A Reliquary is the Covenant term for a planet that holds a tremendous number of Forerunner artifacts.[1]

In addition to Janjur Qom and Sanghelios only two other reliquaries are known to exist: the first was likely the planet where the Sangheili and San'Shyuum encountered each other, a world in Sangheili territory with Forerunner relics;[2] the second was the human-colonized world of Harvest, which was glassed by the Covenant believing the Humans had destroyed or stolen the relics present, leading to the Human-Covenant war.

Both the San'Shyuum homeworld and the Sangheili homeworld of Sanghelios were Reliquaries, with their Forerunner Artifacts jump starting both their religious and technological progress.


  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 224.
  2. Halo: Contact Harvest, pg. 147
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