The Covenant Remnant[note 1] is an umbrella term for members of the former Covenant Empire who remain loyal to the hegemony's ideals in the wake of the Human-Covenant war, the Great Schism, and the disappearance of the San 'Shyuum. The de facto leader of the remnant's main body is Jul 'Mdama.
After breaking away from the main body of the newly peaceful Covenant, the Covenant Remnant continued to adhere to worshipping of the Forerunners, particularly the Didact. The Covenant Remnant was founded in 2553 by Jul 'Mdama and Kaidon Panom.
In the summer of 2557, Storm forces on Requiem engaged UNSC personnel who had become stranded on the installation, defying the cease-fire between humanity and the Sangheili. The Covenant still maintained a presence on Requiem six months later, attempting to awaken the Librarian hidden in the Shield World. The Covenant would eventually vacate the planet when Jul acquired one half of the Janus Key and set the planet to collide with the sun.
As in the original Covenant, the Sangheili serve as the Storm's military leadership caste. The Sangheili armor covers less of their skin than the standard Sangheili Combat Harness, owing to the fact that most of the armor is scavenged or non-military.  It is worth noting that the Sangheili have a larger head and oral structure including a more protruding mouth towards the front of their cephalic structure unlike the Sangheili seen in Halo: Reach or Halo 3 as the Elites in those two previous games have a skinnier cervical unlike the thick neck seen on the Storm Elites.
Unggoy: The Unggoy serve their traditional role as cannon fodder.
Kig-Yar: Kig-Yar are deployed as skirmishers, light infantry and marksmen. Similar to the Unggoy, they possess a more reptilian morphology than those commonly encountered during the Human-Covenant war.
Mgalekgolo: Mgalekgolo serve a heavy infantry role.
Catherine Elizabeth Halsey joined forces with Jul 'Mdama at the end of Spartan Ops season one for revenge against the UNSC. Jul 'Mdama saw her as important, giving her some crude medical attention after she was shot by Sarah Palmer. There is, however, no evidence that she actually subscribes to the beliefs of the Covenant Remnant, and as such she is not technically a member.
- CAS-class assault carrier
- CCS-class battlecruiser
- CRS-class light cruiser
- Type-26 Assault Gun Carriage
- Type-26 Ground Support Aircraft
- Type-32 Rapid Assault Vehicle
- Type-44 Troop Carrier
- Type-56 Ground Support/Ultra Heavy Deployment Platform
- The Covenant Remnant is commonly referred to as the "Storm Covenant." This is due to their "Storm" ranking system and the new Storm Rifle.
- It is interesting that in the Spartan Ops cutscenes only Storm Sangheili are featured despite there being a multitude of ranks and species among the Covenant Remnant. Furthermore, only blue Storm Sangheilis are featured despite the fact that most if not all ranks come in different colors.
- All species of The Covenant in Halo: Combat Evolved are featured in The Covenant Remnant.
- Jul Mdama is the only Zealot in Halo 4 that has blue armor and a different holographic symbol.
- Gek is the only Storm Sangheili that didn't wear his helmet in the cutscenes, even when he was hunting down Henry Glassman and Spartan Thorne.
- Each rank except Sangheili Zealots, Sangheili Warriors, and Unggoy Rangers, all have different color armor.
- ↑ In Halo 4 and its ancillary material, this group is referred to as simply "the Covenant"; the "remnant" title is merely a descriptor to distinguish the group from the original Covenant Empire. According to an inaccurate article by the Official Xbox Magazine and perpetuated by Examiner, the Covenant forces encountered in Halo 4 are known as "The Storm". However, this happened due to a misunderstanding of the Covenant's streamlined "Storm" ranking system and the new Storm Rifle. These articles also claim that the "Storm" follow the religion of the San 'Shyuum; while they do continue to worship the Forerunners, most have forsaken the Covenant's original religion after the fall of the Prophet of Truth.
List of AppearancesEdit
- Halo 4 (First appearance)
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