From: "Michael Sholl" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Louis Wu" <email@example.com> Subject: Another one! Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 21:27:21 -0600 MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Priority: 3 All of these ideas are ones that have come to me, as I was showering. I know it sounds strange, but I come up with my best ideas in the shower. Here are a bunch of theories, that I would like you the readers to either substantiate or disprove. It's up to you, so ready? Set. GO! The Jjaro as a Source of Good Theory: What we know about the Jjaro (Jarro, Yarro) is very little. They were some sort of cybernetic super-advanced civilization that suddenly after doing well in the galaxy disappeared. "The Jjaro were a mysterious race that disappeared from our galaxy millions of years ago, leaving behind military and civilian outposts on the moons of many habitable worlds." They could have been considered Gods considering their ability to create life: "the Jjaro, specifically Yrro and Pthia, took some of the F'lickta, and added some cybernetic implants to make the first S'pht, who then became sentient and could recreate themselves." They protected the universe against the chaotic (evil) forces of the W'rkncacnter, by capturing them in gravitational fields and forcing them to obey the laws of the conventional universe. Who could do this without the use of unconventional laws? "When the W'rkncacnter came, Pthia was killed, and Yrro in anger, flung the W'rkncacnter into the sun. The sun burned them, but they swam on its surface." Well... I'll explain that later. Why would they do this? I believe that if there were one reason it would be to create life in their image. Beings that with free will would be able to pick up the pieces that they left behind and follow in their footsteps to becoming transcendent. Or perhaps their outpost was on our moon, (like in 2001) and sparked the beginning of our transcendence to the "star child" state. Who knows!?! The Pfhor seem to have a hive mind mentality. They resemble insects, come in droves, replace the fallen as nothing had happened, and work fairly well together till one gets pissed off and tries to establish its dominance. That's the only way they come close to the Jjaro. The Humans are individual thinkers, but work on a higher mental level than the Pfhor and were capable of creating cyborgs (with the help of Jjaro technology) and AIs. The S'pht come the closest, combining technological and organic components, but, more importantly, bearing a "collective consciousness" - a cross between the Humans' intelligent but individualistic thought and the Pfhor's hive consciousness. This might explain why the human race (the Marine) and the S'pht became such close friends. They both had Jjaro implants! This now leads us to our current Halo conundrum. The Marine. So we have now concluded that the Jjaro have perhaps spread life throughout the galaxy, but what does this have to do with humanity and their battle with the Covenant. Well, here goes a whole other can of worms! The Pfhor, (the precursors to the Covenant) implanted what they call a "cybernetic junction" into an organism called a Drinniol, causing one of the most damaging uprisings of independent thought in their history. This gives the Covenant plenty of reason to hate the Jjaro. First, they were a failed experiment, second, their creators were destroying them, and third the humans began to encroach on their territory and were becoming symbiotic with Jjaro technology. This spark enraged the Covenant, and caused them to chase the Marine, hell bent upon destroying him and divining a way to destroy their favorite pets, perhaps to prove their worth. (By using the Jjaro technology... HA! Fate is not without a sense of irony.) So now we have, a means and a motive, but this is the part where I'm going to confuse the hell out of you. Get ready for it. The Jjaro as a Source of Evil Theory: Forget everything you have ever known about the Jjaro. They were not the benevolent creators that they were made out to be. After millennia of evolution they no longer resembled biological organisms, but more of technological creatures. They no longer had the will to do the dirty work, so they created inferior biological versions of themselves to do basic terraforming, to fit their needs. Hence the birth of the three races in their respective flavors and varieties. They enslaved these races and subjected them to a cruel life of labor for an eternity. This is when our saviors the W'rkncacnter come into play. I know. It sounds ridiculous but think of it: who taught the humans everything they know about the W'rkncacnter? That's right. The Jjaro. Why would they make these creatures out to be the creators of evil in the galaxy? The W'rkncacnter were the only other "original race" that could match the Jjaro in strength and intelligence. It is only a natural tactic to make your enemy seem as horrible as possible. Then even after the Jjaro's demise their followers and allies still despised the W'rkncacnter and hunted them to near extinction. But the Jjaro began to lose control over their creations. The Pfhor and the W'rkncacnter were the only ones that could stand against the Jjaro, but unfortunately the W'rkncacnter were all but destroyed. We have evidence of this in some of the remaining Pfhor history: "The slavers have not suffered a defeat like the one we handed them today since the Nakh, the last extant client race of the Jjaro, rebelled six thousand years ago." That was one for the Pfhor! They were the ones who eventually convinced the Jjaro with their violence to abandon the races, incomplete. This is where we catch up to the Halo story again. The Covenant encounter transmissions as well as personal encounters with a human created AI. The modern equivalent to the Jjaro terror that controlled the galaxy for so many millennia. Fearing the return of a Jjaro-like reign the Covenant bands together against the AI's and the humans who created them, swearing to stop at nothing to destroy the possibility of powerful AI's. This is why they are trying to kill the Marine, and stop him from activating the Halo portal that might allow the Jjaro to return to our universe and begin their dominance again.
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