The Brutes have fought in the Covenant since before the war with the UNSC, but their deployment was rare. Early sightings of their deployment after the Fall of Harvest was met with surprise and confusion from the UNSC Spirit of Fire and her crew, while other Brute forces were deployed in small numbers to Reach. The first time the Brutes saw major action as a ground force was after the destruction of the first Halo Ring and the invasion of Earth by the Covenant. Here, Brutes appeared in many major supporting roles under the leadership of Tartarus. After a great deal of fighting, the Prophets announced that the Elites were to be terminated and phased out of the Covenant, being replaced with the stronger and more fanatical Brutes. This lead to a massive Civil War within the Covenant, as the Brutes quickly took the Elites by surprise and killed many. The Arbiter was able to rally many Covenant Forces to his side, and after killing Tartarus, he split off and founded the Covenant Separatists. After this split, the Brutes took full control of the Invasion of Earth, while they won many battles, they eventually lost the war- their Prophets all dead and their Great Journey forever halted.
After the Human-Covenant War, the exact fate of the Jiralhanae people is unknown. While some groups have splintered off and engaged each other in civil wars as they did in the generations prior to their adoption into the Covenant, a huge number of Brute forces were left in hostile territory after the war, and their warrior nature would not lead to retreat. Reports that a lack of Covenant supplies and troops, combined with the return to classic Brute Savagery allowed the UNSC and Covenant Separatists to gain the upper hand and push them out.
Battle vs. Wookiees (by Richard Starkey)Edit
Five wookies sit at a campfire, then a brute slits a wookie's throat with his knife(Wookies 4 brutes 5. Before he can look up from his kill a bowcaster laser hits him in the face(wookies 4 brutes 4). The brutes charge into battle, the chieftain turns his hammer around and splits a wookies head open with the blade(wookies 3 brutes 4). A brute guns a wookie down with his spiker(Wookies 2 brutes 4). But the brute slups over dead when a wookie runs him through with a ryyk blade(Wookies 2 brutes 3). The wookie leader beheads a brute with his kerathorr ryyk blades (wookies 2 brutes 2). A brute headshoted a wookie with his carbine (Wookies 1 brutes 2). The brute goes to report to his chieftain but is killed by a slugthrower shot (wookies 1 Brutes 1). The brute chieftain goes into a maddened rage and charges. The wookie leader drew his kerathorr ryyk blades and slashed at the brute but the chieftan dodged and brought the butt of his hammer down on the wookie's head. The wookie dropped both blades and held his head he glanced up to see the chieftain swinging his hammer (Wookies 0 brutes 1) Winner Brutes
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Battle vs. Krogan (by SPARTAN 119)Edit
A Phantom troop transport dropped off a squad of Jiralhanae and a Wraith onto the the surface of Tuchanka, along a road in the middle of a vast desert with scattered mountains. The Wraith rolled along, the Brutes in tow. The road turned around a mountain, as the Brutes rounded the corner, they met a Tomkah and five Krogan.
The Wraith fired it plasma mortars, missing the Tomkah, but hitting a Krogan and killing it instantly. . The Krogan Tomkah retaliated by firing one of its twin main guns, landing a hit right on the front of the Wraith and sending it up in flash of blue fire. (Wraith destroyed)
A Brute with a fuel rod cannon fired three shots at the Tomkah, impacting the vehicle and sending it up in a fireball (Tomkah destroyed). A Krogan sniper retaliated, firing a shot with his M97 Viper that blew the head off the Jiralhanae fuel rod gunner. .
A Jiralhanae with a beam rifle fired, the particle beam burning through the forehead of the Krogan sniper . Seconds later, however, the Brute sniper was killed by three shot from an M96 Mattock rifle to the torso.
The remaining Jiralhanae charged, firing a Spikers and Covenant Carbines they ran, however, all of their shots missed. The Brute furthest to the right, however, was hit by a burst of Locust SMG fire, depleting its shields and perforating its chest, causing it to fall to its knees and then face down on the ground.
A second Jiralhanae was killed when a Krogan fired his M451 Firestorm at him, setting the Brute ablaze and quickly scoring a kill. The final Jiralhanae fired its spiker, scoring a hit on the Krogan's flamethrower fuel tank, killing the Krogan in a ball of fire
The final Brute drew its Mauler and ran at the two surviving Krogan, firing two shots, one of them hitting a krogan in its chest, but causing little damage. The krogan raised its Graal Spike Thrower and fired a blast of large metal spikes at much greater velocity than the spiker. Some of the spikes impaled the jiralhanae, while others went right through it, tearing through the alien's flesh as they went.
The two surviving Krogan raised their weapons in triumph, before reporting in to their commanders, informing them of the encounter with the Brutes and requesting reinforcements.
The Jiralhanae were physically strong and well armed, however, the greater resilience and experience of the krogan won this match for them.
Battle vs. Clone Troopers (by Thebiguglyalien)Edit
"Come on, men. Keep moving. The base isn't far." The clones continued to slip through the trees, stopping only to make sure they were not being followed. This went along fine until...
