Terminal (Halo 2: Anniversary)/Twelve
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Covenant Record: The Great Schism
Fade in on the Mausoleum of the Arbiter, where the Scribe is standing.
Fade to a closeup of Thel 'Vadamee as he puts on his Arbiter helmet.
Zoom in on 'Vadamee's right eye.
Cut to Vadam keep on Sanghelios where a young 'Vadamee, dressed only in a red loincloth, and armed with a wooden staff, is training with four blue loincloth-wearing Sangheili, three of whom are also armed with staffs.
One of the Sangheili charges at 'Vadamee. 'Vadamee flips his opponent over his shoulder and onto the ground. He then attacks the one unarmed Sangheili. The two grapple for control of the staff until 'Vadamee throws his opponent to the ground and incapacitates him with a punch. The third Sangheili raises his staff and charges, but 'Vadamee spins around and strikes him in the side of the head with his own staff, taking him down. The last Sangheili charges. 'Vadamee spins and strikes his opponent in the chest, knocking him to the floor. A triumphant 'Vadamee stands and strikes a victor's pose. Fade to black.
Fade in on Thel 'Vadamee, now garbed in the gold armor and purple cloak of a Supreme Commander, standing on the bridge of his ship. The rest of the Covenant fleet can be seen outside the windows. Pan to a planet surrounded by asteroids.
Scene outside the window speeds up, and the planet's surface turns to molten glass.
Cut to a rotating holographic display of the galaxy. Planets disappear one by one, indicating they are being destroyed.
Scene zooms in on a holographic depiction of Installation 04.
Scene fades to the real Halo as it explodes.
Cut to a close-up of 'Vadamee, now bearing the Mark of Shame.
Cut to 'Vadamee standing in the Mausoleum of the Arbiter.
'Vadamee dissolves and is replaced by the Scribe.
The Scribe places his hand on one of the caskets.
Fade to black.
Fade in on High Charity and the Covenant fleet, now engaged in civil war above Installation 05.
Cut to the surface of Installation 05, where Sangheili Councilors lie dead at the feet of a Brute Army Commander and his fellow Jiralhanae.
Cut to the Scribe.
Cut back to the surface of Delta Halo, showing the POV of someone hiding in the thickets and spying on the Brutes who have slain the Councilors.
The observer is revealed to be Thel 'Vadam.
'Vadam activates his energy sword.
Cut to black.