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Coral

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Coral
Astrographical

Orbiting:

CE-2-1239[1]

Orbital position:

Fifth planet[1]

Societal

Species:

Human (non-Native)[2]

Government:

Unified Earth Government[2]

 

Coral, formally designated CE-2-1239 e by the Forerunners,[1] was a human-occupied Outer Colony[3] in a system 42 light-years from Earth.[4]

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Known residents[edit]

History[edit]

Coral mining operation[edit]

At an unknown date, a Coral mining operation uncovered the tip of a Forerunner installation. The miners used explosives to excavate a depth of 30 meters, uncovering the undamaged tip of the installation. An archaeological expedition overseen by the Office of Naval Intelligence was able to dig out about eighty meters of the complex, which seems to be even more expansive. The complex has been described as made from metallic crystal, symmetrical to a near-atomic scale, and adorned with decorative artistic motifs.[5]

Human-Covenant war[edit]

Though the details are unknown, Taylor H. Miles reports having taken part in an engagement in the Coral asteroid belt.[6]

In late September of 2552, it was reported that Coral had been attacked by the Covenant.[7]

Post-war[edit]

Following the Covenant War, Dr. William Iqbal suggested reexamining the items, data and images from sites on Coral with the new context gained from the discovery of the Halo Array.[8]

Trivia[edit]

  • The only known residents of Coral, Kamal and Sophia, speak about their families forbidding them to eat pork. In addition, Kamal's surname (Zaman) is common in peoples of Muslim descent. Therefore, it is quite possible that Coral had a significant Muslim population.
  • The Halo novel Halo: Ghosts of Onyx had a working title of "Ghosts of Coral". This led to a great deal of speculation about Coral and its background. However, it turned out to be unrelated.

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