Minor Minister of Artifact Survey

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Minor Minister of Artifact Survey
Biographical information


High Charity[1]


April 15, 2526[2]





Political and military information




Minor Minister of Artifact Survey[3]


The Minor Minister of Artifact Survey was the San'Shyuum magistrate of the Covenant's Fleet of Inexorable Obedience.[4]


The Minor Minister of Artifact Survey was stationed aboard the CAS-class assault carrier Pious Rampage by early 2526.[3] Thirty-four cycles into the Ninth Age of Reclamation, the Fleet of Inexorable Obedience, of which Pious Rampage was the flagship, was glassing the human colony world of Etalan which orbited the star Igdras, designated "E'gini" and "Illa" by the Covenant respectively. Sometime prior to the sixteenth unit of the thirty-fourth cycle, the fleetmaster Nizat 'Kvarosee decreed that all Vicars of the fleet take care to learn English, the humans' most prominent language. The minor minister neglected to do so, however, and later claimed that other duties of his prevented him from dedicating sufficient time to the task. Before this point 'Kvarosee also directed his attention to the ship's kelguid and convinced him of the importance of establishing a forward operating base so that they might press the attack against the humans with speed.[3]

After the success of Operation: SILENT STORM, the minor minister began berating the fleetmaster who saw the humans actions as retribution for the glassing of their worlds. As the reports came in, the minor minister got more and more enraged and indignant, finally snapping after learning that humans had been taken prisoner and several bodies had been collected. Unable to take the minor minister's verbal abuse anymore, Tam 'Lakosee decapitated him with his energy sword. 'Kvarosee decided to incinerate the minor minister's body and tell everyone that he had died battling for the Faith.[5]

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Personality and traits[edit]

The Minor Minister of Artifact Survey, as a San'shyuum, exhibited a long serpentine neck, bulbous eyes, prehensile lips, and tri-digit hands.[3][6] The wattles which dangled beneath his chin were covered in fur. The minister was frail, requiring regular use of an antigravity chair, and appeared repulsively weak to most Sangheili. When he angered, both his wattles and the skin around his eyes would redden.[3]

The minor minister was furnished with his own compartments aboard the Pious Rampage, where he had the honor of acting as a ceremonial magistrate.[3] The shipmaster of the assault carrier addressed him with the honorific "your Grace", but privately considered him unimpressive. Nizat 'Kvarosee thought him more ambitious and self-aggrandizing than determined and ill-suited for the rigors of planet-cleansing operations.[3][6] In addition, the minor minister knew almost nothing about fleet warfare.[6] Survey intended to win favor from the hierarchs by describing in great detail the suffering meted out to the humans he was present to observe and consecrate.[3]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 3, Bestiarum
  2. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, Epilogue
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 9
  4. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 18
  5. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, pages 376-378
  6. ^ a b c Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 21