“Step away from that cash machine, or I'll blow your pretty head off!”
— Crone, to Sadie.

The Crone was a resident of New Mombasa during the Covenant invasion of Earth. In Sadie's Story, she took the title character hostage at the city's casino district.[1]


Needing to find a cash machine with a video phone, Sadie Endesha entered a casino. The casino was being vandalized by the Crone and other looters. Vergil generated fake police sirens in an attempt to scare off the looters; the Crone, however, recognized the noise as a "neat little trick" and continued to loot the building.

The Crone took Sadie at gunpoint while prying open a cash machine. When a Covenant Phantom landed outside, Sadie took cover, but the Crone continued to loot the machine. A Brute attacked, ripping the machine off the wall and pinning the Crone beneath it. Believing that the Brutes were after "her" money, the Crone attempted to defend it; she failed to fend off the attackers, and one of them executed her with a Mauler.

The Crone was evidently a compulsive gambler who felt she was owed the money she lost by the casinos and that this justified her actions. She also called Sadie a "lazy slut" despite apparently having never met her before, most probably because she was spouting inappropriate drivel in her maddened state.


List of appearancesEdit


  1. Audio log 10, Circle 4, Arc 1-3
  2. Halo 3: ODST, Credits