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Luminoth Lore describes the history of the Luminoth on Aether and their war with the Ing during the Luminoth Golden and Dark ages. Samus also finds lore from the Luminoth that were sent to acquire the Sky Temple Keys. The Luminoth record their lore on Luminoth Lore Projectors and Luminoth Datapacs.

History

Golden Age

Entry First Location Entry Text Image
Origins Temple Grounds - Main Energy Controller It is told that the Luminoth were not born of Aether, but of the stars. In the early days, we roamed the greatness of the void, bathing in the glorious light of a thousand stars. We met a vast number of enlightened minds... the N'kren, the Ylla, and the Chozo among them. Each of them, we found, had claimed a homeworld and formed a deep bond with it. In time, we decided to do the same.[1] Origins mp2 Logbook 01.png
Our Heritage Temple Grounds - Transport to Agon Wastes Our search for a home took us through the cosmos. For many a great cycle we roamed, yet a place to call our own eluded us. In time, we began to despair, feeling the search was in vain. We considered remaining among the stars until a scout returned with news of a world unlike any other. When we beheld Aether for the first time, so great was her beauty that we forsook the stars forever to live upon her surface. From that day forth, the Luminoth were of Aether, our blessed paradise.[2] Our Heritage mp2 Logbook 01.png
Paradise Agon Wastes - Mining Plaza (NTSC version)
Agon Wastes - Agon Energy Controller (PAL/Trilogy version)
Aether was a fertile, aged world with bountiful fields and oceans. The native creatures were gentle compared to the other worlds we had encountered. We settled in a mountain region first, in cliffside dwellings. In time, we established settlements in the green forest of Torvus and in the fertile plains of Agon. A Great Temple was built between our three domains, a place of peace and a monument to our accomplishments. It was a time of harmony for our people.[3] Paradise mp2 Logbook 01.png
Saving Aether Agon Wastes - Agon Energy Controller (NTSC version)
Agon Wastes - Mining Plaza (PAL/Trilogy version)
Aether's planetary energy supply reached a critical stage. If left unchecked, the energy would expire, bringing an end to the world. Our greatest minds devised a way to preserve and regulate the remaining planetary energy - the Energy Controllers.[4] Saving Aether mp2 Logbook 01.png
Light of Aether Agon Wastes - Portal Terminal The main Energy Controller was built in the Great Temple: three sub-controllers were built in Torvus, Agon, and Sanctuary. They collected the energy of Aether, then radiated it over the world to all who needed it. In time we came to call this precious energy the "Light of Aether". It brought peace and prosperity to the Luminoth.[5] Light of Aether mp2 Logbook 01.png
The Stellar Object Agon Wastes - Mining Station B (NTSC version)
Agon Wastes - Mining Station A (PAL/Trilogy version)
By the time we detected the stellar object as it streaked toward our world, it was too late to stop it. We fired numerous weapons at it in a vain attempt to alter its trajectory. Nothing worked. Our efforts placed a great strain on the Energy Controllers, and weakened Aether. All we could do as the object drew closer was take shelter and wait. We gathered stores of food and water, reinforced the shielding on our dwellings, and spent the last hours in peace.[6] The Stellar Object mp2 Logbook.png

