The Arbiter of Halo 2 and 3, Thel 'Vadam, was an important charecter and a major part of the defeat of the Covenant and Flood. He has proven himself countless times on the battlefield. The Covenant's ruling class has been severed and the Covenant is most likely disbanded. Where does this leave the Arbiter? My theory is that he is now the ruler of the Elite race. The only other possible rulers are the Councilors (assumed to have been wiped out), Honor Gaurds (disbanded), Special Operations Commander Rtas 'Vadum (who bows and relinquishes control of atleast his personal ship to the Arbiter) ,and Zealots (of which he is one of the most renowned). This leaves him as the prime choice to lead. What are your thoughts on this matter?