Lore FAQ
                                   Version 1.2

                            Written by: RogueLeader2
                          E-mail: JonMP211@hotmail.com


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       I. Introduction
      II. Version History
     III. Luminoth Lore
           A. History
                a. Golden Age
                b. Dark Age
           B. Conflict
                a. First Phase
                b. Second Phase
                c. Final Phase
           C. A-Kul's Clues
                a. Cadre 1 Clues
                b. Cadre 2 Clues
           D. Keybearer Lore
                a. Cadre 1
                b. Cadre 2
      IV. Space Pirate Logs
           A. Cycle 4
           B. Cycle 5
           C. Cycle 6
           D. Cycle 7
       V. Trooper Logs
           A. Force One
           B. Force Two
      VI. Unlockables
     VII. Credit
    VIII. Legal

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       >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>       INTRODUCTION        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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   The purpose of this FAQ is to present everyone the chance to read the many
 logs and lore in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes while having them all in one place
 and in an easy to read layout.  In addition to that, this FAQ will include the
 locations of these logs in order to help gamers to get 100% completion.  I
 will be constantly adding to this FAQ over the next few months, so expect
 several additions and revisions in the coming weeks. 

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 11/23/04 - Version 1.0: FAQ created.
 11/25/04 - Version 1.1: Added the location of several Logs.
 11/26/04 - Version 1.2: Added the locations of all remaining logs.
                         Added missing Lore "Saving Aether."

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       >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>       LUMINOTH LORE       <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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   There are several different types of Luminoth Lore.  Each section gives some
 type of information that is important to the game.
 
 - The History portion of the lore tells of the Luminoth's peaceful past on
   Aether.  
 - The Conflict section is a written account of the war between the Luminoth
   and the Ing.  This section also gives some clues as to how to use the Light
   and Dark Beams.
 - A-Kul's Clues are all located in the same room - the room.  By scanning each
   of the Statue Heads, you will gain a clue as to where the body of that
   warrior is located.  It should be noted that once you return the key that
   corresponds to the correct Luminoth warrior, you will no longer be able to
   scan their statue for their clue.  Make sure you do this before inserting
   any Sky Temple Keys.
 - Keybearer Lore is the most helpful Lore in the game.  When you scan a
   Keybearer's body, you will acquire their last testament.  Within these
   testaments, there will be a red word.  This word corresponds to the name of
   the room the Keybearer was located in and thusly a room containing one of
   the Sky Temple Keys.


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     +                              History                             +
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                                  Golden Age
                                 =============


 ORIGINS:

 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 VIIa, 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.
 
 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Main Energy Controller, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------


 OUR HERITAGE:

 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 their beauty that we forsook the stars
 forever to live upon her surface.  From the day forth, the Luminoth were of
 Aether, our blessed paradise.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Transport to Agon Wastes, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PARIDISE:

 Aether was a fertile, aged world with bountiful fields and oceans.  The native
 creatures were gentle compared to other worlds we had encountered.  We settled
 in a mountain region at first, in cliffside dwellings.  In time, we
 established settlements in the green forest of Torvus and 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.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Mining Plaza, Agon Wastes: Light World

                              -------------------- 

 SAVING AETHER:

 Aether's planetary energy supply reached a critical stage.  If left unchecked,
 the energy would expire, bringingan end to the world.  Our greatest minds
 devised a way to preserve and regulate the ramining planetary energy - the
 Energy Controllers.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Agon Energy Controller, Agon Wastes: Light World


                              --------------------

 LIGHT OF AETHER:

 The main Energy Controller was built in the Great Temple: three sub-
 controllers were built in the temples of 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 an age of peace and prosperity to the Luminoth.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Portal Terminal, Agon Wastes: Light World


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 THE STELLAR OBJECT:

 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.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Mining Station B, Agon Wastes: Light World


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                                   Dark Age
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 CATACLYSM:

 The starborne terror burnt through the heavens and struck Aether with an
 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.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Mining Station A, Agon Wastes: Light World


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 AGE OF ANXIETY:

