PROGRESS REPORT/OPERATION HYPODERMIC
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PROGRESS REPORT/OPERATION HYPODERMIC were a set of reports sent to ONI Section Three's secure antenna array Omega in Reach's FLEETCOM Military Complex, between Codename: COALMINER and Codename: SURGEON, regarding the progress on Operation: HYPODERMIC.
January 19, 2532
On January 19, 2532, COALMINER sent a report detailing the arrival of the SPARTAN-III Alpha Company candidates to Onyx.
///AUTOMATED REROUTE UNSC SHIP REG-96667
ABY/// FILE ACCESS GRANTED///WORM-PROTOCOL FIREWALL
PLNB TRANSMISSION XX087R-XX
ENCRYPTION CODE: GAMMA
PUBLIC KEY: N/A
FROM: CODE NAME COALMINER
TO: CODE NAME SURGEON
SUBJECT: PROGRESS REPORT/OPERATION HYPODERMIC
CLASSIFICATION: EYES ONLY, CODE-WORD [BLANK] TOP SECRET (SECTION THREE X-RAY DIRECTIVE)
/FILE EXTRACTION-RECONSTITUTION COMPLETE/
INSTITUTIONAL RECORD ALTERED AS PER INSTRUCTION.
INITIAL CONTACT WITH BASE AI MADE. HELPFUL, BUT I DON'T TRUST IT.
PACKAGES DELIVERED. SELECTION PROCESS STARTED. OPERATION UNDERWAY AND ON SCHEDULE.
CANDIDATES EXHIBIT MARKED AGGRESSION WELL OUT OF BOUNDS OF THE SMITH-KENSINGTON INDEX. AS MUCH WORK TRAINING THEM AS IT IS KEEPING THEM FROM MURDERING EACH OTHER. THEY'RE REAL HELL-CATS.
LIEUTENANT CLAIMS ALL UNDER CONTROL. HE HAS A PLAN FOR EVERYTHING. UNSURE WHERE HE'S GETTING THIS CONFIDENCE, BUT I DO BELIEVE HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING. ARE YOU SURPRISED?
/SCRAMBLE-DESTRUCTION PROCESS ENABLE/
PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE.
August 29, 2552
On August 29, 2552, COALMINER sent a report in which Cortana's inquiries into HYPODERMIC had been detected and were reported. Because of Cortana's intrusion, UNSC Circumference was removed from the station's records, keeping the Cole Protocol from being enacted on Circumference during the Battle of Reach.
- PLNB Priority Transmission XX087R-XX
- Encription Code: GAMMA
- Public Key: N/A
- From: CODENAME: COALMINER
- To: CODENAME: SURGEON
- Subject: PROGRESS REPORT/OPERATION HYPODERMIC
- Classification: EYES ONLY TOP SECRET (SECTION III
- /file extraction-reconstitution complete/
- /start file/
- Secured space-dock repair bay. Corvette Circumference
- undergoing final stealth upgrades. Shipyard records suc-
- cessfully altered.
- Queries detected from transient AI. Operation deemed AT
- RISK of being uncovered.
- As per contingency plan TANGO: ship registration num-
- bers scrambled; hard isolated from dockside computer
- network; counterintrusion software implemented; Alpha se-
- curity protocols enacted onboard.
- Just as you call it, sir. Don't worry––as far as the sta-
- tion computers are concerned, Circumference never even
- /end file/
- /scramble-destruction process enabled/
- Press ENTER to continue.
- ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, pages 78-79
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 281-282