"Commander, do you here something?" they stopped.
"A starship is coming in on top of us."
"It doesn't look like it. I've never seen a ship like that before."
The ship was coming down fast. It glided down until it was only a short distance from the clone troopers.
"Should we investigate?"
"Negative, soldier. There are guns on that ship. It's best to wait until we can get some backup."
"Sir! They're jumping out of the ship!"
"Private, if those are Wookies, than they're the tallest Wookies I've ever seen." The soldiers quietly observed the unknown creatures.
"I'm smelling something," one of them uttered.
"What? What is it?"
"Humans... they're close."
"Well let's find them!" The brutes drew their rifles, and kept them ready.
"Sir," a clone said, "They're going to find us! And it looks like they have blasters. Probably modified illegally."
"We were made to fight," the commander said, "So let's fight." The clones burst out from their hiding spots, and started blasting fire everywhere. The brutes spun around, and started shooting.
The clones ducked behind the trees, waiting to ambush the brutes.
"Throw your thermal detonators!" the Commander shouted. The troopers all set their detonators, and lobbed them at the brutes. This created a wave of explosions, hindering the brutes.
The brutes returned the favor by blasting a clone with a mauler.
"Men, they're breaking our front line, fall back! Regroup fifteen meters up!" The soldiers swiftly shot back and managed to get a solid line in front of the brutes. Then suddenly, a beam of energy, and a clone dropped.
"Snipers! Get d... AAA!" The Commander was hit by a sniper. The rest of the clones hit the ground to avoid the sniper fire.
"You hide like cowards," a brute rang, "We shall kill you!" They threw spike grenades, but the efforts were wasted; no casualties.
The brutes marched through the trees, firing their rifles at anything that moved. However, they were not coordinated, and the clever clones had an idea. They crept around the brutes, and came in from behind.
"FIRE!" the clones discharged their rifles, and some brutes dropped.
"You will not kill me!" The final brute jeered.
"I wouldn't be so sure about that," a clone said. He brought the sights to his visor, and pulled the trigger...
Though the brutes were strong, the clones were simply better trained, and had more efficient weapons. The brutes depended mainly on their savage instincts, while the clones relied on advanced military training. In addition, the clones were able to put in much more firepower in a medium range combat, which made up most of the fight.
Battle vs Predators (by Urbancommando77)Edit
No battle written.
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Battle vs Super Mutants (by Geekboy27)Edit
In a ruined Washington, DC, a group of six Brutes stomps down the street. They are trying to reach the White House, thinking they can find UNSC related information there. As they are walking down a street, they see a gang of six Super Mutants. The Chieftan, armed with a Gravity Hammer yells at them.
"You there! You will answer our questions!" He yells
The Mutants look up.
"We're gonna kill you!" The supposed leader yells.
The Super Mutants pull out their weapons, and run off in seperate directions. The Brutes spread out as well, growling as they they do so. A Super Mutant hiding in a building missing half of it's walls, takes aim with his Hunting Rifle. He takes aim at a Brute, hunting around for his allies. The Super Mutant takes the shot, and kills the brute instantly.
Behind him, a Brute with his Combat Knife at the ready, creeps forward. As the Super Mutant tries to turn around, The Brute charges forward, and sinks the knife into the mutants neck, and he begins slicing the neck.
Below, a Brute charges at a Super Mutant, holding a Mauler. The Super Mutant swings at the Brute with his Bumper Sword, but it does minimal damage. The Brute aims his Mauler at the face of the Super Mutant, and shoots all of the rounds. The Super Mutant falls into a puddle.
A Super Mutant behind the Brute attemps to throw a frag grenade, but a Brute spots him, and throws a Plasma Grenade at him. The Plasma Greande lands on the Super Mutant. The Mutant tries to pull it off, while running back. But the grenade explodes, killing two mutants.
The final Brutes all roar in victory.
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Battle vs Big Daddies (BioShock) (by Geekboy27) Edit
Five Brutes go down to Rapture to look for any leads for the UNSC and go to the underwater city.
"Ugh filthy humans living in filth" Says one Brute in disgust.
Sudenly, a little sister skips by and sees the big apes. One of the Brutes grab the little sister by the neck.
"Foolish worm!" Exclaims the Brute "Now tell me, where is the UNSC?!"
"Mr. Bubbles!" Screams the little sister
Two Rosies come out armed with rivet guns begin to fire on the Brutes. The big Daddys are followed by a Rumbler (armed with a rocket launcher) and a Lancer (armed with a laser gun).
The Brute Next to him charges at while shouting a war cry and shoots the Big Daddy with his Mauler but sees no damage. When he is about to pull out his Spiker, he sees the Rumbler shoot a missle at him which kills him instantly.
The Little Sister comes out from hiding, she giggles and with her syringe, she stabs it into the Brute Chieftans gut.
Winner: Big Daddies
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The Big Daddies won because of their weapons and armour were more reliable.