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The modern revival of the sky-chevaliers have seen them take a preference for the golden "Temple" variant of the D'nomlhe-pattern Banshee.

The sky-chevaliers are a class of Sangheili pilots, usually a part of wider martial orders such as those of the Zealots or Ascetics. The sky-chevaliers originate from ancient Sangheili civilisation on Sanghelios before the development of Sangheili spaceflight and interplanetary colonisation.[1][2]

The earliest sky-chevaliers flew upon the backs of their 'sKelln, though these animal mounts were later supplanted after the advent of Sangheili industrialism with the piston-driven warbirds. The signing of the Writ of Union at the close of the War of Beginnings saw the Sangheili species incorporated into the newly-formed Covenant empire, beginning a decline in the order's honour under the rigid strictures of the San'Shyuum - though they were never actively stamped out under the Covenant regime. The empire's collapse in the 26th century has seen a revival of the sky-chevaliers as the Ascetic and Zealot orders have increased in power and prosperity.[1][2]

The preferred craft of the chevaliers is the "Temple Banshee" - a specifically-crafted variant of the D'nomlhe-pattern Banshee clad in golden nanolaminate plating and created by the most capable artisan-armorers available.[1][2]


"Chevalier" comes from the French word for "Knight".

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  1. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Surface Features (Retrieved on Sep 21, 2021) [archive]
  2. ^ a b c Halo 5: Guardians, REQ card: Temple Banshee "The sky-chevaliers of the Zealot orders reappeared during the Sangheili civil war. Masterwork Banshee with hardened armor, improved handling, and upgraded fuel rod cannon with reduced fire delay and ability to fire while boosting."