Just some clarifications:
> - Silvar is unhappy
Obviously--he has plans on revitalizing the entire Kilrathi race, and this... Coveant nonsense is fast-tracking his plans too fast for his liking. But hey, he's a wargod--they tend to be notoriously good at making do. The only hint we have is that Chad's the linchpin of his plans...
> - Some ODSTs are a) quite possibly underestimating their targets (whomever they are) and b) in more trouble than they realize.
Given that this is likely to be Earthforce troops, I'm not suprised. The Psi Corps havea funny way of taking advantage of pre-existing conditions, and they'd be mighty interested in the Spartan formula...
> - Janice making a Decision, followed by the appearance of a new Spartan (Janice?)
Speak of the devil. I wouldn't hold my breath--Gryph hasn't said anything about sucessive generations of SPARTANs AFAIK. If we use the HALOverse material as reference, we can infer that the Salusian improved the orignal formula--there was a high rate of mortality among the first generation, with better rates in the second and third generations.
So I'm thinking Big Blue here is at least <i>fourth</i> generation quality, for the formula to be that sucessful as a rapid-deployable SPARTAN. (I will still say that it's possible for Janice to be one--she has the training and skills to be one, if not for the fact that Master Chief is also Salusian--we don't know if the procedure works on humans.)