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8/30/2012 7:34:14 AM
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Forerunners Created the Flood: Silentium Theory

I think this is what it is all about. An ultimate twist, a cruel fate. The Forerunners created the Flood and used it against the Precursors, wiping them out. The Flood then evolved and turned on them. Short, sweet, and to the point. This is the act of barbarity described in Silentium. Discuss. [Edited on 08.29.2012 11:34 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Quantam [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 What makes you say we can all agree that the forerunners didn't have some involvement in this?[/quote] That is the thing. If the Forerunners did use neural weapons against the Precursors, it wouldn't be hard for the Precursors to retaliate with a similar concept. However, they can't beat the Flood.[/quote] People keep saying this but i am not seeing any sources supporting this.[/quote] -It is speculation.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Quantam [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 What makes you say we can all agree that the forerunners didn't have some involvement in this?[/quote] That is the thing. If the Forerunners did use neural weapons against the Precursors, it wouldn't be hard for the Precursors to retaliate with a similar concept. However, they can't beat the Flood.[/quote] People keep saying this but i am not seeing any sources supporting this.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 What makes you say we can all agree that the forerunners didn't have some involvement in this?[/quote] That is the thing. If the Forerunners did use neural weapons against the Precursors, it wouldn't be hard for the Precursors to retaliate with a similar concept. However, they can't beat the Flood.
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  • What makes you say we can all agree that the forerunners didn't have some involvement in this?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] PISTOLSQUIRREL The Forerunners used neural weaponry to fight against Precursors, the Flood originated beyond our galaxy.[/quote] this
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] theavenger1559 See this is what i would think[/quote] Why? When the have blatant evidence to the contrary, you think... to the [i]contrary[/i] of the contrary?
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  • See this is what i would think
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  • Ah. Yeah it's been a while since I read it so I admit I can't remember exact details. What I meant though was that it could have developed without humans eating them and that the flood would still have developed anyway even if the period of time would have been longer. Also like I mentioned before the powder may have been the broken down compounds of what a spore may consist of and because it's a very basic version it could act differently. Anyway all the same we can agree that this was not created by the Forerunners and a creation or perhaps discovery by the Precursors.
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  • You might want to re-read that part of cryptum starting on page 229. The growths on the pheru only arrived after [b]centuries[/b] of breeding after consumption of the powder which then lead to the effects later described with them eating each other at times. [quote] [b]What would soon become the Flood[/b] first [u]manifested itself as a peculiar growth[/u] found on roughly a third of all Pheru treated with the powder. [/quote] [quote] [b]Then [/b]humans began to manifest the growths. [u]Some humans, it seemed, fancied Pheru as food. These humans became vectors.[/u] Whatever they touched was also infected, and in time, what they discarded limbs, tissue could also spread infection. [b]Thus began the Flood.[/b][/quote] The powder Didn't have drastic effects on the pheru until hundreds of years later. In order to be controlled by the flood you need to have sufficient calcium deposits,a spinal cord, and a central nervous system. The Pheru don't necessarily demonstrate signs of an infection because they weren't constantly eating each other nor were they spreading the illness to anything else. The flood did not manifest until humans started eating the crazed animals.
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  • That's not completely accurate either. The pheru didn't just have abnormalities, they where changing. Humans who ate the infected ones became infected themselves yes however the abnormal growths where early stages of flood transformation. The "powder" that humans discovered was more than likely spores broken down. The growths if you think about it where like the parts of a infection form starting to form. The pheru where herbivores however after being given the powder they began forming growths and eating each other. The flood can infect and control anything with a complex enough neural network. It's a possible that the flood merely accelerated once they infected a more complex and intelligent species.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SIFU8 Though I admit I haven't read the newest book from what I understand the flood was discovered by humans by accident. It's possible that the precursors created it or perhaps discovered it but the forerunners I believe merely examined it to understand it more, mainly to find a way to combat it more effectively. The ships that the flood spores where found on where of unknown origin which could mean precursor or possibly something else.[/quote] All of that is a misconception, the flood did not form until humans ate the pheru that had abnormal growths if they didn't do that then the flood wouldn't have manifested.
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  • Though I admit I haven't read the newest book from what I understand the flood was discovered by humans by accident. It's possible that the precursors created it or perhaps discovered it but the forerunners I believe merely examined it to understand it more, mainly to find a way to combat it more effectively. The ships that the flood spores where found on where of unknown origin which could mean precursor or possibly something else.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ALI217 Nah, I think you've got it wrong. The precursors created the flood to test the ability of the forerunners in upholding the "mantle". A belief which is like taking care and responsibility for the galaxy. [/quote] And you won't have a single source for any of that.
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  • I think they said it was the Precursors, not the Forerunners, if the Forerunners were the creators they would have known how to do defeat it, plus, in the book the Forerunners are extremely confused about the flood and how it works. [Edited on 08.30.2012 12:08 PM PDT]
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  • We already know that the Precursors created the Flood though, and the ships which Ancient Humanity discovered them in wasn't of Forerunner design.
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  • The Forerunners used neural weaponry to fight against Precursors, the Flood originated beyond our galaxy.
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  • I don't think your theory is entirely spot-on, considering that the Flood originated from outside the galaxy and the Forerunners, being a Tier 1 civilization, did not possess the capabilities of intergalactic travel.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ALI217 Nah, I think you've got it wrong. The precursors created the flood to test the ability of the forerunners in upholding the "mantle". A belief which is like taking care and responsibility for the galaxy. [/quote] This
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  • Nah, I think you've got it wrong. The precursors created the flood to test the ability of the forerunners in upholding the "mantle". A belief which is like taking care and responsibility for the galaxy.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 Halopedian is not a accurate source for information.[/quote] 100% accurate? Nah, but a good overview to understand what you're looking for? Sure. I don't think this is the case, this theory doesn't really appeal to me and it doesn't feel right.
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  • I dont think the forerunners would be that stupid. Plus, none of the terminals mention that.
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  • Halopedian is not a accurate source for information.
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  • Edit: Accidentally double-posted. [Edited on 08.30.2012 12:48 AM PDT]
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  • On Halopedia this is explained in the history of the flood.
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  • this has been speculated since halo 2 and i think that is far to easy of an assumption for them to follow. Though you should at least say somebody else had the idea before saying you did quantum since i know where you are getting this from -_-
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