Seeker of Truth
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Seeker of Truth (also referred to as the Seeker) is a CAS-class assault carrier and the former flagship of the Covenant Fleet of Particular Justice. The Supreme Commander of the fleet, Thel 'Vadamee, commanded the vessel during the Human-Covenant War.
The Seeker of Truth commanded by Thel 'Vadamee was present during the Fall of Reach, where he led the Fleet of Particular Justice and eventually glassed the planet. The remains of the fleet followed the UNSC Pillar of Autumn to Installation 04 when it fled the system.
After leaving the Epsilon Eridani system and discovering Installation 04, the Prophet of Stewardship and 'Vadamee met aboard Seeker of Truth. They attempted to contact High Charity to ensure the interpretation of their scripture was accurate but were unable to do so. When Pillar of Autumn exited slipspace in the system, Seeker of Truth and several other vessels launched dropships and boarding craft in a failed attempt to capture the ship. During the Battle of Installation 04, the Prophet of Stewardship relocated to the carrier Ascendant Justice. Later in the battle, the Infinite Succor activated its emergency beacon. 'Vadamee sent a Special Operations detachment, led by Rtas 'Vadumee, to the vessel to retrieve the Minister of Etiology aboard the Succor and return him to the Seeker of Truth. However, the crew of Infinite Succor and all Special Operation forces were killed by the Flood, except for 'Vadumee who was heavily wounded. When Rtas 'Vadumee returned to Seeker of Truth, Thel ordered all ships in the fleet to invoke emergency quarantine response, priority alpha. Later in the battle, Undiminished Entelechy became boarded and infested by the Flood. Thel 'Vadamee was forced to destroy the cruiser with Seeker of Truth to prevent the Flood from spreading.
Late in the battle of Installation 04, 'Vadamee would take a strike force and board the Ascendant Justice, leaving Seeker of Truth. When the Supreme Commander realized that the destruction of the installation was imminent, he had the entire fleet take cover behind the gas giant Threshold. Whether the Seeker of Truth survived the destruction of Installation 04 remains unknown.
Though both the Definitive Edition of Halo: The Flood and Halo 2: Anniversary's terminals portray Seeker of Truth as 'Vadamee's command vessel, Halo: First Strike (released years before the Halo Graphic Novel) strongly implies that his flagship was instead Ascendant Justice. This is erroneously stated as fact on the Arbiter's Halo Waypoint biography.
While Seeker of Truth's class has been used to be not stated in canon and the novels referred to the ship simply as a Covenant flagship, in the Halo 2: Anniversary's terminals, the vessel is depicted in the likeness of a CAS-class assault carrier from Halo 3, which would be later known as the Kerel-pattern assault carrier by Halo: Warfleet. While this may indicate that the ship was presumably an assault carrier, it is possible that Seeker of Truth might be a CSO-class supercarrier, since the CSO-class is virtually identical to the Kerel-pattern CAS-class in outward appearance though with the only difference being that it is colored darker (at least for the Long Night of Solace in Halo: Reach). However, terminals clearly portrays the ship as a CAS based on its scale in comparison to its fellow battlecruisers and other ships. In The Heretic level in Halo 2: Anniversary, the Seeker of Truth (the ship leading the Covenant fleet that was pursuing the Pillar of Autumn), like all assault carriers on the game, was depicted as a Syfon-pattern assault carrier, sharing the same design as the Solemn Penance and Day of Jubilation.
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