Posted By: MacGuyver<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 19 January 2000, 4:32 p.m.
Hello there. Listen up, now. I happen to be in one of my rare helpful moods at the moment.
I know what you're thinking. Why should you trust me? After all, I did set your squad up for that ambush 3 days ago. You lost a lot of friends that afternoon.
Friends, shmiends. I have no use for friends. An individual such as yourself, however, is a different matter. Given how you carried yourself that unfortunate afternoon, I have concluded that you have the right combination of skill, instinct, and power that I require. Either that or I just feel like picking on you today.
There is a structure located 3.22 miles due West of your current location. You will find that it is occupied by a small contigent of aliens. I want you to go inside and retrieve something for me. I won't bother you with irrelevant details like what it is, where you'll find it, why it's important, or how I know of it. You'll recognize it when you see it. Once you find it, I suggest you hurry back to the Pillar of Autumn with all due haste, as the Covenant will almost certainly notice its absence.
Oh, and keep your eyes open. You never know what I'll find interesting.
Run along now, like a good metal monkey.