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Art of the 'sKelln for the Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition).
The 'sKelln.

The 'sKelln is a leathery, winged aerial predator native to Sanghelios, the homeworld of the Sangheili.[1] The 'sKelln are strong and majestic predators, and are capable of astonishing speeds and insatiable appetites.[2] Known to be voracious and cunning, 'sKelln stalk the skies hunting for prey in the mountains of Sanghelios.[3][4]

In antiquity, the sky-chevaliers would fly on the backs of 'sKelln and use them on hunts.[3] The Uztet'sKelln attack-fighter was based on and named after the animal, with its successors following a similar design.[5] The biomimetic aesthetic of the D'nomlhe-pattern Banshee is considered to bear particular resemblance to the 'sKelln.[6] The Banshees utilized by the Banished have been twisted from their 'sKelln inspiration to closer resemble an aerial predator from the Jiralhanae homeworld of Doisac.[7]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, chapter 1
  2. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 229
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Surface Features (Retrieved on Jun 30, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor coating: Blood Shadow description "There are many lessons in life to be learned from observing the 'sKelln hunt their prey in the mountains of Sanghelios."
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint, Banshee (Retrieved on Jun 30, 2021) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 286
  7. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs: Banshee