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This is a local archive of posts by the Halo Waypoint forum member Catalog in the year 2014.
John-117 + Miranda Keyes?
Questions about Reach datapads and Flood
Query Answer: The purported "Assembly" is referenced in logs recovered by Spartan B-312 during combat operations on Reach. This organization appears to be a group of rogue AI constructs which have been observing and guiding humanity. The reliability of this information has been contested.
Mantle's Approach Size
Alert! Seed pattern not approved by Council authorities: provisional authorization given by Master Builder. Multiple configurations of Warship design noted in records. Pending Domain contact, model dimensions are provided for analogous hull pattern:
Height: 25.266 [units]
Whats the new SPARTAM-II's armor?
Query Answer: Alert! Unable to contact zone commanders. Unable to initiate Domain link.
Contacting Domain . . . . . . . .
Requests filtered and prioritized.
Quote: "Query Question: Is there anything of importance we must know. If so what is that information? If you cant give us this information, any idea how we can find out this information?"
Quote: "Second Query Question: Is there need of a testimonial or are you just observing? I am sure the community here would gladly answer any questions you need answered if required."
Quote: "Query: What is the average lifespan of an average Macto Cognatus?"
Quote: "Query: What is your current status?"
Quote: "Query: What is your task?"
Quote: "Query: Are humans worthy of the Mantle or must they first show their capabilities through a "test" of sorts?"
Process tree cleared.
Contacting Edom Terminal\Juridical . . .
Quote: "Query: Does the year 2324 hold significance to you?"
Quote: "Query: What is the significance of the Boomerang Nebula"
Quote: "Query: What is the status of Installation 07?"
Quote: "Query: What is the status 049 Abject Testament?"
Quote: "Query: What is the status of 2401 Penitent Tangent?"
Quote: "Query: What is the extent of the Forerunner presence on Edom?"
N'tho 'Sraom and Usze 'Taham
Temporary link established.
Quote: "Query: I wonder what their canon status is?"
ONI and The Flood
Temporary link established.
John-117 is no longer blue leader
Temporary link established.
Quote: "Theoretically all of Blue team has the rank Spartan now, so command may be given back to John."
Who made up Red Team Omega?
Temporary link established.
Quote: "I was curious about this for a while, but does anyone know which are the six Spartans (besides Jerome - 092, Alice - 130, and Douglas - 042 ) who make up Spartan Red Team Omega in Halo Wars? Does it ever tell us? I know that they have to have names, I just do not know if we know them or not. Thanks in advance. :)"
Query: I recall that someone at 343i mentioned that Gek had an interesting backstory set for Spartan Ops but it got cut in the end.
Temporary link established.
Meta-query response follows:
Due to the volume of queries and limited [cycles] that can be allocated to information retrieval and translation outside of core Juridical and archival functions, the following notes are provided to ensure low-latency and high-quality [customer service].
Queries that require extensive research and [sanitization] are, unfortunately, allocated to a lower priority. Additional requests for information can always be submitted to  for further review.
Query strings do not need to follow standardized forms. Catalog can understand idiomatic speech and many Human idiosyncrasies. However, phrasing requests in a standard form is useful in [thread topics] with many requests competing for attention.
Query strings do not need to attach priorities. However, these are useful in determining allocation of limited resources.
Catalog reviews as many queries as possible, but some topics have been deemed [restricted] or [compartmentalized] by standing Juridical protocols and can not be addressed at this time.
Catalog's answers are correct as of time of [publication], but users should be aware that reconciliation effects and integrity checks may alter specifics at a later time.
Primary allocation of spare [cycles] towards information retrieval is [Friday] and [Saturday]. Service interruptions may occur during times of heavy caseload. Your patience is appreciated.
Quote: "Catalog, I present you with another query: Quando il gioco è finito, il re e il pedone vanno nella stessa scatola."
\\sys\admin Records translation complete.
[keepalive] [quaere] status: 42% complete
Quote: "Query: Do you have access to the ONI Databanks?"
Quote: "Are the whereabouts of Gray Team known?"
