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12/1/2012 3:55:32 AM
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What happened to the San Shyuum?

As most of us should know the Prophets disappeared shortly after Truth was killed. There was only a population of a few thousand and they basically gave all of their technological expertise to the Brutes and then vanished completely. Now what could have happened to these San Shyuum? 900 or so people is enough to replenish a population, but their genetics would be Hell and the species has the very possible chance of extinction. However, there is another interesting thought. The Huragok left around the same time. There were only a few left that hadn't disappeared entirely and only a few of those were Covenant in origin. Could the Huragok have gone with the San Shyuum? Something to think about. I doubt that this problem would be addressed in the new trilogy since 343i has decided to market the Forerunners heavily as the new enemy. I think the disappearance of the San Shyuum could be a reason to make a whole other trilogy of games. Many of you might not like that, but hey Halo still has some story potential. Imagine. A rejuvenated San Shyuum race coming back to reclaim their empire after years of dormancy. A moderately good way to start a new story.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sandtrap [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Aang the Avatar Why were most of them eradicated? Like why were there so few of them, and how did they achieve such powerful positions?[/quote]nearly all of them lived on high charity. Need I say more about how they all died? as for the rest, they won a war against the elites thousands of years ago, and formed the covenant. Prophets are the religious leaders, elites are the military might. [/quote] Actually, the way I hear it was a stalemate. Sort of a "we both have guns pointed at each other's heads" scenario. Then somebody got an idea and they formed an alliance. Any prophets not on High Charity likely suffered as well, as seen in The Return.[/quote]The prophets made themselves the political and religious leaders. That doesn't sound like a stalemate to me.
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  • I think they will or have gone extinct without their technology or more numbers.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Aang the Avatar Why were most of them eradicated? Like why were there so few of them, and how did they achieve such powerful positions?[/quote]nearly all of them lived on high charity. Need I say more about how they all died? as for the rest, they won a war against the elites thousands of years ago, and formed the covenant. Prophets are the religious leaders, elites are the military might. [/quote] Actually, the way I hear it was a stalemate. Sort of a "we both have guns pointed at each other's heads" scenario. Then somebody got an idea and they formed an alliance. Any prophets not on High Charity likely suffered as well, as seen in The Return.
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  • IIRC, they are either extinct or very close to it. The Prophets were on High Charity and that got infected. They were the only survivors from their homeworld, which is gone. Even after several thousand years, they had to have an extremely important breeding program to make sure their species survived, so I doubt any survivors will be able to sustain a population.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ArtooFeva [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 Yet everybody has forgotten that the San Shyumm were split into two groups and we have only been focused on one.[/quote]The original group was presumably killed when their sun went supernova I believe. [/quote]They could have lied about that. It's likely the San Shyuum would have told the Sangheili about their homeworld's destruction. But come on it could be the perfect fallback plan if something happened to High Charity. They are a pretty slimy bunch so it's plausible.[/quote]Fallback plan? For who? The Stoics and Reformists were at odds. I don't think the Stoics would welcome them back, assuming then planet didn't blow up. However a lie as big as "the sun went supernova and destroyed a planet" is a pretty big lie to cover up.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 Yet everybody has forgotten that the San Shyumm were split into two groups and we have only been focused on one.[/quote]The original group was presumably killed when their sun went supernova I believe. [/quote]They could have lied about that. It's likely the San Shyuum would have told the Sangheili about their homeworld's destruction. But come on it could be the perfect fallback plan if something happened to High Charity. They are a pretty slimy bunch so it's plausible.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 Yet everybody has forgotten that the San Shyumm were split into two groups and we have only been focused on one.[/quote]The original group was presumably killed when their sun went supernova I believe.
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  • Most of them died off -the survivors mysteriously disappeared.
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  • Yet everybody has forgotten that the San Shyumm were split into two groups and we have only been focused on one.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Aang the Avatar Why were most of them eradicated? Like why were there so few of them, and how did they achieve such powerful positions?[/quote]nearly all of them lived on high charity. Need I say more about how they all died? as for the rest, they won a war against the elites thousands of years ago, and formed the covenant. Prophets are the religious leaders, elites are the military might.
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  • Most if not all prophets were on either high charity or covenant ships so when the flood took over high charity most prophets would have been killed. Any left probably didn't have much political power.
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  • Why were most of them eradicated? Like why were there so few of them, and how did they achieve such powerful positions?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Gamma617g Interesting numbers OP. Most people on this board seem to disregard the fact that the most populace concentration of San Shyuum was on High Charity and the species is all but eradicated. In the Halo 3 bestarium it states that only San Shyuum planetary Governors and extant priests (less than 1000 survivors) and such are the only surviving members of the species. And we can already guess how well things went over for those Governors. My guess would be that indeed, the San Shyuum species is or eventually will be extinct. Serves them right for provoking war across the galaxy.[/quote]This was my first thought. I was under the impression that all the San Shyuum aboard High Charity were slaughtered in the uprising. They're either extinct or can be counted in the dozens at best. Hundreds would be overly-optimistic for them.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Gamma617g Interesting numbers OP. Most people on this board seem to disregard the fact that the most populace concentration of San Shyuum was on High Charity and the species is all but eradicated. In the Halo 3 bestarium it states that only San Shyuum planetary Governors and extant priests (less than 1000 survivors) and such are the only surviving members of the species. And we can already guess how well things went over for those Governors. My guess would be that indeed, the San Shyuum species is or eventually will be extinct. Serves them right for provoking war across the galaxy.[/quote]Well if you think about it if the San Shyuum were able to group together which obviously some did since the entire remaining population is stated to have vanished completely there's some stuff left open. I could see the above user's post about cyborg Sam Shyuum coming to light if the Huragok are with them. Haha that would be awesome seeing a Prophet with cybernetic enhancements choking an elite. I would love that kind of story actually.
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  • Interesting numbers OP. Most people on this board seem to disregard the fact that the most populace concentration of San Shyuum was on High Charity and the species is all but eradicated. In the Halo 3 bestarium it states that only San Shyuum planetary Governors and extant priests (less than 1000 survivors) and such are the only surviving members of the species. And we can already guess how well things went over for those Governors. My guess would be that indeed, the San Shyuum species is or eventually will be extinct. Serves them right for provoking war across the galaxy.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ArtooFeva A rejuvenated San Shyuum race coming back to reclaim their empire after years of dormancy. A moderately good way to start a new story.[/quote]Buff Prophets? Sounds scary. D: Or do you mean technologically? It'd be interesting to see cyborg Prophets. I can already see a frail looking Prophet holding an Elite up by his throat. xD
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RakoKoro Books books books. It is suggested that the San Shyuum are hiding in a shield world similar to Requiem. The Huragok are currently being used by the humans and the remaining covenant factions. Mostly humans, though, they helped them create Infinity.[/quote]when was it suggested that the prophets were in a shield world? I don't remember that. Most of them are dead anyway.
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  • Nearly all the prophets lived on high charity. I'm sure some escaped, and others were somewhere else, but I doubt enough survived to sustain their population. There are likely a few scattered here and there with what remains of the covenant remnant (assuming there is one), but their extinction is assured. As for the Huragok? Nobody knows.
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  • Well if I remember correctly the San Shyuum left there original planet and voted to make High Charity there home and you know what to High Charity, flood infection. So most would have become biomass for the flood.
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  • Books books books. It is suggested that the San Shyuum are hiding in a shield world similar to Requiem. The Huragok are currently being used by the humans and the remaining covenant factions. Mostly humans, though, they helped them create Infinity.
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