TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
Q: What is the reason behind the atypical names of Field Master Re'gish Wamik and company commander Je'ddak Zule?
A: While the majority of Sangheili clan and house names incorporate an opening apostrophe in their presentation, some have names tied to heroes, battles, and legends that harken back to the earliest ages of Sangheili history. These more ancient family names often retain the quirks of a more antiquated Sangheili dialect.
Of special note, while Halo fans of heard little of Re’gish Wamik outside of his appearance in Halo Wars, his military career with the Covenant is much more well documented by the UNSC, as Wamik would eventually become a thorn in humanity’s side throughout the Covenant War. So much so that ONI’s War Games designers utilized field data on Wamik to create a boss construct for Warzone scenarios to test Spartan operatives against in the March on Stormbreak simulation.
Q: In the recent Blue Team B-Roll released over the weekend, we discovered that Kelly has an English/Scottish sounding accent. However, in the Halo: Legends episode "The Package" Kelly has a more Americanized accent. I was wondering why 343i decided to give Kelly that accent? Was it a piece of lore that managed to slip through, or am I wrong myself entirely?
A: There are several details of the stories told in Halo: Legends that fall more under the realm of artistic and stylistic interpretation, many of them already widely recognized by fans. This includes certain aspects of character portrayals, the voice of Kelly-087 being one such example. The accent and overall “personality” of Kelly’s voice in Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series should be currently considered the “definitive” portrayal of Kelly’s voice.