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Edited by SubtleSpartan: 10/9/2018 5:03:17 PM
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VANGUARD INTERROGATION LOG-3718

[b]VANGUARD INTERROGATION LOG-3718b[/b] [b]SUBJECT: DRESHNA[/b] [i]~INITIATE PLAYBACK~[/i] Z: Ahem *Silence* Z: Do you know why you are here? D: I can take a guess. Though I am wondering why you didn't just kill me and be done with it. Z: Indeed, there are those among us who would ask that very same question. We've had others like you before but your case is... different. D: Not the first time I've been called that. You want to get to the point shiny head? Z: If you insist. We've tried talking to your ghost but- D: She okay? Z: That depends on you. She won't speak to us so it seems you have a lot of explaining to do. D: Seems like. So where d'you want to start? Z: As far back as you deem necessary to explain your actions. If the vanguard is not satisfied we will have to take this further. D: Well, clear your schedule buddy cause if you want answers we're gonna have to go all the way back and believe me, that's gonna take a while. Z: Very well, let me hear your story. [i]~END PROLOGUE~[/i] [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Forums/Post/248854355?page=0&sort=0&showBanned=0&path=1][i]~PART 1~[/url][/i] [i][url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Forums/Post/249071905?page=0&sort=0&showBanned=0&path=1]~PART 2~[/url][/i]

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  • Edited by SubtleSpartan: 10/9/2018 5:06:14 PM
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  • Edited by SubtleSpartan: 10/9/2018 4:57:58 PM
    [i]~BEGIN PART 2~[/i] Z: That's enough, I think you've made your opinion on the matter abundantly clear. Please return to your tale, I believe you were speaking about the hive. D: Sure, right. I was watching one of my regular crews when it happened, they'd just dug up the remains of a golden age fighter and were squabbling over who got to it first. Then there's that awful noise. Moan? Shriek? I don't know what to call it but if you've fought the hive you know the sound, feels like your soul just up and left you cause it ain't brave enough to stick around. The Eliksni seem to know whats up cause they drop what they're doing and run. They don't get very far though cause the ground starts dropping out under their feet, you ever heard a vandal scream? I don't mean the "Gah this titan broke my leg that hurt." kinda scream, I mean the "Oh god kill me before it gets any worse!" kind of scream. I couldn't see anything but by those sounds I really don't think I wanted to. There's a moment or two of silence after that, the Eliksni that survived are half way up walls, beams, silos, anything off the ground. I'm about to get the hell out of there when I hear more screams, not like the last ones though, this is a war cry. Then thrall start pouring outta those holes like Hornets from a flaming nest... Guess that's why we call them the Hive huh? Z: Indeed. D: Anyway they start ripping vandals and dregs off the walls, the few that didn't drop their guns open fire but it just gets swallowed by the swarm. This isn't a fight, it's a massacre. A few thrall turn towards me and I realise at this point I've stood up, that old dregs shock blade clenched in my fist. The battery died a few days prior but I can feel it humming with arc energy, I step down from my perch and start walking towards the hive. I can't tell you what I was thinking cause honestly I don't think I was. They start rushing towards me and I keep moving towards them, a slow steady pace. The head of the group gets about ten feet from me when I swing my blade out, in the blink of an eye I'm right next to the bastard with my dagger buried in his chest. It lights up with the arc and sparks to at least a dozen other thrall, they vapourise on the spot. Now I can hear the Eliksni shouting out, "Zer sha bo! E zer sha bo!" That's their name for you guys by the way, though I didn't know or care at the time. I was just laying into these hive like there was no tomorrow, hell for all I knew there wasn't one. All I cared about was showing those bastards they picked the wrong crew to mess with. Z: You defended the fallen? After they had attacked and killed you? D: You don't understand, the moon wasn't the buzzing patrol space it is today. For all I knew it was just me and the Eliksni out there and traveller be damned was I gonna let the hive take them away from me. The devil you know am I right? Z: I suppose... D: Hmh, sure you do. Unfortunately the damn idiots start shooting at me instead of the hive. I tried to focus on the swarm but when a captain gets up in your face with a pair of shock blades there's only so many ways you can make it out in one piece, most of em ain't friendly. I can't tell you how long I was there just swinging away, felt like minutes but it could have been hours, the hive just kept coming. The fact that I was lit up like an arc themed christmas tree probably didn't help but still, crazy bastards got no fear. Eventually the tide stemmed, maybe they gave up or its possible I buried them under the ashes of their goddamn friends, either way the energy running through me zaps out and I just collapse. My ghost pops out and starts telling me about the light and that guardians like me are special cause we can wield it as a weapon. She says how impressive it is that I seem to have gotten the hang of certain elements so quickly but I'm just lying there looking at the bodies of the Eliksni I gutted and the Hive I turned to ash thinking "Is that all I am? A weapon?" Z: Guardians are more than just mere soldiers, we fight for those unable to fight for themselves. We fight to protect the light and everything it stands for. D: Shove your self-righteous statements up your ass. You're killers, you bring death wherever you go. I should know, I'm one of you. Z: I hope there's more reason than this as to why you- D: Alright fine, let me get back to my story. Eventually I pick my sorry ass up and see exile skiffs heading my direction, that's bad news for all involved so I slip back into the shadows and try laying low again. Turns out I had no idea how much the Eliksni hate a guardian's guts, they wouldn't stop looking for me. Gave them the slip more often than not but had to fight my way out a couple of times. And the hive never settled down, every time I cleared some out they'd come back twice the number, like goddamn weeds. Theena and I decided it was time to jump ship and find a way to earth before things got any worse. Unfortunately neither one of us knew a damn thing about fixing golden age flight tech and I didn't fancy my odds piloting a stolen skiff or god forbid a tombship, so that left only one option if we wanted to head planetside. Z: That's perposterous. You're telling me you- D: Yessiree, I rode all the way to Earth in a Hive seeder. [i]~END PART 2~[/i]

