Class History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Great Schism[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Great Schism
Zanar-pattern ships were sometimes tasked with escorting Sinaris-pattern heavy destroyers. They often did so without fervor and could never be counted on to do anything more than their basic defensive assignment.
Human-Covenant war[edit | edit source]
The first UNSC encounter with the Zanar-pattern light cruiser was during the Battle of Chi Ceti in 2525. The ship inflicted heavy damage on the UNSC Commonwealth before being destroyed by a team of Spartan-IIs.
Post-war[edit | edit source]
After the conclusion of the Human-Covenant war, many Zanar-pattern ships were pulled from homefront duties to form the backbone of Jul 'Mdama's Covenant fleet. In 2554, Jul 'Mdama deployed huge numbers of them to Requiem. In 2557, one was destroyed by the Master Chief with a Hyperion nuclear missile from the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn.
Numerous Zanar-pattern cruisers would be used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Second Battle of Requiem. One would be deployed against Fireteam Crimson in the Skirmish at Two Giants. One would hold station over Lockup as Fireteam Crimson and Icebreaker Squad escaped captivity.
Design[edit | edit source]
The Zanar-pattern has been described as resembling "luminous manta rays." and are essentially a smaller and weaker version of the CCS-class battlecruiser. The Zanar-pattern and CCS-class are almost identical from the outside, distinguishable only by their difference in size and coloration.
Ships of the Line[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo, Page 72 & 73
- Halo Encyclopedia, page 265
- Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 41
- Spartan Ops - Episode 3 - Chapter 4: Shootout in Valhalla
- Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo, Page 61
- Halo: First Strike, page 167 -- "Two exceptions to this patrol pattern were a pair of light cruisers hovering over Menachite Mountain"
- Halo 4 - Collectible: Terminal Prologue - Location Unknown
- Halo 4 - Level: Dawn
- Spartan Ops - Episode 6 - Chapter 1: Escape Plan
- Halo: First Strike, page 205