Elites (5e Creature)
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Sangheili (Macto cognatus,"I glorify my kin"), known to humans as Elites, are a saurian species of strong, proud, and intelligent warriors, as well as skilled combat tacticians. The Sangheili are named after their home planet, Sanghelios. Due to their skill in combat, the Sangheili have formed the military backbone of the Covenant for almost the entirety of its existence. They had a very strong rivalry with the Jiralhanae, which finally boiled over into open hatred during the Great Schism, and the conclusion of the Human-Covenant war.
Originally a founding member of the unified conglomerate of races known as the Covenant, their entire species later led the breakaway faction known as the Covenant Separatists, who sided with the humans against their former allies due to the fact that the Prophets of Truth and Mercy had ordered the genocide of the entire Sangheili race. This was established after the assassination of the Prophet of Regret at the hands of UNSC Spartan John-117, as it was the Sangheili who were ultimately held responsible for Regret's death, and they were seen as "unfit" to continue to guard the San'Shyuum. The San'Shyuum sought to achieve this through use of the other Covenant races, primarily the Jiralhanae.
The aftermath of the Great Schism formed the bedrock of the Covenant's ultimate collapse.
Honor From Birth. Sangheili reproduce and age similarly to humans. Children rarely know their father, often being raised by a maternal uncle, and are raised in a common room alongside their brethren to avoid ensure that they all start on equal footing. This is because sangheili culture is deeply rooted in the belief that one must earn their honor by themself.
Military Ranks. Sangheili can be organized into multiple different recognizable ranks and combat roles. Rank is earned by merit, not tenure.
- Elite Minors, the standard sangheili.
- Elite Spec-Ops, who are trained in special ops warfare.
- Elite Majors, who are slightly better trained and equipped than minors.
- Elite Ultras, top-ranking sangheili field leaders.
- Elite Honor Guards, those tasked with the the defense of the san’shyuum.
- Elite Honor Guard Councilors, the highest rank, and skill, a sangheili can achieve.
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