- "Don't think of the blade as a weapon... use it as an extension of your arm. Let it reach for you, and you won't lose your hand!"
- ―Darfor Antairious
Grandfather to High Councilor Baracuss Antairious, Darfor Antairious was a great asset to the Covenant. He died saving a Fellow Elite, who was being attacked by a Brute Chieftain, during a Loyalist attack on Sangheilios. During his lifetime Darfor had been proclaimed a Master Swordsman, winning multiple dueling competitions and creating his own fighting style which he passed on to his Grandson, Baracuss. Darfor was once chosen to become the Arbiter by the Hierarchs, but he refused. He mated with a young Sangheili female, Zilec, who had Baracuss' mother Selteca Antairious. Selteca married Baracuss' coward of a father, Doricaan 'Balsorac. Due to his cowardice Selteca would not take the name of 'Balsorac. During the battle of Reach Doricaan was last seen fleeing the battle in a Seraph. No one has seen him to this day. Darfor had opened a School within his home, to train young Elites in the Art of an Energy sword. After His Daughter was killed he took Baracuss and raised him as his own. Soon before Baracuss was recruited, Darfor taught his Secret Fighting Style to him in hopes of continuing the Antairious name throughout the history of the Sangheili!