 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 homes to see what remained of
 our paradise.  What little comfort we gained by surviving was soon shattered,
 for when we looked outward, all we saw was devastation.  Half of the planet's
 energy had vanished from the Energy Controllers.  Aether became violently
 unstable as a result.  Of the stellar object which struck our home, there was
 no sign.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Meeting Grounds, Temple Grounds: Light World


                              --------------------

 THE WORLD WARPED:

 Amidst this turmoil, we discovered many disturbing anomalies.  Spatial
 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.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Path of Eyes, Temple Grounds: Light World

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 THE ING ATTACK:

 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 would come to call
 darklings.  The dark creatures became our enemies, and peace came to an end on
 Aether.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Path of Roots, Torvus Bog: Light World


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                                  First Phase
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 DARK AETHER:

 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.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Torvus Energy Controller, Torvus Bog: Light World

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 OUR WAR BEGINS:

 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.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Underground Tunnel, Torvus Bog: Light World

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 THE NEW TERROR:

 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.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Catacombs, Torvus Bog: Light World


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 NEW WEAPONS:

 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 enemy 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.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Gathering Hall, Torvus Bog: Light World

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 RECOVERING ENERGY:

 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.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Training Chamber, Torvus Bog: Light World


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                                  Second Phase
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 THE SKY TEMPLE:

 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 as 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.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Fortress Transport Access, Temple Grounds: Light World

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 THE FINAL CRUSADE:

 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.


 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Hall of Combat Mastery, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World

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 SHATTERED HOPE:

 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.

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Main Gyro Chamber, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World

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 AGON FALLS:

 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.

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Sanctuary Energy Controller, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World

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 TORVUS FALLS:

 The Ing turned their forces 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.

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Main Research, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World


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                                  Final Phase
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 SANCTUARY FALLS:

 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.

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Watch Station, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World

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 TWILIGHT:

 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
 would 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.

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Sanctuary Entrance, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World


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                                 Cadre 1 Clues
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 B-STL'S KEY

 Gallant B-Stl.
 She lies deep in a fortress of dry land

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

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 G-SCH'S KEY

 Gentle G-Sch.
 With a Bearerpod he sleeps in a flooded temple.

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

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 J-STL'S KEY

 Noble J-Stl.
 Lost his soul before a fortress in a scorched land.

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

                              --------------------

 S-DYL'S KEY

 Brave S-Dyl.
 Beside the marsh of a raining land she laid her body forever.

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World


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                                 Cadre 2 Clues
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 C-RCH'S KEY

 Judicious C-Rch.
 In a small corridor within the depths of a high fortress, he lies silently.

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

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 D-ISL'S KEY

 Steadfast D-Isl.
 Who shall disturb you among the trees of holy ground?

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

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 J-FME'S KEY

 Mightly J-Fme.
 In the last, what did you see?  Was it one of our gates closing, sealing the
 scorched land from our holy ground?

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

                              --------------------

 M-DHE'S KEY

 Fearless M-Dhe.
 The one who shall move the pillar of holy ground will see your soulless body.

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

                              --------------------

 S-JRS'S KEY

 Loyal S-Jrs.
 He no longer breathes, looking down at the great bridge of a holy fortress.

 Symbol: Luminoth Statue Head
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World


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                                    Cadre 1
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 A-KUL'S TESTAMENT:

 Soon I shall pass to final rest.  My key is in place.  Through my spiritual
 link 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.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Sky Temple Gateway, Sky Temple Grounds: Dark World

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 B-STL'S TESTAMENT:

 I can go no further.  Her in this reactor, I go to join my fallen 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.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Main Reactor, Agon Wastes: Light World

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 G-SCH'S TESTAMENT:

 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.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Catacombs, Torvus Bog: Light World

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 J-STL'S TESTAMENT:

 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.

 Symbol: Amber Text
 Location: Central Mining Station, Agon Wastes: Light World

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 S-DYL'S TESTAMENT:

 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 of
 this surprise attack.  May they find my key, and dispatch the Ing who killed
 me.  Only then will my final rest be peaceful.

 Symbol: Emerald Text
 Location: Torvus Lagoon, Torvus Bog: Light World


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                                    Cadre 2
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 C-RCH'S TESTAMENT:

 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!

