Useumru-pattern voidpiercer

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Useumru-pattern voidpiercer
A crop of the voidpiercers.
Production information


Assembly Forges



Technical specifications

Navigation system(s):

Navigation computer

Other system(s):

Sensor vanes

Chronological and affiliation


Early-Covenant era


851 BCE-850 BCE[Note 1]




The Useumru-pattern voidpiercer is a spacecraft classification developed by the Covenant during the empire's early years.[1]


Development history[edit]

Voidpiercers were developed during the early years of the fledgling Covenant empire, created as a joint design of both Sangheili and San'Shyuum origin as one of the first truly collaborative engineering efforts between the newly-united species. The voidpiercer was developed during an era in which the Covenant's civil and military infrastructure was not yet formalised - as such it was designed with a broad multi-role scope in mind, as opposed to the extreme specialisation of later ships the empire would develop.[1]

Ultimately, the Useumru-pattern's design process was a key factor in testing the ability of the San'Shyuum and Sangheili to cooperate on large-scale engineering efforts - something which would prove vital almost immediately during the construction of the empire's future capital city-station, High Charity.[1]

Operational history[edit]

At least three voidpiercers were present as part of the Prophet of Inner Conviction's fleet at The Refuge in 850 BCE only two years after the signing of the Writ of Union in 852 BCE, in which they took part in the Rending.[2] They would continue to be present around High Charity as the city-station was under construction between 791 BCE and 648 BCE.[3]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Given the voidpiercer was introduced in the earliest years of the Covenant and was employed by 850 BCE, this means it had to be first employed some time following the Writ of Union's signing in 852 BCE.


  1. ^ a b c d Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Eklund's Ensemble (Retrieved on Jul 20, 2022) [archive]
  2. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, Cover art
  3. ^ Halo Mythos, page 42-43