Terminal/Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary/Eight

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The terminal on the control room platform.

Campaign level: Two Betrayals (video-guide)
The eighth terminal is in the control room at the level's very beginning. walk around the circular platform and the terminal can be found directly across from the central console.


The destructive might of the Halo Array is remembered by one of the few survivors of its last firing.

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Halo is unleashed, its lethal wave expanding through space.

One of the Halo rings is activated. Energy converges at the ring's center as the Forerunner's ultimate weapon fires.

CALCULATING THRESHOLD

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "25,000 light years. That is the effective range of this installation."

The harmonic cascading wave expands across the galaxy. A readout of a life-sustaining world in its path is shown.

SENTIENT LIFE

ODDS OF EXTERMINATION: 100%

ODDS OF RESTRUCTURE: 23%

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "According to the star charts archived on board this installation, I estimate that there are 3,792 worlds capable of sustaining biological sentient life within that 25,000 light year range."

Another world is consumed by the wave, its readout showing a similar assessment.

SENTIENT LIFE

ODDS OF EXTERMINATION: 100%

ODDS OF RESTRUCTURE: 12%

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "In reality, it may be significantly more than that. And if the full array was tuned and activated by Installation 00, the harmonics of the overlapping waves would magnify that effect exponentially, cascading to cover every known star system."

The wave sweeps through every planet in its path.

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "And that only considers the firing of a mere seven Halos! Had the original twelve rings survived to see use... sterilization would spread far further than most Forerunners ever feared we could reach."

An amphibian stares into the sky as the Halo effect strikes the planet. The animal is literally reduced to dust.

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "But even with just seven rings, we were able to destroy every sign of the Flood...and every other sentient creature along with it."

The lethal wave cleanses a Flood-controlled planet of its infestation. Local Forerunner structures are restored to a pristine state.

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "This victory was the will of our people, despite the fact that it meant our own end as well. But by our pyrrhic measurement, it was a victory, and cleared the stage for the rest of the Librarian's plan."

A holographic projection displays the Didact's symbol.

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "I sometimes wonder whether the Didact could have succeeded at a much smaller cost. I learned the folly of opposing him personally, and his brilliance was unsurpassed, except perhaps by her own."

The hologram dissolves seconds later. A new image is projected - a schematic of a Halo ring.

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "He never got the chance to fully execute his proposal. The Council saw to that. But if something were to go wrong with one of the Halos, if our tools were ever turned against us..."

The Halo hologram also dissolves.

  • 343 Guilty Spark: "...long plans, indeed."