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A Durance was a type of Forerunner memory storage device. Upon the death of a Forerunner, the individual's last memories and mental patterns were stored inside a Durance. The Durance and a bit of plasma from the immolation of the body were then presented to the closest family members of the deceased.[1] Durances had a half-life of a million years. Their resting places were closely guarded by the family, such that the violation of a Durance was considered sacrilege.[1] The Durance of The Librarian appears in Halo 4 and speaks to John-117 about the Ur-Didact and his plans.

TriviaEdit

  • The Durances resemble, in function, the Prothean beacons from the Mass Effect game series.
    • Coincidentally, the Protheans were also an Elder Race whose "supposed" technology was the basis for most of the technology used by the modern species of the galaxy.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo: Cryptum, "Chapter 2"



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