The foremost leaders of the Covenant Empire, this race are a proud, strong, and intelligent warrior people. For almost the entirety of the Covenant Empire’s existence, the Sangheili formed the military and spiritual backbone. The Sangheili are proud, nearly to the point of being suicidal. Their sense of honor is the most upheld element of their culture. Later on, during 2552 many of the Sangheili broke away from the Covenant Empire after discovering the lies planted within. This was known as the Great Schism.