Terminal (Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary)
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary features a Terminal accessible to the player in each level. Unlike the text-based terminals of Halo 3, the Anniversary terminals feature animation, music, sound effects and narration by 343 Guilty Spark and a handful of other characters. The terminals also have connections to the story of Halo 4 and The Forerunner Saga. After the player accessed the terminal in the campaign levels, the terminal can be watched in the game's main menu, in the "Extras", similar to the cutscenes in Halo Wars.
Just like skulls, terminals cannot be seen or accessed in Classic mode. They can be seen and accessed on any difficulty and in Co-op mode. Once unlocked, the terminals can be viewed via Halo Waypoint. Starting from Season 7, Halo: The Master Chief Collection allowed unlocked terminals to be viewed from the Extras menu.
Campaign level: The Pillar of Autumn (video-guide)
The screen of a communications terminal on the UNSC Pillar of Autumn's bridge is shown. The screen experiences graphical glitches, then changes to a Forerunner map of star systems in the local area of the galaxy.
The seven Halo rings are shown on screen. The fourth ring is highlighted. The ring's location is indicated in a cluster of stars.
Zoom into the highlighted area of space. The UNSC Pillar of Autumn is shown to be well inside the 0.5 light-year radius of the exclusion zone around the installation. The ship is circled by a red line, and a 30-second countdown begins.
Guilty Spark begins to scan the structure of the Pillar of Autumn.
<Pillar of Autumn - Data Acquisition
1345.99.331.1 - 1318.104.22.168
Remote Access Limited>
Historical data taken from the Autumn's systems are briefly displayed: a group of prehistoric humans around a fire, a citizen of ancient Greece, the Egyptian pyramids, a shot of an 18th-century city around the time of the Industrial Revolution, a soldier in World War II, an atomic bomb blast, Neil Armstrong standing on the Moon, the International Space Station, humans testing an unknown device (possibly a fusion reactor or Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine), an Orbital Defense Platform, and a SPARTAN-II.
The lock-on circle surrouding the Autumn changes from red to green.
A trajectory for landing on the ring is displayed.
YOUR TRAJECTORY HAS NOT BEEN ADJUSTED
PLEASE LOCK IN NEW TRAJECTORY
343 Guilty Spark himself appears on-screen.
Campaign level: Halo (video-guide)
Guilty Spark is inside a Forerunner structure, gliding down a dimly lit hallway.
Fade to a different scene. Several armored Forerunners stand in various places in the chamber. Guilty Spark enters the room and flies toward the other monitors.
A yellow monitor faces a Forerunner. The Forerunner bows his/her head, as if unhappy with what is to come. Guilty Spark moves on and flies into an adjoining chamber, where he meets 049 Abject Testament.
As Guilty Spark narrates, the view shifts through several different locations: a Forerunner planet emblazoned with glyphs, large Forerunner structures in an unknown location, a forest with a large Forerunner building rising above the treeline, two Forerunners watching a ship outside a large window, an unknown starship, and two Forerunners standing in a city. One is smaller than the other, possibly being a Manipular.
Campaign level: The Truth and Reconciliation (video-guide)
A holographic schematic of the Truth and Reconciliation is shown. The bridge is highlighted in blue.
Flood super cells are shown, dividing and multiplying. Tentacles sprout from a Sangheili Major's arm as he is transformed into a combat form. The images are shown to the Covenant AI on holographic screens.
Guilty Spark, frustrated, terminates communications with the construct.
Campaign level: The Silent Cartographer (video-guide)
Guilty Spark is observing a hologram of the Halo Array.
A hologram projector is activated, showing a recording made by 2401 Penitent Tangent.
Guilty Spark is shown speeding down an underground tunnel. Molten lava flows below.
Guilty Spark is shown floating through another room.
Spark floats toward a projection platform.
Spark enters a small alcove, and slowly shuts down. Fade to black.
MAINTENANCE CHECK AT 1000 CYCLES
EXCEPTIONS WILL BE RAISED FOR MAJOR AND PROFOUND EVENTS
HIBERNATION CYCLES: 2
MINOR EVENTS: 23
MAJOR EVENTS: 0
PROFOUND EVENTS: 0
Spark reactivates, but his eye color flashes back and forth between blue and red - an early sign of rampancy.
Spark is shown floating above a river. A serene field of grass rocks back and forth with the wind.
A forest is shown, with several Forerunner structures built next to a river. The entire forest is suddenly sucked out into space.
SENTIENT PROXIMITY WARNING
A yellow flash can be seen heading towards the Installation, as an unknown vessel enters its atmosphere.
