(This Modcast was originally posted on 2/24/2012; to listen to the audio please head to CruelLEGACEY’s site here.)
Part 2 of the Cryptum-cast and the Mods continue to go through the first book of the Forerunner Saga.
Let’s get to it!
GrimBrother One mentioned the Iris Campaign, and how it might tie into what’s going on throughout Cryptum. If you need a refresher on what Iris was all about, check out the video on the Modcast page of CruelLEGACEY’s site.
C-LEG thought how the ship literally “grows” in the book was pretty amazing, and Grim pointed out that due to the ship’s design seed it’s able to grow technologically as well, to evolve into the most advanced ship possible at the current time.
If you haven’t done it yet, make sure you log into Waypoint from your Xbox and use the symbols from the Terminals in Halo: CEA to score some sweet cR. If earning credits to dress up your doll … ahem … arming your Spartan doesn’t sound like fun to you, then you need to take some time and sort out priorities.
Elusive Eagle joins at the twenty-six minute mark – after having become a Mod himself at some point before that. Congratulations! (I think – it seems you are perceived in a variety of different ways … )
There was some debate as to how the Didact met his exile in the book; was he forced into it? Was it solely self-imposed? A combination of both? I haven’t read the book myself so that will be something to look at when I get there.
Double E had a good illustration of what the Warrior-Servants were going through in the book (they had previously been on the top of society, but now have been usurped by the Builders). His point was that it’s like Middle School – you get to the top, only to go all the way to the bottom once you head to High School.
I thought it was interesting how much the Halo had going on around them when it came to politics. Not only was the Master Builder using them as a way to keep the Warrior-Servant below his own rate, but the threat of the Flood gave him the needed fear to put their construction in motion. I’m really looking forward to seeing where this character ends up.
UNSC Warhead wondered if the Precursors had physical bodies, or if they were pure thought. Like I said, I haven’t read the book yet – so I’m not going to touch that one : – )
To the best of Forerunner knowledge, nothing could hurt the Precursors – except the firing of the Halos. This was news to me, and I wonder what implications this has for Primordium?
All the Mods felt the journey to Charum Hakkor was really important to the overall story and they could feel it, but why? There was a feeling that this world will be very important as the story goes on.
Kalamari pointed out that someone in the Master Builder’s inner circle seems to have their own agenda – how else could a flake or chip for the slip space drive be removed?
Discussion about the idea of Bornstellar changing into the Didact, or merging with him, or something along those lines. CruelLEGACEY mentioned that this was a good technique as it allowed the Didact’s voice to be heard throughout the rest of the story
Looking ahead to Halo 4 – 6, will Master Chief also change the same way Bornstellar did? Grim thinks there are hints that point to a similar change/merge happening with Spartan 117.
Another point GBO brought up was the respect he has for Bungie for their storytelling; some of their ideas are still being carried forward and that’s pretty amazing when you think of all this starting over ten years ago.
Closing thought on this Modcast was CruelLEGACEY’s specific praise of the book. As his first foray into the world of Halo novels, he was worried that even thought the book would be great it would have no discernible connection to Halo the game because it’s so far away in terms of timeline. However, he found that there were all sorts of nods to what’s to come and he felt right at home in the book.
Quotes Worth Repeating
Sure, blame the Norwegian one, eh?
UNSC Warhead with a Canadian accent. “Halo Modcast – encouraging international respect since 2011.” 🙂
If you want to know what happened before, listen to the previous episode
Grim tells it like it is. If you missed the last one, you really didn’t – the internet is forever!
I’m just picturing this massive majestic Forerunner ship launching into space and this green and purple label on the side of it saying “better with Kinect”
CruelLEGACEY on the awesome, hidden power of Kinect. I wonder what happens with Bornstellar says, “Lightning bolt!”
Not only does it do that but it actually grants you 7,000 credits in Reach for everyone that you put in
Grim’s info sends C-LEG into his best Rukizzel impersonation
He was taking the “Death Star” approach
CruelLEGACEY on the Master Builder’s ideas – I love when you can explain one science-fiction universe with another. How awesome is that?
And Riser gets stilts!
Think Cryptum is all drama and no laughs? Not so, says CruelLEGACEY
I also have a woman in my clothes
Grim quoting Chakas. Or maybe just speaking on his own.
Unfortunately a big, heavy slice of that evil pie is right there in their midst – it’s from their own members and it’s not to dissimilar from humanity
GrimBrother One about the Forerunner; all too often, corruption comes from within
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know
Elusive Eagle about the fiction – just when you think you’ve got it down …
That was like a triple burn right there!
UNSC leveled the Modcast, and CruelLEGACEY describes it well.
>>>>>>>[Post tenebras lux]