ask him when we see him, OK?
Sadie: OK.
Mike: Now where are you supposed to meet the Commissioner?
Sadie: Platform nine. He's got a private train.
Mike: I still think you should let me --
Sadie: If I don't come alone, my dad will die! Kinsler made that clear!
Sadie: You and Vergil know what you have to do?
Mike: Yeah...
[Sound: Covenant plasma fire slams into station, crowd panics.]
Crowd: Mommy! What's happening?!
Crowd: I won't let them get me! I won't!
{Crowd: Hurry up! Hurry up!}
Crowd: Quiet! You're scaring my children!
Mike: Covenant are closing in. People are panicking. This is gonna get ugly...
Sadie: This day is a nightmare! It all keeps getting worse! Everything's falling apart!
Mike: Not everything.
Sadie: Listen. I know I'm just a girl who got you fired...
Mike: You're more than that.
Sadie: I might also be the girl who gets you killed!
Mike: Maybe. But not today.
Sadie: Mike... I want you to live.

Sadie: I need you to live... For me.

Audio log 27, Circle 9, Arc 3[edit]

[Sound: Covenant plasma fire slams into station, crowd panics.]
Crowd: Let us aboard!
Crowd: The Commissioner's got plenty of room!
Crowd: And goons with guns...
Crowd: At least take my children!
Crowd: Selfish devil! To hell with you!
Sadie: Platform nine...
Mike: There's Kinsler's private train. Guarded by corrupt cops with machine-guns.
Sadie: I'm going in. My father's life is on the line.
Mike: Be careful.
Sadie: You too.
Crowd: What? Wait your turn!
Sadie: (pushing through crowd) Excuse me! Sorry! Coming through...
Crowd: Watch it, girl. Quit shoving!
Corrupt Cop: [Shoots in the air.] Get away from the train! You hear me! Everyone back off!
Kinsler: Steady, officer. Not yet.
Corrupt Cop: I can't hold the crowd back much longer, sir!
Sadie: (from crowd) Kinsler!
Kinsler: You won't have to. My passenger has arrived.
Kinsler: This way, Sadie! Push right on through!
Corrupt Cop: Make some room! Let her through!
Crowd: Why does she get to come onboard?!
Crowd: It's not fair! We all deserve to live!
Crowd: Now's our chance! Rush the train!
[Sound: Corrupt cops fire into the crowd.]
Crowd: I'm hit! Please...Someone help...
Crowd: Murdering bastards!
Kinsler: Any other objections?!
Crowd: Why?! Why?!
Kinsler: Careful Sadie, watch your step.
Sadie: You ever worry there might really be a hell?
Kinsler: Oh I know there is, my dear. And you and I are leaving it.
Kinsler. Officer, close the doors.
Corrupt Cop: Button-up men! We're out of here!
[Sound: Train doors clank-shut.]
Crowd: (muffled) Stop the train! Block the tracks!
Crowd: (muffled) Jump for it!
Crowd: (muffled) Open up! Let me in!
Kinsler: I don't want any of that on board.
Corrupt Cop: Yes, sir!
[Sound: Corrupt cops fire into the crowd.]
Sadie: You can't just kill them!
Kinsler: Why not? I'm getting quite good at it. For instance...

Kinsler: I killed your father an hour ago.

Audio log 28, Circle 9, Arc 4[edit]

[Sound: Corrupt cops fire into the crowd.]
Sadie: You... killed my father?
Kinsler: My men near Vergil's data-center tripped the fire-response system. He suffocated and froze.
Kinsler: Not a bad way to go, all things considered...
Kinsler: I wanted to tell you face to face.
Sadie: [Cries softly.]
Kinsler: (pouring a drink) Please, get all your tears out now.
Kinsler: It's a long ride, and I don't want to hear you moaning all the way to Nairobi.
Kinsler: Well, come to think of it... I might.
Corrupt Cop #1: (radio) No sign of it yet, sir.
Kinsler: It's a pink, airborne octopus! How hard can it be to find?!
Corrupt Cop #1: The tunnels are crawling with Buggers, Commissioner. We've lost a lot of men. Maybe we should --
Kinsler: No one leaves until I get that alien! Do you hear me, officer?
Kinsler: It found a way to hack a Superintendent-class A.I.! Knowing how it did that is vital to the war effort!
Sadie: Like you ever cared about anyone besides yourself!
Kinsler: Just because I'm a murderer, doesn't mean I'm unpatriotic.
[Sound: Covenant plasma fire hits the station, rocking the train.]
Corrupt Cop #2: Covenant armor approaching the station, sir! What do we do?!
Kinsler: (slamming down his drink) We wait!
Kinsler: (sighs) Don't you see the beauty of it, Sadie? Whatever you think of me, whatever I have done...
Kinsler: I will leave this city with vital intelligence about the Covenant.
Sadie: Bastard!
Kinsler: Call me what you like...

