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"The Jiralhanae have a game called 'tossers,' and humans do not like the sight of their companions' limbs being torn off. There are some who will reveal anything after helping a disabled companion eat, drink, and eliminate for a day."
First Blade Tel 'Szatulai on the effectiveness of tossers as an interrogation method.[1]

Tossers is a Jiralhanae game that involves the dismemberment of unwilling prisoners or other subjects.[2][1] It is concerned with knocking over opponents and the frequent loss of appendages results from the requirement that the unlucky subjects are tossed by their limbs.[3][4]

Castor and Orsun, battle chiefs of the Bloodstars, employed tossers in order to interrogate Orbital Drop Shock Troopers of the 21st Space Assault Battalion in 2526.[1] The game continued to be enjoyed by Jiralhanae of the Keepers of the One Freedom following the end of the Human-Covenant War.[2] In 2559, Veta Lopis performed a mercy kill on the injured UNSC pilot Myklonas via way of a lethal polypseudomorphine injection to ensure that the pilot would not be subject to a brutal death at the hands of the Keepers in a game of tossers.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 21
  2. ^ a b Halo: Retribution, chapter 8
  3. ^ Twitter, Troy Denning (@TDenningauthor): "If I'm thinking of the right scene, not really. Tossers is more about knocking opponents over than distance." (Retrieved on Sep 6, 2020) [archive]
  4. ^ Twitter, Troy Denning (@TDenningauthor): "Also, you have to toss by a limb -- which is why so many come off." (Retrieved on Sep 6, 2020) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo: Divine Wind, chapter 1