- "Damn the Antairious Family to the deepest regions of Hell!"
- ―Makdan 'Talek
An Ex Ultra Elite and a Master Swordsman, 'Talek is the founder of the Ēna Kātiņas. Before Joining the Covenant, Makdan was a servent of the Antairious Family, and secretly learned the art of Combat by watching Darfor Antairious train his Grandson. He soon showed off his talents and was enlisted into the Covenant Military. After the Schism, 'Talek refused to side with Humans and escaped Halo in a Phantom. He soon made it home to Sanghelios, and became a Mercinary to earn Money. Soon, other Elites followed suit and the small group became the Ēna Kātiņas. 'Talek now vows revenge on the Antairious family for "enslaving" him for all those years. After Thel 'Vadam's choice to become a Sangheili Prophet, the legendary Arbiter Armor was placed within the Sanghelios Museum of Science and Warfare. However, soon after the Kātiņas revieled themselves, the Armor was stolen and re-made by 'Talek. He is now called the Provocator by his followers.