Dark Age

Entry First Location Entry Text
Cataclysm Agon Wastes - Mining Station A (NTSC version)
Temple Grounds - Meeting Grounds (PAL/Trilogy version)
The starborne terror burnt through the heavens and struck Aether with and untold might. We all expected the world to shatter...but Aether held. There was great devastation, however. The green plains of Agon were scorched forever, and the forest of Torvus was engulfed and wracked by the sea. The skies burned for days, casting darkness over the land.[7] Cataclysm mp2 Logbook.png
Age of Anxiety Temple Grounds - Meeting Grounds (NTSC version)
Temple Grounds - Path of Eyes (PAL/Trilogy version)
In time, the roar of a wounded planet subsided. The air, though fouled, was breathable. Light made its way through the dark veil over our world. Slowly, we ventured out from the shelters of our home to see what remained of our paradise. What little comfort we gained by surviving was soon shattered. Half of the planet's energy had vanished from the Energy Controllers. Aether became violently unstable as a result. Of the stellar object which stuck our home, there was no sign.[8] Age of Anxiety mp2 Logbook.png
The World Warped Temple Grounds - Path of Eyes (NTSC version)
Torvus Bog - Torvus Energy Controller (PAL/Trilogy version)
Amidst this turmoil, we discovered many anomalies. Spacial disturbances appeared across the land. Object went into a state of dimensional flux, their atoms divided between Aether and...somewhere else. There was little time to ponder these strange happenings, for we had to deal with the devastation of our lands.[9] The World Warped mp2 Logbook.png
The Ing Attack Torvus Bog - Underground Tunnel (NTSC version)
Torvus Bog - Path of Roots (PAL/Trilogy version)
The day came when space was torn asunder, revealing dimensional rifts to a dark place. Horrible dark swarms streaked forth from these rifts, engulfing nearby creatures and transforming them into what we could come to call darklings. The dark creatures became our enemies, and peace came to an end on Aether.[10] The Ing Attack mp2 Logbook.png

Conflict

The conflict lore covers the war against the Ing in its three phases.

First Phase

Entry First Location Entry Text
Dark Aether Torvus Bog - Torvus Energy Controller (NTSC version)
Torvus Bog - Path of Roots (PAL/Trilogy)
In time, we created machines to open rifts to our enemy's world. Volunteer scouts went through the rifts and found a twisted world, harsh and poisonous...a Dark Aether. They discovered that this world held the missing half of our planet's energy. They also saw the true face of the enemy, a race we came to call "Ing", meaning terror. Our scouts could not survive long on the surface of Dark Aether, so venomous was its air. Still, we vowed to return. We prepared for war.[11]
Our War Begins Torvus Bog - Underground Tunnel (NTSC version)
Torvus Bog - Training Chamber (PAL/Trilogy version)
We developed Crystals that brought the Light of Aether to the dark world. Using these Crystals allowed our warriors to explore the enemy lands, to bring war to the Ing. Sadly, the Crystals were not enough. We needed stronger weapons, better armor. We withdrew from Dark Aether while our greatest minds devised new engines of war.[12]
Recovering Energy Torvus Bog - Training Chamber (NTSC version)
Torvus Bog - Catacombs (PAL/Trilogy version)
We were not prepared to fight a long war. The forces of the enemy outnumbered ours vastly. We sought a way to end the war quickly, without extended combat. We decided to build a device to recover our lost planetary energy from Dark Aether. Without this energy, the dark world would cease to be, and our world would be restored to stability.[13]
New Weapons Torvus Bog - Gathering Hall (NTSC version)
Agon Wastes - Mining Station B (PAL/Trilogy version)
Our studies of the Ing revealed the source of their attacks as dark energy. We built weapons to use this energy, thinking it could overload energy targets and eliminate them. We soon learned our error, as the Dark Beam was not of great effect on the Ing. We then began to develop a weapon that used light energy. This weapon would dispatch the Ing with terrible efficiency.[14]
The New Terror Torvus Bog - Catacombs (NTSC version)
Torvus Bog - Gathering Hall (PAL/Trilogy version)
In time, the Ing began to possess Luminoth as well as creatures. Friends and family members became the enemy, spilling Luminoth blood across the land. Desperate, we devised shielding to prevent Ing possession. It was effective, but not perfect. Should the shielding fail, all Luminoth were prepared to self-terminate rather than become a weapon for the Ing.[15]

