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"I seemed to sense deep pulses of memory from all who had ever chosen to enter a Cryptum and were still sealed in profound meditative transcendence, united, brothers and sisters in timeless xankara."
Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting

Xankara is a state of meditative existence experienced by a Forerunner while in self-imposed exile within a Cryptum. An individual in xankara remained in deep suspended animation, with their consciousness completely immersed in the Domain in a timeless, transcendent state.[1] Xankara was not permanent and a Forerunner would regain a normal state of awareness when revived from the Cryptum.[2]

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  1. ^ Halo: Silentium, page 255
  2. ^ Halo: Cryptum, page 63