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    |         <=== CONTENTS ===>        |
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    | I.    Introduction                |
    | II.   Purpose of this Guide       |
    | III.  Space Pirate History        |
    | IV.   Logs' Locations             |
    | V.    Space Pirate  Entries       |
    | VI.   Contact Information         |
    | VII.  Legal Stuff                 |
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         I. Introduction
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    Author:
    	Koran Rag
    Email:
    	pebbleaxe@comcast.net
    Websit(s):
    	http://www.koranrag.walagata.com/metroidprime/
    	http://www.koranrag.walagata.com/metroidechoes/
    
    NOTE: An online and HTML version of this guide is available at
    http://koranrag.walagata.com/metroidprime/piratedata.html
    
         II. Purpose of this Guide
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    The purpose of this guide is to help you track down every last Pirate Data
    entry to help complete your Log Book. A 100% Log Book will unlock the first 2
    Art Gallerys (50% for the first gallery). Also, this guide is for the lazy ones
    out there who don't want to scan all of the data (or if you missed a few) but
    still want to read it :)
    
    
         III. Space Pirate History
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    The Space Pirates were interstellar nomads, technologically advanced in both
    space travel and weaponry. When they plundered the Metroid population that had
    been discovered by the Galactic Federation on SR388, they recognized in them
    massive military and energy resource potential.They immediately invaded the
    nearby planet of Zebes, wiping out all life (including most of the indigenous
    Chozo) and building a massive network of research facilities below the planet's
    surface.
    
    Deep below the surface of Zebes, the Space Pirates researched Metroids for many
    years, even as a young girl orphaned by their raid on the neighboring planet
    K-2L was growing up among the Chozo. Trained as a warrior and infused with
    Chozo blood, Samus Aran donned a Chozo-made Power Suit and cut a swath through
    the Space Pirates' operation, destroying everything in her path, including the
    gargantuan mainstays of the Space Pirate army, Ridley and Kraid. She eventually
    made it the core of their base, destroyed all the Metroids she saw, and
    seemingly blew up the Mother Brain.
    
    But the Space Pirates were far from finished. They immediately split their
    survivors into two main camps. One headed to Zebes to begin rebuilding their
    ravaged facility and resuscitating Mother Brain, Ridley, and Kraid. The second
    set out in search of a planet with powerful energy resources. They didn't
    search far before they discovered Tallon IV, which was still emanating huge
    pulses of energy from the Phazon contained beneath the Chozo temple. Entranced
    by the massive potential of the strange mutagen, they immediatley moved in,
    retrofitting their laboraties, transpoters, and life-support systems into the
    Chozo ruins.
    
    As the Space Pirates mined the Phazon and experimented with it, they found that
    its capacity to mutate was unlike anything they'd ever seen,and they promptly
    started combining it with indigenous life-forms. They refined their operation;
    powering their machinery with thermal-powered engines sunk in the molten depths
    of Tallon IV, they drove deep mineshafts and mined more and Phazon, shipping it
    to their two main labs in Phendrana Drift, where sub-zero temperatures main
    specimen containment safer. Research leaped forward: by harnessing Phazon's
    power, they were able to create untold horrors that soon patrolled the dark
    caverns below Tallon IV's crust.
    
    The Space Pirates also transported many species to their orbiting starship for
    zero-G Phazon experiments, unaware that Samus Aran had finally tracked their
    ship to its low orbit. As they continued with their unnatural experiments,
    Samus sped toward Tallon IV, preparing to wipe them out once and for all...
    
