> > Hey guys i was playing halo 2 and was wondering, how was there a gravemind on Installation 05? even if the flood broke out, there was not enough species on the ring to create a gravemind
> > another thing, not read Cryptum but know most facts, but what i dont understand is. The ship carrying the powder flood, what happend to it, im guessing it was precursor so did they salvage it?
> > Thanks.Mike
> There is incontrovertible evidence that the Prisoner and the Gravemind are the same entity. Therefore, it stands to reason that he has been on the Ring a very long time, since he ignored the containment protocols over the course of 100,000 years.
There is no “incontrovertible evidence”, only speculation.
@Mike: The Halo rings originally supported a variety of wildlife and sentient species. While we never encountered any on Installation 04, this does not mean they weren’t present on Installation 05. These are likely what was used to build the Gravemind there. It’s also possible other space-faring species found the ring and they were used to build the gravemind.
In addition, based on what I’ve read and what the Gravemind said during the games, it would seem it was built on top of the Gravemind from the Forerunner-Flood war.
- “I have beaten fleets of thousands! Consumed a galaxy of flesh and mind and bone!”
(note, this part is speculation on my part)