The most prominent San'Shyuum are called the "Hierarchs." However, San'Shyuum High Councilor, also known as "Lesser Prophets" and "Minor Prophets," are extremely important in the Covenant society. They share power with the Sangheili on the High Council and wear antigravity belts instead of using Gravity thrones for fast travel.[1] When not in the presence of the Hierarchs they appear to wear amber crowns set with gem stones.[verification needed] They appear to be slightly higher than Sangheili High Councilors at least in military proceedings as the Prophet of Stewardship in Halo: The Flood ordered the execution by decapitation of the Sangheili High Councilor Soha 'Rolamee for failure to contain the Flood. Being that Hod Rumnt was once a Sangheili High Councilor before becoming a Hierarch. They appear to be above Legates but below Hierarchs.



  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 144