Second Phase

Entry First Location Entry Text
The Sky Temple Temple Grounds - Fortress Transport Access We learned that the ruler of the Ing dwelled in a place dubbed the "Sky Temple" by our forces. This place held the planetary energy of Dark Aether as well. It was heavily guarded, and entry was barred by a great gate requiring ten keys to unlock. These keys were hidden throughout Dark Aether by the Ing. A mission was planned, one that would find the hidden keys and recover our missing energy from the Sky Temple.[16]
The Final Crusade Sanctuary Fortress - Hall of Combat Mastery (NTSC version)
Sanctuary Fortress - Sanctuary Energy Controller (PAL/Trilogy version)
While our forces on Dark Aether fought desperate battles against superior numbers, our best minds completed their work. The Energy Transfer Module, a device designed to recover our lost planetary energy, was ready at last. A force of our greatest warriors was assembled, each equipped with the best armor and weaponry available. We sent this brave cadre of fighters to invade the Sky Temple and seize the missing energy lying within.[17]
Shattered Hope Sanctuary Fortress - Main Research (NTSC version)
Sanctuary Fortress - Hall of Combat Mastery (PAL/Trilogy version)
None of the warriors sent to the Sky Temple returned. Our forces searched Dark Aether for them, in vain. Of the Energy Transfer Module, there was no sign. Though saddened, we set out to prepare another mission, to build another module, to try once more to save our dying world.[18]
Agon Falls Sanctuary Fortress - Sanctuary Energy Controller (NTSC version)
Sanctuary Fortress - Main Gyro Chamber (PAL/Trilogy version)
A massive Ing attack came to the land of Agon. Soon, the Temple of Agon was surrounded by the Horde, with no hope of salvation. Our gallant warriors there were slain, and Agon fell to the enemy. Our blood chilled when we learned that the energy within that temple was drained. The Ing had found the Energy Transfer Module, and were using it as a weapon against us.[19]
Torvus Falls Sanctuary Fortress - Main Gyro Chamber (NTSC version)
Sanctuary Fortress - Sanctuary Entrance (PAL/Trilogy version)
The Ing turned their focus on the Torvus Bog next, sending a vast force to lay siege to the temple there. Thousands upon thousands of Ing were destroyed by our warriors, yet they kept coming until there was no Luminoth alive to offer resistance in Torvus. On that day, the energy of Torvus was taken to Dark Aether, and our hopes for survival grew dim.[20]

Final Phase

Entry First Location Entry Text
Sanctuary Falls Sanctuary Fortress - Watch Station (NTSC version)
Sanctuary Fortress - Main Research (PAL/Trilogy version)
Our battered forces gathered in the Sanctuary Fortress to prepare for the inevitable siege there. They didn't wait long. Wave after wave of Ing assaulted the greatest of our fortresses, with one goal in mind: to seize the energy there. The Ing turned the machines of Sanctuary against our warriors, and soon all was lost. The energy of Sanctuary was taken by the Ing. Only one Energy Controller remained on Aether.[21]
Twilight Sanctuary Fortress - Sanctuary Entrance (NTSC version)
Sanctuary Fortress - Watch Station (PAL/Trilogy version)
What few remained gathered in the Great Temple. There, all but U-Mos, the last Sentinel of Aether, entered into life-preserving stasis. There they remain, to be released once the Ing were destroyed...or to sleep forever. His people safe, U-Mos prepared for the last, terrible assault. In the silence of the Great Temple, he prayed for salvation, for deliverance from the terror of the Ing.[22]

Keybearer Lore

The Keybearer Lore was left by the Luminoth Warriors sent to collect the Sky Temple Keys.

Cadre 1

Entry First Location Entry Text
A-Kul's Testament Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Soon I shall pass to the final rest. My key is in place. Through my spiritual link with to the others, I know where their bodies lie. I shall leave this knowledge, that their last location in the dark world can be known. May this knowledge lead our warriors to the Sky Temple Keys.


The time draws near. Hear the words of A-Kul, she they call Champion of Aether. Know that my warriors fought and died with uncommon valor. Do not look unkindly upon their failure, for they died to save us all.[23]

