From: "Howard Bisoski" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: intriguing theory about HALO's story Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 04:41:36 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Priority: 3 Before you read this, its purely speculation solely made by me- just another fan. But I still want to warn you that if I'm right, I've pretty much ruined the story for anyone who plays it: so don't read it if you think I'll be right. (dont bother trying to sort through my deranged logical paradox) First of all, lend me your ear so that I may talk about the ultimate purpose of the halo ring construct. At some sort of Bungie gathering (sorry but I can't remember what/when/whos, but I will prove my point independantly of this information further down:)) there was conversing upon the subject of Halo by some important bungie worker and the word GATEWAY accidently came out. I think one of the names of the nearby planets to the halo is actually the word gateway in a foreign tounge- but I don't remember for sure. Anyways, I got to thinking that in the bungie universe, big shot aliens with really big ships might want to do some gateway traveling. Now when I say big, I mean really damn big huge ships. So think about the ring construct for a second- it's big, right? It's got a big hole in it to- a big portal, maybee? It's not totally unlikely that it may be some sort of dormant gateway. Given the obvious importance placed on the halo by the Covenant (in case you don't know, the story starts out with the covenant sending everything its got available after our pathetic little human war ship because we've set a course for the halo-therefore proving its importance), it must be something more than just a holding pin for cool stuff left behind by the Jarro (or any old old civilization that builds huge rings and just leaves them lying around). If you don't think so, consider for a minute that the halo really does simply house some kind of ancient super weapon. In that case, wouldn't the covenant have fished it out years ago? Ok ok, maybee the weapon is somehow attached to the ring; inseperable from it. But wouldn't that justify gronds for a galactic game of king-of-the-hill, where the covenant and its rivals would constantly battle over who gets to have their base at the ring? Obviously, this was not the case- the place was deserted when the humans&friends arrived. So this leaves one option: the halo ring construct is a gateway for moving things that are really big really far. The more one thinks about it, the more sense it begins to make. Lets add the builders of the halo into the picture. Super advanced, and really old, this space farring civilization enjoys traveling to nearby galaxies from time to time. They naturally have rediculously huge ships, so they need huge gateways to warp them between galaxies- and so the ring construct is born. They also like to meddle with the goings ons of intellegent life forms they come accross; the covenant for one. See how this all fits? The covenant chased the humans to the ring because they were afraid of them activating or unlocking or calling upon the gateway. The other species in the area are all well aware of the gateway, and they probabaly have some sort of pact between themselves to stay away from it. That would explain its empty state when we arive, but it gives a great reason for the Covenant to chase us. Also, it puts in place a nice excuse to have old stuff lying around for us to find, and possibly allows for really cool suspensefull ending. (that is, if you aren't reading this...) Just as a sidenote, I also noticed the covenant troops making use of some sort of antigravity vehicles in the previews. And I can say this for variety of reasons- the terrain hugging movement, the way the ag ships pass over things without crushing them, the way the distances from the ground change- but lets forgo the physics debate. The significance of this is that the halo should have no real gravity, there fore rendering AG vehicles as dead weights. Even considering the base material is probabaly super dense, there still isn't hardly any gravity- plus we would have to consider the opposite sides of the halo's gravities canceling eachother out. What I'm trying to say is there has to be something really screwy going on with gravity in this halo thing for those AG ships the covies had to function. And what did Einstien tell us about gravity? That it goes hand in hand with curving space time. OK, now remeber "folding"? It was in Marathon and StarTrek and a whole lot of other stuff- it involves folding up space time to traverse large distances in very short times. So if the ring manipulates gravity it must do the same to space time which in turn makes it a good candidate for doing folds. So this again shows more evidence that the halo is a gateway. I have more proof of the halo embodying a real gravity field- its in the way the android falls back to the surface after his jump- but I've said enough, and that would just hurt my head. Also, the intelligent Jeff Smith charecter tells us about a bleeding atmosphere- it's under technical theories- check it out- and concludes that the halo would have to have "some other, unimaginable force is keeping it habitable" in his own words. Intriguing, no? One more thing: there weren't any asteroid defense measures- if there was, they would have shot at the humans ship no doubt. Huge gravity warping feilds anyone!? Now if I'm right, promise me you wont mob my house because I ruined the entire story line for everyone. Ya'll would of thought it out anyways...Hey, put down the bats now guys...and those maltese cocktails aren't real-right!?
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