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Contemporary picture of the Burchardi flood that struck the North Sea coast of Germany and Denmark on the night between the 11 and 12 October 1634.
.A flood is an overflow or accumulation of an expanse of water that submerges land.^ Cascade Mountains: A flood overflowed the land.
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^ The rebels sat securely as the surrounding lands were submerged, until the waters reached their walls.
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^ Yurok (north California coast): The sky fell and hit the water, causing high breakers that flooded all the land.
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[1] In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. .Flooding may result from the volume of water within a body of water, such as a river or lake, which overflows or breaks levees, with the result that some of the water escapes its usual boundaries.^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
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^ Lillooet (Green River, British Columbia): A great rain came, making the rivers and lakes overflow the country.
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^ Upon her death, the water flowed in such quantities that it flooded everything.
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[2] While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, it is not a significant flood unless such escapes of water endanger land areas used by man like a village, city or other inhabited area.
.Floods can also occur in rivers, when the strength of the river is so high it flows out of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders and causes damage to homes and businesses along such rivers.^ Ormuzd blasted the demon with lightning, making the demon give a cry which can still be heard in thunderstorms, and Tistar prevailed and caused rivers to flow.
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^ The waters flowed out into the rivers and lakes.
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^ Mamberao River (Irian Jaya): A rising river caused a flood which overwhelmed Mount Vanessa.
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.While flood damage can be virtually eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, since time out of mind, people have lived and worked by the water to seek sustenance and capitalize on the gains of cheap and easy travel and commerce by being near water.^ The people moved to the hills as the waters rose.
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^ More than any other people, certainly up to the time of the emancipation, they were innocent and irresponsible toward the national traditions and aspirations of the people among whom they lived" (Hertzler, 76).
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^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
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That humans continue to inhabit areas threatened by flood damage is evidence that the perceived value of living near the water exceeds the cost of repeated periodic flooding.
.The word "flood" comes from the Old English flod, a word common to Germanic languages (compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float; also compare with Latin fluctus, flumen).^ The short term payoffs of Jewish homosexuality for intelligence operations The word "perversion" comes from Latin which means "turning away."
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^ The old man told him not to work anymore because a flood was coming, and instead to build an ark and take on it pairs of all animals, corn, and water.
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^ I have mentioned elsewhere in this series that the Nordic peoples include not only the Scandinavians, but also the English, Scottish, Dutch, northern Germans, northern French, parts of Ireland, and pockets elsewhere in Europe.
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.Deluge myths are mythical stories of a great flood sent by a deity or deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution, and are featured in the mythology of many cultures.^ He destroyed the rest with a great flood.
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^ Debata, the Creator, sent a flood to destroy every living thing when the earth grew old and dirty.
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^ Greek: Zeus sent a flood to destroy the men of the Bronze Age.
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Principal types and causes

Flooding of a creek due to heavy monsoonal rain and high tide in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Flooding near Key West, Florida, United States from Hurricane Wilma's storm surge in October 2005.
Flash flooding caused by a severe thunderstorm.

Riverine

  • Slow kinds: Runoff from sustained rainfall or rapid snow melt exceeding the capacity of a river's channel. .Causes include heavy rains from monsoons, hurricanes and tropical depressions, foreign winds and warm rain affecting snow pack.^ The woman noticed that the dog had found shelter from the rain under a creeper warmed by the rubbing between the creeper and a tree in the wind.
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    ^ When she had returned, Rainbow, full of anger, caused a strong wind, accompanied by whirlwinds and heavy rain.
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    ^ Then the Great Spirit caused many days of rain, flooding up to the snow line of Takhoma (Mount Ranier).
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    Unexpected drainage obstructions such as landslides, ice, or debris can cause slow flooding upstream of the obstruction.
  • Fast kinds: include flash floods resulting from convective precipitation (intense thunderstorms) or sudden release from an upstream impoundment created behind a dam, landslide, or glacier.

Estuarine

Coastal

Catastrophic

  • Caused by a significant and unexpected event e.g. dam breakage, or as a result of another hazard (e.g. earthquake or volcanic eruption).

Muddy

A muddy flood is produced by an accumulation of runoff generated on cropland. Sediments are then detached by runoff and carried as suspended matter or bedload. Muddy runoff is more likely detected when it reaches inhabited areas.
Muddy floods are therefore a hillslope process, and confusion with mudflows produced by mass movements should be avoided.

Other

.
  • Floods can occur if water accumulates across an impermeable surface (e.g.^ When they later emerged, the surface of the earth was covered with water from that flood.
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    from rainfall) and cannot rapidly dissipate (i.e. gentle orientation or low evaporation).
  • A series of storms moving over the same area.
  • Dam-building beavers can flood low-lying urban and rural areas, often causing significant damage.

Effects

Primary effects

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  • Physical damage - Can damage any type of structure, including bridges, cars, buildings, sewer systems, roadways, and canals.
  • Casualties - People and livestock die due to drowning.^ Carib (Antilles): The Master of Spirits, angered at the people for not giving the offerings due him, caused a heavy rain to fall for several days, drowning the people.
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    It can also lead to epidemics and waterborne diseases.

Secondary effects

  • Water supplies - Contamination of water. Clean drinking water becomes scarce.
  • Diseases - Unhygienic conditions. .Spread of water-borne diseases.
  • Crops and food supplies - Shortage of food crops can be caused due to loss of entire harvest.^ Kuamachi dropped one fruit; water came out of it, spread, and caused a flood, covering everything but the trees.
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    [3] However, lowlands near rivers depend upon river silt deposited by floods in order to add nutrients to the local soil.
  • Trees - Non-tolerant species can die from suffocation.[4]

Tertiary/long-term effects

  • Economic - Economic hardship, due to: temporary decline in tourism, rebuilding costs, food shortage leading to price increase ,etc.

Control

Autumn Mediterranean flooding in Alicante (Spain), 1997.
.In many countries across the world, rivers prone to floods are often carefully managed.^ He shot a second arrow at the shadow, wounding the animal, but the lynx escaped into the river, which then overflowed and flooded the whole country.
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^ Bunun (Formosa interior): A heavy rain fell for many days, and a giant snake lay across the river, blocking it so that the whole land flooded.
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^ The flood covered the whole world and was so devastating that the country remained without kings until the reign of Cecrops.
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Defences such as levees,[5] bunds, reservoirs, and weirs are used to prevent rivers from bursting their banks. When these defences fail, emergency measures such as sandbags or portable inflatable tubes are used. Coastal flooding has been addressed in Europe and the Americas with coastal defences, such as sea walls, beach nourishment, and barrier islands.

Europe

.Remembering the misery and destruction caused by the 1910 Great Flood of Paris, the French government built a series of reservoirs called Les Grands Lacs de Seine (or Great Lakes) which helps remove pressure from the Seine during floods, especially the regular winter flooding.^ This caused a great flood which covered the country.
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^ When the population became too great after 900 years, Ahura Mazda warned Yima that destruction was coming in the form of winter, frost, and subsequent melting of the snow.
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^ Unktehi, a water monster, fought the people and caused a great flood.
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.London is protected from flooding by a huge mechanical barrier across the River Thames, which is raised when the water level reaches a certain point (see Thames Barrier).^ In revenge, the crab caused the sea and rivers to swell until the waters reached the sky.
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^ Bunun (Formosa interior): A heavy rain fell for many days, and a giant snake lay across the river, blocking it so that the whole land flooded.
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^ Once he wished to see the undersea world, and he caused the woman to raise the waters so that he might do so while remaining dry.
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Venice has a similar arrangement, although it is already unable to cope with very high tides; a new system of variable-height dikes is under construction. The defences of both London and Venice would be rendered inadequate if sea levels were to rise.
.The Adige in Northern Italy was provided with an underground canal that allows to drain part of its flow into the Garda Lake (in the Po drainage basin), thus lessening the risk of estuarine floods.^ He reached down into Lake Titicaca and drew out the Sun and Moon to provide light so he could admire his new creation.
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^ The flood left lakes in the hollows of the mountains, streams flowing from them, and fish in them; none of these existed before the flood.
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^ They brought food, goats, cattle, and beer with them and, while the people took shelter in caves, flooded the countryside with beer, turning it into a lake.
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The underground canal has been used twice, in 1966 and 2000.
The River Berounka, Czech Republic, burst its banks in the 2002 European floods and houses in the village of Hlásná Třebaň, Beroun District, were inundated.
.The largest and most elaborate flood defences can be found in the Netherlands, where they are referred to as Delta Works with the Oosterschelde dam as its crowning achievement.^ He was cultivated by most of the Wilson lights, who speedily found out that he could do more for them than they could do by directly appealing to Wilson.
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^ Hoover was soon preparing contracts for the largest public work of that time, the Hoover Dam, of which Bechtel was to become the chief contractor.
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These works were built in response to the North Sea flood of 1953 of the southwestern part of the Netherlands. .The Dutch had already built one of the world's largest dams in the north of the country: the Afsluitdijk (closing occurred in 1932).^ In August 2005, the World Bank reported that Israel is one of the most corrupt countries in the West.
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^ Israel is one of the widest in the industrialized world (contrary to northern European societies that have traditionally had the largest middle classes relative to their overall populations).
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^ She closed him in and caulked the cracks, and he floated in the flood for five years, first floating south, then north, then west, then east, then rising upward as the whole world flooded.
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Currently the Saint Petersburg Flood Prevention Facility Complex is to be finished by 2008, in Russia, to protect Saint Petersburg from storm surges. It also has a main traffic function, as it completes a ring road around Saint Petersburg. Eleven dams extend for 25.4 kilometres and stand eight metres above water level.
In Austria, flooding for over 150 years, has been controlled by various actions of the Vienna Danube regulation, with dredging of the main Danube during 1870-75, and creation of the New Danube from 1972-1988.

Americas

A river bank denuded of grass and other vegetation. <a name=.Piles of deadwood line the high-water mark."^ The red-headed woodpecker clung to the sky, but the waters rose so high they wet and marked his tail.
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^ The water stayed at its high mark for two days and then rapidly lowered.
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Debris and bank erosion left after the 2009 Red River Flood in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Pittsburgh floods in 1936
Flooding near Snoqualmie, Washington, 2009.
Another elaborate system of floodway defences can be found in the Canadian province of Manitoba. .The Red River flows northward from the United States, passing through the city of Winnipeg (where it meets the Assiniboine River) and into Lake Winnipeg.^ The waters flowed out into the rivers and lakes.
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^ Aokeu was judged the victor, because the sea had been stopped by the rocky heights, but but the rains flowed far into the ocean, carrying red clay to mark their progress.
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^ Foundations as Syndicates of Control The World Order controls the citizens of the United States through the tax exempt foundations.
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.As is the case with all north-flowing rivers in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, snowmelt in southern sections may cause river levels to rise before northern sections have had a chance to completely thaw.^ Ormuzd blasted the demon with lightning, making the demon give a cry which can still be heard in thunderstorms, and Tistar prevailed and caused rivers to flow.
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^ Yurok (north California coast): The sky fell and hit the water, causing high breakers that flooded all the land.
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^ Today, the Pamarys build their houses on the river, so that when the water rises, they may rise with it.
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This can lead to devastating flooding, as occurred in Winnipeg during the spring of 1950. To protect the city from future floods, the Manitoba government undertook the construction of a massive system of diversions, dikes, and floodways (including the Red River Floodway and the Portage Diversion). The system kept Winnipeg safe during the 1997 flood and which devastated many communities upriver from Winnipeg, including Grand Forks, North Dakota and Ste. Agathe, Manitoba. .It also kept Winnipeg safe during the 2009 flood.^ Fortunately, before the flood, a frog had taken some hot coals in his mouth, and it kept them alight during the flood by blowing on them.
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In the U.S., the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, 35% of which sits below sea level, is protected by hundreds of miles of levees and flood gates. .This system failed catastrophically, in numerous sections, during Hurricane Katrina, in the city proper and in eastern sections of the Metro Area, resulting in the inundation of approximately 50% of the metropolitan area, ranging from a few centimetres to 8.2 metres (a few inches to 27 feet) in coastal communities.^ During the Panic of 1857, while many of its competitors failed, City Bank prospered.
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[7] .In an act of successful flood prevention, the Federal Government of the United States offered to buy out flood-prone properties in the United States in order to prevent repeated disasters after the 1993 flood across the Midwest.^ German sailors were being deliberately murdered by Stephenson's provocateurs in New York as acts designed to force Hitler to declare war against the United States.
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^ The American citizen can now understand why every agent of the federal government is against him; the alphabet agencies, the FIB, IRS, CIA, and BATF must make war on the citizen in order to carry out the programs of the foundations.
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^ They carried their property and provisions and used stones tied to straps as anchors to prevent being swept out to sea.
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.Several communities accepted and the government, in partnership with the state, bought 25,000 properties which they converted into wetlands.^ SEVERS LINK BETWEEN DOLLAR AND GOLD President Nixon announced tonight that henceforth the U.S. would cease to convert foreign held dollars into gold -- unilaterally changing the 25 year old international monetary system.
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^ To protect these traitors, the U.S. government has imported 25 million aliens into the United States, which includes 5000 intensively trained terrorists, and 100,000 hardened criminals.
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^ Only control over bank operations providing they are merged into one state bank will allow, simultaneously with other measures which can easily be put into effect the actual levying of income tax without concealment of property and income.
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These wetlands act as a sponge in storms and in 1995, when the floods returned, the government did not have to expend resources in those areas.[8]

Asia

.In india and(Grand Canal of China)China , flood diversion areas are rural areas that are deliberately flooded in emergencies in order to protect cities.^ China: The Supreme Sovereign ordered the water god Gong Gong to create a flood as punishment and warning for human misbehavior.
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[9]
Many have proposed that loss of vegetation (deforestation) will lead to a risk increase. With natural forest cover the flood duration should decrease. Reducing the rate of deforestation should improve the incidents and severity of floods.[10]

Africa

.In Egypt, both the Aswan Dam (1902) and the Aswan High Dam (1976) have controlled various amounts of flooding along the Nile river.^ According to some Jivaro, the flood was survived by a man and woman, who took refuge in a cave on a high mountain along with samples of all the various animal species.
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Clean-up safety

Clean-up activities following floods often pose hazards to workers and volunteers involved in the effort. Potential dangers include: water polluted by mixing with and causing overflows from foul sewers, electrical hazards, carbon monoxide exposure, musculoskeletal hazards, heat or cold stress, motor vehicle-related dangers, fire, drowning, and exposure to hazardous materials.[11] .Because flooded disaster sites are unstable, clean-up workers might encounter sharp jagged debris, biological hazards in the flood water, exposed electrical lines, blood or other body fluids, and animal and human remains.^ Other animals came from the water to the island, too.
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^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
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^ Because of the flood, the platypuses had decided that the animals, birds, and reptiles were their enemies and only moved about at night.
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.In planning for and reacting to flood disasters, managers provide workers with hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, life jackets, and watertight boots with steel toes and insoles.^ The frilled lizards had made shelters on mountains, and some animals managed to make their way there, but nearly all life was destroyed in the great flood.
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^ I have worked with Mexican Americans in the military and in the civilian work place, and many of them appear to be competent, hard workers who strive to be loyal Americans.
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Benefits

.There are many disruptive effects of flooding on human settlements and economic activities.^ I am sure there are many more flood stories which could be included here.
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^ There are many other variables involved in the evolution of human physical parasitism besides the availability of alternative protein sources.
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.However, floods (in particular the more frequent/smaller floods) can bring many benefits, such as recharging ground water, making soil more fertile and providing nutrients in which it is deficient.^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
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^ Upon her death, the water flowed in such quantities that it flooded everything.
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^ I am sure there are many more flood stories which could be included here.
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.Flood waters provide much needed water resources in particular in arid and semi-arid regions where precipitation events can be very unevenly distributed throughout the year.^ Then he stood very straight and tall, reaching as high as a cloud, and the flood waters came as high as he did.
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^ Norton Sound Eskimo: In the first days, the water from the sea came up and flooded all the earth except for a very high mountain in the middle.
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.Freshwater floods in particular play an important role in maintaining ecosystems in river corridors and are a key factor in maintaining floodplain biodiversity.^ Denton and Morris also note how Jewish gangsters have played a key role in the history of Israel.
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^ Because the Communists were financed by the international bankers, the sale and use of drugs have always played an important role in the forward march of Communist hegemony.
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^ Peter Flanigan of Dillon Read played a key role.
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.Periodic flooding was essential to the well-being of ancient communities along the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers, the Nile River, the Indus River, the Ganges and the Yellow River, among others.^ These were the Sumerian in the valley of the Tigris and the Euphrates, the Cretian, the Indus Valley, and the ancient Egyptian.
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The viability for hydrological based renewable sources of energy is higher in flood prone regions.

Computer modeling

While flood modelling is a fairly recent practice, attempts to understand and manage the mechanisms at work in floodplains have been made for at least six millennia.[14] .The recent development in computational flood modelling has enabled engineers to step away from the tried and tested "hold or break" approach and its tendency to promote overly engineered structures.^ He tried to warn his people, but the flood came and washed away all the people and their possessions, forming a hill of silt.
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^ At one time he cast a flood of water from his mouth trying to wash her away, but the earth helped the woman and swallowed the flood.
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Various computational flood models have been developed in recent years either 1D models (flood levels measured in the channel) and 2D models (flood depth measured for the extent of the floodplain). HEC-RAS[15], the Hydraulic Engineering Centre model, is currently among the most popular if only because it is available for free. .Other models such as TUFLOW[16] combine 1D and 2D components to derive flood depth in the floodplain.^ Other opposing innate traits such as altruism and symbiosis on the one hand and aggression and parasitism on the other require much broader "group" or sociobiological models.
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.So far the focus has been on mapping tidal and fluvial flood events but the 2007 flood events in the UK have shifted the emphasis onto the impact of surface water flooding.^ When they later emerged, the surface of the earth was covered with water from that flood.
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Deadliest floods

.Below is a list of the deadliest floods worldwide, showing events with death tolls at or above 100,000 individuals.^ During this activity, Hammond was arrested by Paul Kruger, sentenced to death for promoting revolution, and was allowed to leave only after paying a $100,000 fine.
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Death Toll Event Location Date
2,500,000–3,700,000[18] 1931 China floods China 1931
900,000–2,000,000 1887 Yellow River (Huang He) flood China 1887
500,000–700,000 1938 Yellow River (Huang He) flood China 1938
231,000 Banqiao Dam failure, result of Typhoon Nina. .Approximately 86,000 people died from flooding and another 145,000 died during subsequent disease.^ People were warned to go to the tops of four mountains (Tsisnatcin, Tsabidzilhi, Becdilhgai, and another whose identity isn't known), and not to look at the flood or sky.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The people decided to make a new river, with the help of the animals, to prevent another great flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The earth will be destroyed by another flood if people do wrong a second time.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

China 1975
230,000 Indian Ocean tsunami Indonesia 2004
145,000 1935 Yangtze river flood China 1935
more than 100,000 St. Felix's Flood, storm surge Netherlands 1530
100,000 Hanoi and Red River Delta flood North Vietnam 1971
100,000 1911 Yangtze river flood China 1911

See also

Dozens of villages were inundated when rain pushed the rivers of northwestern Bangladesh over their banks in early October 2005. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the top image of the flooded Ghaghat and Atrai Rivers on October 12, 2005. The deep blue of the rivers is spread across the countryside in the flood image.

