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Bertold Vettel

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Bertold Vettel
Personal details

Species:

Human

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Spartan Operations

Service number:

92039-12039-BV[1]

 

Bertold Vettel was a SPARTAN-IV supersoldier of Fireteam Taurus in the United Nations Space Command.[2]

Biography[edit]

Post-war years[edit]

Over the course of the Post-Covenant War conflicts between 2557 and 2559, Fireteam Taurus, presumably including Vettel, worked alongside John-117 and Blue Team several times.[2]

Liberating Reach[edit]

Fireteam Taurus, presumably including Vettel, was deployed onto Reach in October 2559, during Operation: WOLFE. Alongside Fireteam Intrepid, they were to aid Spartan Commander Sarah Palmer in securing the Viery Militia's nuclear weapons during the Battle of New Mohács - to ensure the weapons could not be used during the fighting and attract unwanted Created attention.[2]

Installation 07[edit]

On December 12, 2559, Fireteam Taurus was onboard the UNSC Infinity when it was ambushed by Banished forces upon arrival at Installation 07. Vettel and the rest of Fireteam Taurus were pinned down by Banished boarders when Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, while escorting Captain Thomas Lasky off the ship, arrived to help.[3][4] Vettel then assisted in escorting Captain Lasky to his lifeboat.[5] Fireteam Taurus evacuated on Victor 321, and, under the leadership of Spartan Hudson Griffin, changed the landing zone to destroy Banished anti-air artilleries firing at UNSC crafts.[6][7] With sniper support from Spartan Nina Kovan,[8] Taurus disabled two Banished artilleries, and witnessed an explosion on the ring caused a fracture on its surface.[9]

By December 18, Fireteam Taurus have rendezvoused with other UNSC forces at the wreckage of UNSC Mortal Reverie, which had been found by Spartan Vedrana Makovich and designated as a UNSC base of operations.[10]

On January 23, 2560, Spartan Griffin led Spartans Panago, Malik, and Sarkar in an assassination mission on the Banished War Chief Escharum. Griffin left Vettel in charge of the UNSC forces at Reverie.[11] However, the assassination on Escharum failed. Griffin sent an encrypted message to the Reverie on January 31 before he was captured and handed over to Chak 'Lok for torture. In his message, Griffin warned the Reverie of an impending Banished assault.[12] Under the combined leadership of Vettel and counsel of Makovich, the UNSC forces at the Reverie braced for the Banished's attack.[13] Under the combined leadership of Vettel and counsel of Makovich, the UNSC forces at the Reverie braced for the Banished's attack.[14] Despite the preparations, the Banished assault under Chieftain Tremonius proved to be too much, and on February 2, 2560, Vettel made the difficult choice to abandon their position, knowing that it meant the end of organized UNSC resistance on the Ring.[15]

Over the next month, the UNSC lost all remaining Forward Operating Bases on the fragmented section of the ring. On March 3, 2560, Vettel regrouped with Spartans Makovich, Bonita Stone, and Theodore Sorel, and a few dozen marines. They decided to continue acting as according to the Rubicon Protocol: stop or slow the Banished by any means necessary and keep Zeta Halo out of their control.[16]

On April 23, Vettel ambushed a Banished patrol and interrogated them about the whereabouts of other survivors.[17] Six days later, on April 29, Vettel tracked down Griffin's last known location before his capture by Escharum. He correctly deduced that Griffin had been taken to Chak 'Lok's Tower. Vettel formulated a plan to take a transport skiff and slip through the defenses.[18] Considering the fact that his rescue of Griffin was unsuccessful, Vettel either escaped or was killed by Banished forces.

Production notes[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Outpost Intel #02 - No Entry
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 16
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Infinity's Approach #08 - Losing Ground
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Infinity's Approach #09 - Taurus
  5. ^ Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Infinity's Approach #12 - Abandon Ship
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Ringfall #05 - Priority One
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Evacuation #03 - Touchdown
  8. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Evacuation #05 - Overwatch
  9. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Ringfall #05 - Run and Guns
  10. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Reverie #01 - Home Away From Home
  11. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #02 - Those Left Behind
  12. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #05 - Encroachment
  13. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #06 - Drawing the Line
  14. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #06 - Drawing the Line
  15. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #08 - The Retreat
  16. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Scattered #01 - Rubicon Protocol
  17. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Scattered #03 - Inquries
  18. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Scattered #06 - Holding On
  19. ^ Halo Infinite, credits