Fleet of Inexorable Obedience

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Fleet of Inexorable Obedience

Affiliation:

Covenant

Group:

Covenant fleet

Engagements:

Commanders:

Fleetmaster Nizat 'Kvarosee

 

The Fleet of Inexorable Obedience is a Covenant fleet that engaged in some of the earliest glassing operations and engagments in the Human-Covenant War.

History[edit]

Outer Colony Campaigns[edit]

When the Human-Covenant War broke out, the Fleet of Inexorable Obedience was tasked with destroying the Outer Colonies led by Fleetmaster Nizat 'Kvarosee. Additionally, the Minor Minister of Artifact Survey was assigned to the fleet as a ceremonial magistrate. The fleet's orders were to destroy human colonies as quickly as possible, survey their worlds, capture the ones containing Forerunner relics and glass the ones that did not. To aid in this mission, a unit of Silent Shadow led by Tel 'Szatulai was assigned to the fleet. The fleet succeeded in destroying multiple colonies, but lost the Radiant Arrow under mysterious circumstances as it was surveying Netherop. This loss occurred not long after the Unrelenting disappeared at Chi Ceti IV.[1]

Operation: SILENT STORM[edit]

Main article: Operation: SILENT STORM

During the glassing of Etalan in March 2526, the Minor Minister of Artifact Survey became impatient with the process and incited 'Kvarosee to expedite the process. However, they were interrupted by 'Szatulai with a message from General Harper Garvin of the United Rebel Front offering the Covenant information due to the Insurrectionists' desire to break free of the UNSC which they saw as a mutual enemy. As proof of his intentions, Garvin offered up information on what had happened to the Unrelenting and Radiant Arrow. Garvin warned that the Spartans intended to destroy the fleet at Biko and proposed helping to eliminate the Spartans if the Covenant left their worlds alone. 'Kvarosee dispatched 'Szatulai to meet with Garvin and hunt down the Spartans while expediting the glassing of Etalan by having the fleet bombard the planet's shield volcano, triggering an eruption that filled the air with ash to suffocate its inhabitants.

On March 26, the fleet attacked Biko. Based off of the Insurrectionists' warnings, 'Kvarosee held the fleet's fighter screen in close to prevent boarding parties from getting aboard the ships and destroying them from the inside, something that they had been warned would be Task Force Yama's tactic. Though the fleet destroyed the protecting human force, five Covenant cruisers were lost in the battle as well. At the same time, the Spartans attacked the fleet's logistics train at Etalan, destroying several important vessels, particularly the ships that would refuel the Fleet of Inexorable Obedience's plasma reserves. As a result, the fleet's advance was brought to a halt and 'Kvarosee was forced to call for a new supply convoy from Zhoist. After 'Szatulai revealed that the humans had retrieved a kelguid from one of his downed corvettes, 'Kvarosee realized that the humans would likely next target Zhoist and ordered the fleet there against the objections of the Minor Minister who wanted to head to High Charity which he believed was in danger.

Destruction[edit]

Main article: Attack on Zhoist

On April 15, Task Force Yama launched an attack on Zhoist which was defended by the Fleet of Inexorable Obedience alongside the planet's own defenses. With the fleet's positioning making it impossible to board the Ring of Mighty Abundence from space, the Spartans and Black Daggers dropped onto Zhoist to use the gravity elevators to reach the Ring. Upon realizing what they were up to, 'Szatulai led his forces to engage them while the fleet engaged the Prowlers as they dropped off the assault force. However, the Spartans succeeded in reaching the Ring, destroying two of the Ten Cities of Edification in the process.

After the destruction of the Ring of Mighty Abundance, 'Kvarosee had the fleet pulled back further and learned that 'Szatulai and his forces, aside from Castor and Orsun, had been killed by the Spartans on the Ring. The fleet was able to capture eight of the Black Daggers who only laughed when interrogated by the Shipmasters. During this time, the Minor Minister's behavior caused Tam 'Lakosee to kill him which 'Kvarosee decided to cover up. The captured Black Daggers hidden octas eventually detonated aboard six of the ships, visible from the surviving hidden Prowlers of Task Force Yama to their amazement.[1] The Fleet of Inexorable Obedience was decimated by the surprise attack. One of the ships lost was the Almighty Persuasion which carried one of the Covenant's three Luminous Beacons.[2]

Composition[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Though unconfirmed, the Unrelenting may have also been a part of this fleet.

List of appearances[edit]

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