Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones... is the twenty-first level in Marathon. It is the fifth level of The Pfhor, the fifth chapter of the game.


You have just been teleported here from Two Times Two Equals... The first terminal is a message from Durandal, who begins with a compliment, saying that you are good at killing things. He then tells you simply to kill everything in this area and to collect some ammunition before warning you of that some Marathon Automated Defense Drone are carrying grenade launchers.

The second terminal is a message from Tycho, who wants to destroy Durandal. He quotes from the logs of Bernard Strauss on the night of the UESC Marathon's maiden voyage. He then quotes an excerpt from the History of Battleroids and attempts to quote an excerpt from the Martian Conflict 2345-48, before being interrupted by Durandal. Durandal is talking to Tycho, but allows you to see that he is asking Tycho if he blames him for what he did before he was free. His reply from Tycho is that he wants him to pay for all of the people he has killed. Durandal responds by saying that his ends justify the means, and closes the connection.

The third and final terminal is another message from Durandal. He has come to understand that the S'pht are controlled by one specific Pfhor, and wants you to kill it so they can revolt.

After killing everything, Durandal teleports you to Eupfhoria.


  • The Name is a reference to the Pathways Into Darkness level, "Beware of Low Flying Nightmares!"

List of Terminals

  • Requisition Area Terminal 32-c<>
  • Public Access 1066-g<123.412.452.255>
  • Public Access Terminal 73<73.124.591.3>


Marathon - Level 20: Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...

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