Siege at Kolaar

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Siege at Kolaar
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Conflict:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

Date:

March 2553

Location:

Vadam, Sanghelios

Outcome:

Tactical Swords of Sanghelios victory, inadvertently leads to the creation of Jul 'Mdama's Covenant

Belligerents

Swords of Sanghelios and allied keeps

Unified Earth Government

Servants of the Abiding Truth and allied keeps

supported by

Commanders

Arbiter Thel 'Vadam
ADM Lord Hood
CAPT Andrew Del Rio

Field Master Avu Med 'Telcam
ADM Margaret Parangosky
CAPT Serin Osman

Strength
 

The Siege at Kolaar was the first of many assaults on the Arbiter Thel 'Vadam and his supporters following the end of the Human-Covenant War.[1] In March of 2553, an attempted Jiralhanae insurrection in Ontom led Avu Med 'Telcam, leader of the Servants of the Abiding Truth, to the decision for an immediate assault on the state of Vadam. Along with nine ships and forces from Nuan keep and Rtova keep, 'Telcam commanded the assault from the frigate Unflinching Resolve.[2] Eventually, however, the Unflinching Resolve suffered a direct hit and crash landed. Despite being caught off-guard it appeared as though the Arbiter would be victorious, however, news spread that he allowed humans to land on Sanghelios; this caused many keeps to ally with the Servants of Abiding Truth and the tide turned in their favor. The Arbiter was caught off guard and when his own reinforcements couldn't arrive on time, he reluctantly accepted Admiral Terrence Hood's offer for help in fending off the attackers.[3] The tide turned when the UNSC's new flagship, Infinity, arrived over Sanghelios and destroyed the rebel destroyer Defender of Faith before finishing off the rebel ground forces with a MAC round.[4] The UNSC Port Stanley, posed as a Kig-Yar pirate ship, destroyed a few of 'Vadam's ships in order to maintain the stalemate between the two factions, granting the Arbiter a Pyrrhic victory.[5]

After the battle 'Vadam entered talks to board Infinity.[6] The remnants of the Servants of the Abiding Truth escaped to New Llanelli to regroup. One month later 'Telcam said he would remain on New Llanelli until he convinced more keeps to join his cause or get enough ships to destroy those who refuse.[7]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Mythos, page 144
  2. ^ Halo: The Thursday War, page 114
  3. ^ Halo: The Thursday War, page 238
  4. ^ Halo: The Thursday War, page 302
  5. ^ Halo: The Thursday War, page 330
  6. ^ Halo: The Thursday War, page 405
  7. ^ Halo: Mortal Dictata, page 122