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Biographical information




April 17, 2493[1]

Personal details






256.5 centimeters (8 ft 5.0 in)[2][1]


433 kilograms (950 lb)[1]

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Political and military information





Avitus, also known as "Thrallslayer",[4] is a Jiralhanae chieftain within the Banished,[1] and formerly a high-ranking commander within the Covenant's military.[2]


Early life[edit]

Avitus was born on the Jiralhanae homeworld of Doisac on April 17, 2493. Early on in his military career within the Covenant, he was put in charge of quelling heretic factions on Covenant worlds that were slow to meet High Charity's demands for new tithes. These exploits earned him the title of "Thrallslayer" and drew the eye of the Prophet of Regret. Avitus secretly had no real loyalty to the Covenant and only served because of his immeasurable bloodlust and the praise of his brothers-in-arms.[1]

Human-Covenant War[edit]

Avitus was deployed with the Fleet of Glorious Interdiction by the Hierarchs to serve alongside Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee under the Prophet of Regret during the Harvest campaign, despite his strong dislike of the Sangheili in general and 'Moramee in particular.[5] During the campaign on Harvest, he grew to respect humans for their different nature and unfailing courage in the worst of situations,[2] far more than he respected any species within the Covenant.[1] He enjoys eating thorn beast, which he prefers to be cooked rare, as well as hearing aggerated tales of his adventures, told by an overweight Unggoy who serves as his official scribe.[5] His love for thorn beast pushed him to violence in 2528, when he tore apart two Unggoy because his thorn beast had been overcooked. The Unggoy were subsequently discovered as five organic chunks strewn about his quarters.[6]

During the early years of the war, Avitus was the subject of a United Nations Space Command intelligence report—Target_profile #43_867_37_. Human observers noted in the report that Avitus was looking to regain some political clout within the Covenant.[2]

Avitus was present at Trove at the outbreak of fighting on the shield world in early 2531. After UNSC Spirit of Fire breached the shield world's exterior shell, 'Moramee ordered Avitus to accompany Regret when the Hierarch evacuated the shield world aboard the Sinaris-pattern heavy destroyer Proclamation's Tithe. 'Moramee's intent was to prevent Thrallslayer from earning any glory in the ensuing battle against the UNSC Spirit of Fire, but his actions would only ensure the Chieftain's survival while the Arbiter himself perished at the hands of human forces.[4] Avitus would survive the battle and continue to serve the Prophet of Regret until the end of the war.[1]

Post-war exploits[edit]

After the Covenant fell, Avitus returned to Warial, one of the natural satellites of Doisac, and began restoring his clan's position. Years later, promises from Escharum brought Avitus back to the battlefield not as a worshipper of the Covenant, but as a bloodthirsty Chieftain within the Banished.[1] After the Razing of Oth Sonin, Ik'novus was inducted to the Banished's Bloodstars;[7] Avitus gifted a Volatile Skewer to Ik'novus as a farewell gift.[8]

Personality and traits[edit]

Possessing uncanny intelligence that complimented his violent nature, Avitus is a dangerous foe despite his relatively small stature.[9][10] He enjoys the strong flavors of meat, preferring his thorn beast cooked rare,[5] with the gamey flesh of dengkra being a second favorite.[8]

In-game information[edit]

Halo Wars[edit]

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Thrallslayer will be automatically deployed as soon as the player finishes their first Temple. If that Chieftain is killed the player can purchase another for 400 resources, but can only have one Chieftain at a time. Thrallslayer uses a gravity hammer in combat and cannot hit aircraft unless using vortex.

Unique units
  • Tsunami: Increases Vortex damage and area of effect. Requires Resources 400 and a tech level of Tech level 1.
  • Hurricane: Further increases Vortex damage and area of effect. Requires Resources 600 and a tech level of Tech level 2.
  • Singularity: Further increases Vortex damage and area of effect. Requires Resources 900 and a tech level of Tech level 3.
Leader ability - Vortex

When activated, a spiraling vortex appears, tearing everything apart in range and explodes when canceled, causing additional damage.

Ability upgrades
  • Inheritance: Adds passive stun ability to normal attacks. Requires Resources 300 and a tech level of Tech level 1.
  • Birthright: Can pull enemies to him during combat. Requires Resources 500 and a tech level of Tech level 2.
  • Destiny: Adds an area of effect stun to the chieftain's gravity hammer. Requires Resources 700 and a tech level of Tech level 3.



List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 254
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Wars, Target profile: Brute Chieftain
  3. ^ a b Halo Wars, Brute Chieftain in-game model
  4. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - What Once Was Lost (Retrieved on Sep 20, 2016) [archive]
  5. ^ a b c Game Daily, Halo Wars Character Profiles - Captain Cutter and the Brute Chieftain: "Enjoys a good story" (Retrieved on Jan 30, 2009)
  6. ^ Halo Wars, Timeline Events: Incident Report 16-196901
  7. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 451
  8. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - If They Want Lore, We'll Give 'Em Lore (Retrieved on Feb 21, 2024) [local archive] [external archive]
  9. ^ Game Daily, Halo Wars Character Profiles - Captain Cutter and the Brute Chieftain: "Not your average brute" (Retrieved on Jan 30, 2009)
  10. ^ Game Daily, Halo Wars Character Profiles - Captain Cutter and the Brute Chieftain: "Don't call him tiny" (Retrieved on Jan 30, 2009)
  11. ^ Halo Wars, credits