Battle of Fumirole

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Battle of Fumirole
DeliverHope - Battle.png

Conflict:

Human-Covenant War

Date:

April 22, 2552[1]

Location:

Fumirole

Outcome:

Unknown, possible UNSC victory

Belligerents

United Nations Space Command

Covenant

Strength
Casualties
  • One CCS-class battlecruiser
  • Several infantry
 

The Battle of Fumirole[2] was fought between the United Nations Space Command and the Covenant in April 2552 on Fumirole.[3]

The battle[edit]

During the Covenant invasion of Fumirole, a CCS-class battlecruiser was holding position over the colony's capital city.[4] Lieutenant Commander Kat-B320 of Noble Team came up with an operation to assault and destroy the ship with a Medium Fusion Destructive Device.[1] Supported by the rest of Noble Team, UNSC Army infantry and air support by UH-144 Falcons, she undertook the task of delivering the nuclear device into the ship herself. However, she was wounded by a Type-26 Banshee's Fuel Rod Cannon blast while on her way to the cruiser.[3] The blast also severely damaged her right arm, which was later replaced by a robotic prosthetic.

Thom-A293 was the first to arrive to her position. Seeing as there would be no time to wait for backup, he picked up the nuke and used a jetpack to fly into the cruiser through its gravity lift. Just before the nuke's countdown ran out, Thom managed to toss it into a hangar bay where numerous Unggoy were massing for deployment. Mere seconds later, the MFDD went off, destroying the cruiser and killing Thom.[3]

Aftermath[edit]

While the outcome of the larger battle is unknown, Noble Team was successful in destroying its target. However, Kat-B320 and Carter-A259 both carried extraordinary guilt over Thom-A293's death, blaming themselves for the incident, despite the SPARTAN's own decision of self-sacrifice. Thom would later be replaced by SPARTAN-B312.

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bungie.net: Noble Team performance reports ("S-293 was KIA during an OP that S-320 had put together [22/04/2552]")
  2. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 105
  3. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, Deliver Hope trailer
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint: Kat-B320