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A cut-out of Ik'novus the Devourer.
Biographical information


During or after May 28, 2560[1]

Cause of death:

Killed in battle by John-117[1]

Personal details





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Political and military information





Ik'novus, also known as Ik'novus the Devourer, was a sadistic Jiralhanae Chieftain and a Bloodstar in service of the Banished.[3] One of the mercenary group's most experienced members, Ik'novus—along with his pack, Warial's Wrath—joined the Banished late in the Human-Covenant War.[2] Ik'novus participated in the Installation 07 conflict in 2560, during which time he was tracked down and killed by Spartan-II John-117.[1]


Covenant service

Ik'novus served within the Covenant military during the Human-Covenant War, most notably in the Battle of Jericho VII where he assisted in the utter destruction of several human cities. While serving under under the command of the Chieftain known as Avitus, Ik'novus became infamous for his particularly violent and sadistic nature, including a penchant for consuming the severed limbs of still-living opponents. This habit led him to acquire the title "Ik'novus the Devourer." Ik'novus eventually earned a place as Chieftain and the leader the pack called Warial's Wrath.[2]

Splitting from the Covenant

Late in the war, Ik'novus and his pack broke away from the Covenant, but they continued to target and lay waste to human settlements. In 2550, he and Warial's Wrath joined the Banished. After this, Ik'novus began to indiscriminately target any species or faction that stood in his way.[2] After the Razing of Oth Sonin, Ik'novus was inducted to the Banished's Bloodstars;[3] he was given a Volatile Skewer from Avitus as a farewell gift.[4]

Ik'novus and his pack fought under Escharum during the Installation 07 conflict in 2560, serving as part of Fourth Lance in the First Combat Element of the Warial's Wrath. He was finally killed by Spartan-II John-117 after his extreme reputation caused him to be identified as a high value target by The Weapon.[2][1]

Personality and traits

Ik'novus had a violent and bloodthristy nature. This led to a penchant for eating the severed limbs of his opponents while they watched on in agony.[2]


During the conflict on Installation 07, Ik'novus carried a Grenflekt Workshop Scrap Cannon and a modified Flaktura Workshop Skewer, called a Volatile Skewer.[2][1]

In-game information

Halo Infinite

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Target dossier

Ik'novus' HVT profile
One of the more experienced members of the Banished, Ik'novus was part of the Covenant attack on Jericho VII that decimated several human cities with unyielding force. Serving under the Brute Chieftain known as Thrallslayer, Ik'novus soon became renown [sic] for his violent and bloodthirsty nature, including a particular penchant for eating the severed limbs of his opponents while they watched on in agony. Acquiring the title "Ik'novus the Devourer" throughout his own meteoric rise to Chieftain, the Jiralhanae warrior continued to lay waste to human settlements, even after breaking away from the Covenant. His pack, Warial's Wrath, joined the Banished in 2550 and began to indiscriminately target any species or faction that stood in their way.
Volatile Skewer icon extracted from Infinite's game files and converted from linear to sRGB colour space.

Weapon: Volatile Skewer


List of appearances


  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo Infinite, Ik'novus the Devourer mission
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halo Infinite, High Value Target dossier, Ik'novus
  3. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 451
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - If They Want Lore, We'll Give 'Em Lore (Retrieved on Feb 21, 2024) [local archive] [external archive]