- commander tempu
- Noble Member
"Life to you stepson and everlasting glory. " Thifes World.
[Lord Hoods Personal Log, December 24th, 2552]
When humanity dared to touch the stars,War fallowed in our wake. Even before the Covenant we were in a Civil war. Still we were able to Colonize other worlds. Achieve only what we had dreamed what was possable.
This changed when Harvest was attacked. It seemed so long ago. Humanity was on the verge of great discoveries yet the Covenant changed all of that.
With the fall of Reach our enemy has learned about Earth. I fear that this is our darkest hour. Battle in streets below especially New Mombasa.
To quote Winston Church Hill:"We shall not flag or fail,We shall go onto the end. We shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island what ever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender".
These words are hard to comfort the dead. Yet i find resolve in them. Humanity has a barbaric past yet we have been thrust into the forefront of a war we did not want. Despite this our intelligence sources say that they warship a long dead alien race.
These Halo rings hold the key yet to what end i do not know. When this war is over. If there is any one left we can rebuild to safeguard others from the threats of tomarrow.
I sit in the dark knowing humans are dieing. We must fight past the fear, pain to know that there is another way. All i can do is stall till others arrive to hopefully save whats left of humanity. It seems hard to belive that when we need our heroes most they always arrive. I have that hope.
Covenant can take away a great deal but never faith nor hope that some how humanity can endure this storm. I must be strong for others. I take solace in the words of Abraham Lincon.
"I'm a success today because i had a friend who believed in me and i didn't have the heart to let him down."
So we must turn to each other for strength to carry on. We must give others kind words to give them hope that there will be a tomorrow. Most of all we must lend a helping hand to those in need of it greater than our selfs.
Lord Terrance Hood, UNSC Command.
[Edited on 12.23.2012 5:22 PM PST]