evolution master

“It‘s going to be lonely in here,” she said. “But at least he won‘t take you too. Don‘t forget me.”
“That’d be kind of hard.” It was John‘s voice, even more vivid and real than that of long-dead Lance Corporal Yate. Reality meant nothing now. She was … comfortable with that. “And he‘s not taking either of us, okay?”
The visor came closer. Cortana made a final effort to shut down whatever systems she could to leave her higher functions focused on assessing the environment around her.
There was little of High Charity‘s system left functional, but the sensors gave her enough feedback to determine that there really was a human-sized solid object in front of the podium, and that it was emitting certain EM frequencies.
There really was a man in armor leaning over her.
He’s real. It’s John. It’s really him. Oh, he did it - he did it, he came back, he kept his promise …
“You found me,” she whispered.
John tilted his head slightly. She hadn’t wanted him to see her in this state. She was still so close to system failure that she might not make it after all. But if she was going to sink farther into that unknown oblivion, then at least a familiar face—shielded in a visor or not—would be the last thing she saw, and it would be real .
“So much of me is wrong … out of place. You might be too late …”
John seemed unmoved, as always. Cortana was certain she knew better.
You know me,“ he said. "When I make a promise …”
“… You keep it.”
“You‘ll be back to normal soon. Don‘t worry.”
“That bad, huh?”
“Good as new, in fact.”
John was lying. If she‘d been embedded in his neural interface at that moment, she‘d have detected the galvanic skin response and raised heartbeat. But she could hear the faint change of pitch in his voice. And she knew how badly damaged she was. He had to be able to see that too; he put on that same reassuring voice she‘d heard him use with comrades bleeding out their lives on the battlefield.
But seven minutes, seven hours, seven years - whatever remained, Cortana would be more than satisfied with it. Eternity and all the data you could eat weren’t worth a damn if you didn’t have the right company.
“I’ve looked into it,” she said. “The abyss. My abyss.”
“Okay.” John transferred her to his suit. She could have sworn she felt him wince as they interfaced. That told her more eloquently than any diagnostic that something was irreparably wrong with her. “Take a long look. But you won‘t fall in. I‘m here now.”
She already felt some relief, probably because she was free of the Gravemind. When you were composed of pure thought, then confusion was agony, but certain reality was a soothing balm. “I‘m lucky to have you.”
“No,” John said. “Remember - I‘m the lucky one.”
“So you are,” she said.
— 

Halo: Evolutions, Human Weakness

If they ever remaster Halo 3 I hope they replace the original dialogue with this. 

Me: [Trying to get to sleep]

My brain: KAIN IS DEIFIED

Me: No please I just wanna sleep

My brain: THE CLANS TELL TALES OF HIM

Me and my brain in unison: FEW KNOW THE TRUTH. HE WAS MORTAL ONCE, AS WERE WE ALL. HOWEVER, HIS CONTEMPT FOR HUMANITY DROVE HIM TO CREATE ME AND MY BRETHREN. I AM RAZIEL, FIRST BORN OF HIS LIEUTENANTS. I STOOD WITH KAIN AND MY BRETHREN AT THE DAWN OF THE EMPIRE. I HAVE SERVED HIM A MILLENNIUM. OVER TIME WE BECAME LESS HUMAN AND MORE … DIVINE. KAIN WOULD ENTER THE STATE OF CHANGE AND EMERGE WITH A NEW GIFT. SOME YEARS AFTER THE MASTER, OUR EVOLUTION WOULD FOLLOW, UNTIL I HAD THE HONOUR OF SURPASSING MY LORD. FOR MY TRANSGRESSION, I EARNED A NEW KIND OF REWARD. AGONY. THERE WAS ONLY ONE POSSIBLE OUTCOME, MY ETERNAL DAMNATION. I, RAZIEL, WAS TO SUFFER THE FATE OF TRAITORS AND WEAKLINGS: TO BURN FOREVER IN THE BOWELS OF THE LAKE OF THE DEAD. TUMBLING, BURNING WITH WHITE HOT FIRE, I PLUNGED INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE ABYSS. UNSPEAKABLE PAIN, RELENTLESS AGONY, TIME CEASED TO EXIST. ONLY THIS TORTURE AND A DEEPENING HATRED OF THE HYPOCRISY THAT DAMNED ME TO THIS HELL. AN ETERNITY PASSED AND MY TORMENT RECEDED, BRINGING ME BACK FROM THE PRECIPICE OF MADNESS. THE DESCENT HAD DESTROYED ME, AND YET, I LIVED.

