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Xar 'Mantakree
—The Seeker—
Biographical Information
Homeworld

Myriadica (Lustacea, Territory 54)

Born

Unknown date, 2521

Died

July 16th, 2598

Physical Description
Species

Sangheili

Gender

Male

Height

9 feet 4 inches (281.9 cm)

Eyes

Indigo

Chronological and Political Information
Era
Affiliation

CovGlyph1 Covenant Empire

  • Loyalist remnant

NewSeal Royal Empire

  [Source]
"The secessionists are fools for what they have done. To abandon, even outright deny, the Empire and its credibility is madness! They, along with the Humans, shall truly pay a debt of blood."
―'Mantakree, during a motivational speech, just before the Battle of Alexyevskaya


Xar 'Mantakree (May?, 2521—July 16th, 2598), known colloquially as the Seeker, was a Sangheili soldier for the Grand Imperial Army and later a field officer and Ma'oruko for the reborn Covenant Empire. In his latter years, he would notably serve as the first Thane of R'Banum, a small sector in Covenant space comprising three planetary systems and more than a billion denizens.

Despite the majority of his species' defection from the Covenant during and after the Great Schism, Xar was one of the few to retain utter loyalty to the Loyalist remnant. It should be noted, though, that his personal belief in the Great Journey was skeptical at best; however, he believed the hope it brought would be best for the common populace. As such, he preached its values and actively "sought" its rewards.

Biography

From what historians have learned through various sources, both primary and secondhand, it can be assumed that 'Mantakree lived an illustrious, eventful, and likely happy life, despite various happenings that may have suggested otherwise. His story, when compared to tales of other Sangheili in a similar situation, seems to be somewhat usual. However, as much of the inner workings within Sangheili society, ideology, and lifestyle are still not understood, this cannot be confirmed, per se.

Early Life

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Xar, at bottom, in a portrait with his siblings.

Xar was born on an unconfirmed date on the remote colony world of Myriadica; he had an older sister, Straea, and an eldest brother, Karvu, in addition to parents Iroh, his father, and Taea. His homeworld would be considered a backwater world in colloquial UNSC terms; it had not a population greater than forty thousand, most of which being exiles or travellers, yet a select few came as prospectors for valuable mineral deposits.

His family had actually migrated for both causes, in a way; they had left their clan behind after blind rumors of adultery plagued the reputation of Xar's father, forcing them to move away before action was taken. Once on the planet, they settled in the second largest village of Lustacea, a corporate-dominated settlement boasting a substantial private military intended to fend off the ferocious local fauna such as the Garu Garu.

During his years as a young child, Xar studied at the privately operated Lustacea Academy of Scientific Arts, a preparatory school of sorts that taught pupils through the Sangheili equivalent of the seventh or eighth grade. Courses offered there included arithmetic, language and literature, science, physical education, and history (albeit "modestly" revised). Following this, he would travel, with his uncle as an accompanying escort, to the nearby and much more developed colony known as Third Harmony. There, he attended the Madévan School of Strategic Advancement, an exalted establishment for the education hopeful warriors.

During the seven semesters he spent at Madévan, Xar would truly begin to develop into a warrior mindset and physique; an extensive training regimen correlated with academics and helped to usher in Xar's adulthood. During this time, however, he also began his private studying and examination of various cases of heresy and illegal literature attempting to dethrone the concept of the Great Journey. This interest was largely sparked by his uncle, who was a an ex-soldier that also questioned the Covenant's founding religion.

Xar graduated, along with a class of five hundred others, in the year 2534. While his academics were not worth rewarding, to say the least, he received the Constance, an award in the form of an elegant of a small buckler shield, for his brilliance in combat situations.

Conscription

After a well deserved two-and-a-half months of rest time with family on Myriadica, Xar was conscripted into the Imperial Army and was taken back to Third Harmony, where training began the moment the recruits touched the ground. The class, which consisted of around two thousand cadets, was painstakingly broken by their instructors on the second day after a twenty-kilometer exposition comprising equal amounts of running and swimming. Xar was somewhat shocked that he was in the fastest quarter; he had always assumed he was only lucky at Madévan.

