Reference Entry 001: Sangheili Armor

Jul Madama’s Covenant

The Sangheili fighting under the reforming Covenant comprise from various origins, however many choose to don armor of the Hesduros design. The skin tight mesh layer does not cover their neck, shoulder, and in most cases even their arms.

Swords of Sanghelios

Looking at the majority of Sangheili who fought during the Human-Covenant War we see that their armor is more concealing than those worn by Jul’s faction. While some within his faction do wear uniforms worn during the Covenant’s crusade against humanity, most have shifted away to the more ceremonial look that warriors of Hesduros pride themselves on.

Sangheili from their home world of Sanghelios prefer to wear a mesh layer that covers almost their entire body, only stopping at their neck if they are not in a sealed combat harness. At times some will use gauntlets that can emit a small energy blade for close quarter combat and they always wear arm guards.

Wow so I thought of this elaborate headcanon before falling asleep last night

Okay, this is gonna be long:

Covenant buildings of worship are classified by size. 

High Charity is of course the largest of all, although it contains smaller buildings of worship within. It’s like the moon-sized Jerusalem of the Covenant.

High Temples are second only to High Charity in size. They can house thousands of worshipers. They’re basically the St. Peter’s Basilica of the Covenant. High Charity contains at least 10 of these.

Temples are smaller than High Temples. They can house up to 400 worshipers. They’re about the size of the mega-churches you see in the United States. 

Greatshrines are like the small community church of the Covenant. They can house up to 100.

Shrines are small personal spaces of worship found in the home. They’re kinda like old-timey prayer closets. 

All Covenant buildings of worship attempt to mimic Forerunner architecture. 

Typically before besieging worlds, the various  Sangheili crew members of a Covenant fleet meet at a High Temple for 20 minutes of prayer. These Ceremonies for Might are usually officiated by Minor Prophets. Occasionally, one or all of the Heirarchs  will perform the ceremony. Before the ceremony begins, bowls of scented red ochre  made from plants found on Forerunner Shield Worlds are passed around. Warriors are to paint circles on their heads. These are representative of the unity of the Covenant and the legendary Halo rings. The higher a Sangheili is in rank, the closer he/she gets to stand to the San Shyuum performing the ceremony. After the prayer is complete, warriors paint a line in ocre on their left shoulder pads and then go about their  business. In the later days of the Covenant, Jiralhanae were allowed to participate. Slowly but surely, Ceremonies for Might became exclusive to the Jiralhanae.

#HUNTtheTRUTH Recap: Week 6

Now fully aware of ONI’s attempts to cover-up something about the life of the Master Chief, on this week’s episode of #HUNTtheTRUTH Giraud starts retracing his steps with the story he’d been given in order to find out where the truth ended and the lies began…

In violation of ONI’s ultimatum, Giraud releases the information he’d gathered for his report into the public domain. He then remains holed-up in his house for several days afterward as he listens to messages sent to him from people all across human space who have taken note of his investigation. One of his colleagues comes in once again to help Giraud verify some information about his first interviewees. But after a rather unexpected visit from another fellow journalist, the gravity of the situation Giraud has mired himself in really starts to hit home. The episode then ends with Giraud’s “conspiracy-theorist” informant appearing with some potentially game-changing information.

Episode 06. Boxing Story

(A follow-up of my last summary/speculation post can be read under the cut.)

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