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Metroid Prime Space Pirate Data FAQ

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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
	Koran Rag

NOTE: An online and HTML version of this guide is available at

     II. Purpose of this Guide
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
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

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
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
=> 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

=> 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

=> 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

=> 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
You can reach me at I also hang around the Metroid
Prime board on GameFAQs (UserName: Koran Rag), so you can talk to me there as

     VII. Legal Stuff
Well, I don't really care what you do with this document, as long as you ask my
permission to host it on a website, public or private.

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