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Full Name: Porta
Species: Bajoran
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Bajoran religion
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Porta was a male Bajoran who lived in the 24th century. He was a Vedek in the Bajoran religion, a title he has held for at least two decades.

In the 2350s, Porta officiated at the shrine in the Singha refugee camp. In 2353, when Kira Nerys entered the shrine distraught, he fetched Prylar Istani Reyla to speak to her. (TN novel: Night of the Wolves)

In the 2370s, Porta was one of the monks who tended the Shrine on Deep Space 9's Promenade. In 2372, following Akorem Laan's return from the Bajoran wormhole, Porta supported Akorem's installment as Emissary. He also talked to Benjamin Sisko and agreed with him that as long as Sisko made it clear that he was stepping aside voluntarily, the Bajoran people would support Akorem as Emissary.

Porta later became Akorem's assistant and supported his call for the reintroduction of the D'jarra caste system. Porta later pushed a member of his order off the second level of the Promenade, killing him. Porta did so as the monk had refused to leave the order due to his being a member of the Imutta caste, those who buried the dead. Porta was arrested by Odo and charged, although Akorem planned to ask the magistrate to be lenient. (DS9 episode: "Accession")

Porta had an interest in anthropology, archaeology and biology. (ST CCG: Call to Arms)

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For the Forerunner artifact, see Portal.
A Porta opens for Master Chief.

A Porta is a sphincter-like orifice embedded into the floors and walls of Flood Hives that acts as the Flood analog to doorways. Portas were sighted in the Flood-infested High Charity, in the Halo 3 multiplayer map, Isolation and in Halo Wars, on the Flood Barracks.

Trivia

  • Portas have at least two seven references in them, one being that Portas are made up of seven segments, and the other being the fact that there are seven Portas on the level Cortana.
  • The name "porta" probably comes from the Greek word porta (πόρτα), which means "door".
  • On the Halo 3 multiplayer map Isolation there is one Porta. Sliding down a hole on the top part of the map will lead you to slide down a tube. A Porta will open, letting you into the Flood-infested cave.
  • Portas make an appearance in the Halo 3 levels Floodgate and Cortana and the multiplayer map Isolation
  • It is believed that Portas are not directly controllable by the Gravemind, as they always open for the Master Chief even when it is clear that the Gravemind does not want him to progress further.
  • There is a running joke among gamers that the Portas are the Gravemind's intestinal openings, due to their sphincter-like appearance.
Known Flood Forms
Feral Forms Infection FormCombat FormCarrier Form
Pure Forms Stalker FormRanged FormTank Form
Advanced Forms Proto-GravemindGravemind
Uncategorized Forms Prophet FormFlood Growth PodsFlood Dispersal PodPortaFlood HiveFlood SporesFlood LauncherFlood SwarmsFlood DenBomber FormThrasher FormFlood StalkFlood VentFlood ColonyFlood Root
Cut Forms JuggernautShielded Carrier FormInfector FormTransport FormStealth Form

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