Early Military Career (2552—2559)
Battle of Installation 05 and Covenant Civil War
- Main article: Vadam Legacies: Breaking the Covenant
When Autel reported what had happened at Sanghelios to the Prophets of Truth and Mercy, Regret had already headed for Earth to find the Ark. Truth had been apparently surprised at what the Jiralhanae had done and assured him that they were once again under his control. Autel was then transferred to the Special Operations unit for his services. He later witnessed Thel 'Vadam's trial and his apparent death, but later realized that he had been given the rank of Arbiter, and helped him on a mission to kill Heretic Sangheili. Autel was greatly shocked when he discovered that their leader was Sesa 'Refumee.
When Regret was forced to retreat from Earth and sent a transmission to Threshold, the Covenant fleet headed for Substance. They later discovered a second Halo ring was in the system the Prophet had arrived in, but on Truth's orders had not stopped SPARTAN-117 from killing the Hierarch. Autel also discovered that Fira, along with a small group of Sangheili recruits had been stranded in the system and taken refuge on the ring for a while.
A virus had been detected in High Charity, and Autel eventually traced it to the Jiralhanae. Around the same time, Rtas 'Vadumee sent a message announcing that Arbiter Thel 'Vadamee had been killed by Tartarus, and a war erupted in the city. Autel and a group of Sangheili led by Usze 'Tahamee managed to make it to the surface, and linked up with the Commander. When Autel and 'Vadumee met Thel at the Control Centre, who was very much alive, the former helped him find and kill Tartarus. After the Arbiter headed for Earth with Sergeant Major Avery J. Johnson and Commander Miranda Keyes, he remained on Halo to deal with the Flood and gather Sangheili and human forces.
Autel, along with 'Vadumee, First Lieutenant Joseph Forenson, and a platoon of Marines, launched an assault on the Jiralhanae cruiser Tenacious Predator, and planned to take control of it, gather forces in space, and head to Earth. Meanwhile, a signal was discovered from High Charity, which the humans recognized as an AI's signature. After taking the ship successfully, Autel had gone with a team of Sangheili to trace it and found Cortana. She recorded a message for them, which the squad took back to the Predator. The was set to leave for Earth when it was attacked unexpectedly by a Flood-controlled frigate, and the Sangheili and humans were forced to abandon it. The Predator later jumped to Earth and eventually crash-landed on New Mombasa with Cortana's message.
Battle of Installation 00
Autel was one of the Special Operations Sangheili who were deployed from the carrier, and was among the Sangheili that found the Ark's Cartographer, venturing on a high-risk recon mission to do so. He was part of the team that attacked the second shield generator, and was part of the assault on the Citadel. Just like with Randall's demise, he had felt remorse for the Master Chief's apparent death.
Conflict With the Fallen
- Main article: Vadam Legacies: The Fallen
When Fleet Master Rtas 'Vadum found SPARTAN-116 in space, Autel 'Vadam was assumed to be on board the Shadow of Intent, although he was never seen on board.
Autel was with Thel when the Cessation arrived at the rebuilt planet Reach. He had hurriedly returned to the Sangheili camp established there to warn the other Elites.
When the Spartans, Cephaus, and a Special Operations unit scouted out Reach's surface, Autel accompanied them. They had come across a group of Covenant Loyalists led by the Brute Chieftain Othreus, and had a massive battle. Autel survived, and aided Thel in the battle against Othreus.
After the death of Oberion the Great, Autel went with Thel and SPARTAN-116 to the downed Cessation to destroy it, and succeeded in overloading its core. He then returned to the Shadow of Intent with Thel.
- Main article: Vadam Legacies: The Rift
Autel became Special Operations Major and married Cyla 'Cazal at some point between 2556 and 2559, and had 3 offspring. However, they, along with thousands of other newborns, were kidnapped by the Sangheili separatist group, The Fallen. Thel asked the UNSC to help them track down the leader, and 19 Spartans were sent. When a Vadam elder found out that the Fallen leader, Isto 'Vadum, was headed to Earth, the humans were taken into custody, and forced to run a trial. Autel became greatly resentful of this, stating that they were very distrustful of the UNSC after theyd helped the Sangheili so much, and suffered so much at the hands of the Covenant. He did everything he could to prove that the humans didn't have anything to do with the Fallen, and was successful.
Afterward, Autel accompanied the Spartans and a group of Sangheili back to Earth, launching an assault on Isto's corvette, and found the newborns. He later returned to Sanghelios with them.