References

Bibliography

  • O'Connor, Jim E. and John E. Costa. (2004). .The World's Largest Floods, Past and Present: Their Causes and Magnitudes [Circular 1254].^ This flood separated the Carib's islands from the mainland and caused their present terrain.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Thompson, M.T. (1964). Historical Floods in New England [Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1779-M]. .Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office.
  • Powell, W. Gabe.^ A number of popular books now in circulation claim that the Council on Foreign Relations is the secret government of the United States.
    • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mendlovitz does not use the word "government", which might imply a government by the consent of the people, as in the United States.
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    ^ Time noted: "Today the Capitol of the U.S. is still in Washington, but so far as the states individually have any point of contact, it is Mr. Toll's office building in Chicago.
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    .2009. Identifying Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) Using National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Data as a Hydrologic Model Input for Local Flood Plain Management.^ Kamchadale (northeast Siberia): A flood covered the whole land in the early days of the world.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only they survived the flood, which covered all the land.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the water began overflowing and threatened to flood the land, so Sigu wove a magic basket and covered the trunk with it.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    Applied Research Project. Texas State University - San Marcos. http://ecommons.txstate.edu/arp/296/

Notes

  1. ^ MSN Encarta Dictionary. Flood. Retrieved on 2006-12-28. Archived 2009-10-31.
  2. ^ Glossary of Meteorology (June 2000). Flood. Retrieved on 2009-01-09.
  3. ^ Southasianfloods.org
  4. ^ Stephen Bratkovich, Lisa Burban, et al., "Flooding and its Effects on Trees", USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, St. Paul, MN, September 1993, webpage: na.fs.fed.us-flood-cover.
  5. ^ Henry Petroski (2006), Levees and Other Raised Ground, 94, American Scientist, pp. 7–11 
  6. ^ See Jeffrey H. Jackson, Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
  7. ^ United States Department of Commerce (June 2006). "Hurricane Katrina Service Assessment Report" (PDF). http://www.weather.gov/om/assessments/pdfs/Katrina.pdf. Retrieved 2006-07-14. 
  8. ^ Amanda Ripley. "Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes... Why We Don't Prepare." Time. August 28, 2006.
  9. ^ "China blows up seventh dike to divert flooding." China Daily. 2003-07-07.
  10. ^ Bradshaw CJ, Sodhi NS, Peh SH, Brook BW. (2007). Global evidence that deforestation amplifies flood risk and severity in the developing world. Global Change Biology, 13: 2379-2395.
  11. ^ United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Storm and Flood Cleanup. Accessed 09/23/2008.
  12. ^ NIOSH. NIOSH Warns of Hazards of Flood Cleanup Work. NIOSH Publication No. 94-123.
  13. ^ WMO/GWP Associated Programme on Flood Management"Environmental Aspects of Integrated Flood Management." WMO, 2007
  14. ^ Dyhouse, G. et al. "Flood modelling Using HEC-RAS (First Edition)." Haestad Press, Waterbury (USA), 2003.
  15. ^ United States Army Corps of Engineers. Davis, CA. Hydrologic Engineering Center.
  16. ^ BMT WBM Ltd. Spring Hill, Queensland. "TUFLOW Flood and Tide Simulation Software."
  17. ^ Cabinet Office, UK. "Pitt Review: Lessons learned from the 2007 floods." June 2008.
  18. ^ Worst Natural Disasters In History

External links


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

FLOOD (in O. Eng. flOd, a word common to Teutonic languages, cf. Ger. .Flut, Dutch vloed, from the same root as is seen in "flow," "float"), an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land,a deluge, hence "the flood," specifically, the Noachian deluge of Genesis, but also any other catastrophic submersion recorded in the mythology of other nations than the Hebrew (see DELUGE, THE).^ Cascade Mountains: A flood overflowed the land.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Unktehi puffed up her body to make the Missouri overflow, and the little water monsters, her children, did the same with other streams and lakes.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

In the sense of "flowing water," the word is applied to the inflow of the tide, as opposed to "ebb."


Wiktionary

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Etymology

.Middle English flod, from Old English flōd, from common Germanic *flōduz, from Proto-Indo-European *plō-tu-, derived from *pleu- "to flow". Near cognates include German Flut and Gothic (flōdus).^ I have mentioned elsewhere in this series that the Nordic peoples include not only the Scandinavians, but also the English, Scottish, Dutch, northern Germans, northern French, parts of Ireland, and pockets elsewhere in Europe.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
flood
Plural
floods
flood (plural floods)
  1. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  2. (figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.

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Verb

Infinitive
to flood
Third person singular
floods
Simple past
flooded
Past participle
flooded
Present participle
flooding
to flood (third-person singular simple present floods, present participle flooding, simple past and past participle flooded)
.
  1. To overflow.
  2. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.^ But the water began overflowing and threatened to flood the land, so Sigu wove a magic basket and covered the trunk with it.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soon after the canoe was finished, the flood came, filling the valleys and covering the mountains.
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    The floor was flooded with beer.
    They flooded the room with sewage.
  3. (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than can easily be dealt with.
    The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
  4. (Internet, computing) To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.

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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107. Online version here

Portuguese

Noun

flood m.
  1. (Internet slang) A flood of superflous text messages

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Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

An event recorded in Gen. 7 and 8. (See Deluge.)
In Josh 24:2ff, the word "flood" (R.V., "river") means the river Euphrates.
In Ps 666, this word refers to the river Jordan.
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.
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Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!

Template:Era
Template:Ratings Template:Seealso Template:Covenant Species Infobox "One single Flood spore can destroy a species."--Rtas Vadum
.The Flood, [1] (Latin: Inferi redivivus[2], meaning "The dead reincarnated"[3]), and also known as The Parasite[4] by the Covenant, is a species of parasitic organisms that thrive by consuming all sentient life forms of sufficient biomass and cognitive capability.^ All that joined the Forerunners formed a Covenant.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So does this mean the flood is classified as a disease instead of a sentient life-form?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What, then, makes the Flood so special , that the extermination of all sentient life is called for in the event of their 'release'?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

The Flood presents the most variable faction in the game. .This includes Humans and most Covenant species, such as Elites and Brutes.^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A list of possible flood mutations (most you probably know): Elite = Elite Warrior Grunt = Carrier Flood Jackal = Carrier Flood Human = Human Warrior Hunter = None Brute = Unknown because never seen but imagine an image of it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Flood also devoured most of the Forerunners during the Forerunner-Flood War.^ Of all of Halo's conundrums, this remains one of the most perplexing: Why did the Forerunner preserve the Flood, yet ensure the potential to destroy the Flood's food source at will?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Covenant (Forerunners and allies), realized this when the Flood unleashed the most vicious form of themselves, a form that could not die from starvation because it could hibernate in a form of stasis deep underground.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There must have been some enemy which the Flood was meant to destroy; or perhaps even warring factions within the forerunner spurred on the development of the flood as a weapon.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

[5]

Contents

Forerunner-Flood War

.The Flood are believed to have arrived to the galaxy more than 150,000 years ago prior to 2552 in 98,379 B.C.[6], when they encountered the Forerunners on the planet G617g, although, it's unknown where the Flood actually came from, planet-wise.^ The Forerunner seem to be more of a galactic terror than the Flood...
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If this is the case then the Flood are nothing more than an endangered species that is making a comeback, kinda like the California Condor.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Flood used unarmed civilian assets to penetrate planetary defence groups, first striking at the Forerunner-held planet of LP 656-38 e, bypassing the Forerunner orbital fleet and infesting the planet below, soon moving to similarly infest DM-3-1123b.^ What if the Forerunner were a group of nations, and the Flood were their weapon.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What THE FLOOD are is simply a parasitic lifeform that the forerunner have found on a planet.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Halo contained the flood so they could be studied and used to treat plagued Forerunner, but also acted as a failsafe to prevent the flood from spreading and making the galaxy [un]inhabitable.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.They were perceived as hostile by the Forerunners, whose ground forces were overcome by the sheer numbers of Flood forms on the ground.^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.While at first the Flood demonstrated a lack of even "basic cohesion", they had "numerical superiority"; billions of forms to dedicate for the assault and every member of the Forerunner population a potential new kind of Flood form.^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Flood are as numerous as they are voracious; they neither surrender nor retreat.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.In desperation, the Forerunner's armada was ordered to immediately commence full planetary bombardment on infested worlds, although at a great cost - many Forerunners were unable to be evacuated before bombardment commenced, leaving the Forerunner military initially with Pyrrhic victories against the Flood.^ The independent farmer is a great threat to the World Order, because he produces for himself, and because his produce can be converted into capital, which gives him independence.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We'd looked before at the concept of the Forerunner creating the Flood, but it's interesting to note the possibility of the Flood being "an experiment gone awry."
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A distinguishing trait of a member of the World Order, although it may not be admitted, is that he does not believe in anything but the World .
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In events where the naval garrisons were unable to commence bombardment, major Forerunner population centers appeared to activate localized weapons of mass destruction, effectively committing mass suicide. Thereafter, the Forerunners realized that ordinary naval tactics were unable to stem the growing tide of the Flood, and decided to pin their hopes of defeating the flood on super weaponry. .While the Forerunners initially deployed the Sentinel robotic drones to fight against and contain the Flood, almost immediately afterward, the Forerunner Fleet Command contemplated "premature stellar collapse": using naval battle groups to destroy planetary star systems' primary stars in supernova that would engulf the planetary systems and prevent any possibility of Flood infection.^ What if the flood ARE the Forerunner and that 343GS killed them off long ago for some devious reason and cannot allow them to "re-evolve" and get their revenge on him (assuming that the spores still contain memories from the past fight with 343GS)?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The debate over why human weapons are so useful against the flood despite Guilty Spark opinion.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.While the Flood were exponentially growing, spreading from system to system with the intent to infest the Forerunner population, not to wage war with Forerunner battle groups, the tide was turning: the Flood had reached sufficient proportions to spawn a Gravemind form, a creature that embodied a collective sentient intelligence for the Flood species, and one that could coordinate the Flood swarms in active attacks against the Forerunner fleets.^ Could the Flood have been a part of the Forerunner?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps the Forerunners were afraid of what the Flood could one day become.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Forerunners allied with the Prophet ancestors and so the war against the Flood began.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Forerunners were aware of this, and constructed the Contender class artificial intelligence Mendicant Bias in an effort to destroy this centralized Gravemind and disorganize the Flood.^ In order to control the poor they released the flood virus into their population, perhaps to make them subservient (notice how the flood seem to serve a central intelligence).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Forerunners began a "Conservation Measure", researching the Flood, while constructing a Portal to the Ark on Earth and possibly other uninfected home worlds of Tier 7 races they considered "worthy", by transporting Humans and various other races to the safety of the Ark.^ They built the libraries on each Halo in an attempt to contain the flood through research, but they failed and eventually the flood won the day.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Consider the following: The Forerunner were a super-advanced race, with limited, but still great power, like that it would take to build the Halos.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Jews are more subject to diseases of the nervous system than the other races and peoples among which they dwell.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Forerunners for scientific study kept some Flood specimens.^ I Think I know the reason that the forerunners kept the flood for a simple reason.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And if it did some way find a way to live off something, who?s to say that it never evolved to a new type of flood that the forerunners never even seen.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe the Flood was not necessarily a part of the forerunners or even a creature found and studied, but really a method of wiping out the wicked developed by the Forerunners.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.At this time, a Forerunner called the Librarian was busy cataloging and storing every form of sentient life aboard the Ark.^ So does this mean the flood is classified as a disease instead of a sentient life-form?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What, then, makes the Flood so special , that the extermination of all sentient life is called for in the event of their 'release'?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This now makes perfect sense, the Forerunner actually had a solution to the Flood epidemic which allowed sentient life to continue unhindered in the galaxy.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Forerunners employed many, many measures, including intricate naval tactics in an attempt to contain the Flood, which ultimately failed.^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, what we don't know for sure yet is why the forerunners were attempting to contain and/or study the flood instead of destroying them outright.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Like the evolution of the human race the flood may have been different many years ago.The other ring worlds may contain the flood but they may only be called the flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Finally, the Forerunners were forced to a Pyrrhic solution, building seven ring-like installations, known as Fortress Worlds, or Halos across the galaxy.^ Halo was referred to as a fortress world.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ She called Halo a fortress world.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Consider the following: The Forerunner were a super-advanced race, with limited, but still great power, like that it would take to build the Halos.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Because the Flood were parasitic, and their survival was immediately linked to the presence of potential hosts, the Forerunners reasoned that eliminating all potential Flood hosts, that is, all sentient life forms in the galaxy, would "render the parasite harmless", as explained by the Forerunner AI, 343 Guilty Spark.^ Another law of nature is that the parasite, not only by sucking off the life sustenance of the host, but also by altering its life cycle, will inevitably kill the host.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The parasite deliberately inculcates in the host the fear that if the parasite happens to be dislodged, the host will lose all these things, and be left with nothing.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only by subduing all potential opposition can the parasite guarantee his position of lodging on the host.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After all countermeasures failed, the Forerunners activated the Halos in 97,448 B.C.E, unleashing galactic destruction, destroying almost all sentient life forms.^ The frilled lizards had made shelters on mountains, and some animals managed to make their way there, but nearly all life was destroyed in the great flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After the deluge had destroyed all humanity, Zeus commanded Prometheus and Athena to fashion mud images, and Zeus summoned winds to breathe life into them.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1911, the Equitable Life Insurance building, which contained all the records of the Union Pacific RR, burned, destroying all UP papers to that date.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the human race and many other species throughout the galaxy on the Ark survived from the firing of the Halos because it was out of range of all Halo Rings.^ What if because of this internal struggle that not all Halos fired?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every race reaches a level where the only way to go is out, to expand, to find other planets and galaxies in which to gather resources to supply the endless appetite of it's peoples.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As the waters rose, bears and other animals were driven to the mountaintops, and many of them swam out to the people's canoes.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Flood were contained and unable to reproduce due to lack of hosts, and eventually died out.^ They built the libraries on each Halo in an attempt to contain the flood through research, but they failed and eventually the flood won the day.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ My first idea is adaptation, assuming a few flood awaken from stasis or get loose every millennia or so and they would be contained by the sentinels and have little chance to make an effective escape because of the lack of hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe the Forerunner were dying out and needed to reproduce quickly as to ensure their cotinuing existence.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The only surviving specimens were contained in state of the art, high security Forerunner research facilities, such as the Halo installations and the Threshold Gas Mine.^ The Forerunner were not foolish enough to repatriate the Flood, but retaining even a single living spore in high security is obviously dangerous enough.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They built the libraries on each Halo in an attempt to contain the flood through research, but they failed and eventually the flood won the day.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

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.The Flood were present from even the start of the Human-Covenant war, uncovered by The Arbiter in a Forerunner structure under the surface of Harvest[7].^ Can we save humanity from both the Covenant and the Flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Single player level, "Quarantine Zone" not a human structure or ship at all, it is in fact a Forerunner Sentinel factory.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Forerunner were not foolish enough to repatriate the Flood, but retaining even a single living spore in high security is obviously dangerous enough.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

It is possible that the Flood will only be in Multiplayer and not in the Campaign.

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.Although the first firing of the Halo Array starved large numbers of the Flood, samples of parasitic specimens were kept alive (perhaps in stasis) on various Forerunner outposts for scrutiny and further scientific study.^ Although once the food (sentient life) is gone and the Flood no longer are at risk of succumbing to their volatile feeding response, who then is safe from them, as the Flood is still spread throughout space and there is no one left TO BE safe (they are all dead at the Halo's hands), except the Forerunner perhaps, if they have evaded the blast and have suitable means to study the newly pacified parasite.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And although the Halo network is meant to ultimately starve and eradicate the Flood, their continued existence after a previous firing and eons of isolation shows ever more that though they may be contained and slowed, as a whole they are not so easily destroyed...
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.One such research site was located on Installation 04. This proved to be a grave, irreversible mistake, as both Humanity and the Covenant stumbled upon the abandoned ring thousands of years after the firing of the Array and the destruction of the Forerunners and most of the Flood.^ Can we save humanity from both the Covenant and the Flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Why have the Forerunners decided to study alive floods in installation 04 ?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The AI construct aboard the Human vessel Pillar of Autumn made what was presumed to be a blind jump through Slipspace (although it was later revealed that she used translated co-ordinates from a Forerunner artifact found on Sigma Octanus) to evade Covenant pursuers.^ An interesting technique is revealed by the Charter of the Bank of England: it was slipped through as part of a tonnage bill, which was later to become a recognized parliamentary technique.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First, I believe that the term used by the Covenant for the ancient race that built Halo translates to the Forerunners (as confirmed by Cortana when she first enters Halo's core).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By "your vessel", 343 GS apparently means the Pillar of Autumn.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.This led both species to Installation 04, and in turn, the Flood on Installation 04. After the crash of Pillar of Autumn on the Halo Ring, the surviving crew members dug in for what they believed would be a long and brutal guerrilla campaign against the Covenant forces on Halo.^ I was reading the 2nd book (Halo: The Flood) today, the part where the ODSTs invade the T&R. Several of the scenes take place on the Covenant bridge.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At the same time, if their true Forerunners ever came back (assuming they are gone, since Halo seems abandomed of all Forerunners), the Covenant would likely greet them on friendly terms.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

Meanwhile, their pursuers, Covenant cruisers, among them the cruiser Truth and Reconciliation, amassed their ground forces on the surface and soon discovered an underground Forerunner facility in the swamps of Halo. .Due to the secure nature of the facility, the Covenant came to use it as a fortified base of operations and an area for storing weaponry, oblivious to its true nature, that of a Flood storage facility.^ When the flood came, a man named Trow made a boat from a large wooden mortar previously used for pounding rice.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Though some of the Flood managed to escape, the Covenant, terrified, eventually pushed the Flood back in.^ More importantly than anything else, quoting Cortana in the level's opening, "The Covenant are terrified that the Flood will repair this cruiser and use it to escape the ring."
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh and before I forget, the Flood are back because some idiot space faring being got infected and started yet another outbreak somewhere.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It raises some questions about why the Covenant unlocked the Flood if they knew what they were .
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

[8] It is unknown whether a few still escaped. The flood escaped due to a leak in the library thus allowing the flood to reproduce by spores.
.After Captain Jacob Keyes was captured by the Covenant for interrogation, he caught wind of this weapons cache and, upon his rescue, organized a group of Marines, Fire Team Charlie to seize it.^ In Halo: The Flood, however, we learn that it's a cache of Covenant weapons that were brought there to help guard the place.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.When the team arrived at the swamp however, they found the facility is completely devoid of Covenant personnel.^ Perhaps there was something important in that facility and the covenant knew that if they wanted to keep it, they'd have to fight for it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

However, upon takeoff, a Pelican Dropship whose call sign was Victor 933 which had transported them to the base, crashed into the swamp as a result of enemy action. .Then, immediately after the crash, the pilots were able to record a message about their attackers, and calling them "Unknown Hostiles". These "Unknown Hostiles" were actually the Flood, and shortly afterward, they could be seen creeping throughout the swamp, as witnessed by John-117 when he was deployed into the area.^ Would it be so important that they were desperately trying extract it from the flood, and in doing so, brought about their own dissapearance?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But They kept the flood because it was the one thing they knew nothing about and as a highly advanced race, they could not have that.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A flood came, and they could save only those four things.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.At first, when he saw the Covenant scatter out of the Forerunner structure with AR fire, he believed them to be allied forces.^ They honestly believed that all the galaxy was going to get wiped out, so they fled the galaxy with their allies.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, not to be out done by some of the mega Halo Story Page posters, I'm going to continue on with a bit about why the Forerunners might have been so popular to the Covenant.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Covenant (Forerunners and allies), realized this when the Flood unleashed the most vicious form of themselves, a form that could not die from starvation because it could hibernate in a form of stasis deep underground.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, after he opened the door that Captain Keyes had unlocked, he learned the brutal truth through Private Jenkins' recording: this was no Covenant weapons cache.^ Regarding the door that the covies sealed and keyes then opened in 343 Guilty Spark.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The shores were rocky with seemingly no place to land, but by opening the doors at the tops of their head, they found a current that took them to a sandy beach.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We know through Captain Keyes's battle with the Flood parasite that the Flood have the ability to cosume the memories of their hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.He then proceeded to escape, escorted surviving marines to a drop zone, and encountered 343 Guilty Spark.^ During the mission 343 guilty spark, when you first come across the installation, I noticed something that caught my eye.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Further analysis of the installation found on the level 343 Guilty Spark: .
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As I've read in your site, 343 guilty spark describes the flood as 'spores' which are released when rangers tap into the spinal cord.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Guilty Spark then promptly teleports John 117 into the Library and quotes "The Flood is spreading.^ The debate over why human weapons are so useful against the flood despite Guilty Spark opinion.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When 343 Guilty Spark mentions that the flood change the atmosphere, their method may be by releasing spores.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

