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AFoA Adjunct: Skald's Message by LeviWasTaken AFoA Adjunct: Skald's Message by LeviWasTaken
An Insurrection Interception...
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L0RD-PRIDE Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
the Innies or short sighted. thet strive in chaos. waiting until the covenant won to take over? fools, they need to mold it now that its in peril. now that its desperate. no, the Innies wont make a chage its the spartans that will make the unsc a better place. ive yet to hear a spartan 2 that acted on self interest.
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Darkmune Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
If the Skald were a part of the Halo universe, I'd think that he would have Spartans hunting him down once the events of Halo Glasslands reaches its climactic ending. by then we may meet some Spartan-IVs. over all Levihoff, I liked your comic, really good read and wonderful find for halo fans.

I have my disagreement with the stories differing from the established books and Reach, but this is a great comic I liked that included a S-II at the end. nice touch.
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tyrdf456hit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Its a very interesting read, I just don't like it because of the fact that our own kind would still want to kill each other even after being at war with a genocidal alien race.
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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a pretty cool analysis of the Innies, if I must say.
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TsukiRima Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Interesting. I've always wondered about the Innies, what they were doing, what they were thinking during the Human-Convenant War.
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SpartanNinja141 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I believe the Innies had some legitimate concerns before the war, but they need to understand that humanity as a whole was under threat of extinction during the human-covenant war..
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Yeah I know. Even with ONI covering stuff up, how can someone ignore dead planets?
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SpartanNinja141 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
By beinbg an idiot like most Americans today.
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GhostHuckebein Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
So as soon as the U.N.S.C is done with covenant the Insurrection will attack.That low even for the Insurrection to do that.Also did see the short story of the U.N.S.C Lighting blade ship that i did.So if you have time please take a look.If not that's okay.keep on doing a good job.
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two things.

Firstly, I really like your document template! It looks very sleek and professional. I was wondering if you could send me a blank copy of it (without the words or the binary at the bottom). Of course, this also means I'm asking your permission to use the template. If the answer is no, then never mind about what I just said XD

Secondly, you bring up an interesting point about the Insurrection letting the Covenant weaken the UNSC. It's funny because I happened to be discussing the same thing with a friend yesterday while planning my stories on Halo Fanon wiki. But whether you agree with The Skald or not, I want to point out something.

1. Before the Sangheili were betrayed by the Covenant and joined sides with the UNSC, no one believed that humanity would win the war. Not the Covenant, not the UNSC, and probably not the United Rebel Front. There was just no sign of anything that could turn the tables, and the rebels just went into hiding to disassociate themselves from the potentially soon-to-be extinct humans. I'm assuming that The Skald is just providing propaganda to motivate the Insurrectionists, and that you intended it that way.

2. After the Human-Covenant War was over, humanity was on the brink of collapse. Their population was severely diminished, most of their colonies were gone, and a lot of their resources were either spent on the war or destroyed by the Covenant. In short, they were balanced on a very thin wire that could break very easily or make them lose their metaphoric balance. I think the last thing the rebels want to do is push them. Their goal is to free humanity, not bring chaos to it (even though they did very much of that during the war :P). And if they destabilized the government right when they were recovering from the war, it could turn human society into hell. They might turn to near-animal instinct to survive (riots, stealing, fights, etc). They could even throw themselves back into a lower-tier race, like the Jiralhanae did before the Covenant found them. Again, I assume you know this and is using The Skald to create propaganda.
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
The public believed the UNSC would survive until Earth got invaded. How anyone could downplay even a single glassing, I don't know. You're right about the human population, their were only 200 of us.
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and about the war thing. I think morale took a severe beating after Reach got glassed, even though a lot of people didn't know about it. Still, it was one of the last notable military-enforced planets the UNSC had by then. I'd think that even with ONI Section 2's efforts to maintain the flagging optimism, humanity had pretty much guessed that they would be screwed unless they thought of a plan fast (which was when they sent the SPARTAN-IIs to go capture a Prophet).
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Yeah, that's true. That one comic from halo graphic novel is what I was thinking about. The people were freaking clueless.
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think there was actually a discrepancy about that. The Halo 3 Bestiarum stated it was 200 million, but it was later confirmed to be 16 billion. Personally, I like that number better, because I'd be alarmed if we went from nearly 40 billion people down to just 200 million. That's 1/68 the size of today's population!
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Where did you get those numbers?
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I think 16 billion might be a pre Earth invasion number. 200 million is the 2553 number.
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, humanity lost 23 billion people throughout the entire Human-Covenant War including the Battle of Earth. It was about 39 billion in 2511. I doubt even the Covenant could wipe out 15.8 billion people in 5 months.
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
It said on the wiki that Cortana came up with the 16 billion, so I assumed it was a pre earth number since that was probably when she would had reported it (she couldn't have reported it while stuck in space). Halo Glasslands will probably clear it up. BTW where did you get 5 months? That's not how long they were on Earth, was it?
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You bring up good points, but yes, this is The Skald's writings, not mine. :)

As for the template, I can tell you how to quickly make something similar to it if you have Photoshop or a similar program, but that's all, sorry. :)
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have Paint.NET, which has come in handy on many occasions. Any tips?
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well if it has layer filters that allow you to outline shapes like Photoshop does, you can create a layer and just make random shapes with a shape tool or polygonal lasso tool, and then fade it out by reducing the transparency of the layer. That's all I really did for the border - make random shapes. :)

I also used scans of old star charts and maps and faded that drastically for a subtle background.

The header background was just a square rectangle with a black and white gradient applied to it.
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah. Thanks very much! :D
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N15-Ixek Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I've heard that word/name before. "Skald". What is it?
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A Nordic poet.
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N15-Ixek Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Yes, that might be it. Name also reminds me of some creature from one of the SciFi-ish games I've played before (Mass Effect, KoToR, etc), I just can't put my hands on what...
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Treyos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hm, sounds like they're following the right path for the right reasons, at least from their point of view. Nicely written!
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AardvarkEcho Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
That is the mark of a very good villain. If everyone is justified and believes they are the good guys, then nobody is going to be easily dissuaded from the fight until the very bitter end. Firm belief in one's cause is unanimous across the board; it was why it was so bloody when the Covenant fractured. Nobody is evil; we're just varied degrees of misled.
-AE
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Treyos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, no one ever goes out thinking "I will be evil!", they always see themselves as the hero, out to save the common man. Not much different than modern politics, really. ;P
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MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Reading this, which was really good by the way, reminded me of those hidden data pads that you can find in Halo Reach that talks about the war as it's coming together, ya know? Bravo, dude.:clap:
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
This Skald-Person SURELY is clever, honestly...
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AnEnemySpy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I really hate the Innies. Bunch of hypocritical morons who think their stupid cause means anything in the face of total annihilation.
The UNSC isn't perfect, but it's the only reason humans still exist.
Once the "fascist" UNSC is out of the way, then what? Everyone has to follow your ideals? Sounds a bit like the Bolsheviks if you ask me.
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Simon-021 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I agree, like you said our governments may not be perfect, but it did atleast holed us all together to form a decent community.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wonder if there literally are some Bolshevik-type groups within the Insurrection, possibly descendants of the Koslovics from the Interplanetary Wars...
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Brr. Almost got me rooting for them. But slightly less rooting for the UNSC now.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Personally, I just root for humans. :)
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OniLink147 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Interesting point of view.
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Jovan066 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Clever pun, Levi.
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