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Thank you this will be useful for asking questions and so on in the future. Thank you for taking time to make this. I will put a link to this thread in the existing thread as this info is important for everyone to read.
We know the Forerunners failed in attempts to un-Compose life, producing mutated, tortured forms. What needs to be in place to render the Composer capable of operating successfully in reverse- constructing biological matter out of digital constructs (say, a beloved Ancilla based upon an extremely intelligent Reclaimer’s brain)?
Too bad Catalog prefers ordinary questions… Phrasing queries using in-universe colloquialisms was lots of fun.
OK, here’s my query. What was the sentient race(s) responsible for the vessel that crash-landed on Installation 04 thousands of years before the UNSC and Covenant arrived in 2552 AD?
Was it Precursor/Flood, early Covenant (Sangheili/San’Shyuum), Forerunner, ancient human, or an as yet unidentified species? Personally, I think the Flood, Forerunner and ancient human theories are illogical.
In a different thread, Catalog, you referenced the sentients as having been Tier 2 and possibly a known species. The only known Tier 2 species in existence during this timeframe were the Sangheili and San’Shyuum, so I suspect them as the most likely candidates. Plus, the mystery ship is purple with green lights, very similar to Covenant tech- particularly the ancient ships shown on the cover of Halo: Broken Circle.
If this information is “locked by Juridical network”, that would suggest that the Covenant or a species belonging thereto are the sentients involved, and Broken Circle will probably reveal more about this.
Of course, it could also imply an unknown species.
Anyway, that’s my question: Who crashed on Installation 04 and disappointed 343 Guilty Spark by never showing themselves?