We must hurry!"
.The few surviving Covenant soldiers left were scattered and disorganized, and put up little resistance to numerous mangled Covenant corpses, disfigured by an unknown and mysterious force.^ How did they survive if they reproduce by eating other organisms and using them as carriers if no one was on halo until the humans and covenant showed up?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is presumed that the Covenant occupants of the research facility had moved through the structure in hopes of finding Forerunner artifacts, inadvertently releasing living Flood specimens.^ So it should be ASSUMED that the Forerunner would keep specimens of the Flood for research.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Forerunner, not unlike humanity, had the most basic instinctual drive of preservation and they rounded up/collected all specimens of the Flood they could find and they put them into specifically designed research facilities; i.e.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I speculate that the Forerunners were the religious forerunners to the Covenant and the current Covenant religious beliefs and political structure was developed as a result of Forerunner teachings.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Knowing full well what the Flood are capable of, the Covenant forces promptly locked the facility down and evacuated all personnel who survived the Flood's escape.^ The house floated on the flood, and all who had helped build it were saved in it.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We know from the novel The Flood that Elites are capable of speaking English, though they loath speaking it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, killing all of the Flood in the area would do nothing for all the rest streaming through the Floodgates.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Keyes and his team were unaware of this fact, and proceeded deeper into the facility ultimately coming across one of the unopened Flood Containment Chambers.^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There's been a lot of speculation about the flood-like plants in GS, and I think I may have an idea as to the nature of these plants (which are contained in one part of Halo that we see).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Max Warburg, who was one of the most distinguished and wisest men that I have ever come into contact with, had a principle of financing these movements.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Believing it was a weapons cache of some sort, they unlocked the door and were promptly attacked and assimilated by the Flood inside.^ If so, then it would seem that there would need to be some sort of a counterpart to the "Reclaimer", who would release the Flood rather than set off the Halo.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So I took a closer look at the flood spores and they reminded me of some kind of alien fish.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.With a large supply of "edible" sentient life now occupying the ring, the Flood began to multiply and infest most of Halo.^ Destroy the Flood by starvation by activating the halo and killing sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, the Flood feed on sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I've been thinking about how the Flood could be made to be less volatile or hazardous to the rest of sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Soon the infestation proved too great even for Halo's automated military force, the Sentinels to handle, and the ring's commanding AI, 343 Guilty Spark was forced to call upon a "Reclaimer" (John-117) to activate the array once more.^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ During the mission 343 guilty spark, when you first come across the installation, I noticed something that caught my eye.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On the level "343 Guilty Spark," if you actually take the time to listen to everything the frightened marine with the pistol yells at you, he says "That's what I did...I played dead.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hearing of the above events, John-117 was deployed to the area on the drop ship Echo 419, proceeding into the facility, only to find out that most of the Marines he had been assigned to rescue had succumbed to the Flood.^ You go in and find the Flood, including some Marines-turned-into-Flood (I think).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So what kind of weapon would pick out only things that are large enough to kill flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

Once again the menace of the Flood had risen...
Assault
.After the Flood's escape, the Covenant forces, which were widely stretched across Installation 04, were heavily engaged and were being overwhelmed by Flood forces.^ Also dropped to the proverbial cutting room floor were more omni-parasitic centered embellishments: "Flood-encrusted objects" and heavily besieged Covenant forces.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ More importantly than anything else, quoting Cortana in the level's opening, "The Covenant are terrified that the Flood will repair this cruiser and use it to escape the ring."
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.While at places the Covenant were able to hold the line by using vehicular and air support in the form of Ghost attack vehicles, Banshee fighters, and Wraith heavy tanks, the weaker Grunts and Jackals succumbed easily to the Flood, and the few Elites who remained were outnumbered and as a result were destroyed.^ I was reading the 2nd book (Halo: The Flood) today, the part where the ODSTs invade the T&R. Several of the scenes take place on the Covenant bridge.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This would explain a few scenes, firstly the [sic] Flood Elite [at the log].
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It wouldn't be that unusual for the Elites, Jackals, and Grunts to not know all of the specifics of the contents of the structure they've been sent to guard.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The UNSC, having a much smaller presence on the Ring, found out about the Flood's might a short while later, when a UNSC Orbital Drop Shock Trooper force engaged with the Covenant, near Alpha Base was ambushed by the Flood, with heavy casualties.^ They went looking for food after the flood, and when they returned, found food set out for them.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As has been mentioned, the flood were already out and about doing their thing, so why seal the door?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Also dropped to the proverbial cutting room floor were more omni-parasitic centered embellishments: "Flood-encrusted objects" and heavily besieged Covenant forces.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, one of the attacking combat forms, a UNSC Marine, Wallace A. Jenkins, one of the Marines in the original expeditionary mission to the supposed arms cache, was infected by an elderly infection form whose powers of infection had been dulled by years of hibernation, making Jenkins' conversion into a combat form incomplete.^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toltec (Mexico): One of the Tezcatlipocas (sons of the original dual god) transformed himself into the Sun and created the first humans to show up his brothers.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, it does mean they are not one of us, which should put people into a heightened sense of awareness and risk when dealing with them."
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jenkins was still able to resist the pervasive Flood entity in his mind, and although incapable of articulate speech and with a physiologically devastated body, Jenkins was able to betray the Flood through inarticulate hand gestures during an interrogation with Major Silva, informing the UNSC Marine battalion that the Flood planned to assault the UNSC base from a series of underground catacombs underneath their base.^ Keyes is still en-route which means when he went in, the flood decided to have a second dinner and munched on marine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A crab appeared and cut through the body of the snake, and the flood subsided.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Flood appear to infect dead bodies (remember Cortana's observation of the Flood gathering dead bodies in the "Keyes" level), then how did this marine escape?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.In response to this intelligence, the UNSC moved to secure them, thus preventing the Flood from staging another attack.^ Maybe they could prevent another species from evolving into the flood in another 1 billion years.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The people decided to make a new river, with the help of the animals, to prevent another great flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.By the time of these developments, Flood dominance over the Covenant was assured.^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Sentinels were unable to contain the Flood, and the Covenant and the UNSC were sustaining heavy loses and rapidly losing ground.^ Maybe the knowledge that the flood contain is the "Forbidden fruit of eden" that the covenant are fantically trying to protect?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Meanwhile, the Flood was occupying whole areas formerly held by the Covenant, although Covenant and Flood forces continued to wage war on the massive ice plains of the Ring.^ It continued to rain until the whole earth was flooded.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although the Covenant had the benefit of Shade stationary plasma turrets and vehicular/aerial support, the Flood had captured both UNSC and Covenant weapons, most notably M19 Rocket Launchers and massive numbers on their side.^ Can we save humanity from both the Covenant and the Flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It finally came down to a point where both sides could annihilate each other with various weapons (Halo's final weapon for example, and the most vicious infection forms of the Flood on the other hand).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

The Flood, however, were not unintelligent. .One of the UNSC personnel captured in the Marine force to the ex-Covenant arms cache was Captain Keyes, a brilliant naval strategist of the UNSC Navy.^ Keyes' stated reason for going down there in the first place was to retrieve an arms cache.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Humans The Master Chief Cortana Dr. Halsey Captain Keyes Miranda Keyes UNSC Forces SPARTAN Sergeant Johnson ONI .
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.When he was infected, instead of using him in combat, the parasitic infection form, while deleting his memories, felt that Keyes held vital information.^ Perhaps while a Flood infection form takes over the hosts body and suppresses their consciousness, the infection form also extracts the basic memories of their hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet if an infection form infects someone of higher rank and is more knowlegeble than the average host, like Captain Keyes or maybe a prophet, the infection form will automaticly start to transform them into a Command form or make it apart of a Gravemind like form.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Additional goal of this page is to summarise the most vital information about the philosophy of parasitism.
  • Parasitism - the philosphy of immorality, stagnation, aggression and unhappiness (in English) 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.anzwers.org [Source type: Original source]

Keyes knew the location of Earth, the birthplace and major planet of the human race, a planet with tremendous possible assimilation opportunities for the Flood. .Instead of becoming a combat form, he was merged with at least four other victims into a massive, engorged proto-gravemind] aboard the CCS-class Battlecruiser, Truth and Reconciliation, a Covenant warship that the Flood were relentlessly attacking.^ Found on the bridge of the Truth and Reconciliation, this large multi-appendaged amalgamation appears to be a combined symbioses including several, at least in this case, Human hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As a result they mutated into other forms.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So does this mean the flood is classified as a disease instead of a sentient life-form?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.While in the brain form state, The Flood began to comb his memories, Captain Keyes successfully withheld information about Earth by constantly accessing information available on his Command Neural Interface such as his name, rank, and serial number, until the Chief arrived.^ The Command form (as we learn through Keyes) has the ability to access host memory, strip it from them piece by piece, and utilize it to it's advantage; the lesser Flood also possess some semblance of this ability, though from what we have seen (Jenkins) it does not appear to have such a pronounced sense of self; it does not exert the same levels of mental force or operate nearly as methodically.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet if an infection form infects someone of higher rank and is more knowlegeble than the average host, like Captain Keyes or maybe a prophet, the infection form will automaticly start to transform them into a Command form or make it apart of a Gravemind like form.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it because the Flood know that Keyes is somehow special and interrogated/tortured him in order to gain information before turning him into a Flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

However, his arrival was too late, for Keyes was already dead. It was at that time the Master Chief punched a hole through Keyes' skull to get the Captain's CNI.
.The Covenant Flagship Truth and Reconciliation was a major point of concentration between the Covenant Special Operations units (SpecOps Elites and Grunts) and the Flood.^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Spartan IIIs, a logical human reaction to a terrible opponent (the Covenant) and a faltering war effort, are almost like a mix between the Spartan IIs and the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There's been some speculation as to why the Flood can infect other species, like the Elites, and yet not infect the Master Chief.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Flood had likely entered the warship previously, decimating most of the Covenant crew and garrison on board, leaving only isolated pockets of resistance, mostly small numbers of terrified Grunts and a few Elites aboard the vessel.^ This would explain a few scenes, firstly the [sic] Flood Elite [at the log].
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Several hours after you first encounter the Flood, you board the Covenant cruiser to save Keyes.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, below the Truth and Reconciliation, in a series of rocky canyons, the Covenant were much stronger in force, with large numbers of Elites augmented by Grunts, Jackals, and Hunters, fighting off the Flood.^ It is much easier to defend a small doorway than to fight off an army when you are standing in the middle of a large room (any decent Halo player will agree).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It wouldn't be that unusual for the Elites, Jackals, and Grunts to not know all of the specifics of the contents of the structure they've been sent to guard.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Found on the bridge of the Truth and Reconciliation, this large multi-appendaged amalgamation appears to be a combined symbioses including several, at least in this case, Human hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Covenant High Command on Installation 04, however, were terrified by the Flood presence.^ More importantly than anything else, quoting Cortana in the level's opening, "The Covenant are terrified that the Flood will repair this cruiser and use it to escape the ring."
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Why have the Forerunners decided to study alive floods in installation 04 ?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Analysis: If 343 GS' function is to prevent the Flood from leaving installation 04, then it stands to reason that he would busy himself in doing so, correct?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

Because the CCS-class battle cruiser had been damaged in a previous space battle with the Halcyon-class Cruiser, UNSC Pillar of Autumn, it had been grounded, awaiting repairs for at least two days. .After The Flood were discovered to be aboard the battle cruiser, the Covenant High Command sent a Special Operations strike force to the Truth and Reconciliation to commence immediate emergency repairs, prepare it for lift-off into space and neutralize The Flood.^ Is it because the Flood know that Keyes is somehow special and interrogated/tortured him in order to gain information before turning him into a Flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Choctaw (Mississippi): A prophet was sent by the high god to warn of a coming flood, but nobody took notice.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He sent a dog to see how high the tide had risen, and when the dog reported that the water was very near the top, the people were transformed into stone.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.These efforts, however, failed, with the Flood eventually retaking the vessel.^ They built the libraries on each Halo in an attempt to contain the flood through research, but they failed and eventually the flood won the day.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Later, the remaining UNSC Marine forces on the ring staged an assault on the Flood-held Truth and Reconciliation, and managed to neutralize most Flood forms on the cruiser in a swift assault, and prepared the battle cruiser for take-off with emergency repairs to escape from the ring to Earth.^ Does it mean that the Flood had gained access to the Truth and Reconcilliation or Pillar of Autumn, which had not really 'left' the ring, or did the Flood manage to board another ship and get away?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Pulse would have killed all the defending Forerunner on the Halo's but it most likely stranded the Flood on the Halo installations as well, leaving them to be discovered by an unfortunate UNSC Navy Captain 100,000 years later.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, there was tremendous risk: if the Flood-infected vessel travelled to Earth, if there was even "one" Flood form aboard, "Earth could fall," according to UNSC AI Wellsley, because of the Flood's exponential parasitic potential.^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These ship baring Flood scatter to the wind and one shows up on this world, another here, another there.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Diversity of language arose from their being scattered; there was but one speech before the flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Against orders, Marine officer McKay destroyed the warship with whatever Flood forms were still aboard, killing hundreds of UNSC personnel but saving Earth from the Flood.^ Debata, the Creator, sent a flood to destroy every living thing when the earth grew old and dirty.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And maybe 343GS had kept some Flood alive in order to attempt to retrieve some memories or info from whatever "brain" they may have in spore form (those computers are all about retrieving as much info as they can, regardless of the dangers that may present).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Keyes is still en-route which means when he went in, the flood decided to have a second dinner and munched on marine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

The fact that a single Flood form could can cause such destruction has been later supported in Halo 3 when Rtas' Vadum lectures Lord Hood: "One single Flood spore can destroy a species."
Defeat
.The Flood appeared to be interested in seizing space-capable vessels, in the hope of spreading itself away from the Halo installations and into the stars: they attacked the UNSC Pillar of Autumn, also.^ They had to attack vital white genetic interests by opening the floodgates of Third World immigration in the mid-1960's.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How about this, Halo destroys sentient life by RELEASING the Flood into the galaxy.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Once they got their hands on the ability virtually print money for themselves, they cleverly spread it among their fellow tribesmen to launder it into businesses around the country.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

After the UNSC cruiser's crash-landing onto the ring, and after engaging over fifteen enemy warships, it had been taken by the Covenant, although a UNSC raid had managed to temporarily retake the hull. .On the third and final day of the Battle of Installation 04, however, the Covenant were in control of the crashed warship when a Covenant patrol was ambushed by the Flood, infested, and when it returned into the vessel, the Covenant garrison was attacked by Elite Combat forms.^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Before returning to cause the second flood, Tistar, in the form of a white horse, battled the demon Apaosha, who took the form of a black horse.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.The combat forms were able to scatter before they could all be destroyed, and a steady trickle of Flood continued to enter the Pillar of Autumn through vents and openings in the hull, waging a tedious guerrilla battle against the Covenant security force on board.^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The shepherd and his six children gathered all the food and sheep they could and took them to the top of the very tall mountain Ancasmarca.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He sent lions, but they could not eat all of the people either.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Eventually, the Sentinels came on board, overwhelming the dwindling Covenant forces as the Flood began to come into the warship in full force, in the end almost completely obliterating the Covenant presence and severely limiting the Sentinels on board.^ I was reading the 2nd book (Halo: The Flood) today, the part where the ODSTs invade the T&R. Several of the scenes take place on the Covenant bridge.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A few drones can easily overwhelm a sentinel, as can the MC. After all this, the best theory I can come up with is this: The Flood are not carbon-based at all, or are not alive in the way we think of it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Even the strategy guides tell you that whenever you come across a Flood and Covenant battle, to aim for the Flood first.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Despite their best efforts and enormous numbers, the Flood, Covenant, and Sentinels were unable to stop John from detonating the wrecked warship's reactors and escaping in a C709 Longsword-class Interceptor while the thermonuclear detonation severed the ring world, destroying it and its capability to annihilate all sentient life and killing all remaining Flood on Installation 04 along with any other life forms that were on the ring.^ Destroy the Flood by starvation by activating the halo and killing sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Worlds that have the power to completely eradicate the galaxy of all sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Once all sentient life has been wiped out by the Flood, what do the Flood do?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

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Flood blood.

Threshold Gas Mine

.The Flood were also kept in the Forerunner-constructed Threshold Gas Mine, in one of the three peripheral arms of the station.^ But They kept the flood because it was the one thing they knew nothing about and as a highly advanced race, they could not have that.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps the Forerunners were afraid of what the Flood could one day become.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Of all of Halo's conundrums, this remains one of the most perplexing: Why did the Forerunner preserve the Flood, yet ensure the potential to destroy the Flood's food source at will?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

A small Covenant special forces strike team of three Phantoms laden with Elite Special Operations Elites and Special Operations Grunts, led by Special Operations Commander Rtas 'Vadumee and the Arbiter, were dispatched by the High Prophets to "silence" Sesa 'Refumee, the leader of the Heretics stationed within the mine that was encouraging dissent against the Prophets. .While the Covenant Special Operations force attempted to track down and assassinate him, Sesa 'Refumee and his forces, by accident or design, unleashed The Flood that were held within the station, and there was absolutely nothing they could do about it.^ They thought nothing could overcome them.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I've been thinking about how the Flood could be made to be less volatile or hazardous to the rest of sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.During the Arbiter's pursuit of Sesa 'Refumee, in which the Arbiter neutralized several weapons emplacements, and enemy Banshees, the Arbiter, Rtas 'Vadumee, two Special Operations Elites and two Special Operations Grunts entered into a laboratory[9], and the Heretics deliberately locked the doors: most likely by design, in order to crush the Covenant Special Operations force.^ Like Cecil Rhodes, Rockefeller, and others, he was directed to put it into foundations which would carry out the program of the World Order.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The covenant must have securely locked the Flood door before but then maybe an accident (presumably stupid grunts) opened it and a small portion of flood was let out before the covenant locked the door again without them noticing.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What is worse is that this new infectious form of the Flood was designed specifically to be most effective verse humans and Elites (the primary fighting force of the Covenant at the time).
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Heretics then released the Flood from containment in that arm of the station, locking The Arbiter and his five allies into a peripheral laboratory, and then besieging them with Infection Forms while Heretics duelled the Flood underneath them.^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How about this, Halo destroys sentient life by RELEASING the Flood into the galaxy.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.When that trap failed to annihilate them, instead dealing tremendous damage to the would-be trappers, 'Vadumee retreated to call for reinforcements and coordinate a continued assault while the Arbiter and any remaining allies pursued 'Refumee to a gigantic elevator that ran in the spine of the Flood-infested arm: while presumably used to transport gas conduits, its walls were rampant with ravenous Flood, and it ferried canisters full of Infection Forms.^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Even Halo's final weapon would not stop the Flood if this new infection form got a foot hold in this galaxy.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The tenuous, agonizing elevator was nicknamed "A Descent Into Hell".[10] The Arbiter's allies were slowly picked off as Flood attacked the elevator, with Sentinels continually hovering overhead and firing lasers into the stochastic fray.^ I have to disagree with some of the arguments for keeping the flood around that say things like 'we would not kill off all the sharks simply because the attack us."
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, the question is, who or what, could break a covenant force using a human assualt rifle no less, then ride down an elevator into a flood installation?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Finally, the Arbiter left the elevator into a second wide laboratory hall, where the Heretics attempted to lock out both the Arbiter and the Flood.^ He shot a second arrow at the shadow, wounding the animal, but the lynx escaped into the river, which then overflowed and flooded the whole country.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When the flood subsided, it left the lakes Titicaca and Poopo, and it left seashells on the Altiplano at elevations of 3660 m.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Costanzo made Sara Aldrete second-in-command of his cult, and directed her to supervise his followers while he was out shipping marijuana over the border into America.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Heretics' plan was not flawless, however: a handful of Heretic Elites were still present in the second laboratory when the Flood entered, and those Elites were presumably infected while a horrid tide of Infection Forms, Combat Forms, and Carrier Forms lurched into the hall as the Arbiter was forced to defend himself against them until the tide stilled and the doors were opened.^ Yet their doors are still open.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Flood would not be contained in rooms and attacked both the Covenant assassination force and the Heretics themselves.^ Can we save humanity from both the Covenant and the Flood?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I was thinking that if the Flood broke loose on a planet, and under the best of circumstances, the native race knew the danger of the Flood and left, the Flood would be relatively contained.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe the knowledge that the flood contain is the "Forbidden fruit of eden" that the covenant are fantically trying to protect?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Their voraciousness was too much for either the Heretics or their attendant Sentinels to contain, and the Flood passed on a pathway between their infested peripheral arm to the central core of the station, where they overwhelmed the Heretics there.^ A few drones can easily overwhelm a sentinel, as can the MC. After all this, the best theory I can come up with is this: The Flood are not carbon-based at all, or are not alive in the way we think of it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They built the libraries on each Halo in an attempt to contain the flood through research, but they failed and eventually the flood won the day.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