His first true test would be encountered some ten weeks afterward. He now matured into a warrior, almost fully prepared for battle. A traditional, final test for cadets is a challenged nicknamed the gauntlet. Teams of four trainees, each member armed with a single metal spear, must venture into a forest before identifying, tracking, and killing as many as sixty criminal Unggoy, the bulk of which were routers, armed with basic plasma weaponry. Xar's team unsurprisingly performed at a near-flawless level, which was expected from the teams. While none of them were named leader, Xar efficiently directed his peer in multiple flanking and blitz maneuvers.

First Blood

Main article: Battle of Arborea
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Xar sweeps a building on Arborea.

Upon completion of training, Xar was shipped out to the "frontlines" of the War of Vain Attrition, known then as the Final Crusade. He was assigned a base position aboard the Conspicuous Traverser; at less than a decade in age, it was considered a relatively new vessel of the fleet. It was organized into a "fast" task force, which consisted of two destroyers and itself, the flagship. They were promptly deployed to the planet known simply as 154-29 (UNSC designation Arborea). Upon arrival in mid-2535, it was discovered that any potential artifacts of Forerunner origin had been hidden or destroyed, in addition to a modest portion of the Human populace.

The planet still boasted a modest orbital force of nearly twenty ships, none greater than half a kilometer in size. The task force quickly overwhelmed this defense group with its powerful directed energy arsenal. Before the frail security fleet was completely shattered, though, the Traverser had already begun to flood the assumed capital city with hundreds of preliminary assault troops while simultaneously disabling the three space tethers within the vicinity of the vessel. During this time, Xar only waited in the grav-bay, anxious to see true Human life for the first time (he had seen their planets and warriors before, though it was widely known that most pictures and videos were exaggerated and/or modified). As he prepared to man the turret of a Shadow transport designated Scout 195, however, the cruiser was rocked by an external force.

Little did the occupants of the massive bay know, a ground-based mass driver cannon slammed a "crude" projectile into the Traverser's port side, disemboweling a modest portion of two modular sections. Just as the pod that sustained the greatest damage was jettisoned, Xar's Shadow began its descent to the surface alongside an accompaniment of two Ghost RAVs, four Sangheili enlistees, and more than twenty Unggoy. As they reached the midpoint of the drop, however, a team of Human marksmen began a hail of sustained fire on the assault team. They effectively killed one of the Ghost pilots as well as a handful of Unggoy before they were concealed behind the high-rise buildings.

"Your blood is with the land. Your soul is of a dastard. May you perish with this world."
―'Mantakree


Once ground-side, the Shadow transport, which carried a combat team of Sangheili and Unggoy, swooped into a narrow access road to avoid ambush fire by the crafty Human remnants; a mentally overwhelmed unleashed an inefficient flurry of fire behind the vehicle, a hesitation which drew a light reprimand from the pilot. It was too late, though, as a Scorpion tank had caught wind of this potentially fatal mistake and began pursuing Scout 195. The behemoth, tracked vehicle's first shot from its primary gun missed and smashed into an adjacent building, spewing debris over the Shadow. As Xar began to fire back, one of the Sangheili on the troop rack snatched a fuel rod gun from an Unggoy and fired a powerful volley at the Scorpion, incapacitating its main gun and auto-cannon.

Just as they exited back to the main roadway, the vehicle was ambushed by a UNSC heavy weapons team, which incapacitated the pilot and disabled the forward repulsors, forcing Xar to jump from the wreckage and find cover. He armed himself with a repeater and took cover in a building. As he swept the ground floor, a lone Human soldier stabbed Xar in the back with a blade, though before the small sentient could make another move, he turned and smashed its face in with his elbow; his first kill. Without hesitating, he ran to a window and began firing upon other hostiles in the adjacent buildings and roads. Before long, a Sangheili-led Unggoy squad arrived and led the half-worried rookie to a small medical camp, where his stab wound was assessed. As the city was largely cleared before he was released, he would not return to any sort of direct combat, instead ascending back to the cruiser, which proceeded to glass a paltry expanse of the broken colony's terrestrial crust.

