The Governors of Contrition were a radical, fringe section of the Covenant Empire who believed that all creations of the Forerunners are sacrosanct. They also believed that the Flood were a creation of the Forerunner and, as such, a perfect life-form, and that it was the duty of the Covenant to protect and even embrace the Flood.
Despite these radical beliefs, the Governors of Contrition were apparently accepted into society, so long as their beliefs did not endanger others. Members of the group have even ascended to the rank of Shipmaster, like in the case of Tano 'Inanraree, but Tano 'Inanraree's beliefs led to his death during the Battle of Installation 05 when he wanted the Flood to board his ship, the Incorruptible. A junior officer by the name of Voro Nar 'Mantakree then killed him to stop the Flood from gaining control of the ship.
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (First appearance)
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - page 192