J-Stl's Testament Agon Wastes - Central Mining Station My journey comes to an end. The thrice-cursed Ing prepared an ambush of singular cunning in the mining station. They caught me in it like a neophyte fresh from the training halls. I have sent five score of their number to whatever foul pit they call afterlife, but in vain. My life is extinguished.[24]
B-Stl's Testament Agon Wastes - Main Reactor I can go no further. Here in this reactor, I go to join my mate, J-Stl, in final rest. Though I die with honor, a shame falls on my house until the key I seek reaches its destination. May my brothers find my burden, that the way to the Sky Temple will be opened at last.[25]
S-Dly's Testament Torvus Bog - Torvus Lagoon They came to the lagoon in the night, delivering true deathblows before I could detect them. As my life faded, I sent a call to the cadre to warn them of this surprise attack. May they find my key and dispatch the Ing who killed me. Only then will my final rest be peaceful.[26]
G-Sch's Testament Torvus Bog - Catacombs What craven savages are the Ing! Trapped in the catacombs with no chance of rescue, I fought them to the last. I watched them feed upon their dead. I heard them pressing the lesser of their number into the front ranks, that my blasts would take them. At least their leader stood against me in battle. He was a foe worthy of a Luminoth Warrior.[27]

Cadre 2

Entry First Location Entry Text
S-Jrs's Testament Sanctuary Fortress - Sanctuary Entrance A-Kul tried to send me back to Aether, that I might get reinforcements. Both cadres have been attacked, devastated. The Ing followed me. They came, wearing the skin of beasts. I gave them a good fight, yet, I have failed. May I redeem my honor in the next life. Here, at the fortress entrance, I breathe my last.[28]
C-Rch's Testament Sanctuary Fortress - Dynamo Works Let this be the final testament of warrior C-Rch. I have no more shells for my weapons. For the enemy, I have naught but the blade and fist. Let them come. They wait in the works, hissing, and slithering like beasts. Let them. When my war cry comes, there will be a dread final reckoning. Come forth, hated enemy. Let there be an end![29]
D-Isl's Testament Temple Grounds - Storage Cavern A It is inside me. I feel it spreading, clawing at my will, tearing at my thoughts. It moves me against my will, to this cavern. Here it will end. I do not wish this, do not want my body to become a weapon for the Ing within me. It hates. It demands obedience. I will fight to the end. I shall self-terminate before I will be a pawn of a filthy Ing.[30]
M-Dhe's Testament Temple Grounds - Landing Site The last hit breached my armor. The poison spreads. Though I have found the key, it is too late for me. Soon my light will fail. They know I am here. They will come to this site to plunder the key. My last stand shall be at the edge of the temple grounds. I only hope I have the strength to fight when they arrive.[31]
J-Fme's Testament Temple Grounds - Industrial Site Final entry, Warrior J-Fme.


Their army swells. Beasts and rogue machines join the ranks of the Horde, all eager to bring death to the Luminoth. The Ing have sent these new additions to the industrial site to do battle with me, while they watched from safety. Cowardly mongrels! My only regret in death is that I did not live to see the day of their defeat. May it come soon![32]

J-Fme's Testament mp2 Logbook 01.png

A-Kul's Clues

Before her death, one of the Luminoth warriors left clues as to the locations of the other nine keybearers.

Cadre 1

Entry First Location Entry Text Image
J-Stl's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Noble J-Stl.


Lost his soul before a fortress in the scorched land.[33]

A-Kul's Clues.png
B-Stl's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Gallant B-Stl


She lies deep in a fortress of dry land.[34]

A-Kul's Clues.png
S-Dly's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Brave S-Dly.


Beside the marsh of a raining land she laid her body forever.[35]

A-Kul's Clues.png
G-Sch's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Gentle G-Sch


With a Bearerpod he sleeps in a flooded temple.[36]

A-Kul's Clues.png

Cadre 2

Entry First Location Entry Text Image
S-Jrs's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Loyal S-Jrs.


He no longer breathes, looking down at the great bridge of a holy fortress.[37]

A-Kul's Clues.png
C-Rch's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Judicious C-Rch.


In a small corridor within the depths of a high fortress, he lies silently.[38]

A-Kul's Clues.png
D-Isl's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Steadfast D-Isl.


Who shall disturb you among the trees of holy ground?[39]

A-Kul's Clues.png
M-Dhe's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Fearless M-Dhe.