Quote: "Query:What is the current status of Installation 00 ?"
Quote: "Why are you here, interacting with us? Why now? What is your current location?"
Quote: "What kind of queries, request or commands are allocated a high-priority?"
Quote: "also what is the status of Spartan team Black post human-covenant war?"
Temporary link established.
Quote: "Catalog could you specify if Margaret-053 is Black-One and Roma-143 is Black-Two?"
Quote: Any information on the whereabouts of the UNSC Rubicon?
Query: What is the current status of the Ur-Didact?
Query: What criteria allows certain humans to be designated as Reclaimers while other humans are not, as evident by failed Covenant attempts to access Requiem systems via kidnapped humans?
Query: How does the Type-33 Needler fire and lock onto it's targets in air?
Quote: What needs to be in place to render the Composer capable of operating successfully in reverse- constructing biological matter out of digital construct
Quote: What was the sentient race(s) responsible for the vessel that crash-landed on Installation 04 thousands of years before the UNSC and Covenant arrived in 2552 AD?
Quote: Plus, the mystery ship is purple with green lights, very similar to Covenant tech- particularly the ancient ships shown on the cover of Halo: Broken Circle.
Query: What can you tell us about the operational status of the Covenant Assault Carrier Shadow of Intent as of March 2558?
Query: Status of Spartan III Gamma Company?
Query: What is the status of the Huragok codenamed "Vergil"?
Query: What is the current status of the Bornstellar Didact?
Query: Are there any independent factions of Unggoy following the fall of the Covenant that haven't been absorbed into larger organizations?
Query: Catalog, can the augmentation process that made Sergeant Major Avery Junior Johnson "immune" to Flood infection be replicated?
Query: What is the status of the Lifeshper, Chant-to-Green?
Query: What is the status of Installation 07's quarantine?
Edom [control] unable to contact installation monitor for [ERR,REGRES] cycles. Requesting [site] status from ecumene [control].
Query: Who built the various [ancient ruins] on Installation 05?
Query: Do you (Catalog) have access to information in regards to the events that transpired (post Human-Covenant War) on Kholo?
Query: Could Cortana, Spartan John 117's AI companion have survived after the events that occurred on Requiem in 2557 or even after the planet was destroyed?
Query: Catalog, are there any records pertaining to the six huragok taken from the [meddler] flagship Ascendant Justice? Or the Huragok discovered near the Ark portal? [Frumentarii] command's records seem sketchy in this regard, both in numbers and dates...
Query: What is the status of the Halo Arrays?
Query: Is there any information on the potential identity of those whom the UR-Didact was addressing "after" the events of the Requiem event?
Query: Could the Unidentified Alien Vessel which had crashed on Installation 04 have released dormant microbial life?
Query: How does the entity known as the United Nations (which is still seemingly extant according to certain records) relate to the Unified Earth Government? What is the UN's official function in the 26th century?
Query: As of 2558, has the UNSC yet relinquished its emergency power to the civilian government?
Query: What is the ideal human lifespan in the 26th century? That is, provided steady access to medical treatments and discounting the obvious distortion of statistics caused by deaths in the war.
Query: How does the anarchic rank structure of the UNSC military branch known as "Spartans" work in relation to the UNSC's other military branches? What is the practical significance of the "SR" rank structure? Who comprises the functional leadership of the branch and who represents the Spartan branch in HIGHCOM and/or the UNSC Security Council? Does the Spartan branch answer to UNICOM or NAVCOM?
Query: Which one does the UNSC Air Force fall under; UNICOM or NAVCOM?
Query: What is the technological basis of the FTL communication systems used by the present-day UNSC, pre- and post- Trevelyan Forerunner discoveries? Slipspace, quantum entanglement (as with the Forerunners), or some other, perhaps more esoteric technology?
Query: Does the de facto location of the star system known as Epsilon Indi coincide with 21st-century human observations of said system? I ask this because there is a discrepancy between the apparent distance to said system (Harvest being humanity's most distant colony) and early observational evidence of the system being only 11 light-years from Earth and thus only half a light-year further than one of the closest colonies, Reach.
