Ardent Prayer

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Ardent Prayer
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Production information

Manufacturer:

Forgemasters of Tanus, Gorgon Assembly Vault[1]

Class:

SDV-class heavy corvette

Specifications

Length:

956 metres (3,136 ft)[1]

Width:

399 metres (1,309 ft)

Height:

175 metres (574.1 ft)[1]

Mass:

8 million metric tonnes[1]

Engine:

4 Callipoas-pattern repulsor engines[1]

Slipspace drive:

Tyros-pattern borer[1]

Hull:

Nanolaminate hull plating

Countermeasures:

Ushab-pattern stealth generator[1]

Armament:

Complement:

Service information

Launch:

Twentieth Age of Discovery (c. 2070)[1]

Destroyed:

August 14, 2552

Participated battles:

Fall of Reach

Fleet:

Fleet of Valiant Prudence

Known commanders:

Ardo 'Moretumee

Affiliation:

Covenant Navy

 
Covenant vessels like the Ardent Prayer are a prelude to the devastation the full fleet can visit upon a planet.[2]

The Ardent Prayer was a Covenant SDV-class heavy corvette attached to the Fleet of Valiant Prudence. Its Shipmaster was Ardo 'Moretumee.[3] The vessel took part in the initial stages of the Covenant's invasion of the planet Reach in summer 2552.[2][4]

Operational History[edit]

The Ardent Prayer was launched from its shipyard during the Twentieth Age of Discovery (circa 2070), having being designed and by the Forgemasters of Tanus and the Gorgon Assembly Vault under the watchful eyes of Master Shipwright Ckmu 'Raboree and Apprentice Hiveseeker Tek'ch. It was assigned as an exploration vessel, traveling to distant stars and charting dangerous slipspace routes, and fought hostile civilizations that would not accept the Covenant's religion. Unfortunately, the Ardent Prayer would gain no battle honors for its service and its duties were considered beneath the notice of true warriors. As a result, it was rarely mentioned in High Charity's records.[1]

During Operation: UPPER CUT on August 14, 2552, Ardent Prayer was boarded by SPARTAN-B312, Jorge-052, and several YSS-1000 Sabre pilots in an effort to plant a Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine on board, which would be used to destroy a nearby CSO-class supercarrier, Long Night of Solace - the fleet's flagship. During the mission, the ship was engaged by the UNSC Paris-class heavy frigate Savannah. Savannah jammed Ardent Prayer's communications, while the Sabres damaged the corvette's engines and destroyed its Seraph escort so its crew could not call for help.[4]

Ardent Prayer destroyed Savannah, but not before a boarding party had landed on the corvette. The UNSC team eliminated the bridge crew, including its Shipmaster, Ardo 'Moretumee, and set the ship on a refueling track with Long Night of Solace. The operation succeeded, and Ardent Prayer, along with the supercarrier, was destroyed by the rigged slipspace drive.[3][4]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Halo: Warfleet, pgs. 76-77
  2. ^ a b Bungie.net: Halo: Reach Project Page
  3. ^ a b Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 13
  4. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, campaign level Long Night of Solace