The one who shall move the pillar of holy ground will see your soulless body.[40]

A-Kul's Clues.png
J-Fme's Key Sky Temple Grounds - Sky Temple Gateway Mighty J-Fme.


In the last, what did you see? Was it one of our gates closing, sealing the scorched land from our holy ground?[41]

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References

  1. "It is told that the Luminoth were not born of Aether, but of the stars. In the early days, we roamed the greatness of the void, bathing in the glorious light of a thousand stars We met a vast number of enlightened minds... the N'kren, the Ylla, and the Chozo among them. Each of them, we found, had claimed a homeworld and formed a deep bond with it. In time, we decided to do the same." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Origins" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  2. "Our search for a home took us through the cosmos. For many a great cycle we roamed, yet a place to call our own eluded us. In time, we began to despair, feeling the search was in vain. We considered remaining among the starts until a scout returned with news of a world unlike any other. When we beheld Aether for the first time, so great was her beauty that we forsook the stars forever to live upon her surface. From that day forth, the Luminoth were of Aether, our blessed paradise." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes "Our Heritage" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  3. "Aether was a fertile, aged world with bountiful fields and oceans. The native creatures were gentle compared to the other worlds we had encountered. We settled in a mountain region first, in cliffside dwellings. In time, we established settlements in the green forest of Torvus and in the fertile plains of Agon. A Great Temple was built between our three domains, a place of peace and a monument to our accomplishments. It was a time of harmony for our people." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Paradise" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  4. "Aether's planetary energy supply reached a critical stage. If left unchecked, the energy would expire, bringing an end to the world. Our greatest minds devised a way to preserve and regulate the remaining planetary energy - the Energy Controllers." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Saving Aether" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  5. "The main Energy Controller was built in the Great Temple: three sub-controllers were built in Torvus, Agon, and Sanctuary. They collected the energy of Aether, then radiated it over the world to all who needed it. In time we came to call this precious energy the "Light of Aether". It brought peace and prosperity to the Luminoth." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Light of Aether" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  6. "By the time we detected the stellar object as it streaked toward our world, it was too late to stop it. We fired numerous weapons at it in a vain attempt to alter its trajectory. Nothing worked. Our efforts placed a great strain on the Energy Controllers, and weakened Aether. All we could do as the object drew closer was take shelter and wait. We gathered stores of food and water, reinforced the shielding on our dwellings, and spent the last hours in peace." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "The Stellar Object" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  7. "The starborne terror burnt through the heavens and struck Aether with and untold might. We all expected the world to shatter...but Aether held. There was great devastation, however. The green plains of Agon were scorched forever, and the forest of Torvus was engulfed and wracked by the sea. The skies burned for days, casting darkness over the land." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Cataclysm" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  8. "In time, the roar of a wounded planet subsided. The air, though fouled, was breathable. Light made its way through the dark veil over our world. Slowly, we ventured out from the shelters of our home to see what remained of our paradise. What little comfort we gained by surviving was soon shattered. Half of the planet's energy had vanished from the Energy Controllers. Aether became violently unstable as a result. Of the stellar object which stuck our home, there was no sign." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Age of Anxiety" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  9. "Amidst this turmoil, we discovered many anomalies. Spacial disturbances appeared across the land. Objects went into a state of dimensional flux, their atoms divided between Aether and...somewhere else. There was little time to ponder these strange happenings, for we had to deal with the devastation of our lands." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "The World Warped" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  10. "The day came when space was torn asunder, revealing dimensional rifts to a dark place. Horrible dark swarms streaked forth from these rifts, engulfing nearby creatures and transforming them into what we could come to call darklings. The dark creatures became our enemies, and peace came to an end on Aether." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "The Ing Attack" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  11. "In time, we created machines to open rifts to our enemy's world. Volunteer scouts went through the rifts and found a twisted world, harsh and poisonous...a Dark Aether. They discovered that this world held the missing half of our planet's energy. They also saw the true face of the enemy, a race we came to call "Ing", meaning terror. Our scouts could not survive long on the surface of Dark Aether, so venomous was its air. Still, we vowed to return. We prepared for war." