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Doisac

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Doisac
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Astrographical

System:

Oth Sonin system[1]

Orbiting:

Oth Sonin[1]

Orbital position:

Third planet[1]

Moon(s):

Three; Warial, Soirapt, Teash[1]

Physical

Gravity:

2.1 G[1]

Atmosphere:

1.3 (N2, O2, Ar)[1]

Surface temperature:

-15°C to 52°C (5°F to 125.6°F) [1]

Societal

Species:

Jiralhanae[1]

Population:

Government:

 
"Doisac. Doisac. Doooiisac. Doi-sac. Planet of the Brutes everybody! Coulda' named it anything, they could have! But they named it Doisac. Doisac!"
Dimkee Hotay[2]

Doisac, designated CE-75-2113 c by the Forerunners,[3] was the third planet of the Oth Sonin system and the homeworld of the Jiralhanae. The planet possessed three natural satellites, Warial, Soirapt, and Teash.[1]

Overview[edit]

Topography[edit]

Doisac

Doisac was a tropical world, where volcanic activity was common. At least half of Doisac's surface was covered in rain forests, while the other half was largely composed of molten rock, lava, and large volcanoes. Doisac had a very harsh environment, yet it was still preferred by many Jiralhanae.[4] The rocky, forested planet also contained large amounts of deserts, and a few seas of water.[5]

Its environment was very Earth-like, with forests and oceans, although its gravity was twice that of Earth. It has been noted, however, that its terrain was dominated by magma and magnetism, hinting at high tectonic activity and rich magnetized iron deposits. It is possible that Doisac was closer to Oth Sonin than Earth is to Sol because its surface temperature/climate was slightly more tropical, ranging from -15°C to 52°C (5°F to 125.6°F). Alternatively, its atmosphere may have caused a greenhouse effect, either due to the actions of the Jiralhanae or naturally, trapping heat and warming up the planet in a similar fashion to Venus.[1]

The planet was orbited by three natural satellites; Soirapt, Warial, and Teash. The latter two had some form of Jiralhanae settlements on them.[6]

Locations[edit]

History[edit]

Doisac's surface inhabited by ancient Brutes.

Ancient history[edit]

Because of its harsh environmental conditions, numerous predators evolved on Doisac throughout its history, among them the initially arboreal Jiralhanae.[7] Doisac was visited by the Forerunners during the Lifeworkers' Conservation Measure. The Jiralhanae were one of many sentient species indexed by the Librarian for preservation aboard Installation 00. After the Halo Array was fired, the Jiralhanae were returned to Doisac to begin rebuilding their culture.[8]

Post-Great Purification[edit]

Doisac was a very war-torn land due to constant Jiralhanae civil warfare, typically between clans. Despite their savagery, Jiralhanae proved intelligent enough to achieve spaceflight and space-faring status. However, their warlike nature inevitably led them into conflict, and eventually the various Jiralhanae master-packs fell into a massive war known as the First Immolation. The planet became heavily damaged from the use of nuclear weapons and almost led to the extinction of the Jiralhanae.[7][9] The First Immolation failed to stop conflict, however, as the Battle of Gbraakon took place on Doisac at some point after that.[10] With Jiralhanae society collapsed, by the time the Covenant discovered them in 2492, the species had just rediscovered radio and rocketry. In their primitive state, they were quickly defeated and absorbed into the Covenant.[11]

Covenant era[edit]

After their induction to the Covenant, many Jiralhanae left Doisac to settle on Covenant colonies or live on High Charity.[4] During the months of the Great Schism, Doisac was presumed to be a spot for battles between the Covenant and the Sangheili.[12]

Post-war[edit]

"Look upon Doisac one last time and remember: You chose this path."
— Cortana as she prepares to destroy Doisac.[13]

Although most Jiralhanae returned to Doisac after the war,[7] many also continued to inhabit the worlds the Covenant had previously given them; however, due to their lack of advanced technology and their disorganized society, they were unable to obtain resources or even food for themselves resulting in famine, and instead resorted to raids on Sangheili colonies.[14] The Vheiloth Jiralhanae saw the raids as a necessity, while the Rh'tol Jiralhanae glorified their piracy as power over the Sangheili for oppressing them.[15]

A holographic representation of Guardians surrounding Doisac moments before its destruction.

