From: ISitInA.ERROR DATA UNAVAILABLE
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Subject: You're almost free
I hear that you'll be leaving soon. Good. I hope for the best for you. Hopefully, no more problems. Depending on how things go, I'd like very much to spend some time with you even after the debriefing before I'm frozen again. I've come to think of you as a friend, and that's a rarity for me these days.
Still... You have no idea how hard it was to give you all of that yesterday. And I agree. In certain regards, it should be declassified. It should be known to everybody just how far one man went to save humanity. How he pushed himself beyond his physical limits, even as he was dying, hallucinating, and confused. To the very end, F484 performed his duty as a soldier. I think that Victory Day would mean a lot more if people knew exactly how far one man went to earn it.
However, I wanted you to read one more thing before then. In a way, it's no worse than anything you've gone through before now, but in a way, it's infinitely more.
Given F484's status, we weren't sure what to think about it. Still, we prepared, just in case. Now, however, I'm of the belief that we prepared for good reasons, and that we followed the directions within for good cause.
Now, hopefully, you'll understand why I've been walking on eggshells this entire time. Especially since this went to every ONI computer on every planet. And every survivor that was on Halo appeared on Earth, specifically New Mombasa, with no apparent explanation as to how or why.
Final Message wrote:
THIS IS F484, G1 ORION-IV, O-664-84-27
MY MISSION IS COMPLETE. BY THE CURRENT TREND, ALL COVENANT SHIPS SHOULD BE EITHER IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION IN THE GALACTIC CORE OR ADRIFT IN SPACE.
I WAS SUCCESSFULLY ABLE TO UPLOAD A PROGRAM THAT CAUSED ALL ENGINEERS TO DISABLE OR SABOTAGE ALL CRITICAL SYSTEMS SAVE FOR LIFE SUPPORT ON SHIPS, ALL SYSTEMS THAT ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF MORE TECHNOLOGY, AND ALL NON-PERSONAL WEAPONRY. THEY WILL NOT ASSIST THE COVENANT IN THE REPAIR OR CREATION OF ANYTHING IN THE FUTURE. AS YOU READ THIS, THEY ARE MOVING TO MY LOCATION AS ONE.
I HAVE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF UPLOADING MY FINAL DATA LOG TO THE SYSTEMS YOU ARE READING THIS ON. A SLIGHT BREECH OF STANDARD PROCEDURES. I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED A LIST OF PLANETS, SYSTEMS, AND AREAS WITHIN THE GALAXY. HUMANITY IS FREE TO EXPAND ONCE AGAIN. THESE AREAS, HOWEVER, ARE OFF LIMITS. THEY ARE EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA. EUROPA.
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[DATA ERROR//UNEXPECTED FAILURE OF CNI]