Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Halo – Halo Legends: The Great Grunt Rebellion – MK Stangeland Jr.


(5 Panels)

Panel 1: Interior of a Covenant Warship. The scene is one of having just previously been hit by weapons fire. A Sangheili Shipmaster (Elite Ship Captain) – KAHS ‘YAMAKEE – is holding onto a control panel for balance as he ‘stands’ on his knees, having just been previously knocked off his feet from the explosion that rocked his ship.

KAHS: <What just happened?!>*

TEXT BOX: *(Translated to English)

Panel 2: A Sangheili Ultra – NOST ‘KAHMEE – picks himself up nearby and gives KAHS a reply.

NOST: <It’s the Unanimous Verdict, Sir! They’ve fired on us!>

KAHS: <What heresy do you speak of?!>

Panel 3: Upper body of NOST as he attempts to report, only to be shot in the back before he can finish.

NOST: <It’s…It’s the Unggoy, Sir! They are report->

SFX: (From impact of weapons fire hitting NOST’s back) ptCHHH!

NOST: wOOOOOOR!

Panel 4: An array of UNGGOY (Grunts) are rushing through the main entrance to the room, firing an assortment of weapons at anyone they see, killing a surprising number of Sangheili before they can respond.

LEAD UNGGOY (1): <For Balaho!>

LEAD UNGGOY (2): <For the Unggoy!>

LEAD UNGGOY (3): <For JUSTICE!>

SFX: ZzU! ZzU! ZzU! ZzU! ZzU!

Panel 5: KAHS activates a light sword and prepares to charge at the Unggoy with it. He has a look of angry determination on his face.

KAHS: <Not on my ship.>

SFX: (From activation of Light Sword) Ka-cSHHH!

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(I’ve had a soft spot for the grunts since Halo 1, so needless to say I was highly amused by a reference to “The Great Grunt Rebellion” in Halo 2. Since no one else has ever written much about it except the basic details, I decided that I would try to do so myself.)

3 comments:

  1. I'd completely forgotten about this event in the Halo lore. Nice job depicting it. The imagery of the Grunt's rising up is a great one and I think you nailed the SFX for the sword at the end there too.

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  2. This was nice slice of small scale action that forms part of much bigger story and the imagery of that last panel is just great.

    I would read the heck out of a mini series of this kind. Nice job.

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  3. I've also had a soft spot for those poor little Grunts since Halo: CE, so I'm glad to see them get some love in your script, MK. Like Shaun, I'd love it if we could get a mini-series on this kind of thing. As your script rightly points out, those Grunts are just screaming for more attention.

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