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Dale Kilkin

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  1. So about the Spartan Programs and being an instructor in that; its been detailed for the SPARTAN-II Program but not so much for the other programs in what is ostensibly training. I understand that the CINCSPAR is kind of the all knowing character in that, if that can be shared via forums it would probably make these decisions for punishments easier and not set us back before a major release of a game like Infinite.
  2. This reminds me of a conversation had recently where an ex-member complained about how complicated we are, in the many processes and organization. He left to join another ONI that solely operated from just one Discord with fewer than 15 channels. Of course this group is no longer around but there are indefinite pros and cons to our group and the cons are what start some of the spinning off iterations. Though I kind of fear that if we simplified, a new complicated ONI would appear. If we did anything else more branches of new realities would come from it, new iterations and so on its likely an unavoidable problem.
  3. I think you really grew into the role, it is still an every day occurrence that people will approach me and just ask if you are real, if you are not dead or imprisoned or some other scapegoated response from just getting to know you. New iterations of ONI focus too much on the historical context of their groups. Starting a new group no one should be ashamed for being new or from 2021, I would welcome the next ONI we find that is founded on release day of Infinite.
  4. I think we have made it out from others in just knowing what intelligence is. Most other ONIs I see look to a status to achieve, commanding and order people subjugating/harassing them to comply with rules they made up when in all actuality what ONI is and intelligence should be is entirely different. Intelligence over Halo and clans really boils down to few bullet points. Politics and political favors from clan leaders, typically in the form of relationships with people we offer help/we get help Maps and information on clans for raids, including members strengths and weaknesses (i.e. if we shoot at this persons body he will get upset and play aggressively) Drama and leverage, flow of information and rumors in an ideal world gossiping would not have to be weaponized so effectively but it sadly is Rarely did we need to have our own lobby presence unless we dictated that it was necessary, from 2012-2016 we operated through other clans and committed to proxy wars helping others build up clans but inevitably when we all left, which would be at the same time it would be seen as a mass exodus and demoralize clan leaders. I think our most infamous activities and our clan comes alive is when there is an active war between two clans. I joined a little later but the most recent example is Sentinel vs. Navcom, we infiltrated Sentinel than pivoted the clans focus to be around the lesser known UNSC clans, while also hyping them up to challenge Sentinel, after Sentinel would steam roll them we would go pick up after them recruiting them to grow our numbers. Politically, Sentinel would feed us information at the high level of the clans they engage in return we would find contacts/clans for them to destroy. These were toxic clans that are now gone, stubborn leaders that bred arrogance and UNSC clans essentially imitating Navcom, ONI or other.
  5. I missed this thread, sounds good to to twist and add to the already established lore. As Bungie made it easy; the UNSC and its development is within our timeline and everything i sbased on US/UK modern militaries. One interesting thing to denote, the United States of America in Halo's timeline is renamed United Republic of North America and officially in-universe it is a loose association between the nations of Canada, Mexico, and the "political remnants" of the former United States of America. Who knows what that really means, Texas survived? I hope they explore just that through a book.
  6. I am getting confused on what to suggest and what not to suggest so I am going to just start adding medals with a default picture until we get one made. The placeholder should not bother anyone here, we have plenty of that going on already.
  7. He definitely did write out everything in his history. In a more recent interaction ONI had with his NSW, he is very much so an idolization of what "old community" means to people, but the very same people he tells the story too don't do their own research; to no fault of their own though since most evidence or people from that era are gone and it is all just role playing in the end. In which the grand scheme of things he will only cooperate in it if his name/brand is put out there. We haven't successfully worked with him because he is in short crazy.
  8. What is the actual theory or are you looking for one?
  9. Your rank does not show in the forums anymore. Is that part of the update?
  10. I'm presuming this would have already been done by now. Thank you for not causing anymore headaches, the growth spurts can wait until Halo Infinite releases.
  11. It was an honor having you onboard misses. Although we definitely did clash some times over what the future of ONI could be you proved to me that this is a place worth fighting for and compared to other clans, communities a place where we can outright debate what we think is important for compromises to succeed in the end. I hope you will revisit soon, if not weekly or monthly whatever your time table allows to keep up with the conversation here.
  12. "Perhaps you have heard of the friendship which often springs up between the Allies and their foes. I know something about it. It was at Laventie that the Germans began to amuse themselves by putting a bullseye on a biscuit box and letting us use it for a target. We then returned the compliment and set up a similar bullseye. Every time the Germans made a bullseye, I would raise a shovel. If they missed, I put up a handkerchief. They did the same for us. And so we, who sought each other's lives, played together while death spoke sharply all around us. We used to talk back and forth—those German boys and we Canadians. They were the 157th and most friendly. "Hi! Where do you come from?" a voice in French once called over to us. "We are French Canadians," we replied with pride. "Well, we're Canadians, too," came the astonishing answer. "We come from Ontario." There came a pause. There was no firing. Then the German shouted, "Let me see one of your group; let him stand above the trench, and on my word of honor we shall not fire." One of us sprang out of the trench and stood up. There, fell a deep silence upon the two armies. Then many stood up, and finally the Germans, too, were rising. We talked for hours. One day the Germans threw over a bit of paper wrapped around a stone. "If you don't fire on us, we won't fire on you," some one had written. We kept that strange pact for days, until the officers, discovering this pact of peace, moved us to another part of the trenches. Some months later, curiously enough, we found ourselves opposite the same regiment. Neither side forgot we were both Canadian, and steadfastly kept our treaty of peace. They did not consider that rough note a "scrap of paper." Not a single shot was fired and only one man was killed, and he by a stray bullet. Because friendships started easily between hostile bodies, they kept moving a regiment from one part of the trenches to another, that we might not get too friendly with our enemies. We had no heart in the butchery, for between Germans and Allies as individuals, there was no hate." - Pvt. Roméo Houle, Canadian Expeditionary Force.