    
         IV. Log's Locations
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    NAME:		   WORLD:		 AREA:
    Metroid Prime      Phazon Mines		 Elite Control
    Mining Status      Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Hydra
    Artifact Site      Tallon Overworld      Temple Security Station
    Special Forces     Phazon Mines          Metroid Quarantine B
    Metroid Forces     Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Aether
    Chozo Studies      Phazon Mines          Elite Control
    Fall of Zebes      Space Pirate Frigate  Biohazrd Containment
    Prime Mutations    Phazon Mines          Elite Control
    Security Breaches  Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Hydra
    Phazon Analysis    Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Hydra
    Omega Pirate       Phazon Mines          Omega Pirate Research
    Contact            Phendrana Drifts      Observatory
    Chozo Ghosts       Phazon Mines          Elite Control
    Prime Breach       Phazon Mines          Elite Control
    Parasite Larva     Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Hydra
    Meta Ridley        Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Aether
    Phazon Program     Phendrana Drifts      Observatory
    Metroid Morphology Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Aether
    Chozo Artifacts    Phazon Mines          Eilte Control
    Phazon Infusion    Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Aether
    Metroid Studies    Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Aether
    The Hunter         Phazon Mines          Elite Control
    Elite Pirates      Phazon Mines          Elite Research
    Glacial Wastes     Phendrana Drifts      Research Lab Hydra
    Hunter Weapons     Phazon Mines          Elite Control
    
    
         V. Space Pirate Entries
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    => Metroid Prime
    Log 11.156.9
    
    Test subject Z-d, hereafter referred to as Metroid Prime, was recently
    discovered in a cavern by mining crews. It quickly dispatched the miners, but
    was eventually contained by security units and drones. Once contained, we were
    able to begin studies upon Metroid Prime. The results have been astonishing. It
    is genetically similar to a Metroid, albeit on a high evolved level. It
    displays a limitless capacity for Phazon infusion and shows no Phazon-based
    degeneration whatsoever. It continues to grow in size, and while it has
    manifested some psychotic behavior, the cold field we use to pacify remain
    effective. Authorization for advanced studies on Metroid Prime have been
    approved.
    
    => Mining Status
    Log 10.587.7
    
    Mining operations have begun near the crater where Phazon appears to be most
    concentrated. Daily Phazon yields have increased 44%, and our mining system
    becomes more streamlined as personnel and equipment flows increase. Several
    incidents of Phazon-induced madness have been reported, prompting augmented
    life-support regulations in the deeper chambers. Symptoms include loss of
    equilibrium, erratic respiration, muscle spasms, and in the most extreme cases,
    hallucinations. A timeline reassessment for the refinery operation is
    recommended, as the material proves more unstable that initial analysis
    indicated.
    
    => Artifact Site
    Log 10.308.0
    
    Field team reports are in on an aged structure of alien design built on the
    surface of Tallon IV. Studies show this structure projects a containment field.
    This field bars access to a prime source of energy within a deep crater.
    Science Team believes the field is powered by a number of strange Chozo
    Artifacts. We have found some of these relics and studies on them have begun.
    As this field could hinder future energy production operations on Tallon IV, we
    must dismantle it as soon as possible. If this means the destruction of the
    Chozo Artifacts, it will be done.
    
    => Special Forces
    Log 11.369.4
    
    As we continue to observe the development of Project Helix's Elite Pirates, it
    becomes increasingly obvious that these warriors will usher in a new era of
    Space Pirate dominance. They are incredibly resistant to damage, and their
    ability to transport and wield so many weapons at once makes them the ideal
    mainstays of our ground forces. Though they are not as quick as typical
    Pirates, it makes little difference. With a platoon of Phazon Elite Pirates in
    the vanguard of an army of normal and Flying Pirates, we will have a
    near-indestructible backbone that should turn the tide in any engagement.
    
    => Metroid Forces
    Log 11.550.6
    
    Studies of Metroid biology continue, though with limited progress. It seems
    likely that we will be much more successful using the Metroids for our means
    rather than trying to reproduce their powers. If they could be adequately
    tamed, we would have no need of a proper understanding of their metabolism. A
    small force of disciplined Metroids could wipe out entire armies, and once we
    find a way to shield them from cold-containment weapons, they will be
    invincible. Furthermore, if we could then harvest the energy they'd consumed,
    we would have a near-limitless source of power at our disposal.
    