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Dynamo Works, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World

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 D-ISL'S TESTAMENT:

 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.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Storage Cavern A, Temple Grounds: Light World

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 J-FME'S TESTAMENT:

 Final entry, Warrior J-Fme.

 There army swells.  Beasts and rogue machines join the ranks of the Horde, all
 eager to bring death to the Luminoth.  The Ing 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!

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Industrial Site, Temple Grounds: Light World

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 M-DHE'S TESTAMENT:

 That 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.

 Symbol: Violet Text
 Location: Landing Site, Temple Grounds: Light World

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 S-JRS'S TESTAMENT:

 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.

 Symbol: Cobalt Text
 Location: Sanctuary Entrance, Sanctuary Fortress: Light World


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   Space Pirate Logs are pretty concentrated in one area in Agon Wastes.  This
 is because that is the location of their base.  These Logs will tell of the
 Space Pirates motives for being on Aether, as well as their many encounters
 with several different foes.


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                                    Cycle 4
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 LOG 44681:

 Log 04.468.1

 Science teams detected the presence of Phazon in the Dasha system four cycles
 ago.  High Command authorized the deployment of our team shortly thereafter.
 Our orders are to establish a base on planet Aether and evaluate local Phazon
 resources.  Because this world lies on the periphery of Galactic Federation
 territory, we are following stealth protocols at the highest level.  A cadre
 of elite Commandos has been dispatched to provide security for our force as
 well.  This operation is now under way.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Command Center, Agon Wastes: Light World

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 LOG 48853:

 Log 04.885.3

 Intelligence reports on the indigenous population of Aether are in error.
 This planet is not at peace, nor are the inhabitants docile.  Evidence of a
 class 4 conflict is present here, though hostilities are at a minimal level
 now.  Our territory has suffered several raids by a strange type of shadowy
 creature.  These raids have caused considerable damage, and we have requested
 more combat troops in response.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Command Center, Agon Wastes: Light World


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                                    Cycle 5
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 LOG 50086:

 Log 05.008.6

 A spatial anomaly has been found within our base.  We believe this rift in
 space-time leads to a parallel dimension of some type, but have been unable to
 interact with it thus far.  A strange artifact was found near the anomaly as
 well.  It may be a weapon or generator of some kind: perhaps it is the key to
 accessing the anomaly.  High Command is eager for reports on the relic.  A new
 weapon for our arsenal is always welcome.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Command Center, Agon Wastes: Light World

                              --------------------

 LOG 54421:

 Log 05.442.1

 The Rift Portal has been opened.  The artifact weapons, dubbed the "Dark Beam"
 by Science Team, provides the energy needed to open the portal, although for
 a limited time.  We've sent expeditions through the portal, and they have
 returned with incredible news.

 The portal leads to a parallel version of Aether.  This "Dark Aether" has
 suffered a global calamity, turning it into a toxic wasteland.  It is the
 homeworld of the shadowy creatures who have been raiding our base for the last
 cycle.  Most importantly, it is the prime location of Phazon in this sector.
 Extraction plans are being prepared.  We will not be denied!

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Command Center, Agon Wastes: Light World


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                                    Cycle 6
                                 =============


 LOG 62217:

 Log 06.221.7

 Phazon extraction raids are under way on Dark Aether.  The toxicity of the
 atmosphere has taken a toll on our workforce, as have the hostile natives of
 that world.  Science Team is preparing survival gear to protect our work
 teams, and we have increased our security presence in extraction areas.
 Fortunately, High Command is sending more troops and supplies.  Our troops and
 resources are spread dangerously thin, and this mission cannot fail.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Command Center, Agon Wastes: Light World

                              --------------------

 LOG 63622:

 Log 06.362.2

 Samus Aran, the accursed Hunter, has arrived.