  13. “My dear parents. It’s New Year’s Eve. I am thinking of home and my heart is breaking. Here everything is terrible and hopeless. Hunger, hunger, hunger, lice and dirt. Soviet planes are bombing us day and night, and the artillery fire hardly ever ceases. If there is not a miracle very soon I shall die here. Sometimes I pray; sometimes I curse my fate. Everything just seems so pointless and absurd. When and how could we be saved from this? How can a man bear this? Is this suffering a punishment from God? My dear parents, I should not be writing you this, but I have long since lost all my courage. I have forgotten how to laugh. I am just a shivering bundle of nerves. Everybody lives here as if they are in a trance. If I get put up before a military tribunal and shot for writing this letter, then that will be a release from suffering. Here we have learned the full meaning of God’s word: give us this day our daily bread. I am getting 100 grams of bread a day - almost one slice. You cannot possibly imagine how that feels here, when the temperature is minus thirty-five. I have no hope left. I ask you not to cry if you get a letter saying that I have died. Be kind to each other and thank God for every day that he gives you.” -Corporal Bruno Kaligo - German 6th Army, Stalingrad 1943
  14. “We had captured three Soviet soldiers in Kabul during the night and taken them to a hideout in the Morghgiran Mountain village. The next day, we offered them the chance to convert to our religion and to choose a righteous path. The Soviets became very angry and began cursing us and insulting us. They stated ‘That there is no way back from the path chosen. Afghanistan will be communist. We will not accept you or your religion.’ They refused to cooperate. We could not get them out of the area without cooperation on their part and we could not shoot them because the shots would draw attention from nearby security outposts. So, we buried them all alive. We kept their uniforms and papers which we would eventually use for sabotage missions. The next day, the Soviets surrounded the area looking for their missing men. They had a clash with some of our neighboring Mujahideen fighters. After the battle the Soviets found where we had buried the three men. They were all dead and their bodies had turned black.” - Mohammad Humayun Shahin. Mujahideen. Soviet Afghan War. September 24th, 1983. ———— Every soldier has a story, and every story deserves to be told.
  15. I told you about this why are you posting this. I'll make a short story tag too to organize some of these.
  16. Now this is a hot bomb to drop, I'm glad some members came forward and voiced an honest opinion. I hope they can read past what is otherwise a lengthy document. If its not my place to comment I will not as I understand my position and current rapport relative to the Non-commissioned Officers on the UNSC Razor is not a positive impact with more of the newer members especially.
  17. 12.323.1344.323.233.323.11123.124.123.1223.11.23.12
  18. What's real, who started ONI and where did it come from? This is something we're always questioned which to now, where the original Halo.bungie.net website is gone has effectively weakened the evidence standing for whats "real" than the culmination of all our work here in this site. I want to speak for High Command but I won't here in case anyone wants to chime in to say that we honestly do not care anymore, for our performance as ONI speaks for itself and the actions thereof coincide to what our mission is. We are ONI But where does this end? Why do people start clans calling themselves ONI, CINC, CAC at some point?
  19. I have read about some of the fuming frustrations from members being gate kept, gas lit or other, not know where to go to argue the very valid points they have. Many of the same problems I have had too with ONI where we joined, created this site and was not given equal footing to perform the duties of an officer. I have been thinking about what better ways all members can argue, dispute current events and actions and anything clan related including the iFatalSlayer raiding the server with his insurgent group. So long as you have a solid point, a hill to stand on and die this is a place to contest that idea. While many of the people we want to be here like iFatalSlayer will not make there stand on why they allow rape jokes in their ONI, or insult our members than turn around to play the victim I believe ONI is the perfect place for an audience to any idea or problem. Seeing most of the Halo clan centered Discord servers include an area of disputes (all that mostly devolved into memes and raid/war offenses.) I thought we could take a familiar channels name and build on what it originally meant to most people, constructively looking for the best clan and discussions thereafter.
  20. Hey Shawn, about this thread. What is it suppose to mean?

     

  21. The point of the ranking system is not to provide a hierarchical structure where those higher up can boss around those lower down but simply as a method of rewarding those that work hard and as an indication of the experience of members. So whilst you won’t be ordered around by those higher up you might go to them at an event if you need some help as they are more experienced. In other words - rank doesn't necessarily give power. It's a symbol of experience, nothing more - although some of the older, higher-ranked members MAY want to take certain responsibilities such as drill or certain command roles at events, if they wish. The ranks are not intended to make members feel more self-important but to reward their hard work. Those members that are promoted for their hard work are likely to already know their value and their place and the promotion simply is the thanks given by the organisation for their work. Again, rank displays experience rather than it displays power.
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