What does it mean to be "Covenant" today? A hundred warlords claim they rule the Covenant, but each of them leads only a small faction.
Covenant remnants is a collective term referring to the numerous factions which emerged in the stead of the original Covenant Empire after its dissolution in the Great Schism and the events which followed. The remnants have varying political and religious standpoints, and conflict between different remnant factions is commonplace.
- Main article: Great Schism
Covenant Remnant FactionsEdit
Swords of SangheliosEdit
- Main article: Swords of Sanghelios
By far the most prominent remnant faction, the Swords of Sanghelios was an ancient faction, reformed with what remained of the Covenant Separatists by the Arbiter Thel 'Vadam after the end of the Human-Covenant war. Unlike many remnant factions, the Swords of Sanghelios promotes peace and cooperation with humanity, to further both species' goals. Despite faction's title, the Swords of Sanghelios allowed species other than just the Sangheili among their ranks, such as many Unggoy. By Sangheili standards, the Swords of Sanghelios are considered very progressive for reasons such as their admittance of female Sangheili into military positions, something otherwise unheard of.
Sali 'Nyon's CovenantEdit
- Main article: Sali 'Nyon's Covenant
A breakaway faction from Jul 'Mdama's now defunct Covenant, Sali 'Nyon's Covenant came about following a successful mutiny on board the CAS-class assault carrier Breath of Annihilation. Due to his collaboration with Catherine Halsey among other things, warriors of 'Nyon's Covenant see 'Mdama as a false prophet and instead believe that Sali 'Nyon is a legitimate one.
- Main article: The Banished
A Jiralhanae-led faction whose Chieftain is Atriox, the Banished existed long before the Great Schism, and are known to have had conflicts with the original Covenant in the past. Banished forces have most recently been seen on Installation 00 in 2559, where they came across the UNSC Spirit of Fire.
Servants of the Abiding TruthEdit
- Main article: Servants of the Abiding Truth
Keepers of the One FreedomEdit
- Main article: Keepers of the One Freedom
Luro 'Taralumee's factionEdit
Jul 'Mdama's CovenantEdit
- Main article: Jul 'Mdama's Covenant
Formerly one of the most prominent remnant factions, Jul 'Mdama's Covenant was founded on the colony of Hesduros by Jul 'Mdama in partnership with many clans from the planet. The faction proved to be a thorn in the side of both the Swords of Sanghelios and the UNSC, participating in many battles such as the Battle of Requiem, the Requiem Campaign and the Battle of Aktis IV. However, the faction had its head severed during the Battle of Kamchatka when 'Mdama was killed by Spartan-IV Jameson Locke, and it would later meet its end during its last stand at Sunaion.
Merg Vol's CovenantEdit
- Main article: Merg Vol's Covenant
- Main article: Covenant Separatists
- Main article: Boru'a'Neem's faction
Vata 'Gajat's mercenary groupEdit
- Main article: Vata 'Gajat's mercenary group