Mahkee 'Chava

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Mahkee 'Chava
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Swords of Sanghelios[1]



"Victory to clan and kin, Spartans. Mahkee out."
— Mahkee 'Chava to Fireteam Osiris[1]

Mahkee 'Chava is a Sangheili shipmistress in service with the Swords of Sanghelios. She led Swords of Sanghelios forces against Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Blooding Years.[1] Her relation to the Swords of Sanghelios' weaponsmith brothers Oebrin and Silset 'Chava[2] is unknown.


"I'm impressed. Arbiter has females in his ranks. War has traditionally been a male's job on Sanghelios."
Olympia Vale, upon communicating with Mahkee 'Chava[1]
Mahkee 'Chava's Phantom over Nuusra

By 2558, Mahkee 'Chava was serving the Swords of Sanghelios as a shipmistress, fighting against Jul 'Mdama's reformed Covenant throughout the Blooding Years. On October 27, 2558, with the death of 'Mdama, the Covenant launched a desperate attack on the Swords of Sanghelios in the Nuusra territory on Sanghelios. Discovering the location of Arbiter Thel 'Vadam at Nuusra's Elder Council Chamber, the Covenant laid siege to the building in an effort to assassinate 'Vadam.[1]

Meanwhile, the United Nations Space Command sought access to the Guardian in Csurdon Sea near the city of Sunaion off the coast of Nuusra. After gaining the permission of the Swords of Sanghelios, UNSC Infinity traveled to Sanghelios and 'Chava was sent to pick up Spartan-IV Fireteam Osiris from Infinity in a Type-57 Phantom. Dropping off Osiris in Nuusra, 'Chava informed the Spartans of 'Vadam's location, and Osiris resolved to help the Arbiter at the Elder Council Chamber. As Osiris continued to battle Covenant forces, 'Chava provided them with support, as she directed them towards the Elder Council Chamber. When Osiris neared the chamber, 'Chava deployed two Mantis walkers from Infinity and Swords of Sanghelios infantry to help the Spartans fight off Covenant forces. After Osiris helped 'Vadam defeat the Covenant in the chamber, 'Chava picked them up in her dropship and returned them to the Swords of Sanghelios military base nearby.[1]

'Chava participated in the Battle of Sunaion later that day as the Swords of Sanghelios launched an attack on the remainder of the Covenant at the city, which would give Osiris an opportunity to board Sunaion's Guardian. As Osiris battled their way towards the Guardian's location, 'Chava deployed Swords of Sanghelios forces to aid the Spartans. She could not ferry the Spartans directly to the Guardian, as Covenant Type-56 Shrikes throughout the city prevented her from doing so. Instead, 'Chava informed Osiris of a passage to Sunaion's undercity that would take the Spartans directly to the Guardian.[3]

Behind the scenes[edit]

Mahkee 'Chava is voiced by British actress Jean Gilpin in Halo 5: Guardians.[4] She is the first female Sangheili ever featured in a Halo game. However, she is never seen in person, only heard via in-game transmissions.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level, Swords of Sanghelios
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Armory Amore
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level, Battle of Sunaion
  4. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, Credits