”Proud? When I have failed you utterly, how can I feel anything but sorrow?
Bias has come undone. He crossed the line this morning - brought the abomination with him - and destroyed your waiting rescue party.It’s over. We’re activating the destructive arrayed matrix, our shameful last resort. I can picture you in your garden, surveying all you have created - surveying all you have preserved. And I curse the circumstance that keeps my finger on the trigger.Of all the fates to befall us, this is the cruelest of all. My inaction and hesitation and foolishness kept me here, on the wrong side of the line. And 300 years of our society’s failure and miscalculation makes me your executioner. It’s too much to bear.Mendicant Bias is trying to prevent us from firing the Array. He speeds back to the Ark, but he won’t succeed. Offensive Bias will stop him, and I will burn this stinking menace in your name.And then?I will begin our Great Journey without you, carrying this bitter record. Those who came after will know what we bought with this false transcendence - what you bought, and the price you paid.”
- The Didact’s final transmission to the Librarian before activating the Halo Array.