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Halo Transmissions were a series of messages from Cortana that began appearing on Bungie's Halo website starting on July 21, 1999, after Halo's official unveiling at Macworld[1][2]. The transmissions were related to the Cortana Letters and part of the same alternate reality game.

Context[]

After Halo was announced, Matt Soell sent bungie.org a new website link: bungie.net/halo.[3] Within a few hours, people started gathering "sayings" that appeared at random on the page. According to one person, the left frame of the page has an animated line of three strings that appeared to be decoration, but if the frame was opened in a new browser window, the page was called "HALO: Incoming Transmission." It was soon discovered that the press release on the page had a reference to the Cortana Letters.[3]

The transmissions below are communications between Covenant ships (CPV) to the human ships, Pillar of Autumn and Hermes II, and the planet Reach.

Transmissions[]

These transmission are displayed according to marathon.bungie.org's Halo Transmission webpage[4], based on the original halo.bungie.com page in July 1999.

Transmission 1[]

• CPV Reverence (DE H c-7)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.1.7.0317
via x-process 02775.2.32.939444
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)

You slave, toil, bleed and sweat for your food. And we shall eat it.

Transmission 2[]

• CPV Esteem (DE H c-10)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.2.7.1139
via x-process 02988.2.32.738288
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)

You will not know where we have struck until you have fallen.

Transmission 3[]

• CCS Truth and Reconciliation (DE H c-1)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.7.7.1640
via x-process 04019.2.32.273390
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)

What you have begun in anger you shall end in shame.

Transmission 4[]

• CCS Truth and Reconciliation (DE H c-1)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.7.7.1907
via x-process 04022.2.32.872499
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)

None will exist to say whether you were defeated by valor or cruelty.

Transmission 5[]

• CCS Sacred Promise (DE H c-3)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.8.7.0232
via x-process modified (WARNING)
(REDIRECTED)

Our conviction is like an arrow already in flight.
Your life will only last until it reaches you.

Transmission 6[]

• SCS Pillar of Autumn (?)

o CCS Sacred Promise (DE H c-3)

SENT 04.9.7.0600
via x-process 04087.2.32.742573
(process owner Cortana)

"... He says I came not to send Peace but a Sword ..."

Transmission 7[]

• CCS Truth and Reconciliation (DE H c-1)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.11.7.0000
via x-process 04118.2.32.465603
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)

You have brought nothing to this world, and we will ensure you bring
nothing out.

Transmission 8[]

• CAR Contrition (DE H c-5)

o SCS Hermes II

RECEIVED (trans) 04.14.6.1835
via x-process 375.2.686.0632091
(process owner GA - AI - Class II)

Through war we will teach your heresy.
Through battle we will teach your frailty.
Through death we will teach your fate.

Transmission 9[]

• SCS Pillar of Autumn (?)

o undetermined

SENT xx.15.2.1049
via u-process 011366.x.xx.895999
(process owner Cortana)

I have governed the unwilling.
I have walked the edge of the Abyss.

Transmission 10[]

• CAR Penance (DE H c-4: OB)

o ESP 8 Reach

RECEIVED 04.15.6.1428
via p-process 34022.1.8.230390
(process owner Pr Govern via Reach PSN
node 21)

You live without discipline and will die without honor.

Transmission 11[]

• CCS Purity of Spirit (DE H c-2: OB)

o ESP 8 Reach

RECEIVED 04.15.6.1432
via p-process 34022.1.8.240601
(process owner - &X2^%xxx*)

It is said remorse is the pain of sin. We feel no remorse.

Transmission 12[]

• SCS Pillar of Autumn (n13a)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn (n1)

SENT 04.20.7.1412
x-process 04494.2.32.143320
(process owner unspecified)

"These are the tygers of wrath."

Transmission 13[]

• CCS Purity of Spirit (DE H c-2)

o SCS Pillar of Autumn

RECEIVED (trans) 04.21.7.0800
via x-process 04498.2.32.200932
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)

This world will be ruled in blood.

Transmission 14[]

• CCS Truth and Reconciliation (DE H c-1)

o ALLCH (SC)

RECEIVED (trans) 04.21.7.0801
via x-process MODIFIED
(process owner EXALTED (?))

When no single human brick lies atop another, then will we be satisfied
with your destruction.

Related[]

The Cortana Letters

Resources[]

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