Covenant Theory

Theory: The Covenant are in a weakened state, stripped of honor, resources, and possibly food(their kinda lean). They appear to be rouges of somesort as you can see a minor holding an energy sword, while an energy sword is only given to elites who have earned it. The Covenant are probably under an influence, maybe by this unknown enemy or the Forerunners as they did believe them to be Gods and derived thier technology from them. I belive the truce between the Covenant and Humanity still exist but things may not be different on this new planet. Covenant are not trapped inside the Dyson Sphere as concept art shows Banshees outside the Dyson Sphere attacking the FUD, so they might be under some influence or they might be protecting the Dyson Sphere.

To me it seems like this small garrison may not have received the memo. They believe there still may be a war with humanity, or they are rogue and all outsiders are adversaries.

They are pirates! yar!

I guess that could explain it since the ranking seems garbled. There are minors running around with energy swords afterall. It would be rather redundant that once again we are fighting a full Covenant armada. I hope this is temporary since there is a truce afterall (somehwat).

after halo 3 events, elites lost their propurse of live because all they learned from the propeths was a lie and now search for answers for the sake of their race. the grunts are just sticking with the elites for some sort of survival.

Glasslands :
Most elites still had their eyes on eradicating the humans because they were a too big threat and they are sure the Humans would do the same.

Rouge means red in French… Rouge does not equal rogue and turrent is not turret.
The sword thing, in the military, it does not apply to them.

Considering the poor shape of their armor I’d say they’re simply searching for salvage. The Blue Elite was missing large portions of armor with no protection on his arms and neck. The Red Spec Ops Elite has dented and scratched armor. The Grunt was pretty much naked except for his tank and mask.

The covenant have looked better. the elite looks like it has a skin disease in the picture in this link

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=halo+4+elites&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1440&bih=740&tbm=isch&tbnid=heyDw6E6EHC2ZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/high-res-halo-4-screenshots-game-informer/&docid=otacJ4KKZqTb3M&imgurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/elite.jpg.jpg&w=1188&h=668&ei=122MT9SUFIer0QWtw-WtCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=877&vpy=386&dur=1854&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=162&ty=140&sig=117465709944096935176&page=3&tbnh=132&tbnw=235&start=59&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:59,i:205

> The covenant have looked better. the elite looks like it has a skin disease in the picture in this link
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> http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=halo+4+elites&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1440&bih=740&tbm=isch&tbnid=heyDw6E6EHC2ZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/high-res-halo-4-screenshots-game-informer/&docid=otacJ4KKZqTb3M&imgurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/elite.jpg.jpg&w=1188&h=668&ei=122MT9SUFIer0QWtw-WtCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=877&vpy=386&dur=1854&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=162&ty=140&sig=117465709944096935176&page=3&tbnh=132&tbnw=235&start=59&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:59,i:205

Looked like that for a reason. Not because its a standard.

> after halo 3 events, elites lost their propurse of live because all they learned from the propeths was a lie and now search for answers for the sake of their race. the grunts are just sticking with the elites for some sort of survival.

The Elites worship the Forerunners. They just think that the stuff about the Rings was false.

> The covenant have looked better. the elite looks like it has a skin disease in the picture in this link
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> http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=halo+4+elites&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1440&bih=740&tbm=isch&tbnid=heyDw6E6EHC2ZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/high-res-halo-4-screenshots-game-informer/&docid=otacJ4KKZqTb3M&imgurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/elite.jpg.jpg&w=1188&h=668&ei=122MT9SUFIer0QWtw-WtCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=877&vpy=386&dur=1854&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=162&ty=140&sig=117465709944096935176&page=3&tbnh=132&tbnw=235&start=59&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:59,i:205

More likes it underfed or a very young elite.

This has to be a skeleton crew attacking the Chief that has absolutely no communication with the outside world. They must have been stuck on, or around Requiem for quite some time.

> This has to be a skeleton crew attacking the Chief that has absolutely no communication with the outside world. They must have been stuck on, or around Requiem for quite some time.

The article said there was an entire fleet outside of MC’s ship…

> > This has to be a skeleton crew attacking the Chief that has absolutely no communication with the outside world. They must have been stuck on, or around Requiem for quite some time.
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> The article said there was an entire fleet outside of MC’s ship…

Fleet of what? Carriers? Destroyers? Frigates? The article just says they look outside and see ships swarming like flies and it was Cortana that said “Or maybe we stumbled upon a fleet.” You can’t really take that literally if we have no idea what kind of ships were there and how many of them there were.

> > The covenant have looked better. the elite looks like it has a skin disease in the picture in this link
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> > http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=halo+4+elites&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1440&bih=740&tbm=isch&tbnid=heyDw6E6EHC2ZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/high-res-halo-4-screenshots-game-informer/&docid=otacJ4KKZqTb3M&imgurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/elite.jpg.jpg&w=1188&h=668&ei=122MT9SUFIer0QWtw-WtCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=877&vpy=386&dur=1854&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=162&ty=140&sig=117465709944096935176&page=3&tbnh=132&tbnw=235&start=59&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:59,i:205
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> More likes it underfed or a very young elite.

That makes perfect sense. The covenant are so low on soldiers they are having to get kids to fight

> > This has to be a skeleton crew attacking the Chief that has absolutely no communication with the outside world. They must have been stuck on, or around Requiem for quite some time.
>
> The article said there was an entire fleet outside of MC’s ship…

That doesn’t necessarily mean they had slipspace drives (or at least working ones.)

Also: did that elite have a Needle Rifle, or is that what the Type-51 (Covenant Carbine) looks like now. I mean it looks like a Needle Rifle, except it doesn’t have the needles…

> > > This has to be a skeleton crew attacking the Chief that has absolutely no communication with the outside world. They must have been stuck on, or around Requiem for quite some time.
> >
> > The article said there was an entire fleet outside of MC’s ship…
>
> Fleet of what? Carriers? Destroyers? Frigates? The article just says they look outside and see ships swarming like flies and it was Cortana that said “Or maybe we stumbled upon a fleet.” You can’t really take that literally if we have no idea what kind of ships were there and how many of them there were.

Read Glasslands, they barely have any ships left that are battle worthy.

> > > The covenant have looked better. the elite looks like it has a skin disease in the picture in this link
> > >
> > > http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=halo+4+elites&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1440&bih=740&tbm=isch&tbnid=heyDw6E6EHC2ZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/high-res-halo-4-screenshots-game-informer/&docid=otacJ4KKZqTb3M&imgurl=http://www.followthesignal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/elite.jpg.jpg&w=1188&h=668&ei=122MT9SUFIer0QWtw-WtCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=877&vpy=386&dur=1854&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=162&ty=140&sig=117465709944096935176&page=3&tbnh=132&tbnw=235&start=59&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:59,i:205
> >
> > More likes it underfed or a very young elite.
>
> That makes perfect sense. The covenant are so low on soldiers they are having to get kids to fight

Halo: Kony Edition?

Seems legit.

Agreed. The Sangheili are scraping the barrel as far as military assets are concerned. Something happened between Glasslands and Halo 4 that either could have:

  • Shattered the Armistice between the Separatist Covenant and Humanity

  • Rogue Group of Covenant (or yes Pirates)

  • Small Covenant fleet stranded

Either way, this force is ill-equipped.