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Dr Who

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The Great Schism was an event that befell the planet Gallifrey long before the Gallifreyans took their position as Time Lords. It involved a war between the forces loyal to Rassilon and the female priesthood of the Pythia. The outcome of the war was the defeat of the ruling matriarchy and their banishment from Gallifrey but not before the Pythia cursed the Gallifreyan's with sterility. This led to a change in their reproduction with the creation of the Looms as their woman were no longer capable of giving birth to offspring. (NA: Lungbarrow)


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Halo

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Great Schism
Beginning:

October 20th 2552[1]

End:

Still ongoing by 2559[2]

Place:

Milky Way Galaxy

Outcome:
  • Eventual fragmentation of the Covenant
  • Peace between the Humans and Separatist Members Established
  • Formation of various Brute controlled Covenant Loyalist factions.
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The Great Schism[4], also known as the Covenant Civil War, was a major conflict between two factions, the Covenant Loyalists and the Separatists, which split apart between October 2552 and November 2552. During the Covenant Civil War, three major factions fought for victory: Humans and their Separatist allies, Covenant Loyalists, led by the San 'Shyuum and the Jiralhanae, and the Flood, which took over the Covenant Holy City of High Charity in an effort to assimilate the other warring factions.

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Seeds of Conflict

Even long before the start of the Great Schism, the Prophet of Truth had plans of replacing the Sangheili with the Jiralhanae, as he saw them as more willing and unquestioning pawns, while he despised the Sangheili, doubting their reliability and loyalty. However, he kept these schemes strictly to himself, and waited until the time was right. After Truth learned the location of the Human homeworld, he secretly amassed a fleet of over five hundred warships, entirely commanded by the Jiralhanae, at the command-and-control station Unyielding Hierophant. However, this station was destroyed by a group of SPARTAN-IIs who learned of its purpose; putting a temporary halt to Truth's plan.[5]

Soon after, the Prophet of Regret made a move Truth did not expect: having discovered a significant Forerunner artifact on Earth on his own, but unaware of the fact it was humanity's homeworld, he took a fleet of fifteen ships to Earth. Immediately after Truth learned of this, he sent the remnants of the fleet he had amassed to Earth, and gave his Jiralhanae troops orders to forcibly overtake the Sangheili in command of the remaining forces on and above Earth. When Regret retreated from Earth, his Sangheili-led ships in orbit still continued to engage the UNSC, but now without a leader. Only moments after, the Jiralhanae forces within the fleet and on the ground killed any remaining Sangheili forces, as Truth had ordered. They continued to hold New Mombasa until the reinforcements sent by Truth arrived. As High Charity and rest of the Covenant fleet were now on their way to the newly-discovered Delta Halo, Truth's move remained a secret from the rest of the Covenant. Regret, who would arrive at Delta Halo some time before High Charity and the rest of the Covenant, would serve yet another purpose for Truth; the final stage in his plan.[5]

Conflict Erupts

After the Prophet of Regret was killed by Master Chief, the two remaining Prophets, most notably the High Prophet of Truth, reorganized Covenant society, seeing that the Elites could no longer protect the Prophets due to Regret's death, they replaced the Elites with the Brutes as the Prophets' protectors. The Elites viewed this as a violation of the principle that the Covenant had been founded upon and threatened to resign from the High Council. They also argued that if Truth had not withdrawn the Phantoms that had been en route to Regret's location, the Prophet's death would have been prevented and the Demon would have been killed instead.

However, Truth further demoted the Elites by giving command of their Covenant Fleets to the Brutes. Once enough Brutes were in place, Truth instigated the war by secretly ordering the assassination of many ruling Elites. Truth also freed all of the Brute prisoners and pardoned them after release (Seen on the Halo Timeline Edict of the High Prophet of Truth). This was disguised as a Brute insurrection against the Covenant to the Elites, the Hunters and most Grunts. Loyalist factions were led to believe it was an Elite revolt. After the killing of the Elite Council members, war broke out on High Charity, the two sides polarizing quickly. However, this was at first a debate over orthodoxy and leadership. The true split occurred when the Elites learned the truth about the Halos and the Great Journey. Their disillusionment changed their goal from reforming the purity of the Covenant to actively fighting against it.

