Unidentified San'Shyuum scribe

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"I would never openly challenge the divine proclamations of a Hierarch, but this Arbiter is a risk I would not have tolerated. And I now fear that the days of the Covenant are numbered."
— The scribe[1]

This scribe was a San'Shyuum serving in the Covenant that helped document the Covenant's history.[2]


The scribe lived in a tall building located in the lower districts of High Charity. In November 2552, the scribe was writing the record of The Punished Deeds—a document that regarded the history of the Covenant, the San'Shyuum, and the Sangheili. As part of the document, the scribe included the history of the Arbiter and its role in early Sangheili history, the War of Beginnings, and the Covenant.[3] The scribe also documented the Taming of the Lekgolo and the Unggoy Rebellion, and how two Arbiters were responsible for ending both wars and creating peace for the Covenant.[4][5]

Following the Changing of the Guard and the beginning of the Great Schism, the scribe finished the record of The Punished Deeds. The scribe took a Granion shuttle to the Mausoleum of the Arbiter, while Jiralhanae and Sangheili vessels battled over High Charity. Although he refused to disagree with the Hierarchs' decisions, the scribe believed that former Supreme Commander Thel 'Vadamee should have been executed for his failure to protect Installation 04, rather than given the title of Arbiter. He doubted that Thel 'Vadamee would remain loyal to the Covenant, but would instead side with his own species. Knowing that the Arbiter presented a great threat, the scribe feared that the days of the Covenant were numbered.[1]


The scribe is voiced by Robin Atkin Downes, who also voiced the Prophet of Regret, in Halo 2: Anniversary terminals.[6]


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