Buwan

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Buwan
Astrographical

System:

Tala system[1]

Orbiting:

Balaho[1]

Orbital position:

Primary satellite[2]

Moon(s):

None[1]

Societal

Species:

Unggoy[3]

Government:

Covenant (formerly)[2]

 

Buwan is the primary natural satellite orbiting the planet Balaho, the homeworld of the Unggoy. Located in the Tala system, Buwan orbits Balaho alongside the planet's secondary moon Padpad.[1][2]

Along with Padpad, Buwan was hollowed out by the Covenant's tithe fleets, the resources of the moons stripped to feed the assembly forges of the Holy City of High Charity.[4] The moon was the site of a Covenant hydro-processing center that harnessed Buwan's waters to refuel and power capital ships. The facility was abandoned following the splintering of the Covenant, though it continues to operate via automated subsystems.[2] Office of Naval Intelligence scans indicate that the moon was completely abandoned after the Human-Covenant War, though ONI continues to monitor the Tala system.[3]

The Shadow Master of Buwan is a skilled Unggoy warrior who served Yapyap the Destroyer after he rebelled against the Banished, training his disciples in ancient Balahoan martial arts.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit]

Buwan is the Tagalog word for "moon". Penance, the remake of Damnation for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, is set in a hydro-processing center on Buwan.[2]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Halo 3, "Bestiarum"
  2. ^ a b c d e Xbox Live's Major Nelson: News From Halo Fest
  3. ^ a b Eleventh Hour reports
  4. ^ Halo: Warfleet, p. 55
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint: Halo Community Update - Haze of Glory