Unidentified Arbiter (Taming of the Lekgolo)

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Unidentified Arbiter
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This unidentified Sangheili was Arbiter of the Covenant during the Taming of the Lekgolo.


At this point in the Covenant's history, the role of Arbiter was still a respected position, serving as guardian of the Great Journey and commander-in-chief of the Covenant military. As such, it was the Arbiter's duty to lead his fellow Sangheili against enemies of the Covenant. The San'Shyuum had found one such enemy in the Lekgolo, a race of worm like creatures native to the planet Te. The nascent Covenant was drawn to Te using Luminaries indicating a possible treasure trove of Forerunner relics. What they found was the remains of a Forerunner installation that had been destroyed in the years after the activation of the Halo Array. While the Prophets were disappointed by the loss of the station, they were horrified to discover that the native Lekgolo were consuming the remains of the station, though some Lekgolo colonies ate everything but the relics.[1]

Appalled, the Prophets ordered the Sangheili to wipe out the Lekgolo.[1] The Arbiter ventured to Te's natural satellite Rantu, and for an entire year learned the strengths and weaknesses of the Lekgolo.[2] The Sangheili soon discovered that threatened Lekgolo colonies could combine to form Mgalekgolo, massive creatures which could surpass the Sangheili in strength. Recognizing that the Mgalekgolo could be formidable warriors, the Arbiter instead proposed to the Prophets an alternative: they would convert, or tame, the Lekgolo colonies that did not eat Forerunner relics, and use them to destroy the Lekgolo colonies that ate Forerunner relics. Though they had been eager to assert moral authority, the Prophets recognized that the Arbiter's strategy was sound, and incorporated the Lekgolo into the Covenant.[1]

Even into the waning days of the Covenant, when the position of Arbiter had become one of disgraced warriors, the Arbiter who lead the Taming of the Lekgolo was still hailed as a hero for his wisdom in saving the Covenant.[3]


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