Elias Haverson

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Elias Haverson
Biographical information

Died:

September 13, 2552 (revised Slipspace date)

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Hair color:

Red[1]

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Office of Naval Intelligence

Rank:

Lieutenant

 

Elias Haverson was a lieutenant of the United Nations Space Command's Office of Naval Intelligence.[2]

Background

Wreckage of Halo

Haverson was attached to UNSC Pillar of Autumn when it crashed on Installation 04 in September 2552. Haverson was among those evacuated via Bumblebee escape pods and managed to survive the battle on the installation. Just before the ring's destruction, he fled in a D77-TC Pelican with Warrant Officer Shiela Polaski, Staff Sergeant Avery Johnson, and Corporal Locklear. They hid in the debris field of Installation 04 until they made contact with Cortana and SPARTAN John-117 who had escaped in a GA-TL1 Longsword fighter.[1]

Reach

The Pelican and Longsword were not capable of slipspace travel, leaving the human survivors with no means of immediate escape. Thus, in order to return to UNSC-controlled space, they captured the Covenant supercarrier Ascendant Justice. Haverson gave tactical command to the SPARTAN, despite the former's superior rank. The survivors then traveled to Reach, which had recently fallen to the Covenant because of the Cole Protocol prevented them from traveling back into UNSC territory with a captured Covenant ship. While in orbit, Cortana had the crew join Ascendant Justice to UNSC Gettysburg, a frigate that was severely damaged during the invasion of Reach.

Haverson joined John to the surface of Reach, where the Master Chief rescued the surviving SPARTANs, Dr. Catherine Halsey, and Vice Admiral Danforth Whitcomb, who had recovered a mysterious Forerunner crystal. The ground team was soon attacked by a large Covenant force, prompting them to leave the planet. While fleeing several Covenant ships through slipspace, the crystal warped the space and time around their slipstream, creating an anomalous "alternate" slipspace. Haverson and the others were then forced to engage a small Covenant battle group within the strange dimension before arriving in the Eridanus system. Haverson then accompanied Whitcomb and his team to the rebel-held asteroid habitat of Eridanus Secundus to talk with Governor Jacob Jiles of the Eridanus rebels. Eventually, a small Covenant task force arrived at Eridanus Secundus, though the crew of the Gettysburg/Ascendant Justice were able to repel them. However, a larger Covenant force soon arrived, prompting the UNSC forces to leave the rebels to their fate.

Death

After escaping Eridanus Secundus, the Gettysburg/Ascendant Justice's crew discovered the Covenant repair and refit station Unyielding Hierophant, which was preparing a fleet of over five hundred warships for an invasion of Earth. The SPARTANs then infiltrated the station, sabotaging its reactors and prompting to explode; after this, Haverson and Whitcomb distracted the Covenant fleet gathered around the Unyielding Hierophant by destroying a single DDS-class carrier and broadcasting a video feed of the Forerunner crystal. The zealous Covenant commanders swarmed the ship in an attempt to recover the artifact. This plan drew most Covenant ships in the system close to the Unyielding Hierophant just before it exploded, destroying the station, Ascendant Justice, and over five hundred Covenant ships, as well as killing Admiral Whitcomb and Lieutenant Haverson. Haverson and Whitcomb's sacrifice temporarily but effectively delayed the invasion of Earth.

Haverson's name was later added to the memorial at ONI Alpha Site in New Mombasa.[3]

List of appearances

Sources

  1. ^ a b Halo: First Strike, page 49
  2. ^ Letter - Re:Haverson
  3. ^ Halo 3: ODST, ONI Memorial