Campaign level: Assault on the Control Room (video-guide)
A schematic of the crashed vessel is shown.
CATALOGING INCIDENT 000654
PROFOUND (0) MAJOR (1) MINOR (677)
PASSIVE VIOLATION OCCURRED
PEAK INTEREST: 7
CURRENT INTEREST: 5
CHANGE: NULL (6122 CYCLES)
CYCLES UNTIL DEMOTION: 109283
SENSORS OCCUPIED: 42
ATMOSPHERE: NORMALIZED TO 87%
STRUCTURE: FAILED (17 MAJOR)
MECHANICAL ORIGIN: UNKNOWN
INTERFACE SYSTEMS: UNKNOWN
NONSYNTHETIC LIFE: UNKNOWN
ENERGY OUTPUT: NULL
HYDROGEN OUTPUT: NULL
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: UNKNOWN
TACTICAL RESPONSES: NULL
EMERGENT SYSTEMS: NULL
SYNTHETIC SYSTEMS: NULL
BACKFLOW SYSTEMS: NULL
EMERGENCY RESPONSES: NULL
ENTROPY: 769000 CYCLES (+/- 5000)
SENTIENT SYSTEM PROBABILITY: 99.883897%
Hull breaches along the starship are highlighted.
343 Guilty Spark speeds toward the burning wreck.
343 Guilty Spark is shown scanning the outer hull of the ship. A huge trench have been dug into the surface during the crash-landing.
An analysis of the alien vessel's broadcast is shown.
A display of Installation 04's surrounding space is shown. The signal is broadcasting into space.
ESTABLISHING TRANSMISSION BARRIER
An electronic jamming barrier is erected around the Installation. The signal slowly fades.
An overhead view of the crashed vessel is shown.
The view zooms out to a section of Installation 04.
The system's sun rises over Threshold.
Campaign level: 343 Guilty Spark (video-guide)
A massive containment building have been built around the crashed alien ship.
A visual representation of the broadcast is displayed.
SIGNAL - 4651858
The broadcast gradually flatlines.
Video logs showing the vessel's hull breaches are displayed. Gases seep from the openings, but eventually stops.
Guilty Spark floats silently into a verdant forest.
Guilty Spark then teleports into a Flood containment facility.
Spark floats past a biological containment tank, imprisoning an immature and dormant infection form.
Spark imagines the form rapidly maturing and falling from the sky, onto the surface of his Installation.
As the infection form reaches the surface, the Halo's landscape is rapidly transformed into a Flood-infested wasteland.
Various shots of a large Flood infestation are shown.
The view switches back to Guilty Spark, who is observing the containment tank.
The tiny infection form is silently floating inside the tank.
The view switches back to the sarcophagus.
Campaign level: The Library (video-guide)
A close-up of Spark's eye is shown.
His eye starts to flash red as rampancy sets in.
Spark is floating silently above the edge of a cliff.
A schematic of Installation 04 appears. The view rapidly zooms to intergalatic space.
A crowd of Forerunners is shown standing in a massive amphitheater.
A cloud of Sentinels are finalizing the Halo's construction. A Forerunner silently observes from a nearby ship's window.
Spark flies through the sky of the installation.
Guilty Spark imagines an identical monitor flying next to him. The duplicate vanishes after flying into a cloud, leaving Spark alone.
Spark flies into space, amidst a meteorite field over the ring. He observes a nearby nebula.
The camera quickly zooms into the nebulae, speeding past innumerable stars.
Suddenly, the view emerges out of the nebulae to a front view of Installation 04.
Spark flies past several structures on the Installation. The area is covered in snow.
A holographic scan of a RNA/DNA strand is being analyzed. Sentinels are categorizing biological data in a large-scale storage facility.
The Librarian is standing at a verdant safari near Mount Kilimanjaro. Her shadow is visible.
The Halo effect sweeps through the forest. The shadow vanishes.
The Librarian's symbol appears, and then rapidly disassembles, reforming into the components of Guilty Spark himself.
Spark's voice and image is suddenly distorted. The camera's spin becomes erratic. Just as suddenly, he is back to normal.
Campaign level: Two Betrayals (video-guide)
One of the Halo rings is activated. Energy converges at the ring's center as the Forerunner's ultimate weapon fires.
The harmonic cascading wave expands across the galaxy. A readout of a life-sustaining world in its path is shown.
ODDS OF EXTERMINATION: 100%
ODDS OF RESTRUCTURE: 23%
Another world is consumed by the wave, its readout showing a similar assessment.
ODDS OF EXTERMINATION: 100%
ODDS OF RESTRUCTURE: 12%
The wave sweeps through every planet in its path.