The Arbiter was continued to pursue Sesa 'Refumee, but was impeded by large waves of Flood crushing outnumbered the Heretic Elites, Heretic Grunts, and ever-dwindling number of Sentinels. .Eventually, the Sentinel presence was completely obliterated as the Flood spread to the upper levels of the station.^ Flood that you meet in the chamber spread around the station destroy the elevator from below.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

However, the Arbiter managed to sever the cables that secured the gas mine to its support structure higher in the atmosphere. This caused it to plummet into the maelstrom as the Arbiter tracked down and eliminated the Heretic Leader. .While the Arbiter and 'Refumee were engaged in battle, the Monitor 343 Guilty Spark explained that the act of cutting the cables was a fail safe in case of outbreak and that any remaining Flood (and, presumably, remaining Heretics) would be killed once the facility entered the planet's solid Nitrogen core.^ The debate over why human weapons are so useful against the flood despite Guilty Spark opinion.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ During the mission 343 guilty spark, when you first come across the installation, I noticed something that caught my eye.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

Battle of Installation 05

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The Flood were in search of the Index, a device which would deprive UNSC and Covenant forces from the privilege of assured destruction of their race.
.Unlike on Installation 04, where the Sentinels had contained the Flood until the Covenant began to meddle with the Forerunner containment measures, on Installation 05, the Flood had been in continual war since the firing of the Halos 100,000 years ago.^ After the "Cold War" began, the financiers continued their efforts to aid the Soviets.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It continued to rain until the whole earth was flooded.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Arawak (Guyana): Since its creation, the world has been destroyed twice, once by fire and once by flood, by the great god Aiomun Kondi because of the wickedness of mankind.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Even up to 2552, the Flood was presumably dwindling with no fresh supply of hosts (perhaps involved more in hiding than open warfare).^ Since then, there have been no more famines or floods.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If this is the case then the Flood are nothing more than an endangered species that is making a comeback, kinda like the California Condor.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This would effectively kill off any sentient life on planets, moons, and perhaps the teleporting burst could even transfer the flood to starships.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, like on Installation 04, the fresh suitable host bodies of a newly-arrived Covenant armada and a UNSC strike force fuelled the Flood's exponential parasitic capabilities, and Flood infestation increased at a surprisingly rapid rate, and within hours, Sentinel forces were being overrun, causing a risk that the Ring would fall to the parasite.^ Despite its present hegemony, the World Order of parasitism realizes that it is always subject to being dislodged, which, in effect, would mean its destruction.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She warned him that her parents, Kahinalii and Hinakaalualumoana, would cause the ocean to flood the land so that her brothers, the pao'o fish, may search for her.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ World Order, which would allow any type of perversion, as long as the host peoples tolerated the presence of the parasite.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In order for the activation of the Halos and the facilitation of the ultimate Flood containment measure to occur, a Reclaimer had to retrieve the Index from Installation 05's own Library, making the Library a high-priority target for the Flood: if it could control the Library and prevent any Reclaimer from entering, it would make itself essentially invulnerable.^ The New York Times Index for the period of Hoover's presidency, 192933, contains no references to either Stanford or the Hoover Library.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He told the other good people, and they decided they would make a dugout boat from the largest cedar they could find.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Even the site of the Dome of the Rock Mosque that many Zionists would like to level in order to make way for the Third Temple is subject to doubt.
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Installation 05's Library was nestled in a tenuous series of wintry and snowy canyons, and boasted three levels of defence: an exterior Sentinel Wall kilometres in the distance, an underground honeycombed facility that created large amounts of Sentinels that impeded any invaders from advancing, a Containment Shield, an energy shield that denied access by any means to the Library until it was deactivated, and a Quarantine Zone, a biological "airlock"[11] that would prevent the Flood from spreading any further. This multi-tiered defence was presided over by hundreds of Sentinels and Sentinel Majors, and a handful of Enforcers.
.However, two external forces, the Covenant and the United Nations Space Command, wanted the Index as well: the Covenant, to activate the Halos and set off the misinterpreted "sublimation event"[12] of the Great Journey, and the UNSC, to secure the Index and prevent the Covenant from doing so.^ Their philosophy of Hegelian determinism called for setting up two opposing forces, thesis and anti-thesis, which .
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^ If not, the offended nation can exercise military force, as Great Britain did in its Opium Wars.
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^ However, for the purposes of this article I want to cover the brand of chutzpah that ultimately creates major national security threats.
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.The Covenant sent an Elite Strike Team of Special Operations Elites, commanded by Special Operations Commander Rtas 'Vadumee and led into battle by the Arbiter, to retrieve the Index in a multi-staged assault.^ After Ho was out of danger, a special OSS contingent, the Deer Team, was sent to Ho's headquarters in Nov.
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However, first, the Covenant needed to deactivate the Containment Shield by disconnecting its power generator in the centre of the Sentinel Wall. .Previously, a force of Brutes, Grunts and Jackals had been dispatched to complete that operation, but they were overwhelmed by Sentinel defenders and forced into defending positions instead of attacking ones.^ Although this list shows the Rothschild group as only one of fourteen, in fact they hold large positions or influence in the other groups of this list.
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^ In order to become the Light Unto The Nations, the Jews had to put the Nations into complete Darkness, and so they did.
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^ Only control over bank operations providing they are merged into one state bank will allow, simultaneously with other measures which can easily be put into effect the actual levying of income tax without concealment of property and income.
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The Arbiter was personally ordered by the Prophet of Truth to find and retrieve the "Sacred Icon" (the Covenant term for the "Index") for the Covenant. .Because the Sentinels activated the Containment Shield, he could not be directly air-dropped to the Library.^ Whereas I would say 96 to 97% of the others have always been vile and vulgar -- I could not read them on the air because the Federal Communications Commission would come down on me.
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Instead, he had to land at the periphery of the Sentinel Wall, disable the generator, and then proceed. Tartarus deployed the Arbiter in a Phantom drop ship, where the Arbiter demounted, entered the first half of the Sentinel Wall, where there was evidence of heavy Covenant casualties and abandoned infrastructure, making his way down through the facility and finally deactivating the Containment Shield. .While the first half of the Sentinel Wall had remained pristine, the second half, the one buttressing the Quarantine Zone, was infested by Flood.^ If one checks the opinions of people about UFOnauts, then it turns out that around a half of people believes that UFOnauts do exist, in turn the remaining half believes that UFOnauts do NOT exist at all.
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^ Tamil (southern India): Half of the land mass Kumari Kandam, which was south of India, sank in a great flood, destroying the first Tamil Sangam (literary academy).
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^ One day the man took half of them to visit God, who gave them clothes; the others remained naked.
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.Sentinel resistance had been destroyed in some segments of the Flood-Infested Wall[13], and in heavily infested areas, The Flood appeared to be beginning to terraform the Forerunner facility, spreading murky spores into the air.^ Then he poured out a bag of honey which came down so heavily it flooded the area.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The frilled lizards had made shelters on mountains, and some animals managed to make their way there, but nearly all life was destroyed in the great flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The gods revealed their identity, led the couple up the mountains, and showed them the whole valley flooded, destroying all homes but the couple's, which was transformed into a marble temple.
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.The UNSC deployed a number of Marines to fight through the Flood-Infested Wall, but they were grossly overrun.^ In fact, they have grossly inflated casualty numbers and have exaggerated circumstances and have even shamelessly created a whole Holocaust industry to thoroughly exploit white guilt.
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.The Arbiter was able to battle through hundreds of Flood forms that had taken residence in the Flood-Infested Wall, which had entered through wall-mounted conduits, although later, the Covenant deployed a team of three Special Operations Elites in the lower levels of the Flood-infested Wall, although those were killed as well.^ Before returning to cause the second flood, Tistar, in the form of a white horse, battled the demon Apaosha, who took the form of a black horse.
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^ A week later Noah sent out a dove, and on its third flight it returned with an olive leaf plucked from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, for the Holy Land had not suffered from the flood.
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^ Although the war was going well for those who had promoted it, hostilities were ended somewhat abruptly by the unforeseen intervention of an aide to the Czar of Russia, Maj.
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.Finally, the Arbiter was able to make his way out of the Flood-Infested Wall, emerging at the ground levels: the Quarantine Zone.^ Even the site of the Dome of the Rock Mosque that many Zionists would like to level in order to make way for the Third Temple is subject to doubt.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is more common for gentiles to get deal-making exposure only after they have worked their way up to higher levels of management in mid to late career.
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.With the Sentinel Wall compromised by the Covenant and the Flood, and the Containment Shield lowered by the Arbiter, there was only one last line of Forerunner defences: the Quarantine Zone.^ Although there is no statue of George Peabody in the Wall Street area, there is one in London, just opposite .
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^ She was his only daughter; there was also one son, David, who married Mary Grandin, Patricia's roommate at boarding school, and heiress of a wealthy Philadelphia family.
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^ The period of 1820 onwards became the 'Age of the Rothschilds' so that at the middle of the century it was a common dictum : There is only one power in Europe and that is Rothschild."
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.There was a significantly elevated number of Enforcers present, even automated sentinel construction factories flying over watch, and automated factories built into the landscape, each churning out Enforcers and Sentinels, further swelling their numbers even in intense combat.^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All the present antagonists fighting in Jerusalem over the "temple site" (who are out to turn their bombs and guns into plowshares) are warring over (and for) the wrong place.
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^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

Here, The Flood demonstrated their unusual technical aptitude, commandeering Covenant and even UNSC vehicles, possessing dozens of Ghosts, Wraiths, Warthogs, and Scorpions to do battle with the hovering Enforcers. Flood forces also boasted large numbers of Combat Forms, which appeared to infiltrate the Containment Zone by means of arced chasms that periodically punctured the ground, emitting a green mist and appearing to be of indefinite depth, perhaps linkages to the Flood-infested underground.
.Six Special Operations Elites, along with Rtas'Vadumee, were airdropped at the periphery of the Quarantine Zone by means of Covenant drop pods, and The Arbiter joined them, rallying their efforts to secure a landing zone against large numbers of Flood attackers.^ For six days he embarked animals upon the new island; then the land was large enough for he himself to go ashore.
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^ Six times the fox ran around the island; by the seventh time, the land was as large as it was before the flood, and the animals disembarked, followed by Wise Man with his wife (who was also his sister) and son.
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^ This means the core temperature of the brain has dropped into the death zone.
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Using the advantages of elevated ground, Shielded Plasma Cannons, and a Deployable Lookout Tower, the small Special Operations contingent was able to hold an LZ for a Phantom to drop off a Spectre and a pair of Ghosts. Meanwhile, 'Vadumee commanded his men to assist the Arbiter in forging towards the centre of the Flood-infested Quarantine Zone, so that the Arbiter may reach the Library and take the Sacred Icon.
The Flood, despite a significant vehicular and infantry presence in Quarantine Zone surrounding the Library, was unable to deny access to the Covenant and the UNSC. Miranda Keyes managed to slip the In Amber Clad through the Forerunner Enforcer patrols, while the Covenant launched a ground borne attack through the battling Flood and Sentinels led by the Arbiter. Later In Amber Clad is captured by The Flood. vicky

Attack On High Charity

.SPARTAN-117, who had arrived with Keyes and Johnson, met the Arbiter for the first time in the clutches of the Gravemind, the central controlling intelligence of the Flood hive, created from the combined intellect of tens of thousands of assimilated corpses.^ This gave them a social base from which they could later help create and control England's central bank, which in turn gave them an important base to later spring over to America and create America's central bank.
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^ Beneath them are ten thousand politicians, businessmen, media personalities, and academicians who, with the aid of religious operatives, implement the orders from London.
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^ Jino (southern Yunnan, China, near Mekong R.): From the time of creation, people's lives were happy and peaceful, but one year a great flood came.
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Gravemind attempted to convince the Arbiter, against his own beliefs through the use of the captured Monitor, 2401 Penitent Tangent, and the semi-revived Prophet of Regret. Still unswayed, although in question of his religion, the Arbiter prompted the Gravemind to show him, by "stopping the key from turning.", transporting SPARTAN-117 to High Charity and the Arbiter to Delta Halo's Control Room respectively.
.Taking advantage of the distraction that SPARTAN-117's presence caused, as well as the ensuing Covenant Civil War, Gravemind took the opportunity to deliver himself as well as a multitude of Flood underlings onto In Amber Clad and then jumped the UNSC ship inside High Charity, whereupon it immediately crashed into the city's superstructure to deliver its infectious cargo, while a wave of Flood-controlled Pelican Dropships delivered Flood all over the city.^ All were drowned in the ensuing flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It takes money to promote a civil war.
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^ The flood rose high enough to drench their tails, leaving them drenched-looking for all time.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

The ill-equipped and distracted populace were no match for the Flood onslaught, and the Covenant Holy City was quickly overrun, with even the Prophet of Mercy falling victim to an infection form.
.The Flood soon spread to every district, and Flood spores began to infiltrate and overload the ventilation systems; the whole city was becoming Terra-formed into a massive Flood Hive.^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
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^ Probably a prophet that the forerunners worshipped or something, evolved into a godly flood form because of years of containment and being around flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood spread over Queen Katife's country (drowning her) and several cities in Africa.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

Gravemind regularly rebutted the words of comfort the Prophet of Truth delivered to the city’s population over the comm system, to sadistically instil more panic and unease. .SPARTAN-117, having successfully stayed in front of the wave of Flood running rampant in the streets, stowed away on the Dreadnought that was leading the Truths fleet to Earth as well as transporting the Prophet of Truth.^ Well-funded players also create front organizations to leak disinformation into media, create "limited hang out" stories, and smear truth tellers.
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.Cortana, who had to stay behind to manage the situation should Installation 05 be fired, was left in the clutches of Gravemind, who could potentially learn all possible Human knowledge from her.^ He said only a few people, with special preparation for the knowledge, should know all four names, or the world would change too suddenly.
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^ I have met many women who learned nothing about the Torah except that they could not touch the Torah because they menstruate..
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^ Netsilik Eskimo: A flood killed all animals and humans except for two Shaman, who survived in a boat.
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Earth, The Ark, And The Flood's Defeat

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UNSC Marines being infected by the Flood.
"Child of my enemy, why have you come? I offer no forgiveness; a father's sins pass to his son."
— Gravemind on the level Cortana
"I am a timeless chorus. Join your voice with mine, and sing victory everlasting."
— Gravemind on the level Floodgate
"Of Course, you came for her... We exist together now, two corpses, in one grave."
— Gravemind on the level Cortana
.At the conclusion of the Battle of Voi, with the Prophet of Truth activating the Portal and the Brute fleet escaping to the Ark, a Flood infested Covenant cruiser slipped out of Slipspace and crashed into the city of Voi.^ The giant Og, king of Bashan, was also too big and escaped the flood sitting atop the ark.
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^ He shot a second arrow at the shadow, wounding the animal, but the lynx escaped into the river, which then overflowed and flooded the whole country.
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^ Well-funded players also create front organizations to leak disinformation into media, create "limited hang out" stories, and smear truth tellers.
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.In order to prevent the Flood from escaping and infecting the entire planet, Miranda Keyes ordered John-117 to detonate the cruiser's reactors and search the ship for Cortana, causing the city of Voi to be destroyed and the Flood there eliminated.^ One day, a group of ragged Indians came and warned the proud inhabitants that the city would be destroyed by earthquake, flood, and fire.
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^ Evidence of the flood can still be seen in the form of drowned cities on the coast of Africa and ship moorings high above the coast of the Black Sea.
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^ She warned him that her parents, Kahinalii and Hinakaalualumoana, would cause the ocean to flood the land so that her brothers, the pao'o fish, may search for her.
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As John-117 and the Arbiter fought their way to the ship, the Shadow of Intent arrived and deployed an Elite task force to aid UNSC marines. .Master Chief, with the help of the Elites, was able to battle through Flood forces, including newly encountered Pure Form Flood to reach the crashed cruiser where he found a message from Cortana.^ Proof of the flood is found in the form of sea fossils on high mountains.
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^ Before returning to cause the second flood, Tistar, in the form of a white horse, battled the demon Apaosha, who took the form of a black horse.
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^ The flood destroyed all animals left on earth, including the Prince of animals, whose bones can still be found.
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.Upon this discovery, 343 Guilty Spark arrived pledging his assistance to the Reclaimers.^ Further analysis of the installation found on the level 343 Guilty Spark: .
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Regarding the door that the covies sealed and keyes then opened in 343 Guilty Spark.
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^ Or does 343 Guilty Spark have other, more domestic, duties besides browsing the Library and slowly going mad?
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With the Flood spreading, Master Chief boarded a Phantom while the Elites went on to glass the infected areas. .The forces, fulfilling their mission of removing the Flood from Earth, retreated back to the Elite carrier, the Shadow of Intent, along with Cortana's message and Guilty Spark.^ Papago (Arizona): Back when the sun was closer to the earth, Coyote foresaw the coming of a flood, gnawed down a great tree, entered it, and sealed the opening.
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^ When the flood subsided, he waited five days and sent out the sandpiper, which came back and cried, "Ee-wee-wee", indicating the earth was too wet to walk upon.
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^ When he lifted the basket just a little, water came out full force, flooding the earth.
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A group of Flood on the reconstructed Installation 04 (II).
.With the assistance of 343 Guilty Spark, Cortana's message was repaired, revealing a solution to the Flood menace on the Ark.^ The debate over why human weapons are so useful against the flood despite Guilty Spark opinion.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When 343 Guilty Spark mentions that the flood change the atmosphere, their method may be by releasing spores.
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To Lord Hood's disapproval, Miranda Keyes led UNSC forces allied with the Arbiter's and Rtas 'Vadum's Elites through the Portal.
.On the Ark, while attempting to lower the shield surrounding the Ark's citadel, the infested High Charity made a slip space jump and smashed into the Ark, releasing the Flood inside the structure and causing an infestation on the newly built replacement for the destroyed Installation 04. After retrieving Cortana from the derelict High Charity, SPARTAN-117 was able to kill all Flood present on the Ark and the replacement Installation 04 by activating the unfinished Halo using the Index Cortana retained from the first Halo.^ The husband killed it, and its blood caused the flood.
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^ But the flood waters were still too high, and to lower them, the bittern swallowed them all.
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^ The flood rose high enough to drench their tails, leaving them drenched-looking for all time.
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The ring's activation also presumably killed the Gravemind. .The Master Chief also destroyed High Charity by blasting its reactors causing them to go critical and killing the billions of Flood that were present when High Charity was destroyed in a huge explosion to destroy the flood.^ The husband killed it, and its blood caused the flood.
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^ Yurok (north California coast): The sky fell and hit the water, causing high breakers that flooded all the land.
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^ This flood separated the Carib's islands from the mainland and caused their present terrain.
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Aftermath

.With Gravemind destroyed, and the entire Flood on the Ark gone, it is more probable that the Flood still exist on the other Halo rings, excluding Installation 05 (although it is possible that all of the Flood on Installation 05 didn't leave and there are still some there as that Installation was never destroyed) or any other remaining Forerunner Installations.^ But there were still some good people.
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^ Since then, there have been no more famines or floods.
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^ Other earthquakes and more rain followed, and a flood soon covered the ruined city; this water is Lake Titicaca today.
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.The fact that the Flood was never originally from this galaxy to begin with further complicates the issue.^ Complicating the picture even further is the fact that governments around the world spend untold hundreds of billions of dollars for intelligence operations services.
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.Perhaps that is why the Forerunners preserved some Flood for research on the Halo rings instead of destroying them all, since the Flood would return sooner or later and it would be better to fight a researched enemy rather than a foreign one.^ A later book, "Intrepid's Last Case" notes that: "What some would later call the secret SIS Secret Occupation of Manhattan began in 1990.
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^ Atum said he will destroy all he made and return the earth to the Primordial Water which was its original state.
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^ One day, a group of ragged Indians came and warned the proud inhabitants that the city would be destroyed by earthquake, flood, and fire.
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For now, the Flood are seemingly defeated. .Also, after the activation of the replacement Installation 04 in Halo 3, Gravemind sent one final telepathic message to the Master Chief, claiming that this was "another long stretch of time," for it, suggesting that it may still exist, despite the destruction of High Charity and the Ark.^ Some thus escaped destruction and may still be found hidden in certain caverns.
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^ The ark drifted for a long time, and provisions began to run low.
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^ New York Times noted, "The Guaranty Trust has long been known as one of the 'Morgan group'.
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.It is also a possibility that it is in fact referring to other Graveminds, because as stated in several Terminals, there was more than one present during the Flood-Forerunner War.^ Since then, there have been no more famines or floods.
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^ The Jews are more subject to diseases of the nervous system than the other races and peoples among which they dwell.
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^ Diversity of language arose from their being scattered; there was but one speech before the flood.
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Developmental Stages

The Flood go through 4 distinct developmental changes.
  • 1. Feral stage is the lowest form: communicating via pheromones, and have the natural instinct to harvest enough calcium to establish a viable Gravemind. (Seen in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2.)
  • .
  • 2. Coordinated stage is when the Flood become truly dangerous; they now take orders from the Gravemind that was created in the first stage.^ I have known Jews who are so good at creating a fantasy world for themselves so that they virtually believe their own lies while "on stage."
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although they may marry and have children, pyschologically they remain eunuchs, those who have forsworn their manhood to become palace servants of the World Order.
    • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Criminals often operate in an analogous manner, becoming more dangerous and vicious as they become more organized and powerful and gain free reign.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(Seen in Halo 2)
  • 3. Interstellar stage allows the Flood to take control of most technology and spread throughout the galaxy to infect more hosts.^ As they cohabit with the gentile community, and as their sedentary mode of life becomes more widely practiced, these degenerative diseases begin to appear throughout the host community.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    (Seen in Halo 3)
  • 4. Intergalactic stage[14] the last known stage the Flood enters, theoretically, in which it utilizes all captured technology to depart to uninfected galaxies to further replicate. It is assumed that the Flood that had arrived in the Milky Way had descended from Intergalactic level Flood. (Not seen yet).

