Habe Quiddam is the fifteenth level in Marathon. It is the third level of Durandal, the fourth chapter of the game.


You have just been teleported here from Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap. The first terminal is a message from Durandal and is an attempt to make you question your existence. He tells you that maybe you are running a fool's errand, or perhaps you are doing everything as it is meant to be done. He tells you that it is your nature always to fight and asks you if you feel free, in another reference to his rampancy.

Durandal then explains that you need to go and collect "a device" the S'pht have given you so you can kill more Pfhor. Durandal assumes killing Pfhor makes you happy, as he believes your only wish is to fight.

The second terminal is another message from Durandal. He tells you that he has learned from the S'pht how to teleport you farther but he says that you are not more free than you were before, as freedom has two parts: potential and resolution. He tells you that freedom is being the bricoleur or the mason, before teleporting you to Neither High nor Low.

List of Terminals

  • Engineering Access 19-f<39.992.19.2>
  • Public Access Terminal 9-f<>


Marathon - Level 14: Habe Quiddam