The MantleThe Mantle is not a physical thing, it is not a law but more of a belief system. The Forerunners believed in The Mantle, like Buddhists believe in enlightenment. They believed that they were the beings who were to protect and nurture the other sentient beings in the Milky Way. Many of them, specifically The Librarian, believed that The Mantle would not always be theirs to hold, but to one day be passed down to a race that outshines the others. That race was us, Humanity. But some were not so keen as to the idea of losing the right to protect the galaxy. One of these Forerunners was known as "The Didact". Originally he was known as "Shadow-of-Sundered star" but when he took on the role of Supreme Commander of the Forerunner military he became known as Didact or Ur-Didact (meaning Original Didact). And for a time, there was peace, but just before the beginning of the Forerunner-Flood War, the Didact, Master-Builder, and the Librarian sought council with each other. T
A new cycle begins.But times change and so must ISo here is to my past lives.We had so much fun traveling 'roundeven when we fell beneath the ground.All the lives we saved,and things we made.The friends we have,and the ones we lostThey were not in vain,and they will not be forgot.Because this is the moment that we all shareThe final breath and one last stare.Look now Doctor's through my eyes,But this is no time to cry.For this one moment we will be one,this feeling you all know too well,But this is not the end, our work isn't done,so lets ride this beast straight to Hell.