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This is a joke, okay? It's just a joke. If any of you start thinking this is a story idea for the next Halo fic of mine, then, I will hit you over the head. Woe upon me if I ever get caught by the Weyr police on this one.

Trust me on this one, Telek's drunk driving wasn't the thing that sent him 2500 years into the future. That was all "AIVAS'S" idea! Damn talking wall!

Though I have seen many Pern images on DA, a few maps here and there, but not one of those guys have given a try to recreate the planet in a spacescape type scene. Guess I'm the first.
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Joli: Temporal transference successful, Excellency.

Telek: We here?

Rolu: Yes, Supreme Commander. The Luminary is picking up Forerunner artifacts on the eccentric red planet passing through that Oort Cloud.

Telek: Do what, now?

Rolu: Forerunner artifacts, Excellency.

Telek: Alright, alright. We'll handle that later. Right now I've gotta deal with the distress signal. At last, finally, I found him. 300 light-years from Earth and 2500 Earth years into the future, but I found him. Let's just hope they're both together. We cloaked?

Joli: Yes, Excellency.

Telek: Good, we don't want the descendants of the abandoned colony refugees to know we're here. Head straight for the Southern Continent. Nice and quiet, fellas. Nice and quiet. Doesn't look like to me they've used Tier 3 technology in a while. Seein' a space ship like mine might scare the crap outta them.

Joli: Yes, Excellency.

Rolu: It has been 2500 years since the war. It's possible that the Spartan may no longer be alive.

Telek: I know that, but I know for one that Kiryuu is or else we wouldn't be here. Maybe he can tell us what happened to the Chief.

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There. Chew on that. There won't be more. Come at me, you Pern purists! Come at me! At least I'm not doing Yaoi in Pern.

Pern belongs to Anne McCaffery.

Halo belongs to Bungie.

The Funny Joke belongs to me.

Image done in 3D Studio Max and Photoshop CS3.

And if you're wondering...

The Sangheili Pirate's Arrival at Archer's Knee0534 Hours, November 19, 5079 (Military Calendar)\Shadow of Darkness/Alpha Sagittarii System
    “Exiting Slipstream Space in five,” began Helmsman Joli ‘Hennes. “Four, three, two, one…”
    Supreme Commander Telek ‘Heros glanced up at the sound of the engines of the Shadow of Darkness beginning to slow as they dropped out of the blackness of Slipstream Space.  He tapped a few times on the console of his command chair.
    “All ships report in,” he called.
    “Divine Journey standing by.”
    “Holy Justice standing by.”
    “Righteous Fury standing by.”
    “Regret and Reconciliation standing by.”
    “Transcending Vigilance standing by.”
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Yes, it now has the story attached to it.  Hopefully the Weyr Police won't bring me in for it.
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Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What does P.E.R.N stand for anyway
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Parallel Earth, Resources Negligible.  

It means the planet is capable of sustaining Earth-like life, but resources to support an advanced industrial society is impossible.

The planet can be mined for some resources, iron, silicon, manganese, sulfur, but even to sustain a society like our own, let alone an advanced society capable of space travel is near impossible.

In my Pern story that crosses over into Halo, Pern is used as a secret training ground kept undercover by ONI.  And all material needed to sustain the various bases had to come from off world.

 
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Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm I correct to assume that dragon riders will battle the covenant, the flood and thread at once?
How do you think the religious aliens would view dragon and human relationships or the dragons themselves?
What's a worse parasite flood or thread?
Could Dragons and their riders battle on other planets?
Would Dragons be technically be sapient or near sapient like apes?  
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, my first question.  Did you read the excerpt that is posted in on the deviation notes?

It is advised by this stamp here...

Read Before You Comment by LeoLeonardo

So, I'm guessing you didn't do what the stamp said.  Why doesn't anyone ever read before they comment?

No, there isn't going to be dragonriders fighting Covenant.  It's 2500 years into the future and if there ever were Covenant heading for Pern, they would have already done so and laid waste to the planet.

I will inform you right now, that no dragonrider, not even a whole Weyr of them, can defeat a fleet of covenant ships.  Remember, the UNSC was losing the war, not winning it before the Great Schism happened.

