Elysium City

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Elysium City
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Eridanus II

Notable events:

Birthplace of John-117

Governed by:


Elysium City is an urban center located on the planet Eridanus II.


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Primary Education Facility Number 119 in Elysium City

In 2513, M-EDF 9/21/1, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Ponder, had an operation in Elysium City. M-EDF 9/21/1 was ordered by FLEETCOM to neutralize the second-in-command to the Insurrectionist leader, Colonel Robert Watts. Against FLEETCOM's insistence on a show of force, Ponder attempted to personally speak to family members of the second-in-command, when a M-EDF 9/21/1 sharpshooter took a hasty shot, completely collapsing the situation.[1]

Elysium City was also the city in which John-117 grew up, before he was chosen for the Spartan-II project and replaced with a flash clone. John originally attended school at Elysium City Primary Education Facility No. 119, where he met both Dr. Halsey and Jacob Keyes in 2517. The school had a substantial playground, including Gravball courts, and a grassy hill were John-117 played King of the Hill.[2]

In 2525, an insurrectionist attack on a nightclub resulted in the deaths of a number of innocent civilians as well as one Colonial Military Authority pilot, sending another into a coma. The resulting investigation into poor management and guarding of military equipment on the CMA's part would be one of the causes of the organization's downfall.[3]

Elysium City, along with the rest of Eridanus II, was glassed by the Covenant in 2530.[4]

By 2557, the city had been rebuilt to a certain amount, as Nova Austin Station offered flights to the city from Mindoro.


  • The city's law enforcement agency was called the Elysium City Law Enforcement.
  • Elysium has strong links with the trends of the Halo series, especially through its name. "Elysium" was a Latinization of the Greek word "Elysion," which meant paradise. In Greek mythology, the Elysium Fields were a series of areas where the virtuous dead could exist in happiness.


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