The Jiralhanae are a race of Aliens in the unified conglomerate races of the Covenant that look very similar to Rhinoceroses, or Apes. The Humans have termed such warriors Brutes because they are, as a general rule, an extremely savage race.

Personality: Brutes are extremely zealous creatures, known for their willingness to cling to ancient, bloody traditions and are deep believers in the promise of the Great Journey and in the Forerunners. Their home is war-torn, and the creatures are known for their particular joy in vicious activity, complimented by regimented discipline.

Physical Description: Jiralhanae stand 2.6 m tall on average, have thick, gray skin, and are covered with matted, black, tan, or brown fur-like hair and some have short black colored beards. Their large, stocky appearance is most likely due to the gravity on their planet, which is about twice the gravity of that on Earth. As they age, the hair will change to a grayish-silver color which is a great sign of respect for all the Brutes. They have very sharp teeth and sometimes use them as a weapon.

Homeworld: Doisac is the name of the Brute homeworld. It possesses three satellites: Warial, Solrapt, and Teash, and is the fourth planet of the Oth Sonin system. The gravity on the planet is approximately 2.1G while the atmosphere is 1.3 atm. Surface temperature is between -15°C to 52°C. The estimated population of the planet is approximately 12.5 billion. Its habitat is described as being dominated by magma and magnetism.

Language: Jiralhanae

Example Names: Tartarus, Maccabeus, Lepidus, Garganturn

Adventurers: If found outside the Covenant, Brutes are likely to be encountered as part of a pack, and/or in physical professions such as mercenary, bounty hunter, etc.

Jiralhanae Species Template
  • Fitness 4(7)
    • Strength +1
    • Vitality +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
  • Athletics 2(3)
  • Culture, Covenant 2(3)
  • History, Covenant 1(2)
  • Weapon, Any Melee 2(3)
  • World Knowledge, Doisac 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Jiralhanae (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Language: Covenant Standard (Accented/Literate) (+3)
  • Natural Armor 5 (+2)
  • Natural Weapon, Bite 1+1d (+2)
  • Battle Rage (-2)
  • Bloodlust (-2)
  • Inconvenient Size, Large (-1)


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