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Aranuka

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Aranuka is vast city-platform built above the original atoll near the center of the Pacific Ocean on the human homeworld Earth. The city of Aranuka hosts the Aranuka Space Tether.[1]

History[edit]

Prior to the 26th century, the island atoll of Aranuka had been swept beneath the ocean waves.[1] Of the four Space elevators that survived the war,[2][3] the Aranuka tether was one of them.[1]

During the Battle for Earth in 2552, thousands of Aranukan islanders were killed when the Covenant attacked and destroyed much of the original city-platform in their ruthless search for a supposed hidden Forerunner artifact. After the UNSC drove the Covenant away, the United Earth Government worked to reconstruct the city-platform as part of Project Rebirth. Despite it being restored into a tropical jewel of the Pacific, many citizens had not been eager to return to Aranuka after the war, and by 2558, the city still had a small population. In 2553, Molly Patel and her adoptive parents, Yong Lee and Asha Moyambe, moved to Aranuka from Wisconsin, URNA. Over the next five years, Molly adjusted to her new life there and also attended Admiral Harper High School.[1]

On October 31, 2556, the UNSC Buteo's Talon was docked with the tether's terminus.[4]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Halo: Legacy of Onyx, chapter 2
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint, "Space Elevator" article (backup link on Archive.org)
  3. ^ Bungie.net, Field Guide
  4. ^ Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop #3