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Human (non-native)


Bikon Government, representing the CAA

Technology tier:

Tier 3


Biko was a human colony world located among the Outer Colonies. It was home to the major population center Durban.[1] It was one of the first planets to be glassed by the Covenant, in 2525 or 2526.[2]

After the battle over the planet, the debris field was pushed over the northern pole by the Covenant to allow their ships to glass the planet unobstructed. After the Human-Covenant War, the fetcher Oliver Birch visited the debris field over Biko, retrieving a "saddle box" from the UNSC Dresden, one of the cruisers that had partaken in the battle years prior.[3]

Some of the SPARTAN-IIIs of Alpha Company, including Carter-A259,[4] came from Biko.[5]


  • The colony may have been named after Steve Biko, a twentieth-century South African civil rights activist.
  • While the colony's system is unknown, it is located roughly 24 light years from the Cygnus system.[3]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ i love bees, Queen's Diary Entry
  2. ^ Halo: Reach, Data pad 10
  3. ^ a b Halo: First Strike (2010), Tug o' War
  4. ^ Carter-259's profile
  5. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 70