Leviathan Catalyst Conversation
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Wake up. What? Where am I?
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Why are you here? What? Where am I?
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The Citadel. It's my home. Who are you?
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I am the Catalyst. I thought the Citadel was the Catalyst.
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No, the Citadel is part of me.I need to stop the Reapers. Do you know how I can do that?
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Perhaps. I control the Reapers. They are my solution. Solution? To what?
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The Reapers are mine. I control them. They are my solution. Solution? To what?
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Chaos.
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You bring it on yourselves.
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The created will always rebel against their creators.
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But we found a way to stop that from happening. A way to restore order for the next cycle. By wiping out organic life?
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No. We harvest advanced civilizations, leaving the younger ones alone.
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Just as we left your people alive the last time we were here.But you killed the rest...
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We helped them ascend so they could make way for new life, storing the old life in Reaper form. I think we'd rather keep our own form.
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No, you can't...
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Without us to stop it, synthetics would destroy all organics.
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We've created this cycle so that never happens. That's the solution. You said you're the Catalyst, but... what are you?
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A construct. An intelligence designed eons ago to solve a problem
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I was created to bring balance. To be the catalyst for peace between organics and synthetics. So, you're a... program?
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In as much as you are an animal.But you were created...
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Correct. By who?
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A species that recognized the conflict that constantly arose between synthetics and organics
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I calculated. I planned. I evolved new ways to prevent and mitigate the conflict. But in the end, only one solution that allowed organics and synthetics to coexist.The Leviathan's created you, didn't they?
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Correct again. It was they who first recognize the conflict that persists between synthetics and organics. It was they who sought the solution.
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I was created to oversee the relations between synthetic and organic life.
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Even still, our efforts ended in conflict. So a new solution was required. The Reapers?
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Correct. Did you create the Reapers?
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Yes and no. The Reapers are a synthetic representation of the ones who created us.
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And they became the first to be harvested. Though they fought us... it was the only solution. How is it the only solution?
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It is the only solution that maintains the balance and the directive. What?
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Organics use synthetics to improve themselves. But those improvements reach their limits, until those created are allowed to evolve.
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However, organics also desire control over their creations. Evolution requires that control be broken.
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The result is conflict. Destruction. Chaos.
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By harvesting organics before they can create synthetics capable of such evolution, we prevent this conflict. But we are in conflict with the Reapers! Right now.
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But they do not seeking your destruction. They are simply following my instruction
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Harvest. Preserve. Maintain the balance. What do you know about the Crucible? How will it work?
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The device appears to be little more than a power source.
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However, in combination with the Citadel and the relays it is capable of releasing tremendous amounts of energy throughout the galaxy.
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It is crude, yet, effective in design. Who designed it?
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That is unknown.
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It is inevitable that knowledge from one cycle will carry to the next.
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The concept of the device you call the Crucible was created, though not completed several, cycles ago.
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With each passing cycle, the plan has no doubt evolved. Why didn't you stop it?
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Those who passed it on were very careful to hide it from us. We almost eradicated the concept four cycles ago, but failed. If you want the cycle to continue, why even discuss this with me?
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I am prepared to hear your solution. My solution?
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Have you not come to provide your own solution? I'm here to end the war with the Reapers.
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What you view as a war, we view as a necessity.
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If you wish to end this, there must be a new solution. Tell me what you know about the Leviathans.
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They are the creators. They are the ones who requested the solution.
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I was designed to control synthetics, and protect and preserve organic life.
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To this day, it remains my primary purpose. But you turned on the Leviathans. You harvested them.
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We required their harvesting to create the first Reaper. To enforce and enact on the solution I created. Who is OLD TONGUE NAME OF HARBINGER?
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The first Reaper. In this cycle, amongst your kind, it is known as Harbinger.
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The defining characteristic of organic life is that we think for ourselves... make our own choices.
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You take that away, and we might as well be machines just like you.
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You have choice. More than you know.
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You have choice. More than you deserve.
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But you're taking away our future. Without a future, we have no hope.
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Without hope... we might as well be machines, programmed to do what we're told.
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You have hope. More than you think.
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You don't need hope.
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The fact that you are standing here, the first organic ever, proves it.
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But it also proves my solution won't work anymore. So now what?
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We find a new solution. Yeah, but how?
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That depends on you. What do you mean?
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The Crucible changed me. Created new... possibilities. But I can't make them happen.
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I know you've thought about destroying us.
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And I won't. Make what happen?
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What you came here to do.
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You want to destroy us.
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But we will not be the only ones who are destroyed.
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The Crucible will not discriminate. All synthetics will be targeted.
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Even you are partly synthetic... If I'm going to choose this, I need to know exactly what will happen.
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[BAD OPTION] Your device is severely damaged. The blast it creates will be unpredictable and devastating.
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All technology and those who rely on synthetic technology for their survival will be lost. Yourself including.
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Your ships, weapons... the relays will all be destroyed beyond repair. Your homes will be in ruin.
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Few organics will survive the blast. Fewer still will survive in the days to come.
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[MEDIUM OPTION] Your Crucible device is badly damaged. The blast it creates will be unpredictable.
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Many who rely on synthetic technology for survival will be affected. Some may even be destroyed.
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You will certainly die. It is possible that some, further from the blast, may survive relatively unharmed.
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[GOOD OPTION] Your Crucible device appears to be largely in tact. However, the effects of the blast will not be constrained to the Reapers.
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Technology you rely on will be affected, though those who survive should have little difficulty repairing the damage.
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There will still be losses, but no more than have already been lost in this conflict. I made it this far. We'll destroy you without setting it off.
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Impossible. You are vastly outnumbered.
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You have sacrificed most of your resources just to reach this point.
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You have sacrificed many of your resources just to reach this point.
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If you do not use the Crucible, the Reapers will not be stopped. And the cycle will continue I don't believe you.
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Your belief is not required.But the Reapers will be destroyed?
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Yes, but the peace won't last.
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Soon, your children will create synthetics, and then the chaos will come back. There has to be another way...
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There is... though you may not like it.
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You could instead use the energy of the Crucible to take control of the Reapers. Huh. So... the Illusive Man was right after all.
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Yes, but he could never have taken control... because we already controlled him. But I can...
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You will die. You will control us, but you will lose everything you have. How can I control the Reapers if I'm dead?
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Your corporeal form will be disintegrated. Your... thoughts and even your memories, will continue.
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You will no longer be organic. Your connection to your kind will be lost.
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Though you will remain aware of their existence. I didn't fight this war so I could give up everything I had.
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It is not the solution I would choose either. But I will accept it. I don't accept it.
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Then this discussion is over.
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