Kinsler: But the world will call me a hero.

Audio log 29, Circle 9, Arc 5[edit]

[Sound: Corrupt cops fire into the crowd.]
Mike: (muffled) Listen to me! The Covenant are coming!
Crowd: (muffled) [Angry shouts and panicked screams.]
Mike: (muffled) Listen to me if you want to live!
Kinsler: I've killed your father, Sadie, and now we're leaving the city. No one is coming to save you.
Kinsler: Not Branley. Not Vergil. It's the end of the line!
[Sound: (from train) Engineer whistle.]
[Sound: Sparks fly from the train's control-panel.]
Kinsler: What the hell is that?!
Superintendent: (from train) Warning, firewall down! Control-circuits now open to remote access!
Kinsler: That damn machine is dead! I killed it!
Kinsler: It doesn't matter. Anything it does to this car happens to you too!
Mike: (muffled) Are you ready to die?
Crowd: (muffled) No!
Mike: (muffled) Do you want to live?
Crowd: (muffled) Yes!
Mike: (muffled) Are you ready to fight?!
Crowd: (muffled) Yes!
[Sound: Crowd pushes past cops, pounds on the train.]
Sadie: That's it, Mike!
Corrupt Cop: We need to go now, sir!
Kinsler: Yes... go... The rest of your men will have to --
Sadie: Die?
Corrupt Cop: Sir, we aren't moving! I've lost engine control!
Kinsler: Listen to me Vergil, or whatever you are now! Move this train out of the station, or Sadie dies!
Kinsler: You hear me?! The Covenant will kill us all!
[Sound: (from train) Angry Engineer whistle.]
Corrupt Cop: I'm locked-out of the system! The train's not responding!
Kinsler: There is nothing you can do to hurt me that won't kill her!
Sadie: Almost nothing...
Sadie: Vergil. Open the doors.
[Sound: Train doors open, angry crowd claws inside.]
Kinsler: What?! No! No! Get back! Get back! Get away from me!
{Crowd: Let me get my hands on him!}
{Crowd: Get him!}
Crowd: [Furious, blood-thirsty shouts.]
{Crowd: Kill him!}
{Crowd: Damn you!}

Kinsler: [Screams as the crowd tears him apart.]

Audio log 30, Circle 9, Arc 6[edit]

[Sound: Crowd climbs onto the train.]
{Crowd: Get this train moving!}
{Crowd: Come on! Come on! Come on!}
Crowd: Up we go, baby! Hold momma's hand!
{Crowd: We're not leaving 'till everyone's on board}
Crowd: Help her up, c'mon, there we go!
{Crowd: Thank you.}
Mike: Sadie! Sadie! Are you alright?
Mike: What about Kinsler?
Sadie: They tore him to pieces... I gotta go, Mike!
Sadie: Excuse me! Sorry! Let me through!
Mike: Where are you going?!
Sadie: Underground!
Mike: What!?
[Sound: Covenant plasma fire slams into station.]
Superintendent: (from PA) Do not exit, please!
Mike: Sadie, stop! We are getting on that train, and getting the hell out of town!
[Sound: (from PA) Engineer whistle.]
Sadie: That creature helped Vergil! It helped you and me! It helped all of us!
Mike: Sadie...
Sadie: Dad knew how important it was! That's what he died for! I'm willing to die too!
Sadie: Let me go, Mike!
Superintendent: [Engineer whistle.] Emergency Stop!
Superintendent: (as Jonas) 'I am not worth -- your life -- my brave warrior princess!'
Sadie: If we don't find you, who will?
Superintendent: (as Duty Officer) 'Office of Naval Intelligence --'
Superintendent: Your tax dollars at work!
Superintendent: (as Stephen) 'Fallen heroes -- on the air.'
Sadie: Vergil, I --
Superintendent: (as Sadie) 'I need you to live... for me.'
Crowd: Get on the train, you two!
Crowd: Brutes! Coming this way! Hurry!
Crowd: No time! Argue later!
Mike: We gotta go.
Sadie: Vergil! You're all I have left of this place!
Superintendent: (as Dr. Endesha) 'Sadie -- Sadie -- Sadie -- Sadie!'
Superintendent: (as Dr. Endesha) 'Sadie, sweetheart... You make me so very, very proud.'
Sadie: You're all I have left of him...
Mike: Sadie. Take my hand.
Sadie: OK...
Sadie: I'm ready.
[Sound: Train whistles as it leaves the station.]
Superintendent: All aboard! Last train now departing!
Superintendent: Next stop - Makupa, Nairobi Road, Hope Station...
Superintendent: And beyond.