The Zerg [closed with savior-of-humanity]

@savior-of-humanity

Never let it be said that Astrid did not have a plan for most enemies.  It’s why she gathered so many allies and spent so much on upgrading her people’s tech.

However, one foe she didn’t accommodate for were the Zerg.  Tyranids she had plans for, not the Zerg.  So when she got a message about a Zerg Leviathan entering the Hope System, she was astonished.

Could they have been drawn here by Astrid’s presence? She knew that she let out quite the psychic signal due to her divine powers, and the Zerg were naturally drawn to psionic messages.

As such, Astrid quickly used her telepathy to check out the Leviathan.  Unfortunately for her, there were many, many Zerg amassing on the edge of her system, not just a Leviathan.

She scanned through the Zerg until she found the leaders.  Among them was Abathur, the Evolution Master.  He was probably her to collect her essence.  She contacted Abathur telepathically.  “Excuse me, but is there a reason why there are so many of your friends amassing at my doorstep?” she asked.

ginger-psychic-in-denial  asked:

“Hello? Where am I?! Who are you?”

Abathur looked up from his current experiment. Judging from the tone of voice, the organism that was currently behind him was most likely a young Terran. But how had a Terran gotten down here, all the way in the Evolution Pit, without the rest of the Zerg swarm noticing?

Slowly he’d turn; indeed it was a human, very young from the looks of it. Normally if it was an adult he’d just have his brood tear the Terran apart, but he wasn’t that merciless.

“Known as ‘Abathur’. Evolution Master of Zerg Swarm.” He growled out, hands twitching lightly. “Identify self.”

ragor-da-warboss-and-co  asked:

"Da bloody hell are you iz aint never seen you and you dont look like a tyranid." Ragor looked the zerg evolver over.

Abathur suddenly went still at the ragged voice. How had something managed to slip past the Zerg hive cluster’s defences - all the way to the Evolution Pit?

Almost immediately he turned, a mutilated larva being chewed on in his jaws.

“Self-identify as Abathur; Evolution Master, commander of Zerg Brood here. Identify self.”

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Thanks to Adamant for the translation

Mega Act 4:

Summary:

“Alan, who aims to become the ultimate Trainer, has returned to the Kalos region. Alan is going to battle 10 Trainer who use Mega evolved Pokemon in a row! But will he manage to win over them all!?

"Blurbs:

  • "Alan is a Trainer trying to master Mega Evolution together with his partner Charizard.”
  • “Manon has taken an interest in Alan and travels with him.”
  • “Steven is the Champion of the Hoenn region.”
  • “Lysandre acts as Alan’s boss and gives him various orders.”
  • “Something incredible happens to Manon’s on-hand Pokémon, Hari-san!?”
  • “The Mega evolved Charizard is incredibly strong.”
  • “Huge battles between mega evolved Pokemon!!”
  • “Lots of Mega evolved Pokémon, like Mega Banette, will appear!!”

“An exciting new TV series, Pocket Monsters XY&Z, starts this day as well!”

XY90:

Blurbs:

  • “Double battle training with Shauna and Tierno!”
  • “Sena gets really excited over Shauna entering the same tournament as her.”

XY91:

Blurb:

“Serena enters a Pokémon performance tournament!”

XY92:

Blurbs:

  • “A mysterious woman appears before Ash and the others……!?”
  • “Who is this person!?”

XY93:

Summary:

“The Gym battle at the Anistar Gym is a 2 on 2 double battle. Will Ash manage to win against the Gym Leader Olympia, who controls two Meowstic!?”

Blurbs:

  • “A battle against a powerful opponent!!”
  • “Ash battles with Frogadier and Talonflame!”
  • “The Meowstic combo is amazing!!”