Clan workshop

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Clan workshops are local armament workshops held by clans of various species. Predominantly found in Jiralhanae culture, workshops are a vital component of their arms industry.[1]


Rather than massive megacorporations the likes of Misriah Armory operated by the UNSC or the Assembly Forges employed by the Covenant, the Jiralhanae typically produce arms and armaments on a more local level, with each clan having their own workshop who manufacture, modify and maintain the clan's weapons and vehicles.[1] Clan workshops typically design and furnish their own clan vehicles, though may also negotiate deals with larger forges, foundries or crucibles for mass manufacture.[2] In some cases, multiple smaller clans may combine their knowledge to produce a singular design[3], while in others larger multi-clan organisations such as the Banished may also commission designs from a given clan workshop.[2]

For example, the Trespasser dropship was designed by Baruq'qel Workshop for the Banished, though the design was later put to mass manufacture by the Armory of Gethrog.[2] Some Jiralhanae designs, such as the Spiker design created by Paegaas Workshop, were put to mass manufacture by non-Jiralhanae organisations. This was especially notable during the administration of the Prophet of Truth, with the Hierarch secretly ordering the Sacred Promissory to begin a mass construction of Jiralhanae weaponry - with designs taken from localised clan workshops and modified to suit the Covenant needs.[1]


The system of localized clan workshops had permeated through Jiralhanae society during the wars fought on their homeworld Doisac prior to their incorporation into the Covenant in 2492. Under the Covenant's reign, clan workshops were run under the careful watch of Covenant missionaries, though toward the end of the Human-Covenant War many workshop designs were taken by the Prophet of Truth and put into mass manufacture by the Sacred Promissory, modified with new Covenant technologies such as plasma weaponry and anti-gravity technology.[1] Many of the Jiralhanae clans and workshops were based on Doisac, and were presumably destroyed along with the planet in 2559.

While workshops are predominantly a Jiralhanae organization, the Ahtulai clan of Banished Sangheili mercenaries have developed their own workshop too, exclusively for Banished service to Atriox.[4]

List of clan workshops[edit]

Clan workshops are typically named after their host clan. Common parlance dictates that a workshop may be simply referred to as [clan name] workshop, though they may also have more specific names.

Jiralhanae clan workshops
Sangheili clan workshops

Foundries, forges and other manufacturers[edit]

While designs originate in the clan workshops, a single clan does not have the resources to construct them on a massive scale. This is instead the job of larger manufacturing centres, which take the clan workshop designs and proliferate them on an industrial scale.[2] Some clans may operate their own manufacturing centres - for example the designs of the Dovotaa Workshop also being constructed in the Crucibles of Dovotaa, or the Eklon'dal Workshop operating the Eklon War-Forges.


  1. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 295
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 475
  3. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "The Chopper refined and manufactured by Bolroci Workshop combines the shared knowledge of six disparate Jiralhanae clans to produce the ultimate tool for demoralizing enemies on the battlefield. #FictionFriday" (Retrieved on Aug 5, 2022) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 471