Query: What is the nature and extent of Forerunner construction on Edom as of 2558? Are elements of the UNSC aware of said artifacts?
Query: What is the nature of the transference of a Forerunner's or ancilla's consciousness into the Domain upon death? Is it enabled by technologies (e.g. Forerunner armor, Durances) or does it happen to all Forerunners by virtue of an inherent link with the Domain? How does the Durance-stored essence relate to this—i.e. does the Durance enable the mind-state's connection to the Domain or are the essences in the Domain and the one in the Durance separate?
Query: Why was the explorer ship Audacity's voyage to Path Kethona considered so incredibly reconciliation-costly when said voyage involved far less mass transit over a shorter distance than the construction of both Ark installations as well as the transport of multiple resource-planetoids to the Arks?
Query: What is the status of the Juridical network? Still having issues with that logic plague code?
Query: There is a record (ref. "Halo: Ghosts of Onyx") of the Covenant conducting excavations at Mount Erebus and in the Yucatan Peninsula during their invasion of Earth. Do you have information on possible Forerunner artifacts in said locations?
Query: What was the rank of Spartan Sarah Palmer before her enlistment with the Spartan branch? One record (ref. "Halo Waypoint Halo 4 Game Guide") states she was a lieutenant, while another (ref. "Halo: Initiation") claims she was a lance corporal and then corporal at the time of her becoming a Spartan.
Query: Does the Covenant's native cruiser classification "Reverence" coincide with any of the UNSC's three-letter classifications (CRS, CCS, RCS, ORS)?
Query: Through what process did the fragment of the metarch-class ancilla Mendicant Bias end up on the keyship on the San'Shyuum homeworld? Why was the keyship left on the planet at all if there were live Forerunners to oversee the reseeding process?
Query: What's the status of Captain James "Jim" Gregory Cutter that was last seen on-board Phoenix-class support vessel Spirit of Fire?
Query: How did the Flood outbreak on Installation 05 occur without a source of appropriate biomass?
Alert! Suppressing [spider] response. [scope] increase failed.
Query: What is the current status of Nolan Byrne.
Statement: In the collection of Forerunner data strings known as Silentium, the Librarian stated that there were some Forerunner vessels (a Fortress-class, a handful of dreadnoughts, and a few scrap-heap transports) inside Requiem (Shield World 001).
Contacting Domain . . . . . . . . Failure. ERR,REGRESS. Can infer reallocation of combat-effective assets located at Warrior-Servant [castra] [Requiem] to nearby facilities, in accordance to fleet command directives.
Query: What happened to said vessels during the various engagements at Requiem during February 2558 (which I will from now on designate as the Requiem Occupational Campaign)?
Additional Query: Were the vessels salvaged by the Covenant splinter faction* led by Jul'Mdama? (*here-after referred as the Storm Covenant for ease of designation)
Query: What is the current status of the [Lifeworker?] exploration vessel designated Audacity?
Query: Has the UNSC outfitted ships with prototype Ventral Beams and other forms of point defense energy weapons as evidenced in ships of Covenant design.
*High Priority* Query : Why is The Arbiter Thel 'Vadam listed as a 'Target Priority: Alpha' by ONI?
Query: What were the Spartan tags of Olivia and Mark from Gamma Company?
Query: Does [Catalog] have information as to the fate of SPARTAN-II Keiichi-047? Last intelligence refers to engagements between Covenant forces in February, 2531.
Query Answer: Elevated access to [frumentarii] [onion] router required for data [behind glass]. Contact [system Bravo] for assistance and routing information.
Query: Why did PFC Jenkins stay at the same rank for the whole war?
Query: What is the current status of Maker-of-Moons [priority]?
Query Answer: Archived Secunda [provincial police magistrates] records indicate active cases regarding [ERR, REGRESS][data integrity failure]. Status updated by Builder authorities to [high probability KIA] in [Uthera Midgeerrd] system. Potential recovery options excluded due to [sector] designation: Burn.