[Sound: Final train whistle and a Vergil chime.]



The audio logs have many references to Dante's Inferno.

  • There are nine Circles of audio logs, correlating with the nine circles of hell in the poem.
    • Circle 1: Limbo
      • This is the start of the story. Everyone around Sadie feels safe on Earth until the Covenant come, then they realize they are in hell (which Sadie states).
    • Circle 2: Lust
      • Kinsler is overcome with lust, even though the world is about to be destroyed around him.
    • Circle 3: Gluttony
      • This circle contains Jonas, who is a very large butcher handing out food.
    • Circle 4: Greed
      • This circle is centered around the casino district, where many people, including a Crone, are looting the casinos.
    • Circle 5: Anger
      • Sadie and Mike attempt to cross the bridge back towards the ONI building, only to be stopped by Kinsler (fallen angel guarding the gates.) An Olifant sent by Vergil (heaven sent an angel) lets them pass safely.
    • Circle 6: Heresy
      • This circle is centered around Vergil the Huragok, who goes against the Covenant's faith and helps the humans. This is also where Tom, the salesman, reveals Sadie and Mike's position.
    • Circle 7: Violence
      • This circle is centered around a deranged officer who kills people inside a police station. He is eventually killed by a SWAT team.
    • Circle 8: Fraud
      • There are numerous fraud allusions, including Sadie faking she has a gun to have Vergil turned back on, and the Public Service Announcer who lies to give hope.
    • Circle 9: Treachery
      • Kinsler returns for the third time, tricking Sadie into joining him by threatening her father. Even though she agrees to go with him, Kinsler kills her father. This also shows the killing of civilians by the police, who swore to protect them.
  • The thirtieth audio log is found in Dr. Endesha's office on the 9th sub-level of Data Hive. The frozen area where you find the 30th audio log may be a reference to Cocytus, the 9th level of hell. The office also contains Dr. Endesha's dead body.
  • Vergil correlates to Virgil, who led Dante through the Nine Levels of Hell, just as Vergil leads Sadie, and then the Rookie, through New Mombasa.
  • Around New Mombasa, when there are civilian or police cars with their alarms/sirens blaring, street signs telling you to go somewhere, street blockers lifting or going down, phone booths that either rings or constantly spit out coins, this signals that there is an Audio Log nearby. Once the Audio Log is found, the alarm/siren, signs, and street blockers will stop and go back to normal.
  • The thirtieth Audio Log can be collected an infinite number of times, because the police officer will always continue into that room, even if you've already collected all of the audio logs before, on the same profile, with the same saved data. Note: This will not apply if you have not collected all 29 Audio Logs in Mombasa Streets.
  • The task of collecting these audio logs marks the similarity to locating the Terminals from Halo 3, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 4 and Halo 2: Anniversary as well as the Data pads from Halo: Reach, which also tell a unique meta story.
  • The Audio Logs are only accessible once. Once accessed they are stored in the VISR and are no longer accessible from Mombasa streets. This means that once accessed there will no longer be honking horns or coins being spit from machines, giving the city as a whole a more dead feeling.
  • While Sadie doesn't appear in-game besides the audio logs, she does appear in Halo: New Blood and Halo: Bad Blood. It is shown that after the war, her connection to Quick to Adjust due to his absorbing Vergil led to Sadie becoming his handler. Mike Branley does not appear, however, and no mention is ever made of what became of him.


  • Explore one area to another before you head to the final clue that will lead you to the hive. Each destination have at least five audio logs on the way.
  • If following the chronology, immediately follow all traces from Tayari Plaza - Uplift Reserve - Kizingo Boulevard - ONI Alpha Site - NMPD Headquarters - Kikowani Station.
    • Sweep across all streets on the way to such areas.
    • Beware of enemies that may hinder your progress.
  • At least every five logs will award player a Weapon Cache's storage. There are at least six supply cache in total with all of it contains a case of M7S SMG and M6C/SOCOM.
    • Two of the caches contains two Mongoose, two of the caches contains a pair of Sniper Rifle and ammunition, and another two of the caches contains a pair of Rocket Launcher and ammo.
  • IMPORTANT: Remember to look for all audio logs before player can venture to the final clue (The last clue before the Player receives contact from Dare).
    • You cannot go back to explore areas once you have finished the last mission before Data Hive.
    • Also, you will start gathering audio logs from scratch if you play co-op.

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