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After its near destruction at the Ark the Covenant Loyalists retreated far in to the Milky Way Galaxy to recover. Eventually cloning technology was used to rebuild the San'Shyuum population, and three new High Prophets were selected as the leaders of the Covenant: the Prophets of Intuition, Bliss, and Faith.
Intuition took charge of the three Prophets immediately, commissioning new weapons for Covenant troops.
- "Faithful members of the Covenant, where is the valor you once boasted of? Why must we direct our hatred towards each other the moment we have been set back? Has the promise of the Journey been nothing more to you than a race, to determine who reaches the Path first? How quickly we forget the Writ of Union, and the promises we had made! We are a Covenant, fighting side by side until the Great Journey calls to us. So let us continue fighting for that Journey, but unleash our rage against those who had destroyed it...the humans, and the Sangheili who had been so treacherous as to side with them!"
- ―Prophet of Intuition, 2553
After the UNSC and the Sangheili Separatists had not only taken out the Prophet of Intuition had saved them from annihilating what was left of the Covenant and wiping out at least one of their species; he convinced the most prominent members of each species to maintain the peace with each other and focus their efforts on fighting humanity. Ironically, his goal was to make peace within not only the Covenant, but also with the human race that he saw no reason to fight against any longer. However, Intuition's strategy was a suitable temporary solution to keep the Covenant remnants intact, and as planned, they would spend more than a decade rebuilding their resources that they would not go to war against humanity for a very long time., but also destroyed and the Loyalists' hopes of activating the . This had essentially nullified the Covenant's purpose, and it began to break apart as old rivalries began to take hold of them again. The Covenant's species had turned on each other not only in locations where they had previously resided, but had also begun making attacks on each respective species' planets. Only the intervention of the
- Main article: Virtuous Enlightenment
Virtuous Enlightenment is a floating city above the surface of a small planet that was re-purposed as the Loyalist's capital.