 The sudden arrival of the Hunter is strange enough, but her actions are
 stranger still.  She does not seek our destruction, but our Phazon.  With each
 raid, she steals Phazon ore, only killing those who attempt to deny her.  What
 she needs it for, we do not know - though Science Team suspects she requires
 it to power her new armorsuit.  Dark in color, it is equipped with strange new
 weapons.  The troops now call her the "Dark Hunter."  It is a fitting title.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Biostorage Station, Agon Wastes: Light World

                              --------------------

 LOG 67135:

 Log 06.713.5

 The Dark Hunter teleports into the base at will.  Our security has proven next
 to useless against her.  Her latest raid was disastrous.  Not only did we lose
 more Phazon to her, but she also crippled the stealth field generator with her
 strange new weapons.  We are exposed.

 Until the replacement generator arrives, we will be vulnerable to scans and
 detection.  Our presence here is still minimal: should the Federation find us,
 we will be unable to defend our position.  Fortunately, Aether is on the
 fringe of Federation space.  With luck, we will have a stealth field back in
 effect before being detected.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Save Station C, Agon Wastes: Light World

                              --------------------

 LOG 69898:

 Log 06.989.8

 The local war has escalated in intensity.  The shadowlings from Dark Aether
 have launched an offensive.  The assault seems focused on a central network of
 buildings atop a mountain: a base, perhaps.  Strangely, this attack coincides
 with a rise in planetary instability.  Perhaps these shadow creatures are
 using a new weapon system.

 The shadowlings must believe us to be foes, for they have hit our base
 numerous times as well.  We are holding, but attrition is taking its toll on
 our troops and resources.  Reinforcements are en route.  We can only wait and
 defend what is ours.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Main Reactor, Agon Wastes: Light World


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                                    Cycle 7
                                 =============


 LOG 70136:

 Log 07.013.6

 Another disaster.  The transport bringing our reinforcements and supplies has
 been shot down.  It was engaged in orbit by a Federation vessel, which has
 landed near the alien temple.  It's only a matter of time before the Marines
 attack.  Survivors from our ship have made their way to our base.  Her we
 shall make our stand.

 Another enemy.  First the shadowlings, then the Dark Hunter, and now the
 Galactic Federation Marine Corps.  Perhaps fate will smile upon us, before the
 world itself opens its maw and swallows us.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Security Station B, Agon Wastes: Light World

                              --------------------

 LOG 71599:

 Log 07.159.9

 Another Hunter, wearing the traditional colors of Samus Aran, made planetfall
 today.  Horrific as it may sound, there are two of them now.  We are bracing
 for a new assault.

 This dire turn of events may bear some good will.  One of our scouts in Dark
 Aether saw a curious encounter.  The Dark Hunter attacked the one clad as
 Samus near a Phazon site.  Perhaps they are not allies... but foes.  Perhaps
 we can forge an alliance with the Dark Hunter - an exchange, Phazon for the
 head of our common enemy.

 Symbol: Space Pirate Insignia
 Location: Central Mining Station, Agon Wastes: Light World


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       >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>        TROOPER LOGS       <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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   Throughout the game, you will only find 12 Marine bodies that will give you
 12 different Trooper Logs.  Almost all of these Logs are found early in the
 game.  Additionally, all of the Logs in Force One are located in the same room
 - the GFMC Compound in the Temple Grounds.  The six members of Force Two are
 strewn about in several other rooms around the GFMC Compound.  These Logs will
 give you some insight into the thoughts of the Troopers during there last days
 of their lives.



                                 =============
                                   Force One
                                 =============


 LCPL J. BRODE:

 Man, I hope that is the only breeding ground for these things.  If there's
 more, we're in big trouble.  We had a hard enough time taking that one out of
 commission: I almost ran out of ammo.  I never run out of ammo!

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PFC I. CRANY:

 Last night at chow, Angseth starts talking about some bounty hunter and how
 she blew up a planet full of Space Pirates.  I told her I didn't believe in
 fairy tales like that, and she took it personal.  I just find it had to
 believe that one person took out an entire Space Pirate base, that's all.  But
 if she wants to believe in this Samus, or Bigfoot, or Santa Claus, she can.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 CAPT A. EXETER:

 I'm beginning to think it was a real bad idea going down here.  Aeevs is
 right, that hive is just one of many.  It's stupid to stir a hornet's next,
 especially if you plan on sleeping under it.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PFC G. HALEY:

 I hear.
 Them.
 Everywhere.  They're coming.
 Can't sleep.  Ever.
 They'll eat me.
 Eat.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PFC S. MILLIGAN:

 Brouda lost the bet, so he switched watch duty with me.  I figure this section
 is nice and safe and boring, which suits me just fine.  Let those other pugs
 guard the hot zone, I... hold on... hey!  ...No!  Hel--
 (transmission ends)

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 SPC F. TRIPLETTE:

 The sarge says those "Splinters" remind him of some killer bug he saw on
 another planet once.  All I know is the things are fast and take a lot to
 drop.  Pretty soon we'll have to go to bayonets.  Everyone's low on ammo...
 even Brode, and he's the stingiest grunt I know.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds: Light World


                                 =============
                                   Force Two
                                 =============


 SPC M. ANGSETH:

 This is ridiculous.  I can outshoot half the men here, and I'm stuck on
 monitor duty.  I didn't join up to stare at a holoscreen!  This wouldn't
 happen to Samus Aran... She'd be out there taking care of business, not
 pushing buttons and sending reports.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: Trooper Security Station, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 GSGT C. BENET:

 There's something wrong with the lock systems in this section.  They've failed
 twice, locking us out until someone came along to let us in.  If it happens
 again while we're playing "bait" for those things... well, at least we'll go
 out fighting, instead of hiding in the control area.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: Command Chamber, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PFC L. BROUDA:

 We'll be making our stand here.  The engineer tells me there's no way we'll
 get the ship's engines online, and the atmospheric interference is scrambling
 our distress beacon.  If anyone reads this, know that we did our duty and
 fought well.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: Communication Area, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PFC E. DENYS:

 I'm the only one left.  Managed to get out of the hive, but when I got to the
 ship, everyone was gone... dead.  I'm heading for that alien building we saw
 earlier.  Maybe someone can help me there... Wait, something's moving down
 there.  Hello...?

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: Sacred Bridge, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 SPC B. REEVS:

 I don't like this plan.  This hive is a small portion of a larger network.
 There may be dozens of hive systems like this across the planet, and they may
 all be linked.  Destroying this one may buy us time, but it may also provoke
 the other hives into attacking.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: Command Chamber, Temple Grounds: Light World

                              --------------------

 PFC M. VERONI:

 I think Haley's losing it.  He talks to himself all the time, and he won't
 sleep.  He almost shot me on watch the other night.  I think he thought I was
 one of those things.  I talked to the doc about taking him off the line, and
 he told me we needed all the help we can get.  That's true, but if he goes
 berserk and kills a bunch of us, that won't be very helpful.

 Symbol: Galactic Federation Marine Corps Insignia
 Location: Collapsed Tunnel, Temple Grounds: Light World


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   There are four different unlockables in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes that can be
 acquired by obtaining all of the Logbook scans.  All of them are part of the
 Image Gallery that will appear on the main menu once the first unlockable is
 unlocked.  They are as follows:

            Promotional Gallery         40% of Logbook Scans
            Character Gallery           60% of Logbook Scans
            Creature Gallery            80% of Logbook Scans
            Boss Gallery                100% of Logbook Scans

 While the Luminoth Lore, Space Pirate Logs, and Trooper Logs are not the only
 things stored in the Logbook, they do make up a significant part, so make sure
 you keep a look out for them!

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   This entire FAQ was created by me, but I'm open to any tips, help,
 suggestions, or corrections.  Feel free to E-mail me with any of these.
 
 Thanks goes out to:
  - Soul-Flayer (gs) for confirming where G-Sch's Testament is found.
  - hcky177 for locating both Space Pirate Log 69898 and the Trooper Log of PFC
    E. Denys.
  - Thanks to Radix for his locations of all of the Luminoth History and
    Conflict Lore.
  - Thanks to DP for bringing to my attention via E-Mail that I forgot to
    include the Lore "Saving Aether."
  - A big thanks to both Retro and Nintendo for putting out such a fantastic
    game. 

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 This document Copyright 2004 Jon Parise (RogueLeader2)
 Please don't plagiarize me, if you want to use my work, just ask, I'll most
 likely let you!