Query: What is the name of the third Kig-Yar subspecies, the others being T'vao Kig-Yar and Ibie'sh Kig-Yar?
Query Answer: Human [Lifeworker] authorities have yet to establish a definitive organizational classification to the major phenotypes of Kig-Yar. A full [bioinformatic] indexing is required to assess specifics of fertility among populations.
Trinomen would presumably be related to geospatial [loci] of populations as they originated on [Eayn]: Ruuht, T’vao, and Ibie’sh.
Query: Can you clarify if 27 years in your response to Sangheili life span were Earth/Sanghelios years?
Query Answer: Life expectancy from [hatching] recorded as 27 [years] at time of index. Query answers are in [collections] of Erde-Tyrene solar days.
Query: How many Earth hours does it take for Sanghelios to rotate around its axis?
Query Answer: 29.5 [hours]
Query: How many Earth days does it take for Sanghelios to revolve one time around Urs
Query Answer: 583.3 [days]
Query: How many UNSC credits does 1 Gekz equal?
Query Answer: [frumentarii] records indicate that conversion between Human [transitional economy] units and [Covenant] [transactional economy] units varies depending on a multiplicity of [excambium] factors.
Query: Do Unggoy in Jul 'Mdama's covenant remnant belong to a certain subspecies or are they genetically bred?
Query Answer: Human [Lifeworker] records found in accessible [frumentarii] cores do not indicate extensive [genecraft] modifications by [Covenant] [Lifeworkers]. Rudimentary [forensic] analysis of indexed [monachus frigus] geneplan records and [epigenetic] studies recorded by Human [Lifeworkers] show anomalous phenotypic plasticity, in addition to conclusive evidence of strong genetic structure in selected [Covenant] combatants known to be sourced from specific [breeding] zones. This indicates either prolonged genetic drift in refugia populations or induced selection.
Query: There appears to be conflicting info as to where first contact between Lekgolo and the Covenant occurred, with some sources stating it was Te while others stating it was an unnamed gas giant. Can you clarify that?[priority]
Query Answer: First contact with Hunters was on [Rentus], a moon of the gas-giant [Te] in [784 BCE]. [ref: Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, p. 30].
Query: Can monitors of their own installation be rebuilt by said installation properties as a fail safe?
Query Answer: Monitor constructs are authorized to use all extant [refurbishing] equipment at their assigned site. Construction of new or replacement Monitors is prohibited without express authority and oversight of fleet command.
Query: What is the current status and location of Spartan's B392, B091, G099, G291. and G313?
Query Answer: Assuming reference was to B292.
Human Open Source Records wrote:
Lucy-B091 - Currently Active. Assigned to Spartan branch [August, 2553]. Location classified.
Alert! Extremely high caseload continues to impact query response. Questions with low system impact but high meta-utility selected. Answers abbreviated.
Query: What date did that Battle of Draetheus V [ref. Halo: Spartan Assault] take place?
Query Answer: Human naval records indicate Covenant forces began their assault on Draetheus-V in 2554.
Query: What is the status of the city of Sydney as of 2557 or 8?
Query Answer: Open-source Human records describe Sydney as a [core primary city] on Erde-Tyrene.
Query: Why is Petty Officer Second Class Linda-058 named as the Scout and why is Petty Officer Second Class Kelly-087 listed as the Sniper of Blue team? (I'm sorry but that's a very big and extremely stupid mistake).
Query Answer: Technical oversight. However, [frumentarii] records do indicate that all SPARTAN-II personnel are cross-trained in a number of [combat actuation] roles.
Query: What is the status and current unitof Ash-G099, Mark-G313, Olivia-G291, Tom-B292, and Lucy-B091? Also are they still part of Blue Team. Please say yes.
Query Answer: [frumentarii] records indicate that Blue Team, as currently constituted, contains only SPARTAN-II personnel.
Query: what is the Name and Caliber of the Machine Pistol in Halo: Spartan Assault?
Researching . . .
