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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.
Tossers is a Jiralhanae game that involves the dismemberment of unwilling prisoners or other subjects. 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.
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. The game continued to be enjoyed by Jiralhanae of the Keepers of the One Freedom following the end of the Human-Covenant War. 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.
List of appearances
- Halo: Retribution (First mentioned)
- Halo: Silent Storm (Mentioned only)
- Halo: Divine Wind (Mentioned only)
- Halo: The Rubicon Protocol (Mentioned only)
- Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 21
- Halo: Retribution, chapter 8
- 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]
- 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]
- Halo: Divine Wind, chapter 1