Biology

File:Flood wall.jpg
A wall covered in heavy Flood biomass: evidence of advanced infestation
.The Flood, a parasitic species, infects individual organisms and causes them to undergo different stages of organized transformation into various "forms". A Flood's chosen form depends on the species of creature infested, and the usefulness of the infected body.^ Its cause isn't certain, but it may have been made the the three brothers Qoaqlqal, who travelled the country transforming things until they themselves were transformed into stones.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Before returning to cause the second flood, Tistar, in the form of a white horse, battled the demon Apaosha, who took the form of a black horse.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The first flood drowned the creatures, but the dead noxious creatures went into holes in the earth.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.All Flood biomass is made up of the differentiable Flood Super Cell.^ When the people saw the flood coming, they made a giant canoe and filled it with five people and a male and female of all plants and animals.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The frilled lizards had made shelters on mountains, and some animals managed to make their way there, but nearly all life was destroyed in the great flood.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The gods revealed their identity, led the couple up the mountains, and showed them the whole valley flooded, destroying all homes but the couple's, which was transformed into a marble temple.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.The flood also exhibits a strange ability to alter the environment to suit their own needs.^ A bank robber wants everyone else to be honest and not steal his money, but he wants to be able to steal other people's money when it suits his own personal needs.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.The only known pathway for Flood reproduction and survival is by the infestation and assimilation of other species.^ Only they survived the flood, which covered all the land.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The life forms kept on the Halos are safe - this is a known fact, the Floods continued existence can only be explained this way.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Capable of surviving extreme environments ranging from -75 to +53 degrees Celsius and even underwater (in early stages of life), the Flood can withstand harsh environments of all known colonized planets.^ After all, the Flood feed on sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A list of all flood peaks that exceed a chosen base stage or discharge, regardless of the number of peaks occurring in a year.
  • Science in Your Watershed - General Introduction and Hydrologic Definitions 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC water.usgs.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ A weapon (the Flood) that feuls on ALL life should be destroyed, by all accounts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.It would seem that the Flood can infest any living organism but that they prefer hosts with a large brain capacity to accelerate the formation and expansion of the Gravemind hive intelligence and the Flood intelligence as a whole.^ When the flood subsided, people landed at the nearest land and lived where they had landed.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The brother and sister did not know how they would live, for they had eaten all the rice that was stored in the chest.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Khuno sent a flood that spared their lives but destroyed everything they had managed to build and grow.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.They are only as intelligent as the beings they infect, therefore the more cunning the enemy the more dangerous the Flood will be.^ Because of the flood, the platypuses had decided that the animals, birds, and reptiles were their enemies and only moved about at night.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A flood came, and they could save only those four things.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Only they survived the flood, which covered all the land.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

Neurological

.Infection forms selectively target other species that possess sentient intelligence and are of sufficient biomass, and can infest living or dead bodies.^ At that time a tree called the Pullao formed an arch between the Llantapa and Vichoca mountains; in it lived monkeys, toucans, and other birds.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Infection forms have long tendrils that pierce the skin of the host and find their way to the spinal cord.^ Then once an infection form has an understanding of their hosts basic social and military status the infection form can then determine in what form the host can better serve the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The conspirators knew that their parasitic way of life would not be long endured by any host.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps while a Flood infection form takes over the hosts body and suppresses their consciousness, the infection form also extracts the basic memories of their hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.From here they synchronize with the host, matching frequencies with the host's nervous system and taking over brain functions, completely rewriting the psychology of the creature to the ravenous and voracious psyche of The Flood, although retaining higher-level cognitive abilities, such as combat techniques and technical knowledge which may be useful.^ And unfortunately for the host, the nervous system is considered a useful system."
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Johnson's blood stream, but are "dead" because they could not take over the sarge's nervous system, but because of their ability to stay dormant, what if the sarge comes into contact with another person and passes the flood virus to another person which can be infected?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Female indigobirds also imprint on their hosts and apparently use host song both to choose their mates and the nests they parasitize (Payne et al.
  • Molecular Genetic Perspectives on Avian Brood Parasitism -- Sorenson and Payne 42 (2): 388 -- Integrative and Comparative Biology 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC icb.oxfordjournals.org [Source type: Academic]

.However, resistance of the host is completely destroyed, as the original mind's memories are systematically erased, leaving only a simplistic and primal urge to assimilate other species and destroy them.^ Lagonosticta senegala , the usual host of this indigobird species, while other males mimicked the song of a novel host, the brown firefinch L. nitidula .
  • Molecular Genetic Perspectives on Avian Brood Parasitism -- Sorenson and Payne 42 (2): 388 -- Integrative and Comparative Biology 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC icb.oxfordjournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Preferred definitive host: Difficult to determine since there are 10 named species among humans, birds, and other mammals.
  • PARASITES 31 January 2010 13:48 UTC www.cbu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • PARASITES 18 September 2009 9:27 UTC www.cbu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ However, this is the world view of the parasite, who is concerned only with obtaining his sustenance from the host.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

During the early stages of infestation, when the host still retains its original consciousness, there are distinct somatosensory sensations: first the host's extremities grow numb and their lungs feel heavy[15]. .Then, the greater Flood intelligence begins to take over the mind, and sensation becomes increasingly indistinct: the host's vision seems to be "a gauzy white haze", but the host can make out shapes[16] and the host can hear a low droning through the ordeal.^ Zuni (New Mexico): A great flood once forced the Zunis out of their valley to take refuge on a nearby tableland.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As they cohabit with the gentile community, and as their sedentary mode of life becomes more widely practiced, these degenerative diseases begin to appear throughout the host community.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Another pelican came up when he was halfway through with these preparations, but not knowing what to make of the strange half black and half white creature, pecked him and killed him.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Finally, once physiological mutilation occurs, the host can vaguely feel dramatic changes to its own body: the limbs feel to the host as if they are made of a spongy liquid and the lungs itch as well[17].^ They are not required by parasitic animals which live a relatively sheltered existence on or inside the bodies of their hosts amid a relative abundance of food."
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because they define themselves in terms of their hosts, they are less self-restrained once a host fails to restrain them.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Last, but not least, they were malevolently destructive on their host population in a way that showed "viral persistency" for well over six centuries.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.They can use the vocal cords of Brutes, Humans, and Elites to communicate as well as the moans they use as observed on The Covenant where the drop pod crashes into the third shield tower.^ Sotuknang appeared and told them to look back, and they saw the islands, the last remnants of the Third World, sink into the ocean.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He made more solid land by dropping five mud cakes into the ocean and telling them to expand when they hit the bottom.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They use a script (not simply a succession of pictures) to communicate ideas.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.If you hide behind one of the spires you can sometimes hear them say things like "Where is he"(Uncommon), "Don't hide from me"(Common), and "You will be ours"(Occasionally).^ In fact, you know, on more than one occasion I have even had them even say things to me like "Mikey Piper, where is your diaper."
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is similar to the Secret Service approach where one must first know what a real dollar bill looks like before you can identify counterfeit versions.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Field also says, "For one thing, Wilson not only loved Baruch, he ADMIRED him.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is likely that this is Gravemind speaking through the infected hosts, as he does this just before you team up with him towards the end of The Covenant.^ Certainly you have never voted him into any office, yet what he says and does has an effect upon us all.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rangi waded through water up to his chin to reach the temple of the supreme god Rongo, and appealed to him.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is similar to the Secret Service approach where one must first know what a real dollar bill looks like before you can identify counterfeit versions.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

Gravemind can also speak through Tank Forms. .However, it is unknown how he does this since they are pure flood matter, unless the Flood engineered Tank Forms too have vocal chords.^ However, it does mean they are not one of us, which should put people into a heightened sense of awareness and risk when dealing with them."
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

Physiological

.While baseline neurological assimilation is the same regardless of host species, The Flood's infestation includes physiological mutilation, which is species-specific.^ Perhaps the bacteria also stimulates the manufacture and release of certain 'flood' hormones (which become airborne) that keep large groups of hosts together and on the same wavelength.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, have allopatric populations of a parasitic species independently evolved egg or nestling mimicry of the same host species?
  • Molecular Genetic Perspectives on Avian Brood Parasitism -- Sorenson and Payne 42 (2): 388 -- Integrative and Comparative Biology 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC icb.oxfordjournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ In the past, mere presence of a piroplasm in a specific host frequently prompted naming of a new species.

.Higher-level species capable of combat, such as Humans, Brutes, or Elites, are selectively infected to become Combat Forms.^ Looking at species which have become completely "hardwired" towards parasitism can give us some important clues about traits to look for in sizing up human criminal groups, even if most forms of human criminality involve componants of learning.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The gods made people in human form from ears of corn, different colors of corn becoming different tribes.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In contrast, elite Jews have become ever more aggressive at applying high level arm-twisting deal pressure on Congress and other American institutions.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

Combat forms retain the general profile of their original species, although they are significantly mutated. Organ-based systems' physiology are corrupted, organ-specific functions are decentralized, and body cavities are decayed, making hit box-selective incapacitation impossible; organ functions are decentralized, thus, decapitation does not down a combat form. Furthermore, highly area-specific munitions, such as sniper rifle projectiles, are completely ineffective, as picking off selective areas of a combat form leads to no wide-scale physiological impediments, and the projectile will punch through the decayed flesh rapidly, punching through and exiting the other side of the combat form without consequence. .Combat forms also generate tentacles very quickly without regard for the skeletal structure of the host, with tentacles protruding from the combat form at odd locations, typically localized to the chest axial regions, such as the neck, armpits, or torso.^ Jews are uniquely equipped to engage in perpetual forms of soft 4th generation warfare in the midst of relatively peaceful and unassuming gentile host communities.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What if Keyes in Halo 1 , and this tentacled menace in Halo 2 were such communication forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The 'infected trees' may demonstrate how life forms without nerve impulses are only infected very superficially.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

A single arm is oftentimes mutated to a claw like or tentacle-like structure that multifurcates at its terminus, with strange multiple angular hand-like entities replacing the hand. The musculature of the combat form dramatically changes as well, and the combat form is given prodigious arm and leg strength, allowing for heavy blows with its arm-like structures and for incredible speed and jumping height with its legs. .Metabolic requirements, however, appear to be extreme on the organism: blood vessels become extremely prominent on the surface of the Combat Form, with thick and distinct blood-coloured vessels spawning all across the creature's surface, most prominently so on the head.^ Vishnu told him that in seven days all the corrupt creatures will be destroyed by a deluge, but Satyavrata would be saved in a large vessel.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

File:Flood Eat.jpg
A Marine being attacked by an Infection Form.

Countermeasures

.Because of the millennium of Flood existence, it is believed that the Flood have evolved so extensively that there are few direct countermeasures against infection.^ A few saved themselves on a knoll called Mora by the Spaniards and Katuta by the Indians, staying there until the flood went down.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.There is no confirmed way to effectively stop a Flood infection when an Infection Form attacks a host.^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since then, there have been no more famines or floods.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's been proposed that the Forerunner were built much like humans, but there are any number of possible ways that they would not be "appetizing" to the Flood.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

However, a possible exception is to have Boren's Syndrome, a neurological condition where radiological exposure causes electrical anomalies in the host nervous system. The neural frequencies of the host are scrambled, although without negative manifestations to the host. .However, it has been suggested that during Flood infection, the infection form is unable to rewrite the psychology of the host, and is unable to proceed to large-scale physiological mutation as well for an unknown reason, although Flood DNA is spliced into host DNA, even imparting the host with increased regenerative capabilities.^ Large scale currency transactions were handled for the OSS by an underworld figure named Lemaigre-Dubreuil, who was shot by unknown gunmen at his Casablanca home.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The vulture returned that evening without the arrow, so Tumbainot reasoned that it must have landed on carrion, and that the flood was receding.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The child offers the chance of long term genetic survival to his parents, whereas the parasite undermines the long term genetic interests of its host and may even drive it into extinction.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.Avery J. Johnson, having Boren's Syndrome, escaped the containment facility in which The Flood attacked two squads of UNSC Marines.^ Cañari (Quito, Ecuador): Two brother escaped a great flood on top of the tall mountain Huaca-yñan.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, there is some reason to suspect that this was due to his past in the ORION Project, and that the Boren's Syndrome explanation was invented to hide it.^ However, even here there can be some interesting little twists which make one wonder about what the real underlying feelings are.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

The truth in this matter remains uncertain.
.While Boren's Syndrome left untreated may leave you immune to the Flood, leaving it untreated usually equates to death within a couple years.^ I may not deceive you as well as myself in my desire, and like the bee leave my sting in you before I die.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You may find even more astonishing true facts than I have managed to glean in thirty-five years of intensive and in-depth research.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is said to be a one in a billion chance that research from someone so inflicted with Boren's Syndrome in a way that they cannot be infected could be researched on to produce a cure.^ One woman with an infant in her arms said, "If they want a little girl, why not take this one of mine?"
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally, one voice, calling herself Grandma Apierer, said to burn her or none could get out.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At a minimum, they certainly thwarted any real chance that America could heal and somehow regain genuine republican forms.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since the Flood is a parasitic life form, they depend on other organisms for survival.^ They start to lead unproductive, parasitic, and disturbing to others, life.
  • Parasitism - the philosphy of immorality, stagnation, aggression and unhappiness (in English) 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.anzwers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Are they affected by the Flood infection forms?
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We again revisit this quote from 343 Guilty Spark: The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood - their survival as a race was dependent on it.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

Thus, the only logical foolproof way to eliminate them is to take away their food sources. .The Forerunners attempted this by bombing large population centres, but this was seen as one of their last resorts and as such was performed too late in the war to make much difference.^ Other opposing innate traits such as altruism and symbiosis on the one hand and aggression and parasitism on the other require much broader "group" or sociobiological models.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He employed Moslem and infidel workmen to make a strait of the Bosphorus, paying the infidel workmen one-fifth as much as the Moslems got.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.The absolute last resort was the use of the Halo installations, which effectively destroyed all life in the galaxy and starved the Flood.^ Destroy the Flood by starvation by activating the halo and killing sentient life.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But it seems to me that its first use didn't just destroy all life in the galaxy.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How about this, Halo destroys sentient life by RELEASING the Flood into the galaxy.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.The only other way to stop an infection is to kill the infection form itself before it digs into it's host, as done commonly in-game.^ Their self-abasement not only manifested itself in an unusually high rate of suicide, but also in the slower forms of self-destruction, alcoholism, drug addiction, and homosexuality.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, Israel has to deal with its own sense of guilt by convincing itself that every other nation behaves exactly the way that Israel behaves.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

Flood Forms

The basic Flood form is the infection form, the smallest Flood type of organism and unique in its distinctive spherical shape. .The infection form is used to infect organisms of other species, physically adhering to their surfaces and inserting tentacles, forcibly "hacking" into its host's nerve system, completely changing its psychology to that of the Flood's, and eventually physiologically mutating it into one of the various Flood forms who ever the victim may be.^ The Jewish community has developed a number of degenerative types of disease, such as blood disorders, cancers of various kinds, and other forms of physical degeneration, which are directly attributable to their mode of parasitic existence, and to the physical degeneracy which it produces.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Max Warburg, who was one of the most distinguished and wisest men that I have ever come into contact with, had a principle of financing these movements.
  • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its cause isn't certain, but it may have been made the the three brothers Qoaqlqal, who travelled the country transforming things until they themselves were transformed into stones.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

Infection Form

File:Flood3.jpg
An annotated diagram of an Infection Form.
Main article: Infection Form
.The Infection Form is the most basic and simple Flood form, and is the smallest, albeit the easiest to defeat, although it is believed to be the most essential, it is the Flood's method of infecting and assimilating other species as these creatures attack in dozens or even hundreds.^ The other inhabitants fled to the mountains, but at last even these were covered, and everyone on Raiatea perished.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I have omitted a few extremely fragmentary accounts, such as sources that say "These people have a legend of a flood in which most people were killed" and little or nothing more.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Looking at species which have become completely "hardwired" towards parasitism can give us some important clues about traits to look for in sizing up human criminal groups, even if most forms of human criminality involve componants of learning.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

Their discovery on Halo indicated that either they can remain dormant for countless millennia until a suitable host awakens them or they were kept alive for research purposes. It is a small, spherical organism, with a small, sagging, brown horn projecting from the top of its back, and tentacles projecting from its spherical surface. These tentacles propel the Infection Form through sinusoidal motion, and are used to bring the Infection Form towards its target. Upon reaching its target, it will attempt to infect it by extending its tentacles, penetrating its skin, and contacting the host's spinal cord, bringing about a successive series of neurological and physiological changes to the host. .As these changes happen, the infection form will deflate its gas bag, pull itself into the host body, and spread its tentacles throughout the body[18].^ The parasite deliberately inculcates in the host the fear that if the parasite happens to be dislodged, the host will lose all these things, and be left with nothing.
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.However, energy shielding provides some protecting against an Infection Form, popping the creature in a small, but damaging, blast of noxious gas.^ The people formed a raft by tying several boats together and pitched a tent against the icy blast.
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If you pop one that's in a pack it will cause a chain reaction.
After infecting viable hosts, the infection form resides in the chest cavity. When the combat form is destroyed, the infection form may or may not escape from the cavity.tee hee.
Infection forms are extremely dangerous to unshielded enemies even in small numbers: a single contact between an infection form and an organism lacking a personal energy shield will lead to a horrible assimilation within minutes. .But in Halo 3, the coordinated-stage infection forms transform their victims into Combat Forms very rapidly in just a few seconds.^ He was transformed first into a frog, then a lizard, and finally into a snake, which grew rapidly.
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^ He sent a dog to see how high the tide had risen, and when the dog reported that the water was very near the top, the people were transformed into stone.
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Infection forms can't infect beings with strong armour, such as Master Chief. .The addition of a personal energy shield is a tremendous advantage in fighting Infection Forms, making them dangerous only in significant numbers: the infection forms must first explode when reaching the potential host, lowering the shields with repeated detonations before seizing upon the unshielded host's armour, and then proceeding to assimilate, requiring a tremendous number of Infection Forms to breach the shielding and combat armour.^ Only by subduing all potential opposition can the parasite guarantee his position of lodging on the host.
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^ They were persons who were unable to become productive members of any society, and who could exist only by maintaining a parasitic attachment upon a host.
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^ This is similar to the Secret Service approach where one must first know what a real dollar bill looks like before you can identify counterfeit versions.
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.The Infection form is most easily defeated with the M6D pistol, as the explosive rounds can take out multiple Flood at once, in Halo 3 dual wield Brute Maulers can effectively take out a pack of infection forms.^ Zuni (New Mexico): A great flood once forced the Zunis out of their valley to take refuge on a nearby tableland.
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Or use a plasma grenade to stick them all at once.
.The only known human survivor of a Flood infection attack was Staff Sergeant Johnson, because of Boren's Syndrome, and Master Chief.^ As an example, rat packs have been known to attack and kill unprotected human infants.
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^ Of all creatures, the only survivors were two men and two women who had the fortune to be in a canoe when the flood came.
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^ The earth had been much changed by the flood, and the people on the raft were the only survivors.
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.Johnson's potential status as a Spartan-I means that his survival may have been due to his augmentations, rather than the Boren's Syndrome cover story.^ Many of these practices may result from expedience or incompetence rather than malevolence.
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^ I do not mean to suggest that all male Jews are homosexuals or un-masculine, but rather that the Jewish community appears to have a significantly higher percentage of homosexuals than white gentile communities.
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The Infection Form penetrates through flesh into the spinal cord. .Once the host’s neural signals and bodily functions have been assimilated, the infection form deflates in order to fit between the host’s heart and lungs when it digs itself into the chest of the host’s body.^ He posits a Law of Nature -- that the parasite is always smaller and weaker than its host, and that the parasite always disguises itself and its aim in order to carry out its parasitic mission.
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^ Once a tribe, digging for badgers, dug deep into the earth and cut through the shell of Tortoise.
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.Once inside the host’s body, the infection form spreads its tentacles throughout the host’s body and assumes total control.^ They are not required by parasitic animals which live a relatively sheltered existence on or inside the bodies of their hosts amid a relative abundance of food."
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The infection form then begins a series of neurological and physiological changes to the host’s body, turning it into a combat form. The changes made depend on the species assimilated by the infection form. Infection Forms are also known to age, as can be seen by the Elder Infection Form.
Infection Forms are the base unit of the Flood.