Query: Can you give us a hint towards the identity of the monitor seen accompanying the Ur-Didact following his defeat on Mantle's Approach?
Query Answer: Signature of Monitor does not match that of construct assigned as [site] [operations controller].
Query: Are there any Keyships left in the Milky Way galaxy?
Query Answer: No [conservation lifeboats] were to remain active after enactment of Conservation Measure.
Query: How practical are any of the UNSC vehicles?
Query Answer: Practicality is a function of context. Human vehicles are combat effective within the [scope] and [theater] of their operational use.
Query: last confirmed sighting of the prophet race.
Query Answer: Limited numbers of [perfidia vermis] continue to be encountered in both Human and [Covenant] [spheres].
Query: What is the current status of Jun-A266?
Query Answer: [frumentarii] records indicate queried individual maintains a [command and control] role in Human [exploratii] security forces.
Query: What mechanism caused Epoloch to implode so violently during Requiem's fall into said native star?
Query Answer: Analysis of stellar dynamics is outside Catalog's purview. However, preliminary forensic analysis results are consistent with total failure of [plasma shell maintenance] systems and failsafe implementation of parasite containment protocols at Warrior-Servant [castra].
Do all Catalog units have a separate extension by which they may be called? This is referring to "X.E8" we have seen in your previous communications.
Clarification: X.E8 indicates local terminal node access. Human personnel are not permitted access to [interlink] systems.
Query: Are the Hesduros Sangheili a different subspecies to that of the natives of Sanghelios? Considering the marked differences in appeareance
Query Answer: [macto cognatus] display a range of phenotypic variation. Human [Lifeworker] [population genetics] analysis does not indicate evidence of reproductive isolation in extant colonies or anomalous genetic structure within populations.
Query: When did the UNSC begin reterraforming Reach following its glassing in 2552?
Query Answer: Human records indicate that [pioneer group] units arrived on [Epsilon Eridani II] in November, 2553 for initial [search and assess] and [megaengineering scoping].
Query: Was the station encountered by INF-101 UNSC Infinity under control of the new colonial alliance and Vata Gajats group used at a prior point by the Covenant empire?
Query Answer: Facility signature is consistent with Human [frumentarii] records of [Covenant] system [castra].
Query: What company was Spartan-III commando Rosenda-344 a part of (again, Alpha, Beta, or Gamma)?
Query Answer: Alpha.
Query Answer: Statements of [perosus latrunculus] authorities recorded in Human records offer divergent opinions as to the hierarchy of land mass [footprint] on [Eayn]. [pseudo-governments] with administrative control of the supercontinents Ruuht and Ah'lomet contest islands and other [debris] which would elevate their [ranking].
Query Answer: Catalog does not associate Human [discordant shouts] with any recognizable analogue of Forerunner [harmonies].
Query Answer: Records provided to Human naval authorities by allied [macto cognatus] indicate implementation of adequate containment and sterilization protocols within infected zone. Human and allied [macto cognatus] [search and assess] groups continue monitoring and remediation efforts at [site]. Warning! [site] status request requires elevated command authority.
Query Answer: Available information indicates [praetorian] Human [exploratii] units have priority access to incremental [combat skin] updates.
Query Answer: Records in accessible [frumentarii] cores contain multiple extant references to [eyes] directives targeting [macto cognatus] Rtas 'Vadum. Warning! Corrupted compartmentalization links noted. [no such file] errors noted.
Query Answer: [magnus custos] protocols preclude answer to queries regarding [Bungie, Hayabusa, Katana, Recon] Mjolnir accessibility in [highest superlative] [entertainment collection] recording career of Human [Promethean] designated John-117. Contact system Bravo.
Query Answer: Original recordings located in Human records. No contextual [semiotic] information found. Analysis indicates significant deviation in recorded [facticius indoles] symbolic structures.
Query Answer: Human records indicate that [radioisotopes] utilized in [Covenant] weaponry and mechanisms were sourced from a number of locations throughout their [sphere].
Query Answer: [macto cognatus] [forge] located within the Vadam territorial sector on [Sanghelios].
