Remaining Prophets forming new Covenant?

Now that the San 'Shyuum have been defeated, they have taken the Huragok and fled. The situation is not unlike that when the San 'Shyuum abandoned their homeworld and all on it who refused to enter the Forerunner structures. When the San 'Shyuum left their homeworld in the Keyship they soon found the Sangheili, and after a long war the Sangheili and the San 'Shyuum joined in a Covenant, that eventually grew to include many more species.

But could this happen again? Is it possible that the remaining Prophets could form a Covenant with another species, who also might believe the Forerunners to be god-like due to the Forerunner ruins everywhere. Once they gain back their strength they might return for revenge, possibly welcoming back the Jiralhanae and a few other species like the Yamne’e. They could become a very serious threat once again. Now that the Great Journey is revealed to be a lie, they probably won’t believe in it as I would imagine not even many Prophets were aware of the hierarch’s lies. Perhaps the Huragok Humanity has acquired could convince the San 'Shyuum’s Huragok that they are on the wrong side, and be essential to their defeat.

WOWOWOWOW
Ok we first had the covenant
then the Storm
Then the Promethean storm
Now you want a brand new covenant

of what?

> WOWOWOWOW
> Ok we first had the covenant
> then the Storm
> Then the Promethean storm
> Now you want a brand new covenant
>
> of what?

wowowowowow

The covenant working under The didact shouldn’t count as a “Covenant” seeing as they are inferior to the Forerunners who would in term use them as slaves.

He didn’t say he wants the covenant he is trying to figure out what the san shyuum are doing post-war. No need for a random bout of immaturity to run a potentially good discussion.

> WOWOWOWOW
> Ok we first had the covenant
> then the Storm
> Then the Promethean storm
> Now you want a brand new covenant
>
> of what?

It’s just something to consider, it’s definitely possible. The species we know of all exist within the Orion arm of the galaxy, and that might not even be the entire Orion arm. If there are at least 7 different sentient species withing the Orion arm, there are likely much more elsewhere. The Orion arm isn’t even that big, the other arms are, on average, twice as big or more. There are certainly other species nearby.

I doubt they would be able to form an all new Covenant in a short matter of a few years with an all new batch of aliens.

> I doubt they would be able to form an all new Covenant in a short matter of a few years with an all new batch of aliens.

Probably not in the time that the main trilogy will cover, and yet another faction with all new enemy classes would be too much. But, there is the possibility of a spin-off telling the events of the future. With the Precursor threat most likely being done and dealt with in the main trilogy, they could be the main enemy in a Halo game that takes place say 100 or so years in the future. It could even be a pair of games, there would probably be enough time left after Halo 6 is released to do such a thing.

I think it would be pretty weak to fighting the equivalent of Cthulhu and saving the universe to going back to fighting the Covenant…AGAIN.

> > WOWOWOWOW
> > Ok we first had the covenant
> > then the Storm
> > Then the Promethean storm
> > Now you want a brand new covenant
> >
> > of what?
>
> wowowowowow
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> The covenant working under The didact shouldn’t count as a “Covenant” seeing as they are inferior to the Forerunners who would in term use them as slaves.
>
> He didn’t say he wants the covenant he is trying to figure out what the san shyuum are doing post-war. No need for a random bout of immaturity to run a potentially good discussion.

What?
I was asking a legitament question.
Of what? And actually I came up with a good idea of what
Prophets most likely still know how to make a drone hive. it was something they were found of doing to so they could release drones into cities on earth.
A Fake queen and a little hive and bam, we have the drones

Also Ive been thinking if humans can clone while horrible its still doable. Id half to think the prophets would know how to do it even better. SO Lets say that prophets did infact clone them selves but made the clones slightly controllable like a robot and made them into foot soldiers. We have prophets in the mix now with their own soldiers.

and then what about some random new alien that they enslaved.
we have the new covenant

Whats the point of making a game 100 years more into the future?!

> Whats the point of making a game 100 years more into the future?!

What was the point of making Halo 4, or Halo: CE? All of the questions have the same answer, to tell a story.

> Prophets most likely still know how to make a drone hive. it was something they were found of doing to so they could release drones into cities on earth.
> A Fake queen and a little hive and bam, we have the drones
>
> and then what about some random new alien that they enslaved.
> we have the new covenant

What.?

And there is far more involved than in making a government then just enslaving random races.

