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Battle of Luna

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Battle of Luna

Conflict:

Date:

c. October 2552December 2552

Location:

Luna, Earth Sol system

Outcome:

UEG victory

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In 2552, during the Human-Covenant War, a battle took place at Luna.

Background[edit]

In October 2552, the Prophet of Regret discovered Earth with his fleet.[2] With the discovery, the planet was attacked by Covenant forces.[3]

Battle[edit]

Luna's skyhook defense complexes came under attack by the Covenant and were defended by ONI Security personnel.[4] Prototype versions of the ORBITAL-class Mjolnir were rushed into service[5] in order to protect these skyhook complexes.[6]

Other Covenant forces attacked Luna's cities to ensure that the UNSC would not be able to launch a sneak attack from their Lunar military bases. Most if not all of Jonathan Doherty's relatives died in these attacks.[7]

Aftermath[edit]

Both Luna and Mars got hit particularly hard compared to other colonies in the Sol system, although they both fared better than Earth.[7] Many habitats on the moon survived the Covenant assault relatively intact.[8]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 123
  2. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Cairo Station
  3. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Outskirts
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint: Halo 4 Interactive Guide
  5. ^ Halo 4, ORBITAL-class Mjolnir description (MCC)
  6. ^ Halo 4, ORBITAL-class Mjolnir description
  7. ^ a b Halo: New Blood, chapter 12
  8. ^ Halo Waypoint, Humans (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]