    => Chozo Studies
    Log 11.440.4
    
    Results are in from field studies on extinct bioform group Chozo. We believe
    that Tallon IV was once a stronghold in a great Chozo empire, brought low by
    the meteor strike. Planetary devastation brought an end to the Chozo, yet
    remnants of their society remain. We are studying these relics in an attempt to
    harness their power. What is of no use to us, we destroy. In time, we shall
    have all we need from this dead race, and shall wipe this planet clean of their
    ugly Ruins. The dead should serve the living, not hinder them.
    
    => Fall of Zebes
    Log 09.992.3
    Zebes has fallen. All ground personnel are presumed dead, either killed by the
    Hunter clad in metal or in the subsequent destruction of the underground
    facilities. Our research frigates Orpheon, Siriacus and Vol Paragom were in
    orbit at zero hour and managed to retreat. Frigate Orpheon is now docked at
    Vortex Outpost. Orpheon's cargo appears to have a 100% survival rate: Metroids
    are healthy but on restricted feeding schedules due to uncertain supply status.
    We are ready to begin research on the Metroids and other promising life-forms.
    Security status remains at Code Blue: no signs of pursuit from the Hunter.
    
    => Prime Mutations
    Log 11.402.5
    
    Metroid Prime continues to feed and grow ever larger in the impact crater
    caves. Its hunger knows no bounds, and it has begun to manifest unusual
    mutations since its breach. These include armor plating on its epidermis and
    mechanical outgrowths that generate defense screens. These screens render it
    invulnerable to most weapon systems, but a flaw in the mutation leads to
    increased vulnerability to certain weapons. It compensates for this by shifting
    the screens quickly. This latest development concerns Security units greatly:
    they feel it's a matter of time before Metroid Prime corrects this defect and
    renders itself invulnerable to all weaponry. Containment would be nigh
    impossible if this were to occur.
    
    => Security Breaches
    Log 10.712.1
    
    Most terraforming and retrofitting of security checkpoints on Tallon IV is
    complete, but we continue to research the alarming epidemic of breaches by
    local creatures. Door records show no unauthorized entries, so we must presume
    the creatures are either slipping in undetected during daily personnel moves or
    else finding their way in through subterranean tunnels. We have found many
    small breaches of this latter sort and plug them wherever we can, but it is
    unlikely that we will ever achieve full extermination with our current
    timetable.
    
    => Phazon Analysis
    Log 10.344.8
    
    We have codified the newfound energy source as Phazon, a V-index mutagen of
    which we have very little reliable data. Indications point to a meteor of
    unknown origin impacting approximately 20 years ago, expelling Phazon into the
    environment. This material appears to possess lifelike characteristics,
    mutating organic life-forms strong enough to withstand its poison. These
    mutations appear promising, with abrupt evolutionary leaps appearing in
    single-generation reproduction. Plans to establish a full Science Team on
    Tallon IV are being finalized.
    
    => Omega Pirate
    Log 11.232.8
    
    Elite Pirate Upsilon's propensity for Phazon has enabled our research team to
    infuse it far beyond our safety restrictions, and the results have been
    extremely encouraging. Its constant Phazon diet has increased its mass
    exponentially, but it has retained all mental faculties and shows dexterity
    with all Elite weaponry, including Plasma Incendiary Launchers and the
    Chameleon Manta issued for cloaking purposes. Elite Pirate Upsilon exhibits
    miraculous healing abilities: when injured, it seeks out Phazon deposits and
    coats itself in the substance, which instantly mends the creature's wounds. The
    subject, which we are code-naming Omega Pirate based on these developments,
    shows potential to be a new standards for our armies. Our only concern at this
    point is its potential overdependence on Phazon.
    
    => Contact
    Log 10.299.2
    
    Scans of the Spiral Sector detected a massive energy spike emanating from a
    Wanderer-class planet identified as Tallon IV. Scout reconnaissance was
    immediately dispatched to the center of the spike, a land mass at heading mark
    40.08.02, returning with planetary samples and atmospheric imaging. Analysis
    shows the energy source to be an unstable radioactive material of enormous
    potential. We are unable to form an accurate risk-assessment at this time, but
    we are unlikely to find an energy source this powerful again. Analysis will
    continue, but currently Tallon IV appears to be a viable secondary headquarters.
    
