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Chirurgeons were San'Shyuum biomedical specialists in the Covenant's Ministry of Preparation.[1]


Chirurgeons were dedicated to unlocking the Lifeworker secrets locked within the Forerunner keyship, Anodyne Spirit, simply known to the Covenant as "the Dreadnought".[1] Staffs of them were stationed aboard specialized DSC-class agricultural support ships fitted with arcane instrumentation. The chirurgeons on these ships and those on High Charity were responsible for the creation of Prelates, biologically-enhanced San'shyuum used in specific combat roles.[2][3]


Chirurgeon is an archaic term for surgeon.


  1. ^ a b Halo: Warfleet page 90
  2. ^ Halo: Warfleet page 69
  3. ^ Halo: Shadow of Intent, pages 50-61 (Google Play edition)