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Designed in the late 2540's, the Sanctimony-Class Carrier was intended to be a replacement from its older counterpart. Though the Prophets were normally reluctant to "tamper" with the technology used in ship construction, a number of design modifications were made, making the Sanctimony-class unique among the Covenant fleet. After the Schism, most of them fell into the hands of Jiralhanae Covenant Remnant, though the Sangheili continued to operate their own, retrofitting them with superior technology/
"They look like a giant ring. So we just have to throw it into a volcano, right?"
"The central "eye" at the bow houses the Energy Projector. Around the hull's circumference is various plasma turrets and lasers. In the centre, its store of plasma is held in suspension for later use."
"Did the designers of this thing even know anything about space combat? The shape is horrible, and its weapons all point laterally - the top and bottom are both terribly vulnerable. I'm not complaining - it makes it easier for our ships to bring them down."
"I always preferred the older class. The Sanctimony-class is an example of what happens when the San'Shyuum meddled - it may pioneer some interesting concepts, but that's all. Its a terrible combat warship."