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Kig-Yar Join the Covenant

Halo Jackal

A Ruuhtian Kig-Yar displaying its long snout and razor-sharp teeth.




In 1342, Covenant ships arrived in the Y’Deio system, the home system of the Kig-Yar, finding a species with a penchant for piracy. Though the Covenant forces were far superior to those of the Kig-Yar, they found it nearly impossible to fully pacify the Jackal pirates and mercenaries, as they resorted to hiding in the system’s dense asteroid belt. After determining that the Kig-Yar would never fully integrate into the Covenant, the two sides opted to follow the Letters of Marque, a series of commissions that allowed Kig-Yar pirate ships to operate independently and perform duties for the Covenant.




These events are referenced in the novel Halo: The Cole Protocol which was the subject of a Halo Book Club on March 15th, 2018.


Earlier Event: January 1
Yanme'e Join the Covenant
Later Event: January 1
Unggoy Join the Covenant