Later Military Career (2559—present)
Zeta-9 and Meeting with Phoenix Team
- "After I witnessed a mass slaughter of Sangheili recruits by the Jiralhanae, I told myself I would help any warrior I deemed worth the effort."
- ―Autel to Wings-D339
A Covenant outpost world where Autel, now a commando (Special Operations officer) assisted a young Phoenix team in destroying a Covenant outpost. Autel quickly came to admire Wings-D339's genius ability to intuitively pick out the proper targets and the path to get there. During the battle Wings was grievously wounded, and Autel and his team, along with the remaining Spartans, held the line long enough for medevac to arrive. This event ensured Phoenix team's trust in Autel.
Siege of Alpha-Alpha-Golf and the Battle for Kennedy Space Port
|Special Operations Commander Autel 'Vadam, left, wearing an Adaptable Skin Membrane that renders his skin almost completely identical to most Sangheili's.
Autel and his team were flown in with Phoenix and Hawk Teams. The three special operations teams were assigned to disrupt a series of convoys that were transporting weapons to the Covenant Loyalist forces on the front line. They succeeded, and the Interspecies Union Forces were able to push through.
It was on a small, unnamed planet that Autel and Wings saved each other's lives. While Wings was being throttled by the Judicator, Autel threw himself at the huge Brute, and was wounded when it hit him with a gravity hammer. Wings immediately disengaged and carried Autel to safety while Peec and Fira held the Judicator off.
Later, when Wings attempted to get Autel off the battle field, one of the officers, who had a strong prejudice against Sangheili, and disregarding the agreements of the Interspecies Union, denied Wings' request to bring his friend to safety. The Spartan injured him in order to gain access to the proper medical equipment needed to save Autel's life.
Autel was later sent on a mission with Wings to infiltrate a small Covenant research base. The AI Deep Ocean had discovered basic blueprints for some kind of new Covenant super weapon. After sneaking their way through the base Autel and Wings uncovered plans on the new Covenant weapon, a Graviton Cannon, which could potentially severely damage or destroy entire planets. During this Covenant base raid Autel and Fira assisted Phoenix Team in grabbing more information on the Graviton Cannon, as well as collecting samples of its technology.
Autel 'Vadam fought alongside Phoenix Team yet again during several Fallen attacks on Sanghelios. He helped to stop a convoy of Fallen heavy armor dead in its tracks and prevent the deaths of dozens of Sangheili warriors and destroyed a major vehicle depot. During the Battle for Kennedy Space Port, Autel and his squad held one of three major streets that led to the heart of the city against an onslaught of Covenant foot soldiers and armor. They were supported by four squads of ODSTs and a company of Marines.
- Main article: Flight of the Phoenix: Book 2
In 2572, Autel was promoted to Special Operations Commander of the Sangheili after his predecessor Tico 'Serul was killed in action. He immediately adjusts to fight against a new enemy, the Path Walkers.
||Special Operations Minor
||Special Operations Major
||Special Operations Minor Officer
||Special Operations Officer
||Special Operations Elite Officer
||Special Operations Commander
Appearance and Personality
- "You weren't raised like most Sangheili."
- "No, I wasn't."
- ―Autel 'Vadam
At Autel's first appearance on Reach, he was described as being "pale-skinned".
In 2552, Autel was very innovative. He hid his feelings well, and was able to quickly adapt to the situation when he realized what the Jiralhanae were doing. He made a few mistakes in combat, although this was because he did not graduate yet and had never fought Jiralhanae before. In a battle against a group of Jiralhanae Autel sustained wounds from the blades of a Type-25 Carbine, leaving his face scarred. The scars are only visible when he removes his helmet.
By 2556, Autel seems to have matured and is very quiet, becoming more careful with his emotions. He had joined the Sangheili Special Operations unit more or less in 2552. While other Elites may taunt their enemies and gloat, he would merely remain silent. This differs from Thel's personality in the canon novel Halo: The Cole Protocol. He is a very disciplined and excellent soldier. Autel is also very obedient and honourable, but also tends to see things in hindsight.
Autel is considerably more friendly towards humans than most Sangheili, whom still had hostile feelings towards them even after the Human-Covenant war. His eyes tend to deepen to a shade of red when he is angry.
- This page was Sona's first Sangheili character article. Strangely, there has been little revision in terms of personality or virtue.
- This article scored 11 on the Universial Gary-Stu Test
, which means that perhaps Autel needs to have more Gary-Stu traits.