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War of Wills

War of Wills

2200 BCE - 2100 BCE

San’Shyuum Stoics laying siege to the Reformists taking refuge in the Forerunner Dreadnought on Janjur Qom, c. 2100 BCE.




The War of Wills was a fierce and prolonged conflict between two factions of the San’Shyuum: The Stoics who wanted to worship Forerunner technology but never use it, and the Reformists who wanted to take advantage of the incredible Forerunner artifacts around the galaxy. The conflict lasted around one-hundred years, finally ending when the Reformists, who would later form the Covenant, infiltrated the crashed Forerunner Dreadnought on their planet and used it to leave the planet. In doing so, the ship took with it a large chunk of rock from the surface of Janjur Qom, which later became the foundation for High Charity.




These events are referenced in the novels Halo: Contact Harvest, which was the subject of a Halo Book Club on September 29th, 2014, and Halo: Broken Circle.


Earlier Event: January 1
War of Beginnings
Later Event: January 1
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