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Topic: Cryptum and forerunners

From: Diana Dominguez
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 09/13/2013

Hello Mr. Bear:

First I would like to thank you for your amazing work on the forerunner trilogy. I read your trilogy and... my god, I can't decide which one is my favorite... maybe Cryptum because it was like the first taste.

I am writing you because I sometimes got confused in Cryptum about Bornstellar's height during the first book. Are you allowed to clarify that? I believe he was taller than Riser at first... then, I got lost. It is described that he look bigger after the mutation and that he even believed his hands look bigger. He continued mutating and growing during his return to his parents too.

Another question, in silentium, were the two Didacts wearing the armor from the first game campaign or the armor from the terminals? If you are not allowed to tell, I understand.

Thank you for your time and keep up the good work.

Diana D.

Re: Cryptum and forerunners

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/01/2013

Bornstellar was always taller than Riser by at least double, since Riser was about three feet tall--less than a meter. The transformation he underwent to a newly shaped maturity made him, eventually, equal in size to the Didact, which could be (I will stand corrected if the data is actually out there from HALO 4) about eight or nine feet tall, and much bulkier. Chakas would be about five and a half feet tall, shorter than Bornstellar.

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