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Dark Aether" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  12. "We developed Crystals that brought the Light of Aether to the dark world. Using these Crystals allowed our warriors to explore the enemy lands, to bring war to the Ing. Sadly, the Crystals were not enough. We needed stronger weapons, better armor. We withdrew from Dark Aether while our greatest minds devised new engines of war." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Our War Begins" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  13. "We were not prepared to fight a long war. The forces of the enemy outnumbered ours vastly. We sought a way to end the war quickly, without extended combat. We decided to build a device to recover our lost planetary energy from Dark Aether. Without this energy, the dark world would cease to be, and our world would be restored to stability." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Recovering Energy" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  14. "Our studies of the Ing revealed the source of their attacks as dark energy. We built weapons to use this energy, thinking it could overload energy targets and eliminate them. We soon learned our error, as the Dark Beam was not of great effect on the Ing. We then began to develop a weapon that used light energy. This weapon would dispatch the Ing with terrible efficiency." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "New Weapons" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  15. "In time, the Ing began to possess Luminoth as well as creatures. Friends and family members became the enemy, spilling Luminoth blood across the land. Desperate, we devised shielding to prevent Ing possession. It was effective, but not perfect. Should the shielding fail, all Luminoth were prepared to self-terminate rather than become a weapon for the Ing." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "The New Terror" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  16. "We learned that the ruler of the Ing dwelled in a place dubbed the "Sky Temple" by our forces. This place held the planetary energy of Dark Aether as well. It was heavily guarded, and entry was barred by a great gate requiring ten keys to unlock. These keys were hidden throughout Dark Aether by the Ing. A mission was planned, one that would find the hidden keys and recover our missing energy from the Sky Temple." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "The Sky Temple" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  17. "While our forces on Dark Aether fought desperate battles against superior numbers, our best minds completed their work. The Energy Transfer Module, a device designed to recover our lost planetary energy, was ready at last. A force of our greatest warriors was assembled, each equipped with the best armor and weaponry available. We sent this brave cadre of fighters to invade the Sky Temple and seize the missing energy lying within." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "The Final Crusade" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  18. "None of the warriors sent to the Sky Temple returned. Our forces searched Dark Aether for them, in vain. Of the Energy Transfer Module, there was no sign. Though saddened, we set out to prepare another mission, to build another module, to try once more to save our dying world." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Shattered Hope" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  19. "A massive Ing attack came to the land of Agon. Soon, the Temple of Agon was surrounded by the Horde, with no hope of salvation. Our gallant warriors there were slain, and Agon fell to the enemy. Our blood chilled when we learned that the energy within that temple was drained. The Ing had found the Energy Transfer Module, and were using it as a weapon against us." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Agon Falls" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  20. "The Ing turned their focus on the Torvus Bog next, sending a vast force to lay siege to the temple there. Thousands upon thousands of Ing were destroyed by our warriors, yet they kept coming until there was no Luminoth alive to offer resistance in Torvus. On that day, the energy of Torvus was taken to Dark Aether, and our hopes for survival grew dim." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Torvus Falls" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  21. "Our battered forces gathered in the Sanctuary Fortress to prepare for the inevitable siege there. They didn't wait long. Wave after wave of Ing assaulted the greatest of our fortresses, with one goal in mind: to seize the energy there. The Ing turned the machines of Sanctuary against our warriors, and soon all was lost. The energy of Sanctuary was taken by the Ing. Only one Energy Controller remained on Aether." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Sanctuary Falls" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  22. "What few remained gathered in the Great Temple. There, all but U-Mos, the last Sentinel of Aether, entered into life-preserving stasis. There they remain, to be released once the Ing were destroyed...or to sleep forever. His people safe, U-Mos prepared for the last, terrible assault. In the silence of the Great Temple, he prayed for salvation, for deliverance from the terror of the Ing." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Twilight" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  23. "Soon I shall pass to the final rest. My key is in place. Through my spiritual link with to the others, I know where their bodies lie. I shall leave this knowledge, that their last location in the dark world can be known. May this knowledge lead our warriors to the Sky Temple Keys.