There will be no religious aliens showing up to glass Pern.

There will be no Flood showing up on Pern either.

For one thing, all the Flood is on the Red Star, not Pern.  Whatever Flood fighting that could happen, the dragonriders will NOT be involved with it.

The only interplanetary traveling that will be done is just what happened in All the Weyrs of Pern, when the dragonriders used the ship antimatter cores to push the Red Star into a slightly different orbit that wouldn't bring Thread to Pern.

Interactions between Telek's small fleet (that has come at the request of the former President of Earth Kiryuu Knight) and the dragonriders is limited.  And controlled.

In the story, Kiryuu has expressed that Telek does not interfere with the Pernese.  
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Jcbq Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Heh. This is a pandoras box of madness that I whole heartily aprove of. Let the puritans come at thee!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Go read the excerpt then!
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dracostarcloud Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Hmm...AIVAS isn't quite a Forerunner Monitor, but he's still pretty smart.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well, in this version, it's Kiryuu. Not AIVAS.
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dracostarcloud Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
The dragons suddenly have nuke breath. :p
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Go read the story, yo.
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StitchinKat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love this!  Long time PERN/McCaffrey fan, love the tech aspects of the view from space. Don't know Halo (sorry, I'm just too old!) but "Forerunner artifacts" made me think of Andre Norton's Forerunner series about a powerful vanished alien race....  www.goodreads.com/series/10056…   A crossover of PERN and the Forerunners would be awesome!
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StitchinKat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry, my daughter would get the Halo refs, she has played it....I'm too old like I said. Just mentioned the Andre Norton works as she used the term "Forerunner" is the novels at the link I gave. Maybe the Halo designers also were thinking of her Forerunners when they wrote the game.  Those were the Forerunners I was thinking of. Different era I guess.  I have read the Ringworld books, but it's been a while. I was admiring the art work too as it's not a view of Pern I've ever come across!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Um, Halo is over 10 years old now.

It was developed in 1999, and then released for the original Xbox in 2002.

Slightly based upon Ringworld novel, which depicted a Dyson Ring structure.  Only Halo is a much smaller ring, about the same diameter as Earth, and is in fact a giant ancient galactic sterilization mechanism that a race of advanced beings the Covenant call the Forerunners, built hundred thousands of years ago to destroy a life form called the Flood before they spread to infect the galaxy.

And that image right there was mostly a crossover between Pern and Halo, more rather my Halo fanfiction that revolved around these two people...

The Sangheili Pirate by Ghostwalker2061  

Kiryuu Mechagodzilla by Ghostwalker2061  

And Pern being an old United Nations Space Command Office of Naval Intelligence training site where they trained their super soldiers the SPARTANs.  And then was abandoned when the Covenant attacked, only to be reactivated under the orders of the guy with the green dreads who was President of Earth at the time to use as an evacuation planet just in case the Covenant glassed Earth completely.  Glassed as in, what a planet looks like after it's been nuked from high orbit.

So, how much is that is the Pern/Forerunner crossover story you thought of?

So, I'm rather confused as to what did you find cool in any of that?
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Innomadic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This....can't.....be......ANOTHER.....coincidence.....

Only just finished the first book and i thought, wouldn't it be cool it Pern was a shield world itself....and its the one MC crash landed on.....then a lone helljumper falls into Ruatha valley and then some random stuff happens from there.

I'm sorry, i know you have intention of writing it...its just that so many coincidences in terms of concepts have occurred in my first two weeks on here :lol:
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Uh...

The Red Star is the shield installation, the Chief doesn't crash in Ruatha, he crashes on the Red Star.
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Innomadic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I was just saying that was my thought, and it was close to yours was all
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Innomadic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Sorry for double post, but i realised i just did the same thing that annoyed you last time :O

AWESOME job on the render :D
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Master Chief on Pern...might happen given the unpredictability of slipspace and the effect of a slipspace gateway slamming shut while a ship is passing through...

"We usually worry about Thread falling from the sky...but this is a new one on me."

