Based out of the Sanghelios continent of Kaepra, Lodam Armory spent centuries developing components for Covenant combat harnesses. Eventually, Lodam Armory would combine their engineering efforts by creating their first fully in-house armor system, the Storm harness, which – along with a Ranger variant based on the same platform – would be employed by Covenant shock troopers carrying out far-flung missions on frontier worlds, and later produced in even higher supply to be exploited by multiple sides of the Sangheili civil war.
After decades of success with armor systems, Lodam Armory would branch out into creating weaponry – their first desire being to fashion a multi-role rifle meant to usurp the ubiquitous Plasma Rifle within the Covenant ranks. The result would be the Storm Rifle, a directed energy rifle that carried with it the heritage of their combat harness. While the baseline Storm Rifle wouldn’t be fully catalogued and designated until 2555 by the UNSC, its existence spans decades, and in that time, Lodam Armory produced several experimental and enhanced variants, some with a more… peculiar history than others.
Since long before recorded history, the Sangheili have given names to weapons that shared in their victories and sacrifices, imbuing their tools of war with honor that could be shared as gifts, freely given as oath-tokens, or used as immutable storehouses of glory to be passed to righteous descendants. Etchings and scars commemorate past trials and serve as reminders and tallies of accumulated distinction, attesting to elaborate sobriquets that separate simple weapons from arms of legend.
For all of its refinement and advanced technology, Fury is not fated to be passed down as an exalted Storm Rifle gifted to promising young warriors or kept polished in a Kaidon’s collection. In these unsettled times the line between a tool of slaughter and instruments of peace is often imperceptible. Fury’s creator was an artisan of sublime genius and skill, though he eventually shunned his family’s traditional ties with Lodam Armory to perfect the art of the kill and the craftsmanship of orbital assaults. In time, the artisan’s behavior became impossible to restrain or control, and his eyes became clouded in madness. His name, his titles, and the story of his death was stricken from Covenant records, and only his personal sidearm returned to his home in Kaepra, on Sanghelios, wrapped in linen and sealed with sigils known only to the highest ranking Zealots.
Clad in an immutable shell and seething with power that hinted at heretical modifications, Fury quickly passed into the hands of foolhardy Kaepra warriors who sought to use its power to advance their interests. Some found glory, others death, but all burned brightly . . . for a time.