Combat Form

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Combat Forms from Halo 3.
Main article: Combat Form
After an Infection Form has successfully developed into a sentient creature with sufficient biomass and combat potential, it will neurologically and physiologically mutate the host, twisting it into a Combat Form. .Combat Forms often times maintain the general profile of the original host organism, and possess the original clothing and armour they were wearing before infection.^ Jews are uniquely equipped to engage in perpetual forms of soft 4th generation warfare in the midst of relatively peaceful and unassuming gentile host communities.
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^ They formed a separate company, Bechtel-McCone, in the nick of time before World War II broke out.
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^ They possessed the knowledge of rain-making, and they spread the word to all of their family to perform the rain ceremony during the week before the new moon.
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.Infection forms have been seen only mutating Humans, Elites and Brutes, not bothering to utilize Grunts, Drones or Jackals presumably because of their physical weakness and lack of significant biomass and combat capability, instead turning lower creatures into Carrier Forms and, possibly, because of the fact that it would take a longer amount of time to make a Carrier form and the growing infection forms inside.^ Like Cecil Rhodes, Rockefeller, and others, he was directed to put it into foundations which would carry out the program of the World Order.
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^ In fact, they might even take down all of humanity across the globe.
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^ It is okay for Israel's spies to blackmail the US Government into attacking Israel's enemies because otherwise those other governments would blackmail the US into attacking Israel.
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.Combat forms are more dangerous at close range, utilizing their whip-like mutated arms to lash out with scourging blows of significant force, even stronger than a SPARTAN-II warrior augmented with strength-amplifying amorphous circuitry.^ MacArthur considered the OSS agents more dangerous to American Security than any military opponents.
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^ A special Presidential Task Force Relating to Narcotics, Marijuana and Dangerous Drugs had been formed, but had taken no action.
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^ Bank of England stock; it has been very closely held for more than two centuries.
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.A single blow can lower a MJOLNIR Armor's personal shields by half, and few melee swipes are needed to drop a lowly Grunt or Jackal, while sufficient numbers can down even an Elite, Brute, Marine, or Spartan.^ The few survivors will be allowed to revert to their primitive conditions, which will reduce their numbers even further.
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^ When they came down after the flood, they could not find even a sign of a single corpse.
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.As mentioned below, combat forms can use any weapon that their host body might once have used, also utilize weaponry or vehicles, although they are poorly proficient with almost all firearms and are clumsy with vehicular operation.^ Because they define themselves in terms of their hosts, they are less self-restrained once a host fails to restrain them.
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^ They made full use of their qualities of non-allegiance and nonalignment, which was actually enmity [and] undying hatred towards all nations, races and creeds of the host peoples who tolerated their presence.
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^ They are not required by parasitic animals which live a relatively sheltered existence on or inside the bodies of their hosts amid a relative abundance of food."
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They have been seen to utilize active camouflage as an Elite form. .Of most infected Combat forms, Human Combat forms tend to use the weapon it was using before it was infected more than other Combat forms (Brute or Elite combat forms).^ The Jews are more subject to diseases of the nervous system than the other races and peoples among which they dwell.
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^ For example, Nordic societies tend to idolize rugged individualists more than most societies.
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^ According to Reverend Ted Pike , Judaism, more than any other religion, has rejected moral judgments against homosexuality and supports the gay agenda.
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.Combat forms are rakishly aggressive and lack even rudimentary battlefield tactics, although their sheer numbers can force even powerful enemies to succumb.^ But its foes had no idea how to combat or even to identify its cleverly camouflaged enemy, because these people were a biological throwback in the continuing development of humanity.
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.Infected Elites, Brutes or Humans can be transformed into combat forms within seconds, and corpses of previously infected hosts can be alarmingly reanimated in seconds by other Infection forms, making corpse destruction a useful tactic when combating the Flood, and is even recognized by the Forerunner Sentinels, who sometimes incinerate infected corpses to ensure that they can not be reanimated.^ He lived with the bitch who, as above, transformed into a human wife.
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^ Toltec (Mexico): One of the Tezcatlipocas (sons of the original dual god) transformed himself into the Sun and created the first humans to show up his brothers.
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^ When the flood came, a man named Trow made a boat from a large wooden mortar previously used for pounding rice.
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If you destroy the body then the Flood cannot reuse the body for infection. Since the infection form needs sizeable amounts of Calcium to survive, it is seen infection forms skip Grunts, Jackals, and Drones which probably lack the appropriate Calcium

Carrier Form

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A Flood Carrier Form.
Main article: Carrier Form
.The exact origin of Carrier Forms is unknown, although they are theorized to be combat forms that are too injured, damaged, or aged to be combative for further use, or smaller and weaker life-forms (like Grunts and Jackals) who have been infected but lack the calcium mass to serve as combat forms, or both.^ The sole gourd seed they had carried in the wooden drum had grown profusely, and although most of the fruits dried and rotted, one stayed ripe.
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^ It was Bentham who first coined the slogan later taken up by Karl Marx, "the greatest good for the greatest number", which has been so useful in inflaming the masses -- the Marxist flim flam that you can best serve your interests by serving others.
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^ Although they may marry and have children, pyschologically they remain eunuchs, those who have forsworn their manhood to become palace servants of the World Order.
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The purpose of a Carrier Form is to nurture and disseminate Infection forms upon attack or proximity to a host.
Physically, they are a large, bloated sac situated upon a torso and a pair of waddling legs that slowly transport Infection Forms. .Their bloated "sac"-like form is a result of the many Infection forms crawling around inside them.^ Getting our arms around criminality Admittedly there are many forms of criminality practiced on many levels of society by different groups and individuals.
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.In combat situations, once they are within close proximity of a potential host, or when their sacs are perforated even with a single projectile, the carrier form is forced to its pudgy knees while the sac exponentially swells with gas for several seconds, then spontaneously detonates into fleshy scraps, hurling infection forms into the air.^ Once they got their hands on the ability virtually print money for themselves, they cleverly spread it among their fellow tribesmen to launder it into businesses around the country.
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^ Because they define themselves in terms of their hosts, they are less self-restrained once a host fails to restrain them.
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^ More angry now, he hurled thunderbolts at the tigers, but they too escaped into caves.
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.The detonation of itself is extremely damaging, and its gas-propelled dissemination of infection forms facilitates easier assimilation, as it hurls infection forms in all directions, and stuns the potential hosts with the concussive blast.^ The Savoyards formed an extreme leftwing party, led by John Ball, which called for the nationalisation of all land.
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^ Only by subduing all potential opposition can the parasite guarantee his position of lodging on the host.
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This explosion also has the potential to set off any stray grenades, making it even more deadly. Originally a shielded form of the carrier had been designed for Halo 2.
.In comparison to Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, Halo 3's Carrier Form is much more difficult to destroy, and it releases more Infection Forms.^ The reason, he explained, is that the Japanese are much more likely to keep their word and form stable relationships.
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.However if set on fire or is hit by a plasma or spike grenade, no infection forms would be released, making flame and plasma excellent weapons against such forms.^ It is most unlikely that Hoover would have parted with such sums, but no one has ever admitted putting any money into this project.
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^ He created the rainbow as a sign that there would be no more great flood, but warned that he had destroyed the first world by fire because it was bad, and the second world by flood, and he would destroy this world too if people make it bad and ugly.
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The explosion caused by a Needler is just as effective. But never shoot any ballistic rounds because it will burst the sack and release Infection forms.

Carrier Forms are sometimes fun to pop. When they pop, they can disrupt a hoarde of combat forms.

Pure Form

Main article: Pure Form
.A new stronger strain of Flood that develops once a coordinated stage has secured sufficient resources namely in the form of calcium from host species.^ Zuni (New Mexico): A great flood once forced the Zunis out of their valley to take refuge on a nearby tableland.
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.The Flood make use of those reservoirs of calcium to develop an adaptable framework upon which the Flood Super Cell was attached which creates a fearsome biological war machine.^ The first precept of success in making government loans lies in "creating a demand", that is, by taking part in the creation of financial panics, depressions, famines, wars and revolutions.
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^ After a second flood, only those four were left on earth, and they created the rest of the world.
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Initially, this form's primary function was to aid Infection Forms by securing more biomass in the shape of hosts as well as enough complex Neuro systems to strengthen the local Gravemind. This duty overlaps with the Combat Form but once enough Pure Forms have developed, the Combat Forms are relegated to defensive roles or adding to the biomass and calcium reservoirs.
.They can transform into another pure form within seconds; a stalker form usually turns into a tank form when you get close to it, and a ranged form if you're trying to kill it and there's a wall nearby; ranged forms mainly turn back into stalkers to transform into tank forms.^ We will transform you into criminals.
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^ When the people returned, they found the stone which Hailibu had turned into and placed it at the top of the mountain.
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^ One night they came together in the camp with their backs together and grew together into one creature, which grew tall enough to touch the sky.
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.Tank forms may be mistaken for a (nonexistent) Hunter form, mainly because a tank form has one oversized hand (equivalent to a Hunter's shield), a small arm (equivalent to where a Hunter's gun would be), its roar which sounds similar to that of a Hunter, and even more similar body mass.^ You may find even more astonishing true facts than I have managed to glean in thirty-five years of intensive and in-depth research.
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It is however, impossible for a Hunter to be infected (despite these similarities) due to the fact that Hunters are a colony of invertebrate worms lacking bones (i.e. calcium) and with insufficient biomass per worm for an infection form to modify. [19]
The ranged form is susceptible to the Covenant Needler. It also is VERY useful to use plasma, spike, and firebomb grenades on a ranged form. The ranged form can also fold itself while remaining on a wall; when folded, it is much harder to kill. .Also the spikes may look familiar because they look like the spikes from a Brute Spiker.^ Dealing with the Jews can be like dealing with someone you may like as a person, but they have terrible drinking problem.
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^ It said that some Jews do not like to go to Israel on vacation, because at the hotels they find that Jewish attendants are pushy and rude in ways that get on their nerves.
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Sometimes, on Halo 3, the Ranged Form will drop Spike Grenades(on Legendary).

Juggernaut Form

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A flood Juggernaut
Main article: Flood Juggernaut
.The Flood Juggernaut is the name of a large Flood form (possibly pure) found encoded in the Halo 2 disc, but is not actually seen in gameplay.^ When the flood came, a man named Trow made a boat from a large wooden mortar previously used for pounding rice.
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^ Evidence of the flood can still be seen in the form of drowned cities on the coast of Africa and ship moorings high above the coast of the Black Sea.
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^ Proof of the flood is found in the form of sea fossils on high mountains.
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.It is named for its size and its power as the Flood Juggernaut is very large, about twice as tall as the Master Chief and Elites, and its mighty tentacles can kill most enemies in a single strike.^ Long ago there was a flood which killed all creatures except a single raven.
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^ When the flood came, a man named Trow made a boat from a large wooden mortar previously used for pounding rice.
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^ I have omitted a few extremely fragmentary accounts, such as sources that say "These people have a legend of a flood in which most people were killed" and little or nothing more.
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.The Juggernaut was created for Quarantine Zone as a means to stop the Enforcers and one can imagine with its long legs and long tentacles, that it would have little problem snatching an Enforcer out of the sky and tearing it apart.^ I mean they're scared right out of their little gray panties, for fear economic equity might set in as soon as guns stop shooting or shortly thereafter.
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The Flood Juggernaut can leap twice as far as the already impressive jumping capability of a Combat Form and it has the power of a Tank Form. .It is also extremely durable, as seen during a battle where a pair of Juggernauts was modded into the level High Charity.^ Now he welcomed these veteran "antiFascists" into OSS. Ford writes, "In the OSS employment of procommunists was approved at very high levels.
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They were not in the final version of Halo 2, and are only accesable on High Charity through modding. It is wondered why it was cut from the game, and what it came from. Most speculate that it was an early version of the Flood Tank Form. .The weapon of choice to use against them is the M-19 ssr Mav/Aw, believed to be the reason the rocket launcher is on the level High Charity.^ The degree to which society lets its guard down against high level criminal infiltration is usually referred to as decadence .
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^ Two thirds of U.S. high-level waste from nuclear weapons production is stored at Hanford.
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.They were never meant to be incorporated into the game, but some people found the glitches in the game that allowed them to fight the Flood Juggernaut.^ When the people returned, they found the stone which Hailibu had turned into and placed it at the top of the mountain.
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^ Jivaro (eastern Ecuador): Two boys found that the game they had hunted for a feast kept disappearing while they were gone.
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^ Some people reached the five mountaintops which stayed above the flood.
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Prophet Form

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Infected High Prophet of Regret.
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Infected Minister of Etiology.
Main article: Prophet Form
Prophet Forms are rare products of infestation. .Because of this, many mechanisms and details of Prophet Forms are unknown, although it appears that the Prophet Form is directly infected and incorporated into one of the many tentacles of a Gravemind form, and fully retain the original voice and full intelligence of the former Prophet.^ Toltec (Mexico): One of the Tezcatlipocas (sons of the original dual god) transformed himself into the Sun and created the first humans to show up his brothers.
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^ There are many cases of people who are intellectually libertarian, but fall into line with a totalitarian agenda at the drop of a hat because of strong emotional ties.
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^ This angered Anatiua, and he turned himself into a giant piranha and followed them, carrying many calabashes full of water.
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The Prophet Form is like the Combat Form in the physiological distinctions it shares with the original organism before infection: Prophet Forms can easily be compared to Prophets by their heads and to a less extent, their chests, merely having a central body of the Gravemind tentacle. It is ravenous for the life of all, as most flood such as Gravemind are. .Only 1 Infestation process of the Prophet form is seen but yet to be completed (High Prophet of Truth).^ Where Jews cross the line in terms of the classical liberal agenda is when they engage in massive deception and other forms of high-end thievery (deception is theft of truth).
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^ Evidence of the flood can still be seen in the form of drowned cities on the coast of Africa and ship moorings high above the coast of the Black Sea.
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Brain Form/Proto-Gravemind

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A Flood Proto-Gravemind.
Main article: Proto-Gravemind
A very rare form of flood is the Brain Form (a.k.a Proto-Gravemind). .This form is unlike all other Flood forms since it lacks any sort of mobility, defence, and is passive.^ He tried to warn his people, but the flood came and washed away all the people and their possessions, forming a hill of silt.
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^ When they were all aboard and provisioned, God caused a great long rain which caused a flood, and all other men and beasts drowned.
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These are, theoretically, the beginning stages of a Gravemind form. It is believed to be the product of syntactical fusion of several combat forms, merging its entire subordinate forms into a massive, bloated spherical organism with spindle-like outgrowths that adhere to the surrounding environment.
.Proto-Gravemind forms are unique in that the consciousness of the original host organisms are still vaguely maintained, greatly unlike most combat forms, allowing for slight manifestations of mental resistance to Flood assimilation and mental communication with other humans.^ Jews are uniquely equipped to engage in perpetual forms of soft 4th generation warfare in the midst of relatively peaceful and unassuming gentile host communities.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, the Flood is able to, with high intuitive perception, sift through the individual memories of the original hosts, deleting erroneous ones while seeking memories that are of great importance to the overall Flood species.^ Mandaya (Philippines): A great flood once drowned all the world's inhabitants except one pregnant woman.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jino (southern Yunnan, China, near Mekong R.): From the time of creation, people's lives were happy and peaceful, but one year a great flood came.
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^ Luiseño (Southern California): A great flood covered high mountains and drowned most people.
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Once such a memory is found, it is incorporated into the general consciousness of the Flood species.
.The only known human example currently is Captain Jacob Keyes, who was originally assimilated into a Combat Form, and was then merged with the Proto-Gravemind on the bridge of the CCS-class battle cruiser, the Truth and Reconciliation.^ As some examples: "Only Jews are human.
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^ As a very simple example, a human wearing body armor into battle imitates the genetically "hardwired" shell characteristics of a crustacean or the bony forehead of a rhinoceros.
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^ Toltec (Mexico): One of the Tezcatlipocas (sons of the original dual god) transformed himself into the Sun and created the first humans to show up his brothers.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

He was turned into a Proto Gravemind as he had superior knowledge about the ship and intelligence too. It is destroyed when a squad of Special Operations Elites infiltrated the bridge after John-117 had escaped the cruiser aboard a Covenant Banshee.

Gravemind

"I have defeated fleets of thousands! Consumed a galaxy of flesh and mind and bone!"
-The Gravemind on the level Halo
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A Flood Gravemind form.
Main article: Gravemind
The Gravemind is the leading intelligence of the Flood. .There can only be one at a time, although if one is killed another may form.^ Another law of nature is that the parasite, not only by sucking off the life sustenance of the host, but also by altering its life cycle, will inevitably kill the host.
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^ Although there is no statue of George Peabody in the Wall Street area, there is one in London, just opposite .
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^ She was his only daughter; there was also one son, David, who married Mary Grandin, Patricia's roommate at boarding school, and heiress of a wealthy Philadelphia family.
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The Gravemind is the assumed highest state of transformation that a Flood form can achieve. .It is believed that once a "critical mass" of Flood forms has been synthetically fused, similar to the Brain Form, but on a larger scale (and very likely the next stage of a brain form), a Gravemind form is created.^ Arawak (Guyana): Since its creation, the world has been destroyed twice, once by fire and once by flood, by the great god Aiomun Kondi because of the wickedness of mankind.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

It assumes a centralized sentient intelligence that is believed to lead the general Flood species itself through unknown means, possibly telepathic. .It also appears to hold all of the Flood's memories, even those of individual organisms, and of the previous Gravemind as well, through extraordinary and enigmatic "genetic" means.^ A crab appeared and cut through the body of the snake, and the flood subsided.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This doesn’t mean they are bad people, Japanese have even less genetic relatedness to the white genome, but I certainly respect them.
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^ Ironically, all this is being financed by those who created wealth by the exercise of individual freedom in the United States.
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While it is capable of directing the overall Flood species, it also possesses micro-managing capabilities for small encounters.
.The Gravemind is the personification of Flood psychology, ravenously seeking to assimilate all sentient life in the galaxy, and is of unusual intelligence: of inventive plans for Flood propagation and serpentine delusions and betrayals, capable of manipulating others to do its bidding.^ Long ago there was a flood which killed all creatures except a single raven.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The frilled lizards had made shelters on mountains, and some animals managed to make their way there, but nearly all life was destroyed in the great flood.
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.It appears that only one is present at a time[20]: one existed over 100,000 years ago, but was destroyed by the first firing of the Halos.^ He stood on one leg with upraised arm, looking down unblinkingly, for 10,000 years.
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^ During this activity, Hammond was arrested by Paul Kruger, sentenced to death for promoting revolution, and was allowed to leave only after paying a $100,000 fine.
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^ One day, a group of ragged Indians came and warned the proud inhabitants that the city would be destroyed by earthquake, flood, and fire.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

Another was recreated afterwards, and settled in the depths of Installation 05: it showed remarkable understanding of Forerunner technology, even going so far as to capture the resident Monitor, 2401 Penitent Tangent, manipulating the installation's teleportation system, and understanding the purpose and intricacies of the Halo installations. The Gravemind is also remarkably long-lived, surviving for millennia.
Physically, it somewhat resembles an engorged Venus Fly Trap: it is a "massive, tentacled...entity"[21] with a gigantic, fleshy neck and indistinct head, prominently featuring a massive mouth that speaks in low, gravely tones. It possesses massive tentacles of extraordinary length and strength, capable of stretching from the dark interior of Installation 05 and believed to be extending hundreds of kilometres to above the surface of the Halo. It is also believed that a Gravemind can weigh several thousand tons.

