“But... here you now stand. This is my last fight. A true test of legends! Our story will outlive us both. Set a fire in your heart, Spartan! Bare your fangs! Fight hard! Die well.”
— Escharum[1]

Escharum is a Jiralhanae male who serves as a War Chief within the Banished. He led the faction to victory in defeating the UNSC at Installation 07.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

At some point Escharum rose to the rank of War Chief within the Banished. He is extremely loyal to Atriox.[1]

Reach[edit | edit source]

In October of 2559, Atriox gave Escharum orders to send his forces to the glassed human world of Reach to locate a portal to the ark in order for Atriox to return to the galaxy.[3] The portal system on the Ark had been disabled for the Banished during the ongoing war against the UNSC Spirit of Fire.

Escharum sent his forces commanded by the Chieftain Castor to Reach to occupy the entire planet as they search for the portal. During the search, Castor discovers a human presence on the planet, later discovered to be Blue Team, and realizes that the humans could lead them straight to the portal. While Castor and his forces track the humans, Echarum arrived in his Corvette to check up on Castor's progress.[3]

While an angry Escharum berated Castor for his slow progress, a flight of human aircraft was spotted heading towards the Menachite mountains. Escharum, reassured, sent squadrons of Banshees and Seraphs to fend of the humans while his men excavate the portal.[3] Eshcarum, Castor, and 'Gadogai (a Sangheili working for the Banished), enter the portal room to witness Atriox's return. The Banished leader arrives in a Lich and meets Eshcarum and his men. Castor reveals his intentions to leave the Banished behind and travel to the Ark to restart the Great Journey<ref name=SoR>. For this treachery, Atriox orders 'Gadogai to kill Castors as he and his men leave Reach on Escharum's Corvette. However, Castor instead convinces 'Gadogai to join him as they leave to fulfil the Great Journey.<ref name=SoR>

Destruction of Installation 07[edit | edit source]

Escharum led the Banished in an attack that defeated the UNSC on Installation 07.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Escharum will feature as an antagonist in the upcoming video game Halo Infinite.[2]

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