> Really Shadow, all there is to this theory is the whole “planetoid” thing, yet there are probably millions of those in the Milky Way. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and in this case a planetoid is a planetoid.
Hey I’m not saying this is fact or anything but you have to admit that as far as crazy “It’s Onyx” or “It’s Venezia” theories go, this makes a little more sense.
Planetoid isn’t exactly a term that was thrown around a lot in the Halo Universe. Sure there are factually lots and lots of Planetoids but as far as in-Universe this is the first time I can recall where they specifically identify the Planet as a specific type: Planetoid. It’s not a full size Earth type Planet or a Gas Giant it’s a Planetoid.
This combined with when Kevin Grace, (I’m pretty sure it was him), identified Requiem as a Planetoid and the “Dark Planetoid Rising” image in CEA it makes sense to me that the Planetoid in the book could be the one in the game.
As Dr. Halsey once said “Still, a series of coincidences usually aren’t coincidence.”
> Why does everyone assume that the forerunners still live? OT: I don’t think it was Requiem, however I do find the Edge of the galaxy part to be a very plausible place for Chief to end up…
Because they are. The Halo Encyclopedia confirms they left the Galaxy or at the least left the Orion Arm. You have to consider all those who were on the Arks survived because they’re out of range of the Halo Rings. It’s also implied that anyone on the surface of a Halo Ring can survive the firing as well.
> And because it is an artificial creation which is the first answer instead of you trying to seem smart with common sense answers.
You don’t know it’s a construct. It’s been stated, (possibly), by Kevin Grace that it’s a “Planetoid” which would imply it’s an actual planetary body and the Construct is just the shell that encases it.
> “How could it communicate? It was hidden naked and half-dead on a lost cinder of a world. And then—we froze it in a timelock!"
> cinder-A burned or partly burned substance.
That doesn’t mean that the Forerunner couldn’t terraform it. They’re pretty good at that stuff you know and considering they were willing to terraform the surface of their doomsday weapons I would believe they would terraform yet another Shield World. Especially if they’re living on it.
> Please give us a reason as to why that random planet would get so much attention out of the other billion in the galaxy. There forerunners don’t even know where it is.
Please give a reason as to why that random Planetoid would get so much attention from the Humans. Why would the Humans excavate a “burned out cinder”? You could say it was for resources but if Planetoids are in such abundance then why is this one on the murky edges of the Galaxy so important? I’m sure there are plenty more much closer to their space. Perhaps it’s because they were interested in Precursor technology and that’s exactly what they found.
You also don’t know that the Forerunner don’t know about it just because they didn’t say they knew about it in the first two books. We still have a third book to go and they continue to learn all what the Humans knew. If there is something related to the Precursors which the Humans left or didn’t have time to get then it would be a place of interest. Halo Rings can destroy Precursor structures so building a Shield around it makes sense.