    The time draws near. Hear the words of A-Kul, she they call Champion of Aether. Know that my warriors fought and died with uncommon valor. Do not look unkindly upon their failure, for they died to save us all.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "A-Kul's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  24. "My journey comes to an end. The thrice-cursed Ing prepared an ambush of singular cunning in the mining station. They caught me in it like a neophyte fresh from the training halls. I have sent five score of their number to whatever foul pit they call afterlife, but in vain. My life is extinguished." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "J-Stl's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  25. "I can go no further. Here in this reactor, I go to join my mate, J-Stl, in final rest. Though I die with honor, a shame falls on my house until the key I seek reaches its destination. May my brothers find my burden, that the way to the Sky Temple will be opened at last." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "B-Stl's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  26. "They came to the lagoon in the night, delivering true deathblows before I could detect them. As my life faded, I sent a call to the cadre to warn them of this surprise attack. May they find my key and dispatch the Ing who killed me. Only then will my final rest be peaceful." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "S-Dly's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  27. "What craven savages are the Ing! Trapped in the catacombs with no chance of rescue, I fought them to the last. I watched them feed upon their dead. I heard them pressing the lesser of their number into the front ranks, that my blasts would take them. At least their leader stood against me in battle. He was a foe worthy of a Luminoth Warrior." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "G-Sch's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  28. "A-Kul tried to send me back to Aether, that I might get reinforcements. Both cadres have been attacked, devastated. The Ing followed me. They came, wearing the skin of beasts. I gave them a good fight, yet, I have failed. May I redeem my honor in the next life. Here, at the fortress entrance, I breathe my last." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "S-Jrs's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  29. "Let this be the final testament of warrior C-Rch. I have no more shells for my weapons. For the enemy, I have naught but the blade and fist. Let them come. They wait in the works, hissing, and slithering like beasts. Let them. When my war cry comes, there will be a dread final reckoning. Come forth, hated enemy. Let there be an end!" —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "C-Rch's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  30. "It is inside me. I feel it spreading, clawing at my will, tearing at my thoughts. It moves me against my will, to this cavern. Here it will end. I do not wish this, do not want my body to become a weapon for the Ing within me. It hates. It demands obedience. I will fight to the end. I shall self-terminate before I will be a pawn of a filthy Ing." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "D-Isl's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  31. "The last hit breached my armor. The poison spreads. Though I have found the key, it is too late for me. Soon my light will fail. They know I am here. They will come to this site to plunder the key. My last stand shall be at the edge of the temple grounds. I only hope I have the strength to fight when they arrive." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "M-Dhe's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  32. "Final entry, Warrior J-Fme.
    Their army swells. Beasts and rogue machines join the ranks of the Horde, all eager to bring death to the Luminoth. The Ing have sent these new additions to the industrial site to do battle with me, while they watched from safety. Cowardly mongrels! My only regret in death is that I did not live to see the day of their defeat. May it come soon!
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "J-Fme's Testament" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  33. "Noble J-Stl.
    Lost his soul before a fortress in the scorched land.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "J-Stl's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  34. "Gallant B-Stl
    She lies deep in a fortress of dry land.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "B-Stl's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  35. "Brave S-Dly.
    Beside the marsh of a raining land she laid her body forever.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "S-Dly's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  36. "Gentle G-Sch
    With a Bearerpod he sleeps in a flooded temple.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "G-Sch's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  37. "Loyal S-Jrs.
    He no longer breathes, looking down at the great bridge of a holy fortress.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "S-Jrs's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  38. "Judicious C-Rch.
    In a small corridor within the depths of a high fortress, he lies silently.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "C-Rch's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  39. "Steadfast D-Isl.
    Who shall disturb you among the trees of holy ground?
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "D-Isl's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  40. "Fearless M-Dhe.
    The one who shall move the pillar of holy ground will see your soulless body.
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "M-Dhe's Key" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  41. "Mighty J-Fme.
    In the last, what did you see? Was it one of our gates closing, sealing the scorched land from our holy ground?
    " —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)



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