During The Battle of Installation 05, the Revenant was one of the many recently Jiralhanae occupied ships that began attacking Elite controlled ships as the Civil War of the Covenant, or the "Great Schism", as the Elites called it, began. The Revenant followed Jiralhanae Chieftain Gargantum's frigate, Twilight Compunction to attack the Elite held cruiser Incorruptible.
It followed the Incorruptible into deep space, but the appearance of the Bloodied Spirit under control of the SPARTAN-IIs was enough of a distraction for the Incorruptible to destroy the Revenant with an Energy projector.
- The definition of a Revenant is "a visible ghost or animated corpse that is believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living", which supports the fact that the Human's name of many of the Covenant's ships and vehicles after the supernatural (e.g. Ghost, Wraith, Banshee etc.).
- Despite some theories, the Revenant was not simply "reverent" misspelled. On page 227, of Halo: Ghosts of Onyx it clearly says, "Both frigates, the Twilight Compunction and the Revenant filled and blurred the edges of the holographic viewers, their lateral lines powering.", and again, "The shields of the Revenant boiled and popped. The hull peeled away bubbling, as the beam penetrated through and through."