Probably a good thing you're not going to write a Pern/Halo mashup. Suppose the Brutes found Pern. They drop a grav lift...a few errant firelizards get inside...pass some images to dragons...Energy shielding does not hold up under high heat too well. And it could get just plain wierd.

"This stranger falls from the sky and impresses a dragon?"
"No...I didn't. I think Cortana did."
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, the story was written, but it was written for my amusement and kept on an external hard drive. It is not posted anywhere on the Net.

It pretty much revolved on a what-if scenario of a possible fate of President Knight and the Master Chief landing on the Red Star, to which they discover is a Forerunner Shield Installation during the time of the first Fall of Pern. The Yokohama, instead of being just a colony ship, ends up being a Phoenix-class warship, which was a colony ship retrofitted into a warship during the Human-Covenant war and then was used to defend Pern when a small fleet of Covenant ships attacked it, leaving it a bit damaged, which then strands our colonists on Pern permanently.

Knight, before crashing upon the Red Star, did discover an ONI report of the mycrohizor life form later on known as Thread and when he finally reaches Pern, because of ONI secrecy, could not inform the colonists of its existence. So pretty much the lack of preparation for the First Fall was his fault. The Covenant, on the other hand release the Flood on the Red Star, which the Chief traps in the Shield World and him inside of it, leaving Kiryuu to take a Long Sword to Pern alone. And the Covenant leave Pern to its fate as the Fall begins, hoping that the fungus will wipe out the remaining colonists.

Of course we know that does not happen. In the mean time, Kiryuu sends out his distress signal, which goes unanswered for over 2500 years and on into the Ninth Pass, in which the descendants reactivate him (if you have not read the 12 stories that he is involved in, you won't know what I mean by reactivate) confuse him for AIVAS and he gives them the solution of ridding Pern of Thread to keep them busy while he has an ulterior motive of bringing a fleet of Seperatist Covenant ships lead by Telek (from 2500 years ago) to find out what happened to the Chief and Cortana and to return all three to the Earht's past.

And no, there is no the Chief or Cortana impressing a dragon or dragons and the Elites show their annoyance to the Pern dragons many times due to the fact they've had rough dealings with Earth's dragons of Shadowrun fame. Telek hating Manda and being annoyed with Dunkelzahn (who's on his ship BTW), Shri grumbling about Lofwyr, and Cujo cursing Malcho's name. Trust me, they don't like dragons.

But I will express again, this story is only for my amusement. It will never be shown.
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AsukiElric Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
You, my friend, are genius! :love:
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TasheBird Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist
I find this incredibly amusing, being both a fan of Pern and Halo. Such a creative combination, and a wonderful rendition of a 3-D model of pern. Haha! xD Very funny joke it is indeed.
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Dreaming-Glory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
pfpfpfpfff this... this is amazing! ;A; I bet this is exactly, if not close, to what Jaxom, Ruth, and the other Dragonriders and dragons saw when they went up to the Yokohoma.

I'm not into Halo, so I'm probably missing the Halo references, but still, this is epic! D:
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You should see the wallpaper version. Less flaws, more detail.
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Dreaming-Glory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Wallpaper?? OuO I... must... see... And I may as well check out the rest of your gallery while I'm at it, too. I always feel guilty for fav and running, because I never look at the rest of the gallery. :C
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually shocked when I saw this.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Shocked why?
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
not a lot of people where i live even know what Pern is XD
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, where do you live?
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Canada =D
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't live in Canada. I live in Tennessee.
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So many of my friends on MSN live their XD
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Pern in the Haloverse? Interesting idea...
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought you were joking when you said "yaoi in Pern"... and then I found it. Shivers.

Awesome view of the planet! Beautifully done space view, gives the planet a real perspective.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx, I posted a better composition of the planet than that. That was like the test run. Here's the finish product...

[link]

Also, it's many views...

[link]

I never really found any good images of Pern out in space. So, I did my own version.

Yeah, yaoi in Pern. It's out there. I don't have a problem when it comes to green riders and blue riders male/male relationship as long as it's not the SUBJECT of the story...because that at least is in Pern. However, making a male become a queen rider just to have some bishi-looking bronze rider swoon over him is just stupid.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's kinda what I thought, surely there's enough blue/green rider fodder to satisfy any fangirl? But the improbability of a male impressing a queen... hmm. That's stretching the friendship!

