Parg Vol was a Sangheili warrior and terrorist, and ultimately an associate of Jul 'Mdama. Born to Clan Vol on Malurok, Vol served the Covenant guard as a field master until the Great Schism. With the Covenant's fracturing, Vol became an arms dealer and an assassin, serving first in Merg Vol's Covenant, before ultimately serving Jul 'Mdama's Covenant as a commander. However, during the Requiem Campaign of February 2558, Vol was assassinated by Fireteam Crimson.
Serving the Covenant
Parg Vol was born to Clan Vol on July 24, 2481 on Malurok, a Sangheili base world. Vol served the Covenant Empire as a field master within the Covenant's guard. In November 2552, the Great Schism broke out after the Hierarchs betrayed the Sangheili. Despite his hatred of the Jiralhanae and San'Shyuum, he opposed Arbiter Thel Vadam's alliance with the humans, believing the Sangheili should have wiped out humanity completely.
After the Human-Covenant War, Vol enlisted with Merg Vol when his kin's Covenant remnant launched an assault on Draetheus V in 2554. While Merg commanded the attack on the Forerunner-created moon of X50, Parg Vol served as the commanding officer of the Covenant forces on Draetheus V. Seeking a way to X50, Spartan Sarah Palmer stole Vol's personal Phantom gunboat from his camp while the Sangheili was away. As a combat engineer bypassed the Phantom's security protocols, Vol returned to his camp and realized Palmer's intent. Vol ordered a full frontal assault on Palmer's position, including Type-26 Wraith bombardment. Despite his efforts, Palmer succeeded in hijacking the Phantom and traveling to X50, where she assassinated Merg Vol. The battle was soon lost for the Covenant and the remnant fell apart.
In February 2558, he led Covenant ground forces during the early stages of the Requiem Campaign, serving as a commander. Soon after securing a foothold on Requiem, the United Nations Space Command learned of Vol's location. He had been overseeing a supply dump of captured UNSC matériel in the "Quarry." Fireteam Crimson was deployed to assassinate Vol, though the Sangheili escaped aboard a Phantom as his forces engaged the Spartans.
As Fireteam Crimson were extracted from the supply dump, Vol launched an attack on the Office of Naval Intelligence's Galileo Base. He was sighted by Marine sentries during the attack, though he again escaped shortly after Crimson's arrival. UNSC forces eventually tracked him a Forerunner structure called "the Gate" which had recently been retaken from the UNSC. Now-Spartan Commander Sarah Palmer redeployed Fireteam Crimson to kill the terrorist. After fighting through local Covenant forces of roughly company strength, the Spartans killed Parg Vol and eliminated all remaining hostiles with help from F-41 Broadswords deployed by the Infinity.
Personality and traits
Parg Vol was a ruthless Sangheili warrior and terrorist. With the outbreak of the Great Schism, Vol came to despise the San'Shyuum and the Jiralhanae for their treachery. However, he also opposed Arbiter Thel 'Vadam's alliance with humanity, believing the Sangheili should wipe out the humans entirely. Though Vol was never particularly fervent in following the Covenant religion, he joined Jul 'Mdama's reformed Covenant, as his volatile hatred for humans aligned extremely well with 'Mdama's cause.
Parg Vol wore a Warrior-class combat harness, featuring an elaborate helmet, high-framed greaves, and raised-claw armor that was largely ornamental. Vol often carried a heavy weapon for protection, such as the Type-33 fuel rod gun.
Behind the scenes
Parg Vol is the first Sangheili to be identified by name in-game. It is possible to complete Hunting Trip without killing Vol, though he has to be protected and forced into cover when the airstrike happens.
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