Terminal/Halo 4/Eight

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Cryptum


Walkthrough: During the level Midnight, shortly after boarding the Mantle's Approach. Get to the third room with enemies in it. There should be no Knights here. The Terminal is located in this room's central structure.


A wife's love for her husband dooms the galaxy.

The Mantle's Approach flies through a nebula. On the bridge, the Didact, lacking his outer armor, is steering the ship as the Librarian appears behind him, wielding a Binary rifle. The Didact turns around to face her.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "My dear husband... I know your crimes; I have found forgiveness. I know your reasons; I understand them. I know you, perhaps better than you could ever hope to know yourself. I ask you... forgive my transgressions."

The Librarian fires a shot at the Didact's chest and he falls on a knee. He looks at the Librarian, who hesitates for a moment, then fires another shot. The Didact falls on the deck, motionless.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "Like yourself, all I have done, I have done for the greater good."

Cut to one of Requiem's access portals, then a series of spires inside the shield world.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "Our time as the galaxy's caretakers is passed. The Flood have overrun us. In the days to come, the Halo rings will fire, eradicating the Flood - and all other life, for a time."

The Librarian observes as the spires retract into the bowels of Requiem, then floats away along a hallway.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "I have worked hard to index all species in known space. When the time comes, these indexes will open, and once more, the galaxy will breathe and grow... Blood will pump, life will claw its way out of the oceans and through the mud. Babes will be born, grow old under the warmth of a thousand suns..."

The Librarian enters a room where the still-unconscious Didact lies. Caught in an anti-gravity field, his body begins to rise from the floor.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "Civilizations will rise in our stead, and our job as caretakers will at last bear fruit. Until then, I leave you here, my love. The only living thing in this galaxy, sealed safely away."

The Librarian observes as a series of pillars descend around the platform housing the Didact's Cryptum.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "Spend these ages ahead of you in meditation on your choices. When you wake, you will find the humans."

The Librarian activates a holographic panel, then turns around as numerous Promethean Knights teleport behind her.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "I have ensured that they will grow strong and vibrant... They will be our rightful heirs."

The Librarian calmly puts her hands around the head of one of the Knights, and its orange lighting turns blue.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "Their gene plan dictates that the galaxy will be theirs to care for by then. I beg of you..."

A small platform transports the unconscious Didact into his Cryptum.

  • Librarian (voiceover): "Find the strength to help them learn from our mistakes. And my husband? Let them teach you something. Please."

The Librarian floats away amidst the rows of now blue-lit Promethean Knights. Cut to a view outside Requiem as the shield world's access portals seal off.