An amphibian stares into the sky as the Halo effect strikes the planet. The animal is literally reduced to dust.
The lethal wave cleanses a Flood-controlled planet of its infestation. Local Forerunner structures are restored to a pristine state.
A holographic projection displays the Didact's symbol.
The hologram dissolves seconds later. A new image is projected - a schematic of a Halo ring.
The Halo hologram also dissolves.
Campaign level: Keyes (video-guide)
Fade in to Jacob Keyes' eyes. They are shut, with a pained expression.
A bright sun rises amidst a cloudy sky.
Keyes' name patch and medals are shown.
Fade to black, then to Keyes' closed eyes.
Keyes imagines himself standing at attention in uniform, saluting.
Keyes' memories take him back to the Flood containment facility, as his contingent of Marines battle the Flood. All hell breaks loose in slow-motion; every sound is distorted as though underwater.
The Marines open fire at a charging combat form, to little effect. A Marine runs away from a horde of Flood as another is overwhelmed behind him. Keyes is shown, screaming.
Keyes' eyes have opened. He is now part of the Proto-Gravemind.
Keyes imagines himself standing at attention again.
The Keyes standing at attention screams as his arm mutates to that of a Flood combat form. Blood pours out of his stomach.
A partially-infected Keyes is shown firing an assault rifle.
Human teeth flash for a moment.
Keyes' eyes look around in terror. A human combat form flashes by, as Keyes screams again.
Jacob imagines his daughter Miranda, as an adult and in her uniform.
Fade to another shot of Miranda, who vacantly nods her head.
Miranda slowly fades to black, as Keyes' memories of her are taken from him. Keyes strains in effort.
Cut to a swinging ceiling fan, then to a young Catherine Halsey in a nightgown.
A human Flood combat form darts around with inhuman speed.
Cut to the Proto-Gravemind.
Keyes is standing in uniform, then shaking hands with Halsey.
Flashes of memory. Keyes is standing in a starship's bridge, taking a walk with Halsey, holding a slip of paper, two Marines in battle dress. Cut to black.
Keyes has now lost all trace of fear, showing only determination.
Keyes' voice grows more and more distorted, matching the Gravemind's.
Cut to black.
Campaign level: The Maw (video-guide)
The screen of a UNSC computer terminal in Cryo B is shown. The screen experiences graphical glitches, then shuts down. Cut to 343 Guilty Spark.
John-117 appears with a rocket launcher, combating the Flood.
343 Guilty Spark appears with a holographic projection of the Installation 04.
A massive battle between UNSC forces, the Covenant, and the Flood is shown.
Spark appears again with holographic projections of the other six Installations.
The view zooms away from Spark's underground location, rising to a nighttime forest on the surface of Installation 04.
A flash of light appears in the distance as the Pillar of Autumn's reactors detonate, blinding out the stars above. As the blast engulfs the forest, the Didact's symbol briefly appears.
Walkthrough: Halo Waypoint Classified (defunct)
The eleventh and final terminal can only be accessed through the Classified function on Halo Waypoint. Each unique five-character code shown at the end of a terminal will grant the player 7,000 cR in Halo: Reach when entered. Entering all codes will grant the player an additional 30,000 cR, as well as Terminal 11, allowing the player to receive a total of 100,000 cR.
The UNSC Pillar of Autumn explodes, destroying Installation 04. Sections of the ring cut into each other, splitting the megastructure in half. 343 Guilty Spark observes silently from space.
WARNING: RESULTS MAY BE TRUNCATED
CONVERTING TO ATMOSPHERIC STANDARDS
Having nowhere else to go, Spark enters Threshold's atmosphere.
Inside the mine, an Unggoy is fiddling with one of the gas tanks. A nearby Kig-Yar beats the Unggoy with a Covenant Carbine. As the wounded Unggoy bleeds out, 343 Guilty Spark enters the chamber. Startled by his arrival, a Kig-Yar lance immediately surrounds the monitor.
A Kig-Yar brandishes an energy baton and charges at the construct. Guilty Spark kills him with his directed-energy beam.
Another Kig-Yar fires a charged plasma pistol blast at Guilty Spark, to little effect. He, too, is quickly killed by Spark. A Kig-Yar behind Spark charges his plasma pistol, but a Sangheili officer suddenly decloaks next to him and slices the Kig-Yar's hand off with an energy sword. He then kneels in front of Spark.
The Sangheili leads Spark to Sesa 'Refumee.
'Refumee is evidently stunned by the revelation.
The gas mine hangs in Threshold's upper atmosphere. Above it, the broken ringworld drifts aimlessly in space.
Cut to black.