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Qavardu Workshop Gravemaker

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Qavardu Workshop Battle Nest
An illustration of a Sharquoi.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Role:

Siegework gunship[2]

Technical specifications

Length:

14.4 meters (47.4 ft)[1]

Width:

9.6 meters (31.5 ft)[1]

Height:

6.7 meters (22 ft)[1]

Mass:

61.2 metric tons (60.2 LT; 67.5 ST)[1]

Hull:

Heavy armor[2]

Armament:

Spike autocannons[2]

Complement:

Jiralhanae warriors[2]

Chronological and affiliation

Affiliation:

Banished
Maardoth clan

 

The Qavardu Workshop Battle Nest[1], colloquially referred to in the Jiralhanae tongue as the "Grave-maker" is a type of tanklike siegework gunship.[2][3]

Design[edit]

Gravemakers were manufactured by the Sovo-lot-kesh Armory and developed by the Qavardu workshop.[1] Gravemaker are rugged, nest-shaped gun platforms that are capable of carrying groups of individuals for surface deployment. They consist of a main body and arms. Gravemakers are crudely fused together flying craft that are plated over with heavy armor shielding. Downward-facing engines lift them into the air in sputtering and roaring bursts, which can sometimes be a struggle due to the ships' weight. They are equipped with heavy-grade spike autocannons that provide substantial firepower.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Deployed as the Jiralhanae equivalent of the M312 Elephants, Gravemakers were rarely used by the Jiralhanae prior to end of the Human-Covenant War. Gravemakers continued to be used in the Post-Covenant War conflicts by the Banished and various pirates and mercanaries. Notably Hekabe's clan made us of them during the Carrow Conflict in September 2558.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 473
  2. ^ a b c d e f Halo: Envoy Chapter 3
  3. ^ Halo: Envoy Chapter 16