The split was not cleanly divided by either race or faction. Loyalists followed the Prophets and included Brutes, Jackals, Drones, Grunts and some Hunters. Separatists included Elites, with most Hunters and an unknown number of Grunts also breaking away initially. The only Grunts who actually remained loyal to the Prophets were the most devout followers of the Covenant religion (ex. Deacons). This might also suggest that the Grunts' "new found courage" in Halo 3 might have been the result of fanaticism rather than cowardice. There is some evidence to support this since there are a number of Grunts who commit acts that are anything but cowardly (ex. Kamikaze Grunts).

Sangheili-Human Alliance

The shaky alliance between the Separatists and their former foes, the Humans, was forged entirely out of necessity. The UNSC forces were on the defensive, and they had two common enemies that wished for their extinction: the Covenant and the Flood. The alliance of circumstance was forged in the control room of Delta Halo, when Johnson and the Arbiter were coerced to unite in order to prevent Tartarus activating Delta Halo and firing the Halo Array, which would have killed every sentient being in the galaxy, including himself and the rest of his race, while he, and the rest of the Covenant Loyalist's, still believed the array would only start the Great Journey.[6]However, the Arbiter persuaded the rest of the Sangheili to join the humans. While the two factions experience some friction because their alliance is based on the the enemies of my enemies are my friends concept instead of good political relationships they learn to work with one another for their mutual survival. During the events of Halo 3, the Elites fight alongside humans in battle.

The devastated UNSC Fleet in Earth's space were glad to accept the help of the superior Separatist Warships. The Elites' understanding of enemy equipment and Covenant's combat tactics proved invaluable in the Battle of Installation 00, where a fleet three times larger than that sent by the Elites was completely destroyed by the smaller force. Recurrently the heroes of battle, the Arbiter and Master Chief fought alongside one another many times in the desperate and long conflict. The Arbiter's presence at memorial services for the Master Chief indicated that in the wake of victory, Separatists and humans remained friendly to one another as they both had made tremendous sacrifices in order to stop Truth and the Loyalist forces, as well as the Gravemind and the Flood.

With Truth dead, High Charity destroyed, and the Ark essentially lost to the reborn Installation 04's firing, the remaining Loyalist forces remained active in at least some form, rebuilding their tattered strength to continue their war of conquest.[7]Even though the Brutes eventually collapsed into various civil wars, they still posed enough of a threat that Elite commanders kept up the offensive against them for at least another six years, even as they continued to lose irreplaceable warships and the war continued with no end in sight.[2]

According to the Bestiarum in Halo 3's Limited Edition, the Grunts were too indecisive to continue the rebellion and the true political motivation of the Hunters, if any, remained a mystery. Ship Master Rtas 'Vadum stated that Truth's Fleet was destroyed. Had any of the Covenant survived on the Ark or in the ruins of their Fleet, they were either taken by the Flood or killed when the unfinished Installation 04 (II) fired and destroyed itself and heavily damaged the Ark.

Timeline

2552

September 22:

October 20:

October 21st:

  • Jiralhanae-led reinforcement fleet arrives to Earth and starts the excavation of the Portal.[10]

November 2:

November 2-3:

November 3:

November 8, 2552:

November 17, 2552:

Late November through December, 2552

  • Battle of Installation 00.
  • All Loyalist vessels destroyed over the Ark by the Separatist Fleet.
  • The final Covenant religious leader, the Prophet of Truth, is executed by Thel 'Vadam with help from the Flood. The Master Chief stops the Ark from firing the Halo Rings.
  • High Charity is destroyed by the Master Chief after he overloads the city's main reactors causing them to detonate.
  • Rtas 'Vadum evacuates all humans and Sangheili via the Shadow of Intent, back to Earth.
  • The Battle of Installation 04 (II). Thel 'Vadam, Master Chief and Johnson battle to the control room of Installation 04 (II). Guilty Spark runs rampant, killing Johnson before being subsequently destroyed by John-117. Installation 04(II)'s Sentinels turned on the Master Chief, Thel 'Vadam, and the Elites. The unfinished Installation 04 is activated, damaging the Ark and destroying the entire local Flood infestation including the Gravemind. These final events ended The Human-Covenant War.
  • The Master Chief, Cortana, and Thel 'Vadam escape but only Thel 'Vadam gets back to Earth. The Master Chief and Cortana are drifting in space due to the portal closing. They are inside the back half of Forward Unto Dawn, and while technically MIA, are presumed KIA by the UNSC.[14]

2553

March 3:

  • The Humans and the Elites make a memorial near Mt. Kilimanjaro on planet Earth to commemorate those who were lost in the Battle of the Ark, while also serving as a small memorial for those lost in the Human-Covenant war. The memorial has the number 117 engraved on it in the corner.