Nah, your images are great. I've just been re-reading the very first book of Landing, so it's actually great to have an image to put in my head when they're all still orbiting and staring down!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently they think it's not fair that only girls can ride the big gold queens and get the cute bronze riders that they want to change it to suit their idiocy without really understanding why things are the way they are. Anne McCaffery put a lot of detail in her books to make sure we get that this is how it goes. Of all the books I've read from her, I've found she doesn't leave anything out.

And you'd think that the fangirls would get some fanservice from the crazy sex frenzy orgy that happens during mating flights too, but NOOO! (A part of a chapter in the White Dragon is devoted to it and well, ANY time Ramoth rises to mate...) Anne McCaffery delivers, but that's not good enough for the idiot fangirls. God, I hate them so much!

Maybe because Anne wrote the greens and blue riders to be homosexual but not GAY. Because apparently from what I've gathered from my homosexual male friends, there's a difference between being a homosexual male and GAY. They're homosexual, but they're not bushi girlboy emo gits. And that's why the fangirls aren't satisfied.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ha ha ha ha.... ohhh. nice. When you said "bishi girlboy" I had a sudden mental image of a Thai girlboy trying to Impress a dragon.... disturbing.
Yeah, there's something to be said for writing fanfiction within the guidelines of, say, the actual characters or worlds. I was looking at Anne's site and she's fairly specific about fanfic. When I occasionally write fanfic (none of Pern, I could never do it justice) I make myself stay so firmly within the boundaries of the characters that I hate myself. It's just rude to take someone elses ideas and corrupt them. I can only imagine someone like Tolkien spinning in his grave from the gay!bishie!Legolas-and-any-other-elf fanfic that I'm sure is out there... may I never stumble across any.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I do not dare attempt to show my Pern stories off. They're mostly for my entertainment only and not anyone else's. However, the only Pern art I'm willing to do is the renders of the planet.

I don't think I could draw her dragons correctly despite being a good dragon artist.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is hard to capture someone elses very specific image. Some of the dragon interpretations dome by other artists have been totally mystifying to me, but then some of those are the ones Anne said match what she imagines! Oh well.
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risingphoenix1988 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
honestly, you could do Yaoi on P.E.R.N. though, because it's flat out mentioned in the books that most Blue and Green riders have homosexual relationships.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not between a bronze rider and a queen rider, you can't. And that is what I was referring to. Yes, I know about the whole green and blue rider thing. That is cannon...the yaoi is not.

You do not seem to understand what I'm referring to when I say yaoi. When I say yaoi, I am talking about noncannon homosexual relationships, not cannon homosexual relationships. It is also called slash.

I actually made a whole statement about this once and it said that I know about greens and blue riders. If you have not read that statement I posted, do not think that I do not know otherwise.
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Tsuki-Spartaness Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Gawd... I love you for this. Seriously.

Pern and Halo?
My two loves! Together!

Thankyou so much!
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Rhapsody-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
WOW! i didn't except to see something like this for fan-art of the pern story even if its made as a joke, amazing job with this, it looks extremely realistic!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You should also see this. This gives all the views of the planet Pern.

Well, I figured that despite the fact I was making a joke, I wanted to be still respectful of Anne's planet, so I wanted to do the image as realistic as possible.
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Rhapsody-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
well you did an amazing job with it :)
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SilverFox442 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
This is hillarious. And I only get it because my grade school had a few of Anne McCaffery's books...and it's been over four years since I read them. I may have to go back and read the others at some time...
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LadyDarkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
You ROCK! I have the Dragon Lovers guide to Pern and this it spectacular, did you use the DLG as a source?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I used various images as my source and built my textures from that.
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LadyDarkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Well the planet is beautifully done, it looks just like I imagined it. KUDOS ^_^
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GinnyStar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Its a lovely image of PERN It shows off part of Pern we don't see. I am a fan of PERN too. Many of AM fans and frends of AM would love this image I do.
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