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A Minister is the head of a Covenant ministry. Since San'Shyuum are the only species entitled to hold civilian government positions, the rank is held exclusively by Prophets. Each of the separate Covenant Ministries is headed by its own Minister, with Vice-Minister serving as second-in-command. Examples of this are the Minister of Fortitude and the Vice-Minister of Tranquility. The differences between the equipment provided to different Minister's include the Minister of Fortitude having a gravity throne with a cushion, and probably more features that are not described, whilst the Vice-Minister of Tranquility had a throne that was equipped only with a hard metal seat. The power and comfort of these thrones are a reflection of rank. Lower ranking Prophets were forced to group together, combining the power of their chairs, while full Ministers and higher had thrones capable of individual transport.[1]

Ministers have private offices, situated on top of large towers, with room for only one. This was used to send a message to members of the Covenant that "there was only room for one at the top." The Light of Sanghelios serve as this office's guards.

Known titlesEdit


  • Minister of Concert
  • Minister of Conversion
  • Minister of Fortitude - (Formerly held by the Prophet of Truth)
  • Minister of Etiology - (Killed by the Flood at Installation 04)
  • Minister of Penance - (Present at glassing of Harvest during 2531)
  • Minister of Inquisition - (Killed by a super MAC round during the Battle of Earth)
  • Minster of Preparation
  • Minister of Concert- (Dismissed at the start of the Unggoy Rebellion; tile later held by Prophet of Tolerance
  • Minister of Anticipatory Security- (Briefly held in 850 BCE)
  • Minister of Kindly Subjection- (Held title in 851 BCE)
  • Minister of Penance- (Present during the glassine of Harvest during 2531)
  • Minister of Relative Reconciliation- (Held title in 851 BCE)
  • Minister of Tranquility



  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 149