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Fleet Admiral Cole interrogating Subject 386.

The ONI Directorate Memorandum Interrogation Findings were a set of excerpts compiled by the AI Solipsil. They detailed the interrogation of Subject 386 by Admiral Preston Cole in 2530.[1]



UNSC Everest
28 December 2530
1230 Standard

"The Groombridge Subject"

This report was generated by AI Solipsil immediately following the interrogation of SUBJECT 386 - also known as "The Groombridge Subject."

SUBJECT 386 was a biological life-form captured in Waterford, Lemuria of Groombridge-1830 on December 24, 2530, at approximately 1805 hours. This interrogation was conducted on December 25, 2530, 0240 hours. The subject was confirmed deceased at 0417 hours. The following is a series of transcription excerpts from the interrogation of SUBJECT 286, as recorded by AI Solipsil.


[SOLIPSIL] Current date and time is December 25, 2530, 0240 hours standard. We are in orbit above Groombridge-1830, aboard the UNSC Everest, within the ship’s biohazard unit R-12. This is UNSC AI Solipsil, service number SLP 0391-5. Lieutenant, please state your rank, name, and service number for the record.

[BARCLAY] First Lieutenant Richard Lionel Barclay, Office of Naval Intelligence, service number 00045-23994-RL.

[SOLIPSIL] Admiral, your rank, name, and service number for the record, please.

[COLE] Fleet Admiral Preston Jeremiah Cole, UNSC Everest, service number 03956-26127-PC.

[SOLIPSIL] Let the record show that SUBJECT 386 was captured from an enemy assault carrier which attempted to flee to the planetary surface during the engagement designated GB-5546. two heavily armed tactical strike teams retrieved SUBJECT 386 from within an enclosed compartment which survived landfall. The subject is approximately 2.3 meters in height and approximately 153 kilograms in weight.

[SUBJECT 386] [unintelligible]

[SOLIPSIL] The SUBJECT 386 is restrained and Lieutenant Barclay has a weapon drawn on the subject. Lieutenant, can you verify that for the record?

[BARCLAY] The weapon is drawn and ready to fire.

[SOLIPSIL] Thank you, Lieutenant. Admiral, you can begin.

[COLE] Can you hear me?

[SOLIPSIL] Let the record show that SUBJECT 386 has made eye contact with the admiral.

[COLE] Do you understand what I’m saying?

[SUBJECT 386] [unintelligible]

[COLE] If you can hear me and understand what I am saying, nod your head.

[SOLIPSIL] SUBJECT 386 has nodded its head.

[COLE] What is your name?

[SUBJECT 386] [unintelligible]

[COLE] Solipsil, is that thing working?

[SOLIPSIL] Let the record show that the admiral is referring to TSV-442, Everest’s onboard translation program. Yes, Admiral, it’s working. The subject’s not speaking any words recognized by our database.

[COLE] State your name.

[SUBJECT 386] [unintelligible]

[COLE] Barclay, I’m clearly confusing it. Please help me articulate.

[SOLIPSIL] The lieutenant has cocked the M6 sidearm and has placed the barrel at SUBJECT 386’s right temple.

[SUBJECT 386] That will not persuade me, human.

[COLE] Your name and rank…

[SUBJECT 386] You are not worthy to hear it.

[COLE] You’re going to die here, you know. You have absolutely nothing to lose. Give us your name and rank.

[SUBJECT 386] [laughter?]


[COLE] Why are you here? Why Groombridge?

[SUBJECT 386] It is just another human world. Like all the others.

[COLE] Just like the others? Then why the other worlds?

[SUBJECT 386] [unintelligible]

[COLE] What was that?

[SUBJECT 386] Even now, you stand without [unintelligible] or honor. You are unclean, human, and nothing can save you now.

[COLE] Unclean?

[SUBJECT 386] You are an affront to the gods, desecrating their temples by committing horrors with their consecrated [unintelligible].

[COLE] Temples? What temples? Who are these gods?

[SUBJECT 386] You are ignorant swarming maggots. You know nothing of the Great Journey or of our gods’ treasures, yet you [unintelligible] intend to destroy them. We will root out every single world you possess and lay waste to them one by one until there’s nowhere left for you to go.

[COLE] I seem to remember us destroying your ships yesterday. Did you think we were going to let you just waltz right in?

[SUBJECT 386] Yesterday? Three ships, human? You boast about [unintelligible] three of our vessels when you had five times that many, and lost almost all?

[COLE] We-

[SUBJECT 386] Our fleets approach from beyond the stars and they are far more vast than your [unintelligible] mind can fathom. There is no defense which you can muster. No escape.

[SOLIPSIL] Let the record show an increase in the heart rate of SUBJECT 386.

[COLE] We’re not afraid of you. We'll stand and fight.

[SUBJECT 386] And you will perish. By the billions.

[COLE] We'll stop you. I promise you.

[SUBJECT 386] Your [unintelligible] is weak. Nothing more than slithering [unintelligible] to be cut away and discarded.

[SOLIPSIL] Let the record show that SUBJECT 386 is moving within its restrains. Lieutenant...

[BARCLAY] Stay down! Do not move or I'll blow your [EXPLETIVE] head off!

[SUBJECT 386] We are the holy and glorious inheritors.

[COLE] Why are you attacking us?

[SOLIPSIL] Subject is slipping into some kind of arrest or seizure. Medics! Let the record show that SUBJECT 386's extensive injuries and trauma have—

[SUBJECT 386] You have been judged unclean! A scourge that must be burned away! Every one of your worlds will be reduced to ash.

[SOLIPSIL] Medic! Medic! Let the record show—

[SUBJECT 386] [unintelligible] destroy you all...

[SOLIPSIL] Medic! Let the record show that the subject's vitals have flatlined.

[COLE] We can't let them find her.

[BARCLAY] Earth?

[COLE] Earth.

[SOLIPSIL] Let the record show that as of December 25, 2530, 0417 hours, SUBJECT 386's vitals flatlined and, lacking the necessary understanding of its anatomy, the subject was not resuscitated. Transcription terminated.


  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2010), Bonus Content