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    • Edited by SubtleSpartan: 9/19/2018 12:27:15 PM
      [i]~BEGIN PART 1~[/i] D: For starters my name's Dreshna. D-R-E-S-N-A, people always add an h when they hear the 'sh' sound. Z: And your number? D: My number? Why are there others? Z: No, the number of times you've been rebooted. Most exos add the number to the end of their name. D: Don't know nothing about any reboot, been the way I am since my ghost found me. If I had reboots before I guess old me wasn't sentimental enough to make a fuss over it. Z: I suppose it's not important, continue with your story. D: Sure. So Theena, that’s my ghost, first rezzed me in Mare Imbrium a little ways from the Hellmouth. I can't tell you what made her crazy enough to check out Luna but she found me there so I ain't complaining. First thing I remember is the longest breath of my life followed by a lungful of moon-dust. I must have been coughing for a minute straight before I finally got up and saw my ghost. She tells me she was really glad she found me and that I was destined to become a guardian of the light and you know, all the stuff they probably learn in ghost school. Second thing she tells me is that there are a lot of things nearby that want to kill us and we need to be careful. I see this hellish green smoke on the horizon and say no-thank-you to that so I head in the opposite direction. I'm on the outskirts of some old colony base when I spot this half-man half-bug thing in green rags rummaging through some scrap on the outside of a building. Z: The Fallen. D: Right, that's what you call them. Theena tells me it's dangerous and we should keep going but I want to move closer, get a good look at it. Unfortunately I'm new to the concept of stealth at this point and make one hell of a racket blundering through some parts or something. This thing turns around, spots me and immediately goes for its pistol. I'm out in the open so only thing I can do is rush the guy and get to it before it gets a shot off. Luckily I do and we wrestle for the gun for a bit before I manage to kick it aside and pin the thing down. Dregs might not seem tough to you titans but I'm telling ya for someone who's fresh out of the afterlife, those guys are pretty strong. Regardless I have it held and it starts making this awful shrieking noise, I figure it's callin' to its buddies. Obviously I can't let it do that but I've got no weapons and this things exoskeleton is pretty hardy. I notice the tubes on its head and without even thinking I give one a mighty tug and pull the thing loose, white gas starts spraying everywhere. Stuff smells awful and I lose my grip but the guy immediately shuts up and starts frantically grasping for the tube I pulled. I can hear the thing wheezing and suddenly I realise it was breathing whatever was in that tube. I try to help but it takes a dagger out of its belt and swings the thing at me, gets me in the leg and the knife lets off a shock that takes me off my feet. Can't do much else at that point so I'm just sitting there watching this poor fella suffocate to death in front of me. It was a fighter, must’ve taken a couple minutes for the guy to finally stop struggling. *Silence* D: That was my first kill, nearly broke me. Hell maybe it did. Z: The dreg attacked you, it was self defence. D: Yeah that’s what Theena told me too. S'what we all tell ourselves isn't it? Don't make it right, you're still taking the life of another living creature. And call me selfish for sayin it but you've gotta live with that act for the rest of yours. Anyhow I'm getting off topic. Once I come to terms with what I've just done I snag the Dregs knife and sidearm and make my way further into the colony base. I'm making my way up the side of this hill when BAM! Lights out. I wake up a couple hours later and my ghost tells me I got domed by a vandal some three clicks away, drilled a hole right through my forehead. Now I don't care if it just killed me, I've got respect for something that can make a shot like that at three plus kilometres. Fella also taught me to keep my head down so I lay low for a while, maybe a week or two. I learn the routines of these scavengers and watch them work, nothing too interesting but you get to know the guys watching em day in day out like that, I gave em names and everything. There was one little guy I named Phil, feistiest dreg you ever saw. Never found out if he survived. Z: Survived? D: Yeah, cause I was just getting comfortable with my new neighbours when some genius decides to wake the goddamn Hive. [i]~END PART 1~[/i]

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