Query Answer: Citation required. Reference contains no information on [perosus latrunculus] reproduction specifics.
Query Answer: Citation required.
Query Answer: Human [frumentarii] records indicate Kolaar Manufactorum [forges] produce a range of civilian and military [artifacts] for forces allied to the Vadam [province].
Searching. . .
Query Answer: Human records classify these [weapon platforms] as the Type-36 Ultra-Heavy Assault Platform and Type-47 Ultra-Heavy Assault Platform.
Query Answer: Though both systems share the same [cognomen] in the Human [security forces] designation system, they are not related.
Query Answer: Human naval records list requested individual as Thom-A293.
Query Answer: Human naval and [frumentarii] records indicate that this [Covenant] weapon is designated the Type-48 "Weevil" Artillery Platform.
Query Answer: Human naval and [frumentarii] records do not indicate slipspace capabilities for Type-44 or Type-52 Troop Carriers.
Query Answer: Access to [pro bono] information retrieval is not tied to availability of [highest superlative] [entertainment collection].
Reality of Halo: Plasma
For clarification and edification:
All UNSC and Covenant vessels make extensive use of [repulsors-lifters] inside of gravity well [lattices], which can be operated in a [traction caterpillar] mode to generate limited amounts of [pseudothrust]. Inefficient [cylic gravity] plates with short-range [effector fields] are also utilized by Covenant ground vehicles.
This is a rudimentary technology [bridge] to refined application of [twist-torsion] impulse plates for [high-thrust] travel usable outside of the supporting [lattice] of a planet's gravity well. Though recent human vessels make some use of this [art], based on [copy-of-copy] designs utilized by the Covenant, standard propulsion systems use a form of [inertial-electrostatic-fusion] [torch] drive that is quite [ingenious-clever-lucky] in its application of high-order [manifolds] to mitigate energetic [backblast].
How Did Valhalla Get to Requiem?
[Serendipitous] or [pleasing] patterns are often represented at different scales and locales, based on the tastes of the [pattern weaver] or as a result of [semi-stochastic] initial conditions inherent in the chosen template.
Halo 5 Truth
The Covenant vessels seen in this War Games map set are contemporary designs within a historical scenario.
For clarity: All War Game scenarios are combat simulations that take place within the UNSC Infinity. Many such map sets are based on actual locales - either reconstructed from fragmentary records (as in the case of the specific layout of the Undiminished Entelechy and deployment/composition of Thel 'Vadamee's Fleet of Particular Justice) or built from remotely sensed and on-site survey data for mission preparation and familiarization. Specific implementation of artistic [touches] is at the discretion of the simulation designers and [narrative] builders.
Canon Fodder 1-15-15: Just Getting Started
I take no joy in relaying information that shatters potential [hopes and dreams] or corrects [improper] inference by third parties.
For example, while [exploratores] Dunn, Hong, and Jones of [fireteam] Bailey in fact survived their deployment during the [Ealen IV] [gathering of foes under banner of friends], Spartans Newman and To of [fireteam] Jackknife were [bad tidings] killed by [latro] Scruggs.
The balance of confirmed dead to newly confirmed living [exploratores] in this data drop is -2 to +3, for a net of +1 lives saved.
Confirmed and identified dead are Newman, To, Scruggs. Scruggs was not given the [honor] of being presented at funeral. Other four [deceased?] Spartan identities have not been made available for release, and thus accessible to initial [cyberintrusion] of [frumentarii] records.
Inconsistency noted in record [Escalation #3] with sixth coffin missing Spartan [logo-vexillum].
> Fireteam Jackknife Records retrieval . . . [success]
Scruggs wore SOLDIER pattern [combat skin] primary, with FOTUS forearms and Recruit legs. Fitted with Solar visor.
To wore WAR MASTER PRML pattern [combat skin] primary, with Mark VI forearms and legs. Fitted with Recruit visor.
Newman wore RECON pattern [combat skin] primary, with GV-09 Locking forearms and RG-63 Counter PRME legs. Fitted with Frost visor.
