Retribution's Thunder was a Covenant Destroyer.


It was the first vessel under the command of Thel 'Vadamee who later became the Arbiter. It attacked the UNSC Destroyer Do You Feel Lucky? near Charybdis IX.

Retribution's Thunder self-destructed upon boarding by Jackal forces from A Psalm Every Day. Many of the crew fled the ship after Thel made a rhetorical statement in which he told them that now was the time to leave to weed out any dishonorable Elites and Grunts. Thel and about 3 members of his bridge crew survived, however, and were captured by Jackal forces.[3] It was commissioned under the Prophet of Regret directly to Thel 'Vadamee.


  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 146
  2. Halo Encyclopedia page 270
  3. Halo: The Cole Protocol
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