2559

  • The Great Schism rages on. While the Jiralhanae wage their own internecine wars, the Sangheili themselves are gradually losing their fleets in a war of attrition, having lost the technical expertise kept exclusively by the Prophets.[2]
  • A Sangheili Shipmaster returns to the partially-glassed human colony of Kholo.[2]

Trivia

Sources

  1. Halo 3: ODST
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
  3. http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=h3plasmarifle
  4. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  5. 5.0 5.1 Halo Waypoint, "Ten Twenty" history article
  6. Halo 2, The Great Journey (level) Final Cutscene
  7. Halo 3, Assembly (Level)
  8. Halo: First Strike
  9. Halo Waypoint, "Ten Twenty" history article
  10. Halo 3: ODST, Coastal Highway
  11. Halo:Ghosts of Onyx, pages 244-245
  12. http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=16989
  13. http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=16989
  14. Halo 3, Halo_(Halo_3_Level)#The_Storm_Has_Passed_.28March_3.2C_2553.29 Halo (Level)

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Wars In Covenant History

San 'Shyuum Civil War (Age of Conflict) | Sangheili-San 'Shyuum War (Age of Conflict) | Struggle for Ideological Purity | Second Illumination | Taming of the Hunters (Age of Doubt) | Unggoy Rebellion (Age of Conflict) | Sixteenth Unggoy Disobedience | Human-Covenant War (Age of Doubt to Age of Reclamation) | Great Schism (Age of Reclamation)


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Starwars

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This article is about the Great Schisms. You may be looking for Jedi: Mace Windu, also known as "Schism".

Great Schism was a term used to refer to several different events that led to war between traditional Jedi and Dark Jedi with the final schism being between Jedi and Sith.

Schisms in history

Behind the scenes

  • The third and fourth Schisms remain largely untold. Their main appearances have been mostly in source books like The Essential Guides line of books. The fourth was originally based on background notes from George Lucas for the Prequel trilogy.
  • Although the Great Schisms were started by splits in the Jedi Order, which led to war or a great calamity, neither the Sith War started by Exar Kun, nor the Jedi Civil War started by Darth Revan are listed as Great Schisms.

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Great Schism
Beginning

7 ABY

End

30 ABY

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Victory for Novus Kamino Prime

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The Great Schism was the war between Novus Kamino Prime, Nat-ahn Mandrex's Traitors, and later the Yuuzhan Vong.

The war was a foretold in the prophecy made by ex-coleader of the Colonies, Nathaniel Kenobi, who had stated that the planets would be placed under danger, but a descendant of his would come and be there to eliminate the problem. Dark Jedi—at the time—Nat-ahn Mandrex had heard of this prophecy, but only a small part, and acted accordingly. The real blame for the war was trivial rivalries among the Kaminoans and Ottiumigons, a problem that should have been taken care of by the planet's Jedi.

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Beginnings

In 7 ABY, the Ottiumigons and the Kaminoans of Novus Kamino Prime had a border dispute. The Jedi were unable to reach a compromise. Seeming hope supposedly arrived when the prophesied savior came and resolved it. He was then elected leader of the Colonies, and many followed him, but the more cynical and conservative Jedi, Kaminoans, and clones adopt a wait-and-see stance. When it becomes clear that the savior—revealed as Nat-ahn Mandrex—did not have their best interests at heart, they formally broke ties from him and forced him off of Novus Kamino Prime.

He and his followers started a base on the former Ottiumigon homeworld Ottiumigos Prime. Weaker followers were weeded out, either by sentencing them to death or forcing them to cruel slave labor on the newly captured planet Kelakus.

Clone Commander Alpha and Jedi Masters Logh-Urr, Plett, and Amord were killed in battle against the forces of Mandrex. The former Minister of Communications, the Selkath Brashus, was promoted to the Leader of the Colonies' navy in the absence of anyone to replace Alpha.

He was not a military genius or strategist, but he could find ways to get the enemy to reveal their plans before a battle.

Over this period of time, there were many minor skirmishes, but Nat-ahn became more bolder with each passing year.

Salvation Comes

From 7 ABY to 29 ABY, the two groups warred for supremacy of the region. The Traitors felt victory was near, but the ever-optimistic colonists awaited with anguish for their real savior.

Their prayers were answered after Jedi Master Nathaniel Kenobi Solo found his grandfather's holocron and learned of the colony's troubles.

