Halo: Cryptum is a military science fiction novel by Greg Bear, based on the Halo series of video games. The book was released in January and is the. A Cryptum is a Forerunner stasis/containment machine used to safely preserve beings in a state of meditation for incredibly long periods of time. Okay folks, I watched the Terminals and I am a bit confused on when exactly these things go down. Here is my confusion. 1. The first Terminal.
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Here is my confusion. The first Terminal makes sense as it is the beginning of official Forerunner-Human aggression. Requiem is around during the Human-Forerunner War, but as a shield world should it?
It could be that Requiem was used as a model for them, but this is just a bit of confusion. The Lord of Admirals appearance seems off. In Primordium, his official uniform was a rounded helmet, a short coat with armor underneath and a “exaggerated” codpiece. He was also said to have had dark skin like Gamelpar crryptum was compared cryputm an Aboriginal Australian. In here, he has lighter skin and none of the official uniform as any point.
Maybe they thought he sounded silly in the book and changed it. We see humans on a Halo crypfum, again nothing wrong here. So I assume this is after the war. However the next Terminal shows the Didact conversing with the older Lord of Admirals. So would that be a flashback or were some of the ancient humans kept “evolved” for a time? If so, weren’t some of them Composed and de-evolved at around the same time?
Something just seems odd. When the Librarian and Didact are discussing the humans actions after the Didact conversed with the LoA, no mention of the human cure is made. We also never see the Didact meet the Primordial. Wasn’t this during their time on Charum Hakkor? Why would this not make the cut and be included? We see the Master Builder and Librarian agreeing that the Halos are the best solution to stopping the Flood.
Halo 4 Terminals and Cryptum/Primordium
But weren’t they enemies? I thought she had to fight the Council to put humans on some of the rings? Now for some things regarding the timeline. Is this before or after the Battle of the Forerunner Capital? If so, weren’t the remaining humans on the rings transferred back to Erde-Tyrene?
Where does this fit in with the Forerunner Saga? Where exactly does the Ur-Didacts exile to Erde-Tyrene fit in? Which Didact is this in general? Where does the Hslo Builder start to commit his crimes? Why is Mendicant Bias not mentioned?
When does the Librarian imprison the Didact on Requiem? Honestly, I just feel like this is a jumbled mess. Anyone have any ideas? Show More Show Less. I hear you, Decepticon. I loved the visuals of the terminals, but they raised far more questions than answers. As many things related to Halo 4, it seems the terminals were made to help out fans not very familiar with the fiction. Perhaps Silentium will crytpum things up, but as it stands, things are bigger mess than before.
Another part I found weird was the Didact being present on a Halo Ring with the Librarian when they talked about the Humans’ devolution. As I recall, the ring weren’t finished until after the Didact had gone into his Cryptum. That’s exactly why Silentium was pushed back on the release date. Personally I think some of the confusion comes from the characters in the books. One is a young naive Forerunner Manipular who has no idea what is happening and gets swept up hapo the events around him.
The other is a primitive devolved Human who is also swept up in the events going on around them. Everything that happened before was only told to them in bits and pieces and we read them how they interpreted them. The second terminal shows the Ur-Didact fully embraced in the Mantle, so much so that he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards Humanity even though they have attacked them. This is of course before the Didact’s children are killed in battle against them. It’s hard to continue forgiving them cryptuum your own children are killed.
He hints at this when the Librarian learns their true motives and he sounds bitter over the millions killed. He even calls the Lord of Admirals “Murderer of our children. The Didact apposed this and when he was overruled he went into exile.
This is where the Cryptum starts, years later when he wakes up and wonders if the Rings have been fired already. I believe the events of Silentium will follow what happens in the Terminals. After he is retrieved from the Flood infested world he goes on to take Humans to build his army, which puts him at odds with his wife. The Bornstellar-Didact at the time is on the Librarian’s side.
He saved Installation 07 because it was needed and then continues to assist her in her continued indexing, which would mean that the Ur-Didact is the one she locks up and the Bornstellar-Didact is the one who activates the Rings.
I think when it shows rewritten in the early terminal they are showing it as the Didacts base so to speak? At the time it was simply for him and his central control but as things changed and the flood showed up he could have turned it into a safe haven.
I can’t guess for the change to the Lord of Admirals appearance, but it would make sense that the forerunners kept key figures from the ancient humans captive for some time prior to de evolution of the race, of only for informational reasons. As for the human “cure” we aren’t sure when the forerunners find out about this, as the librarian said, they were totally nieve to the ancient humans reasons for their actions I think silentium will give us more insight on the Premordals talk with the Didact, and how the Librarian came to agree with the Master Builder.
Most is indeed a bit odd.
Cryptum – Halopedia, the Halo encyclopedia
Its not like they made him white or asian. Since Requiem is different than the other shield worlds, cryputm possible it existed before as merely the didact’s base. I really wish hadn’t forced Silentium’s release to Smarch. I’d rather wait 2 months for answers to many of my back-story questions than 5 months.
Didact said he was going to requiem with his prometheans to prepare to fight back against ancient humanity. It’s basically a barracks for cry;tum prometheans.
Cryptum | Tech | Universe | Halo – Official Site
I would venture to say that the parts about didact composing his prometheans will happen in silentium, as in it hasn’t happened yet. Bornstellar didact I imagine is the one stayed uh She said she imprisoned him because she hoped he could one day see the good in mankind.
If he was such a threat they should’ve just gotten rid of him. Also, on a random unrelated note, I HATE when people say things are comfirmed true “because halopedia confirms it”. It’s the type of thing that makes me want to rip my hair out.