Hall of Combat Mastery
The Hall of Combat Mastery is a large chamber in the Sanctuary Fortress, and the only room in Sanctuary Fortress containing a Luminoth-designed Portal Generator. The Hall is also a major navigation hub in the Fortress, connecting to a Transport to Agon Wastes and the main Reactor Core via the Minigyro Chamber. Once Samus has obtained the Spider Ball upgrade, she can use the tracks to access the Central Area Transport East door. There is also a Portal Generator that'll teleport Samus to the Culling Chamber in the Ing Hive.
When Samus first enters the area, there are two Quad CMs walking around, with multiple Quad MBs for them to use if their bodies are destroyed. While there are several Ingsmashers in the room as well, none of them are active until you return to the room later. The room is fairly straightforward and simple when Samus arrive for the first time, but when she returns later, she can use the Spider Ball Tracks to get a Missile Expansion by solving a few 2-D Morph Ball puzzles.
Available Logbook Entries
- "Tactical scan complete. Target mechanoid is an inactive combat drone. Unit is offline and in power-conservation mode. No command signals are being received. Combat systems offline. Defense grid is not energized. AI does not respond to transmissions." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "Object scan complete. Unit is an Ingsmasher missile launcher. Shoulder-mounted combat system. Fires high-yield explosive missiles." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "Magnetic rail system track detected. Rail system powered and active. Spider Ball technology required to access track." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "Missile Expansion
Increases the number of Missiles you can carry by 5." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "Structural analysis complete. Bridge is composed of numerous alloys, including Denzium. Exposure to portal energies has weakened the structure considerably." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "System analysis complete. Console used to energize and open a portal to Dark Aether, currently online. Portal generation system initiated." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "This portal is active. Walk into the portal to transport to Dark Aether. Extreme caution recommended once transit is complete." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)