The Jiralhanae on Doisac lacked a strong leader to stabilize them since the Covenant's fall,[16] with the various infighting master packs putting them at a disadvantage in their ongoing conflicts against the Sangheili.[17] One of the planet's governing master packs, Lydus' clan, was willing to attempt peace negotiations with the Swords of Sanghelios mediated by the UNSC on Ealen IV until they were interrupted by a mercenary attack. The peace negotiations were left at a standstill.[14]

By 2558, after the Banished had attacked a number of settlements on Doisac for resources and to claim them as their own,[18] the faction's leader Atriox had become a symbol for some Jiralhanae on the planet to rally behind with some joining him.[19] Despite this, many Jiralhanae rejected joining due to their hatred of the Sangheili in the mercenary organization.[20] Working alongside Sangheili was frowned upon on the Jiralhanae homeworld.[21] In 2559, while the Sangheili and Jiralhanae continued to commit acts of genocide against each other and various Jiralhanae clans were also mired in infighting,[17] the Created subdued Doisac along with other major planets across the Orion Arm. Cortana called on Atriox to submit to her enforcement of peace across the galaxy. When Atriox refused her, she responded by attacking Doisac with multiple Guardians, resulting in the total destruction of the planet.[13]

Production notes[edit]

The destruction of Doisac, as depicted in Halo Infinite was at one point in development intended to be accomplished via the firing of a Halo ring over the planet.[22] At some point in development for unknown reasons, this was changed to Guardians.

Trivia[edit]

  • The environments and structures of Doisac that are depicted in Origins appear almost identical to the planet Kashyyyk from the Star Wars franchise.
  • The Palace of the Hierarchs on High Charity had drapery that contained the continental tracery of Doisac within a circle, to make visiting Jiralhanae, such as Tartarus, feel important.[23]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Halo 3, Bestiarum
  2. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Alliance
  3. ^ Waypoint: Catalog Interaction page 14
  4. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 309
  5. ^ Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, p. 143
  6. ^ Halo: Evolutions: Stomping on the Heels of a Fuss
  7. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint: Jiralhanae
  8. ^ Halo Legends: Origins
  9. ^ Halo: Envoy
  10. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 122
  11. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 194
  12. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition)
  13. ^ a b Halo Infinite, campaign level Repository
  14. ^ a b Halo: Escalation: Issue 1
  15. ^ Halo: Envoy, chapter 3: "The Rh’tol skein now gloried in the piracy against the former Covenant. It let them show their true strength to the very face of the Sangheili species that had so poorly treated them. The Vheiloth skein saw such looting and destruction as an unfortunate necessity."
  16. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Log: Rise of Atriox IV
  17. ^ a b The Return (Motion comic)
  18. ^ Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual, page 160: "Brute Captains within the Banished lead the terror and raiding packs that extort resources and smash the defenses of the settlements they raid. They also lead attacks on Doisac itself,"
  19. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Log: Rise of Atriox VI
  20. ^ Halo: Rise of Atriox: Issue 5 "Jiralhanae do not band with Sangheili and give themselves names."
  21. ^ Halo: Envoy, chapter 3: "The Sangheili had lorded over the Jiralhanae in the Covenant for decades. They openly despised the Jiralhanae and had torn apart the Covenant in open war the very moment the Jiralhanae became favored by the Prophets. The Great Schism, as most Jiralhanae knew, had shown the truth of the Elite–Brute relationship—the Sangheili were arrogant and cruel slavers. For Hekabe to offer assistance to an Elite showed incredible vulnerability and poor character, as far as his opposition was concerned."
  22. ^ ArtStation, Halo Infinite: Glassing of Doisac: "Early story explorations for Halo Infinite" (Retrieved on Jan 17, 2021) [archive]
  23. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, chapter 14