Assault on Kholo

Over the next few years, Xar began to grow "comfortable" with the fray of war. At the same time, however, he was beginning to develop the first signs of post-traumatic stress disorder; this was a rare occurrence among Sangheili operators, which was due in part to their natural tolerance for unusual amounts of gore or violence, though it still lurked in the minds of wary soldiers, nonetheless.

By 2538, the small task force regrouped with the much larger Fleet of Righteous Vigilance, which at the time comprised well over thirty vessels. After receiving an extending refitting at an undisclosed location, the fleet turned to their next objective: the UNSC colony world Kholo. After sending a sending a forward reconnaissance echelon to destroy light naval defenses and scout the world's surface, the main fleet followed up with a full-scale assault on the hapless, alien world. While a small handful of vessels began preliminary glassing operations, another portion of the fleet was quick to begin the deployment of infantry forces to the surface, including 'Mantakree.

Before secure gravity lift zones were established, a number of infantry drop pods and dropships descended to clear designated areas of immediate hostilities. Xar was assigned to a standard lance that comprised half the capacity of a Spirit dropship. Said dropship was successfully able to land its occupants within the heart of a small metropolis, though it lost its ventral plasma cannon to anti-aircraft fire.

Once ground-side, Xar realized there was but one objective to be carried out: scour the Human buildings for any sign of desirable information, and standing in the way of said objective was the local civilian population. Xar had witnessed cold bloodshed in the past, though his lack of experience, or a thick psychological shell for that matter, led to his opting out of participating in the outright occurrences of genocide. This time, though, his strong craving for honor turned the table; he swiftly took point in the onslaught and proceeded to kill more than fifty Human civilians and two militants, though his blind fury earned the warrior two bullet wounds in his thigh. Before long, the decisively victorious forces were called back to orbit, having been to late to salvage any crucial data, and a modest amount of the planet's surface was glassed. This was done not only as a testament to the might of the Empire, but also to destroy resources that could have been salvaged by UNSC forces.

Raid on Herskall

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'Mantakree sprints through a hail of gunfire.

Just days after leaving war-torn Kholo, the fleet stumbled upon another occupied world. This one, known to the Humans as Herskall, was greater in population and appeared to be much more fortified against an alien siege. The defending formation, while lightly shaken by a recent Kig Yar pirate attack, posed a somewhat legitimate threat to the Imperial fleet.

During the opening moments of the ensuing engagement, a handful of assaulting capital ships, including the Conspicuous Traverser, were able to avoid orbital defenses and come to rest at suborbital altitudes while the bulk of the fleet directly targeted the Human warships. Deployed to the ground via Orbital Insertion Pod, Xar 'Mantakree swiftly helped to secure multiple landing zones before proceeding to disable local anti-aircraft batteries. Before long, an excavation team was deployed to investigate a positive tag on potential Forerunner artifacts. With the area secure, Xar boarded the passenger seat of a Type-46 Spectre as a massive vehicle column prepared to lay siege to an ONI operations base.

Upon arrival at the compound, the convoy discovered that the witty Human defenders destroyed the building, leaving almost nothing of tactical value behind. Just as the vehicle company prepared to move out, however, a storm of orbital bombardment, reportedly by two UNSC_frigates, rained down upon them. Consequently, only twelve of the eighty initial personnel were left standing. After salvaging what the Covenant force could find useful, they made an attempt to trek back to secure territory.

Meanwhile, in the space surrounding the planet, the Fleet of Righteous Vigilance proved successful once again, though at a cost: thirty percent of its ships were destroyed or in need of major repair. Nevertheless, the fleet glassed the vast majority of Herskall's landmass amid self-made repairs.

Realization

By 2544, the Covenant had apparently sealed the fate of Humanity, having destroyed and/or captured forty-eight percent of the latter's controlled worlds. Xar, now a battle-hardened Ultra, was granted the commanding role of the Z'Faen Warrior Crèche, a smaller crèche that had earned a plaguing reputation of botched victories and embarrassing defeats.

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Crusade on Miridem

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Zealotry

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Xar dons his freshly attained armor.

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Invasion of Reach

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Destroyers glass the Viery territory near the battle's closing.

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Battle of Earth

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The Pathfinder descends upon Calcutta, India.

