Covenant escape pod

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Covenant escape pod
Production information


Covenant Empire


Escape pod

Technical specifications

Slipspace drive:





1 Pilot (minimum)

Chronological and affiliation


Human-Covenant War




Covenant escape pods are compact, cylinder-shaped evacuation craft utilized by the Covenant.[1]

Operational history[edit]

These craft are standard aboard all Covenant vessels. One was present aboard the missionary ship Minor Transgression and another was present aboard the bridge compartment of the Ascendant Justice, into which John-117 forced a Special Operations Sangheili and ejected the pod.[2] On the Radiant Arrow in 2526, John used a Covenant escape pod to flee the ship after the Shipmaster activated the self-destruct. He was then picked up by a UNSC Prowler.[3]


Inside the escape pod, there are numerous control panels and ordinances to regulate and monitor the escape pod's status. These include the atmosphere regulator, power controls, communications and navigation. Although equipped with sufficient fuel, the main concern is the shortage of air circulation within the confines of the pod. An escape pod is capable of generating an atmosphere for its occupants, including methane for any Unggoy escapees. However, some Kig-Yar Shipmasters and Shipmistresses have been known to disable the methane generators, planning instead to simply leave the Unggoy behind.[4]

In addition to sublight thruster systems, Covenant escape pods are equipped with slipspace drives, though with fuel reserves sufficient only for a single short jump.[5] The escape pod also use a stasis field, which holds the occupants of the pod immobile as the pod experiences rapid acceleration or movements. The pod also possesses a sensor suite for detecting other craft.[6]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 135
  2. ^ Halo: First Strike page 75
  3. ^ Halo: Silent Storm
  4. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 187
  5. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 190
  6. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 136, 191-192