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"Almost looks like one of those corny "hoverboard" things from those 20th century comics and movies, you know?"
―Anonymous Marine

The Type-5 Movement System, also known as the Griffin, is a anti-gravity infantry movement system used by the USR.


The Griffin is an odd Covenant system: a large board, propelled by an anti-grav generator capable of can cross both land and water, though it can difficult to control at times given the fact its only control system is that of the user shifting his weight.

It can hold two, but there are no handholds, the only thing keeping one on being the magnetic clamps on the user's feet. Although fairly stable when used on smooth terrain, the board can still be overturned, however, at which point it cannot function, since the anti-grav generators are acting in conjunction with surface gravity, rather than with it.

The nature of the Griffin's anti-grav systems make it unstable over rough terrain and water, although some riders will intentionally steer into inhospitable terrain since the erratic motions of the board make it near-impossible to hit.

Learning to use the Griffin is difficult and trying, and only a few manage to master it, making its users highly respected within the USR. Yet those who are able to perfect its usage provide a vital force multiplier in USR tactical operations.

UNSC Remarks

"Saw one Elite once that had mastered this thing: made using it look like art. He zotted around, circled some Bravo Kilos and mowed 'em down. Tried to get me to test it, but I found out it's not as easy as it looks. Darn hard to control."

Equipment of the USR

Infantry Defensive Technology

Sangheili Combat Harness | Sangheili Stealth Harness | Lekgolo Combat Harness | Kig-yar Combat Harness | Unggoy Harness | Infantry Armor Technology | Infantry Shield Grading

Camouflage Technology

Whisper Camouflage Field Mk II | Tranquility Deployable Stealth Generator | Reticence Thermal Optical Camouflage | ECM Technology | Active Camo Tech

Movement Technology

Griffin | Hippogriff | Hippocampus

Starcraft Technology

Starship Shielding | Orbital Insertion Pod | Starcraft Weaponry (Necros)

Vehicle Technology

Plasma Core | Armour Technology (Necros) | Jump Jets

Stationary Weapons

Trace Gun Emplacement | Shade Turret | Soul Plasma Mortar | Psyche Anti-Air Turret

Infantry Equipment

Deployable Cover | Overshield Generator | Vision Modifier | Holo-Drone | Energy Shield | Energy Tri-Shield | Energy Gauntlet | Energy Shell | Despoiler | MOIRA | MPPT | Portable Gravity Lift

Mobile Equipment

Energy Bridge | Energy Ramp | Communication Node | Supply Case | Portable Aid Station | Recharge Station | Deployable Lookout Tower | Plasma Battery

Mobile Equipment

Battle Net | Geo Bomb