> > Whats the point of making a game 100 years more into the future?!
>
> What was the point of Making Halo 4, or Halo: CE?

But 100 years after defeating the Precursors and maybe achieving peace in the galaxy only to be wreaked by some San Shyuum who somehow missed all of this and formed a new Covenant with new aliens is ridiculously weak.

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I’d like to see what the Prophets would do if they found out that a Forerunner was still alive. You brought up a good point about the Brutes, too. The only thing we’ve really heard on them post war was in The Thursday War, and their whole quick rebellion on Sanghelios felt odd to me. Just a little bit out of the blue, and it didn’t feel like it had an impact on anything besides kickstarting the Telcam’s rebellion.

> > Prophets most likely still know how to make a drone hive. it was something they were found of doing to so they could release drones into cities on earth.
> > A Fake queen and a little hive and bam, we have the drones
> >
> > and then what about some random new alien that they enslaved.
> > we have the new covenant
>
> What.?
>
> And there is far more involved than in making a government then just enslaving random races.

Hunters
drones
engineers
all were pretty much enslaved

still
How about this
they find the skirmishers who have been hiding for years now and make them join them
Or if that doesnt float your boat they clone the skirmishers from strands of dna they may have kept and do the same that they did with the prophet warrior idea

prophet, drones, and skirmishers

> Even if the remaining prophets do found a new one, their presumably low numbers will be their entire race’s downfall. I doubt they can reproduce without accidentally, or intentionally, reproducing with their close family, leading to a bunch of opera singing hillbillies - though I suppose they’ll transition to a banjo-country style.
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> Even if someone starts up a new covenant, it will never be the same threat as the old one. The old covenant had a huge base, a huge number of ships and they all had the same vision and some reason to believe in that vision.
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> A new covenant will require resources - something that takes time, a hell lot of ships and shipyards that can produce/repair as quickly as in the past, and the trust of the new species. The storm covenant is absolutely pathetic vs the old one, and you can’t expect anything more from an even newer space opera.

Reproduction is an issue, but if they were just going to die off due to low numbers all along then it probably would have been said that they all died during the downfall of the Covenant, or that the Sangheili successfully tracked them all down.

Yes, the Prophets with just a few new races wouldn’t really be much of a threat, but it is quite likely that those races, or that race, would a lot of resources already. Assuming that the alien race(s) have grown much like Humanity, they would have a fleet with greater size right now, since all known species are still recovering. The new Covenant would have a sizable fleet and a good amount of numbers, probably at least on par with whatever humanity and the Sangheili would have. Every single race in the galaxy likely has a story at least nearing the complexity of Humanity’s. For all we know the Halo’s have nearly been activated in other parts of the galaxy, only to be stopped by races similar to Humanity.

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> > > Prophets most likely still know how to make a drone hive. it was something they were found of doing to so they could release drones into cities on earth.
> > > A Fake queen and a little hive and bam, we have the drones
> > >
> > > and then what about some random new alien that they enslaved.
> > > we have the new covenant
> >
> > What.?
> >
> > And there is far more involved than in making a government then just enslaving random races.
>
> Hunters
> drones
> engineers
> all were pretty much enslaved

The only reason the Lekgolo are even in the covenant is because they didn’t have ships thus lost. They weren’t “Enslaved” it was made very clear that they only used the covenant for space travel and other than sending the troops all races had to they stayed away. In all the novels they are referred to as “alien” ad despite being in the covenant they still maintain and adhere to their own culture. They only follow and respect the elites since it was them who “tamed” them. The lekgolo honestly have no regard for the covenant or it’s matters.

The drones haven’t been in the covenant long enough to be indoctrinated and they can’t even communicate with them 99 percent of the time. I don’t even know where to start in explaining how much they couldn’t care less for the disbanding of the group if they even noticed.

lol what? The engineers weren’t even aware there was a war going on until bombs were put on them.

The Races were not enslaved in the context you are referring to as they didn’t have their empires torn asunder.

> Doubtful. Forerunners favoured humanity. Only humans can activate/deactivate forerunner technology.

Not true and that was an idea create by a forum member like 7 years ago.

The covenant hacked doors in “The flood” and clearly they can use forerunner technology if they have been reverse engineering it for eons. My I remind you that they used the forerunner dreadnought?

Humans can only use the array and similar installations because those seem to have a gene lock on them. Sine humans and forerunners are naturally extremely similar this is why they can activate the arrays and others can’t.

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