This article, Sangheili, is a Role-Play article.
- "On the blood of our fathers, on the blood of our sons... we swore to uphold the Covenant!"
- — Rtas 'Vadumee
The Sangheili (Latin Macto cognatus, meaning "I glorify my kin") are a saurian species of fierce, proud, strong, agile and intelligent warriors and skilled combat tacticians. Sangheili are named after their home planet, Sanghelios . Known to Humans as Elites, due to their adeptness and skill in combat, the Sangheili formed the military backbone of the Covenant for almost the entirety of its existence. They had a very strong rivalry with the Brutes, which finally became open hatred during the Great Schism, and the conclusion of the Human-Covenant war.
Originally a founding member of the unified conglomerate of races known as the Covenant, they later led the Covenant breakaway faction known as the Covenant Separatists, who sided with the humans against their former allies, due to the fact that the Prophet of Truth and the Prophet of Mercy had ordered the genocide of the entire Sangheili race. This was established after the assassination of the Prophet of Regret at the hands of the "Demon". It was the Sangheili who were ultimately held responsible for the Prophet of Regret's death, and were seen as "unfit" to continue to guard the Prophets. The Prophets sought to achieve this through use of the other Covenant races, primarily the Brutes. The aftermath of the Great Schism formed the bedrock of the Covenant's ultimate collapse.
The Sangheili were joined in the covenant after a Great war with the Prophets. The war took place for Several years. After which they joined. When they joined they were sent to many planets to get races to join. And they were succesful. Then, they met the Humans. And attacked Harvest. After the end of that battle, they moved on and finally got to Reach. They destroyed many civilizations. And they were succesful with glassing the planet. After that, they were finally consumed in the Great Schism. This split them up from the other covenant species, And forming the Covenant Separatists. They then teamed up with Humanity. Arbiter Thel' Vadam worked along with the Master Chief. They finally finished the war. But there was still a remaining Storm Covenant. Who live and fight on Requiem. As of now, the Sangheili are currently fighting the Exios and the Locust.