    => Chozo Ghosts
    Log 11.664.2
    
    There have been numerous incidents involving spectral entities at the Chozo
    Ruins site. Several personnel have been assaulted by these Chozo Ghosts: few
    have survived. Survivors speak of swift attacks from nowhere, brief sightings
    of the enemy, then nothing, only to be followed by another attack. Science Team
    believes these attacks are responsive to our efforts to recover Chozo relics
    and Artifacts. Somehow, these entities are able to interact with the physical
    world, and it appear they wish to keep their Artifacts to themselves. We will
    make them pay for such arrogance, for even ghosts can be destroyed.
    
    => Prime Breach
    Log 11.377.1
    
    Subject Metroid Prime's breach has been contained. Reports indicate that it
    sensed a large batch of raw Phazon in the lab from within its stasis tank and
    broke through the glass, using previously unsuspected strength. Besides
    consuming all of the Phazon, Metroid Prime assimilated several weapons and
    defense systems from fallen security units. It has suffered no ill effect from
    said assimilation: indeed, it began to use its newly acquired weapons against
    us. Once we pacified it, we were unable to remove the assimilated gear without
    threat to Metroid Prime--the gear is now an integral part of its body. Command
    is intrigued by this newfound ability, and has ordered further study to
    commence at once.
    
    => Parasite Larva
    Log 10.515.8
    
    Our initial tests exposing Tallon IV's indigenous parasites to Phazon appear to
    be successful. Increases in strength, size and aggressiveness are common in all
    test subjects, as well as unforeseen evolutions like additional poison sacs
    within the abdomen and the appearance of a second ring of mandibles in several
    subjects. These creatures were chosen because of their resilience, and it
    appears possible that, given enough exposure to Phazon, they may one day be
    able to survive on any planet we transport them to. Our methods will have to be
    refined: we currently have a 100% extinction rate after the fourth infusion
    period, and most survivors of the third infusion stage are so violent and
    uncontrollable that they have to be euthanized. Even still, we remain hopeful
    that further experimentation will result in success.
    
    => Meta Ridley
    Log 10.891.0
    
    The reconstruction of geoform 187, code-named Ridley, was recently completed.
    After his defeat on Zebes, Command ordered a number of metagenetic improvements
    for him. Though aggressive, we were able to implement these changes in a cycle.
    The metamorphosis was painful, but quite successful in the end. Early tests
    indicate a drastic increase in strength, mobility, and offensive capability.
    Cybernetic modules and armor plating have been added as well. We believe our
    creation, now called Meta Ridley, will become the mainstay of our security
    force, a job he will certainly relish.
    
    => Phazon Program
    Log 10.401.7
    
    Phazon mining is under way. Several garrisons have been established, and
    terraforming of the Chozo Ruins is under way. Security systems are operational,
    and Science Team continues to make progress in their biotech research. The
    Phendrana Drifts have proven to be an optimal location for Research
    Headquarters, and soon it will be joined by a fully operational Combat base and
    starport. If Command's predictions are half true, we shall rise to dominance in
    this sector within a deca-cycle. Truly, these are glorious times.
    
    => Metroid Morphology
    Log 11.420.7
    
    Metroid dissection continues to provide more questions than answers. Our
    research teams have isolated the energy conduits that run from the invasive
    twin mandibles to the energy core in the creature's quadripartite nucleus, but
    the manner in which a Metroid actually extracts the life force from its prey
    remains an utter mystery. The victim does not loose blood or any other vital
    fluids, and yet the Metroid extracts energy: identifying this energy is our
    central problem. It takes no physical form, and yet without it, the victim
    dies. We will continue to research this matter, as the isolation of this
    life-giving essence could be the key to our ascendance.
    
    => Chozo Artifacts
    Log 11.452.8
    
    We are particularly interested in a number of curious Chozo Artifacts we have
    been able to recover from a number of religious sites on Tallon IV. These
    relics resonate with power, and yet we are unable to harness them in any way.
    Science Team is attempting to fuse them together with Phazon, believing that a
    link might exist between them. We know that these Artifacts are linked to the
    Chozo Temple that block full access to the Impact Crater. We have yet to crack
    this enigma, however. Command grows impatient regarding this matter: results
    must be produced soon.
    