Immediately, he left and headed for the place his family had once called home, but his adventure was to take a turn for the worst, when a Rodian Peace Brigade member, Eutrus, passed on this classified information to his Yuuzhan Vong superiors. The Yuuzhan Vong quickly made plans to kill the unsuspecting Jeedai of the colony, before they could adapt as the Jedi of the GFFA had done.

Nathan's apprentice, Zossk Sadeet, learned of this and went to his last known coordinates to warn him.

Nathan arrived in the Ottiumigos Centrality and found his long-lost father, but learned that not only was he the false messiah he was sent to destroy, he was a Clawdite Dark Jedi. Thanks to the efforts of Ada Karr, Derran Karr, Kla, Olos Nah, Rozix, Crash, Sneaky, Tireal, and Flyboy, Nathan was able to escape, but both Flyboy and Kla were killed.

En route to Novus Kamino Prime, they got a distress call and an image showing that the Jedi Temple there was ablaze.

The group was able to relieve the weary Jedi defenders and captured most of the Dark Jedi who attacked. One of them was the daughter of Pandraxon: Wakdraxon.

Seeking treatment for wounds received during the raid, Nathan met his grandfather's old friend, Doc, and is given an update on the situation.

During Wakdraxon's trial, Nathan felt the voice of his grandmother admonishing him for not stopping the brutal torture of Wakdraxon during her "trial". He helped her up and convinced her to return to the colony, and her father.

Prime Minister Taun We and Jedi Master Pandraxon then granted him partial control of the fleet and colony. Nathan assumed his grandfather's role as Slag One and began campaigns against the Traitors.

The War

After a month of endless hit and run strikes, Nathan had had enough: now was the time to hurt his father. Unfortunately for him, Nat-ahn's child by his Zeltron concubine Dina had come into the Galaxy. Nat-ahn would name him Dal-tone Mandrex. Now unafraid that his line would end, he authorized deadly action against his estranged son.

Disobeying Brashus's order, Nathan attacked his father's fleet in a space battle and won. Impressed, Brashus offered him his position, but Nathan refused, saying that he is here to save them, not gain a position that would encumber them.

Zossk, meanwhile, encountered the Yuuzhan Vong above the world of Toola, whose native Whiphids had suffered grievous losses in battle. She fought the advanced agents and manages to flee with the Whiphid's fleet to Nathan, warning of the Yuuzhan Vong. Nathan, to the surprise of Zossk, laughs and thanks for the concern. He has already had his troops combat-ready for the Vong, equipping them with weapons supplied by his soon-to-be wife Jaina Solo.

Nathan devises a plan to end the war once and for all: while the main battlefleet, under Brashus, focuses on the Yuuzhan Vong, and another on Ottimumigos Prime, he will lead an assault on the manufacturing world Kelakus.

Endgame

The plans were drawn, the battles begun, the end in sight. The Yuuzhan Vong attacked Novus Kamino Prime, but thanks to Zossk and Brashus, they are easily beaten. Sensing defeat, Supreme Commander Vlek Shai, jumped to the Kelakus system, intent on causing as much destruction as possible.

The feint at Ottimuigos Prime is semi-successful, because Nat-ahn fled when he realized that is not their intended target. He found his son on Kelakus and threatened his new child's life, unless Nathan comes and lets them finish it once and for all.

Even though he followed the Potentium, the scared cries of his half-brother resonated through the Force, so Nathan accepted the challenge: winner take all!

Not the best lightsaber duelist, Nat-ahn used his shapeshifting and guile to try to win Nathan over. A chance mind probe on his part revealed whom Nathan loved the most and Nat-ahn promises to take very...special care of her. Since he had been holding back until then, Nathan let loose the fury of all nine Corellian hells.

Vlek Shai then came into the fray and attacked the two force-sensitives. Evenly matched, Vlek and Nat-ahn gang up on Nathan. The two foes almost subdued him, but remembering the promise he had given Jaina, and the cries of Dal-tone, Nathan found all the willpower he needed and conquered his opponents. Slicing the duo in six neatly cut pieces.

Aftermath

With their leader dead, the Traitors surrendered and received a full pardon. Nathan took most of the Jedi and clones to the Core, so that they can help in the retaking of Coruscant.

The colony began to thrive under the direction of the GFFA and the re-elected Taun We. Kelakus was relieved of slave labor and its shipyards made contracts with Alliance companies.

But, after the attack by the Reavers on the southern Outer Rim, Novus Kamino Prime was evacuated and became some of the many Survivors.


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