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Rise to Power

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Xar engages rebellious Kig Yar raiders, circa 2554.

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Medical Summary

'Mantakree's medical history was not that distant from what could be considered average. Thanks to the profound advancements in modern immunizations and treatments, Xar seldom contracted common ailments of any type. Although he was stricken with a chest infection while on occupational duties in 2550 for more than a month, he was able to function normally without the aid of medication. This, in addition to a dehydration-related illness in his elder years, was the only major physical sickness known to have affected him during his lifetime.

To the contrary, mental conditions had come to grow somewhat prevalent on 'Mantakree's health records, particularly during the latter years of his military service. One of the more prominent mental diseases to affect Xar was posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Although symptoms were present to a minor extent from an early point in his career, the condition worsened when he witnessed the destruction of his homeworld at the hands of renegade Separatists. To treat this, he discreetly consumed comparably large doses of antidepressants to cope with nightmares, hallucinations, and other symptoms.

Relationships

Romance

As with the majority of the Sangheili populace, Xar was known to be an openly heterosexual, and active, individual; he was also a monogamist, an increasingly popular practice with the advent of various civil rights movements for women. During his stay at the School of Madévan, it is known that he had a handful of temporary relationships with adolescent females from other schools (Madévan was an all-male facility). Only one of these couplings, however, was prolonged, which was with a similarly-aged girl named Amayu 'Foran. Considered his "childhood sweetheart," their relationship was more or less platonic, though they were still quite affectionate towards one another, as partially seen through letters sent back and forth. It is unknown what exactly caused their breaking up, but Xar's conscription is most likely at cause.

Orientation Controversy

While the fact that 'Mantakree had a number of romantic relationships with females, there has long been question whether or not the famed warrior may have been bisexually oriented. Various theories have roots throughout his lifetime, but the earliest find their evidence in his years at Madévan. Such allegations usually point to only one potential "partner:" a fellow student by the name of Tor 'Sevramn (the -ee suffix has been excluded due to his accidental death in training). First-hand accounts have made claims that they were together for excessively long periods of time held hands often (a Sangheili equivalent to cuddling in terms of intimacy), among further activities. However, due to a lack of necessitated research on the subject by any party, nothing can be comfortably assumed.

Etymology

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Xar's legal name has been a subject of debate for quite awhile among UNSC archivists. While he was known for the entirety of his physical by the name of Xar 'Mantakree, it is unknown whether or not he's retained his clan name, or his given name for that matter, from childhood. Predefined data suggests as many as one third of all "clan-dodging" Sangheili (those who are avoiding an actively pursuing clan, be it their own or otherwise) change their surname at least once in their adult life, while some subjects have done so as many as a dozen or more times. If his surname has indeed been changed, their is probable evidence to suggest he may have used the surname 'Kataku, the likes of which belong to a scattered lower class clan, at one point or another.

Further research by private historians have made claims that his surname at birth may have been 'Vadum, one of the most famous (and stringent) lineages that still retain formidable power on Sanghelios, the confirmed homeworld of Xar's parents. Furthermore, it is also likely that his parents have changed their surname one or more times since their self-exiling from his father's family. In this situation, the regal name 'Watin could also be considered.

Additionally, there is also evidence that Xar may have employed a false first name during his early adulthood on Third Harmony due to his initially unbeknown connections to an actively developing crime ring through mutual acquaintances. This possibility is the most likely as their is a small amount of hard evidence to support this; the potential alias in question was Kombet, although at one point N'tho was also considered before it was ruled out (it was later revealed to be the name of a close friend).

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Behind the Scenes

  • Xar was noticeably tall when compared to other members of his race. At nine feet, two inches, he is comparable to a Human standing at six feet, six inches when genetic variations and tendencies in Sangheili are accounted for.
  • He was actually quite fond of moderately educated Unggoy, though he was nevertheless quick to discipline.
  • His alias, the Seeker, is in no way affiliated with the Covenant AI of the same name.
  • His first name is a play on the Czar, an homage to his leadership skills.
  • While not my first Sangheili character, it will hopefully be the first I truly expand upon. As such, I intend his story to be a quite gruesome one (within reason) in order to capture the terror of their species in combat and otherwise.

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