Combat Behaviour

.While possessing an unusual sentient intelligence, with Combat Forms still retaining extremely high-level cognitive functions such as vehicular operation, lower level cognitive abilities, such as precise dexterity and overall battlefield tactics, are notably lacking in the Flood, especially in their psychological and combat behaviour.^ Summary comments While it is easy to spot low level crime, such as petty theft and murder, it is much harder for citizens to identify high level criminal activity.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It has been this extreme multi-functionality that has caused many observers in history, such as Benjamin Franklin in his famous prophecy , to characterize Jews as "a state within a state."
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^ State 1946-54 as chief psychological intelligence research staff specializing in behavioural science (people control).
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While the Gravemind coordinates Flood strategy on a galactic scale, small encounters are not coordinated between individual Flood warriors.
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The Flood emphasizes "numerical superiority" in engagements and also aggressive swarming tactics.
.The Flood follows a zealous, ravenous strategy, with little target selectivity, aggressively attacking all hostiles in range.^ Long ago there was a flood which killed all creatures except a single raven.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

Furthermore, Flood tactics are based primarily on asymmetrical warfare: The Flood employ swarms of creatures, often times outnumbering enemies by horrendous factors, compensating for their individual weakness with massive numbers in an attempt to overwhelm enemies and then reanimate their corpses afterwards.
.The Flood have a strong preference for close-range combat: combat forms possess abnormally strong melee attacks by whipping their tentacles, capable of dropping a SPARTAN-II MJOLNIR Armour’s shields in half with a single hit.^ He tried to warn his people, but the flood came and washed away all the people and their possessions, forming a hill of silt.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.Carrier forms cause tremendous devastation at close ranges, and their explosions are extremely devastating to friends and foes alike at close range, with the added benefit of disseminating infection forms in the immediate vicinity of enemies.^ In August, 1934, the principal architects and financiers of his New Deal formed the [American] Liberty League, immediately characterized as an "extreme rightwing" organization.
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^ When the Flood's inability to suitably care for the host body has caused sufficient degeneration, the Worker/Soldier class will also change into the Carrier form.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Infection forms are capable of attacking only at point-blank ranges, exploding in damaging bursts when meeting a shielded opponent's personal energy shields or instantly grabbing hold of an unshielded enemy organism and infecting it.^ As an important qualifier, I would point out that America requires a strong counterintelligence capability to defend itself against enemy alien infiltration.
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^ In the bad forms of chutzpah, a person tells a nervy lie, and then goes "one extra" in brazenness by righteously attacking the victim of the lie with another lie.
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Combat forms can also use firearms, and have been seen clutching firearms in one of their hands (regardless of whether it is one-handed or two-handed). .However combat forms are extremely poor warriors at range with ranged weaponry: it is believed that the neurological ramifications of Flood infection significantly decrease accuracy, as well as weapon recoil if held in only one hand.^ A giant eagle, Wanblee Galeshka, swept down, saved one girl from the flood, carrying her to a tree on the highest pinnacle, the only place not covered by water.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

The Flood are mostly only dangerous with heavy weaponry, such as the M19 Rocket Launcher or the M90 Shotgun, and are curiously ill skilled with close-quarters weapons such as the Energy Sword. .However, it is still possible that a flood with a Energy Sword can kill a fully shielded Elite or Spartan, with one blow.^ No sooner had he done so, however, when a terrible storm arose, causing a flood which killed all but the few who escaped to the highest hills.
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However, as aforementioned, the Flood demonstrates a curious higher intelligence despite their poor combat aptitude and coordination. .The Flood collectively learn the intelligence of any species of which even one member is assimilated, and selective hosts with particular knowledge, such as vehicular/starship operation, are still imparted with that intelligence after being infested.^ Complicating the picture even further is the fact that governments around the world spend untold hundreds of billions of dollars for intelligence operations services.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Stephenson was working directly under Col. Stewart Menzies, head of Special Operations Executive (SOE), the top British intelligence agency.
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^ Sarcee (Alberta): The world was flooded, and one man and one woman survived on a raft on which they collected all kinds of animals and birds.
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.For example, during the ill-fated raid on the Infinite Succor, after even one Elite was assimilated, all the Flood could open any doors and access any system on the ship immediately afterwards, demonstrating that The Flood can share collective knowledge across their species.^ McCloy did not state the obvious, that five men control all of the major U.S. foundations, and that he wished they could have the same system in Europe.
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^ He said only a few people, with special preparation for the knowledge, should know all four names, or the world would change too suddenly.
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^ Sarcee (Alberta): The world was flooded, and one man and one woman survived on a raft on which they collected all kinds of animals and birds.
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.Furthermore, when the Flood assimilated the Prophet Legate, The Flood reflected the high-level knowledge of the Legate through its individual organisms to Special Operations Commander Rtas 'Vadumee, mocking him with the words, "[t]he Forerunner could not defeat us...what chance you?". The Flood, however, reflect unusual knowledge in the individual psychologies of its individual species in processes facilitating increased infestation: The Flood were sighted gathering bodies in the corners of the Covenant CCS-class Battlecruiser Truth and Reconciliation, perhaps making it easier for Infection Forms to find hosts to reanimate.^ Their word could make or break empires."
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^ Everyone takes this quote out of context: "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him: 'If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'"
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^ The criminal personality and the "criminal process " A second perspective to help us understand parasitism involves looking at individual and group criminal case studies.
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.The Flood were also gathering body parts for a new Brain Form aboard the Infinite Succor.^ When the flood began, the sinners gathered around it and rushed the door, but the wild beasts aboard the ark guarded the door and set upon them.
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^ Aprocryphal scripture tells that Adam directed that his body, together with gold, incense, and myrrh, should be taken aboard the Ark and, after the flood, should be laid in the middle of the earth.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

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Typical Flood combat behaviour: ravenously targeting the nearest enemy, with infection forms running ahead of combat and carrier forms.
Flood Combat forms have been sighted crudely operating Ghosts, Warthogs, Wraiths, and Scorpions in ground operations, although with slow deliberation and clumsy driving and accuracy. The assimilated crewmen of the UNSC Frigate In Amber Clad were also able to initiate a Slipspace micro-jump for the frigate and perform rudimentary maneuvering of the In Amber Clad, navigating the frigate from the atmosphere of Delta Halo to High Charity and then crashing the vessel into a tower.
.The Flood's millennia of existence are believed to have made the assimilation process unusually brief: creatures killed in a short firefight can be reanimated within seconds to minutes by an infection form, and live creatures can be mutated into fully-grown and mentally devious combat forms: within minutes of contact, many Elites aboard the Infinite Succor were mutated.^ Long ago there was a flood which killed all creatures except a single raven.
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^ Before returning to cause the second flood, Tistar, in the form of a white horse, battled the demon Apaosha, who took the form of a black horse.
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^ After many lives, some got tired of being human and turned into rocks, clouds, animals, and such.
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.At times, the mutations can occur randomly and uniformly: according to the Halo Graphic Novel, they can sometimes develop into engorged combat forms notably larger than the normal combat form or can alarmingly grow thick shells within minutes, indicating that the Flood can facilitate tremendous and exaggerated metabolic activity during the physiological mutilation.^ They developed a "farm loan" system which has been the curse of the farmers for more than a century.
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^ Although they sometimes try to force themselves into non-Jewish country clubs, they are very exclusive about their own.
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^ They almost remind me of mobile tank warfare tactics where reserve echalons immediate vector in to exploit and expand breaches in the enemy line the minute they develop.
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Furthermore, in rare cases, the physiological mutations can constantly shift: when Rtas 'Vadumee battled his comrade-turned-combat form Kusovai aboard the Infinite Succor, Kusovai continued to mutate throughout the duration of the battle. .Though never seen, it can be assumed infection forms were involved in infecting victims in this case.^ If the engineer is infected and a high I.Q source is merged with it, it will form an I.Q form (or a blob of gooey flood) that is like infection forms only that it infects computer networks and absorbs data.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I also might be able to explain why flood infected hunters are never seen in Halo.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.Before being killed to prevent his becoming a Flood, one of the Elites accompanying Rtas 'Vadumee appears to have a wound in his chest that may have been the entry point for an infection form.^ Diversity of language arose from their being scattered; there was but one speech before the flood.
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^ Before humans, one of the Kaliths (deities) named Athndokl visited an unfriendly village and was killed by its inhabitants.
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^ He was in the front line for 112 days before being wounded.
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Many of the Flood on the Succor seemed to constantly be mutating the infected biomasses and also seemed to merge them together. This suggests the possibility that over time any infected host can mutate further and further, as exemplified by the Brain Form or the Gravemind and different permutations of the Combat Form as exemplified in the Carrier Form being a further mutated Combat Form.

Tactics

Halo: Combat Evolved

It is best to use the MA5B Assault Rifle, Shotgun, or M6D Pistol against the Flood. .The pistol is generally not recommended for mass engagement as it's medium rate of fire and small magazine size can lead the player into a position where they are surrounded by Combat Forms, only apply it in long-range combat.^ Two women and two men jumped into a boat when they saw the water coming, and they were the only people saved.
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^ Although this list shows the Rothschild group as only one of fourteen, in fact they hold large positions or influence in the other groups of this list.
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^ Their self-abasement not only manifested itself in an unusually high rate of suicide, but also in the slower forms of self-destruction, alcoholism, drug addiction, and homosexuality.
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.The Plasma Rifle is also a good weapon of choice to use (if the assault rifle/shotgun are unavailable) as its high rate of fire can quickly destroy infection forms whilst still being potent enough to destroy the combat forms.^ Evidence of the flood can still be seen in the form of drowned cities on the coast of Africa and ship moorings high above the coast of the Black Sea.
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^ Their self-abasement not only manifested itself in an unusually high rate of suicide, but also in the slower forms of self-destruction, alcoholism, drug addiction, and homosexuality.
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^ Twice he destroyed the world (by fire and by cold) and recreated it while the few people who still lived by the laws of creation took shelter underground with the ants.
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The Shotgun is the best choice against Flood Forms, as it usually finishes them off in 1 or 2 blows, especially Combat or Carrier Forms. On lower difficulties, Shotgun ammo is almost always available. .The Assault Rifle, an all-round effective weapon, with large spread range, is superb against mass combat forms and infection forms.^ For example, during the Bolshevik Revolution, the communists were very effective at mass-murdering people at a faster rate than their political opposition could organize against them.
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.Never bother to melee Combat Forms or Carrier Forms, as it is practically useless and very time consuming.^ Actually they are very dangerous, as in their twisted minds they can conceive, and carry out, practically every destructive action, that lies in their physical capabilities.
  • Parasitism - the philosphy of immorality, stagnation, aggression and unhappiness (in English) 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.anzwers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Flood can fight while carrying probably 2 times as much Floodlings as the Carrier form .
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Here's my thoughts on the Juggernaut: I believe it's a creation by the Heretic, because he was studying the Flood and therefore made an abomniation by combining a Combat form with a Carrier form ...
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.For infection forms however, a single melee can take down four to five of them.^ Perhaps while a Flood infection form takes over the hosts body and suppresses their consciousness, the infection form also extracts the basic memories of their hosts.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The flood infection forms, the only kind there were supposed to be, the sentinels are well suited to take out, especially becuase they can't assimilate a machine.
  • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

.All in all, the most practical option is to have a shotgun for close-up/quick work, and the pistol for far range (killing them before they can see or if they are "sniping") or the Assault Rifle for quick work at point-blank.^ The RIIA has worked closely with the London School of Economics, which was set up as a training school for the World Order bureaucrats.
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^ Jupiter and Mercury, traveling incognito in Phrygia, begged for food and shelter, but found all doors closed to them until they received hospitality from Philemon and Baucis.
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^ They grew quickly and acted evilly, and before long they were too large and powerful to kill.
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The pistol is most useful for Two Betrayals while the Assault Rifle/Plasma Rifle is preferred on The Library due to the levels cramped nature.

Halo 2

Dual wielding SMGs and other dual-wielding weapons have proven to be very useful, as well as the Sentinel Beam, Shotgun and Energy Sword. However, Plasma Pistols will be the least useful. Dual-wielding Plasma Rifles and aiming at the arms of the Flood is more than enough to rip them apart easily. These will come off quickly and therefore leaving the combat form literally unarmed. They will waddle about and explode after a few seconds. The SMG is also as good against the Flood as Halo 2, as long as ammo is in large supply. Also effective is the BR55 Battle Rifle, as aiming for the Infection Form in the chest of the Combat Forms will kill the Infection Form controlling the Combat Form in a single burst. .It is often a good idea to use the Brute Shot melee that will have the same effect as an Energy sword on "dead" Flood (as well as living Flood) as it will destroy the body and prevent Infection Forms from bringing it back to life.^ Debata, the Creator, sent a flood to destroy every living thing when the earth grew old and dirty.
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^ He became angry at the first pair of people who had brought this trouble by bringing evil into the world, and he prayed to Lono that the whole earth be destroyed and that the first pair of people be brought back to life to witness the trouble they caused.
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^ When the flood started going down, the man sent out a raven, but it stayed out to eat dead bodies.
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For the best combo use Dual SMGs for Combat Forms and Infection Forms. Keep a Shotgun just in case you are out of ammo on the SMG.

Halo 3

Sticking Carrier Forms with plasma grenades or using a flame-based weapon against them will kill them and their cargo of Infection Forms. .Energy Swords are the best weapons to use against Pure Forms as, even on Legendary, they will still kill a pure Tank Form with one hit, but are closely followed by the Brute Shot, as the melee attack kills and incapacitates all forms of Flood in one hit, except for Tank Forms, which take two hits unless you melee them in the mouth.^ Long ago there was a flood which killed all creatures except a single raven.
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^ All living things were destroyed except one woman and one dog, which survived atop Tacobud (Mt.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All people except for a few were destroyed by a flood, which was sent by heaven to punish man's ill behavior.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

.The fact that you can use the melee as many times as you want makes the Brute Shot more useful than the Energy Sword in situations where there are extremely large numbers of Flood.^ There are many facts in this book which you, the reader, will not wish to accept.
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^ Ling-lawn, the storm god, sent large cranes to devour the people, but there were too many people to eat all of them.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was a traditional belief on Wall Street that if you wished to deal with a "gentiles only" firm, you went to J.P. Morgan; if you wanted a Jewish firm, there were a number of houses available, but the most influential, by far, was Kuhn, Loeb Co.
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.Like in Halo 2, it is also a good practice to melee dead Elite and Brute combat forms in order to prevent Infection forms from bringing them back to life.^ Darma states that it is the desire for the life of form which produces the universe, that there is a (natural) World Order by which the universe is upheld.
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.Gravity Hammers are also good for large groups of Flood, but aren't nearly as effective against pure forms as Energy Swords.^ The polarization of racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. is accelerated by a flood of government decrees, originating in foundation "studies", which are designed solely to set American against American.
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The shock wave from the hammer can burst the pods containing Infection Forms, resulting in more enemies. .If you manage to get a Flamethrower, they are especially helpful against Pure Forms, as it will almost always kill them instantly, even on Legendary difficulty.^ They resolved to act always cohesively as well-trained and determined phalanx against their unwitting opposition.
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^ After the people had warmed themselves and had leisure to reflect, they began to murmur against the Creator and even plotted to murder him.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You may find even more astonishing true facts than I have managed to glean in thirty-five years of intensive and in-depth research.
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Another good way to take care of the Pure Form is a Plasma Grenade in the mouth. The MA5C Assault Rifle is excellent for Combat Forms and Infection Forms alike, though it is unfortunately ineffective against Pure Forms. Wielding two Plasma Rifles is also a good option against the Flood. .The weapons accuracy makes them even greater damage against the Flood.^ He fled with the king to an island, but the rat tried to submerge it with an even greater flood from its tail.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

One good weapon for the Flood is to be able to be "reinfected" after being shot a lot. One way to counter that is to get a weapon with a strong melee, (to avoid wasting ammunition), and then melee the body to parts where the Infection Forms can't reanimate them. Some good weapons for the tactic are the Mauler, Spiker, MA5C, Energy Sword, and the Gravity Hammer, just to name a few.
Using a Battle Rifle(Halo 3), if you shoot the chest where the Infection Form is located on a Combat Forms, this will act as a head shot and subsequently kill them instantly. This is also the best way to kill Combat Forms while in campaign scoring, as you will get the headshot medal. A downside to using the Battle Rifle is that it very rarely destroys the corpses, making it possible for them to be reinfected.

Halo Wars

.Their tactics on Halo Wars are largely unknown, so it is unknown how they will deal with vehicles, though they can obvious infect normal troops.^ An infantry officer in time of war necessarily has to be coldly manipulative in the way he tactically deploys troops and expends lives.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They sent large quantities of bullion to Germany after the war started."
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.In the one in game release of the Flood in action, they possess large tentacle like flood forms and large pods that can pin in and attack vehicles, in the case of the Elephant they capture, which may be a in game objective to rescue.^ They were soldiers in a military action that were captured.
  • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the land was dry again, they found that one other man had survived by lashing himself to an outrigger anchored to a large stone.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He tried to warn his people, but the flood came and washed away all the people and their possessions, forming a hill of silt.
  • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

Changes

Halo 2 (from Halo: Combat Evolved)

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  • The Flood can make screeches and roars, which were not present in the first game.
  • Skin is more textured, giving the Flood a more realistic and disgusting look.^ If this is the case then the Flood are nothing more than an endangered species that is making a comeback, kinda like the California Condor.
    • Halo Story Page | Story Elements | The Flood 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC halostory.bungie.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He created the rainbow as a sign that there would be no more great flood, but warned that he had destroyed the first world by fire because it was bad, and the second world by flood, and he would destroy this world too if people make it bad and ugly.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [National City and First National] merged into the present Citibank in 1955, giving them one-fourth of the shares in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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    .Faces are also more recognizable on humans, a touch many players find scary.
  • If a Combat Form has both arms shot off, it will walk slowly then explode, releasing an Infection Form.^ J.P. Morgan Jr. Jack) was embarrassed to find he had to sell off many of his father's art treasures to pay the debts of the estate.
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    ^ All of this is incomprehensible to many people until they study evolutionary theory Criminals parasitically feed off human credulity.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Getting our arms around criminality Admittedly there are many forms of criminality practiced on many levels of society by different groups and individuals.
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    .This eliminated the Flood Buddy glitch.
  • Rather than having to "gather bodies," the Flood can seemingly infect hosts over the course of a few minutes.
  • Rather than corpses re-animating themselves, an Infection Form will enter the body, then re-animate it.
  • Flood forms can now be beaten or shot into pieces.
  • If a player is jumped by an Infection Form while their shields are down, they will die instantly.^ America's new ideology was now de facto Jacobinism rather than genuine republicanism.
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    ^ Through the negligence of gentile leadership, our society has become deeply infected with standards that promote hype and immediate gratification rather than substance.
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    ^ They participated to the full in the common English distrust of our cause and our success, and talked and acted for the South rather than for our nation.
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    .In Halo: Combat Evolved, it would simply take a bar of health away.
  • Some flood Elites still have their energy shields functional.
  • The Gravemind is introduced, making the Flood a more significant faction in the series.
  • The Flood can use vehicles, albeit clumsily.
  • The melee attack does little to no damage against the Flood in Halo: Combat Evolved.^ Since then, there have been no more famines or floods.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, Manobozho couldn't disperse the flood without some earth to use as a nucleus.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Simply take a) to e) above as your constraints, and then try to mentally conceptualize what the resultant racial-ethnic group would have to look like to evolve under such constraints.
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    It does a bit more damage in Halo 2.
  • The Flood appears to be "smarter" when in combat, preferring to stay back and fire on the player rather then "rush" him/her.
    • In Halo: Combat Evolved a Combat Form would walk slowly when shooting at the player. When losing the arm that shoots, it would go "berserk": charging at the player, madly flailing its arms. In Halo 2 the combat forms can "decide" whether to use a melee attack or to shoot at the player.
    • If a player is wielding an Energy Sword or Shotgun, a Combat Form may retreat. They will not do this if a player is wielding other weapons.
  • A (Juggernaut) was put in but was deleted and kept in the disc.
  • Unlike Halo: Combat Evolved, shooting one Infection form will not result in the rest of the swarm exploding with it, although there is a significant decrease in their number
  • Elite Combat Forms do not have the active camouflage anymore.
  • Flood Combat Forms do not "feign death" anymore.