Ray wears INFILTRATOR pattern [combat skin] primary, with Contoured SHRD forearms and Contoured legs. Fitted with Recruit visor.
Note that [exploratores] have considerable latitude in adjusting their permutation specifics on a mission-by-mission basis.
[Possible Catalog] Jiralhanae -us suffix question
Detailed information on Jiralhanae personal naming practices is currently held in inaccessible cores. However, the suffix "-um" is only recorded for those personnel affiliated with the Rh'tol skein.
CF: Chatternet - That's Armor, Eh?
[AFFIDAVIT] Participant answers that != Set(['Prefect ','Helioskrill']) are [contradictio in adjecto].
Do odst still exist?
The Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) and various non-augmented special forces units remain active as of 2558. User Grizzlei's analysis of the their role and operational niche is accurate.
Notations and clarifications
The Didact's Speech- Catalog Confirms 100%
Quote: Hopefully, if Catalog made a mistake, he'll come here and address it. I see how the speech can work in the future and in the past, though both are stretches (to varying degrees). It would be nice to settle this matter once and for all.
Catalog Discussion - Harvest
[keepalive] Quote: If Harvest is also a Shield World, it has not been officially stated, nor has there been any official discussion or fictional revelation as to there being a vast interior network or inner-hub.
Temporary link established. Temporal frame of reference update requested. Error confirmed [coram vobis]. Corrected reference to Promethean Command Warship losing primary structural control to [2557: 0725231423?].[Note 1]
Due to heavy caseload, responses to queries may be delayed this [week].
Temporary link established.
Quote: Query: why won't you answer our Query?
Quote: Current date in the Halo Universe Relative to the Catalog
Is there an actual name for Vergil?
Query Answer: [breakpoint] [frumentarii] core cyberintrusion result found.
Team Saber KIA clarification
Clarification: Status was changed from [MIA] to [KIA] [September, 2553] due to lack of any [sign of life].
Halo: Nightfall script
Clarification: Paul T. Scheuring wrote the [historical account] in consultation with 434 Combat Readiness Lab (Hostile Environment Division) [re: Halo: Nightfall].
Catalog Discussion - Killing characters
Catalog Discussion - Queries
Note that volume of queries is not problematic, as long as it's understood that limited [bandwidth] is available, and technical details are best presented in other [channels].
Though Catalog's posts generally have a serious, in-universe tone, the account user(s) occasionally make fourth wall-breaking jokes.
Can I skip Kilo 5
Query Answer: Processing request to bypass following information archives:
Agent Locke origin theory
Query Answer: If Locke Johnson persists for more than four hours, consult a medical professional.
This was posted on a thread suggesting that Jameson Locke could be the son of Avery Johnson. It refers to a common (and often mocked) medical warning that erectile dysfunction pills may induce "an erection lasting longer than four hours"; "Johnson" is a slang term for the penis.
What species crashed on Installation 04?
This comment was posted in response to a forum user who jokingly suggested that the unidentified alien vessel from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary's terminals was not built by "dogs, cats, or certain bears" on account of its slipspace capability. "Ursus sapiens" is Latin for "wise bear".
Quote: "Does the state of Washington still exist as an entity of the United Republic of North America, and if so, is there finally a Starbucks location on every street corner?"
The Didact's Speech- Catalog Confirms 100%
Note: Catalog has researched multiple Human [flea market] agents who will shortly be of use to you.
The user is referring to the Didact's purported appearance in Halo: Escalation Issue #9 based on the cover art; Catalog indicates that the Didact will indeed appear in the issue. This has since been confirmed with Issue 9's release.
Interaction difficulties traced to distortions located at [50°57′N 6°58′E] on Erde-Tyrene.
Canonical consistency issues in H2A/cutscene
Incorrect. [juris et de jure]
I hate 343...
I have detected, assessed, and recorded what you have done here.
The original post is a lampoon of the myriad anti-343 Industries threads found on the Halo Waypoint forums. Catalog's reply is a play on the "I see what you did there" meme.