Arena of Judgment

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Arena of Judgment
Facility information


Nuusra, Qivro, Sangheilios


Place of discussion and debates on matters of Sangheili honor, hosting Kaidons and Arbiters competing in a battleground of ideas and philosophy.

Historical information

Notable info:

Contested by both Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant.


The Arena of Judgment is a great hall near the ruins of Nuusra, in Qivro on Sanghelios.


The Arena of Judgment is a great hall that was once a Sangheili forum, but has become a battleground between forces belonging to both the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant. Statues lie ruined, bodies litter the floor, and tools of war juxtapose the ancient architecture surrounding it.[1]

Production notes[edit]

During a Killer Instinct Match[edit]

At the beginning of the match, a firefight will be going on in the background between Elites belonging to both the Swords of Sanghelios and the Covenant. They are shown firing Vostu-pattern carbines and lobbing Anskum-pattern plasma grenade at one another, with some shots landing on the opposing forces. Eventually, forces on both sides will be exhausted and the hall will grow still (save for the fight in the foreground) until the second round.

At the start of the second round, a Mikpramu-pattern Phantom will crash through the back wall of the forum, creating much rubble revealing a large-scale dogfight in the far distance. Sangheili fighters and warships can be seen firing at one another.

Ultra Combo[edit]

During an Ultra Combo, a Deutoros-pattern Scarab will crash through the other part of the back wall, creating further rubble. It will attempt to struggle out of its predicament, but then lose power and grow still.

Stage Ultra: Cratered[edit]

When a Stage Ultra is triggered, the same scenario as above takes place, except along with the Scarab there will be an Ultra D'nomlhe-pattern Banshee that flies in and crashes atop the fighter who had been defeated using the Stage Ultra. The camera will then pan back to the winner as they pose victoriously and the announcer will yell the Stage Ultra callout: "Cratered".


Arbiter's theme is made by Celldweller & Atlas Plug, the main composers of Killer Instinct Season 3.


Before they were announced in the Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Firefight update, the destroyed Kemu-pattern Wraith in this arena were of the Temple Wraith variety.