Halo 3 (from Halo 2)

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  • Brutes may now be infected into Combat Forms.
  • Combat Forms are significantly easier to kill.
  • Infection Forms can mutate humans, unshielded Elites and Brutes into ready for action Combat Forms in around seven seconds (a 7 reference), unlike in the first two where it could take days.
  • Pure forms are introduced, consisting of the Tank Form, the Stalker Form, and the Ranged Form.
  • Flood Growth Pods are introduced, growing on walls in ships and buildings.
  • Flood Dispersal Pods are introduced.
  • Gravemind can speak through his minions during combat.
  • Combat Forms wield weapons far less than in both Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2.
  • Melee attacks and plasma weapons were nearly useless in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, but now can be used effectively against the Flood.^ We may require far less government than we think.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Ford Foundation introduced "behaviourism" or people control into the curricula at Harvard Business School through the director, Donald K. David, in 1956.
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    ^ For example, during the Bolshevik Revolution, the communists were very effective at mass-murdering people at a faster rate than their political opposition could organize against them.
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    Also, any weapon could be use to dismember Combat Forms, either by meleeing or shooting. .A realistic touch, considering the Flood's weak, rotten flesh.
  • Carrier Forms release significantly more Infection Forms.^ He carried them to shore and released them, but the boy had lost his parents in the flood and so became the man's adopted son.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    When they explode, they also don't push the player away with the percussion as much as in Halo 1 and 2.
  • Combat Elites are stronger because of the shield.
  • Carrier Forms are more difficult to kill.
  • The Shotgun is significantly weaker against Flood.
  • If an Infection Form hits you while your shield is down it will not only make a crunching noise, but also it will most likely kill you.
  • Flood Infection Forms have a different appearance in Halo 3.
  • In the third to last level the Flood helps you on your way to the Prophet of Truth, but then turns against you once the Arbiter kills Truth.
  • Combat Forms can now be destroyed and rendered useless to the flood, by shooting with fire weapons, plasma weapons, or melee.
  • If you hide from the Flood in crouching position, Gravemind will speak through his minions and say, "come to me".
  • The infection of a Combat Form can happen when the creature is alive or dead.

Known Victims

  • Prophet of Truth
  • Captain Jacob Keyes
  • Wallace A. Jenkins
  • Mendoza
  • Kusovai
  • Private Riley
  • Minister of Etiology
  • Prophet of Regret
  • Prophet of Mercy

Trivia

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  • On Flood levels such as Cortana, Floodgate, and Halo (Level) are good times to have Catch Skull on, since the Flood do not throw grenades.
  • On the level Floodgate, it is good to put on the Thunderstorm skull on as the only things that will be promoted are Elites which will be on your side.
  • If a Brute Chieftain is infected, his armour will turn blue.
  • The Flood's main goal is to infect every living thing and consume the enitre galaxy.^ Debata, the Creator, sent a flood to destroy every living thing when the earth grew old and dirty.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only living thing he saw was a raven high on a rock, gorged with food and fast asleep.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On the ninth day, the old man returned and told his host that all living things would be drowned, but since he had kept his oath, he would be saved.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Gravemind mentions this a number of times in Halo 3.
  • The Flood are first seen in Halo: Combat Evolved through Private First Class Jenkins' helmet cam or through the eyes of the player although they are un-attackable and appear as yellow dots on the player's radar.
  • When the I Would Have Been Your Daddy skull is activated in Halo 3, two things will happen:
    • In the background in Halo 3, murmurs can be heard from Combat Forms that sound like "Braaiinnssss..."^ They have this very paranoid sense that they always have to tightly control, filter, and twist information or else bad things will happen to them.
      • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Times noted in the Hotel Commodore story that Hoover, a member of the first graduating class at Stanford, had presented the school with a collection of 375,000 volumes.
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      ^ Although they appear to be upstanding citizens --lawyers, doctors, police officers etc.
      • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

      .This is a reference to the fact that Flood are often considered "Zombies"
    • In Halo 3 their noises sometimes sound like: "I see you" if you are hiding in a corner.
  • Sometimes, when a Marine is infected, he will grab his head and twist it, breaking his neck; killing him/herself to escape the pain of infection.
  • The first known Human to be infected by the Flood was a UNSC Marine named Private Riley.
  • The Flood Juggernaut was a Flood Form intended to be featured in Halo 2, and was found in the game's code, but was never featured, much like the Engineers in Halo: Combat Evolved.^ Certainly you have never voted him into any office, yet what he says and does has an effect upon us all.
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    ^ The third time, Enlil advised the gods to destroy all humans with a flood, but Enki had Atrahasis build an ark and so escape.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fanatical Zionists have been known to not only arm twist fellow Jews, but to also kill them.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They had respawn points in the beginning of the level "High Charity" in Halo 2, and can only be fought through modding.
  • In the level Cortana, a vein-like structure can be seen on a wall next to the second platform before you jump in; this vein could carry calcium to help cultivate and feed the Flood as they grow.
  • Blowing off a Flood combat form's limbs in Halo: Combat Evolved would cause the form to trail the player, as it would want to attack, but would not possess the appendages to do so, a trick often referred to as "Flood Friends", "Harmless when Armless", or a "Flood Buddy", although occasionally, the Flood form would attack with invisible arms.^ These states had to borrow heavily from Wall Street bankers to rebuild their services, and they remained deeply in debt for the next century.
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    ^ Like Cecil Rhodes, Rockefeller, and others, he was directed to put it into foundations which would carry out the program of the World Order.
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    ^ We could hardly applaud, because we would be too busy dodging the bodies falling from windows on Wall Street.
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    This was disabled in Halo 2 and Halo 3. .This instead results in the death of the Flood prior to the loss of the last appendage, when the infection form comes away from the body.
  • Part of the Flood's Binomial nomenclature, Inferi, is Latin for "The Dead", and could be a reference to Roman mythology, as this was their name for the Netherworld and it's inhabitants.^ The short term payoffs of Jewish homosexuality for intelligence operations The word "perversion" comes from Latin which means "turning away."
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then torrents of rain fell, and the resulting flood washed everything away.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When the flood started going down, the man sent out a raven, but it stayed out to eat dead bodies.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Inferi means 'The Dead' and Redivivus means 'renovated, reconstructed, rebuilt or recycled' so literally Inferi redivivus means 'The Dead Reconstructed' like in the Harry Potter series where he faces dead bodies called "Inferi".
  • Combat and Pure Forms seem to have the ability to "talk" in Halo 3, although they only use this ability to serve as mouthpieces for Gravemind.
  • In Halo 2 and Halo 3, Combat Forms may suffer a head shot if hit in the chest, quickly destroying the Infection Form in the chest cavity.^ Although they may marry and have children, pyschologically they remain eunuchs, those who have forsworn their manhood to become palace servants of the World Order.
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    ^ They are actually uncomfortable in a world with too much truth, and when faced with such a world, have a tendency to always begin to spin around them a body guard of lies.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although this list shows the Rothschild group as only one of fourteen, in fact they hold large positions or influence in the other groups of this list.
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    .This makes it easy to take them down using Battle Rifles or Pistols, but not overly useful unless there aren't any Infection Forms around to reanimate those downed in that way.
  • There is a species of fungi that is frighteningly similar to the Flood, the cordyceps unilateralis.^ The frilled lizards had made shelters on mountains, and some animals managed to make their way there, but nearly all life was destroyed in the great flood.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Trique (Oaxaca, southern Mexico): Nexquiriac sent down a great flood to punish mankind for its very wicked ways.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Getting our arms around criminality Admittedly there are many forms of criminality practiced on many levels of society by different groups and individuals.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They attack carpenter ants and take over their neural system in order to make the ants go to high places.^ There was no place they could go except for the rock Aragaladi, but Aragaladi was not a real rock; Snake had made it rise up for them.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If a Reign of Terror takes place in America, part of the "secret weapon" of the perpetrators will be the fact that they are so evil that the average American will not comprehend what is going on until his head is already in a noose or in the path of a bullet.
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    ^ They attacked the coast, reaching the height of the Makatea, a raised barrier reef plateau surrounding the island, hundreds of feet high.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .By the time it gets there, its been rotted from the inside out like a Flood host and it releases spores from that vantage point.^ Pygmy: Chameleon heard a strange noise, like water running, in a tree, but at that time there was no water in the world.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lastly, more than any other group, one hears Jews express anxiety whenever one is "talking too much" and "getting too much information out there."
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  • .
  • In Halo: Combat Evolved, it is possible to melee a Combat Form to death, although it will take a very long time before it dies.^ Although William had married Mary, the daughter of James II, and had a legitimate claim to the throne of England, he could not take power as long as James II was on the throne.
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    ^ They formed a separate company, Bechtel-McCone, in the nick of time before World War II broke out.
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    .In Halo 3, one melee will kill almost all Combat and Pure Forms, including the Brute and excluding Tank Forms.^ Almost all the positions taken up and proclaimed are false ones.
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    .Melee attacks are useful against a Combat form when they jump and are preparing to land.
  • In Halo Combat Evolved, driving over a Carrier Form with a Warthog will not cause much damage to the player.^ As the animals jumped out of the canoes, they broke off their tails against the gunwale.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The key is that they have to learn how to hide their kinkiness until the strategic moment arrives to use it against their prey.
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    ^ They will need to show greater courage and unity in combating parasitic elitist enemies who have done tremendous damage from the top down.
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    .However, in Halo 3, driving over a Carrier Form with a Warthog will flip the Warthog over because the Carrier Form's explosion will have the force of a grenade.
  • In Halo Combat Evolved, in the level 343 Guilty Spark, it is possible to see a few Combat Forms before going into the structure in the beginning of the level.^ These people told the Apaches about the flood before going into two mountains themselves.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Muskrat, however, was able to get a few grains of dirt before he passed out.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Aokeu was judged the victor, because the sea had been stopped by the rocky heights, but but the rains flowed far into the ocean, carrying red clay to mark their progress.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    You need a M6D Pistol to see them, though. .They can be seen on the large tree stump that is far away from you.
  • In a PC World article, the Flood was voted as #31 of the top 47 "most diabolical (evil) video game villains of all time."^ Mba was washed away and landed in the top of a tree.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The flood rose high enough to drench their tails, leaving them drenched-looking for all time.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The punch-line is that Jews cannot seem to prevent their most evil people from rising to the top.
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  • In Halo 3, you can stick a corpse just before it is re-animated. Once animated the sticky grenade seems to have disappeared (This works with all sticky grenades including the Incendiary Grenade). .(This also happens when you stick a "pure" form flood in mid-transformation)
  • It is possible to infect Sergeant Johnson into a Combat Form in the last level of Halo 3.^ So she began a slow incantation, and on the last long note, the whole village sank into the ground, and water flowed into the depression, forming what is now Lake Dilolo.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The gods revealed their identity, led the couple up the mountains, and showed them the whole valley flooded, destroying all homes but the couple's, which was transformed into a marble temple.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The sun of 4 Water lasted 676 years; then the heavens came down in one day, and the people were inundated and transformed into fish.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .(Kill him before you walk into the control room)
  • In Halo 3, occasionally, you might come across Spec Ops Elite Flood Combat Forms that can take a lot of damage, such as being able to withstand three Energy Sword lunges or four Gravity Hammer hits, but encounters with these forms are rare.
  • In Halo 3, If the player has their back towards an Infection Form, occasionally it will grab the players head and drain their shields.
  • Even in large numbers, Infection Forms can be taken out with only a couple shots from the Assault Rifle as the weakness of the Infection forms, combined with the force of their explosion will "pop" nearby Infection Forms.
  • If a Flood Combat Form is neutralized but the Infection Form in it's chest is uninjured, the Infection form will remove itself from the original host to find a new one (seen in Halo 2 and Halo 3).
  • In Halo 3, Flood are almost the same in every difficulty; the only difference being their strength.^ It is permitted to kill him even before he has denounced."
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Michoacan (Mexico): When the flood waters began to rise, a man named Tezpi entered into a great vessel, taking with him his wife and children and diverse seeds and animals.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Everyone takes this quote out of context: "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him: 'If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'"
    • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They can still be taken down by one melee on even Legendary.
  • In both Halo 2 and Halo 3, once a Combat Form's corpse is incapacitated (i.e, the Infection form inside the cavity is shot) the lifeless body will give out a scream or growl.
  • In Halo 3, the human combat forms all have the same uniform, so if a Marine with specialist uniform gets infected, the uniform will change to the normal ones.
  • Similar to the above, if an Elite in Halo 3 gets infected (For example, a Major Domo), when he is destroyed, his armour will revert to the Blue of the Minor Domo.^ In fact, they might even take down all of humanity across the globe.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After the water receded, they came down, made new homes, and became the ancestors of all the animal people today.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Almost all the positions taken up and proclaimed are false ones.
    • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There are rare exceptions, as sometimes, a Major Domo, when infected, will still have red armour.
  • The Sniper Rifle System 99C-S2 AM is very ineffective against the Flood due to their insides being liquefied.^ Diversity of language arose from their being scattered; there was but one speech before the flood.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It usually takes about eight shots to kill a human Combat Form on Halo: CE.
  • Human Flood can wield more weapons than Covenant Flood, the Covenants are compensated with a stronger melee attack, and some of them even still have working shields.
  • The Flood on Halo: Combat Evolved are extremely smaller than those of Halo 2 and Halo 3.
  • In Halo 2', Human Flood forms are much more formidable opponents than a Elite Flood form simply because they are harder to hit, faster, jump higher, and seem more aggressive.
  • In Halo 3, the Flood have a habit of calling you "The Iron Casket".
  • In Halo 2, Gravemind has control over 2401 Penitent Tangent allowing him to teleport anywhere around the near by Installation 05, so he could have teleported away from The Ark and Installation 04 (II) in Halo 3 rendering him harmless.
  • If you look closely at the Flood Prophet form of Regret, you may see a Human skull lodged in its flesh.
  • One early theory of the Flood's origin was that they were a Forerunner experiment that went horribly wrong, but this idea has been proved wrong.^ They generally much easier to understand than human criminals.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You may see them there today.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's because they work cheap."
    • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is more likely that the Flood had an extra-galactic origin.
  • It was unknown where the Flood came from, only that they are an extra-galactic species, ie: they come from another galaxy.
  • Private Mendoza can be found in the Halo: Combat Evolved level 343 Guilty Spark, despite being attacked by the Flood.^ The gods came looking for her again after the flood ebbed, but they found her dead.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But he found more tracks again, coming from the west, so he caused a second flood.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They went looking for food after the flood, and when they returned, found food set out for them.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He exists as an Easter egg in the level.
  • Flood Brain Forms/Proto-Graveminds are rarely seen in Halo:CE to Halo 3.
  • In the level 343 Guilty Spark, you see the Elite Flood combat forms near the trees.^ Evidence of the flood can still be seen in the form of drowned cities on the coast of Africa and ship moorings high above the coast of the Black Sea.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As you can see jews form an island of genetic diversity completely separate from whites.
    • Res_Opp_ideol-5-Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amfirstbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When people started talking to the trees the change came in the form of a flood.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But when you use the Pelican trick and get to the part where you see the Flood on the large tree log, you can't see them anywhere.^ When the flood came, a man named Trow made a boat from a large wooden mortar previously used for pounding rice.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Nobody knows why they don't appear when you get up there.
  • It seems that the flood are weak to heat as some of the most effective weapons are heat-based (plasma weapons, flamethrowers, sentinel beams, etc....^ Some died without knowing why.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was no place they could go except for the rock Aragaladi, but Aragaladi was not a real rock; Snake had made it rise up for them.
    • Flood Stories from Around the World 17 January 2010 8:39 UTC www.talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Finally, we have Edith Hamilton's rendering of Socrates' most notable admonition, "Agree with me if I seem to you to speak the truth; or, if not, .
    • The World Order a Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ) as well as close quarter weapons.
  • On Flood levels in Halo: CE human Combat forms are rarely seen with fragmentation grenades when upon killed, although the Flood can not use or throw grenades.
  • If you turn on the Catch Skull, pure forms drop spike grenades.
  • If you set a Flood on fire using the flamethrower or the incendiary grenade, it will occasionally run towards you, hoping to spread the fire to you or marines.
  • You can only have Flood buddies on Halo:CE.
  • The Flood uses every weapon in Halo CE except the sniper rifle and fuel rod cannon.
  • 343 Guilty Spark is the first mission in the Halo series is when the UNSC first encounter the Flood.
  • In Halo:Combat Evolved, Cloaked-handless Combat forms will lose their camouflage after they re-animate themselves and will melee you with invisible hands, this can also happen in Halo 3
  • On Halo 2 the level High Charity on legendary you can see some cloaked flood like on the maw on Halo CE.

References

  1. The Library, referenced by 343 Guilty Spark
  2. Halo 3, Bestiarum
  3. http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=865888
  4. The Heretic, referenced by the Prophet of Truth
  5. Two Betrayals, first cut scene, referenced by 343 Guilty Spark
  6. Halo 2,Sacred Icon (Level)
  7. http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41104.html
  8. Halo: The Flood, where Keyes is about to open the locked door.
  9. The Official Halo 2 Strategy Guide, page 92
  10. The Official Halo 2 Strategy Guide page 95
  11. Halo 2 Multi-player Map Pack
  12. http://www.halo3.com
  13. The Official Halo 2 Strategy Guide
  14. http://imagewtf.com/658/free-image-hosting/
  15. Halo: The Flood, page 175
  16. Halo: The Flood, page 197
  17. Halo: The Flood, page 198
  18. Halo: The Flood page 180
  19. http://imagewtf.com/658/free-image-hosting/
  20. http://halo3.com
  21. The Art of Halo
  22. http://neurophilosophy.wordpress.com/2006/11/20/brainwashed-by-a-parasite/
  23. PC World: The 47 Most Diabolical Game Villains of All Time

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Simple English

Sometimes a river receives a lot of extra water, either from lots of rain or other natural disasters. When this happens, the water overflows from its normal path in the river bed and possibly onto dry land. This is called flooding.

During a flood, people need to move themselves and their most precious valuables to higher ground quickly, if they can. The process of leaving your home behind in search of a safe place is called evacuation.

Pollution of drinking water

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Autumn mediterranean flooding in Alicante, Spain, September of 1997.

During a flood there is plenty of water, but it is mostly polluted and not safe to drink. If people drink the contaminated water they may suffer from illnesses or diseases such as typhoid and cholera. People can prepare for flooding by filling many containers with fresh clean drinking water or using sandbags (to protect their houses and soak up the water). A flood is an overflow or accumulation of an expanse of water that submerges land. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also mean the inflow of the tide. Flooding usually results from the volume of water within a body of water, such as a river or lake, which overflows. The result is that some of the water escapes its usual boundaries. Floods can also occur in rivers, when the strength of the river is so high it flows out of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders and causes damage to homes and businesses along such rivers. While flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other lakes, people have lived and worked by the water to seek sustenance and capitalize and the amount of water needed to make a flood on the gains of cheap and easy travel and commerce easily by being near water. 12,000 bottles were given out during the floods.

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