    => Phazon Infusion
    Log 10.957.2
    
    Confidence is high regarding Phazon applications. We know enough about Phazon
    now to begin combining it with Space Pirate DNA. The code name for this venture
    will be 'Project Helix'. Preliminary studies indicate that Phazon infusion
    could produce radical new Pirate genomes. Benevolent mutation levels are high
    in current test subjects. Phazon madness is a concern, but refinements in the
    infusion process should reduce or neutralize the odds of mental degeneration.
    
    => Metroid Studies
    Log 10.444.4
    
    Initial transfer of Metroids to Tallon IV research facilities has been
    completed. Three were terminated in an incident at the landing site, but the
    others were pacified and transported safely. Initial Phazon-infusion testing is
    under way. We are eager to observe the effects of Phazon on Metroids,
    especially their ability to absorb and process the energy given off by Phazon
    sources. Early research suggests a considerable growth in power and size.
    Whether the creatures stay stable thereafter remains to be seen.
    
    => The Hunter
    Log 10.023.7
    
    Security Command issued an all-points alert after the fall of Zebes. The alert
    concerns bioform Samus Aran, also known as the Hunter. Subject is a female
    hominid, and is heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Subject uses a powered
    armorsuit of unknown design in battle, along with a number of potent Beam and
    concussive weapons. All combat units are instructed to terminate Aran on sigh,
    preferably in a fashion that will allow salvage of her powered armorsuit and
    weapons. A considerable bounty will go to the unit who delivers Aran to
    Command. Dead or alive, it matters not.
    
    => Elite Pirates
    Log 11.001.9
    
    Initial Project Helix experiments with Space Pirate embryos were disastrous.
    The Phazon-infusion process degenerated brain tissue even as it augmented
    muscle mass. None of what we have termed 'Elite Pirates' lived to maturity: the
    few that survived their infanthood suffered severe psychotic breakdowns as
    juveniles, killing anything within their zone of perception. Research from team
    Sclera made a recent breakthrough, in which parasite studies with a Phazon
    strain code-named 'Vertigo' were highly successful. Since then, we have fused
    Vertigo Phazon with Space Pirate DNA with great success. The latest batch of
    Elite Pirates have reached maturity successfully and are ready for field
    testing and training.
    
    => Glacial Wastes
    Log 10.664.2
    
    Research outpost Glacier One in the Phendrana Drifts region of Tallon IV's
    mountains is operating at 85% capacity. Sub-zero temperatures have made the
    Metroids sluggish and easy to control, even those well into Phazon-infusion
    cycles. Cold-containment stasis tanks are sufficient for the juveniles, but
    some of the larger Metroids have been moved to quarantined caves for safety
    purposes. Security doors remain an issue, as malfunctions due to ice occur
    every day. Large predators in the wastes are also a concern, as they continue
    to kill personnel and breach secure areas. Unfortunately, it has become clear
    that our containment teams cannot neutralize all of them without a vast
    increase in munitions and soldiers.
    
    => Hunter Weapons
    Log 10.222.8
    
    Science Team is attempting to reverse-engineer Samus Aran's arsenal, based off
    of data acquired from her assaults on our forces. Progress is slow, but steady.
    Command would dearly enjoy turning Aran's weapons against her. We believe we
    can implement Beam weapon prototypes in three cycles. Aran's Power Suit
    technology remains a mystery, especially the curious Morph Ball function. All
    attempts at duplicating it have ended in disaster: four test subjects were
    horribly broken and twisted when they engaged our Morph Ball prototypes.
    Science Team wisely decided to move on afterward.
    
         VI. Contact Information
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    You can reach me at pebbleaxe@comcast.net. I also hang around the Metroid
    Prime board on GameFAQs (UserName: Koran Rag), so you can talk to me there as
    well.
    
         VII. Legal Stuff
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    permission to host it on a website, public or private.
    
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